Reading Shakespeare / Michael Alexander (Emeritus Professor of English Literature, University of St Andrews).

Author
Alexander, Michael, 1941- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
Second Edition.
Published/​Created
  • London : Red Globe Press, an imprint of Springer Nature Limited, 2019.
  • ©2019
Description
xix, 184 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm

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Subject(s)
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616Criticism and interpretation [Browse]
Summary note
"In a lively introduction to Shakespeare's life, career and the theatre of his day, Michael Alexander returns to the basics of how to read Shakespeare's works as literary texts. Surveying the most popular and widely-studied plays and Sonnets, he elaborates upon the historical, cultural and literary contexts that surrounded their creation"-- Provided by publisher.
Notes
  • "Macmillan International Higher Education."
  • First edition published in 2013.
Bibliographic references
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • "Further reading" (pages 174-177).
Contents
First things -- The recorded life -- Plays, player, playwright -- Poetic dramatist -- Histories -- The Merchant of Venice and the whirligig of time -- To the Globe -- Hamlet and Horatio's question -- Taken to extremes -- Tragedies -- Late romances -- Retrospect.
ISBN
  • 9781352004427 ((hardback))
  • 1352004429 ((hardback))
  • 9781352004366 ((paperback))
  • 1352004364 ((paperback))
OCLC
1083642178
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