By Pauline Kiernan

Why did Shakespeare write drama? Did he have particular purposes for his collection of this paintings shape? Did he have in actual fact outlined aesthetic goals in what he sought after drama to do--and why? Kiernan opens a brand new region of dialogue in exhibiting that Shakespeare rejected some of the theories of his age on poetry, background and paintings to create an unique concept of drama. This vigorous, readable, yet scholarly exam of works from various phases of the dramatist's profession explores what Shakespeare sought after his drama to do and why.

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