Companion to Shakespeare Studies

Companion to Shakespeare Studies

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The studies in this volume cover all aspects of Shakespearian scholarship. It begins with Shakespeare's biography, describes the theatres and companies of the time, and analyses Shakespeare's dramatic and poetic genius. There are also studies of his work in relation to the English spoken at the time, his use and knowledge of music, and his sources. Other essays cover the national and social background. A final group touches on the text of the plays, Shakespearian criticism and scholarship, and Shakespeare in the theatre.show more

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Preface; 1. The life of Shakespeare J. W. Mackail; 2. The theatres and companies C. J. Sisson; 3. Shakespeare's dramatic art Harley Granville-Baker; 4. Shakespeare the poet George Rylands; 5. Shakespeare and Elizabethan English G. D. Willcock; 6. Shakespeare and music Edward J. Dent; 7. The national background G. B. Harrison; 8. The social background M. St Clare Byrne; 9. Shakespeare's sources A. L. Attwater; 10. Shakespeare and the drama of his time Bonamy Dobree; 11. Shakespeare's text A. W. Pollard; 12. Shakespearian Criticism I: from Dryden to Coleridge T. S. Eliot; 13. Shakespearian criticism II: From Coleridge to the present day J. Isaacs; 14. Shakespearian scholarship J. Isaacs; 15. Shakespeare in the theatre from the Restoration to the present time Harold Child; Reading list; Appendix 1. Comparative tables of the age and dramatic activity of Shakespeare and his contemporaries; Appendix 2. A chronological table (plays, books, and national events); Appendix 3. A note on prices in Shakespeare's time A. V. Judges; Index.show more