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Measure for Measure (Arden Shakespeare Third Series)

~playauthor~Written by~ William Shakespeare , A.R. Braunmuller , Robert Watson ~playauthor~Edited by~ A.R. Braunmuller , Robert Watson

The Arden Shakespeare, 2020

The Arden Shakespeare Third Series


Acts: 5, Scenes: 14, Roles: Total (24), Female (5), Male (19), Unassigned (0)


... himself as a friar to witness all that ensues. In the comprehensive introduction to this new, fully-illustrated Arden edition, with commentary and notes from A. R. Braunmuller, Robert N. Watson explores the recent increased...

The Critical Backstory

Othello : A Critical Reader

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2015



... 1997), 125–55 . Robert Watson placed Othello squarely in the midst of contemporary religious debates. Watson argued that although critics have often understood Christian allegory to operate...

Othello’s Double Diction

Othello: The State of Play

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2014



... On the marketability of neologisms in late-Renaissance London, see Robert N. Watson , ‘Coining Words on the Elizabethan and Jacobean Stage’,...

The State of the Art

Robert C. Evans

Robert C. Evans is Professor of English and Philosophy at Auburn University at Montgomery, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Volpone: A Critical Guide

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2011



... the claim. Meanwhile, Robert N. Watson, in a very useful version of the play for the New Mermaids series, offered a superb introduction covering such matters as biography, genre, the major characters, the subplot, the conclusion, the stage history,...

The Fox and His Pause: Punctuating Consciousness in Jonson’s Volpone

Shakespeare Up Close : Reading Early Modern Texts

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2012



... Watson, Volpone , but this argument will often (as here) require the use of punctuation from other editions.That’s what she would say if the play’s editor obeyed the preference of modern publishers for minimal punctuation...

New Directions: Why No One Hears Lord Capulet’s Line

Romeo and Juliet : A Critical Reader

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2016



... Literary Criticism, 2009) , Stephen Dickey and Robert N. Watson argue that the play extensively and allusively challenges ‘the fantasy that there is [no third alternative] between the benign melting-together of angelic lovers’...