William Shakespeare: his world, his work, his influence, Volume 1

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John Andrews
Scribner, 1985 - Biography & Autobiography - 954 pages
The Scribner Writers Series has set the standard for literary reference for more than 25 years. In addition to addressing the lives and careers of important writers, the articles discuss the themes and styles of major works and place them in pertinent historical, social and political contexts for today's readers. Novelists, playwrights, essayists, poets, short story writers, and more recently, genre writers in science fiction and mystery, are all expertly discussed in the more than 16 sets comprising this series.

This labor of love by 60 Shakespeare specialists, covers all aspects of Shakespearean studies with one volume on his era, one on critical analysis of his work, and one on his influence on 20th-century actors, writers, directors and musicians.

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This collection of 60 original essays delivers what its subtitle promises, a comprehensive background to Shakespeare studies, valuable to scholars and general readers alike. The high-quality essays ... Read full review


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