The Cambridge Shakespeare Guide

The Cambridge Shakespeare Guide

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Emma Smith
Cambridge University Press, 3/22/2012
EAN 9780521149723, ISBN10: 052114972X

Paperback, 258 pages, 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.4 cm
Language: English

Are you studying Shakespeare and looking for a handy summary of plots, characters and interpretations? Or are you a keen theatregoer wanting essential background on the Shakespeare plays you see on stage? Ideal for students and theatre enthusiasts alike, this lively and authoritative guide presents key information, clearly set out, on all Shakespeare's dramatic and poetic works, covering plots and people, sources, context, performance history and major themes. Ordered alphabetically for easy reference, each play entry features a 'key facts' box providing informative and revealing statistics, including a breakdown of each play's major roles. The guide is illustrated with striking performance photographs throughout, and also provides brief accounts of Shakespeare's life and language, Shakespeare in print and theatre in Shakespeare's time. This is an indispensable reference source for all students and theatregoers.

Part I. The Works
1. All's Well That Ends Well
2. Antony and Cleopatra
3. As You Like It
4. The Comedy of Errors
5. Coriolanus
6. Cymbeline
7. Hamlet
8. Julius Caesar
9. King Henry IV Part 1
10. King Henry IV Part 2
11. King Henry V
12. King Henry VI Parts 1, 2, and 3
13. King Henry VIII, or All is True
14. King John
15. King Lear
16. King Richard II
17. King Richard III
18. Love's Labour's Lost
19. Macbeth
20. Measure for Measure
21. The Merchant of Venice
22. The Merry Wives of Windsor
23. A Midsummer Night's Dream
24. Much Ado About Nothing
25. Othello
26. The Phoenix and the Turtle
27. Pericles
28. The Rape of Lucrece
29. Romeo and Juliet
30. The Sonnets and A Lover's Complaint
31. The Taming of the Shrew
32. The Tempest
33. Timon of Athens
34. Titus Andronicus
35. Troilus and Cressida
36. Twelfth Night
37. The Two Gentlemen of Verona
38. The Two Noble Kinsmen
39. The Winter's Tale
40. Venus and Adonis
Part II. The Context
41. Shakespeare's life
42. Shakespeare's theatre
43. Shakespeare in print
44. Shakespearean apocrypha
45. Shakespeare's language
Further reading.