Robert Heilman gives an appreciation of Shakespeare as a whole man. Northrop Frye writes on balance and symbolism. Harry Levin shows how Shakespeare used names to indicate and enhance character. J.V. Cunningham looks at Shakespeare in his workshop; Gunnar Bokland, and Maynard Mack also contribute brilliant studies.
Originally published in 1965.
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Table of Contents:
- Frontmatter, pg. iii
- Preface, pg. v
- Contents, pg. ix
- The Role We Give Shakespeare, pg. 1
- Nature and Nothing, pg. 35
- Shakespeare’s Nomenclature, pg. 59
- “With That Facility”: False Starts and Revisions in Love’s Labour’s Lost, pg. 91
- Judgment in Hamlet, pg. 116
- “We Came Crying Hither”: An Essay on Some Characteristics of King Lear, pg. 138