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ISBN-10: 0451527127

ISBN-13: 9780451527127

Edition: 1998 (Revised)

Authors: William Shakespeare, Robert Langbaum

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List price: $5.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/1/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 210
Size: 4.25" wide x 7.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.308

William Shakespeare, 1564 - 1616 Although there are many myths and mysteries surrounding William Shakespeare, a great deal is actually known about his life. He was born in Stratford-Upon-Avon, son of John Shakespeare, a prosperous merchant and local politician and Mary Arden, who had the wealth to send their oldest son to Stratford Grammar School. At 18, Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway, the 27-year-old daughter of a local farmer, and they had their first daughter six months later. He probably developed an interest in theatre by watching plays performed by traveling players in Stratford while still in his youth. Some time before 1592, he left his family to take up residence in London,…    

Shakespeare: An Overview
Biographical Sketch
A Note on the Anti-Stratfordians, Especially Baconians and Oxfordians
The Shakespeare Canon
Shakespeare's English
Shakespeare's Theater
A Note on the Use of Boy Actors in Female Roles
Shakespeare's Dramatic Language: Costumes, Gestures and Silences; Prose and Poetry
The Play Text as a Collaboration
Editing Texts
Shakespeare on the Stage
The Tempest
Textual Note
The Sources of The Tempest
William Strachey: From True Repertory of the Wrack
Sylvester Jourdain: From A Discovery of the Barmudas
Council of Virginia: From The True Declaration of the Estate of the Colony in Virginia
Michel de Montaigne: From Of the Cannibals
Ovid: From Metamorphoses
Samuel Taylor Coleridge: From The Lectures of 1811-1812, Lecture IX
E.M.W. Tillyard: The Tragic Pattern: The Tempest
Bernard Knox: The Tempest and the Ancient Comic Tradition
Lorie Jerrell Leininger: The Miranda Trap: Sexism and Racism in Shakespeare's Tempest
Stephen Greenblatt: The Use of Salutary Anxiety in The Tempest
Sylvan Barnet: The Tempest on Stage and Screen
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