9780321088970

The Necessary Shakespeare

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321088970

  • ISBN10:

    0321088972

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2002
  • Publisher: Longman
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Summary

Extracted from the best-selling Complete Works of Shakespeare, 4/e by David Bevington, The Necessary Shakespeare offers 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.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
General Introduction
Life in Shakespeare's England viii
The Drama Before Shakespeare xxvi
London Theaters and Dramatic Companies xxxix
Shakespeare's Life and Work xlviii
Shakespeare's Language: His Development as Poet and Dramatist lxxiii
Shakespeare Criticism lxxx
COMEDIES
The Taming of the Shrew
2(39)
A Midsummer Night's Dream
41(31)
The Merchant of Venice
72(38)
Much Ado about Nothing
110(36)
As You Like It
146(38)
Twelfth Night; or, What You Will
184(36)
Measure for Measure
220(42)
HISTORIES
The Tragedy of King Richard the Third
262(54)
The Tragedy of King Richard the Second
316(42)
The First Part of King Henry the Fourth
358(41)
The Life of King Henry the Fifth
399(45)
TRAGEDIES
Romeo and Juliet
444(44)
Julius Caesar
488(39)
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
527(57)
Othello, the Moor of Venice
584(50)
King Lear
634(52)
Macbeth
686(37)
Antony and Cleopatra
723(53)
ROMANCES
The Winter's Tale
776(42)
The Tempest
818(34)
POEMS
Sonnets
852
Appendix 1: Sources A-1
Appendix 2: Shakespeare in Performance A-22
The Royal Genealogy of England A-34
Maps A-36
Bibliography: Suggestions for Reading and Research A-38
Textual Notes A-63
Glossary: Shakespearean Words and Meanings of Frequent Occurrence A-75
Index I-1

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