The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare

Author: Michael Dobson,Stanley Wells,Will Sharpe,Erin Sullivan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191058157

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 608

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The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare is the most comprehensive reference work available on Shakespeare's life, times, works, and his 400-year global legacy. In addition to the authoritative A-Z entries, it includes nearly 100 illustrations, a chronology, a guide to further reading, a thematic contents list, and special feature entries on each of Shakespeare's works. Tying in with the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, this much-loved Companion has been revised and updated, reflecting developments and discoveries made in recent years and to cover the performance, interpretation, and the influence of Shakespeare's works up to the present day. First published in 2001, the online edition was revised in 2011, with updates to over 200 entries plus 16 new entries. These online updates appear in print for the first time in this second edition, along with a further 35,000 new and revised words. These include more than 80 new entries, ranging from important performers, directors, and scholars (such as Lucy Bailey, Samuel West, and Alfredo Michel Modenessi), to topics as diverse as Shakespeare in the digital age and the ubiquity of plants in Shakespeare's works, to the interpretation of Shakespeare globally, from Finland to Iraq. To make information on Shakespeare's major works easier to find, the feature entries have been grouped and placed in a centre section (fully cross-referenced from the A-Z). The thematic listing of entries - described in the press as 'an invaluable panorama of the contents' - has been updated to include all of the new entries. This edition contains a preface written by much-lauded Shakespearian actor Simon Russell Beale. Full of both entertaining trivia and scholarly detail, this authoritative Companion will delight the browser and reward students, academics, as well as anyone wanting to know more about Shakespeare.
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Author: William Shakespeare,Roma Gill

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198320210

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 99

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Critical and historical notes accompany this comedy of fairies, star-crossed lovers, and workmen trying to put on a wedding celebration play.
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Shakespeare

For All Time

Author: Stanley W. Wells

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195160932

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 442

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Looks at the life, career, works, and influence of William Shakespeare.
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Twelfth Night

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)

ISBN: 9780669403480

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Page: N.A

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Along with the text of the play. this volume presents notes and essays to enhance reader understanding of the play and its author.
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Julius Caesar

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198320272

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Caesar returns from a triumphant battle to Rome, despite warning along the way, only to fall into the assassination plot set by Brutus, Cassius, and Casca.
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