The Poetry Of Shakespeare's Plays
The most sublime quality of Shakespeares genius is his poetry the greatest ever written in English, perhaps in any language so a proper examination of his plays must begin with an examination of the poetry in them. In this rewarding volume, five chapters correspond to five main working periods, considering the three main elements in the poetry: the words, the rhythmical relationship of the words, and the use of metaphor and imagery the subtlest feature of Shakespeares individuality and genius. To the general reader, and to the playgoer wishing to revive his memories and whet his appetite before a visit to Stratford or the Old Vic, Mr Hallidays book can hardly be too highly recommended Times Literary Supplement
To the general reader, and to the playgoer wishing to revive his memories and whet his appetite before a visit to Stratford or the Old Vic, Mr Halliday's book can hardly be too highly recommended.
Author biography:F.E. Halliday Literary scholar and Cornwall historian, Frank Ernest Halliday, was born in Bradford, Yorkshire and was educated at Kings College, Cambridge. He taught at Cheltenham College for many years and was head of the English Department.
Later, he moved to St. Ives, Cornwall, where he remained for the rest of his life, devoting his time to extensive research and writing, typing with two fingers on a rickety, antique typewriter. His vigorous, uncluttered and well informed work amounted to twenty-four volumes, ranging from the history of his adopted county to many on Shakespeare, as well as illuminating biographies of great English writers such as Thomas Hardy, Geoffrey Chaucer, Robert Browning, Doctor Johnson and William Wordsworth.
F.E. Halliday died in 1982.