9780321272508

The Necessary Shakespeare

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321272508

  • ISBN10:

    0321272501

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2005
  • Publisher: Longman
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Summary

Extracted from the best-sellingComplete Works of Shakespeare, 5/eby David Bevington,The Necessary Shakespeareoffers the most comprehensive scholarly apparatus, with the most often taughtnecessaryof Shakespeare's work, creating a truly concise yet complete anthology.This anthology provides extensive introductions to the plays and poems-offering discussion topics, sources for each play, and the stage history of performances.Readers interested in Shakespeare.

Table of Contents

Preface vi
General Introduction
Life in Shakespeare's England viii
The Drama Before Shakespeare xxviii
London Theaters and Dramatic Companies xlii
Shakespeare's Life and Work li
Shakespeare's Language: His Development as Poet and Dramatist lxxix
Editions and Editors of Shakespeare lxxxvi
Shakespeare Criticism xcvii
THE COMEDIES
The Taming of the Shrew
2(40)
A Midsummer Night's Dream
42(32)
The Merchant of Venice
74(39)
Much Ado About Nothing
113(37)
As You Like It
150(40)
Twelfth Night; Or, What You Will
190(37)
Measure for Measure
227(43)
THE HISTORIES
The Tragedy of King Richard the Third
270(56)
The Tragedy of King Richard the Second
326(44)
The First Part of King Henry the Fourth
370(42)
The Life of King Henry the Fifth
412(48)
THE TRAGEDIES
Romeo and Juliet
460(46)
Julius Caesar
506(40)
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
546(59)
Othello, the Moor of Venice
605(51)
King Lear
656(54)
Macbeth
710(38)
Antony and Cleopatra
748(54)
THE ROMANCES
The Winter's Tale
802(43)
The Tempest
845(35)
THE POEMS
Sonnets
880
Appendix 1 Canon, Dates, and Early Texts 1(13)
Appendix 2 Sources 14(22)
Appendix 3 Shakespeare in Performance 36(12)
The Royal Genealogy of England 48(2)
Maps 50(2)
Bibliography 52(19)
Textual Notes 71(13)
Glossary of Shakespearean Words 84
Index 2

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