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Author Wells, Stanley, 1930- author

Title A dictionary of Shakespeare / Stanley Wells ; with the assistance of James Shaw
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  820.33 D W456/D  AVAILABLE
Description 234 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Series Oxford paperback reference
Oxford paperback reference.
Summary This concise, illustrated dictionary of Shakespeariana, compiled by one of the best-known authorities on his works, contains alphabetically arranged entries guiding the reader to a wealth of information on all aspects of Shakespeare in his own time and on his impact and influence on later ages. Stanley Wells provides clear entries on every facet of Shakespearean interest, including the Bard's life and times, the sources and early publication of his works and their performance history on stage and screen, actors such as Edmund Kean and Kenneth Branagh and writers especially associated with them, derivative operas and other musical works, theaters, editions, international Shakespeare organizations, and more. The volume is complemented by a series of striking pronouncements about Shakespeare over the ages from Jane Austen to Bernard Levin, tables providing interesting facts about the plays, famous documents bearing Shakespeare's signature, and a useful guide to further reading
Notes Revision of : Shakespeare : an illustrated dictionary
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [230]-234)
Notes Also available online via the World Wide Web, made available by Oxford Reference Online (ORO - Core)
Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Dictionaries.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Contemporary England -- Encyclopedias
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Encyclopedias.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Influence -- Encyclopedias.
Dramatists, English -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- Biography -- Encyclopedias.
Theater -- England -- History -- Encyclopedias.
SUBJECT Stratford-upon-Avon (England) -- Biography -- Encyclopedias.
Genre/Form Encyclopedias.
Author Shaw, James, author
LC no. 98002883
ISBN 0192800647 (alkaline paper)
Other Titles Oxford dictionary of Shakespeare
Oxford dictionary of Shakespeare