The Sources of Shakespeare's Plays by Kenneth MuirThe Sources of Shakespeare's Plays by Kenneth Muir

The Sources of Shakespeare's Plays

byKenneth MuirEditorKenneth Muir

Paperback | October 10, 2008

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First published in 1977.

This book ascertains what sources Shakespeare used for the plots of his plays and discusses the use he made of them; and secondly illustrates how his general reading is woven into the texture of his work. Few Elizabethan dramatists took such pains as Shakespeare in the collection of source-material. Frequently the sources were apparently incompatible, but Shakespeare's ability to combine a chronicle play, one or two prose chronicles, two poems and a pastoral romance without any sense of incongruity, was masterly. The plays are examined in approximately chronological order and Shakespeare's developing skill becomes evident.
Title:The Sources of Shakespeare's PlaysFormat:PaperbackDimensions:332 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.68 inPublished:October 10, 2008Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:041548913X

ISBN - 13:9780415489133

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