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    Titus Andronicus (New Cambridge Shakespeare) (Paperback) By (author) William Shakespeare, Edited by Alan Hughes, Contributions by Sue Hall-Smith, Series edited by Brian Gibbons, Series edited by A. R. Braunmuller

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    DescriptionTitus Andronicus is still regarded by many as a bad play of dubious authorship. Its adversaries have abhorred the violence of the action and the apparent lapses in the quality of the verse. Since 1945, however, the play has been taken increasingly seriously in both the theatre and the study: the violence and cruelty it depicts were disconcertingly matched by the events of two World Wars. Hughes joins those critics who take the play seriously, arguing for its unity of theme and its grim humour, and demonstrates that it is the work of a brilliant stage craftsman, confident in his mastery of space, movement and verse. The text is based on the first quarto, supplemented by crucial additions and stage directions from the Folio. For this updated edition, a new section is included on recent stage, film and critical interpretations by Sue Hall-Smith. An updated reading list completes the edition.


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    Title
    Titus Andronicus
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) William Shakespeare, Edited by Alan Hughes, Contributions by Sue Hall-Smith, Series edited by Brian Gibbons, Series edited by A. R. Braunmuller
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 191
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 141 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521673822
    ISBN 10: 0521673828
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.2
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DSB
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    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: DDS
    DC22: 822.33
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 14
    DC22: 822.3/3
    B&T General Subject: 495
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 91
    BISAC V2.8: LIT014000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: LCO000000
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    LC classification: PR2835.A2 H84 2006
    Thema V1.0: DDA
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    12 b/w illus.
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    31 July 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    Review of the first edition: 'The great strength of Hughes's edition is its attention to the theatrical aspects of the play ... his discussion of the play in performance is illuminating.' Studies in English Literature
    Table of contents
    List of illustrations; Preface; List of abbreviations and conventions; Introduction: Date; Sources; Authorship; Early stage history; The Longleat manuscript; From the Restoration to the nineteenth century; Twentieth-century performance and criticism; Recent stage, film and critical interpretations by Sue Hall-Smith; Note on the text; List of characters; The Play; Textual analysis; Appendix 1. Titus Andronicus at the Rose; Appendix 2. Performance by a small company; Reading list.