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William Empson: Essays on Shakespeare

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At the time of his death in 1984, the poet and critic William Empson was preparing and revising a collection of his essays on Shakespeare. This collection edited by David Pirie, is a book which the literary world has wanted for over half a century. Here, in a single volume, are major readings of Hamlet and Macbeth; a witty and sometimes impassioned defence of Falstaff, and a new piece on the architecture of the Globe theatre and other Renaissance playhouses, in which Empson explores the problems that the design of ...

William Empson: Essays on Shakespeare 1986, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521311502

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William Empson: Essays on Shakespeare 1986, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

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