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Author McDonald, Russ, 1949-

Title The Bedford companion to Shakespeare : an introduction with documents / Russ McDonald
Published Boston : Bedford Books of St. Martin's Press, [1996]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  820.33 Z04 M1354  AVAILABLE
Description xix, 373 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents Ch. 1. Shakespeare, "Shakespeare," and the Problem of Authorship -- Ch. 2. Performances, Playhouses, and Players -- Ch. 3. "What Is Your Text?" -- Ch. 4. "I Loved My Books": Shakespeare's Reading -- Ch. 5. Theater a la Mode: Shakespeare and the Kinds of Drama -- Ch. 6. "To What End Are All These Words?": Shakespeare's Dramatic Language -- Ch. 7. Town and Country: Life in Shakespeare's England -- Ch. 8. Men and Women: Gender, Family, Society -- Ch. 9. Politics and Religion: Early Modern Ideologies
Summary Developed with advice from more than 130 scholars, The Bedford Companion to Shakespeare brings the study of Shakespeare to life by invigorating the treatment of his life, times, and work with engaging material not available in any other college-level Shakespeare text. A unique combination of well-written, up-to-date background information and hard-to-find historical documents, the book introduces students to the topics most important to the study of Shakespeare in full cultural and historical context
Analysis English drama
Notes Published and distributed outside America by Macmillan
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
SUBJECT Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Contemporary England -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Examinations -- Study guides.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Sources.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Subject Dramatists, English -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- Biography -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
SUBJECT England -- Civilization -- 16th century -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
England -- Civilization -- 16th century.
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals.
LC no. 95080798
ISBN 0312100752 (paperback)
0333638336 (paperback: UK)