This is the first new, full-scale edition of Cymbeline in 37 years. One of Shakespeare's final works, Cymbeline uses virtuoso theatrical and poetic means to dramatize a story of marriage imperiled by mistrust and painfully rebuilt in the context of international conflict. Roger Warren's commentary emphasizes the play's theatrical impact and pays close attention to its complex, evocative language.
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Introduction: Theatricality; Theatrical Perspectives: Experiment and Intimacy; Romance; A Retrospective Play; Style; The Wager Story; Widening the Wager Story; 'In a great pool a swan's nest': Rome and Britain; 'none but Milford way': From Court to Country; Innogen by Cloten's Corpse; Posthumus--and Jupiter; The Final Scene--and James I; Date; The Text
Editorial Procedures; Abbreviations and References
Appendix A: The Characters' Names
Appendix B: The Music, edited by James Walker
Appendix C: Alterations to Lineation
Series: Oxford Shakespeare (Hardcover)
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st April 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.4 x 14.4
Weight (kg): 0.5