The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare
Cambridge University Press, 2001 M04 5 - 328 pages
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.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
The reproduction of Shakespeares texts
What did Shakespeare read?
Shakespeare and the craft of language
The genres of Shakespeares plays
Playhouses players and playgoers in Shakespeares time
The London scene City and Court
Shakespeare in the theatre 16601900
Shakespeare in the twentiethcentury theatre
Shakespeare and the cinema
Shakespeare on the page and the stage
Shakespeare criticism 16001900
Shakespeare criticism in the twentieth century
Shakespeare reference books
Other editions - View all
Common terms and phrases
acting actors appear audience become beginning called Cambridge University Press century changes characters classical comedy Companion complete contemporary court criticism cultural death designed desire developed directed drama early edited editors effect Elizabethan England English Essays example fact figure Folio followed give Globe Hamlet Henry important interest James John Jonson kind King language later Latin Lear less lines literary London material meaning nature never offered opening original Othello Oxford performance perhaps period Plautus playhouse poems poet political practice present printed production published quarto readers reference Renaissance rhetoric Richard scene seems seen sense sexual Shakespeare Shakespeare's plays Shakespearian Sonnets stage suggests theatre theatrical theory thought tion tradition tragedy translation turn volumes women writing York