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Shakespeare at Work

John Jones


It has been established by textual specialists, and is now becoming widely accepted, that Shakespeare revised many of his plays, including some of the most celebrated. But how were the great tragedies altered and with what effect? This book looks at the implications of Shakespeare's revisions for the reader and spectator alike and shows the playwright getting to grips with the problems of characterization and scene formation in such plays as Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, and Troilus and Cressida. The book carries its argument down, as it puts it, to the very tip of Shakespeare's quill pen. The b ... More

Keywords: Shakespeare, Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, Troilus and Cressida, metaphysical foundations, moral foundations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780198186885
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186885.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Jones, author
University of Oxford