TWISTED TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE by Richard Armour

TWISTED TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A limber litterateur, Mr. Armour, not satisfied with having broken the bare bones of history, here beards the Bard and adds not only mustaches and eyeglasses to Shakespearian characters but many a false none and blackened tooth. In the ""General Introduction"" Shakespeare's life, the Elizabethan theater and Shakespeare's development are not confined by any pedagogic plodding; the Appendices add their mutilations to the sonnets and the question of the authorship of the plays. Hamlet Macbeth A Midsummer, Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet, The Merchant of Venice and are the plays decontaminated from any sense of pedantry in spite of the hardworking individual introductions. Altogether this should aid and abet any silly moment that might overtake you.

Publisher: McGraw-Hill