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Henry V , War Criminal? By J. A. Sutherland

Henry V , War Criminal?
by J. A. Sutherland

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Loose ends and red herrings are the stuff of detective fiction. Here, the authors find that Shakespeare's plays reveal themselves to be as full of mysteries as any Agatha Christie novel. They shed light on apparent anachronisms, performance and stagecraft, linguistics, "Star Trek" and more.
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Henry V , War Criminal? Summary


Henry V , War Criminal?: And Other Shakespeare Puzzles by J. A. Sutherland

"Shakespeare loves loose ends; Shakespeare also loves red herrings." - Stephen Orgel. Loose ends and red herrings are the stuff of detective fiction, and under the scrutiny of master sleuths, John Sutherland and Cedric Watts, Shakespeare's plays reveal themselves to be as full of mysteries as any Agatha Christie novel. Is it summer or winter in Elsinore? Do Bottom and Titania make love? Does Lady Macbeth faint, or is she just pretending? How does a man putrefy within minutes of his death? Is Cleopatra a deadbeat Mum? And why doesn't Juliet ask 'O Romeo Montague, wherefore art thou Montague?' As Watts and Sutherland explore these and other puzzles Shakespeare's genius becomes ever more apparent. Speculative, critical, good-humoured and provocative, their discussions shed light on apparent anachronisms, performance and stagecraft, linguistics, "Star Trek" and much else. Shrewd and entertaining, these essays add a new dimension to the pleasure of reading or watching Shakespeare. "Few modern academics are doing quite so much as Professor Sutherland to connect the "common reader" with great books." - "Independent."

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Henry V , War Criminal? Reviews


"Few modern academics are doing quite so much as Professor Sutherland to connect the 'common reader' with great books"--The Independent


"Few modern academics are doing quite so much as Professor Sutherland to connect the 'common reader' with great books"--The Independent

"Few modern academics are doing quite so much as Professor Sutherland to connect the 'common reader' with great books"--The Independent


"Few modern academics are doing quite so much as Professor Sutherland to connect the 'common reader' with great books"--The Independent


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CIN000117716
Henry V , War Criminal?: And Other Shakespeare Puzzles by J. A. Sutherland
J. A. Sutherland
Oxford World's Classics
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2000-04-13
238
0192838792
9780192838797
N/A
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