How to Do Things with Shakespeare
New Approaches, New Essays
Edited by Laurie Maguire
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How to Do Things with Shakespeare by Laurie Maguire
Book DescriptionThis collection of 12 essays uses the works of Shakespeare to show how experts in their field formulate critical positions. * A helpful guidebook for anyone trying to think of a new approach to Shakespeare * Twelve experts take new critical positions in their field of study using the writings and analysis of Shakespeare, to show how writers (students and academics) find topics and develop their ideas * Features autobiographical prefaces that explain how the experts chose their topics and why the editor commissioned these particular essays, topics, and authors * Argues that literary research is a reaction to experiences, thoughts or feelings * Essays are arranged in small dialogues of two or three, forming a debate * Teaches students to respond individually to cultural positions
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405135269
(243mm x 166mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 23-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Laurie Maguire
Othello: Language and Writing, Paperback (April 2014)
A new type of study guide which combines an exploration of Shakespeare's language with specific help for students looking to develop their own critical responses and skills. Laurie Maguire offers a lively critical account of Othello and practical ideas on how best to engage with and write about this ever popular play.
30 Great Myths About Shakespeare, Paperback (December 2012)
This book addresses common myths and misconceptions about Shakespeare and his works offering authoritative, up-to-date and even-handed treatments of controversies and scholarly disagreements.
Helen of Troy, Paperback (April 2009)View all books by Laurie Maguire
* Investigates issues of sexual ethics, religion, and politics through responses to the story of Helen of Troy throughout the ages * Examines representations of Helen of Troy in literature, art, drama and film * Shows how the Helen myth has relevance to gender debates today.
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Author Biography - Laurie Maguire
Laurie Maguire is a Fellow of Magdalen College and Reader in English at Oxford University. Her books include Shakespearean Suspect Texts (1996), Studying Shakespeare (2004), Where There's a Will There's a Way (2006), and Shakespeare's Names (2007). Maguire has published widely on Renaissance drama, textual problems, performance, and women's studies.
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