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Published: 15 December 2020

384 Pages

7.7 x 5.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198855231

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Shakespeare: A Playgoer's & Reader's Guide

Edited by Michael Dobson and Stanley Wells

  • Detailed plot synopses for every play and accounts of the poems, with plays broken down scene-by-scene for ease of reference
  • Handy cast lists of all the plays' characters
  • Authoritative background information on each work's provenance and textual features, and summaries of artistic features and notable criticism
  • Performance and screen histories summarized and celebrated
  • End matter includes a concise biography of Shakespeare, suggestions for further reading, and a handy chronology of Shakespeare's life and legacy
  • Based on entries from the acclaimed Oxford Companion to Shakespeare, fully revised and updated to reflect the latest scholarship