An Oxford Guide

Book - 2003
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Baker & Taylor
Offers over 40 essays on Shakespeare and his works, including information about his life, the society, language, and theaters of his time, critical approaches to his works, and annotations for further reading.

Oxford University Press
Edited by Stanley Wells and Lena Cowen Orlin, this stimulating and comprehensive guide to Shakespeare is an ideal text for undergraduate students. It includes over forty specially commissioned essays by an outstanding team of scholars. Each essay is written in an accessible and engaging style and is followed by annotated suggestions for further reading.
Shakespeare: An Oxford Guide is divided into four key parts. Part One offers concise introductions to the literary and historical contexts in which Shakespeare lived and worked. It covers the society, culture, language, theatre, and playwriting conventions of Shakespeare's time and also discusses his contemporary impact. Part Two offers critical overviews of Shakespeare's achievements in the major genres. Each overview is followed by a reading that explores Shakespeare's use of the traditions, scope, and boundaries of that genre in one of his key works. Part Three discusses current critical approaches to the study of Shakespeare. Each chapter outlines a specific approach and is followed by a reading applying that approach to one of Shakespeare's works. Part Four offers chapters on Shakespeare's intellectual and cultural impact over the ages.

Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2003
ISBN: 9780199245222
Branch Call Number: 822.33x SHAKE SHAKE
Characteristics: xxvi, 713 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Orlin, Lena Cowen
Wells, Stanley 1930-


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