A Companion to Shakespeare

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November 1999



"A" "Companion to Shakespeare" is an indispensable book for students and teachers of Shakespeare, indeed for anyone with an interest in his plays.Contains 28 newly commissioned essays written by the most distinguished historians and literary scholarsSituates Shakespeare in the historical and cultural conditions in which he wrote


Notes on contributors. Part I: Introduction:. 1. Shakespeare and the a Elementsa he lived in: David Scott Kastan. Part II: Shakespeare I:. 2. Shakespeare the Man: David Bevington. Part III: Living:. 3. Shakespearea s England: Norman L. Jones. 4. Shakespearea s London: Ian Archer. 5. Religious Identities in Shakespearea s England: Peter Lake. 6. The Family and the Household: Susan Dwyer Amussen. 7. Shakespeare and Political Thought: Martin Dzelzainis. 8. Political Culture: David Harris Sacks. Part IV: Reading: . 9.a The Great Variety of Readersa and Early Modern Reading Practices: Heidi Brayman Hackel. 10. Reading the Bible: David Daniell. 11. Reading the Classics: Robert L. Miola. 12. Reading History: D. R. Woolf. 13. Reading Vernacular literature: Diana E. Henderson and James Siemon. Part V: Writing:. 14. Professional Playwrighting: Scott McMillin. 15. Shakespearea s a Native Englisha : Jonathan Hope. 16. Hearing Shakespearea s Dramatic Verse: George T. Wright. 17. Shakespeare and Rhetorical Culture: Peter G. Platt. 18. Shakespeare and Genre: Jean E. Howard. Part VI: Playing:. 19. The Economics of Playing: William Ingram. 20. The Chamberlaina s--Kinga s Men: S.P. Cerasano. 21 Shakespearea s Repertory: Roslyn L. Knutson. 22. Shakespearea s Playhouses: Andrew Gurr. 23. Licensing and Censorship: Richard Dutton. Part VII: Printing:. 24. Shakespeare in Print, 1593--1640: Thomas L. Berger and Jesse M. Lander. 25.a Precious Fewa : English Manuscript Playbooks: William B. Long. 26. The Craft of Printing (1600): Laurie E. Maguire. 27. The London Book--trade in 1600: Mark Bland. 28. Liberty, License and Authority: Press Censorship and Shakespeare: Cyndia Susan Clegg. Part VIII: Shakespeare II:. 29. Shakespeare: the Myth: Michael D. Bristol. Index.


David Scott Kastan is Professor of English at the Columbia University and a General Editor of the New Arden Shakespeare. His numerous publications include: Shakespeare and the Shapes of Time (1982), Staging the Renaissance: Reinterpretations of Elizabethan and Stuart Drama (1991), Critical Essays on Shakespearea s Hamlet (1995), and Shakespeare After Theory (1999).


"This collection of 28 essays provides a historical overview of the conditions of Shakespearea s world." Library Journal "No playgoer, reader, teacher or scholar should be without this elegant and indispensable guide to Shakespeare. It brings together the best in recent scholarship on the social history, contemporary reading, and institutions and material practices of writing, playing and printing in early modern England. Kastan has assembled a collection of essays with his peers and presented them with his characteristic intelligence and grace. The definitive Companion to Shakespeare." Karen Newman, Brown University "A worthy companion indeed -- every serious student of Shakespeare should carry this adroitly compiled collection of specialist essays on essential background constantly with them. Kastan has brought together a star cast of experts to help us to hear Shakespearea s distinctive voice, with all its historical and intellectual resonances, in a fresh and sharply clarified context." Lisa Jardine, Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London "Literally indispensable for anyone interested in Shakespeare." Patricia Parker, University of Stanford "David Kastan has put together a dazzling collection of essays on Shakespeare. And one doesna t expect to be dazzled by that rather sedate animal, a Companion. This Companion represents the very best in recent scholarship and is at the same time lively, accessible, and often surprising. It is indeed indispensible." Peter Stallybrass, University of Pennsylvania "Between them these specialist writers have assembled a series of essays which represent, for the time being at least, the last word in Shakespearean scholarship and research. It is difficult to think of any aspect of the dramatista s life, times and work which is not covered by this companion." "This companion can be confidently recommended as a paragon of Shakespearean research." K.C.Harrison, Reference Reviews "The publication [...] of the monumental Companion to Shakespeare, edited by David Scott Kastan, is a major event and one that should be celebrated for the breadth and depth of scholarship the book makes available to students." Yeara s Work In English Studies
EAN: 9780631218784
ISBN: 0631218785
Untertitel: 'Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture'. 0 Abbildungen. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Erscheinungsdatum: November 1999
Seitenanzahl: 536 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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