Shakespeare's Villains

Shakespeare's Villains

By: Maurice Charney (author)Paperback

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Shakespeare's Villains is a close reading of Shakespeare's plays to investigate the nature of evil. Charney closely considers the way that dramatic characters are developed in terms of language, imagery, and nonverbal stage effects. With chapters on Iago, Tarquin, Aaron, Richard Duke of Gloucester, Shylock, Claudius, Polonius, Macbeth, Edmund, Goneril, Regan, Angelo, Tybalt, Don John, Iachimo, Lucio, Julius Caesar, Leontes, and Duke Frederick, this book is the first comprehensive study of the villains in Shakespeare.

About Author

Maurice Charney has written books on Shakespeare since the 1960's. He retired from Rutgers University as a distinguished professor and was President of both the Shakespeare Association of America and the Academy of Literary Studies. In 1989 he was awarded the medal of the city of Tours in France.


Introduction Chapter 1: Iago Chapter 2: Tarquin and Aaron Chapter 3: Richard, Duke of Gloucester Chapter 4: Shylock Chapter 5: Claudius Chapter 6: Macbeth Chapter 7: Edmund. Goneril, and Regan Chapter 8: Angelo Chapter 9: Tybalt Chapter 10: Calumniators: Don John, Iachimo, and Lucio Chapter 11: Tyrants: Julius Caesar, Leontes, and Duke Frederick

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781611476217
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 176
  • ID: 9781611476217
  • weight: 245
  • ISBN10: 1611476216

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