Shakespeare: An Oxford Guide / Edition 1

Shakespeare: An Oxford Guide / Edition 1

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by Stanley Wells
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0199245223

ISBN-13: 9780199245222

Pub. Date: 04/03/2003

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Edited by Stanley Wells and Lena Cowen Orlin, this stimulating and comprehensive guide to Shakespeare is an ideal text for undergraduate students. It includes over forty specially commissioned essays by an outstanding team of scholars. Each essay is written in an accessible and engaging style and is followed by annotated suggestions for further reading.

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Edited by Stanley Wells and Lena Cowen Orlin, this stimulating and comprehensive guide to Shakespeare is an ideal text for undergraduate students. It includes over forty specially commissioned essays by an outstanding team of scholars. Each essay is written in an accessible and engaging style and is followed by annotated suggestions for further reading.
Shakespeare: An Oxford Guide is divided into four key parts. Part One offers concise introductions to the literary and historical contexts in which Shakespeare lived and worked. It covers the society, culture, language, theatre, and playwriting conventions of Shakespeare's time and also discusses his contemporary impact. Part Two offers critical overviews of Shakespeare's achievements in the major genres. Each overview is followed by a reading that explores Shakespeare's use of the traditions, scope, and boundaries of that genre in one of his key works. Part Three discusses current critical approaches to the study of Shakespeare. Each chapter outlines a specific approach and is followed by a reading applying that approach to one of Shakespeare's works. Part Four offers chapters on Shakespeare's intellectual and cultural impact over the ages.

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ISBN-13:
9780199245222
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/03/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
744
Product dimensions:
9.60(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1. Shakespeare's Life and Times
1. Why Study Shakespeare?, Stanley Wells
2. Shakespeare's Life and Career, Lois Potter
3. Theater in London, Gabriel Egan
4. Shakespeare's Audiences, Margaret Jane Kidnie
5. Conventions of Playwriting, Peter Thomson
6. Shakespeare's Fellow Dramatists, A. R. Braunmuller
7. The Language of Shakespeare, David Crystal
8. Shakespeare's Verse, Russ McDonald
9. The Society of Shakespeare's England, Carole Levin
10. Daily Life in Town and Country, Joan Thirsk
11. Love, Sex, and Marriage, Martin Ingram
12. Changing Attitudes Towards Religion, Peter Lake
13. Ideas of Order, Lena Cowen Orlin
14. Shakespeare's View of the World, Emily C. Bartels
PART TWO. SHAKESPEAREAN GENRES
15. Introduction, Lena Cowen Orlin
16. Romantic Comedies, William C. Carroll
READING: Twelfth Night, or What You Will
17. English History Plays, Phyllis Rackin
READING: Henry V
18. Tragedies, Linda Woodbridge
READING: Macbeth
19. Roman Plays, Alexander Leggatt
READING: Julius Caesar
20. Romances, Reginald Foakes
READING: The Winter's Tale
21. Comical and Tragical, Paul Edmondson
READING: Measure for Measure
22. Non-Dramatic Poetry, Lynne Magnusson
READING: Shakespeare's Sonnets
23. Unfamiliar Shakespeare, Alan Armstrong
PART THREE. SHAKESPEARE CRITICISM
24. The Critical Tradition, Michael Taylor
25. Humanist Interpretations, Michael D. Bristol
READING: King Lear
26. Character Criticism, Christy Desmet
READING: Hamlet
27. Source Study, Leah Scragg
READING: As You Like It
28. Close Reading, Inga-Stina Ewbank
READING: Richard III
29. Feminist Criticism, Jean E. Howard
READING: Othello
30. Studies in Sexuality, Bruce R. Smith
READING: The Merchant of Venice
31. Psychoanalytic Criticisms, Lynn Enterline
READING: Venus and Adonis
32. Materialist Criticisms, Jonathan Gil Harris
READING: Henry IV Part One
33. Post-Colonial Criticism, Jyotsna Singh
READING: The Tempest
34. Deconstruction, Kiernan Ryan
READING: Romeo and Juliet
35. Performance History: Shakespeare on the Stage 1660-2001, Patricia Tatspaugh
READING: A Midsummer Night's Dream
36. Performance Criticism, Miriam Gilbert
READING: The Taming of the Shrew
PART FOUR. SHAKESPEARE'S AFTERLIFE
37. Introduction, Terence Hawkes
38. Shakespeare Published, Laurie Maguire
39. Shakespeare and the Modern British Theatre, Michael Billington
40. Film and Video, Tony Howard
41. The Question of Authorship, David Kathman
42. Shakespeare's Influence, John Gross
43. Shakespeare and Translation, Ton Hoenselaars
44. Commemorating Shakespeare, Georgianna Ziegler
45. Internet and CD ROM Resources, Michael Best

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