All's Well that Ends Well

All's Well that Ends Well

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The New Cambridge Shakespeare appeals to students worldwide for its up-to-date scholarship and emphasis on performance. The series features line-by-line commentaries and textual notes on the plays and poems. Introductions are regularly refreshed with accounts of new critical, stage and screen interpretations. For the second edition of All's Well That Ends Well, Alexander Leggatt has written a completely new introduction to Russell Fraser's text of one of Shakespeare's most puzzling, ambiguous and demanding plays. Leggatt's interest in performance is evident throughout the introduction, particularly in his discussion of the instability of the main characters. He also provides a full, illustrated and thoughtful account of the play's critical and theatrical fortunes to the end of the twentieth century, and explores our experience as an audience of seeing and hearing the play performed. An updated reading list completes the volume.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 174 pages
  • 152 x 228 x 13mm | 290g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • Updated edition
  • 11 Halftones, unspecified
  • 0521535158
  • 9780521535151
  • 742,548

Table of contents

List of illustrations; Preface; Abbreviations and conventions; Introduction by Alexander Leggatt: Sources and traditions; The Shakespearean context (and the date); Critical reception and stage history; The play; Note on the text; List of characters; THE PLAY; Textual analysis; Reading list.
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Review quote

"The New Cambridge Shakespeare's updated All's Well is a first-class edition, suited for advanced readers who want a copiously footnoted but otherwise unadorned edition for the play." Sixteenth Century Journal Patrick McHenry, Columbus State University
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About William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) gilt als einer der größten Dichter und Dramatiker der Weltgeschichte. Er verfasste zahlreiche Dramen, Tragödien, Komödien und Gedichte, mit denen er schon zu Lebzeiten Anerkennung und Wohlstand errang. Aber erst in den folgenden Jahrhunderten wurde er zum Prototypen des literarischen Genies, ohne den die Entwicklung der neueren Literatur von Goethe über Brecht bis in die Gegenwart hinein undenkbar ist.
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