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Shakespeare's last plays : essays in literature and politics

Author: Stephen W Smith; Travis Curtright
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This analysis of "Pericles", "Prince of Tyre", "Cymbeline", "The Winter's Tale", "The Tempest", "All is True" and "The Two Noble Kinsmen" reveals how Shakespeare's thought in these final works  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen W Smith; Travis Curtright
ISBN: 073910361X 9780739103616
OCLC Number: 49594675
Description: xii, 244 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Shakespeare's The tempest: tragicomedy and the philosophic hero / Paul A. Cantor --
The consolation of romance: providence in Shakespeare's late plays / Richard Harp --
Cymbeline in context: the regime issues / John E. Alvis --
Shakespeare against the skeptics: nature and grace in The winter's tale / David N. Beauregard --
Henry VIII on trial: confronting malice and conscience in Shakespeare's All is true / Gerard B. Wegemer --
Shakespeare's realism in The tempest / Peter Augustine Lawler --
Pericles and "Marina": T.S. Eliot's search for the transcendent in late Shakespeare / John Freeh --
Tragedy and comedy in Shakespeare's poetic vision in The winter's tale / Mary P. Nichols --
The displaced nativity in Cymbeline / Glenn C. Arbery --
Prospero's second sailing: Machiavelli, Shakespeare, and the politics of The tempest / Nathan Schlueter --
The soul of the sojourner: Pericles, Prince of Tyre / Leo Paul S. de Alvarez --
"Fresh piece of excellent witchcraft": contemporary theory and Shakespeare's romances / R.V. Young.
Responsibility: edited by Stephen W. Smith and Travis Curtright.

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This collection will be really helpful to those who have grappled in capitvated puzzlement with Shakespeare's late plays. The Catholic sensibility; the philospher's heroism of his stand-in, Prospero; Read more...

 
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