The New Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare / Edition 2

The New Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare / Edition 2

by Margreta De Grazia
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521886325

ISBN-13: 9780521886321

Pub. Date: 04/30/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Written by a team of leading international scholars, this Companion is designed to illuminate Shakespeare's works through discussion of the key topics of Shakespeare studies. Twenty-one essays provide lively and authoritative approaches to recent scholarship and criticism for readers keen to expand their knowledge and appreciation of Shakespeare. The book contains

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Written by a team of leading international scholars, this Companion is designed to illuminate Shakespeare's works through discussion of the key topics of Shakespeare studies. Twenty-one essays provide lively and authoritative approaches to recent scholarship and criticism for readers keen to expand their knowledge and appreciation of Shakespeare. The book contains stimulating chapters on traditional topics such as Shakespeare's biography and the transmission of his texts. Individual readings of the plays are given in the context of genre as well as through the cultural and historical perspectives of race, sexuality and gender, and politics and religion. Essays on performance survey the latest digital media as well as stage and film. Throughout the volume, contributors discuss Shakespeare in a global as well as a national context, a dramatist with a long and constantly mutating history of reception and performance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521886321
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/30/2010
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Literature Series
Pages:
380
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations vii

List of contributors ix

Preface xi

William Shakespeare: a partial chronology xiii

A conjectural chronology of Shakespeare's works xv

1 The traces of Shakespeare's life Stephen Greenblatt 1

2 Shakespeare's reading Jeff Dolven Sean Keilen 15

3 Shakespeare's writing: from manuscript to print H. R. Woudhuysen 31

4 The theatre of Shakespeare's London Tiffany Stern 45

5 The transmission of Shakespeare's texts Andrew Murphy 61

6 Shakespeare and language Jonathan Hope 77

7 Shakespeare the poet Colin Burrow 91

8 Shakespeare's comedies Stanley Wells 105

9 Shakespeare's tragedies Michael Neill 121

10 Shakespeare's English history plays Ton Hoenselaars 137

11 Shakespeare's classical plays Heather James 153

12 Shakespeare's tragicomedies Janette Dillon 169

13 Shakespeare, religion and politics Claire Mceachern 185

14 Shakespeare and race Jonathan Gil Harris 201

15 Shakespeare, sexuality and gender Stephen Orgel 217

16 Shakespeare on the stage Anthony Dawson 233

17 The critical reception of Shakespeare Emma Smith 253

18 Shakespeare and popular culture Paul Prescott 269

19 Shakespeare and globalization Anston Bosman 285

20 Shakespeare and media history Katherine Rowe 303

21 Shakespeare: reading on Andrew Dickson 325

Index 343

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