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MODERN SHAKESPEARE OFFSHOOTS.

Cohn, Ruby

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ISBN 10: 0691062897 / ISBN 13: 9780691062891
Editorial: Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 1976
Condición: Very good+ condition Encuadernación de tapa dura
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xii, 426 pages of text including an index. Hardcover binding in almost new condition. Unclipped dustjacket with minor shelfwear; protected in archival mylar. A few spots of foxing to the closed page edges. First edition. Previous owner's name neatly on the inside of the rear cover. From the collection of Louis Marder, Shakespeare historian and collector of books by, on or referring to William Shakespeare. Size: Octavo (8vo). N° de ref. de la librería 013522

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Título: MODERN SHAKESPEARE OFFSHOOTS.

Editorial: Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

Año de publicación: 1976

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Very good+ condition

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Very good+ condition (DJ)

Edición: First Edition.

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Shakespeare's plays have never had a larger audience than they do in our time. This wide viewing is complemented by modern scholarship, which has verified and elucidated the plays' texts. Nevertheless, Shakespeare's plays continue to be revised. In order to find out how and why he has been rewritten, Ruby Cohn examines modern dramatic offshoots in English, French, and German.


Surveying drama intended for the serious theater, the author discusses modern versions of Shakespeare's plays, especially Macbeth, Hamlet, King Lear, and The Tempest. Although the focus is always on drama, contrast is supplied by fiction stemming from Hamlet and essays inspired by King Lear. The book concludes with an assessment of the influence of Shakespeare on the creative work of Shaw, Brecht, and Beckett.


Originally published in 1976.


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