By Gary Waller
Described as one among ShakespeareвЂ™s so much interesting performs, AllвЂ™s good That Ends Well has only in the near past began to obtain the serious consciousness it merits. famous as an important element of improvement in ShakespeareвЂ™s occupation, this choice of new essays displays the turning out to be curiosity within the play and offers a huge diversity of techniques to it, together with old, feminist, performative and psychoanalytical criticisms.
In addition to 14 essays written by means of top students, the editorвЂ™s advent presents a considerable evaluate of the playвЂ™s serious background, with a robust specialise in functionality research and the effect that this has had on its reception and attractiveness. Demonstrating numerous methods to the play and furthering contemporary debates, this booklet makes a invaluable contribution to Shakespeare criticism.
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40 My survey of productions after 2003 reveals, perhaps disturbingly, that the interrogation scenes continue to be played predominantly as farce. 1, see p. 4). Directors responding to my questionnaire saw the scenes as comic in intent. Yet some audience members overheard at the five New York productions in 2005–6 that I attended voiced some unease. It is hard to give up the easy effects of farce in a production in a play that already opens up many awkward issues. Of major productions before the turn of the century, only the Hall has stressed the viciousness and malevolence implied by the scene.
49 In addition to the All’s Well: Critical and Theatrical Emergence 1111 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1011 1 2 3111 4 5 611 7 8 9 20111 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 30111 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 40111 1 2 311 31 help she receives from the Countess and the King—that is in itself a possibly unsettling social fantasy of some magnitude—she is determined, ingenious, coolly farsighted, considerate, tactful, and all as needed by changing circumstances. In production, the actors with whom I worked—even when they were prompted to critique the (largely male) chorus of criticism of her deviousness—found her admirable in her combination of activism and subtlety.
His bad behavior has been attributed to Parolles’s influence, blamed on his mother, on western ideologies of masculinity, the decline of feudalism, Shakespeare’s lack of interest in his comic heroes—and the playwright’s own supposed fascination for a haughty, rich, spoilt and emotionally immature “fair youth” in his sonnets (since Shakespeare himself, such an argument goes, was obsessed with such a young man, he did or could not write All’s Well: Critical and Theatrical Emergence 1111 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1011 1 2 3111 4 5 611 7 8 9 20111 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 30111 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 40111 1 2 311 23 sufficiently critical lines).