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The Two Noble Kinsmen

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Part of The New Cambridge Shakespeare

  • Date Published: May 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521686990

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  • Since the late twentieth century, when scholarly attention began to focus on sexuality, collaboration and Shakespeare's late plays, The Two Noble Kinsmen has become an essential script. Turner and Tatspaugh's edition presents a strong case for taking the play more seriously now than ever before. A lively introduction discusses Shakespeare's craftsmanship in adapting a medieval tale for the Jacobean stage, the extent of co-authorship with John Fletcher, the rhetorical complexity of Shakespeare's late style, the themes of sexuality and friendship, and contemporary critical responses to the play. In addition to presenting a detailed history of performance, the edition calls attention to productions that have demonstrated the play's theatrical vitality and solved – or failed to solve – difficulties inherent in the text. Bringing the textual history completely up to date, the edition reflects renewed interest in The Two Noble Kinsmen, confirming it as a play for today.

    • A fresh and lively introduction tackles all the main issues of the play, including its medieval sources, the co-authorship with John Fletcher and the complexity of Shakespeare's late style, and gives a thorough survey of contemporary critical responses, bringing the textual history completely up to date
    • Presents a strong argument for the play's importance today, given its relevance to areas which have attracted recent scholarly attention such as collaboration, Shakespeare's late style and sexuality
    • Features a thoroughly annotated text prepared by Robert Kean Turner, commentary and introduction by Turner and Patricia Tatspaugh and a narrative performance history with a detailed chronological appendix by Tatspaugh
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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521686990
    • length: 246 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 153 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.39kg
    • contains: 10 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: authorship
    Critical reception
    Shakespeare's late style
    The Two Noble Kinsmen in performance
    Note on text
    List of characters
    The play
    Supplementary notes
    Textual analysis
    Appendix: The Two Noble Kinsmen: a performance chronology
    Reading list.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Chaucer's Canterbury Tales and Adaptations
    • Shakespeare's Comedies and Romances
  • Author

    William Shakespeare


    Robert Kean Turner

    Patricia Tatspaugh

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