n Shakespeare in Southern Africa - Shakespeare as Literary Dramatist, Lukas Erne : book review
|Article Title||Shakespeare as Literary Dramatist, Lukas Erne : book review|
|© Publisher:||Institute for the Study of English in Africa (ISEA)|
|Journal||Shakespeare in Southern Africa|
|Publication Date||Jan 2004|
|Pages||94 - 96|
Extracted from text ... LUKAS ERNE. Shakespeare as Literary Dramatist. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. 287 pp. Reviewed by RON HALL In this persuasive book - likely to upset several critics, editors and textual scholars - Lukas Erne of the University of Geneva challenges a number of twentieth-century views on Shakespeare's relationship, as playwright, to the world of literary publishing and reception in his time. Shakespeare, Erne argues, far from being merely a stage-text supplier indifferent to the lasting value of his work, was (not unlike like Ben Jonson, after all) a consciously literary author. To a degree not yet fully realised, "Shakespeare ..
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