The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare

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The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare is the most comprehensive reference work yet produced about Shakespeare's works, times, life, and afterlives. From the conjectured identity of the Dark Lady of the Sonnets to the misprints in the First Folio, from Shakespeare's favourite figures of speech to the staging of Othello in South Africa, a team of internationally renowned scholars provides a lucid, stimulating, and authoritative guide to the plays, the poems, and their interpretation around the world over the last four centuries. Bringing its readers up to date not only with the latest in Shakespearian scholarship and controversy but with the plays' recent incarnations on stage, on film, and in international popular culture, this is the perfect companion to Shakespeare's works, covering everything from Aaron and act divisions to Zeffirelli and Zuccaro, from Shakespeare in schools to Shakespeare in Love.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 572 pages
  • 220 x 274 x 32mm | 1,900.57g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • Revised ed.
  • numerous halftones
  • 0192806149
  • 9780192806147
  • 460,699

About Michael Dobson

Stanley Wells is Chairman of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, and Emeritus Professor, Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham (formerly Director 1988-97). He has been general editor of the Oxford Shakespeare since 1978.show more

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The most authoritative guide to the literary and theatrical canon that it defined. The Timesshow more

Table of contents

Preface ; Acknowledgements ; Contributors ; Thematic Listing of Entries ; List of plays ; Note to the reader ; Oxford Companion to Shakespeare A-Z ; The British Isles and France in the English Histories and Macbeth ; The royal family in Shakespeare's English Histories ; Shakespeare's life, works, and reception: a partial chronology ; Further reading ; Picture acknowledgementsshow more

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The most authoritative guide to the literary and theatrical canon that it defined. The Timesshow more

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