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A dictionary of Shakespeare

Author: Stanley Wells; James Shaw
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Series: Oxford paperback reference.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This concise, illustrated dictionary of Shakepeariana, compiled by one of the best-known authorities on his works, guides the reader to a wealth of information on all aspects of Shakespeare in his own time and on his impact and influence in later ages. 20 illustrations. Stanley Wells provides clear entries on: Shakespeare's life and times, the sources and early publication of his works, their performance history on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Dictionaries
Dictionnaires anglais
Biography Encyclopedias
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley Wells; James Shaw
ISBN: 0192800647 9780192800640
OCLC Number: 38409283
Description: 234 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Oxford paperback reference.
Responsibility: Stanley Wells with the assistance of James Shaw.
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This concise, illustrated dictionary of Shakepeariana, compiled by one of the best-known authorities on his works, guides the reader to a wealth of information on all aspects of Shakespeare in his own time and on his impact and influence in later ages. 20 illustrations. Stanley Wells provides clear entries on: Shakespeare's life and times, the sources and early publication of his works, their performance history on stage and screen, actors such as Edmund Kean and Kenneth Branagh, and writers especially associated with them, operas and other musical works deriving from them, theaters, editions, international Shakespeare organizations-in short, on all aspects of Shakespearean interest. 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.

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