Largely ignored for centuries because of doubts about its authorship and its subject matter, once considered distasteful, "The Two Noble Kinsmen" is surprisingly relevant to many current interests. Lois Potter supplies new information on sources and contexts, and drawing on extensive experience as a theatre critic, compares a number of late-20th century stagings of the play.
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William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an English poet and playwright widely regarded as the greatest writer of the English language, as well as one of the greatest in Western literature, and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.From AudioFile:
A late tragicomedy by Shakespeare and John Fletcher, this play, based on Chaucer's "The Knight's Tale," concerns the rivalry between two chivalrous knights, Palamon and Arcite, for the love of a woman. The play is a rarely staged, somewhat ceremonial work, so this balanced and effective performance, which may be the first unabridged recording of it, is particularly appreciated. Clive Brill's direction mostly avoids the busy sound effects that characterize the Arkangel series. The subplot of the jailer's daughter (Sarah-Jane Holm) and her hopeless love for Palamon (Jonathan Firth) is handled well and gives personality to a play in which the two main characters are sometimes hard to tell apart. G.H. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0174434626
Book Description Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110174434626
Book Description Thomas Nelson Publishers. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0174434626 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0970024