A comprehensive, readable and authoritative introduction to the study of Shakespeare.
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Preface; List of illustrations; William Shakespeare: a partial chronology; A conjectural chronology of Shakespeare's works; 1. Shakespeare's life Ernst Honigmann; 2. The reproduction of Shakespeare's texts Barbara A. Mowat; 3. What did Shakespeare read? Leonard Barkan; 4. Shakespeare and the craft of language Margreta de Grazia; 5. Shakespeare's poems John Kerrigan; 6. The genres of Shakespeare's plays Susan Snyder; 7. Playhouses, players, and playgoers in Shakespeare's time John H. Astington; 8. The London scene: city and court Anne Barton; 9. Gender and sexuality in Shakespeare Valerie Traub; 10. Outsiders in Shakespeare's England Ania Loomba; 11. Shakespeare and English history David Scott Kastan; 12. Shakespeare in the theatre, 1660–1900 Lois Potter; 13. Shakespeare in the twentieth-century theatre Peter Holland; 14. Shakespeare and the cinema Russell Jackson; 15. Shakespeare on the page and the stage Michael Dobson; 16. Shakespeare worldwide Dennis Kennedy; 17. Shakespeare criticism, 1600–1900 Hugh Grady; 18. Shakespeare criticism in the twentieth century R. S. White; 19. Shakespeare reference books Dieter Mehl.
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