The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare's Last Plays

The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare's Last Plays

by Catherine M. S. Alexander (Editor)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521881784
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/31/2009
Series: Cambridge Companions to Literature Series
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Catherine M. S. Alexander is a Fellow of the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham.

Table of Contents

Historical timeline Clare Smout; Preface Catherine M. S. Alexander; 1. What is a 'late play'? Gordon McMullan; 2. Blackfriars, music and masque: theatrical contexts of the Last Plays David Lindley; 3. The literary and dramatic contexts of the Last Plays Charles Moseley; 4. Politics, religion, geography and travel: historical contexts of the Last Plays Karen Britland; 5. 'You speak a language that I understand not': listening to the Last Plays Russ McDonald; 6. The Winter's Tale: shifts in staging and status Patricia Tatspaugh; 7. Cymbeline: the afterlife Catherine M. S. Alexander; 8. Literary invocations of The Tempest Virginia Mason Vaughan; 9. Pericles: the afterlife Eugene Giddens; 10. The Two Noble Kinsmen and King Henry VIII: the last last plays Suzanne Gossett; Further reading Clare Smout.

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