Shakespeare, Aphra Behn, and the Canon

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William R. Owens, W. R. Owens, Lizbeth Goodman, Aphra Behn
Psychology Press, 1996 - Literary Criticism - 346 pages
"Shakespeare, Aphra Behn and the Canon" is an accessible introduction to the idea of the literary canon and the complex process by which certain authors and works are accorded a high cultural status. Written expressly for those with no previous knowledge of Shakespeare or Behn, the contributors focus on three of Shakespeare's most widely-studied plays, "Henry V, Othello" and "As You Like It." As a contrast, Aphra Behn's restoration comedy "The Rover" is studied as an example of a play which was highly popular in its own time, but, in later times, neglected from the canon. "Shakespeare, Aphra Behn and the Canon" places both authors in historical context and offers passages of text and criticism in each chapter followed by detailed discussion.
 

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Contents

theatre poet
21
W R O WENS
35
CHAPTER FOUR Reading Othello
89
W R O WENS WITH A SECTION BY LIZBETH GOODMAN
193
CHAPTER SEVEN Reviewing the idea of the canon
251
EDITED BY W R O WENS
328
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