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Essential Shakespeare : the Arden guide to text and interpretation, by Pamela Bickley and Jenny Stevens

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Essential Shakespeare : the Arden guide to text and interpretation
Title
Essential Shakespeare
Title remainder
the Arden guide to text and interpretation
Statement of responsibility
by Pamela Bickley and Jenny Stevens
Title variation
Arden guide to text and interpretation
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Language
eng
Summary
"An introductory critical study for first year undergraduates which bridges the gap between A Level and university study. The book offers an accessible overview of key critical perspectives, early modern contexts, and methods of close reading, as well as screen and stage performances spanning several decades. Organised around the discussion of fourteen major plays, it introduces readers to the diverse theoretical approaches typical of today's English studies. This is a go-to resource that can be consulted thematically or by individual play or genre. Critical approaches can overwhelm students who are daunted by the quantity and complexity of current scholarship; Bickley and Stevens are experienced teachers at both A and university level and are thus uniquely qualified to show how a mix of critical ideas can be used to inform ways of thinking about a play" --
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Bickley, Pamela
Dewey number
822.33
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1957-
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Stevens, Jennifer
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  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
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Essential Shakespeare : the Arden guide to text and interpretation, by Pamela Bickley and Jenny Stevens
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Contents
  • Contents note: Interpreting Shakespeare -- Locating Shakespeare -- Reading Shakespeare -- Performing Shakespeare -- 1.A Midsummer Night's Dream: Transformations, illusions, festivity -- Bakhtin and the carnivalesque -- Shakespeare's sources: Ovid -- A Midsummer Night's Dream: Rhyme, rhythm and metre -- Peter Brook's Dream (1970) -- 2.Much Ado About Nothing: Exploring language and gender -- Linguistics and the literary text -- Female talk and marital suitability -- Analysing the play's opening scene: Two different approaches -- Shakespeare Retold (2005) -- 3.Twelfth Night: Disguises and desires -- Cross-dressing and Queer theory -- Twelfth Night and romantic comedy: Defining genre -- Song in Twelfth Night -- Renaissance Theatre Company production for stage and screen (1987/8) -- 4.Measure for Measure (and its problems...) -- Reading Shakespeare psychoanalytically -- Tensions between the old and the new: Measure for Measure and the Bible --
  • Contents note continued: Measure for Measure's troubling final act -- Making Shakespeare `fit': William Davenant's The Law Against Lovers (1662) -- 5.Hamlet: A play of `perpetual modernity' -- The rise of the Shakespeare film -- Revenge and the early modern audience -- `Who's there?' Questions in Hamlet -- Ghosts on screen: Almereyda's Hamlet (2000) -- 6.Othello: Sex, race and suggestibility -- Presentism: `The new kid on the Shakespeare block' -- Sexuality in Othello -- Othello and the power of language -- Orson Welles's Othello (1952) -- 7.King Lear: `That things might change, or cease' -- Marxist readings -- Early modern ideas of authority and duty -- Quarto and Folio texts -- Kozintsev's King Lear (1970) -- 8.Macbeth: Kingship and witchcraft -- Macbeth and masculinities -- Macbeth the `Jamesian' play -- Imagery in Macbeth -- Polanski's Macbeth (1971) -- 9.Antony and Cleopatra: The legendary on stage -- East meets West: A postcolonial view --
  • Contents note continued: Acting the woman's part: Shakespeare's boy players -- The Shakespearean soliloquy -- The all-male Antony and Cleopatra at Shakespeare's Globe(1999) -- 10.King Richard II: The performance of majesty -- Deconstruction and Shakespeare -- Clothes and the early modern theatre -- Shakespeare's all-verse drama -- `Girlie' Shakespeare: Deborah Warner's Richard II at the Cottesloe (1995) -- 11.Richard III: History's monster or charismatic villain? -- New historicism -- History and historiography: Early modern approaches -- Richard's dramatic dialogue -- Richard III as the fascist 1930s: Loncraine's film (1995) -- 12.Cymbeline: `An experimental romance'? -- British Studies and the `Welsh play' -- The advent of the Blackfriars theatre -- Cymbeline's dramatic structure -- `Not an evening for purists': Kneehigh Theatre's Cymbeline (2006/7) -- 13.The `Winter's Tale': Tyranny, trials, time -- Feminism/s -- Madness and melancholy -- Time and place --
  • Contents note continued: BBC Shakespeare and Jane Howell's The Winter's Tale (1981) -- 14.The Tempest: Thought `Where is free' -- Genre theory -- The masque -- Tone -- Shakespeare and opera: Thomas Ades's The Tempest (2004)
Control code
000051737741
Extent
ix, 343 pages.
Isbn
9781408158739
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
Essential Shakespeare : the Arden guide to text and interpretation, by Pamela Bickley and Jenny Stevens
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Contents
  • Contents note: Interpreting Shakespeare -- Locating Shakespeare -- Reading Shakespeare -- Performing Shakespeare -- 1.A Midsummer Night's Dream: Transformations, illusions, festivity -- Bakhtin and the carnivalesque -- Shakespeare's sources: Ovid -- A Midsummer Night's Dream: Rhyme, rhythm and metre -- Peter Brook's Dream (1970) -- 2.Much Ado About Nothing: Exploring language and gender -- Linguistics and the literary text -- Female talk and marital suitability -- Analysing the play's opening scene: Two different approaches -- Shakespeare Retold (2005) -- 3.Twelfth Night: Disguises and desires -- Cross-dressing and Queer theory -- Twelfth Night and romantic comedy: Defining genre -- Song in Twelfth Night -- Renaissance Theatre Company production for stage and screen (1987/8) -- 4.Measure for Measure (and its problems...) -- Reading Shakespeare psychoanalytically -- Tensions between the old and the new: Measure for Measure and the Bible --
  • Contents note continued: Measure for Measure's troubling final act -- Making Shakespeare `fit': William Davenant's The Law Against Lovers (1662) -- 5.Hamlet: A play of `perpetual modernity' -- The rise of the Shakespeare film -- Revenge and the early modern audience -- `Who's there?' Questions in Hamlet -- Ghosts on screen: Almereyda's Hamlet (2000) -- 6.Othello: Sex, race and suggestibility -- Presentism: `The new kid on the Shakespeare block' -- Sexuality in Othello -- Othello and the power of language -- Orson Welles's Othello (1952) -- 7.King Lear: `That things might change, or cease' -- Marxist readings -- Early modern ideas of authority and duty -- Quarto and Folio texts -- Kozintsev's King Lear (1970) -- 8.Macbeth: Kingship and witchcraft -- Macbeth and masculinities -- Macbeth the `Jamesian' play -- Imagery in Macbeth -- Polanski's Macbeth (1971) -- 9.Antony and Cleopatra: The legendary on stage -- East meets West: A postcolonial view --
  • Contents note continued: Acting the woman's part: Shakespeare's boy players -- The Shakespearean soliloquy -- The all-male Antony and Cleopatra at Shakespeare's Globe(1999) -- 10.King Richard II: The performance of majesty -- Deconstruction and Shakespeare -- Clothes and the early modern theatre -- Shakespeare's all-verse drama -- `Girlie' Shakespeare: Deborah Warner's Richard II at the Cottesloe (1995) -- 11.Richard III: History's monster or charismatic villain? -- New historicism -- History and historiography: Early modern approaches -- Richard's dramatic dialogue -- Richard III as the fascist 1930s: Loncraine's film (1995) -- 12.Cymbeline: `An experimental romance'? -- British Studies and the `Welsh play' -- The advent of the Blackfriars theatre -- Cymbeline's dramatic structure -- `Not an evening for purists': Kneehigh Theatre's Cymbeline (2006/7) -- 13.The `Winter's Tale': Tyranny, trials, time -- Feminism/s -- Madness and melancholy -- Time and place --
  • Contents note continued: BBC Shakespeare and Jane Howell's The Winter's Tale (1981) -- 14.The Tempest: Thought `Where is free' -- Genre theory -- The masque -- Tone -- Shakespeare and opera: Thomas Ades's The Tempest (2004)
Control code
000051737741
Extent
ix, 343 pages.
Isbn
9781408158739
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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