By R. A. Foakes
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print Publication Year:1993
Online Publication Date:August 2009
Subjects: Renaissance and early modern literature
This book focuses on the two plays of Shakespeare that have generally contended for the title of "greatest" among his works. Recent critical theorizing has destabilized the texts and undermined the notion of "greatness" or any consideration of the plays as works of art. Foakes takes issue with such theories and reconsiders textual revisions, in order to argue for the integrity of the plays as reading texts, and to recover a flexible sense of their artistry in relation to meaning.
No references available.