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The Dramatist and the Received Idea Wilbur Sanders

The Dramatist and the Received Idea

Wilbur Sanders

Published March 28th 1968
ISBN : 9780521069243
Hardcover
404 pages
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The heart of Dr Sanders??? book is a critical account of seven plays by Marlowe and Shakespeare (The Massacre at Paris, The Jew of Malta, Edward II, Dr Faustus, Richard II, Richard III and Macbeth). In his examination, Dr Sanders is at pains toMoreThe heart of Dr Sanders??? book is a critical account of seven plays by Marlowe and Shakespeare (The Massacre at Paris, The Jew of Malta, Edward II, Dr Faustus, Richard II, Richard III and Macbeth). In his examination, Dr Sanders is at pains to analyse the nature of the intellectual and cultural environment in which the plays were written, to define the ways in which this environment influenced Marlowe and Shakespeare and thus to come to a full understanding of the manner in which a work of art can be simultaneously ???of an age??? and ???for all time???.