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The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare

The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare
Your Price: $36.95 CDN
Author: Margreta de Grazia and Stanley Wells
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 328
Pub. Date: 2001
ISBN-10: 0521658810
ISBN-13: 9780521658812

About the Book:

The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare is a comprehensive, readable and authoritative introduction to the study of Shakespeare.

The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare offers students and teachers a comprehensive, readable and authoritative introduction to the study of Shakespeare, by means of nineteen newly commissioned essays. An international team of prominent scholars provide a broadly cultural approach to the chief literary, performative and historical aspects of Shakespeare's work. They bring the latest scholarship to bear on both traditional and recently defined subjects of Shakespeare studies. Helpful reference features include chronologies of the life and works, illustrations, detailed reading lists and a bibliographical essay.

What people say:

"...covers a great deal of ground that simply must be covered by anyone — student or scholar — who works on Shakespeare ... These are extraordinarily useful essays." — Shakespeare Quarterly

"It captures the fresh excitement of current scholarship." — Providence Journal

"...first-rate ... powerful scholarly contributors." — Bibliotheque d'Humanisme et Renaissance

"...a mine for resource and research...." — Shakespeare Yearbook

"The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare delivers remarkably well.... all [the essays] are substantial and many explicitly invoke new approaches, attitudes, and methods.... There is, in short, some companionship for all in this timely and substantial volume." — Sixteenth Century Journal

About the Author:

Margreta de Grazia is the Sheli Z. and Burt X. Rosenberg Chair in the Humanities and Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania. Her interests include Shakespeare as an historical and cultural phenomenon, early modern notions of subjectivity and authorship, the production and ownership of early modern texts, and the chronologizing, periodizing, and secularizing of Shakespeare.

Stanley Wells is Emeritus Professor, University of Birmingham and a renowned authority on Shakespeare and other writers of his time. He is General Editor of the Oxford Shakespeare and has published many books and articles on the subject and lectured all over the world. A world-renowned authority, he regularly appears on TV, radio, and in the press whenever Shakespeare is discussed. He is Chair of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Honorary Governor Emeritus of the Royal Shakespeare Company, and member of the Board of Directors of the Globe Theatre. In 2007, he was awarded a CBE.