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The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare's Last Plays, Catherine M.S. Alexander (Ed.) : essays and reviews

Volume 24, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1011-582X



In her Introduction to this volume, Catherine Alexander discusses the difficulties of grouping together Shakespeare's "last" plays. During the twentieth century, Shakespeare's last plays have variously been described as Shakespeare's final plays, his late plays or his romances. Various conceptual problems arise with different orderings, linking late Shakespeare to different conceptual frameworks depending on which plays are included and whether the plays are seen as being more closely linked to the tragedies or comedies.

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