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Complete Works of Shakespeare - 5th edition

Complete Works of Shakespeare (ISBN10: 032109333X; ISBN13: 9780321093332)
ISBN13: 978-0321093332
ISBN10: 032109333X

Summary: A balanced editorial approach, a highly respected editor, and proven apparatus combine to make Bevington the most student-friendly introduction to Shakespeare on the market.

The fifth edition of this comprehensive anthology addresses the two key issues confronted by students approaching Shakespeare today: a lack of knowledge about the historical period and difficulty with the language of Shakespeare's plays. A richly illustrated general introduction offers
insight into Shakespeare's England and background on the literary and cultural contexts in which Shakespeare wrote and produced plays. Each play is introduced by a descriptive essay designed to help students appreciate the cultural contexts and interpretive issues raised by the play, without dictating students' interpretations. Thoroughly revised and updated notes and glosses support student readers line by line, paraphrasing Elizabethan idioms in clear and accessible language.

Features
  • A richly illustrated General Introduction provides students with the historical and cultural background they need to understand Shakespeare's works in context.
  • Introductory essays on each play offer insight into major themes, cultural issues, and critical conflicts, as well as updated performance histories on each work. Recent films and stage performances are discussed for all major works.
  • The collective wisdom and critical acumen of a prestigious editorial advisory board and one of our most highly respected Shakespeare scholars combine to provide state-of-the-art scholarship and interpretive balance on each and every work in the Shakespeare canon.
New To This Edition
  • Expanded coverage of stage performance and film. Introductory essays for each play have been revised and updated to include additional information on historical and modern performances, describing how stage and film directors have dealt with interpretive and cultural issues.
  • New 16-page color section, "Shakespeare's World: A Visual Portfolio," includes historical documents, art, and photos to allow students to grasp the cultural context in which Shakespeare wrote. The Visual Portfolio also includes photos and production stills taken from recent stage and film productions, to help students to visualize on-stage scenes and dramatic situations.
  • Completely revised and updated notes and glosses assist modern student readers by providing clear, accessible paraphrases and contexts for Shakespearean idioms and word-play, while incorporating state-of-the-art critical insight and scholarship on the plays.
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Summary: A balanced editorial approach, a highly respected editor, and proven apparatus combine to make Bevington the most student-friendly introduction to Shakespeare on the market.

The fifth edition of this comprehensive anthology addresses the two key issues confronted by students approaching Shakespeare today: a lack of knowledge about the historical period and difficulty with the language of Shakespeare's plays. A richly illustrated general introduction offers insight into Shakespeare's England and background on the literary and cultural contexts in which Shakespeare wrote and produced plays. Each play is introduced by a descriptive essay designed to help students appreciate the cultural contexts and interpretive issues raised by the play, without dictating students' interpretations. Thoroughly revised and updated notes and glosses support student readers line by line, paraphrasing Elizabethan idioms in clear and accessible language.

Features
  • A richly illustrated General Introduction provides students with the historical and cultural background they need to understand Shakespeare's works in context.
  • Introductory essays on each play offer insight into major themes, cultural issues, and critical conflicts, as well as updated performance histories on each work. Recent films and stage performances are discussed for all major works.
  • The collective wisdom and critical acumen of a prestigious editorial advisory board and one of our most highly respected Shakespeare scholars combine to provide state-of-the-art scholarship and interpretive balance on each and every work in the Shakespeare canon.
New To This Edition
  • Expanded coverage of stage performance and film. Introductory essays for each play have been revised and updated to include additional information on historical and modern performances, describing how stage and film directors have dealt with interpretive and cultural issues.
  • New 16-page color section, "Shakespeare's World: A Visual Portfolio," includes historical documents, art, and photos to allow students to grasp the cultural context in which Shakespeare wrote. The Visual Portfolio also includes photos and production stills taken from recent stage and film productions, to help students to visualize on-stage scenes and dramatic situations.
  • Completely revised and updated notes and glosses assist modern student readers by providing clear, accessible paraphrases and contexts for Shakespearean idioms and word-play, while incorporating state-of-the-art critical insight and scholarship on the plays.
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Edition/Copyright: 5TH 04
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Publisher: Longman, Inc.
Year Published: 2004
International: No

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