Shakespeare's mouldy tales: recurrent plot motifs in Shakespearean drama

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Longman, 1992 - Literary Collections - 201 pages
Leah Scragg's illuminating study looks at the way Shakespeare used and re-used particular plot motifs, such as sexual disguise and identical twins, in his plays. She examines the rationale behind this curious recycling of plots from older material, the way Shakespeare adapted such material and the different uses he made of it. The author's unique approach will enable students to gain a far richer understanding of Shakespeare's working methods, and the dynamics and richness of the Comedies in particular.

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