The History of English Soliloquy: Aeschylus to Shakespeare
University Press of America, 1985 - 139 páginas
Provides a thorough survey of the history of the soliloquy, from the earliest forms found on pre-Biblical Canaanite tablets through the heights of Shakespeare. Shows how Elizabethan soliloquy evolved out of its ancient forerunners, and that Shakespeare dominates soliloquy. Of particular interest to students and scholars of language, drama and Shakespeare.
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