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Coriolanus (The New Cambridge Shakespeare)

Coriolanus (The New Cambridge Shakespeare)

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William Shakespeare
Cambridge University Press
Edition: 2, 1/21/2010
EAN 9780521728744, ISBN10: 0521728746

Paperback, 328 pages, 22.8 x 15.4 x 1.8 cm
Language: English

The New Cambridge Shakespeare appeals to students worldwide for its up-to-date scholarship and emphasis on performance. The series features line-by-line commentaries and textual notes on the plays and poems. Introductions are regularly refreshed with accounts of new critical, stage and screen interpretations. This second edition of Coriolanus, edited by Lee Bliss, provides a thorough reconsideration of what was probably Shakespeare's last tragedy. In the introduction, Bliss situates the play within its contemporary social and political contexts and pays particular attention to Shakespeare's manipulation of his primary source in Plutarch's Lives. The edition is alert to the play's theatrical potential, while the stage history also attends to the politics of performance from the 1680s onwards, including European productions following the Second World War. A new introductory section by Bridget Escolme accounts for recent theatrical productions as well as scholarly criticism of the last decade, with particular emphasis on gender and politics.

Introduction
date, theatre, chronology
Sources
Contemporary contexts
dearth, riots, rebellions
Politics and the franchise
Essex and Ralegh
The play
Coriolanus on Shakespeare's stage
Stage history
Recent stage and critical interpretations, by Bridget Escolme
Note on the text
List of characters
THE PLAY
Textual analysis
Appendix
lineation
Reading list.