William Shakespeare | Critical Essay by Eric Partridge

This literature criticism consists of approximately 17 pages of analysis & critique of William Shakespeare.
This section contains 3,310 words
(approx. 12 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by James R. Andreas, Sr.

Critical Essay by Eric Partridge

SOURCE: Partridge, Eric. “Introductory” and “Non-sexual Bawdy.” In Shakespeare's Bawdy: A Literary & Psychological Essay and a Comprehensive Glossary, pp. 3-11. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltd, 1968.

In the following excerpt, originally published in 1947, Partridge studies Shakespeare's outlook and attitude toward sex and bawdiness, and examines both the sexual and non-sexual elements of bawdy in Shakespeare's works.

1. Introductory

Among the most generally interesting and particularly provocative books upon Shakespeare since (say) 1925 are Dover Wilson's magistral edition of Shakespeare's Works, H. Granville-Barker's brilliant Prefaces, G. Wilson Knight's profound studies, Hugh Kingsmill's thoughtful The Return of William Shakespeare, Chambers's authoritative William Shakespeare, and, in another order, Kenneth Muir & Sean O'Loughlin's The Voyage to Illyria and Hesketh Pearson's popular, wind-fresh A Life of Shakespeare. (This selection is not intended to belittle such important books...

(read more)

This section contains 3,310 words
(approx. 12 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by James R. Andreas, Sr.