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Shakespeare on page & stage : selected essays

Author: Stanley Wells; Paul Edmondson
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"This volume presents a winning selection of the very best essays from the long and distinguished career of Stanley Wells, one of the most well-known and respected Shakespeare scholars in the world. Wells's accomplishments include editing the entire canon of Shakespeare plays for the ground-breaking Oxford Shakespeare, and over his lifetime he has made significant contributions to debates over literary criticism of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Essays
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley Wells; Paul Edmondson
ISBN: 9780198786542 0198786549
OCLC Number: 938360700
Description: vii, 486 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Peter Holland --
I. Shakespearean influences. --
1. Shakespeare : man of the European Renaissance --
2. Tales from Shakespeare --
II. Essays on particular works. --
3. The failure of The two gentlemen of Verona --
4. The taming of the shrew and King Lear : a structural comparison --
5. The integration of violent action in Titus Andronicus --
6. The challenges of Romeo and Juliet --
7. Juliet's nurse : the uses of inconsequentiality --
8. The lamentable tale of Richard II --
9. A midsummer night's dream revisited --
10. Translations in A midsummer night's dream --
11. The once and future King Lear --
12. Problems of stagecraft in The tempest --
13. 'My name is Will' : Shakespeare's sonnets and autobiography --
14. Shakespeare without sources --
15. Shakespeare and romance --
III. Shakespeare in the theatre. --
16. Boys should be girls : Shakespeare's female roles and the boy players --
17. Staging Shakespeare's ghosts --
18. Staging Shakespeare's apparitions and dream visions --
19. Shakespeare in Planché's extravaganzas --
20. Shakespeare in Max Beerbohm's theatre criticism --
21. Shakespeare in Leigh Hunt's theatre criticism --
Shakespeare in Hazlitt's theatre criticism --
Peter Hall's Coriolanus, 1959 --
IV. Shakespeare's text. --
24. On being a general editor --
25. Editiorial treatment of foul-paper texts : Much ado about nothing as test case --
26. Money in Shakespeare's comedies --
27. To read a play : the problem of editorial intervention --
28. The First Folio : where should we be without it? --
29. The limitations of the First Folio --
Afterword / Margreta de Grazia.
Other Titles: Shakespeare on page and stage
Responsibility: Stanley Wells ; edited by Paul Edmondson.
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