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Studying Shakespeare : a guide to the plays

Author: Laurie E Maguire
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This engaging book draws on all of Shakespeare's plays to show they can still be used as a guide to life. Introduces beginning students and general readers to Shakespeare's plays by highlighting the connections between the issues addressed by the plays and those of our own time. Focuses on the characters, situations and stories in Shakespeare which are still familiar today. Shows how Shakespeare's plays illustrate  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laurie E Maguire
ISBN: 0631229841 9780631229841 063122985X 9780631229858
OCLC Number: 51088140
Description: xii, 242 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: I. Private Life: Shakespeare and Selfhood : --
1. The Divided Self: Comedy of Errors; As You Like It --
2. Naming of Self: Troilus and Cressida; Romeo and Juliet; Taming of the Shrew --
3. The Self and Language: Measure for Measure; Troilus and Cressida --
4. The National Self: Othello; King Lear --
5. The Self at Play: Love's Labour's Lost; Taming of the Shrew. II. Marital Life: Shakespeare and Romance : --
1. Love and Hazard: Merchant of Venice --
2. Love and Friendship: Two Gentlemen of Verona; Winter's Tale; Two Noble Kinsmen --
3. Love and Madness: Midsummer Night's Dream; Cymbeline; All's Well that Ends Well; Measure for Measure; Troilus and Cressida --
4. Marriage and Identity: Comedy of Errors; All's Well that Ends Well; Taming of the Shrew --
5. Love and Abuse: Taming of the Shrew; Merry Wives of Windsor; Othello; Troilus and Cressida. III. Political Life: Shakespeare and Government : --
1. Acting Politics: 3 Henry VI; Richard III; 1 Henry IV; 2 Henry IV; Henry V; Coriolanus; Julius Caesar --
2. Surviving Politics: Richard II; Macbeth --
3. The Personal versus the Political: Richard II; 1 and 2 Henry IV; Henry V. IV. Public Life: Shakespeare and Social Structures : --
1. Money: Macbeth; Merchant of Venice; Romeo and Juliet; Merry Wives of Windsor; Timon of Athens --
2. Women and Politics: Antony and Cleopatra; King John; Measure for Measure --
3. Language: Titus Andronicus; Much Ado About Nothing; All's Well that Ends Well. V. Real Life: Shakespeare and Suffering : --
1. Mingled Yarns: Twelfth Night; King Lear; Much Ado About Nothing --
2. Mourning: Hamlet; Twelfth Night --
3. The Family: King Lear; Macbeth --
4. Anger and Revenge: Titus Andronicus --
5. Forgiveness: Pericles; Winter's Tale; Cymbeline; Tempest; Henry VIII; Two Noble Kinsmen.
Responsibility: Laurie E. Maguire.

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