The Two Noble Kinsmen

The Two Noble Kinsmen

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The New Cambridge Shakespeare appeals to students worldwide for its up-to-date scholarship and emphasis on performance. The series features line-by-line commentaries, textual notes on the plays and poems and an extensive Introduction. Since the late twentieth century, when scholarly attention began to focus on sexuality, collaboration and Shakespeare's late plays, The Two Noble Kinsmen has become an essential script. Turner and Tatspaugh's edition presents a strong case for taking the play more seriously now than ever before. A lively introduction discusses Shakespeare's craftsmanship in adapting a medieval tale for the Jacobean stage, the extent of co-authorship with John Fletcher, the rhetorical complexity of Shakespeare's late style, the themes of sexuality and friendship, and contemporary critical responses to the play. The edition demonstrates the theatrical vitality of The Two Noble Kinsmen and confirms it as a play for today.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 246 pages
  • 153 x 228 x 13mm | 390g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 10 Halftones, unspecified
  • 0521686997
  • 9780521686990
  • 410,143

Table of contents

Introduction: authorship; Date; Sources; Craftsmanship; Critical reception; Shakespeare's late style; The Two Noble Kinsmen in performance; Note on text; List of characters; The play; Supplementary notes; Textual analysis; Appendix: The Two Noble Kinsmen: a performance chronology; Reading list.
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About William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) gilt als einer der größten Dichter und Dramatiker der Weltgeschichte. Er verfasste zahlreiche Dramen, Tragödien, Komödien und Gedichte, mit denen er schon zu Lebzeiten Anerkennung und Wohlstand errang. Aber erst in den folgenden Jahrhunderten wurde er zum Prototypen des literarischen Genies, ohne den die Entwicklung der neueren Literatur von Goethe über Brecht bis in die Gegenwart hinein undenkbar ist.
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