Character and Personality in Shakespeare

Brustein, Robert
January 1996
New Republic;1/1/96, Vol. 214 Issue 1, p27
Comments on the Tanner lectures given by scholar-critic Harold Bloom at Princeton University entitled Shakespeare and the Value of Personality, and Shakespeare and the Value of Love. Paradoxes in the position of Bloom that Shakespeare valued personality above any other element in his drama; Motivation behind Bloom's fatigue with bad Shakespearean production; Characters that form a pantheon of Bloom's favorite personalities.


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