A Dictionary of Shakespeare
2nd Revised edition
By (author) Stanley W. Wells
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Dictionary of Shakespeare by Stanley W. Wells
Book DescriptionCompiled by the general editor of The Oxford Shakespeare, and one of the best-known authorities on the playwright's works, this dictionary offers information on all aspects of Shakespeare, both in his own time and in later ages. The wide-ranging entries cover Shakespeare's plays, as well as everything from famous actors, writers, and directors connected with Shakespeare, to theatres, historical figures and places of particular interest relating to his life and work. The dictionary also includes box features of passages on Shakespeare by other famous authors, from Dr Johnson and Jane Austin to Bernard Levin and Virginia Woolf. Ideal reference for the student, actor, or director, and fascinating browsing for the general reader interested in Shakespeare's life and work.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780192806383
(196mm x 127mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 10-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Stanley W. Wells
Stanley Wells is Honorary President of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, and Emeritus Professor of the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham (formerly Director 1988-97). He has been general editor of the Oxford Shakespeare since 1978.
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