This number of William Empson's essays on drama is the second one quantity of his writings on Renaissance literature. Edited by means of best Empson student John Haffenden, the contents variety from essays at the Spanish Tragedy, Volpone and The Duchess of Malfi to a sprightly piece on Elizabethan spirits. moreover, there are numerous hitherto unpublished essays, together with an impressive, provocative new studying of A Midsummer Night's Dream. in the course of the quantity Empson fights his personal serious nook with unequaled zest, intelligence and perception.
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