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The Necessary Shakespeare / Edition 3
     

The Necessary Shakespeare / Edition 3

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by David Bevington
 

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ISBN-10: 0205652166

ISBN-13: 9780205652167

Pub. Date: 08/06/2008

Publisher: Longman

A highly respected editor and Shakespearean scholar, David Bevington presents a brief version of The Complete Works of Shakespeare, 6/e wiih the new edition of The Necessary Shakespeare, 3/e. The third edition addresses the two key issues confronted by students approaching Shakespeare today: a lack of knowledge about the historical period and

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A highly respected editor and Shakespearean scholar, David Bevington presents a brief version of The Complete Works of Shakespeare, 6/e wiih the new edition of The Necessary Shakespeare, 3/e. The third edition addresses the two key issues confronted by students approaching Shakespeare today: a lack of knowledge about the historical period and difficulty with the language of Shakespeare's plays. A richly illustrated general introduction offers insight into Shakespeare's England and background on the literary, social, and cultural contexts in which Shakespeare wrote and produced plays. Each play is introduced by a descriptive essay designed to help students appreciate the historical contexts and interpretive issues raised by the play, without dictating students’ interpretations. Completely revised and updated notes and glosses support student readers line by line, paraphrasing Elizabethan expressions in clear and accessible contemporary language.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205652167
Publisher:
Longman
Publication date:
08/06/2008
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
1152
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

GENERAL INTRODUCTION.

Reading Shakespeare in the Twenty-First Century

Life in Shakespeare's England

Shakespeare's World: A Visual Portfolio

London Theatres and Dramatic Companies.

Shakespeare's Life and Work.

How to Read Shakespeare

Shakespeare's Language.

Shakespeare Criticism.

COMEDIES.

The Taming of the Shrew.

A Midsummer Night's Dream.

The Merchant of Venice.

Much Ado About Nothing.

As You Like It.

Twelfth Night; Or, What You Will.

Measure for Measure.

HISTORIES.

The Tragedy of King Richard the Third.

The Tragedy of King Richard the Second.

The First Part of King Henry the Fourth.

The Life of King Henry the Fifth.

TRAGEDIES.

Romeo and Juliet.

Julius Caesar.

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark.

Othello, the Moor of Venice.

King Lear.

Macbeth.

Antony and Cleopatra.

ROMANCES.

The Winter's Tale.

The Tempest.

POEMS.

Sonnets.

Appendix 1. Canon, Dates, and Early Texts

Appendix 2. Sources.

Appendix 3. Shakespeare in Performance.

Appendix 4. Films and Videos as a Guide to the Study of Shakespeare.

The Royal Genealogy of England.

Maps.

Bibliography.

Textual Notes.

Glossary of Shakespearean Words.

Index.

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