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The Shakespeare play as poem : a critical tradition in perspective / S. Viswanathan.

Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1980.
ISBN 9780521225472, 0521225477

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Subjects Drama.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Criticism and interpretation -- History -- 20th century.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Critique et interprétation -- Histoire -- 20e siècle.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Shakespeare, William.
Description x, 236 pages ; 23 cm
Copyright Date 1980.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-226) and index.
Summary The dominant trend in the criticism of Shakespeare since the late 1920s has been the interpretation of the plays as dramatic poems. This book provides a balanced critique as well as a comprehensive history of this movement. -- Publisher description.
Contents Modern Shakespeare criticism: a pattern in the carpet -- The rise of the poetic interpretation of Shakespeare: the background and influences -- The 'spatial' interpretation of Wilson Knight, I -- The 'spatial' interpretation of Wilson Knight, II -- The 'thematics' of L.C. Knights: drama as 'moral and experiment' -- The study of Shakespeare's imagery: Spurgen and after -- Conclusion -- Appendix: Play, image and critic: some examples of developments.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)5990415
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WorldCat Identities Viswanathan, S.
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