The Bedford Shakespeare

Paperback | October 31, 2014

byRuss McDonald, Lena Cowen Orlin

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Finally, the collected works you’ve been waiting for: visual, historical, contextualized. Based on the New Cambridge Shakespeare edition of the text, The Bedford Shakespeare gathers the 25 most frequently taught plays and augments them with the rich historical and contextual materials you expect from Bedford/St. Martin’s. Thoughtful, provocative analysis by eminent scholars Russ McDonald and Lena Cowen Orlin offers students concrete entry points into the plays and creates opportunities for lively classroom discussion. A lavish collection of images throughout the book features production shots, paintings, film stills, Renaissance woodcuts, maps, and more, to help students visualize what they are reading.

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Finally, the collected works you’ve been waiting for: visual, historical, contextualized. Based on the New Cambridge Shakespeare edition of the text, The Bedford Shakespeare gathers the 25 most frequently taught plays and augments them with the rich historical and contextual materials you expect from Bedford/St. Martin’s. Thoughtful, p...

Russ McDonald is Professor of English Literature at Goldsmiths College, University of London. Having taught at five American universities, he is the winner of multiple awards for distinguished teaching, including North Carolina Professor of the Year. For a decade he helped to direct the NEH-sponsored Teaching Shakespeare Institute for...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:1856 pages, 10 × 8 × 2.1 inPublished:October 31, 2014Publisher:Bedford/St. Martin'sLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0312439636

ISBN - 13:9780312439637

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Table of Contents

PREFACE

READING SHAKESPEARE

The Comedy of Errors

Biography

Titus Andronicus

Bodies

The Taming of the Shrew

Discovery

Richard III

Empire

Romeo and Juliet

Gender

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Genealogy

Richard II

Genre

The Merchant of Venice

Households

1 Henry IV

Language

Much Ado about Nothing

Law

2 Henry IV

London

As You Like It

Monarchy

Henry V

Nature

Julius Caesar

Players

Hamlet

Playhouses

Twelfth Night

Race

Othello

Religion

Troilus and Cressida

Renaissance

Measure for Measure

SCREENING SHAKESPEARE

King Lear

Society

Macbeth

Sources

Coriolanus

STAGING SHAKESPEARE

Antony and Cleopatra

Texts

The Winter’s Tale

World

The Tempest

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

Works Cited

Index