Romeo and Juliet | Critical Essay by G. Thomas Tanselle

This literature criticism consists of approximately 27 pages of analysis & critique of Romeo and Juliet.
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Critical Essay by G. Thomas Tanselle

SOURCE: Tanselle, G. Thomas. “Time in Romeo and Juliet.Shakespeare Quarterly 15, no. 4 (autumn 1964): 349-61.

In the following essay, Tanselle focuses on Romeo and Juliet's references to time in relation to its themes of fate, youth versus age, and haste.

It is conventional for editors and critics to point out that in Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare compressed into a matter of days the action that took nine months in Brooke's Romeus and Juliet. They also note that there are a great many time references in the play, and, on the basis of these refererences, they construct a calendar for the events of the plot. But, even though allusions to time are made with great precision in the play, critics are not yet agreed about such a seemingly elementary chronological point as the number of...

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