The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare
Margreta De Grazia, Stanley W. Wells
Cambridge University Press, 2001 - Literary Criticism - 328 pages
An international team of prominent scholars provide a broadly cultural approach to the chief literary, performative and historical aspects of Shakespeare's work. They bring the latest scholarship to bear on traditional subjects of Shakespeare study, such as biography, the transmission of the texts, the main dramatic and poetic genres, the stage in Shakespeare's time and the history of criticism and performance. In addition, authors engage with more recently defined topics: gender and sexuality, Shakespeare on film, the presence of foreigners in Shakespeare's England and his impact on other cultures. Helpful reference features include chronologies of the life and works, illustrations, detailed reading lists and a bibliographical essay. -- PUBLISHER'S DESCRIPTION.
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Review: The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare (Cambridge Companions to Literature)User Review - Nikki - Goodreads
Cambridge Companions are usually pretty good. This one only had one essay that really suited what I'm studying, but there are plenty of essays about all sorts of things, especially essays that help to contextualise Shakespeare and his plays. Read full review