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2 September 1982
edited by Harold Jenkins.
Methuen, 592 pp., £12.50, April 1982, 9780416179101
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The Taming of the Shrew 
edited by Brian Morris.
Methuen, 396 pp., £12.50, December 1981, 0 416 47580 9
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Richard III 
edited by Antony Hammond.
Methuen, 396 pp., £12.50, December 1981, 0 416 17970 3
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Much Ado about Nothing 
edited by A.R. Humphreys.
Methuen, 256 pp., £11.50, November 1981, 0 416 17990 8
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... good discussions of the play’s relation to Gascoigne’s Supposes and of its folklore elements. Antony Hammond’s edition of Richard III argues, no less convincingly, for an early dating of that play (1591). His introduction includes a shrewd discussion of the importance of role-playing in the play, and of the ways in which the consequent ...

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Barbara Everett: Dryden’s ‘Hamlet’

4 January 2001
... is a salute to that uncouth, almost Caliban-like power of high dreaming open to the Shakespeare of Antony and Cleopatra but closed to civilised men now – a nostalgia, and a closure, that explain the lifelessness of Dryden’s ‘masterpieces’ in the theatre. The magnificent presentness of the poet’s stance is really just a supportive limitation of ...

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