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- DescriptionThis lively and invative introduction to Shakespeare promotes active engagement with the plays, rather than recycling factual information. Covering a range of texts, it is divided into seven subject-based chapters: Character; Performance; Texts; Language; Structure; Sources and History, and it does t assume any prior kwledge. Instead, it develops ways of thinking and provides the reader with resources for independent research through the 'Where next?' sections at the end of each chapter. The book draws on scholarship without being overwhelmed by it, and unlike other introductory guides to Shakespeare it emphasizes that there is space for new and fresh thinking by students and readers, even on the most-studied and familiar plays.
- Author BiographyEmma Smith is Fellow and Tutor in English at Hertford College, University of Oxford.
- Author(s)Emma Smith
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication08/03/2007
- SubjectEncyclopedias & General Reference
- Series TitleCambridge Introductions to Literature
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note3 tables
- Weight410 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine11 mm
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