Originally published, London: Hutchinson, 1963.
Themes and Variations in Shakespeare's Sonnets. First published in This study analyses Shakespeare's treatment of the universal themes of Beauty, Love and Time. He compares Shakespeare with other great poets and sonnet writers - Pindar, Horace and Ovid, with Petrarch, Tasso and Ronsart, with Shakespeare's own English predecessors and contemporaries, notably Spenser, Daniel and Drayton and with John Donne. Portions of the First Part of this book have already appeared in Elizabethan and Jacobean Studies presented to Frank Percy Wilson in Honour of his seventieth Birthday (Clarendon Press, ), and I am grateful to the editors and publishers for permission to reprint them. For many years it had been in my mind to write about Shakespeare’s Sonnets, and it was the request for this contribution. --Shakespeare's sonnets on Love as the Defier of Time. -- The instinctiveness and unphilosophicalness of Shakespeare's 'idealism' and 'spirituality': contrast with Michelangelo and other men of Geist. In Shakespeare's plays there are many attractive and sympathetic presentations of both maturity and old age, and it is only in deliberately cornie, or semi-comic, creations, such asJuliet's nurse, Shallow, Verges, Pandarus and (to some extent) Polonius, that the characteristicweaknesses ofage predominate. But in the Sonnets, although he says much about the compensations oflove and friendship for the evils oflife, Author: J B Leishman.
Themes and variations in Shakespeare's sonnets. New York, Harper & Row [, ] (OCoLC) Named Person: William Shakespeare: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: J B Leishman. Themes and variations in Shakespeare's sonnets. London, Hutchinson  (OCoLC) Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: J B Leishman. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Leishman, J. B. (James Blair), Themes and variations in Shakespeare's sonnets. London: Hutchinson, In Shakespeare’s sonnets, falling in love can have painful emotional and physical consequences. Sonnets – , addressed to the so-called dark lady, express a more overtly erotic and physical love than the sonnets addressed to the young man. But many sonnets warn readers about the .
The first sonnets in Shakespeare's sonnets are said to constitute a cycle, having controlling themes and a narrative progression that implies a dramatic plot of sorts. The sonnets are marked by the recurring themes of beauty, youthful beauty ravaged by time, and the ability of love and art to transcend time and even death. The top ten greatest sonnets by William Shakespeare, selected by Dr Oliver Tearle. Previously, we’ve analysed a good number of Shakespeare’s sonnets here at Interesting Literature, offering a brief summary and analysis of the sonnet in question and exploring its most significant points of we gave up analysing every single sonnet by the time we got to around a third of the way in. Get this from a library! Themes and variations in Shakespeare's sonnets. [J B Leishman] -- Analyzes Shakespeare's treatment of the concepts of beauty, love and time.