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Shakespeare the playwright : a companion to the complete tragedies, histories, comedies, and romances

Author: Victor L Cahn
Publisher: New York : Greenwood Press, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A useful guide for the general reader, as well as high school and undergraduate students, to Shakespeare's 37 plays. After a brief introduction outlining Shakespeare's life and career, Cahn carefully guides the reader through each play, from first scene to last, using a mixture of quotation, paraphrase, and critical comment. His style is accessible and unpretentious ... The bibliographies at the end of each chapter,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Cahn, Victor L.
Shakespeare the playwright.
New York : Greenwood Press, 1991
(OCoLC)624787569
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Victor L Cahn
ISBN: 0313274932 9780313274930
OCLC Number: 21331524
Description: xviii, 865 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The Tragedies: Titus Andronicus --
Romeo and Juliet --
Julius Caesar --
Hamlet --
Othello --
King Lear --
Macbeth --
Antony and Cleopatra --
Coriolanus --
Timon of Athens --
The Histories: The First Tetralogy --
Henry VI, Part 1 --
Henry VI, Part 2 --
Henry VI, Part 3 --
Richard III --
King John --
The Second Tetralogy: Richard II, Henry IV, Part 1 --
Henry IV, Part 2 --
Henry V --
Henry VIII --
The Comedies: The Comedies of Errors --
The Taming of the Shrew --
The Two Gentlemen of Verona --
Love's Labor's Lost --
A Midsummer Night's Dream --
The Merchant of Venice --
The Merry Wives of Windsor --
Much Ado About Nothing --
As You Like It --
Twelfth Night --
Troilus and Cressida --
All's Well That Ends Well --
Measure for Measure --
The Romances: Pericles --
Cymbeline --
The Winter's Tale --
The Tempest --
Appendix 1: The Two Noble Kinsmen --
Appendix 2: The Royal Figures from the History Tetralogies-Who THey Are and Where They Appear --
Select Bibliography --
Character Index --
Index.
Responsibility: Victor L. Cahn.

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A guide to the 37 plays of William Shakespeare, based on the assumption that their appeal lies in the characters and focusing on the impact of the characters' actions and their use of language. The  Read more...

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