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by Stanley Wells,Michael Dobson

Download The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare fb2, epub

ISBN: 0198117353
Author: Stanley Wells,Michael Dobson
Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press (November 29, 2001)
Pages: 541
Category: History & Criticism
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 815
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Michael Dobson is Professor of Renaissance Drama at the University of Surrey Roehampton

Michael Dobson is Professor of Renaissance Drama at the University of Surrey Roehampton. He has also taught at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Harvard University, and Oxford. Stanley Wells is Chairman of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, and Professor of Shakespeare Studies Emeritus, and Director of the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham.

Michael Dobson, Stanley Wells.

Michael Dobson is Professor of Renaissance Drama at the University of Surrey Roehampton.

Michael Dobson is Professor of Shakespeare Studies and Director of the Shakespeare Institute, University of. .Stanley Wells, CBE, FRSL, is Honorary President, Life Trustee, and former Chairman of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.

Michael Dobson is Professor of Shakespeare Studies and Director of the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham, an executive trustee of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, and an honorary governor of the Royal Shakespeare Company: his previous appointments include posts at Oxford, Harvard, the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of London, and he has held fellowships and visiting appointments in California, Sweden.

Oxford University Press first published a complete works of Shakespeare in 1891.

Michael Dobson, Stanley Wells, Will Sharpe. In addition to the authoritative A-Z entries, it includes nearly 100 illustrations, a chronology, a guide to further reading, a thematic contents list, and special feature entries on each of Shakespeare's works

Sir Stanley William Wells, CBE (born 21 May 1930) is a Shakespearean .

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001. The Oxford Companion is at first glance a much more populist enterprise. Its large format and glossy paper give it something of the feel of a coffee-table book, an impression intensified by the fact that it is lavishly illustrated with historical paintings and drawings, maps, and photographs of productions of the plays. It is an altogether more attractive object than the other two books.

From the conjectured identity of the Dark Lady of the Sonnets to misprints in the First Folio, from Shakespeare's 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 Shakespeare's life and works. Illustrated with more than 100 photographs and boasting contributions from a team of internationally renowned scholars (including such noted Shakespeare authorities as Helen Vendler, Park Honan, and Jonathan Bate), the Companion has more than 3,000 entries that offer succinct, stimulating, and authoritative commentary on Shakespeare's life and times, his plays and poems, and their interpretation around the world over the last four centuries. All Shakespeare's plays--from As You Like It and All's Well that Ends Well to King Lear and Hamlet--are covered in major articles. There are concise descriptions of allusions in Shakespeare (Ajax, Agamemnon), well-known critics (Samuel Johnson, John Dryden), great Shakespearian actors (Richard Burbage, Lawrence Olivier, Kenneth Branagh), characters in the plays (Mercutio, Ophelia), figures of speech (metaphor, metonymy, oxymoron), and much more. Longer articles explore topics such as Shakespeare's birthplace, censorship, the Chamberlain's Men, film, and Shakespeare's reception in such countries as China, Italy, and the United States. 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.

Comments:

Naa
I bought this as a gift in addition to the Oxford Complete Works of Shakespeare--my brother was thrilled to receive this companion guide. He maintains that the Oxford edition is the best for avid Shakespeare readers!
Usishele
A fine single-volume look at Sahakespeare, his works, and his world.
Brazil
as a high school english teacher, this thing is exactly what i need to give my students a little extra background on our reading, and it's perfect to give me context and a little more depth when i read shakespeare recreationally.

is it the most thourough companion out there? no. for the serious shakespeare student, you'll definitely want to find something with more depth eventually, but for someone who is just getting started with the bard, this is an excellent foundation on which to start building your knowledge. highly recommended.
Dddasuk
This is an excellent source for any English major or literary scholar to have--a great supplement to any collection. But I bought this with the impression that it would contain more critical information on the works of Shakespeare so I was a bit disappointed when the critical summaries were just blurbs. If you are looking for a reference book that is more encyclopedic in nature, then this is an invaluable purchase.
kolos
I bought this based on the Amazon.com reviews. I haven't been as impressed as others. It's written for a high school or a very general audience. As a high school reference, it's probably very good. At anything beyond a basic level, however, the book falls short. For example, the entries for many of the minor historical characters are so brief as to merely mention the play in which they appear -- even though I know these characters have relevant familial ties, particularly to royal families. I'm not sorry I bought it; I was just expecting a bit more depth considering its cost. It's fun to browse through (lots of interesting facts to stumble upon, and many beautiful illustrations) but the bottom line is that this book rarely provides sufficient answers to my specific questions. It doesn't really qualify as a reference book beyond an elementary level. I doubt this is the best source of its kind. I plan to do what I should have done in the first place, go to a library and compare the available Shakespeare handbooks. I'm certainly not going throw this book away, but I'm going to have to look for one that better suits my needs.
Lanin
A great addition to my studies
FailCrew
The latest edition and perfect NEW copy. Such a good price. Very very informative material produced by many contributors. A thorough work - an excellent primary resource on everything to do with Shakespeare.
A helpfull handbook to Shakespeare with articles on the individual plays and a dictionary of proper names (names in plays, names of locations, names of actors, etc.)
For half the price you can buy an equally good if not better guide, Shakespeare A to Z, by Chalres Boyce.

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