All's Well That Ends Well
Usually classified as a "problem comedy," All's Well that Ends Well is a psychologically disturbing presentation of an aggressive, designing woman and a reluctant husband wooed by trickery. In her introduction Susan Snyder makes the play's clashing ideologies of class and gender newly... show more
Usually classified as a "problem comedy," All's Well that Ends Well is a psychologically disturbing presentation of an aggressive, designing woman and a reluctant husband wooed by trickery. In her introduction Susan Snyder makes the play's clashing ideologies of class and gender newly accessible, and offers a fully reconsidered, annotated text for both readers and actors.About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Publish date: March 15th 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
I believe some-one who reads my reviews wanted me not to spoil this play - well I'm gonna, so stop reading now if you don't want to know any plot details!This is considered one of the "problem" play, as far as I can tell, because it doesn't really fit neatly into any of the standard genres of the pe...
All's Well that Ends Well is a startling play and Shakespeare at close to his most experimental. It is closely related to Measure for Measure, but I think it is a better and more complex play than that. It is another example, one of many, of Shakespeare undermining the conventions of comedy and wh...
Not much to say about this one. I'd forgotten how hard Shakespeare can be to read. I really liked the ending and it was nice to see the man as the one given away. Hard not to feel a little sorry for him but he acted like a spoiled brat. You're married, deal with it!
Another jaded love story that comes after Shakespeare’s Troilius and Cressida. Helena has eyes for Bertram and Bertram has his eyes on war and glory and, in short order, an Italian girl. Helena pursues, Bertram evades, Helena conspires and Bertram is won. But it is a pyrrhic victory for Helena. ...