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The Routledge Guide to William Shakespeare

The Routledge Guide to William Shakespeare

Robert Shaughnessy

ISBN: 9780415275408

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Demystifying and contextualising Shakespeare for the twenty-first century, this book offers both an introduction to the subject for beginners as well as an invaluable resource for more experienced Shakespeareans. In this friendly, structured guide, Robert Shaughnessy: * introduces Shakespeare's life and works in context, providing crucial historical background * looks at each of Shakespeare's plays in turn, considering issues of historical context, contemporary criticism and performance history * provides detailed discussion of twentieth-century Shakespearean criticism, exploring the theories, debates and discoveries that shape our understanding of Shakespeare today * looks at contemporary performances of Shakespeare on stage and screen * provides further critical reading by play * outlines detailed chronologies of Shakespeare's life and works and also of twentieth-century criticism * includes a companion website at www.routledge.com/textbooks/shaughnessy with student-focused materials and resources.
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