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Shakespeare for Students
Call Number: Reference PR2987 .S468 1992
Publication Date: 1992-03-01
The mountain of Shakespearean criticism is often more intimidating to students than Shakespeare's plays themselves. This volume attempts to address this problem with a single, accessible volume of criticism to the playwright's eight most popularly studied plays in secondary schools and undergraduate curriculums - Macbeth, Hamlet, Julius Caesar, Romeo and Juliet, As You Like It, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Othello, and The Merchant of Venice.
The Cambridge Introduction to Shakespeare (eBook)
Publication Date: 2007-01-01
This lively and innovative introduction to Shakespeare promotes active engagement with the plays, rather than recycling factual information. Covering a range of texts, it is divided into seven subject-based chapters: Character; Performance; Texts; Language; Structure; Sources and History, and it does not assume any prior knowledge.
Inventions of the Skin (eBook)
Publication Date: 2013-06-30
Examines the painted body of the actor on the early modern stage. Inventions of the Skin illuminates a history of the stage technology of paint that extends backward to the 1460s York cycle and forward to the 1630s.
Double Vision (eBook)
Publication Date: 2012-06-24
Hamlet tells Horatio that there are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in his philosophy. In Double Vision, philosopher and literary critic Tzachi Zamir argues that there are more things in Hamlet than are dreamt of--or at least conceded--by most philosophers.
Essaying Shakespeare (eBook)
Publication Date: 2009-04-09
For more than twenty-five years, Karen Newman has brought her critical acumen tobear on early modern studies. In this collection of her essays on Shakespeare-some acknowledged classics and others never before published-Newman shows howchanging theoretical trends have shaped Shakespeare studies, from new historicism and gender studies to critical race studies and globalization.
Essays on Shakespeare (eBook)
Publication Date: 2015-12-08
Robert Heilman gives an appreciation of Shakespeare as a whole man. Northrop Frye writes on balance and symbolism. Harry Levin shows how Shakespeare used names to indicate and enhance character. J.V. Cunningham looks at Shakespeare in his workshop; Gunnar Bokland, and Maynard Mack also contribute brilliant studies.
Family Life in the Age of Shakespeare (eBook)
Publication Date: 2008-12-30
From the star-crossed romance of Romeo and Juliet to Othello's misguided murder of Desdemona to the betrayal of King Lear by his daughters, family life is central to Shakespeare's dramas. This book helps students learn about family life in Shakespeare's England and in his plays. The book begins with an overview of the roots of Renaissance family life in the classical era and Middle Ages. This is followed by an extended consideration of family life in Elizabethan England. The book then explores how Shakespeare treats family life in his plays. Later chapters then examine how productions of his plays have treated scenes related to family life, and how scholars and critics have responded to family life in his works. The volume closes with a bibliography of print and electronic resources.
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