Cymbeline: The Oxford Shakespeare

Cymbeline: The Oxford Shakespeare

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199536504
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 08/01/2008
Series: Oxford World's Classics Series
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 596,389
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 15 - 18 Years

About the Author

Widely esteemed as the greatest writer in the English language, William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an actor and theatrical producer in addition to writing plays and sonnets. Dubbed "The Bard of Avon," Shakespeare oversaw the building of the Globe Theatre in London, where a number of his plays were staged, the best-known of which include Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and Macbeth. The First Folio, a printed book of 36 of his comedies, tragedies, and history plays, was published in 1623.

Date of Death:

2018

Place of Birth:

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Place of Death:

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Table of Contents



List of Illustrations
Introduction: Theatricality; Theatrical Perspectives: Experiment and Intimacy; Romance; A Retrospective Play; Style; The Wager Story; Widening the Wager Story; 'In a great pool a swan's nest': Rome and Britain; 'none but Milford way': From Court to Country; Innogen by Cloten's Corpse; Posthumus--and Jupiter; The Final Scene--and James I; Date The Text
Editorial Procedures; Abbreviations and References
Cymbeline
Appendix A: The Characters' Names
Appendix B: The Music, edited by James Walker
Appendix C: Alterations to Lineation
Index
List of Illustrations
Introduction: Theatricality; Theatrical Perspectives: Experiment and Intimacy; Romance; A Retrospective Play; Style; The Wager Story; Widening the Wager Story; 'In a great pool a swan's nest': Rome and Britain; 'none but Milford way': From Court to Country; Innogen by Cloten's Corpse; Posthumus--and Jupiter; The Final Scene--and James I; Date; The Text
Editorial Procedures; Abbreviations and References
Cymbeline
Appendix A: The Characters' Names
Appendix B: The Music, edited by James Walker
Appendix C: Alterations to Lineation
Index

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magnuscanis on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Of the Shakespeare plays I've read so far (probably about a dozen or so), this is probably my favourite. I find it difficult to pinpoint exactly why I liked it so much, but I did. The final scene, in particular, is well described as a theatrical tour de force as it relentlessly brings one revelation after another to tie up all the various subplots and bring about the reconciliation of all the still-living characters.