The Oxford Shakespeare: Cymbeline

The Oxford Shakespeare: Cymbeline

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This is the first full-scale edition of Cymbeline for 37 years. During that time, there has been considerable interest in Shakespeare's late work in the theatre, and several notable productions have demonstrated the powerful impact of Cymbeline. Based firmly on Roger Warren's extensive experience of the play in rehearsal and performance, this edition shows how Shakespeare draws upon a wide range of sources to create a self-sufficient dramatic universe, combining virtuoso theatrical and poetic means to present a story of a marriage imperilled by mistrust and painfully rebuilt through the physical and spiritual journeys undertaken by the heroine and hero, set in a context of international conflict. A full and detailed commentary pays close attention to the play's complex, evocative more

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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 18mm | 322.05g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 10 illustrations of the text and the play in performance,
  • 0192833502
  • 9780192833501
  • 1,227,016

Table of contents

Introduction: Theatricality; Theatrical Perspectives: Experiment and Intimacy; Romance; A Retrospective Play; Style; The Wager Story; Widening the Wager Story; 'In a great pool a swan's nest': Rome and Britain; 'none but Milford way': From Court to Country; Innogen by Cloten's Corpse; Posthumus--and Jupiter; The Final Scene--and James I; Date; The Text; Editorial Procedures; Abbreviations and References; Cymbeline; Appendix A: The Characters' Names; Appendix B: The Music, edited by James Walker; Appendix C: Alterations to Lineation; Indexshow more

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