E this volume it would have provided us with the concept f tragi comedy and we d have had a whole new argument to settleI bring that up because it seems to me that the real value The Four Racketeers of this editionf four Shakespeare plays is the analysis provided by David Bevington and his fellow editors not so much the texts f the plays themselves These are by and large among the least readable f Shakespeare s works They need to be seen in performance not read alone and this volume really is too unwieldy to work as a script for #Putting On Performances But #on performances But is a good introduction to each play some material Phantoms Monsters: Mysterious Encounters on the historyf their performance details Smithereens on the sources Shakespeare used to create the plays andther tidbits like memorable lines and suggestions for further reading all The Book of Not Knowing: Exploring the True Nature of Self, Mind, and Consciousness of which make this a useful addition to the Shakespeare fan s collection Of the plays my favorite remains The Tempest which I take it was the lastne Shakespeare wrote It deals with uestions Dark Diversions of the New World and with magic and fantasy as well as the proper relationship between parent andffspring when the child has matured to D Lili a un chagrin d'amour of intrigue and slander tone Yamashita's Ghost: War Crimes, Macarthur's Justice, and Command Accountability of reconciliation and forgiveness and contains twof Shakespeare’s most poignantly beautiful songsThe Winter's TaleFrom a darkly melodramatic beginning to a joyous pastoral ending this romance f a jealous king and his long suffering ueen is superb entertainment with rev. .
The Bantam classics edition f Shakespeare s late romances #OFFERS FOUR OF THE GREAT PLAYWRIGHT S LATER WORKS #four f the great playwright s later works as literary tastes and theatrical fashions entered a period f change This volume contains full texts f Pericles Cymbeline The Winter s Tale and The Tempest Preceding each play is an introductory essay and an essay n the history Lord of The Heart: Regency Romance of its performance Excellent footnotes accompany each play with helpful highlights illuminating puns and Elizabethan wordplay whose meaning may not bebvious to twenty first century readers Each play is followed by textual notes and excerpts from Shakespeare s
sources Many years ago I foolishly bet ne f my drinking comapnionsMany years ago I foolishly bet Love! Valour! Compassion! onef my drinking comapnions a bar that Shakespeare s The Tempest was not a comedy Since this was in the years before the Internet the bet was settled #by crossing the street to a local bookstore #crossing the street to a local bookstore finding a book which purported to be an authority Scream on Shakespeare I lost because mypponent was smart enough to find an author with a traditionalist view Kumiko and the Dragon of the line between tragedy and comedy none dies it s a comedy Had we been fortunate enough to locat. PericlesThe first Probabilities on the Heisenberg Group: Limit Theorems and Brownian Motion of Shakespeare’s late romances moves spectacularly fromne dramatic period to another as the hero Pericles sails The Purpose of Creation off to adventure and love and experiences what for him is a miracleCymbelineA favorite romantic drama this playf a wife unjustly accused f faithlessness moves from a worl. ,
He point f independence It is also the source text for the fiction classic The Forbidden so how could I fail to like it After that for me Cymbelline is a very good story f a man who #Like Othello Unwisely Doubts His Mate S #Othello unwisely doubts his mate s but avoids the dire fate f that play s protagonist The Winter s Tale is a good ne that really needs to be seen to be appreciated and Pericles has never made any sense to me at all As the editors suggest there are themes in all f them that suggest Shakespeare was coming to terms with his A Good Indian Wife own maturity especially uestionsf the proper relationship between fathers and daughters aging husbands and their wives Finally finished the Tempest It s not that I don t like the story it s just so incredibly hard to get back in to the style f Shakespeare when you haven t read it for ages I started reading this story because I heard that it influenced Aldous Huxley s classic Brave New World which I have not read yet and thought it would be interesting Several months later I m happy I read it but I think I ll go back to less demanding writing styles for a while. Elations plot twists and a final compelling theatrical moment f discoveryThe TempestThis tale f the exiled Duke f Milan marooned n an enchanted island is so richly filled
with music and magic romance and comedy that its theme f love and reconciliation ffers a splendid feastmusic and magic romance and comedy that its theme f love and reconciliation ffers a splendid feast the senses and the hea.