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- Listening Length: 1 hour and 50 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: One Voice Recordings
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 26 Jan. 2001
- Language: English
- ASIN: B002SPXKIO
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The Rape of Lucrece Audiobook – Unabridged
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But what of the arguments? The poems are presented as works which offer things that the plays either cannot or do not: a more comprehensive anatomising of inner mental states and a stronger affinity with the visual arts. However, the Introduction's attempt to link Shakespeare with Renaissance painting - even going as far as to suggest that he had an acquaintance with art theory - lacks concrete evidence. Assertions like 'He could ... have seen an example of an Italian painted battle scene in a nobleman's house', seem over-speculative, an impression that is reinforced by the next sentence: 'Such access is not implausible.' Not implausible, perhaps, but not entirely convincing, either.
One of the real strengths of Duncan-Jones' previous Arden edition (Shakespeare's Sonnets, 1997) was its richly insightful analysis of the sequence. Its section on numerological significance was, I thought, profound and persuasive.Read more ›
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