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Publisher Comments:

A brilliant and companionable tour through all thirty-eight plays, Shakespeare After All is the perfect introduction to the bard by one of the country's foremost authorities on his life and work. Drawing on her hugely popular lecture courses at Yale and Harvard over the past thirty years, Marjorie Garber offers passionate and revealing readings of the plays in chronological sequence, from The Two Gentlemen of Verona to The Two Noble Kinsmen. Supremely readable and engaging, and complete with a comprehensive introduction to Shakespeare's life and times and an extensive bibliography, this magisterial work is an ever-replenishing fount of insight on the most celebrated writer of all time.

Review:

"Shakespeare After All is, in many ways, a return to the times when the critic's primary function was as an enthusiast, to open up the glories of the written work for the reader." Dinitia Smith, The New York Times

Review:

"The indispensable introduction to the indispensable writer....Garber's is the most exhilarating seminar room you'll ever enter." Newsweek

Review:

"The best one-volume critical guide to the plays....Stimulating and informative." San Jose Mercury News

Review:

"[B]rings the trend [of Shakespeare for the masses] to its high water mark....What makes [it] such a delight is that Garber assimilates all that is best in recent scholarship and criticism without sounding either pedantic or esoteric." Providence Journal

Review:

"An enraptured ceremony of adoration....Ambitious and thorough....This is a useful book [and] a source of elucidation." Newsday

Review:

"Spanning nearly 1,000 pages...the detailed coverage that Garber supplies may leave some readers feeling overwhelmed rather than stimulated. She also stretches out the book with long quotations, many of which could have been trimmed or cut altogether." Boston Globe

Review:

"[Garber's] introduction is an exemplary account of what is known about Shakespeare and how his work has been read and regarded through the centuries, while the individual essays display scrupulous and subtle close reading." The New Yorker

Synopsis:

Richly informed by Shakespearean scholarship of the latter half of the 20th century, this book offers passionate and revealing readings of all 38 of Shakespeare's plays, in chronological sequence.

About the Author

Marjorie Garber is William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of English and American Literature and Language and chair of the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University. She lives in Cambridge and Nantucket, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

A Note on the Text

Introduction

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

The Taming of the Shrew

Titus Andronicus

Henry VI Part 1

Henry VI Part 2

Henry VI Part 3

Richard III

The Comedy of Errors

Loves Labours Lost

Romeo and Juliet

A Midsummer Nights Dream

Richard II

King John

The Merchant of Venice

Henry IV Part 1

Henry IV Part 2

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Much Ado About Nothing

Henry V

Julius Caesar

As You Like It

Hamlet

Twelfth Night

Troilus and Cressida

Measure for Measure

Othello

Alls Well That Ends Well

Timon of Athens

King Lear

Macbeth

Antony and Cleopatra

Pericles

Coriolanus

Cymbeline

The Winters Tale

The Tempest

Henry VIII (All Is True)

The Two Noble Kinsmen

Notes

Suggestions for Further Reading

Acknowledgments

General Index

Character Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385722148
Author:
Garber, Marjorie
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Author:
Garber, Marjorie B.
Subject:
Shakespeare
Subject:
Shakespeare, William
Subject:
Criticism and interpretation
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
September 20, 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
1008
Dimensions:
8.01 x 5.2 x 1.75 in 1.5 lb

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Product details 1008 pages Anchor Books - English 9780385722148 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Shakespeare After All is, in many ways, a return to the times when the critic's primary function was as an enthusiast, to open up the glories of the written work for the reader."
"Review" by , "The indispensable introduction to the indispensable writer....Garber's is the most exhilarating seminar room you'll ever enter."
"Review" by , "The best one-volume critical guide to the plays....Stimulating and informative."
"Review" by , "[B]rings the trend [of Shakespeare for the masses] to its high water mark....What makes [it] such a delight is that Garber assimilates all that is best in recent scholarship and criticism without sounding either pedantic or esoteric."
"Review" by , "An enraptured ceremony of adoration....Ambitious and thorough....This is a useful book [and] a source of elucidation."
"Review" by , "Spanning nearly 1,000 pages...the detailed coverage that Garber supplies may leave some readers feeling overwhelmed rather than stimulated. She also stretches out the book with long quotations, many of which could have been trimmed or cut altogether."
"Review" by , "[Garber's] introduction is an exemplary account of what is known about Shakespeare and how his work has been read and regarded through the centuries, while the individual essays display scrupulous and subtle close reading."
"Synopsis" by , Richly informed by Shakespearean scholarship of the latter half of the 20th century, this book offers passionate and revealing readings of all 38 of Shakespeare's plays, in chronological sequence.
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