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Shakespeare's Styles by Philip Edwards
Book DescriptionAlthough Shakespeare is acknowledged to be one of the greatest masters of language the world has known, there are very few books among the thousands devoted to his work which attempt to deal directly with how he uses language. No single book could deal with the 'infinite variety' of tone, diction, imagery, rhythm, and so on which together make up Shakespeare's different styles. But the editors of this book asked a number of distinguished Shakespearian scholars to give an account of what seemed to him or her some particularly interesting and important feature of Shakespeare's use of language. Using a quotation from Shakespeare as a starting point, some authors have focussed their discussion on individual plays; others have ranged more widely under general headings, such as bombast, rhetoric or paradox. The cumulative effect will enable readers, students and theatre-goers to come to a greater awareness of the richness and subtlety of 'Shakespeare's styles'. The three editors are senior Shakespeare critics and scholars and they have all been close associates of Professor Kenneth Muir. It was to honour the life-long devotion of Kenneth Muir to the study of Shakespeare, and to pay a tribute to the inspiration and help which he has given to those who have worked with him, that his new book was devised.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521616942
(229mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 16-Dec-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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An original and wide-ranging study of the pilgrimage theme in literature.
Shakespeare and the Confines of Art, Paperback (September 2008)
By a selective study of certain of the comedies, tragedies and sonnets, this book views Shakespeare's work as a whole and explains why his art developed as it did. It suggests that we are watching the progress of a mind as acutely conscious as anyone today of the disorder and lack of meaning in the world.
Story of the Voyage, Paperback (May 2004)
Study of voyage narratives, including Cook and Bligh, set in the context of British imperialism.
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, Paperback (April 2003)» View all books by Philip Edwards
For this updated edition Robert Hapgood has added a section on prevailing critical and performance approaches to Hamlet.
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