The New Grant White Shakespeare (volume 3); The Comedies, Histories, Tragedies, And Poems Of William Shakespeare by William ShakespeareThe New Grant White Shakespeare (volume 3); The Comedies, Histories, Tragedies, And Poems Of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare

The New Grant White Shakespeare (volume 3); The Comedies, Histories, Tragedies, And Poems Of…

byWilliam Shakespeare

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912. Excerpt: ... LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST INTRODUCTION COLERIDGE'S opinion in favour of the very early production of Lames Labour's Lost has been quoted by most recent editors; but surely no intelligent and observant reader can need the aid of so eminent a critic to establish in him the belief that this play is among the first that Shakespeare wrote. No other seems to present so many claims to be considered the very first that he composed entirely. The earliest known edition is the quarto of 1598; but as the copy from which this professes to be printed was "newly corrected and augmented," in order to its presentation at Court, that date is but the limit before which it must have been originally written, successfully performed, and partly rewritten; so that the mention of it by Meres, in the same year, is of no consequence. This correction and augmentation, too, diminished the amount of internal evidence as to the early writing of the play in its original form; for it cannot be doubted that Shakespeare applied the knife to those parts which bore most unmistakable marks of youth and inexperience, and that what he added was, in style at least, worthy of him in his thirty-fifth year. These latter passages hardly any intelligent reader can fail to detect when told that they exist. The end of the fifth Act, after the announcement of the death of the King of France, is one of them; and there accident left trace of the alteration to which the play had been subjected, in the printing of a passage which was, or which should have been erased, because it was superseded by an augmentation of the identical thought in another and a more appropriate place. Traces of the first form may be found at IV. iii. 299 f-and 320 f. and at V. ii. 827-32 (cf. 847-6). But had there been an edition previo...
Title:The New Grant White Shakespeare (volume 3); The Comedies, Histories, Tragedies, And Poems Of…Format:PaperbackDimensions:114 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.24 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217883060

ISBN - 13:9780217883061

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