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Providing a unique combination of well-written, up-to-date background information and intriguing selections from primary documents, The Bedford Companion to Shakespeare introduces students to the topics most important to the study of Shakespeare in their full historical and cultural context.

About the Author

RUSS McDONALD (Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania) is the editor of four plays in the revised Pelican series of Shakespeare's plays and the author of Shakespeare Reread (1994), Shakespeare and Jonson/Jonson and Shakespeare (1988), and numerous articles on early modern theater, comedy, and opera. A celebrated teacher, McDonald has taught at Mississippi State University, the University of Hawaii, and the University of Rochester. He has been actively involved with the NEH-sponsored Teaching Shakespeare Institute at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., and he has also served as resident scholar, head scholar, and institute director of Teaching Shakespeare's Language.

Table of Contents

Preface

  To the Reader

    

  Introduction

    Shakespeare in Our Time

    The Uses of a Companion

    The Illustrations and Documents

    Three Troublesome Topics: Terminology, Modernization, and Money

    A Final Word

    

  Chapter 1. Shakespeare, "Shakespeare," and the Problem of Authorship

    Early Life

    London: The First Decade

    London: Maturity

    Retirement

    The Anti-Stratfordians

    What Is an Author?

    Illustrations and Documents

       The House Known as Shakespeare's Birthplace

       Record of Shakespeare's Baptism

       Map of Stratford-upon-Avon (Eighteenth Century)

       Francis Meres, From Palladis Tamia: Wit's Treasury

       *A Plague Bill

       The Royal License for Shakespeare's Company

       Detail from the "Agas" Map of London (With Shakespeare's Lodging Indicated)

       John Ward, Vicar of Stratford, From His Diary

    

  2. "To What End Are All These Words?": Shakespeare's Dramatic Language

    Early Modern English

    Rhetoric

    Wordplay

    The Forms of Dramatic Language

    Language as Theme

    Illustrations and Documents

      *Erasmus, From the Foreword to the Third Edition of the Latin New Testament

       Thomas Wilson, From The Art of Rhetoric

       *Samuel Daniel, From Musophilis

       Roger Ascham, From The Schoolmaster

      *Ralph Lever, From The Art of Reason

       George Puttenham, From The Art of English Poesy

       Baldassare Castiglione, From The Book of the Courtier

      *Montaigne, Of the Vanity of Words (Tr. John Florio)

        Chart of the Relative Proportions of Poetry and Prose in Shakespeare's Plays

    

  3. Theater

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312248802
Author:
Mcdonald, Russ
Publisher:
Bedford Books
Author:
McDonald, Russ
Location:
Boston
Subject:
England
Subject:
Dramatists, English
Subject:
LIT015000
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Shakespeare
Subject:
Examinations
Subject:
Shakespeare, William
Subject:
England Civilization 16th century.
Subject:
Drama-Shakespeare Plays
Edition Number:
2nd ed.
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Series Volume:
v. 40:1-155
Publication Date:
20010231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
451
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.00 in

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