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The Routledge Guide to William Shakespeare

by Robert Shaughnessy

The Routledge Guide to William Shakespeare Synopsis

Demystifying and contextualising Shakespeare for the twenty-first century, this book offers both an introduction to the subject for beginners as well as an invaluable resource for more experienced Shakespeareans. In this friendly, structured guide, Robert Shaughnessy: introduces Shakespeare's life and works in context, providing crucial historical background looks at each of Shakespeare's plays in turn, considering issues of historical context, contemporary criticism and performance history provides detailed discussion of twentieth-century Shakespearean criticism, exploring the theories, debates and discoveries that shape our understanding of Shakespeare today looks at contemporary performances of Shakespeare on stage and screen provides further critical reading by play outlines detailed chronologies of Shakespeare's life and works and also of twentieth-century criticism The companion website at contains student-focused materials and resources, including an interactive timeline and annotated weblinks.

The Routledge Guide to William Shakespeare Press Reviews

This book will be valuable to advanced undergraduates seeking a lucid, concise overview of recent decades in Shakespeare studies. Recommended. - CHOICE

Book Information

ISBN: 9780415275408
Publication date: 14th December 2010
Author: Robert Shaughnessy
Publisher: Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 488 pages
Categories: Shakespeare studies & criticism,

About Robert Shaughnessy

University of Kent, UK

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