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Shakespeare

Author: Kiernan Ryan
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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This book mounts a renewed challenge to orthodox and oppositional critics who continue to regard Shakespearian drama as conservative in intent or effect. It seeks to show how Shakespeare's drama retains its relevance for audiences today.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kiernan Ryan
ISBN: 033378197X 9780333781975 0333781988 9780333781982
OCLC Number: 47676650
Notes: Previous edition: London : Prentice Hall, Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1995.
Description: ix, 236 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1 Reinterpreting Shakespeare Today --
New Critical Perspectives --
Re-reading The Merchant of Venice --
The Historical Dimension --
2 The Future of History: 1 and 2 Henry IV --
The Politics of Interpretation --
'From a prince to a prentice' --
'of things/ As yet not come to life' --
3 Shakespearean Tragedy: The Subversive Imagination --
Questioning the Consensus --
Romeo and Juliet: The Murdering Word --
'That's he that was Othello' --
Macbeth: 'For mine own good' --
King Lear: 'men/ Are as the time is' --
4 Shakespearean Comedy and Romance: The Utopian Imagination --
'let wonder seem familiar' --
Playing for Time: The Comedy of Errors --
Measure for Measure: Double Trouble --
The Tempest: The Complicities of Art --
5 'Dreaming on things to come': Shakespeare and the Future of Criticism.
Responsibility: Kiernan Ryan.
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First published in 1989, this 3rd edition, a critical study of Shakespeare, has been revised, updated and expanded with new material, so it is twice the size of the first edition.  Read more...

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From reviews of the first edition: 'It is impossible to do justice to the compacted richness of Ryan's Study...The book is certainly a major contribution to Shakespeare studies.' - The Times Read more...

 
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