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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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Publisher Comments:

From the conjectured identity of the Dark Lady of the Sonnets to misprints in the First Folio, from Shakespeare's favorite figures of speech to the staging of Othello in South Africa, The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare offers the most comprehensive coverage available on all aspects of Shakespeare's life and works.

Illustrated with more than 100 photographs and boasting contributions from a team of internationally renowned scholars (including such noted Shakespeare authorities as Helen Vendler, Park Honan, and Jonathan Bate), the Companion has more than 3,000 entries that offer succinct, stimulating, and authoritative commentary on Shakespeare's life and times, his plays and poems, and their interpretation around the world over the last four centuries. All Shakespeare's plays--from As You Like It and All's Well that Ends Well to King Lear and Hamlet--are covered in major articles. There are concise descriptions of allusions in Shakespeare (Ajax, Agamemnon), well-known critics (Samuel Johnson, John Dryden), great Shakespearian actors (Richard Burbage, Lawrence Olivier, Kenneth Branagh), characters in the plays (Mercutio, Ophelia), figures of speech (metaphor, metonymy, oxymoron), and much more. Longer articles explore topics such as Shakespeare's birthplace, censorship, the Chamberlain's Men, film, and Shakespeare's reception in such countries as China, Italy, and the United States.

Bringing its readers up to date not only with the latest in Shakespearian scholarship and controversy but with the plays' most recent incarnations on stage, film, and in international popular culture, this is the perfect companion to Shakespeare's works, covering everything from Aaron to Zeffirelli, and from Shakespeare in schools to Shakespeare in Love.

Synopsis:

Illustrated with more than 100 photos and boasting contributions from a team of internationally renowned scholars, this is the ultimate resource on the Bard of Avon. 2 maps.

About the Author

Michael Dobson is Professor of Renaissance Drama at the University of Surrey Roehampton. He has also taught at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Harvard University, and Oxford. Stanley Wells is Chairman of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, and Professor of Shakespeare Studies Emeritus, and Director of the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham. He has been the general editor of the Oxford Shakespeare since 1978.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780198117353
Editor:
Dobson, Michael
Editor:
Wells, Stanley
Editor:
Dobson, Michael S.
Editor:
Wells, Stanley
Author:
null, Stanley
Author:
null, Michael
Author:
Wells, Stanley
Author:
Dobson, Michael
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
Shakespeare
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Subject:
Shakespeare, William
Subject:
Literature/English | British Literature | Shakespeare
Series Volume:
no. 47
Publication Date:
20011129
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
119 halftones and 2 line illus
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
8.6 x 10.6 x 1.5 in 4.738 lb

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