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All of Shakespeare

In All of Shakespeare, Maurice Charney, former president of the Shakespeare Association of America, provides a play by play, poem by poem, guide to all of Shakespeare's works. In forty-three succinct and lucid chapters, Charney brings to life every play, from The Comedy of Errors to The Tempest, in addition to the long poems and the Sonnets. Charney emphasizes that we need to look at Shakespeare not so much as a Renaissance thinker but as a dramatist, a poet, and a creator of fictions. Emphasizing style and character development as opposed to ideology, Charney's commentary, which rests on forty years of teaching and writing about Shakespeare, illuminates the countless interconnections among the plays and poems
Print Book, English, ©1993
Columbia University Press, New York, ©1993