The Bedford Companion to Shakespeare: An Introduction with Documents

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Macmillan, 20.02.2001 - 451 Seiten
Providing a unique combination of well-written, up-to-date background information and intriguing selections from primary documents, The Bedford Companion to Shakespeare introduces students to the topics most important to the study of Shakespeare in their full historical and cultural context. This new edition contains many new documents, particularly by women and other marginalized voices from the early modern period. There is also a new chapter on Shakespeare in performance, which introduces students to the great variety of productions of Shakespeare's works over the centuries.
 

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Introduction I
1
CHAPTE R
3
CHAPTE R
6
Maturity
19
What Is an Author?
26
Francis Meres From Palladis Tamia Wits Treasury
32
Early Modern English
38
Wordplay
44
Ovid From Metamorphoses Translated by Arthur Golding
190
What Is Your Text?
194
Illustration of the Folding and Printing Process
200
Some Examples of Textual Instability
206
Title Page and Catalogue of the First Folio
212
A Comparison of the Work of Compositors A and B on the 1623 Folio
218
The Suburbs
224
The Daily Routine
231

Language as Theme
55
Samuel Daniel From Musophilus
62
George Puttenham From The Art of English Poesy
68
Comedy
81
Romance
94
Elizabeth Cary From The Tragedy of Mariam Fair Queen of Jewry
100
Title Page of Richard III First Quarto
107
The Playhouses II 4
114
The Companies
120
Map Showing the Playhouses in Shakespeares Time
128
Walter Hodges Illustration of the Second Globe
134
Philip Henslowe Log of Plays from His Diary
137
Edward Alleyn Letter to His Wife
143
Major Influences
149
Shakespeares Favorites
158
From the Geneva Bible
164
From The Book of Common Prayer The Order for the Burial
171
A Moralized Ballad
178
Lady Mary Wroth Two Sonnets from Pamphilia to Amphilanthus
184
William Harrison From The Description of England The Conditions
237
Isabella Whitney From The Manner of Her Will and What
239
John Murrell From A Delightful Daily Exercise for Ladies
252
Marriage and Money
265
Aristotle From Historia Animalium
278
The Manner of Government
292
Councillors
306
Shakespeares Theater and the Problem of Authority
322
Sir John Harington Letter Describing the Revels at King Jamess Court
333
Richard Hooker From Of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity
349
American Shakespeare
363
Shakespeare Screened
376
Playbill Advertising a Gala Performance of Julius Caesar Featuring
389
Robert Speaight Review of Peter Brooks A Midsummer Nights Dream
398
Titus Directed by Julie Taymor
405
Shakespeare Resources on the Web
422
Chart of the Relative Proportions of Poetry and Prose
427
INDEX
430
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RUSS McDONALD (Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania) is the editor of four plays in the revised Pelican series of Shakespeare's plays and the author of Shakespeare Reread (1994), Shakespeare and Jonson/Jonson and Shakespeare (1988), and numerous articles on early modern theater, comedy, and opera. A celebrated teacher, McDonald has taught at Mississippi State University, the University of Hawaii, and the University of Rochester. He has been actively involved with the NEH-sponsored Teaching Shakespeare Institute at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., and he has also served as resident scholar, head scholar, and institute director of Teaching Shakespeare's Language.

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