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Complete Works of Shakespeare

Complete Works of Shakespeare - 6th edition

ISBN13: 978-0205606283

Cover of Complete Works of Shakespeare 6TH 09 (ISBN 978-0205606283)
ISBN13: 978-0205606283
ISBN10: 0205606288
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 6TH 09
Publisher: Longman, Inc.
Published: 2009
International: No

List price: $108.75

Complete Works of Shakespeare - 6TH 09 edition

ISBN13: 978-0205606283

David Bevington

ISBN13: 978-0205606283
ISBN10: 0205606288
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 6TH 09
Publisher: Longman, Inc.

Published: 2009
International: No
Summary

A balanced editorial approach, a highly respected editor, and proven apparatus combine to make Bevington's the most reader-friendly introduction to Shakespeare available. The Sixth Edition of this comprehensive anthology addresses the two key issues confronted by readers 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 the reader appreciate the cultural contexts and interpretive issues raised by the play, without dictating their interpretations. Thoroughly revised and updated notes and glosses provide additional support to understanding the language of Shakespeare's time. For those interested in learning about the time of Shakepeare and reading and understanding Shakespeare's plays.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface.

GENERAL INTRODUCTION.

Life in Shakespeare's England.

Shakespeare's World: A Visual Portfolio.

The Drama Before Shakespeare.

London Theaters and Dramatic Companies.

Shakespeare's Life and Work.

Shakespeare's Language: His Development as a Poet and Dramatist.

Editions and Editors of Shakespeare.

Shakespeare Criticism.

THE COMEDIES.

The Comedy of Errors.

Love's Labor's Lost.

The Two Gentlemen of Verona.

The Taming of the Shrew.

A Midsummer Night's Dream.

The Merchant of Venice.

Much Ado About Nothing.

The Merry Wives of Windsor.

As You Like It.

Twelfth Night; or, What You Will.

All's Well That Ends Well.

Measure for Measure.

Troilus and Cressida.

THE HISTORIES.

The First Part of King Henry the Sixth.

The Second Part of King Henry the Sixth.

The Third Part of King Henry the Sixth.

The Tragedy of King Richard the Third.

The Life and Death of King John.

The Tragedy of King Richard the Second.

The First Part of King Henry the Fourth.

The Second Part of King Henry the Fourth.

The Life of King Henry the Fifth.

The Famous History of the Life of King Henry the Eighth.

THE TRAGEDIES.

Titus Andronicus.

Romeo and Juliet.

Julius Caesar.

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark.

Othello, the Moor of Venice.

King Lear.

Macbeth.

Timon of Athens.

Antony and Cleopatra.

Coriolanus.

THE ROMANCES.

Pericles.

Cymbeline.

The Winter's Tale.

The Tempest.

The Two Noble Kinsmen.

THE POEMS.

Venus and Adonis.

The Rape of Lucrece.

The Phoenix and Turtle.

A Lover's Complaint.

Sonnets.

Appendix 1: Canon, Dates, and Early Texts.

Appendix 2: Sources.

Appendix 3: Shakespeare in Performance (co-authored with Lois Potter).

The Royal Genealogy of England.

Maps.

Bibliography: Suggestions for Reading and Research.

Textual Notes.

Glossary: Shakespearean Words and Meanings of Frequent Occurrence.

Index.