Introduction 1.Hamlet and the eyases 2. Portraits of the Iron Age: Troilus and Cressida 3. 'The Word will bring on summer:' All's Well that Ends Well and Chapman's mythic comedy 4. Othello, a man killed with kindness 5. Royal Measures: Measure for Measure and Middleton's comedy of disillusionment 6. Anger's priviledge, Timon of Athens and King Lear.