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Shakespearean characters from Hamlet to Much Ado about Nothing contrast prose and verse in a variety of ways and for a variety of reasons that can be very revealing of certain aspects of their personalities. First published in 1951, this book assesses the use of prose in Shakespeare's plays and, in doing so, asks larger questions about the playwright's technique and aims. Crane's investigation will be of value to anyone with an interest in Shakespeare's methods and work.
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- Date Published: September 2013
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781107624085
- length: 230 pages
- dimensions: 216 x 140 x 13 mm
- weight: 0.3kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. Shakespeare and dramatic prose
2. English dramatic prose before Shakespeare
3. Dramatic prose in later Elizabethan and Jacobean drama
4. Shakespeare: the comedies
5. Shakespeare: the tragedies
Appendix 1. A note on the printing of prose and verse in Shakespeare
Appendix 2. J. Dover Wilson and the text of As You Like It
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