Shakespeare's Lyricized Drama by Alexander ShurbanovShakespeare's Lyricized Drama by Alexander Shurbanov

Shakespeare's Lyricized Drama

byAlexander Shurbanov

Hardcover | May 1, 2010

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We are so used to calling the plays written by Shakespeare and his contemporaries 'poetic drama' that we hardly ever stop to think about the generic meaning of the term. This book is an attempt to explore Shakespeare's artistic achievement as an intricate blend of the dramatic and lyrical modes. In a series of minute textual analyses, it traces the gradual integration of the two from Love's Labour's Lost through Romeo and Juliet and Richard II to As You Like It and Hamlet, with a final glance at the Great Tragedies. How this combination is effected in its details is a question that might help us to understand better the specificity of Shakespeare's innovative work for the theatre and the power of its impact.
Alexander Shurbanov is a Professor in the English Department at Sofia University.
Title:Shakespeare's Lyricized DramaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:312 pages, 9.62 × 6.5 × 0.87 inPublished:May 1, 2010Publisher:University of Delaware PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1611491428

ISBN - 13:9781611491425


Editorial Reviews

Shurbanov (Sofia Univ., Bulgaria) has written an important study of how Shakespeare first included and then fully integrated lyrical elements into his drama..Summing up: Recommended. All readers.