The Two Gentlemen of Verona: Third Series (Arden Shakespeare Third) (Paperback)

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Two Gentlemen of Verona is commonly agreed to be Shakespeare's first comedy, and probably his first play. A comedy built around the confusions of doubling, cross - dressing and identity, it is also a play about the ideal of male friendship and what happens to those friendships when men fall in love.William Carroll's engaging Introduction focuses on the traditions and sources that stand behind the play and explores Shakespeare's unique and bold treatment of them. Special attention is given to the strong female figure of Julia and the controversial final scene.

About the Author

William C. Carroll is Professor of English at Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts. His publications include The Great Feast of Language in 'Love's Labour's Lost', The Metamorphoses of Shakespearean Comedy, and Fat King, Lean Beggar: Representations of Poverty in the Age of Shakespeare. In addition, he has edited Thomas Middleton's Women Beware Women for the New Mermaid series and Macbeth: Texts and Contexts for the Bedford Shakespeare.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781903436950
ISBN-10: 1903436958
Publisher: Arden Shakespeare
Publication Date: March 18th, 2004
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: Arden Shakespeare Third