Date of Award
Lewis F. Base
The purpose of this study of Shakespeare's use of letters is twofold. First, representative plays will be examined to determine some of the ways in which letters contributed to such important elements as plot structure, character delineation, creation of atmosphere, heightening of suspense, or a combination of two or more of these and possibly other uses. In addition, the letters will be studied for the evidence they may furnish in themselves, of the development of Shakespeare's dramatic technique and artistry.
McIlwraith, Clara Beery, "Shakespeare's use of letters in twelve representative plays" (1965). Master's Theses. 786.