The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare

The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare

by Margreta de Grazia
     
 

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This book offers 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 traditional

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This book offers 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 traditional subjects of Shakespeare study, such as biography, the transmission of the texts, the main dramatic and poetic genres, the stage in Shakespeare's time and the history of criticism and performance. In addition, authors engage with more recently defined topics: gender and sexuality, Shakespeare on film, the presence of foreigners in Shakespeare's England and his impact on other cultures. Helpful reference features include chronologies of the life and works, illustrations, detailed reading lists and a bibliographical essay.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"...covers a great deal of ground that simply must be covered by anyone - student or scholar - who works on Shakespeare...These are extraordinarily useful essays." Shakespeare Quarterly

"It captures the fresh excitement of current scholarship." Providence Journal

"...first-rate...powerful scholarly contributors." Bibliotheque d'Humanisme et Renaissance

"The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare delivers remarkably well.... all [the essays] are substantial and many explicitly invoke new approaches, attitudes, and methods.... There is, in short, some companionship for all in this timely and substantial volume." Sixteenth Century Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781139816007
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/17/2012
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Literature
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
3 MB

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