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Studying Shakespeare

A Practical Introduction, 1st Edition

By Katherine Armstrong, Graham Atkin


240 pages

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This book is a concise single volume guide to studying Shakespeare, covering practical as well as theoretical issues. The text deals with the major topics on a chapter-by-chapter basis, starting with why we study Shakespeare, through Shakespeare and multimedia, to a final chapter on Shakespeare and Theory. Current trends and recent developments in Shakespearean studies are also discussed, with an emphasis on the contextualisation of Shakespeare, historical appropriations of his work and the debate concerning his place in the literary canon. Extensive reference is made to a variety of developing media, e.g. film, audio cassette, video, CD-Rom and global digital networks, bringing the study of Shakespeare into the twentieth century.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Why Study Shakespeare? 2. Discussing Shakespeare 3. Writing about Shakespeare 4. Shakespeare's Language 5. Shakespeare in Context 6. Shakespeare in Performance 7. Multimedia Shakespeare 8. Shakespeare and Criticism 9. Shakespeare and Theory

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
DRAMA / Shakespeare