Shakespeare

Shakespeare : An Anthology of the Most Popular Plays and Sonnets

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The accuracy and textual integrity of the well-known Pelican edition of the plays plus the brilliant teaching suggestions of a Carnegie Foundation United States Professor of the Year makes this text the perfect choice for your English department course in Drama and Shakespeare. Message: This collection of eleven Shakespearean plays and sonnets brings Shakespeare alive through a combination of innovative, classroom-tested teaching approaches that show Shakespeare's plays are not only radiant literary documents but also exciting dramatic scripts intended for performance before live audiences. This dual emphasis on the literary and theatrical nature of the genre is apparent in the book's title, Shakespeare: From Page to Stage, and in all the instructional material surrounding the plays themselves. The first and most important resource available to you, therefore, is this innovative blended approach to the study of Shakespeare, which combines the exhilaration of live theatre with time-honored elements of literary analysis to help bring the plays alive for a new generation of students. Story: Michael Flachmann wrote this book because none of the current texts on the market combines literary and theatrical teaching techniques in a way that engages student interest and helps present the characters, situations, and language of the plays in a personal, visceral, and exciting fashion. Shakespeare's plays are perceived by most students as boring, pedantic, and difficult to read/understand. This text makes the plays vibrant, fascinating, and relevant to modern students through a unique and highly effective blend of pedagogical approachesshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 800 pages
  • 203.2 x 248.9 x 38.1mm | 1,610.27g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0130207543
  • 9780130207548

About Michael Flachmann

School Affiliations: The author is a Professor of English at California State University, Bakersfield, where he is also Director of University Honors Programs, Head Judo and Self-Defense Instructor, and Assistant Coach of the Women's Tennis Team. For the past twenty summers, he's also been Company Dramaturg for the Tony-Award-winning Utah Shakespearean Festival in Cedar City, Utah, where he's been on the design teams for over ninety professional productions of Shakespeare's plays. Since he has a doctorate in English literature from the University of Chicago, over thirty years' experience teaching the plays in the college classroom, many publications to his credit, and twenty years' service as a dramaturg in professional theatre, he has the expertise necessary to bring these plays to life for today's generation of students. Honors and Awards: He's won a number of teaching awards, the most prestigious of which have been Carnegie Foundation United States Professor of the Year (1995), Outstanding Professor for the twenty-campus California State University System (1993), a $20,000 CSU Wang Family Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (1999), and a recent California Senate Resolution honoring him for "twenty-two years of excellence in teaching" (2004).show more

Table of contents

Title Page Preface Introduction Acknowledgments The Taming of the Shrew Introduction Script of the Play Research and Discussion Topics Filmography Annotated Bibliography A Midsummer Night's Dream Introduction Script of the Play Research and Discussion Topics Filmography Annotated Bibliography The Merchant of Venice Introduction Script of the Play Research and Discussion Topics Filmography Annotated Bibliography Much AdoAbout Nothing Introduction Script of the Play Research and Discussion Topics Filmography Annotated Bibliography Twelfth Night Introduction Script of the Play Research and Discussion Topics Filmography Annotated Bibliography Henry IV, Part I Introduction Script of the Play Research and Discussion Topics Filmography Annotated Bibliography Hamlet Introduction Script of the Play Research and Discussion Topics Filmography Annotated Bibliography Othello Introduction Script of the Play Research and Discussion Topics Filmography Annotated Bibliography King Lear Introduction Script of the Play Research and Discussion Topics Filmography Annotated Bibliography Macbeth Introduction Script of the Play Research and Discussion Topics Filmography Annotated Bibliography The Tempest Introduction Script of the Play Research and Discussion Topics Filmography Annotated Bibliography Selected Sonnets Reading Shakespeare Aloud Shakespeare on the Web Glossary of Terms Title Page Preface Introduction Acknowledgments The Taming of the Shrew Introduction Script of the Play Research and Discussion Topics Filmography Annotated Bibliography A Midsummer Night's Dream Introduction Script of the Play Research and Discussion Topics Filmography Annotated Bibliography The Merchant of Venice Introduction Script of the Play Research and Discussion Topics Filmography Annotated Bibliography Much AdoAbout Nothing Introduction Script of the Play Research and Discussion Topics Filmography Annotated Bibliography Twelfth Night Introduction Script of the Play Research and Discussion Topics Filmography Annotated Bibliography Henry IV, Part I Introduction Script of the Play Research and Discussion Topics Filmography Annotated Bibliography Romeo and Juliet Introduction Script of the Play Research and Discussion Topics Filmography Annotated Bibliography Hamlet Introduction Script of the Play Research and Discussion Topics Filmography Annotated Bibliography Othello Introduction Script of the Play Research and Discussion Topics Filmography Annotated Bibliography King Lear Introduction Script of the Play Research and Discussion Topics Filmography Annotated Bibliography Macbeth Introduction Script of the Play Research and Discussion Topics Filmography Annotated Bibliography The Tempest Introduction Script of the Play Research and Discussion Topics Filmography Annotated Bibliography Selected Sonnets Reading Shakespeare Aloud Glossary of Termsshow more

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