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Shakespeare : the dark comedies to the last plays : from satire to celebration / R.A. Foakes.

Author / Creator Foakes, R. A.
Imprint London : Routledge, 2005.
Description 1 online resource (vii, 186 pages)
Language English
Series Routledge library editions. Shakespeare. Critical studies ; 16
Routledge library editions. Shakespeare. Critical studies.
Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Tragicomedies.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Comedies.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Tragedies.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Shakespeare, William.
DRAMA -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
Criticism and interpretation.
Humorous plays.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format E-Resource, Book
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ISBN 9781136560972
Notes Title from PDF title page (viewed on Nov. 5, 2013).
Added title page--Originally published: London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1971.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary First published in 1971. This volume explains and analyses the last plays of Shakespeare as dramatic structures. Beginning from the dark comedies, the author describes the ways in which Shakespeare was affected by the new techniques and possibilities for drama opened up by the innovations of the years after 1600, notably by the rise in children's companies. The main line of development of Shakespeare's dramatic skills is shown as leading from the dark comedies, through the late tragedies, to the last plays. A major part of the book is devoted to analyses of Cymbeline, The Winter's.
Other form Print version: Foakes, R A. Shakespeare : The Dark Comedies to the Last Plays: from satire to celebration. Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013 9780415352871