The Bedford Companion to Shakespeare: An Introduction with Documents

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Macmillan, 20.02.2001 - 451 Seiten
Providing a unique combination of well-written, up-to-date background information and intriguing selections from primary documents, The Bedford Companion to Shakespeare introduces students to the topics most important to the study of Shakespeare in their full historical and cultural context. This new edition contains many new documents, particularly by women and other marginalized voices from the early modern period. There is also a new chapter on Shakespeare in performance, which introduces students to the great variety of productions of Shakespeare's works over the centuries.
 

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Introduction I
1
CHAPTER
3
CHAPTER
6
CHAPTER I
11
ILLUSTRATIONS AND DOCUMENTS
29
CHAPTER 2
36
Rhetoric
42
Language as Theme
55
What Is Your Text?
194
Shakespeares Plays in Print
201
Shakespeares Texts and the General Reader
210
Facsimile of To be or not to be from Hamlet Prince of Denmark
216
ILLUSTRATIONS AND DOCUMENTS
237
CHAPTER 8
253
Patriarchy
259
Marriage and Money
265

Samuel Daniel From Musophilus
62
George Puttenham From The Art of English Poesy68
68
Chart of the Relative Proportions of Poetry and Prose
77
of Drama
79
Tragedy
85
Romance
94
Elizabeth Cary From The Tragedy of Mariam Fair Queen of Jewry
100
William Lambarde From His Notes of a Conversation with Queen
107
The Playhouses
114
The Companies
120
ILLUSTRATIONS AND DOCUMENTS
128
Walter Hodges Illustration of the Second Globe
134
CHAPTER 5
145
Indirect Sources
154
ILLUSTRATIONS AND DOCUMENTS
163
Giovanni Battista Giraldi Cinthio From Gli Hecatommithi
169
A Moralized Ballad
178
Lady Mary Wroth Two Sonnets from Pamphilia to Amphilanthus
184
Ovid From Metamorphoses Translated by Arthur Golding
190
The Social Structure
273
William Vaughan From Natural and Artificial Directions for Health
279
From An Homily of the State of Matrimony
285
CHAPTER 9
303
The Church
315
Shakespeares Theater and the Problem of Authority
322
Queen Elizabeth I The Tilbury Speech
328
CHAPTER
353
American Shakespeare
363
Shakespeare Screened
376
ILLUSTRATIONS AND DOCUMENTS
383
Playbill Advertising a Gala Performance of Julius Caesar Featuring
389
Two Productions of A Midsummer Nights Dream Charles Kean London
395
Robert Speaight Review of Peter Brooks A Midsummer Nights Dream
398
Titus Directed by Julie Taymor
405
Shakespeare Resources on the Web
422
INDEX
430
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Über den Autor (2001)

RUSS McDONALD (Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania) is the editor of four plays in the revised Pelican series of Shakespeare's plays and the author of Shakespeare Reread (1994), Shakespeare and Jonson/Jonson and Shakespeare (1988), and numerous articles on early modern theater, comedy, and opera. A celebrated teacher, McDonald has taught at Mississippi State University, the University of Hawaii, and the University of Rochester. He has been actively involved with the NEH-sponsored Teaching Shakespeare Institute at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., and he has also served as resident scholar, head scholar, and institute director of Teaching Shakespeare's Language.

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