Shakespeare's Dramatic Art: Collected Essays
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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Shakespeares Use of the Messengers Report
Past and Future in Shakespeares Drama
Appearance and Reality in Shakespeares Plays
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