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Shakespeare's Sources : Comedies and Tragedies.

Author: Kenneth Muir
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
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First published in 1957. This book finds discovers what the sources to Shakespeare's Comedies and Tragedies really were, considers the dramatic reasons for Shakespeare's departure from them and provides many examples of the way in which he made use of his general reading for particular scenes and speeches. Kenneth Muir shows that Shakespeare frequently uses more than one source and sometimes as many as eight.
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Muir, Kenneth.
Shakespeare's Sources : Comedies and Tragedies.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth Muir
ISBN: 9781136556777 113655677X
OCLC Number: 862049101
Description: 1 online resource (516 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Original Title Page; Original Copyright Page; Preface; Preface to 1961 Reprint; Table of Contents; I. Introduction; (1) The Comedy of Errors; II. Early Plays; (2) Romeo and Juliet; (3) A Midsummer-Night's Dream; (4) The Merchant of Venice; III. Mature Comedies; (5) Much Ado about Nothing; (6) As You Like It; (7) Twelfth Night; IV. Problem Plays; (8) Troilus and Cressida; (9) All's Well that Ends Well; (10) Measure for Measure; V. Great Tragedies I; (11) Hamlet; (12) Othello; VI. Great Tragedies II; (13) King Lear; (14) Macbeth. VII. The Roman Plays(15) Julius Caesar; (16) Antony and Cleopatra; (17) Coriolanus; VIII. Last Plays; (18) Pericles; (19) Cymbeline; (20) The Winter's Tale; IX. Conclusion; Appendices; Appendix I; Plays with unknown sources; (1) Titus Andronicus; (2) Love's Labour's Lost; (3) The Two Gentlemen of Verona; (4) The Taming of the Shrew; (5) The Merry Wives of Windsor; (6) Timon of Athens; (7) The Tempest; Appendix II; Shakespeare's use of Pliny Reconsidered; Appendix III; The Background of Coriolanus; Index.

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First published in 1957. This book finds discovers what the sources to Shakespeare's Comedies and Tragedies really were, considers the dramatic reasons for Shakespeare's departure from them and provides many examples of the way in which he made use of his general reading for particular scenes and speeches. Kenneth Muir shows that Shakespeare frequently uses more than one source and sometimes as many as eight.

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