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What is included with this book?
For courses in Shakespeare.
Distills the best, most widely read and produced of Shakespeare’s great plays
In one compact paperback, The Necessary Shakespeare showcases Shakespeare’s proficiency through different genres.It comprises 20 plays and some of the sonnets—and categorizes his plays as comedies, histories, or tragedies. The book demonstrates Shakespeare’s development from the early The Taming of the Shrew and Richard the Third to the late The Tempest; it shows him as a remarkable poet as well as dramatist. Selections are based in part on user feedback, and in many cases are widely available on film or video.
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MyLiteratureLab is an online resource that works with our literature anthologies to provide engaging experiences to instructors and students. Readers can access new content that fosters an understanding of literary elements, which provides a foundation for stimulating class discussions. This simple and powerful tool offers state-of-the-art audio and video resources along with practical tools and flexible assessment.
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013427251X / 9780134272511 The Necessary Shakespeare Plus MyLiteratureLab without Pearson eText – Access Card Package, 5e
Package consists of:
I: GENERAL INTRODUCTION
1. Reading Shakespeare in the Twenty-First Century
2. Life in Shakespeare’s England
3. The Drama Before Shakespeare
4. London Theaters and Dramatic Companies
5. Shakespeare’s Life and Work
6. How to Read Shakespeare
7. Shakespeare’s Language
8. Shakespeare Criticism
II: THE COMEDIES
9. The Taming of the Shrew
10. A Midsummer Night’s Dream
11. The Merchant of Venice
12. Much Ado About Nothing
13. As You Like It
14. Twelfth Night; or, What You Will
15. Measure for Measure
III: THE HISTORIES
16. The Tragedy of King Richard the Third
17. The Tragedy of King Richard the Second
18. The First Part of King Henry the Fourth
19. The Life of King Henry the Fifth
IV: THE TRAGEDIES
20. Romeo and Juliet
21. Julius Caesar
22. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
23. Othello, the Moor of Venice
24. King Lear
26. Antony and Cleopatra
27. The Winter’s Tale
28. The Tempest
Appendix 1: Canon, Dates, and Early Texts
Appendix 2: Sources
Appendix 3: Shakespeare in Performance
Appendix 4: Films and Videos as a Guide to the Study of Shakespeare