Complete the Two Noble Kinsmen

An Annotated Edition of the Shakespeare and Fletcher Play

by Donald Richardson



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/14/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 268
ISBN : 9781546241317
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 268
ISBN : 9781546241324
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 268
ISBN : 9781546241300

About the Book

Based on Chaucer’s “The Knight’s Tale” in Canterbury Tales, The Two Noble Kinsmen takes as a motif the rules of courtly love endorsed by both Arcite and Palamon who, unfortunately, are nearly indistinguishable. As Mowat and Werstine assert, “So fraught are the human relations of the play that only the gods can eventually bring them to their resolution” (xv). Credit William Shakespeare and John Fletcher (as given on the title page of the 1634 printing) with the “story’s rich philosophical and moral potential” (Mehl, 288).

About the Author

Although he has long been eligible to retire, Donald J. Richardson continues to (try to) teach English Composition at Phoenix College in Arizona. He defines his life through his teaching, his singing, his volunteering, and his grandchildren.