Shakespeare's Last Plays: Essays in Literature and Politics

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Stephen W. Smith, Travis Curtright
Lexington Books, 2002 - Literary Criticism - 244 pages
What were Shakespeare's final thoughts on history, tragedy, and comedy? Shakespeare's Last Plays focuses much needed scholarly attention on Shakespeare's "Late Romances." The work--a collection of newly commissioned essays by leading scholars of classical political philosophy and literature--offers careful textual analysis of Pericles, Prince of Tyre, Cymbeline, The Winter's Tale, The Tempest, All is True, and The Two Noble Kinsmen. The essays reveal how Shakespeare's thought in these final works compliments, challenges, fulfills, or transforms previously held conceptions of the playwright and his political-philosophical views.

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Contents

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Stephen W. Smith is Associate Professor of English at Hillsdale College. Travis Curtright is Assistant Director of the Center for Thomas More Studies at the University of Dallas.

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