Aspects of Shakespeares Problem Plays: Articles reprinted from Shakespeare Survey by Kenneth MuirAspects of Shakespeares Problem Plays: Articles reprinted from Shakespeare Survey by Kenneth Muir

Aspects of Shakespeares Problem Plays: Articles reprinted from Shakespeare Survey

EditorKenneth Muir, Stanley Wells

Paperback | April 30, 1982

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These articles, reprinted from various volumes of Shakespeare Survey, concern three plays which have gradually become appreciated by critics and in the theatre. Since the early years of this century they have been seen as an interrelated group, with a peculiarly twentieth-century appeal. Measure for Measure, concerned as it is with adolescents' first encounters with sex, love and death, has a special appeal for young people; Troilus and Cressida, set in the Trojan War, has been found deeply relevant to our own war-troubled times; and All's Well That Ends Well, sharing these preoccupations, is a necessary companion piece. John Barton, who has directed all three plays, is interviewed in one of the articles, which together illustrate the often heated controversy about the plays. Reviews and photographs of post-war productions at Stratford are also included. The book as a whole is designed as a stimulating introduction to these plays and to conflicting interpretations of them.
Title:Aspects of Shakespeares Problem Plays: Articles reprinted from Shakespeare SurveyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:164 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.35 inPublished:April 30, 1982Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:052128371X

ISBN - 13:9780521283717

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Table of Contents

List of plates; Preface; Directing problem plays John Barton and Gareth Lloyd Evans; All's Well That Ends Well Nicholas Brooke; The design of All's Well That Ends Well R. L. Smallwood; Why does it end well? Helena, Bertram and the Sonnets Roger Warren; The Renaissance background of Measure for Measure Elizabeth Pope; The unfolding of Measure for Measure James Black; 'The devil's party': Virtue and vices in Measure for Measure Harriet Hawkins; Troilus and Cressida Kenneth Muir; 'Sons and daughters of the game': An essay on Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida R. A. Yoder; The problem plays, 1920-1970: A retrospect Michael Jamieson; Reviews.