The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare

The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare

Book - 2001
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This book offers a comprehensive, readable and authoritative introduction to the study of Shakespeare, by means of nineteen newly commissioned essays. An international team of prominent scholars provide a broadly cultural approach to the chief literary, performative and historical aspects of Shakespeare's work. They bring the latest scholarship to bear on traditional subjects of Shakespeare study, such as biography, the transmission of the texts, the main dramatic and poetic genres, the stage in Shakespeare's time and the history of criticism and performance. In addition, authors engage with more recently defined topics: gender and sexuality, Shakespeare on film, the presence of foreigners in Shakespeare's England and his impact on other cultures. Helpful reference features include chronologies of the life and works, illustrations, detailed reading lists and a bibliographical essay.
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001
ISBN: 9780521658812
0521658810
9780521650946
0521650941
Characteristics: xx, 328 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Wells, Stanley 1930-
De Grazia, Margreta

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