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Synopsis:

An introductory critical study for first year undergraduates, aimed at bridging the increasing gap between A Level and university level study. The book offers a comprehensive approach to fourteen key texts looking at different critical perspectives, language, context and performance in particular.

About the Author

Pamela Bickley and Jenny Stevens have taught Shakespeare at pre-university and degree level for many years. They lead the English Association's ongoing involvement with transition issues and lecture and publish on a range of literary topics.

Table of Contents

How To Use This Book / Introduction / 1. A Midsummer Night's Dream: transformations, illusions, festivity / 2. Much Ado About Nothing: exploring language and gender / 3. Twelfth Night: disguises and desires / 4. Measure for Measure (and its problems...) / 5. Hamlet: a play of 'perpetual modernity' / 6. Othello: sex, race and suggestibility / 7. King Lear: 'That things might change, or cease' / 8. Macbeth: kingship and witchcraft / 9. Antony and Cleopatra: the legendary on stage / 10. King Richard II: the performance of majesty / 11. Richard III: history's monster or charismatic villain? / 12. Cymbeline: 'an experimental romance'? / 13. The Winter's Tale: tyranny, trials, Time / 14. The Tempest: where 'Thought is free' / Glossary / References / Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781408158739
Author:
Stevens, Jenny
Publisher:
Arden Shakespeare
Author:
Bickley, Pamela
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Arden Shakespeare
Publication Date:
20131131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
360
Dimensions:
7.7 x 5.1 x 0.9 in 1 lb

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