The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare

The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare

by Margreta de Grazia
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521650941

ISBN-13: 9780521650946

Pub. Date: 04/23/2001

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book offers a comprehensive, readable and authoritative introduction to the study of Shakespeare. An international team of prominent scholars provides a broadly cultural approach to the chief literary, performative and historical aspects of Shakespeare's work.  See more details below

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This book offers a comprehensive, readable and authoritative introduction to the study of Shakespeare. An international team of prominent scholars provides a broadly cultural approach to the chief literary, performative and historical aspects of Shakespeare's work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521650946
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/23/2001
Series:
Companions to Literature Series
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
List of contributors
Preface
William Shakespeare: a partial chronology
A conjectural chronology of Shakespeare's works
1Shakespeare's life1
2The reproduction of Shakespeare's texts13
3What did Shakespeare read?31
4Shakespeare and the craft of language49
5Shakespeare's poems65
6The genres of Shakespeare's plays83
7Playhouses, players, and playgoers in Shakespeare's time99
8The London scene: City and Court115
9Gender and sexuality in Shakespeare129
10Outsiders in Shakespeare's England147
11Shakespeare and English history167
12Shakespeare in the theatre, 1660-1900183
13Shakespeare int he twentieth-century theatre199
14Shakespeare and the cinema217
15Shakespeare on the page and the stage235
16Shakespeare worldwide251
17Shakespeare criticism, 1600-1900265
18Shakespeare criticism in the twentieth century279
19Shakespeare reference books297
Index315

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