Preface Why Shakespeare Shakespeare And Stratford Upon Avon Theatre In Shakespeare S Time Shakespeare In London Plays Of The 1590s Shakespeare And Comic Form Return To Tragedy The Classical Plays Tragi Comedy Epilogue Chronology Shakespeare S Works Further Reading Index

Author: Stanley Wells
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198718624
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In this new offering from Stanley Wells, the pre-eminent Shakespearian scholar, comes a Very Short Introduction to the life and writings of the world's greatest and best-known dramatists: William Shakespeare. Looking at his early life and education, Wells explores Shakespeare's social and intellectual background and the literary traditions on which Shakespeare drew. Examining the theatres and theatrical profession of the time, he also considers how Shakespeare experienced this world, both as an actor and as a writer. Examining Shakespeare's narrative poems, sonnets, and all of his plays, Wells outlines their sources, style, and originality over the course of Shakespeare's career, to consider the fundamental impact his work has had for subsequent generations. Written with enthusiasm and flair by a scholar who has devoted a lifetime to the study of Shakespeare and his works, this is an engaging and authoritative introduction. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Preface: Why Shakespeare? ;Shakespeare and Stratford-upon-Avon ;Theatre in Shakespeare's time ;Shakespeare in London ;Plays of the 1590s ;Shakespeare and comic form ;Return to tragedy ;The classical plays ;Tragi-comedy ;Epilogue ;Chronology: Shakespeare's works ;Further reading ;Index
Language: en
Pages: 125
Authors: Stanley Wells
Categories:
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

In this new offering from Stanley Wells, the pre-eminent Shakespearian scholar, comes a Very Short Introduction to the life and writings of the world's greatest and best-known dramatists: William Shakespeare. Looking at his early life and education, Wells explores Shakespeare's social and intellectual background and the literary traditions on which
William Shakespeare: A Very Short Introduction
Language: en
Pages: 152
Authors: Stanley Wells
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-04-23 - Publisher: OUP Oxford

In this new offering from Stanley Wells, the pre-eminent Shakespearian scholar, comes a Very Short Introduction to the life and writings of the world's greatest and best-known dramatists: William Shakespeare. Looking at his early life and education, Wells explores Shakespeare's social and intellectual background and the literary traditions on which
Shakespeare's Tragedies
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Stanley Wells
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-04-10 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Tragedy, including grief, pain and suffering, is a common theme in Shakespeare's plays, often leading to the death of at least one character, if not several. Yet such themes can also be found in Shakespearian plays which are classed as comedies, or histories. What is it which makes a Shakespearian
Shakespeare's Sonnets and Poems: a Very Short Introduction
Language: en
Pages: 152
Authors: Jonathan F. S. Post
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-09-28 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Not for nothing is William Shakespeare considered possibly the most famous writer in history; his works have had a lasting effect on culture, vocabularies, and art. His plays contain some of our most well-known lines (how often have you heard the phrase 'To be or not to be'?), yet whilst
Shakespeare's Comedies: A Very Short Introduction
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Bart Van Es
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-03 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

From The Two Gentlemen of Verona in the early 1590s to The Two Noble Kinsmen at the end of his career around 1614, Shakespeare wrote at least eighteen plays that can be called 'comedies': a far higher number than that for any other genre in which he wrote. So what