Shakespeare: For All Time
By (author) Stanley Wells
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Shakespeare: For All Time by Stanley Wells
Book DescriptionFrom the entry of Shakespeare's birth in the Stratford church register to a Norwegian production of Macbeth in which the hero was represented by a tomato, this enthralling and splendidly illustrated book tells the story of Shakespeare's life, his writings, and his afterlife. Drawing on a lifetime's experience of studying, teaching, editing, and writing about Shakespeare, Stanley Wells combines scholarly authority with authorial flair in a book that will appeal equally to the specialist and the untutored enthusiast. Chapters on Shakespeare's life in Stratford and in London offer a fresh view of the development of the writer's career and personality. At the core of the book lies a magisterial study of the writings themselves-how Shakespeare set about writing a play, his relationships with the company of actors with whom he worked, his developing mastery of the literary and rhetorical skills that he learned at the Stratford grammar school, the essentially theatrical quality of the structure and language of his plays. Subsequent chapters trace the fluctuating fortunes of his reputation and influence. Here are accounts of adaptations, productions, and individual performances in England and, increasingly, overseas; of great occasions such as the Garrick Jubilee and the tercentenary celebrations of 1864; of the spread of Shakespeare's reputation in France and Germany, Russia and America, and, more recently, the Far East; of Shakespearian discoveries and forgeries; of critical reactions, favorable and otherwise, and of scholarly activity; of paintings, music, films and other works of art inspired by the plays; of the plays' use in education and the political arena, and of the pleasure and intellectual stimulus that they have given to an increasingly international public. Shakespeare, said Ben Jonson, was not of an age but for all time. This is a book about him for our time.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195160932
(254mm x 178mm x 38mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 9-Jan-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Stanley Wells
Shakespeare's Tragedies, Paperback (April 2017)
Shakespeare's tragedies contain an astonishing variety of suffering, from suicides and murders to dismemberments and grief. Stanley Wells considers how the bard's tragic plays drew on the literary and theatrical conventions of his time. Discussing the individual plays, he also explores why tragedy is regarded as a fit subject for entertainment.
Shakespeare on Page and Stage, Hardback (August 2016)
This volume presents a winning selection of the very best essays from the long and distinguished career of Stanley Wells, one of the most well-known and respected Shakespeare scholars in the world. Its chapters are divided into themed sections, on Shakespearian influences, particular works, theatre, and text.
Shakespeare Circle, Paperback (October 2015)
This collection tells the life stories of the people whom we know Shakespeare encountered, shedding new light on Shakespeare's life and times.
Oxford Companion to Shakespeare, Hardback (October 2015)» View all books by Stanley Wells
This Companion thoroughly covers Shakespeare's works, times, life, and legacy. Now revised and updated to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, the second edition reflects developments and discoveries made in recent years, and the performance, interpretation, and influence of Shakespeare's works up to the present day.
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Author Biography - Stanley Wells
Stanley Wells is Emeritus Professor of Shakespeare Studies at the University of Birmingham. The Chairman of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and Vice-Chairman of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, he is the General Editor of the Oxford Shakespeare series and the Oxford Complete Works. A world-renowned authority, he regularly appears on TV, radio, and in the press whenever Shakespeare is discussed.
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