These thirty essays reflect contemporary interest in poetic language, the aesthetics of drama, the Elizabethan theater, and Renaissance modes of thought. The selections provide an excellent sampling of both contrasting and complementary viewpoints and have been drawn from the work of suchdistinguished modern critics as H. Granville-Barker, Northrop Frye, L.L. Barber, Robert Ornstein, Mark Van Doren, and Reuben Brower.… (more)
There are two editions here that ideally ought to be separated. The book was first published in 1957 with 28 essays. In 1967 seven (25%) of those essays were dropped and nine (30% of the final total) new essays were added. Unfortunately it would be difficult to impossible to determine the edition of all the copies listed here. But now you know.