Mankynde in Shakespeare

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Trim size: 6.000in x 9.000in



Pub Date: 03/15/2012

ISBN: 9-780-8203-3848-4

List Price: $24.95

Mankynde in Shakespeare

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In this study Edmund Creeth discovers an intimate, unique, and previously unsuspected kinship between three Shakespearean tragedies-Macbeth, Othello, and King Lear-and the three oldest extant theological dramas about Mankynde-The Castell of Perseverance, Wisdom Who Is Christ, and The Pride of Life. Creeth's revolutionary discovery of parallels between the two sets of plays and his innovative method of studying these parallels suggest provocative new ways of looking at Shakespeare's tragedies and constitute a major new direction in Shakespearean scholarship.
Mankynde in Shakespeare proposes a number of new and illuminating analogies between Shakespeare and his predecessors in the morality tradition. Creeth draws close and specific morphological parallels between three Shakespearean tragedies and three medieval moralities. . . . The strength of Mankynde in Shakespeare, and it is a considerable one, lies in its central analysis of the parallels between the medieval plays and Shakespeare.

Yearbook of English Studies

About the Author/Editor

EDMUND CREETH (1928-1997) was a professor emeritus of English at the University of Michigan. He is also the editor of Tudor Playsand Tudor Prose, 1513-1570.