Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 January 2016

608 Pages

10.9 x 8.6 inches

ISBN: 9780198708735

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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
  • 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