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Pericles, Prince of Tyre /
edited by Philip Edwards.
imprint
[Harmondsworth, Middlesex] : Penguin Books, c1976.
description
207 p. --
ISBN
0140707298
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imprint
[Harmondsworth, Middlesex] : Penguin Books, c1976.
isbn
0140707298
catalogue key
197561
 
Bibliography: p. 43-[44]
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Summaries
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'The New Penguin Shakespeare' offers a complete edition of the plays and poems. Each volume has been prepared from the original text and includes helpful commentary and a short account of the textual problems of the play.
Main Description
Controversy has surrounded Pericles for centuries, due to the fact that critics and editors have argued that much of the play was written between 1607 and 1608 by one of Shakespeare's inferior collaborators, and that it shows in both its style and content. However, Shakespeare was clearly the driving force behind the play, and it is important to remember that it was one of the most popular plays of its time.
Main Description
Suzanne Gossett offers a full and critical performance history, with an introduction showing how the play's performance history has paralled the criticism. It then gives an interpretation of this two-generation romance, with its successive male and female central characters, based on a reading 'through the family', and influenced by the feminist and new historicist criticism of the last two decades. The edition integrates cumulative research on Shakespeare's collaborative authorship and the transmission of the text without rewriting the play or ignoring years of emendations.
Table of Contents
Publisher's Notep. vii
The Theatrical Worldp. ix
The Texts of Shakespearep. xxv
Introductionp. xxxi
Note on the Textp. xlvii
Pericles Prince of Tyrep. 1
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