SHAKESPEARE CRITICISM; DR JOHNSON CONTRIBUTION TO SHAKESPEARE CRITICISM
Mr. Krishnakant Patil
Lecture, Kles Basavaprabhu Kore Arts, Science and Commerce College Chikodi
Dr Johnsonâ€™s Preface to Shakespeare is an important contribution to English literature and criticism. Dr Johnson is a neo-classical writer, his comments of Shakespeare is unbiased and worthy on the whole. Johnson not only praises but also points out his defects. For Shakespeare he believes audience as great judgers . Johnsonâ€™s duty was to show Shakespeare under the sunshine of neo-classical taste. Johnson does this satisfactorily though in some instances heâ€™s not fully justified. Preface to Shakespeare opens with a tribute to Shakespeareâ€™s writing , which Johnson consider it long lasting value. Further he also made comments to the defects of Shakespeare. In this paper we will going to see how Dr Johnson criticises Shakespeare.
Keywords: Shakespeare, drama, puns, characterisation, nature
Journal Name :
EPRA International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research (IJMR)
Published on : 2021-06-27