Michael Dobson: Shakespeare’s Last Plays, 6 June 2019
Show More Shakespeare’s Lyric Stage: Myth, Music and Poetry in the Last Plays by Seth Lerer.
Chicago, 276 pp., £20.50, November 2018, 978 0 226 58254 2Show More
“... towards fairy tale, in ways Ben Jonson, for one, found embarrassing: in 1614, in the induction to Bartholomew Fair, Jonson promised that his play would not include a ‘servant-monster’ like Caliban, and he ridiculed The Two Noble Kinsmen in the play itself. In ‘An Ode on Himself’, 15 years later, Jonson was still lamenting that theatre audiences ...”