A Dictionary of Shakespeare

A Dictionary of Shakespeare

by Stanley W. Wells
     
 

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This concise, illustrated dictionary of Shakespeariana, compiled by one of the best-known authorities on his works, contains alphabetically arranged entries guiding the reader to a wealth of information on all aspects of Shakespeare in his own time and on his impact and influence on later ages.
Stanley Wells provides clear entries on: Shakespeare's life and

Overview

This concise, illustrated dictionary of Shakespeariana, compiled by one of the best-known authorities on his works, contains alphabetically arranged entries guiding the reader to a wealth of information on all aspects of Shakespeare in his own time and on his impact and influence on later ages.
Stanley Wells provides clear entries on: Shakespeare's life and times, the sources and early publication of his works, their performance history on stage and screen, actors such as Edmund Kean and Kenneth Branagh, and writers especially associated with them, operas and other musical works deriving from them, theaters, editions, international Shakespeare organizations—in short, on all aspects of Shakespearean interest. The volume is complemented by a series of striking pronouncements about Shakespeare over the ages from Jane Austen to Bernard Levin, tables providing interesting facts about the plays, famous documents bearing Shakespeare's signature, and a useful guide to further reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192806383
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/29/2005
Series:
Oxford Paperback Reference Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
234
Sales rank:
388,432
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 5.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Stanley Wells is Director of the Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon and General Editor of the Oxford Shakespeare.

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