Shakespeare: The Late Plays

Paperback | December 2, 2013

byKate Aughterson

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What makes Shakespeare's late plays so special? Through detailed analyses of key passages, Kate Aughterson shows how these plays portray a world of political intrigue, familial chaos and crisis, which teeters continually into tragedy: a world we can recognise today.

Part I of this engaging study:
• provides stimulating close readings of extracts from The Tempest, The Winter's Tale, Cymbeline and Pericles
• examines major topics such as openings, endings, familial roles, stage properties, spectacle and song
• offers suggestions for further work and summarizes the methods of analysis.

Part II supplies essential background material, including:
• detailed accounts of Shakespeare's literary and historical contexts
• samples from important critical works and performances.

With a helpful Further Reading section, this illuminating volume is ideal for anyone who wishes to appreciate and explore Shakespeare's late plays for themselves.

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What makes Shakespeare's late plays so special? Through detailed analyses of key passages, Kate Aughterson shows how these plays portray a world of political intrigue, familial chaos and crisis, which teeters continually into tragedy: a world we can recognise today. Part I of this engaging study:• provides stimulating close readings of...

Kate Aughterson is Principal Lecturer and Academic Programme Leader for English Literature at the University of Brighton, UK. She is the author of Webster: The Tragedies and Aphra Behn: The Comedies, both also in the Analysing Texts series.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:296 pages, 11.15 × 5.63 × 0.36 inPublished:December 2, 2013Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230368638

ISBN - 13:9780230368637

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Table of Contents

General Editor's Preface
A Note on Editions
Introduction: Ways of Reading
PART I: ANALYSING SHAKESPEARE'S LATE PLAYS
1. Openings
2. Turning Points: Tragedy and Comedy
3. Endings
4. Fathers, Sons and Husbands
5. Mothers, Daughters and Wives
6. Masters, Servants and Slaves: Society and Politics
7. Stage Properties
8. Spectacle and Theatricality
9. Music and SongGeneral Conclusions to Part I
PART II: THE CONTEXT AND THE CRITICS
Shakespeare's Literary Career
Jacobean Contexts
Sample Critical Views and Performances
Further Reading
Index