Understanding Shakespeare by E. F. C. LudowykUnderstanding Shakespeare by E. F. C. Ludowyk

Understanding Shakespeare

byE. F. C. Ludowyk


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This book has a simple aim: to introduce Shakespeare to the ordinary reader, the student, or the teacher, in a concise and readily accessible fashion. Although there are few incontrovertible facts regarding the man Shakespeare, much can be said about the plays attributed to him, and it is towards an understanding of Shakespeare as a popular dramatist that this book is intended. Dividing his study into two parts, Professor E. F. C. Ludowyk first describes the Elizabethan context in which Shakespeare's plays were created and then considers a representative sampling of six of his works.
Title:Understanding ShakespeareFormat:PaperbackDimensions:286 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.63 inPublisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521092426

ISBN - 13:9780521092425


Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Preface; Part I. The Background: 1. The man Shakespeare; 2. The Elizabethan age; 3. The Elizabethan world; 4. The Elizabethan stage; 5. Shakespeare's audience; 6. How Shakespeare wrote; Part II. Six Plays: 7. A method of work; 8. Richard II; 9. The Merchant of Venice; 10. Henry V; 11. Julius Caesar; 12. Twelfth Night; 13. Macbeth; Appendices.