Shakespeare's problem plays: "All's Well that Ends Well", "Measure for Measure", "Troilus and Cressida"

Barker, Simon (2005) Shakespeare's problem plays: "All's Well that Ends Well", "Measure for Measure", "Troilus and Cressida". Contemporary critical essays (New casebooks) . Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9780333654279

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This New Casebook offers a wide-ranging selection of contemporary critical readings of Shakespeare's three 'problem plays': All's Well that Ends Well, Measure for Measure and Trolius and Cressida. Together, they reflect the diversity of late twentieth-century theory and the controversy that continues to be generated by the plays, and discuss a variety of key issues. These include the meaning of the term 'problem play', the historical context and political and cultural significance of the plays, as well as issues of staging and theatre history. The volume also provides a helpful introduction which guides the reader through the critical approaches, terms and debates, as well as explanatory notes for each essay and a useful section on further reading.

Item Type:Book or Monograph
Keywords:literary studies, history and criticism, Shakespeare, literary criticism
Subjects:Q Linguistics, Classics and related subjects > Q320 English Literature
Q Linguistics, Classics and related subjects > Q321 English Literature by period
Divisions:College of Arts > School of English & Journalism > School of English & Journalism (English)
ID Code:4166
Deposited By: Rosaline Smith
Deposited On:11 Mar 2011 15:43
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