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Aspects of Shakespeare's 'Problem Plays' : Articles reprinted from Shakespeare Survey - Kenneth Muir

Aspects of Shakespeare's 'Problem Plays'

Articles reprinted from Shakespeare Survey

By: Kenneth Muir (Editor), Stanley Wells (Editor)

Paperback Published: 19th April 1982
ISBN: 9780521283717
Number Of Pages: 164

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These articles, reprinted from various volumes of Shakespeare Survey, concern three plays which have gradually become appreciated by critics and in the theatre. Since the early years of this century they have been seen as an interrelated group, with a peculiarly twentieth-century appeal. Measure for Measure, concerned as it is with adolescents' first encounters with sex, love and death, has a special appeal for young people; Troilus and Cressida, set in the Trojan War, has been found deeply relevant to our own war-troubled times; and All's Well That Ends Well, sharing these preoccupations, is a necessary companion piece. John Barton, who has directed all three plays, is interviewed in one of the articles, which together illustrate the often heated controversy about the plays. Reviews and photographs of post-war productions at Stratford are also included. The book as a whole is designed as a stimulating introduction to these plays and to conflicting interpretations of them.

List of plates
Preface
Directing problem plays
All's Well That Ends Well
The design of All's Well That Ends Well
Why does it end well? Helena, Bertram and the Sonnets
The Renaissance background of Measure for Measure
The unfolding of Measure for Measure
'The devil's party': Virtue and vices in Measure for Measure
Troilus and Cressida
'Sons and daughters of the game': An essay on Shakespeare's Troilus
The problem plays, 1920-1970: A retrospect
Reviews
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ISBN: 9780521283717
ISBN-10: 052128371X
Series: Aspects of Shakespeare 5 Volume Paperback Set
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 164
Published: 19th April 1982
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.61 x 18.9  x 0.89
Weight (kg): 0.3