Shakespeare's Dramatic Art: Collected Essays

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Psychology Press, Dec 23, 2004 - Literary Criticism - 236 pages
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First published in 1972.

Studying Shakespeare's 'art of preparation', this book illustrates the relationship between the techniques of preparation and the structure and theme of the plays. Other essays cover Shakespeare's use of the messenger's report, his handling of the theme of appearance and reality and the basic characteristics of Shakespearian drama.
 

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Contents

Romeo and Juliet Julius Caesar Hamlet Othello
11
Shakespeares Use of the Messengers Report
96
Past and Future in Shakespeares Drama
124
Shakespeares Soliloquies
147
Appearance and Reality in Shakespeares Plays
163
Shakespeare and the Modern World
189
Characteristic Features of Shakespearian Drama
198
How to Read a Shakespeare Play
214
Index of Authors
231
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