The Oxford Shakespeare: The Two Noble Kinsmen

The Oxford Shakespeare: The Two Noble Kinsmen

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Based on Chaucer's Knight's Tale the central themes of this humourous and moving play are the claims of love and friendship. The introduction to this new edition offers an illuminating account of Shakespeare's collaboration with his younger colleague John Fletcher, and there are full and helpful notes on unfamiliar words, stage business, allusions, and the play's often complex language.

Eugene Waith is Douglas Tracy Smith Professor of English Literature Emeritus at Yale University, USA
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Product details

  • Hardback | 242 pages
  • 142 x 225 x 19mm | 428g
  • Clarendon Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0198129394
  • 9780198129394

Table of contents

Introduction: early publication and performances; authorship including the question of Shakespeare's participation, grounds for various opinions; text; sources; occasion; the play in performance; interpretation; the collaborative structure. Editorial procedures: abbreviations and references. "The Two Noble Kinsmen". Appendices: A - the morris dance in 3.5; B - alterations to lineation. Index.
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The Oxford Shakespeare is an admirably scholarly edition, immaculately presented, offering close attention to possibilities of staging as well as meaning.'
Dr D. Sedge, Exeter University 'This is an important scholarly edition and will obviously be indispensable for advanced study of the play.'
Ann Thompson, Liverpool University
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