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The New Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare

2nd Edition

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Margreta de Grazia, Stanley Wells, Stephen Greenblatt, Jeff Dolven, Sean Keilen, H. R. Woudhuysen, Tiffany Stern, Andrew Murphy, Jonathan Hope, Colin Burrow, Michael Neill, Ton Hoenselaars, Heather James, Janette Dillon, Claire McEachern, Jonathan Gil Harris, Stephen Orgel, Anthony Dawson, Emma Smith, Paul Prescott, Anston Bosman, Katherine Rowe, Andrew Dickson
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  • Date Published: April 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521713931

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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 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.

    • All chapters are completely new for this second edition and include contributions from some of the world's pre-eminent Shakespeareans
    • Features groundbreaking chapters on transnational Shakespeare and Shakespeare and the latest electronic media as well as fresh accounts of traditional subjects, for example genre and language
    • Contains many helpful reference features including chronologies of Shakespeare's life and works, comprehensive reading lists, a lively bibliographic essay and illustrative images
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    '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 Élisabéthains

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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: April 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521713931
    • length: 379 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.61kg
    • contains: 19 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    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.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Modern American Shakespeares
    • Shakespeare Comedities
    • Shakespeare at the Movies
    • Shakespeare: Late Works
    • Shakespeare: The Career
    • Shakespeare: Tragedies
    • Shakespeare: Tragedies and Romances
  • Editors

    Margreta De Grazia, University of Pennsylvania
    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, The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
    Stanley Wells is Chairman of the Trustees of Shakespeare's Birthplace and Emeritus Professor of Shakespeare Studies at the University of Birmingham.

    Contributors

    Margreta de Grazia, Stanley Wells, Stephen Greenblatt, Jeff Dolven, Sean Keilen, H. R. Woudhuysen, Tiffany Stern, Andrew Murphy, Jonathan Hope, Colin Burrow, Michael Neill, Ton Hoenselaars, Heather James, Janette Dillon, Claire McEachern, Jonathan Gil Harris, Stephen Orgel, Anthony Dawson, Emma Smith, Paul Prescott, Anston Bosman, Katherine Rowe, Andrew Dickson

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