The Two Noble Kinsmen by William ShakespeareThe Two Noble Kinsmen by William Shakespeare

The Two Noble Kinsmen

byWilliam ShakespeareEditorRobert Kean Turner, Patricia Tatspaugh

Hardcover | April 23, 2012

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Since the late twentieth century, when scholarly attention began to focus on sexuality, collaboration and Shakespeare's late plays, The Two Noble Kinsmen has become an essential script. Turner and Tatspaugh's edition presents a strong case for taking the play more seriously now than ever before. A lively introduction discusses Shakespeare's craftsmanship in adapting a medieval tale for the Jacobean stage, the extent of co-authorship with John Fletcher, the rhetorical complexity of Shakespeare's late style, the themes of sexuality and friendship, and contemporary critical responses to the play. In addition to presenting a detailed history of performance, the edition calls attention to productions that have demonstrated the play's theatrical vitality and solved - or failed to solve - difficulties inherent in the text. Bringing the textual history completely up to date, the edition reflects renewed interest in The Two Noble Kinsmen, confirming it as a play for today.
William Shakespeare, 1564 - 1616 Although there are many myths and mysteries surrounding William Shakespeare, a great deal is actually known about his life. He was born in Stratford-Upon-Avon, son of John Shakespeare, a prosperous merchant and local politician and Mary Arden, who had the wealth to send their oldest son to Stratford Gra...
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Title:The Two Noble KinsmenFormat:HardcoverDimensions:248 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:April 23, 2012Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521432707

ISBN - 13:9780521432702

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Table of Contents

Introduction: authorship; Date; Sources; Craftsmanship; Critical reception; Shakespeare's late style; The Two Noble Kinsmen in performance; Note on text; List of characters; The play; Supplementary notes; Textual analysis; Appendix: The Two Noble Kinsmen: a performance chronology; Reading list.