The New Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

The New Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

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Cambridge University Press
Edition: 2, 3/25/2010
EAN 9780521713931, ISBN10: 0521713935

Paperback, 382 pages, 22.8 x 15.2 x 1.7 cm
Language: English

Written by a team of leading international scholars, this Companion is designed to illuminate Shakespeare's works through discussion of the key topics of Shakespeare studies. Twenty-one essays provide lively and authoritative approaches to recent scholarship and criticism for readers keen to expand their knowledge and appreciation of Shakespeare. The book contains stimulating chapters on traditional topics such as Shakespeare's biography and the transmission of his texts. Individual readings of the plays are given in the context of genre as well as through the cultural and historical perspectives of race, sexuality and gender, and politics and religion. Essays on performance survey the latest digital media as well as stage and film. Throughout the volume, contributors discuss Shakespeare in a global as well as a national context, a dramatist with a long and constantly mutating history of reception and performance.

William Shakespeare
a partial chronology
Shakespeare's works
a conjectural chronology
1. The traces of Shakespeare's life STEPHEN GREENBLATT
2. Shakespeare's reading JEFF DOLVEN and SEAN KEILEN
3. Shakespeare's writing H. R. WOUDHUYSEN
4. The theatre of Shakespeare's London TIFFANY STERN
5. Transmission of Shakespeare's texts ANDREW MURPHY
6. Shakespeare and language JONATHAN HOPE
7. Shakespeare the poet COLIN BURROW
8. Shakespeare's comedies STANLEY WELLS
9. Shakespeare's tragedies MICHAEL NEILL
10. Shakespeare's English history plays TON HOENSELAARS
11. Shakespeare's Classical plays HEATHER JAMES
12. Shakespeare's tragicomedies JANETTE DILLON
13. Shakespeare, religion and politics CLAIRE MCEACHERN
14. Shakespeare and race JONATHAN GIL HARRIS
15. Shakespeare, sex and gender STEPHEN ORGEL
16. Shakespeare's stage ANTHONY DAWSON
17. The critical reception of Shakespeare EMMA SMITH
18. Shakespeare and popular culture PAUL PRESCOTT
19. Shakespeare and globalization ANSTON BOSMAN
20. Shakespeare and media history KATHERINE ROWE
21. Shakespeare
reading on ANDREW DICKSON.