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Shakespeare's Dramatic Maxims (Hardcover) (Edward Risden)

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Professor Risden (Saint Norbert's College, author of Shakespeare and the Problem Play) introduces the idea of and history of maxims, identifies maxims in Shakespeare's plays treating the plays in chronological order, and comments on how the maxims influence the plays in which they appear. Among them are Glouster saying, “A staff is quickly found to beat a dog” in Henry VI Part 2, Aaron saying, “Two may keep counsel when the third's away” in Titus Andronicus, Shallow saying, “A friend in court is better than a penny in purse” in Henry IV, Part 2, and Orlando saying, “How bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes” in As You Like It. This study contributes to the complete study of the maxims in their social and political context. Recommended for library collections and researchers. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (
Number of Pages: 268.0
Genre: Literary Criticism
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Academica Pr Llc
Author: Edward Risden
Language: English
Street Date: April 23, 2016
TCIN: 52241015
UPC: 9781680530124
Item Number (DPCI): 248-44-3353

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