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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The romance plays
I just like the themes of Shakespeare's later plays. Loss, love and redemption are 2 very important themes in these plays.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful play - skittish edition
Cymbeline is a wonderful work; why don't we see it more often?
However, this edition is a mixed bag. Warren's insistence on calling the main female character Innogen (instead of the more usual Imogen) is irritating after a while - however well-attested. "When the legend becomes true, print the legend."
I'm not convinced about his text either, some of...
Published on 15 July 2001


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The romance plays, 16 Jan. 2014
This review is from: Cymbeline (Kindle Edition)
I just like the themes of Shakespeare's later plays. Loss, love and redemption are 2 very important themes in these plays.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant analysis and evaluation of a great play, 9 Dec. 1997
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Granville-Barker's prefaces to Shakespeare are highly regarded as the first such written from a theatrical (as opposed to literary) point of view. This approach pays particularly high dividends in dealing with this, one of WS's least appreciated plays. (I am currently appearing in a production of it in NYC -- in a small role.) Jan Kott, in describing "Troilus and Cressida" in the 60's, called it "amazing and modern." Cymbeline, in the 90's, seems strikingly post-modern, and Granville Barker, writing in the 20's, accurately describes features of the play which speak strongly to our highly collage-like contemporary approach to art. Highly recommended (as is the Arden edition of the play itself, probably the most charming of all the Arden editions).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant introduction for essay writing, 4 Jun. 2014
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Arrived sooner than expected and in great condition. Has a great introduction for the play itself and if you need it for essay writing
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5.0 out of 5 stars SHAKESPEARE, 15 Oct. 2013
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This review is from: "Cymbeline" (Arden Shakespeare: Second Series) (Paperback)
How can you review the classics. Cymbeline is one of the plays by the bard and it is therefore excellent
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11 of 19 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful play - skittish edition, 15 July 2001
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Cymbeline is a wonderful work; why don't we see it more often?
However, this edition is a mixed bag. Warren's insistence on calling the main female character Innogen (instead of the more usual Imogen) is irritating after a while - however well-attested. "When the legend becomes true, print the legend."
I'm not convinced about his text either, some of his ideas seem wayward and quirky -as if he is trying to put his mark on the play instead of trying to reveal it in all its glory.
The play is better than this edition would let you know.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Quality of service and product, 17 May 2011
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This book was delivered swiftly and in perfect condition. It was available at a reduced price with no postal charge which made the purchase excellent value.
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