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Description - The Cambridge Introduction to Shakespeare by Emma Smith

This lively and innovative introduction to Shakespeare promotes active engagement with the plays, rather than recycling factual information. Covering a range of texts, it is divided into seven subject-based chapters: Character; Performance; Texts; Language; Structure; Sources and History, and it does not assume any prior knowledge. Instead, it develops ways of thinking and provides the reader with resources for independent research through the 'Where next?' sections at the end of each chapter. The book draws on scholarship without being overwhelmed by it, and unlike other introductory guides to Shakespeare it emphasizes that there is space for new and fresh thinking by students and readers, even on the most-studied and familiar plays.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521671880
ISBN-10: 0521671884
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Pages: 178
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 8-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Emma Smith

Emma Smith is Fellow and Tutor in English at Hertford College, University of Oxford.

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