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Shakespeare : a life in drama

"In this comprehensive and compelling study, Stanley Wells explores the wide range of meanings that the plays can generate and analyzes their literary and dramatic craftsmanship in terms that are accessible to the nonspecialist, even to readers with no previous knowledge or experience of Shakespeare. In particular, he looks at Shakespeare's impact through the ages and especially on the varied realizations of his plays in modern theater."--Jacket
Print Book, English, 1995
1st American ed View all formats and editions
Norton, New York, 1995
xii, 403 pages ; 24 cm
9780393037654, 0393037657
Who is Shakespeare?
Shakespeare : man of the theatre
Comedies of Verona, Padua, Ephesus, France, and Athens : The two gentlemen of Verona, The taming of the shrew, The comedy of errors, Love's labour's lost, and A midsummer night's dream
Tragedies of Rome and Verona : Titus Andronicus and Romeo and Juliet
Five plays of English history : Henry the Sixth, part one, The first part of the contention (Henry the Sixth, part two), Richard, Duke of York (Henry the Sixth, part three), Richard the Third, and King John
A poetic interlude : Venus and Adonis, The rape of Lucrece, Shorter poems, The sonnets, and 'A lover's complaint'
Four more plays of English history : King Richard the Second, King Henry the Fourth, part one, King Henry the Fourth, part two, and King Henry the Fifth
Eight comedies of Venice, Messina, France, Illyria, and Windsor : The merchant of Venice, Much ado about nothing, As you like it, Twelfth night, and The merry wives of Windsor. Tragedies of Rome and Elsinore : Julius Caesar and Hamlet
Plays of Troy, Vienna, and Roussillon : Troilus and Cressida, Measure for Measure, and All's well that ends well
A Venetian tragedy : Othello
Tragedies of ancient Britain and of Athens : King Lear and Timon of Athens
A Scottish tragedy : Macbeth
Tragedies of ancient Egypt and Rome : Antony and Cleopatra and Coriolanus
Romantic plays, mainly of the Mediterranean : Pericles, The winter's tale, Cymbeline, and The tempest
A lost play based on Don Quixote, one last English history, and a tragicomedy of ancient Athens : Cardenio, Henry the Eighth, or all is true, and The two noble kinsmen