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The New Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare : Cambridge Companions to Literature (Paperback) - Margreta de Grazia

The New Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare

Cambridge Companions to Literature (Paperback)

By: Margreta de Grazia (Editor), Stanley W. Wells (Editor)


Published: 1st June 2010
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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 brand new 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.

About the Author

Margreta de Grazia is the Sheli Z. and Burt X. Rosenberg Chair in the Humanities and Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania. Stanley Wells is Chairman of the Trustees of Shakespeare's Birthplace and Emeritus Professor of Shakespeare Studies at the University of Birmingham.

'As the introduction to this volume points out, this is the fifth volume to bear its title, and together they form a fascinating chronicle of the ways in which Shakespeare - plays, poems, person - has been addressed over these years ... Like the plays themselves, the essays are enriched by cross comparison; and it is to the plays that they repeatedly return us, the most that can be asked of a companion of this order.' Cahiers Elisabethains

William Shakespeare: a partial chronology
Shakespeare's works: a conjectural chronology
The traces of Shakespeare's life
Shakespeare's reading
Shakespeare's writing
The theatre of Shakespeare's London
Transmission of Shakespeare's texts
Shakespeare and language
Shakespeare the poet
Shakespeare's comedies
Shakespeare's tragedies
Shakespeare's English history plays
Shakespeare's Classical plays
Shakespeare's tragicomedies
Shakespeare, religion and politics
Shakespeare and race JONATHAN
Shakespeare, sex and gender
Shakespeare's stage
The critical reception of Shakespeare
Shakespeare and popular culture
Shakespeare and globalization
Shakespeare and media history
Shakespeare: reading on
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ISBN: 9780521713931
ISBN-10: 0521713935
Series: Cambridge Companions to Literature
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 379
Published: 1st June 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 16.8  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised