The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare

The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare

by Margreta de Grazia
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521658810

ISBN-13: 9780521658812

Pub. Date: 04/28/2001

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book offers students and teachers a comprehensive, readable and authoritative introduction to the study of Shakespeare, by means of nineteen newly commissioned essays. An international team of prominent scholars provide a broadly cultural approach to the chief literary, performative and historical aspects of Shakespeare's work. They bring the latest scholarship…  See more details below

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This book offers students and teachers a comprehensive, readable and authoritative introduction to the study of Shakespeare, by means of nineteen newly commissioned essays. An international team of prominent scholars provide a broadly cultural approach to the chief literary, performative and historical aspects of Shakespeare's work. They bring the latest scholarship to bear on both traditional and recently defined subjects of Shakespeare studies. Helpful reference features include chronologies of the life and works, illustrations, detailed reading lists and a bibliographical essay.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521658812
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2001
Series:
Companions to Literature Series
Pages:
348
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

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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