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THE
OUTLINE OF LITERATURE

A PLAIN STORY SIMPLY TOLD

EDITED BY

JOHN DRINKWATER

WITH ABOUT 500 ILLUSTRATIONS
OF WHICH MANY ARE IN COLOUR

IN THREE VOLUMES

V2

G. P. PUTNAM'S SONS
NEW YORK AND LONDON
Tbe knickerbocker Press

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English
Sotheran
2-6- 24
9870

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X. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE. 1564-1616. BY HAR-

LEY GRANVILLE-BARKER

The limitations of the Elizabethan Theatre—How the plays were

performed—Shakespeare's idea of good acting—The use of
the soliloquy—The one-sexed stage--Shakespeare's plays and
the English theatre-Educational value of Shakespeare--How
to read the plays—A Midsummer Night's Dream-Romeo and
Juliet-Structural balance of the plays—Twelfth Night-
Julius Cæsar-MacbethLady Macbeth—Banquo's Murder.

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Andrew Marvell-The Compleat Angler-Peace and quietude.

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