Shakespeare: The Late Plays by Kate AughtersonShakespeare: The Late Plays by Kate Aughterson

Shakespeare: The Late Plays

byKate Aughterson

Paperback | November 18, 2013

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This essential study takes a fresh look at The Winter's Tale, The Tempest, Cymbeline and Pericles. Part I uses carefully selected short extracts for close textual analysis, while Part II examines the contexts and key criticism. The volume is an ideal introductory guide for those who are studying Shakespeare's late plays for the first time.
Kate Aughterson is Principal Lecturer and Academic Programme Leader for English Literature at the University of Brighton, UK. She is the author ofWebster: The TragediesandAphra Behn: The Comedies, both also in the Analysing Texts series.
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Title:Shakespeare: The Late PlaysFormat:PaperbackDimensions:296 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.36 inPublished:November 18, 2013Publisher:Palgrave Higher EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230368638

ISBN - 13:9780230368637

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Table of Contents

General Editor's Preface.- A Note on Editions.- Introduction: Ways of Reading.- PART I: ANALYSING SHAKESPEARE'S LATE PLAYS 1. Openings.- 2. Turning Points: Tragedy and Comedy.- 3. Endings.- 4. Fathers, Sons and Husbands.- 5. Mothers, Daughters and Wives.- 6. Masters, Servants and Slaves: Society and Politics.- 7. Stage Properties.- 8. Spectacle and Theatricality.- 9. Music and Song.- General Conclusions to Part I.- PART II: THE CONTEXT AND THE CRITICS Shakespeare's Literary Career.- Jacobean Contexts.- Sample Critical Views and Performances.- Further Reading.- Index.