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Published: 15 October 2015

608 Pages


ISBN: 9780198708735

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Chapter 1

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare

Second Edition

Edited by Michael Dobson, Stanley Wells, Will Sharpe, and Erin Sullivan

  • A wide range of short, readable entries, full of surprising amounts of detail
  • Covers Shakespeare worldwide and Shakespeare on film more thoroughly than any of the competition, and popular topics such as notable actors, directors, films, and pop culture
  • All Shakespeare's plays, and the sonnets, covered in special feature entries gathered in a central section for ease of access
  • Illustrated by almost 100 illuminating black and white photographs, many from classic productions
  • Includes a chronology, an accessible guide to further reading, a map of locations from the Histories, and a thematic contents list

New to this Edition:

  • New foreword by Simon Russell Beale, CBE
  • Almost 100 entries new to the print edition, in more than 35,000 new and revised words
  • Covers everything from notable Shakespearian actors and directors risen to prominence over the last 15 years (e.g. Julie Taymor, David Bradley, and Tom Hiddleston) to topics as diverse as race, material culture, digital Shakespeare, postcolonialism, and cognitive poetics
  • Many new entries on the interpretation of Shakespeare's work in different countries and cultures, including Finland, Turkey, and Ukraine, as well as a lengthy essay on global Shakespeare
  • Feature entries on Shakespeare's plays and sonnets updated and gathered in a centre section for ease of access

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