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Shakespeare's theory of drama / Pauline Kiernan.

Bibliography, etc. note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-215) and index. Formatted contents note: Contents: Shakespeare and Sidney. Two worlds: the brazen and the golden -- Shakespeare and Ovid. "What strained touches rhetoric can lend": poetry metamorphosed in Venus and Adonis and the sonnets -- "In scorn of nature, art gave lifeless life": exposing art's sterility. The rape of Lucrece, The winter's tale and The tempest -- "O'er-wrested seeming": dramatic illusion and the repudiation of mimesis. Love's labour's lost, A midsummer night's dream and Hamlet -- "Thy registers and thee I both defy": history challenged. Richard III, Henry VIII, Henry V and Richard II -- Antony and Cleopatra as "a defence of drama". Uk-SuSCL.