from inside cover: "Geniuses, like lesser men and women, are creatures of habit. Shakespeare developed certain habits composing his plays, and his acting company followed certain practices performing them. Modern readers and playgoers, once acquainted with these habits and practices, can read and see Shakespeare's plays with greater understanding and delight. In a word, they can come to see Shakespeare plain, their view unobstructed by the barriers that time, circumstance, language, and literary technique have erected between them and his plays. Williams G. Leary lowers, or removes altogether, these barriers by showing readers and playgoers how Shakespeare habitually set about delineating his characters, constructing his plots, creating his unique dramatic worlds, and dramatizing his ideas, while giving utterance to the whole range of the English language - and all this in a context of Elizabethan actors playing before Elizabethan audiences on an Elizabethan stage. ..."
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Book Description Mcgraw-Hill, 1976. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P11007036947X