Shakespeare at Work

Shakespeare at Work

by John Jones

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Why did Shakespeare revise his plays? In a brilliant and pioneering analysis, the distinguished critic John Jones explores the critical and dramatic significance of Shakespeare's revisions. Analyzing such plays as Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, and Troilus and Cressida, he reveals the artistic impact of the revisions and their importance for our understanding of each play's moral and metaphysical foundations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198186885
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 03/23/2000
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 292
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1. The One Manuscript: Sir Thomas More
2. The Printed Texts: The History Plays especially, and Troilus and Cressida
3. Hamlet
Alas, Poor Yorick
What's Hecuba to Him?
The Heart of My Mystery
Denmark's a Prison
4. King Lear
Prince Hamlet and King Lear
The Seven Stars
Value and Meaning
Romance into Tragedy
5. Othello: Improving This Play

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