The Sources of Shakespeare's Plays (Hardback)Kenneth Muir (author)
Hardback 330 Pages / Published: 23/12/2004
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First published in 1977. This book ascertains what sources Shakespeare used for the plots of his plays and discusses the use he made of them; and secondly illustrates how his general reading is woven into the texture of his work. Few Elizabethan dramatists took such pains as Shakespeare in the collection of source-material. Frequently the sources were apparently incompatible, but Shakespeare's ability to combine a chronicle play, one or two prose chronicles, two poems and a pastoral romance without any sense of incongruity, was masterly. The plays are examined in approximately chronological order and Shakespeare's developing skill becomes evident.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 330
Weight: 544 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 31 mm
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