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The Two Gentlemen of Verona (The Pelican Shakespeare)

The Two Gentlemen of Verona (The Pelican Shakespeare)
Author: William Shakespeare
ISBN 13: 9780140714616
ISBN 10: 140714618
Edition: New
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 2000-02-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 92
List Price: $8.00

Professor Schlueter approaches this early Shakespearean comedy as a parody of two types of Renaissance educational fiction: the love-quest story and the test-of-friendship story, which by their combination show the pitfalls of high-flown human ideals. A thoroughly researched, illustrated stage history reveals changing conceptions of the play, which has tempted many nineteenth- and twentieth-century directors and actors, who often fail, nevertheless, to come to terms with the play's subversive impetus.