IN THE REVIEW

Shakespeare

Shakespeare Criticism, 1935-1960

Selected with an introduction by Anne Ridler
Since Ben Jonson, in his commemorative poem in the First Folio, applied his critical theory to Shakespeare, stressing the “Art” that shaped, ordered and clarified the copious inventions and intuitions proceeding from his “Nature,” Shakespeare’s works have been the proper and central concern of English—speaking critics. Critical theories and methods …