Shakespeare's Symmetries: The Mirrored Structure of Action in the Plays.
Ryan argues that critics have not understood the shape or pattern of Shakespeare's plays because they did not understand his method of construction, which follows a thematic pattern A-B-C-B-A. Through an analysis of 26 plays, Ryan illustrates this arch, with focal keystone, that each of the mature works follows. Large paperback (7 x 10.25 inches) with separate chapter for each work examined and end notes. McFarland. 2016. Paper. NEW. $41.00