The Artistry of Shakespeare's Prose

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Routledge, Sep 13, 2013 - Literary Criticism - 464 pages
First published in 1968. This re-issues the revised edition of 1979.

The Artistry of Shakespeare's Prose is the first detailed study of the use of prose in the plays. It begins by defining the different dramatic and emotional functions which Shakespeare gave to prose and verse, and proceeds to analyse the recurrent stylistic devices used in his prose. The general and particular application of prose is then studied through all the plays, in roughly chronological order.

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Preface Preface to the Revised Edition 1 Shakespeares Use of Prose
A Critical Method
From Clown to Character
The World of Falstaff
Gay Comedy
Two Tragic Heroes
Serious Comedy
Clowns Villians Madmen
The Return of Comedy

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Brian Vickers

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