The Seven Ages of Human Experience 2nd Revised edition
By (author) David Bevington
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Shakespeare by David Bevington
Book DescriptionThe extended second edition of this inspiring introduction to Shakespeare offers readers more insights into what makes Shakespeare great, and why we still read and perform his works. A highly innovative introduction to the extraordinary phenomenon of Shakespeare, this work: explores Shakespeare's works through the 'Seven Ages of Man', from childhood to 'second childishness and mere oblivion'; now includes more material on fathers and sons, the perils of courtship, the circumstances of Shakespeare's own life, the performance history of his plays on stage and on screen, and more; a new final chapter on 'Shakespeare Today' looks at the remarkable diversity of interpretations in modern criticism and performance of Shakespeare; and, discusses a wide range of plays and poems. This work is suitable for both non-specialist readers and scholars seeking a fresh approach to the study of Shakespeare.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405127530
(228mm x 154mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 11-May-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author David Bevington
Troublesome Reign of John, King of England, Paperback (June 2016)
A much needed, fully annotated and modernized text of a long neglected play used by Shakespeare as the principal basis of King John. Published anonymously in 1591, it can now be attributed definitively to Peele and ranks as the most important Elizabethan history play after Shakespeare and Marlowe's Edward II.
Lady's Trial, Paperback (September 2015)
The first scholarly edition of a little-known play by a major Renaissance playwright, which interestingly reworks Othello.
Love's Metamorphosis, Paperback (June 2015)» View all books by David Bevington
Lyly's most elegantly structured play, newly edited from the quarto of 1601
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Author Biography - David Bevington
David Bevington is the Phyllis Fay Horton Distinguished Service Professor in the Humanities at the University of Chicago. His numerous publications include The Bantam Shakespeare, in 29 paperback volumes (1988, new edition forthcoming), and The Complete Works of Shakespeare (fifth edition, 2003), as well as the Oxford Shakespeare edition of Henry IV Part I (1987), the New Cambridge Shakespeare edition of Antony and Cleopatra (second edition, 2005), and the Arden Shakespeare edition of Troilus and Cressida (1998). He is the senior editor of the Revels Student Editions, and is a senior editor of the Revels Plays and of the forthcoming Cambridge edition of the works of Ben Jonson. He is also general editor of English Renaissance Drama: A Norton Anthology (2002).
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