The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare

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Margreta de Grazia, Stanley Wells
Cambridge University Press, 2001 M04 5
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.

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Contents

List of illustrations
Shakespeareslife
Thereproduction ofShakespeares texts BARBARA A MOWAT
LEONARD BARKAN 4 Shakespeare andthecraftof language
Shakespeares poems
The genresof Shakespearesplays SUSAN SNYDER
City and Court
Gender and sexualityin Shakespeare
Shakespeare and English history DAVID SCOTTKASTAN 12 Shakespeare in the theatre 16601900
Shakespeare on the page and the stage
Shakespeare worldwide
Shakespeare criticism 16001900
HUGH GRADY 18 Shakespeare criticismin the twentieth century
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