Hill passes off Kyd, Middleton and Webster as superior to Shakespeare. LOL There’s not a single example cited from these shock-meisters that would justify such an assertion. Also who was writing better female roles than Shakespeare before the Restoration?
posted on 10/11/2012 9:03:34 AM PDT
Webster and Tourneur are underrated, but Webster superior than Shakespeare?
This is just bad taste masquerading as discernment.
In terms of female roles, Shakespeare is the finest of the Elizabethan/Jacobean era and this in particular is an area where he clearly bests Marlowe.
than = to. I’m autocorrecting myself out of fluency in my native tongue.
Shakespeare’s feel for human nature was truly outstanding. No over-rated there.
posted on 10/11/2012 9:39:32 AM PDT
i·ro·ny (r-n, r-)
n. pl. i·ro·nies
1. a. The use of words to express something different from and often opposite to their literal meaning.
b. An expression or utterance marked by a deliberate contrast between apparent and intended meaning.
c. A literary style employing such contrasts for humorous or rhetorical effect.
posted on 10/11/2012 4:40:19 PM PDT
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