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All's Well That Ends Well - Updated

All's Well That Ends Well - Updated - 04 edition

All's Well That Ends Well - Updated - 04 edition

ISBN13: 9780521535151

ISBN10: 0521535158

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Edition: 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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International: No
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ISBN13: 9780521535151

ISBN10: 0521535158


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Summary

The daughter of a renowned physician pursues her passion for an elusive bridegroom through a comic maze of mistaken identities, betrayals, repentance, and dramatic revelation. This extraordinary combination of romantic melodrama and outright farce offers a thought-provoking subtext on the way to fulfilling the promise of its title.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Introduction
From Boccaccio to Shakespeare
The Mingled Yarn
All's Well that Ends Well' as a 'Problem Play'
Dating: The Jacobean Shakespeare and 'All's Well that Ends Well'
Is not this Helen?: The Fortunes of an Unorthodox Heroine
Seeking the Generic Fix
Anatomy of Desire: (I) 'All's Well' and the Sonnets
Anatomy of Desire: (II) All's (?) Well (?) that Ends (?) Well (?)
The Text and its Evolution
Editorial Procedures
Abbreviations and References
All's Well That Ends Well
Appendix A: 1.1.60: 'How understand we that?
Appendix B: 2.1.168-72: Helen's Gamble
Appendix C: Speech Prefixes: Variations
Appendix D: Alterations to Lineation
Appendix E: Giletta of Narbonne
Appendix F: Erasmus' 'Colloquies'