Shakespeare's Early Tragedies

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Psychology Press, 2005 - Literary Criticism - 232 pages
First published in 1968.

Shakespeare's Early Tragedies contains studies of six plays: Titus Andronicus, Richard III, Romeo and Juliet, Richard II, Julius Caesar and Hamlet. The emphasis is on the variety of the plays, and the themes, a variety which has been too often obscured by the belief in a single 'tragic experience'. The kind of experience the plays create and their quality as dramatic works for the stage are also examined.

These essays develop an understanding of Shakespeare's use of the stage picture in relation to the emblematic imagery of Elizabethan poetry.

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Contents

Introduction
1
Titus Andronicus 1593?
13
1593?
48
Romeo and Juliet 1595
80
1595
107
Julius Caesar 1599
138
Hamlet 16001
163
SELECTIVE
207
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