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Reading Shakespeare / Michael Alexander (Emeritus Professor of English Literature, University of St Andrews).
Alexander, Michael, 1941-
London : Red Globe Press, an imprint of Springer Nature Limited, 2019.
xix, 184 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
Criticism and interpretation
"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.
"Macmillan International Higher Education."
First edition published in 2013.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"Further reading" (pages 174-177).
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.
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