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Essential Shakespeare : the Arden guide to text and interpretation / Pamela Bickley and Jenny Stevens.

  • Author

    Bickley, Pamela

    Stevens, Jennifer

  • Date published

    2013

  • Publisher

    London : Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2013.

  • Subject

    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Criticism and interpretation.

    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Dramatic production.

    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Film adaptations History and criticism.

Contents: How To Use This Book / Introduction / 1. A Midsummer Night's Dream: transformations, illusions, festivity / 2. Much Ado About Nothing: exploring language and gender / 3. Twelfth Night: disguises and desires / 4. Measure for Measure (and its problems...) / 5. Hamlet: a play of 'perpetual modernity' / 6. Othello: sex, race and suggestibility / 7. King Lear: 'That things might change, or cease' / 8. Macbeth: kingship and witchcraft / 9. Antony and Cleopatra: the legendary on stage / 10. King Richard II: the performance of majesty / 11. Richard III: history's monster or charismatic villain? / 12. Cymbeline: 'an experimental romance'? / 13. The Winter's Tale: tyranny, trials, Time / 14. The Tempest: where 'Thought is free' / Glossary / References / Index.