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The Oxford companion to Shakespeare

The Oxford companion to Shakespeare

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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616 -- Encyclopedias

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 537-539).

    Statementgeneral editor, Michael Dobson ; associate general editor, Stanley Wells.
    GenreEncyclopedias
    ContributionsDobson, Michael, 1960-, Wells, Stanley W., 1930-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR2892 .O94 2008
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxix, 541 p. :
    Number of Pages541
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23218845M
    ISBN 109780192806147
    LC Control Number2009290829

    In addition to the authoritative A-Z entries, it includes nearly illustrations, a chronology, a guide to further reading, a thematic contents list, and special feature entries on each of Shakespeare's works. It preserves the spelling, punctuation, capitalization, abbreviations, typographical contrasts, ambiguities, and inconsistencies of the early documents. The technical arguments for these decisions about Shakespeare's The Oxford companion to Shakespeare book are carefully laid out in language that anyone interested in the topic can understand. These include more than 80 new entries, ranging from important performers, directors, and scholars such as Lucy Bailey, Samuel West, and Alfredo Michel Modenessito topics as diverse as Shakespeare in the digital age and the ubiquity of plants in Shakespeare's works, to the interpretation of Shakespeare globally, from Finland to Iraq. Illustrated with more than photographs and boasting contributions from a team of internationally renowned scholars including such noted Shakespeare authorities as Helen Vendler, Park Honan, and Jonathan Batethe Companion has more than 3, entries that offer succinct, stimulating, and authoritative commentary on Shakespeares life and times, his plays and poems, and their interpretation around the world over the last four centuries.

    It also broke with tradition in presenting Shakespeare's works in chronological order, rather than dividing them by genre. Out Of Stock Overview From the conjectured identity of the Dark Lady of the Sonnets to misprints in the First Folio, from Shakespeares favorite figures of speech to the staging of Othello in South Africa, The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare offers the most comprehensive coverage available on all aspects of Shakespeares life and works. In addition to the authoritative A-Z entries, it includes nearly illustrations, a chronology, a guide to further reading, a thematic contents list, and special feature entries on each of Shakespeare's works. The editions were published as follows: Henry V ed. Full of both entertaining trivia and scholarly detail, this authoritative Companion will delight the browser and reward students and academics, as well as anyone wanting to know more about Shakespeare.

    But its embrace of all things Shakespearian makes this volume a necessity for academic and public libraries. Coeditor Wells also edited with Gary Taylor the modern-spelling edition of Oxford's Complete Works upon which the companion is based. There are no explanatory notes, but there is a glossary at the back of the book. In their introduction, Wells and Dobson admit to "some small bias" toward theaters in London and Stratford-upon-Avon. Precursor[ edit ] Oxford University Press first published a complete works of Shakespeare in Two related books accompany the main volume: William Shakespeare: A Textual Companion provides comprehensive data on editorial choices for scholars of the plays, and William Shakespeare: An Old-Spelling Edition presents the plays in their original spelling.


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The Oxford companion to Shakespeare Download PDF Ebook

About the Author: Michael F. Other entries cover biographical details, literary and cultural context, publishing history, literary terms, criticism, and scholarship.

Coeditor Wells also edited with Gary Taylor the modern-spelling edition of Oxford's Complete Works upon which the companion is The Oxford companion to Shakespeare book.

This edition contains a preface written by much-lauded Shakespearian actor Simon Russell Beale. Also represented are countries and regions, among them Arab world, Japan, and Scandinavia.

The first two editions of the Norton Shakespearepublished by W. Each work is given a single-page introduction. Bringing its readers up to date not only with the latest in Shakespearian scholarship and controversy but with the plays' most recent incarnations on stage, film, and in international popular culture, this is the perfect companion to Shakespeare's works, covering everything from Aaron to Zeffirelli, and from Shakespeare in schools to Shakespeare in Love.

As Taylor writes, "The difference between one wrighter and another should matter to us because it mattered to them" The Oxford Complete The Oxford companion to Shakespeare book differs from other Shakespeare editions in attempting to The Oxford companion to Shakespeare book the text as it was first performed, rather than as it was first printed.

Some entries, such as Cultural materialism, will baffle nonspecialists. This volume presents the plays and poetry in the order in which Shakespeare wrote them, so that readers can follow the development of his imagination, his engagement with a rapidly evolving culture and theatre, and his relationship to his literary contemporaries.

The Oxford companion to Shakespeare bookwere largely based on the Oxford text, but departed from some of its decisions. Thus, "modern editors and But the Critical Reference Edition emphasizes book history and the documentary origins of each text.

From Booklist: It is difficult to think of a topic that is not touched upon in this new handbook designed "to inform readers about Shakespeare's works, times, lives, and afterlives.

At a time in our history when the very future of the book is so often called into question, Oxford, as usual, produces what will likely be—for the foreseeable future—the final word on the subject, and in such a concise format.

Together, they provide the perfect resource for the future of Shakespeare studies. Particular emphasis is placed on theatrical history, from the productions of Shakespeare's time to Royal Shakespeare Company, Silent films, and Television.

Following the essays are more than 5, alphabetically arranged shorter entries. Together, they provide the perfect resource for the future of Shakespeare studies. Full of both entertaining trivia and scholarly detail, this authoritative Companion will delight the browser and reward students, academics, as well as anyone wanting to know more about Shakespeare.

Authorship in Shakespeare's time, Taylor explains, was a craft, one that "transform[ed] already-existing works, already-existing text-things, into recognizably new text-things" The authoritative text is accompanied by extensive explanatory and performance notes, and innovative introductory materials which lead the reader into exploring questions about interpretation, textual variants, literary criticism, and performance, for themselves.

In it Taylor coins the term "artiginality," a neologism drawn from the vocabulary of the early modern guild and meant to capture both the inexorably material conditions of the Renaissance theater and the dramatist's agency and individuality in his work for it. The hardback editions feature distinctive purple dustjacketswhile the paperbacks follow the design of the Oxford World's Classics editions of classic literature.

North American readers may take issue with the short shrift given to the Stratford Festival in Stratford, Ontario, and its "Hollywood-like emphasis on costumes, props, and gimmicks.

The Modern Critical Edition gives today's students and playgoers the very best resources they need to understand and enjoy all Shakespeare's works. What one might not expect are entries that throw light onto obscure details Mulberry tree; Performance times, lengths; Shakespeare Society of China; Trapdoorsas well as those for topics that at first glance seem only remotely relevant Ceramics; Melville, Herman; Romania; Tobacco.

The latest methods for authorship attribution are explained in simple but accurate terms and all the linguistic data on which the conclusions are based is provided. The editions were published as follows: Henry V ed. A major new contribution to attribution studies, the Authorship Companion illuminates the work and methodology underpinning the groundbreaking New Oxford Shakespeare and casts new light on the professional working practices, and creative endeavors, of Shakespeare and his contemporaries.

There are concise descriptions of allusions in Shakespeare Ajax, Agamemnonwell-known critics Samuel Johnson, John Drydengreat Shakespearian actors Richard Burbage, Lawrence Olivier, Kenneth Branaghcharacters in the plays Mercutio, Opheliafigures of speech metaphor, metonymy, oxymoronand much more.

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Spanning the historical and contemporary, and the literary and dramatic, this authoritative and illustrative 3,entry compendium is well constructed, solidly cross-referenced, and above all, delightful and interesting reading."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May Jun 16,  · Buy The Oxford Companion to Ebook 2 by Michael Dobson, Stanley Wells, Will Sharpe, Erin Sullivan (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

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