Shakespeare's Poetic Styles

Shakespeare's Poetic Styles

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First published in 1980. At their most successful, Shakespeare's styles are strategies to make plain the limits of thought and feeling which define the significance of human actions. John Baxter analyses the way in which these limits are reached, and also provides a strong argument for the idea that the power of Shakespearean drama depends upon the co-operation of poetic style and dramatic form. Three plays are examined in detail in the text: The Tragedy of Mustapha by Fulke Greville and Richard II and Macbeth by Shakespeare.In the stretch under consideration, those modes give way to two distinctly new poetic styles, the metaphysical and the Shakespearean, which are yet intimately related to the older poetic conventions, the plain and eloquent styles. Howeveranbsp;...

Title:Shakespeare's Poetic Styles
Author:John Baxter
Publisher:Psychology Press - 2004-12-23


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