Peter Mercer was a lecturer in English Literature at the University of East Anglia for some thirty years. He later worked as an editor in magazine publishing. He is the author of Hamlet and the Acting of Revenge (Macmillan and University of Iowa Press).
The Promised End
The Promised End explores how the endings of Shakespeare’s tragedies work – how, in effect, they resist conventional closure. It looks back from the endings of five plays – Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth, and King Lear – to explore how their structures of action, imagery and the...