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The voyage to Illyria : a new study of Shakespeare / Kenneth Muir, Sean O'Loughlin.

  • Author

    Muir, Kenneth Arthur

    O'Loughlin, Sean.,

  • Date published


  • Publisher

    London : Methuen, 1937.

  • Subject

    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Criticism and interpretation.

    Literary criticism and cultural theory

First published in 1937. This study argues that the plays of Shakespeare must be studied by comparison with each other and not as separate entities; that they must be related to one another, to the poems and to the Sonnets; that each individual play acquires a deeper significance from its setting in the corpus. Muir and O'Loughlin's critical analysis takes place against the personality of Shakespeare, asserting that that despite all their diversities a single mind and a single hand dominate them and that they are the outcome of one man's critical and emotional reactions to life.