A Companion to Shakespeare


This Companion to Shakespeare is an indispensable book for students and teachers of Shakespeare, indeed for anyone with an interest in his plays.
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This Companion to Shakespeare is an indispensable book for students and teachers of Shakespeare, indeed for anyone with an interest in his plays.
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Meet the Author

David Scott Kastan is Professor of English at the Columbia University and a General Editor of the New Arden Shakespeare. His numerous publications include: Shakespeare and the Shapes of Time (1982), Staging the Renaissance: Reinterpretations of Elizabethan and Stuart Drama (1991), Critical Essays on Shakespeare's Hamlet (1995), and Shakespeare After Theory (1999).
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Table of Contents

Notes on contributors.

Part I: Introduction:.

1. Shakespeare and the 'Elements' he lived in: David Scott Kastan.

Part II: Shakespeare I:.

2. Shakespeare the Man: David Bevington.

Part III: Living:.

3. Shakespeare's England: Norman L. Jones.

4. Shakespeare's London: Ian Archer.

5. Religious Identities in Shakespeare's England: Peter Lake.

6. The Family and the Household: Susan Dwyer Amussen.

7. Shakespeare and Political Thought: Martin Dzelzainis.

8. Political Culture: David Harris Sacks.

Part IV: Reading: .

9.'The Great Variety of Readers' and Early Modern Reading Practices: Heidi Brayman Hackel.

10. Reading the Bible: David Daniell.

11. Reading the Classics: Robert L. Miola.

12. Reading History: D. R. Woolf.

13. Reading Vernacular literature: Diana E. Henderson and James Siemon.

Part V: Writing:.

14. Professional Playwrighting: Scott McMillin.

15. Shakespeare's 'Native English': Jonathan Hope.

16. Hearing Shakespeare's Dramatic Verse: George T. Wright.

17. Shakespeare and Rhetorical Culture: Peter G. Platt.

18. Shakespeare and Genre: Jean E. Howard.

Part VI: Playing:.

19. The Economics of Playing: William Ingram.

20. The Chamberlain's-King's Men: S.P. Cerasano.

21 Shakespeare's Repertory: Roslyn L. Knutson.

22. Shakespeare's Playhouses: Andrew Gurr.

23. Licensing and Censorship: Richard Dutton.

Part VII: Printing:.

24. Shakespeare in Print, 1593-1640: Thomas L. Berger and Jesse M. Lander.

25.'Precious Few': EnglishManuscript Playbooks: William B. Long.

26. The Craft of Printing (1600): Laurie E. Maguire.

27. The London Book-trade in 1600: Mark Bland.

28. Liberty, License and Authority: Press Censorship and Shakespeare: Cyndia Susan Clegg.

Part VIII: Shakespeare II:.

29. Shakespeare: the Myth: Michael D. Bristol.


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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2000

    terrific book

    this is the most useful companion to Shakespeare that exists; every library should have a copy.

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