Shakespeare for the wiser sort : solving Shakespeare's riddles in The Comedy of Errors, Romeo and Juliet, King John, 1-2 Henry IV, the Merchant of Venice, Henry V, Julius Caesar, Othello, Macbeth, and Cymbeline (Downloadable article, 2018) [WorldCat.org]
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Shakespeare for the wiser sort : solving Shakespeare's riddles in The Comedy of Errors, Romeo and Juliet, King John, 1-2 Henry IV, the Merchant of Venice, Henry V, Julius Caesar, Othello, Macbeth, and Cymbeline

Author: Steve Sohmer; Matthew Frost; Manchester University Press,
Publisher: Manchester, UK : Manchester University Press, 2018. ©2007
Series: Manchester Shakespeare collection
Edition/Format:   Downloadable article : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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William Shakespeare's plays are riddled with passages, scenes and sudden plot twists which baffle and confound the most devoted playgoer and the most attentive commentator. Why, for example, didn't Hamlet succeed to the throne of Denmark at the instant of his father's death? (It's not because the Danish throne was elective.) Why does Chorus in Romeo and Juliet promise his audience 'two houres trafficke of our stage'  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Sohmer, Steve.
Shakespeare for the wiser sort: solving Shakespeare's riddles in the Comedy of Errors, Romeo and Juliet, King John, 1-2 Henry IV, the Merchant of Venice, Henry V, Julius Caesar, Othello, Macbeth and Cymberline.
Manchester, UK. : Manchester University Press, 2007
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Article, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Sohmer; Matthew Frost; Manchester University Press,
ISBN: 9781526135124 1526135124
OCLC Number: 1125341477
Language Note: In English.
Notes: In-house editor: Matthew Frost.
Originally published in print form: 2007.
1. ' ... to please the wiser sort.': Shakespeare's other (smarter) audience2. 'Doubt thou the starres are fire ... ': the new philosophy in Hamlet3. 'The time is out of joint': Queen Elizabeth's calendar muddle4. Shakespeare's time-riddles in Romeo and Juliet solved5. 'Two and fortie houres': did Shakespeare know Bandello?6. Disrobing images: Shakespeare rewrites the Holy Ghost7. The 'double time' crux in Othello solved8. 'Who's there?': the men behind the masks of Falstaff, Faulconbridge, Lamord, and Hamlet.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. Manchester, UK : Manchester University Press, 2018. Access may be restricted to users at subscribing institutions.
Target Audience: Scholars and general readership of Shakespeare.
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 192 pages) : illustrations; digital, PDF file(s)
Details: Mode of access: internet via World Wide Web.; System requirements: Adobe Acrobat or other PDF reader (latest version recommended), Internet Explorer or other browser (latest version recommended).
Contents: 1. '. to please the wiser sort.': Shakespeare's other (smarter) audience2. 'Doubt thou the starres are fire ..': the new philosophy in Hamlet3. 'The time is out of joint': Queen Elizabeth's calendar muddle4. Shakespeare's time-riddles in Romeo and Juliet solved5. 'Two and fortie houres': did Shakespeare know Bandello?6. Disrobing images: Shakespeare rewrites the Holy Ghost7. The 'double time' crux in Othello solved8. 'Who's there?': the men behind the masks of Falstaff, Faulconbridge, Lamord, and Hamlet -- .
Series Title: Manchester Shakespeare collection
Other Titles: Solving Shakespeare's riddles in The Comedy of Errors, Romeo and Juliet, King John, 1-2 Henry IV, The Merchant of Venice, Henry V, Julius Caesar, Othello, Macbeth, and Cymbeline
Responsibility: Steve Sohmer.

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Steve Sohmer's book solves literally dozens of Shakespeare's riddles which have never been solved before. Scholars, editors of the plays, and theatre enthusiasts will find much in these pages to  Read more...

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