London : Arden Shakespeare, 2005.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Study and teaching.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Criticism and interpretation.
Doing Shakespeare offers a fresh insight into the difficulties and excesses of Shakespeare's drama and language. Written primarily for students making the transition from school to university, it aims both to demystify and illuminate the study of Shakespeare, tackling many of the challenges students face as they move towards a more complex critical engagement with Shakespeare's work. Equally, it shows how recovering the layered energies within and between Shakespeare's words, and the role of such dense language in constructing character, is indispensable if we are to rediscover the plays' ethical, political and emotional punch, Bibliography, etc. note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 291-294) and indexes.