By Edith Sitwell
There are lengthy essays on King Lear, Macbeth, Othello and Hamlet. Dame Edith believes, with all humility, that she has found new assets of the muse of King Lear, throwing a brand new mild generally play, and giving new meanings to the mad scenes, of an unsurpassable grandeur, intensity, and terror. There are shorter essays additionally on different of the tragedies. The keynotes of a few of the performs are tested (not all of the performs are discussed), a word is studied and may be discovered to carry the complete which means of the play.
There are essays on some of the comedies, and lengthy passages in regards to the Fools and Clowns. Connecting degrees are traced among the philosophies of the performs. There are, too, working commentaries on Shakespeare as that ' common-kissing Titan ', and, because the booklet is a private computer, the writer makes copious quotations from the writings of Shakespearean students who've thrown mild at the quite a few points of which she treats, and from works on different matters which additionally serve to illumine his effective and many-sided genius.
"Her examining is deep and private; in all likelihood no one has ever learn Shakespeare with an ear extra delicate to each sound and cadence." -Chicago day-by-day Tribune
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A Notebook on William Shakespeare (Bloomsbury Reader) by Edith Sitwell