The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeares Poetry by Patrick CheneyThe Cambridge Companion to Shakespeares Poetry by Patrick Cheney

The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeares Poetry

EditorPatrick Cheney

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This Companion provides a full introduction to the poetry of William Shakespeare through discussion of his freestanding narrative poems, the Sonnets, and his plays. Fourteen leading international scholars provide accessible and authoritative chapters on all relevant topics: from Shakespeare's seminal role in the development of English poetry, the wide-ranging practice of his poetic form, and his enigmatic place in print and manuscript culture, to his immersion in English Renaissance politics, religion, classicism, and gender dynamics. With individual chapters on Venus and Adonis, The Rape of Lucrece, The Passionate Pilgrim, 'The Phoenix and the Turtle', the Sonnets, and A Lover's Complaint, the Companion also includes chapters on the presence of poetry in the dramatic works, on the relation between poetry and performance, and on the reception and influence of the poems. The volume includes a chronology of Shakespeare's life, a note on reference works, and a reading list for each chapter.

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Patrick Cheney is Professor in the Department of English at Pennsylvania State University.
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Title:The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeares PoetryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:316 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.79 inPublished:January 29, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521608643

ISBN - 13:9780521608640

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Table of Contents

Chronology; Preface; Introduction: Shakespeare's poetry in the twenty-first century Patrick Cheney; 1. Shakespeare and the development of English poetry William J. Kennedy; 2. Rhetoric, style, and poetic form John Roe; 3. Print and manuscript Lukas Erne; 4. Venus and Adonis Coppélia Kahn; 5. The Rape of Lucrece Catherine Belsey; 6. The Passionate Pilgrim and 'The Phoenix and Turtle' James P. Bednarz; 7. The Sonnets Michael Schoenfeldt; 8. A Lover's Complaint Katherine Rowe; 9. Poetry, politics, and religion Andrew Hadfield; 10. Love, beauty, and sexuality Danielle Clarke; 11. Shakespeare and classicism Heather James; 12. Poetry in Shakespeare's plays Patrick Cheney; 13. Poetry and performance David Schalkwyk; 14. Reception and influence Sasha Roberts; Reference works on Shakespeare's poetry.

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"...as comprehensive as possible in the coverage of the crucial topics...thorough and brief, but highly informative and critically stimulating essays, by some of the most inspiring scholars in the field."
South Atlantic Review, Goran Stanivukovic, St. Mary's University