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WILL I A M S H A K E S P E A R E

SHAKE SPEARE

A CRITICAL STUDY

BY

GEORGE BRANDES

IN TWO VOLUMES
VOL. I.

LONDON

WILLIAM HE IN E MANN
1898

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I. A BIOGRAPHY OF SHAKESPEARE DIFFICULT BUT NOT IM-
POSSIBLE
II, STRATFORD-PARENTAGE–BOYHOOD
III, MARRIAGE-SIR THOMAS LUCy–DEPARTURE FROM STRATFORD
IV. LONDON.—BUILDINGS, COSTUMES, MANNERS
W, POLITICAL AND RELIGIOUS CONDITIONS-ENGLAND'S GROW-
ING GREATNESS . - - - - -
WI. SHAKESPEARE AS ACTOR AND RETOUCHER OF OLD PLAYS--
GREENE'S ATTACK
VII. THE “HENRY VI.” TRILOGY - - - - -
VIII. CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE AND HIS LIFE - WORK – TITUS
ANDRONICUS
IX, SHAKESPEARE'S CONCEPTION OF THE RELATIONS OF THE
SEXES—HIS MARRIAGE VIEWED IN THIS LIGHT-LOVE'S
LABOUR'S LOST-ITS MATTER AND STYLE–JOHN LYLY
AND EUPHUISM-THE PERSONAL ELEMENT
X. LOVE'S LABOUR'S WON : THE FIRST SKETCH OF ALL’s wF.L.L
THAT ENDS WELL–THE COMEDY OF ERRORS–THE TWO
GENTLEMEN OF VERONA
XI. VENUS AND ADONIS: DESCRIPTIONS OF NATURE—THE RAPE
OF LUCRECE : RELATION TO PAINTING . - -
XII. A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM—ITS HISTORICAL CIRCUM-
STANCES-ITS ARISTOCRATIC, POPULAR, COMIC, AND
SUPERNATURAL ELEMENTS - - - - -
XIII. ROMEO AND JULIET-THE Two QUARTOs—its ROMANESQUE
STRUCTURE–THE USE OF OLD MOTIVES-THE CONCEP-

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