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10. Antony and Cleopatra

10. Antony and Cleopatra  

Stanley Wells

in Shakespeare's Tragedies: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2017
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Apr 2017
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9780191827297
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10.1093/actrade/9780198785293.003.0011
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Antony and Cleopatra is a great sprawling masterpiece of a play, rich in poetry, vast in imaginative power, in depth of characterization, in psychological penetration, in ... More
3. Romeo and Juliet

3. Romeo and Juliet  

Stanley Wells

in Shakespeare's Tragedies: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2017
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Apr 2017
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9780191827297
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10.1093/actrade/9780198785293.003.0004
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The story of the ‘star-crossed lovers’ was already popular when Shakespeare wrote his play, around 1595, basing its narrative fairly closely on a long poem by Arthur Brooke. The difference ... More
3. The Rape of Lucrece

3. The Rape of Lucrece  

Jonathan F. S. Post

in Shakespeare's Sonnets and Poems: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2017
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Sep 2017
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9780191787065
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10.1093/actrade/9780198717577.003.0003
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‘The Rape of Lucrece’ considers the range of sources—and their particular emphases—that Shakespeare may have drawn on when writing his poem, published in 1594: Livy’s Roman civic history; ... More
Shakespeare's Tragedies: A Very Short Introduction

Shakespeare's Tragedies: A Very Short Introduction  

Stanley Wells

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Apr 2017
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Apr 2017
eISBN: 
9780191827297
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198785293.001.0001
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9780198785293
Tragedy, including grief, pain, and suffering, is a common theme in Shakespeare’s plays, often leading to the death of at least one character. Yet such themes can also be found in ... More
1. Poet and playwright

1. Poet and playwright  

Jonathan F. S. Post

in Shakespeare's Sonnets and Poems: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2017
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Sep 2017
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9780191787065
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10.1093/actrade/9780198717577.003.0001
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9780198717577
‘Poet and playwright’ explains that, in many regards, the single most important point about Shakespeare’s double life as poet and playwright is how fruitful this generic crisscrossing was ... More
2. Titus Andronicus

2. Titus Andronicus  

Stanley Wells

in Shakespeare's Tragedies: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2017
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9780191827297
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10.1093/actrade/9780198785293.003.0003
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Titus Andronicus, the least highly regarded and most obviously dated of all Shakespeare’s plays, nevertheless has fine passages offering opportunities for great acting. It is ... More
4. On first looking into Shakespeare’s Sonnets

4. On first looking into Shakespeare’s Sonnets  

Jonathan F. S. Post

in Shakespeare's Sonnets and Poems: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2017
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Sep 2017
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9780191787065
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10.1093/actrade/9780198717577.003.0004
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9780198717577
Shakespeare’s Sonnets are generally regarded as the finest collection of sonnets in the English language, and ‘On first looking into Shakespeare’s Sonnets’ seeks to offer yet one more ... More
Shakespeare's Sonnets and Poems: A Very Short Introduction

Shakespeare's Sonnets and Poems: A Very Short Introduction  

Jonathan F. S. Post

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2017
Published Online: 
Sep 2017
eISBN: 
9780191787065
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198717577.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198717577
Shakespeare’s Sonnets and Poems: A Very Short Introduction introduces all of Shakespeare’s poetry: the Sonnets; the two great narrative poems, Venus and Adonis and The Rape of ... More

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