The God of Arts: Ruling Ideas in Shakespeare's Comedies
University of Kansas, 1977 - 140 pages
Study of basic ideas that shape action and characterization, or characters' concepts of themselves, starting with the individuals self-definition and moving out to his relations with others, with society, and with whatever of the world is beyond human control.
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