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The Cambridge companion to Shakespeare edited by Margreta de Grazia and Stanley Wells [Text]

By: De Grazia.
Contributor(s): Wells 1930-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Cambridge companions to literature. Publisher: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2010Edition: 2nd ed.Description: 376 p. ill. 23 cm hbk.ISBN: 9780521713931.Subject(s): Shakespeare -- Criticism and interpretationDDC classification: 822.3'3
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Written by a team of leading international scholars, this Companion is designed to illuminate Shakespeare's works through discussion of the key topics of Shakespeare studies. Twenty-one essays provide lively and authoritative approaches to recent scholarship and criticism for readers keen to expand their knowledge and appreciation of Shakespeare. The book contains stimulating chapters on traditional topics such as Shakespeare's biography and the transmission of his texts. Individual readings of the plays are given in the context of genre as well as through the cultural and historical perspectives of race, sexuality and gender, and politics and religion. Essays on performance survey the latest digital media as well as stage and film. Throughout the volume, contributors discuss Shakespeare in a global as well as a national context, a dramatist with a long and constantly mutating history of reception and performance.

Previous ed.: 2001

Includes bibliographical references and index

This text offers a comprehensive introduction to the study of Shakespeare, by means of 19 newly commissioned essays. It provides a broadly cultural approach to the chief literary, performative and historical aspects of Shakespeare's work.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Preface
  • William Shakespeare: a partial chronology
  • Shakespeare's works: a conjectural chronology
  • 1 The traces of Shakespeare's life
  • 2 Shakespeare's reading
  • 3 Shakespeare's writing
  • 4 The theatre of Shakespeare's London
  • 5 Transmission of Shakespeare's texts
  • 6 Shakespeare and language
  • 7 Shakespeare the poet
  • 8 Shakespeare's comedies
  • 9 Shakespeare's tragedies
  • 10 Shakespeare's English history plays
  • 11 Shakespeare's Classical plays
  • 12 Shakespeare's tragicomedies
  • 13 Shakespeare, religion and politics
  • 14 Shakespeare and race JONATHAN
  • 15 Shakespeare, sex and gender
  • 16 Shakespeare's stage
  • 17 The critical reception of Shakespeare
  • 18 Shakespeare and popular culture
  • 19 Shakespeare and globalization
  • 20 Shakespeare and media history
  • 21 Shakespeare: reading on

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