The Shakespeare Handbook (Literature and Culture Handbooks)

The Shakespeare Handbook (Literature and Culture Handbooks)

By: Andrew Hiscock (editor), Stephen Longstaffe (editor)Paperback

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This work offers a comprehensive, accessible and lucid coverage of the major issues and key figures in Shakespeare studies, designed to facilitate progression from introductory topics to more sophisticated approaches. "The Shakespeare Handbook" is an accessible and comprehensive introduction to Shakespeare and early modern literature. It provides a one-stop resource for students with the essential information and guidance needed from the beginning of a course through to developing more advanced knowledge and skills. It includes: introductions to key authors, texts and contexts; guides to key critics, concepts and topics; an overview of major critical approaches, changes in the canon and directions of current and future research; case studies in reading literary and theoretical and critical texts; and, annotated further reading (including websites), timeline, glossary of critical terms.Written in clear language by leading academics, it is an indispensable starting point for anyone beginning their study of Shakespeare. "Literature and Culture Handbooks" are an innovative series of guides to major periods, topics and authors in British and American literature and culture. Designed to provide a comprehensive, one-stop resource for literature students, each handbook provides the essential information and guidance needed from the beginning of a course through to developing more advanced knowledge and skills.

About Author

Andrew Hiscock is Professor of English at Bangor University, UK. Stephen Longstaffe is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Cumbria, UK.


Series Introduction; PART 1: FROM SHAKESPEARE TO SHAKESPEARE STUDIES; 1. Introduction: overview - Andrew Hiscock and Stephen Longstaffe Timeline - Peter Sillitoe, University of Sheffield; 2. Shakespeare's Historical Context - Tom Betteridge, Oxford Brookes University; 3. Shakespeare's Literary and Cultural Contexts: Major Figures, Institutions, Topics, Events, Movements - Ann Kaegi, University of Hull; PART II: HOW TO READ SHAKESPEARE; 4. Case Studies in Reading 1: Key Primary Texts - Clare McManus, Roehampton Institute; 5. Case Studies in Reading 2: From texts to theories - Mark Robson, University of Nottingham; 6. Case Studies in Reading 3: Shakespeare in the theatre and on film - Stuart Hampton-Reeves, University of Central Lancashire; 7. Key critical concepts and topics - Adrian Streete, Queen's University Belfast; PART III: SHAKESPEARE STUDIES NOW; 8. Recent Critical Responses and Approaches, Lisa Hopkins, Sheffield Hallam University; 9. New contexts for Shakespeare, Gabriel Egan, Loughborough University; 10. Shakespearean Issues, Willy Maley, Glasgow University; 11. Mapping the Current Critical Landscape, Kate McKluskie; Glossary of critical and theoretical terminology, Peter Sillitoe, University of Sheffield; Annotated Bibliography, Robert Evans, Auburn University Montgomery; Appendix: Teaching, Curriculum and Learning David Webb, St. Martin's College, Lancaster.

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  • ISBN13: 9780826495785
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9780826495785
  • ISBN10: 0826495788

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