The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare

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Situated within the Oxford Handbooks to Literature series, the group of Oxford Handbooks to Shakespeare are designed to record past and present investigations and renewed and revised judgments by both familiar and younger Shakespearean specialists. Each of these volumes is edited by one or more internationally distinguished Shakespeareans; together, they comprehensively survey the entire field.

An essential resource for the study of Shakespeare, The Oxford Handbook to ...

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Overview

Situated within the Oxford Handbooks to Literature series, the group of Oxford Handbooks to Shakespeare are designed to record past and present investigations and renewed and revised judgments by both familiar and younger Shakespearean specialists. Each of these volumes is edited by one or more internationally distinguished Shakespeareans; together, they comprehensively survey the entire field.

An essential resource for the study of Shakespeare, The Oxford Handbook to Shakespeare is edited by esteemed scholar Arthur Kinney and contains forty specially written essays. It provides fresh and imaginative readings of his plays and poems, reflects on the current state of Shakespeare Studies, and suggests the likely future directions it will take. The Handbook is divided into five sections: 'Texts' explores how Shakespeare wrote, who he collaborated with, the ways in which his works were transmitted, and the reactions of his early readers; 'Conditions' examines the economic, social, artistic, and linguistic forces at play on Shakespeare; 'Works' discusses the various stages of his career; 'Performances' is concerned with issues such as the reception of his plays, the theatre business, and film adaptations; and 'Current Speculations' includes essays on topics ranging from the role of philosophical thought and the influence of classical sources to the relevance of empire, technology, religion, and law. By covering the range of Shakespeare's work in his time and ours, this myriad-minded book deepens and enriches our understanding of the great poet and unparalleled playwright's accomplishments.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198703495
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 2/11/2015
  • Series: Oxford Handbooks Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 846
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Arthur F. Kinney is Thomas W. Copeland Professor of Literary History and Director of the Center for Renaissance Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is the author of numerous books, including Tudor England: An Encyclopedia, Shakespeare, Macbeth, and the Cultural Moment, Shakespeare's Web Shakespeare and Cognition, Shakespeare by Stages, and Shakespeare, Computers, and the Mysteries of Authorship (with Hugh Craig). He is the recipient of the Paul Oskar Kristeller Lifetime Achievement Award from the Renaissance Society of America and the Jean Robertson Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Sidney Society. He has edited Renaissance Drama: An Anthology of Plays and Entertainments and A Companion to Renaissance Drama for Blackwell.

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Table of Contents

Introduction, ARTHUR F KINNEY
I. TEXTS
1. Authorship, HUGH CRAIG
2. Collaboration, MACDONALD P. JACKSON
3. Manuscript Circulation, ARTHUR F. MAROTTI AND LAURA ESTILL
4. Quarto and Folio, ANN THOMPSON
5. Revisions, GRACE IOPPOLO
6. Dramatic Meter, MATTEO A. PANGALLO
7. Book Trade, ADAM G. HOOKS
8. Early Readers, SONIA MASSAI
II. CONDITIONS
9. Economy, IAN ARCHER
10. Status, JAMES KEARNEY
11. Domestic Life, CATHERINE RICHARDSON
12. Gender, ANDREW HISCOCK
13. Language, LYNNE MAGNUSSON
14. Dramaturgy, BRIAN GIBBONS
15. Censorship, JANET CLARE
III. WORKS
16. Early Shakespeare, DAVID BEVINGTON
17. Middle Shakespeare, JAMES MARINO
18. Poetry, CATHERINE BATES
19. Late Shakespeare, ADAM ZUCKER
IV. PERFORMANCES
20. Local Records, ALAN SOMERSET
21. Patronage, ANDREW GURR
22. Repertory, ROSLYN L. KNUTSON
23. Foreign Worlds, JANE HWANG DEGENHARDT
24. Theater as Business, MELISSA AARON
25. Audience Reception, TANYA POLLARD
26. Shakespeare on Film, LAURY MAGNUS
27. Marketing Shakespeare, DOUGLAS M. LANIER
V. CURRENT SPECULATIONS
28. Classics, JESSICA WOLFE
29. Character, CHRISTY DESMET
30. Law, REBECCA LEMON
31. Formation of Nationhood, CATHY SHRANK
32. Republicanism, ANDREW HADFIELD
33. Empire, BRIAN C. LOCKEY
34. Philosophy, TZACHI ZAMIR
35. Pragmatism, LARS ENGLE
36. Religion, BRIAN CUMMINGS
37. Architecture, FREDERICK KIEFER
38. Science and Technology, ADAM MAX COHEN
39. Shakespeare and America, FRAN TEAGUE
40. Shakespeare and the World, TON HOENSLAARS

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