The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.1737 Thursday, 4 September 2003
Date: Wednesday, 3 Sep 2003 20:29:41 -0400
Subject: Critical Judgment of Lucrece
At SHAKSPER's stepsister discussion group, HLAS, a number of people are
debating the literary merits of The Rape of Lucrece. One person claims
it is a masterpiece; I don't like it much, nor did William Hazlitt. Its
admirer also claim that almost all the critics consider it first-rate.
I haven't been able to find many critical texts about it, though (mainly
because I'm lazy, I'm sure). So my question for this group is: do any
of you know what any critics have said about Lucrece? Have they, as I
believe, considered it one of his lesser works?
Thanks in advance for any help.
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