Russ McDonald
Shakespeare's Late Style
August 09, 2019 Comments.. 614
Shakespeare s Late Style When Shakespeare gave up tragedy around and turned to the new form we call romance or tragicomedy he created a distinctive poetic idiom that often bewildered audiences and readers The plays of t
  • Title: Shakespeare's Late Style
  • Author: Russ McDonald
  • ISBN: 9780521129626
  • Page: 112
  • Format: Paperback
  • When Shakespeare gave up tragedy around 1607 and turned to the new form we call romance or tragicomedy, he created a distinctive poetic idiom that often bewildered audiences and readers The plays of this period, Pericles, Cymbeline, The Winter s Tale, The Tempest, as well as Shakespeare s part in the collaborations with John Fletcher Henry VIII and The Two Noble Kinsmen When Shakespeare gave up tragedy around 1607 and turned to the new form we call romance or tragicomedy, he created a distinctive poetic idiom that often bewildered audiences and readers The plays of this period, Pericles, Cymbeline, The Winter s Tale, The Tempest, as well as Shakespeare s part in the collaborations with John Fletcher Henry VIII and The Two Noble Kinsmen , exhibit a challenging verse style verbally condensed, metrically and syntactically sophisticated, both conversational and highly wrought In Shakespeare s Late Style, McDonald anatomizes the components of this late style, illustrating in a series of topically organized chapters the contribution of such features as ellipsis, grammatical suspension, and various forms of repetition Resisting the sentimentality that frequently attends discussion of an artist s late period, Shakespeare s Late Style shows how the poetry of the last plays reveals their creator s ambivalent attitude towards art, language, men and women, the theatre, and his own professional career.
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    1. Mark Flowers says:

      McDonald whose Bedford Companion to Shakespeare was one of the most useful textbooks I had in college is an incredibly sensitive critic In this work, he surveys just about any element of stylistics prosody, ellipsis, alliteration, rhyme, assonance, metrics, etc etc he can think of, as they appear in Shakespeare s late plays Pericles through Two Noble Kinsmen , and then manages to tie all of this stylistic analysis into a coherent argument about the larger structures and themes of the plays, all [...]

    2. Mike Jensen says:

      One of the current and dumber controversies in Shakespeare studies is if Shakespeare s late plays are notably different than his earlier plays At the moment, the differences are being doubted.Russ McDonald lobs this book into the discussion, and it ought to have the impact of a hand granade This book was not written to that end, only to identify the ways that Shakespeare s late poetic style differs from his earlier, but in so clearly identifying these differences McDonald has delivered a powerfu [...]

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