All's Well That Ends Well | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Jay Halio

This literature criticism consists of approximately 20 pages of analysis & critique of All's Well That Ends Well.
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Critical Essay by Jay Halio

SOURCE: Halio, Jay. “All's Well That Ends Well.Shakespeare Quarterly 15, no. 1 (winter 1964): 33-43.

In the following essay, Halio examines the sources, dramatic structure, and characters of All's Well That Ends Well, and contends that although fascinating and complex, the play is a failure.

Certainly W. W. Lawrence's complaint about the criticism of Shakespeare's problem comedies—or the lack of it1—has steadily been remedied. Not only do we have Lawrence's own extensive research, but the plays have elsewhere won treatment, notably in E. M. W. Tillyard's book2 and many times in articles and whole chapters of works on Shakespeare. This new interest parallels a rather considerable revision in our critical approach to Shakespeare and to literature in general, and one might speculate...

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