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Lectures on Shakespeare

Author: W H Auden; Arthur C Kirsch
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2000.
Series: W.H. Auden--critical editions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Lecture notes from Alan Ansen, later Auden's secretary and friend, from Auden's course taught during 1946-1947 at the New School for Social Research form the basis for this work on Auden's interpretation of all of the Shakespeare's plays.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: W H Auden; Arthur C Kirsch
ISBN: 0691057303 9780691057309 0691102821 9780691102825
OCLC Number: 43757478
Description: xxiv, 398 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Henry VI, parts one, two, and three --
Richard III --
The comedy of errors and The two gentlemen of Verona --
Love's labour's lost --
Romeo and Juliet --
A midsummer night's dream --
The taming of the shrew, King John, and Richard II --
The merchant of Venice --
Sonnets --
Henry IV, parts one and two, and Henry V --
Much ado about nothing --
The merry wives of Windsor --
Julius Caesar --
As you like it --
Twelfth night --
Hamlet --
Troilus and Cressida --
All's well that ends well --
Measure for measure --
Othello --
Macbeth --
King Lear --
Antony and Cleopatra --
Coriolanus --Timon of Athens --
Pericles and Cymbeline --
The winter's tale --
The tempest --
Concluding lecture.
Series Title: W.H. Auden--critical editions.
Responsibility: W.H. Auden ; reconstructed and edited by Arthur Kirsch.


A remarkable lecturer, W H Auden could inspire his listeners to great feats of recall and dictation. This title features lectures, where we hear him alluding to authors from Homer, Dante, and St  Read more...
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"Auden penetrates to the very core of Shakespeare's originality, expressing himself in a crystalline analytical prose."--Kirkus Reviews "Auden's lectures can be read with profit not just as a Read more...

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