The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare

Paperback | March 24, 2005

EditorMichael DobsonbyStanley Wells

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The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare is the most comprehensive reference work yet produced about Shakespeare's works, times, life, and afterlives. From the conjectured identity of the Dark Lady of the Sonnets to the misprints in the First Folio, from Shakespeare's favourite figures of speech tothe staging of Othello in South Africa, a team of internationally renowned scholars provides a lucid, stimulating, and authoritative guide to the plays, the poems, and their interpretation around the world over the last four centuries. Bringing its readers up to date not only with the latest inShakespearian scholarship and controversy but with the plays' recent incarnations on stage, on film, and in international popular culture, this is the perfect companion to Shakespeare's works, covering everything from Aaron and act divisions to Zeffirelli and Zuccaro, from Shakespeare in schools toShakespeare in Love.

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The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare is the most comprehensive reference work yet produced about Shakespeare's works, times, life, and afterlives. From the conjectured identity of the Dark Lady of the Sonnets to the misprints in the First Folio, from Shakespeare's favourite figures of speech tothe staging of Othello in South Africa, a t...

Michael Dobson is Professor of Renaissance Drama at the University of Surrey Roehampton. His previous appointments include Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, visiting scholar and tutor, Harvard University, and lecturer in English, Christ Church, Oxford. Stanley Wells is Chairman of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:572 pages, 10.87 × 8.62 × 1.26 inPublished:March 24, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192806149

ISBN - 13:9780192806147

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PrefaceAcknowledgementsContributorsThematic Listing of EntriesList of playsNote to the readerOxford Companion to Shakespeare A-ZThe British Isles and France in the English Histories and MacbethThe royal family in Shakespeare's English HistoriesShakespeare's life, works, and reception: a partial chronologyFurther readingPicture acknowledgements

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