Item #278873 Oxford Companion to Shakespeare. Michael Dobson, Stanley Wells.

Oxford Companion to Shakespeare

Oxford University Press, USA, November 2001. First Edition. Cloth. Used - Very Good / Very Good. Item #278873
ISBN: 0198117353

From the conjectured identity of the Dark Lady of the Sonnets to misprints in the First Folio, from Shakespeare's favorite figures of speech to the staging of Othello in South Africa, The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare offers the most comprehensive coverage available on all aspects of Shakespeare's life and works.

Illustrated with more than 100 photographs and boasting contributions from a team of internationally renowned scholars (including such noted Shakespeare authorities as Helen Vendler, Park Honan, and Jonathan Bate), the Companion has more than 3,000 entries that offer succinct, stimulating, and authoritative commentary on Shakespeare's life and times, his plays and poems, and their interpretation around the world over the last four centuries. All Shakespeare's plays--from As You Like It and All's Well that Ends Well to King Lear and Hamlet--are covered in major articles. There are concise descriptions of allusions in Shakespeare (Ajax, Agamemnon), well-known critics (Samuel Johnson, John Dryden), great Shakespearian actors (Richard Burbage, Lawrence Olivier, Kenneth Branagh), characters in the plays (Mercutio, Ophelia), figures of speech (metaphor, metonymy, oxymoron), and much more. Longer articles explore topics such as Shakespeare's birthplace, censorship, the Chamberlain's Men, film, and Shakespeare's reception in such countries as China, Italy, and the United States.

Bringing its readers up to date not only with the latest in Shakespearian scholarship and controversy but with the plays' most recent incarnations on stage, film, and in international popular culture, this is the perfect companion to Shakespeare's works, covering everything from Aaron to Zeffirelli, and from Shakespeare in schools to Shakespeare in Love.

Illustrated with more than 100 photos and boasting contributions from a team of internationally renowned scholars, this is the ultimate resource on the Bard of Avon. 2 maps. First/first. Quarto. {8 & 3/4' x 11'} In dustjacket. Navy blue cloth covered boards with stamped silver lettering on spine. Complete number string. Lilac end pages with burgundy decorative pattern. Previous reader's name handwritten upper right corner of ffep. Clean internal pages. Bright, clean copy. Tightly bound. [539 pages]

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