How to Find Out About Shakespeare

How to Find Out About Shakespeare

The Commonwealth and International Library: Libraries and Technical Information Division

1st Edition - January 1, 1968

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  • Author: John Bate
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483138411

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How to Find Out About Shakespeare serves as a guide to the study of the poetry and plays of William Shakespeare. This book provides information on Shakespeare's life, his work, and the society in which he lived. Organized into 10 chapters, this book begins with an overview of England in which Shakespeare lived to develop a sense of his times, the ideas, as well as the social and political tension of England. This text then discusses the events of his life as well as the doubts that have been cast on his very existence. Other chapters look at the theater in which he earned his living and won his fame. This book discusses as well the literary criticism of his work, followed by a selection of special subjects and themes as dealt with by Shakespeare. The final chapter explains the main bibliographical tools for the study of Shakespeare. This book is a valuable resource for teachers, students, and librarians.

Table of Contents

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    1. Shakespeare's England

    2. The Life of Shakespeare

    3. Shakespeare's Theater and Productions

    4. The Text of Shakespeare's Works

    5. Shakespeare's Sources

    6. Literary Criticism

    7. Special Themes and Subjects

    8. The Sonnets and Poems

    9. Commentaries on Individual Plays

    10. The Bibliographical Apparatus

    Appendix I. Gramophone Recordings of Shakespeare's Works

    Appendix II. List of Periodicals in Which Articles on Shakespeare May Be found

    Index of Works Cited

Product details

  • No. of pages: 178
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 2013
  • Published: January 1, 1968
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483138411

About the Author

John Bate

About the Editor

G. Chandler

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Canberra, Australia

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