Rethinking Shakespeare's Skepticism

The Aesthetics of Doubt in the Sonnets and Plays

By (author) Suzanne M. Tartamella

Hardback - £55.95

Publication date:

23 January 2014

Length of book:

303 pages

Publisher

Duquesne University Press

ISBN-13: 9780820704678

Tartamella casts new light on seemingly quite familiar material—Shakespeare’s Sonnets and a number of his plays, including Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew, and Antony and Cleopatra. By placing the Sonnets within the context of the literary history of praise poetry, and exploring the underlying influence of early modern skepticism on Shakespeare’s writing, this book truly enhances our understanding of the subtleties and complexities in all of Shakespeare’s work.