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Shakespeare’s Irrational Endings

The Problem Plays

  • David Margolies
Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. David Margolies
    Pages 1-12
  3. David Margolies
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 174-183

About this book

Introduction

Problem Plays' has been an awkward category for those Shakespeare plays that don't fit the conventional groupings. Expanding from the traditional three plays to six, the book argues that they share dramatic structures designed intentionally by Shakespeare to disturb his audience by frustrating their expectations.

Keywords

argue design drama expectation intention play structure tradition William Shakespeare

Authors and affiliations

  • David Margolies
    • 1
  1. 1.Goldsmiths, University of LondonUK

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