The Plays of Shakespeare: A Thematic Guide by Victor L. Cahn

By Victor L. Cahn

Touching audience and readers along with his presentation of social, ethical, and political concerns, Shakespeare holds ageless and unequaled charm essentially as a result of the common issues on the center of his dramatic works. Shakespeare pupil Victor Cahn takes a special method of exploring the performs by means of opting for and explicating the subjects that recur during the canon. Written in energetic language, all of the 35 essays explores a middle subject or subject and discusses its implications in numerous key performs within which it figures prominently. This hassle-free consultant not just permits readers to higher comprehend the importance of recommendations akin to strength, politics, marriage or funds; the association via subject additionally is helping clients to match and distinction those vital subject matters throughout suitable performs. Cahn attracts vibrant connections among comparable works of Shakespeare, yet simply as importantly, enlightens readers as to the pertinence of those topics in modern life.

While this thematic advisor examines all of Shakespeare's performs, specific consciousness is dedicated to these works typically learn via scholars; the tragedies comparable to Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, Hamlet, and Macbeth, the comedies together with A Midsummer Night's Dream and Merchant of Venice, in addition to the historic performs like Richard II, and the romantic works resembling The Tempest. scholars who desire to examine a specific play in larger intensity can discuss with this book's name index to spot all citations of that paintings. This beneficial literary source serves myriad makes use of, permitting scholars to track the thread of a subject matter, to match its remedy in different performs, and to appreciate higher a play, its characters, plot and language, by means of reading Shakespeare's vital themes.

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