The Sources of Shakespeare's Plays

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Routledge, 4 kwi 2014 - 336
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.
 

Spis treści

I Introduction
1
II Early Plays
14
III Comedies and Histories
86
IV Tragic Period
158
V Last Plays
252
Notes
289
Index
315
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Kenneth Muir

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