Two Gentlemen of Verona: Critical Essays [NOOK Book]

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Twenty-nine collected essays represent a critical history of Shakespeare's play as text and as theater, beginning with Samuel Johnson in 1765, and ending with a review of the Royal Shakespeare Company production in 1991. The criticism centers on three aspects of the play: the love/friendship debate.

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Overview

Twenty-nine collected essays represent a critical history of Shakespeare's play as text and as theater, beginning with Samuel Johnson in 1765, and ending with a review of the Royal Shakespeare Company production in 1991. The criticism centers on three aspects of the play: the love/friendship debate.

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Twenty-nine collected essays represent a critical history of Shakespeare's play as text and as theater, beginning with Samuel Johnson in 1765, and ending with a review of the Royal Shakespeare Company production in 1991. The criticism centers on three aspects of the play: the love/friendship debate, the low comic characters, and the ending which continues to bewilder critics and offers directors a special challenge. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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"Essential for undergraduate and graduate libraries." Choice
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134818372
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 2/1/2013
  • Series: Shakespeare Criticism
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

June Schlueter Charles A. Dana Professor of English at Lafayette College, holds a Ph.D from Columbia University. She is the author of Metafictional Characters in Modern Drama (1979), The Plays and Novels of Peter Handke (1981), Arthur Miller (1987) (with James K. Flannagan), King Lear (1991), and Dramatic Closure: Reading the end.

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Table of Contents

General Editor's Introduction
Introduction
Excerpt from His Edition of The Plays of William Shakespeare (1765) 3
Excerpt from Characters of Shakespear's Plays (1817) 7
Excerpt from a Study of Shakespeare (1880) 11
"The Female Page," from Disguise Plots in Elizabethan Drama (1915) 13
The Ending of The Two Gentlemen of Verona (1933) 21
Sir Thomas Elyot and the Integrity of The Two Gentlemen of Verona (1950) 33
Proteus, Wry-Transformed Traveller (1954) 49
Excerpt from Shakespeare's Comedies (1960) 59
Two Clowns in a Comedy (To Say Nothing of the Dog): Speed, Launce (And Crab) in the Two Gentlemen of Verona (1963) 71
Laughing With the Audience: The Two Gentlemen of Verona and the Popular Tradition of Comedy (1969) 79
"Were man but constant, he were perfect" Constancy and Consistency in The Two Gentlemen of Verona (1972) 91
The Two Gentlemen of Verona and the Courtesy, Book Tradition (1983) 115
Love Letters in The Two Gentlemen of Verona (1986) 133
"Metamorphising" Proteus: Reversal Strategies in The Two Gentlemen of Verona (1996) 153
Shakespeare's Actors as Collaborators: Will Kempe and The Two Gentlemen of Verona (1996) 179
"I am but a foole, looke you": Launce and the Social Functions of Humor (1996) 189
"To be slow in words is a woman's only virtue": Silence and Satire in The Two Gentlemen of Verona (1994) 213
Feminine "Depth" on the Nineteenth-Century Stage (1996) 223
European Magazine: 1821, Covent Garden, London: Directed by Frederick Reynolds 233
1895, Daly's Theatre, London: Directed by Augustin Daly 235
1904, Court Theatre, London: Directed by Harvey Granville Barker 241
1910, His Majesty's Theatre, London: Directed by William Poel 243
1956, The Old Vic, London: Directed by Michael Langham 245
1970, Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-Upon-Avon: Directed by Robin Phillips 249
1975, Stratford, Ontario: Directed by Robin Phillips and David Toguri 253
1983, BBC TV/Time Life Productions: Directed by Don Taylor 257
1984, The Young Company, Stratford, Ontario: Directed by Leon Rubin 263
1990, The Acting Company: Directed by Charles Newell 267
1991, Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-Upon-Avon: Directed by David Thacker 273
Bibliography 287
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