How to Analyze the Works of William Shakespeare

Overview

Have you ever read or watched a play and wondered about its deeper meaning? William Shakespeare's plays have captivated audiences all over the world for hundreds of years. By using critical theory, you might find inspiring new ideas in Shakespeare's fascinating characters and incredible story lines. Critical theory allows readers to examine the influences behind a creation as well as the impacts of that creation. Consider how others have critiqued William Shakespeare's work. You...

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Overview

Have you ever read or watched a play and wondered about its deeper meaning? William Shakespeare's plays have captivated audiences all over the world for hundreds of years. By using critical theory, you might find inspiring new ideas in Shakespeare's fascinating characters and incredible story lines. Critical theory allows readers to examine the influences behind a creation as well as the impacts of that creation. Consider how others have critiqued William Shakespeare's work. You may discover an entirely fresh view of literature-your own.

Essential Critiques introduces readers to critical theory and its application. By discussing and' analyzing the art of pop culture icons in theater, literature, film, art, and music, this unique series guides students through the process of thinking critically, creating a thesis, and supporting their arguments. A brief biography of each artist pairs with summaries of his or her works, allowing readers to examine and apply New Criticism, feminist theory, reader, response, and more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617834608
  • Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 9/1/2012
  • Series: Essential Critiques Set 3 Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 112
  • Age range: 11 - 17 Years
  • Lexile: 1030L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to Critiques 6

Chapter 2 A Closer Look at William Shakespeare 12

Chapter 3 An Overview of Romeo and Juliet 18

Chapter 4 How to Apply Marxist Criticism to Romeo and Juliet 28

Chapter 5 An Overview of Richard III 40

Chapter 6 How to Apply Feminist Criticism to Richard III 50

Chapter 7 An Overview of The Tempest 60

Chapter 8 How to Apply Postcolonial Criticism to The Tempest 68

Chapter 9 An Overview of As You Like It 78

Chapter 10 How to Apply Gender Criticism to As you Like It 88

You Critique It 96

Timeline 98

Glossary 100

Bibliography of Works and Criticism 102

Resources 104

Source Notes 106

Index 110

About the Author 112

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