ISBN 9781408158739,Essential Shakespeare

Essential Shakespeare

Rs1321

Publisher

Bloomsbury Publishing

Publication Year 2013
ISBN-13

ISBN 9781408158739

ISBN-10 1408158736
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 360 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Fiction

An introductory critical study for first year undergraduates which bridges the gap between A Level and university study. The book offers an accessible overview of key critical perspectives, early modern contexts, and methods of close reading, as well as screen and stage performances spanning several decades. Organised around the discussion of fourteen major plays, it introduces readers to the diverse theoretical approaches typical of today's English studies. This is a go-to resource that can be consulted thematically or by individual play or genre. Critical approaches can overwhelm students who are daunted by the quantity and complexity of current scholarship; Bickley and Stevens are experienced teachers at both A and university level and are thus uniquely qualified to show how a mix of critical ideas can be used to inform ways of thinking about a play.

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