The Necessary Shakespeare

The Necessary Shakespeare, 5th edition

  • David Bevington

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Overview

The Necessary Shakespeare distills the best, most widely read and produced of Shakespeare's great plays. Respected Shakespeare scholar David Bevington showcases Shakespeare's proficiency through different genres by focusing on the comedies, histories and tragedies that are essential to understanding his works.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2017

ISBN-13: 9780137533862

Subject: Literature

Category: Shakespeare

Table of contents

GENERAL INTRODUCTION
1. Reading Shakespeare in the Twenty-First Century
2. Life in Shakespeare's England
3. The Drama Before Shakespeare
4. London Theaters and Dramatic Companies
5. Shakespeare's Life and Work
6. How to Read Shakespeare
7. Shakespeare's Language
8. Shakespeare Criticism

THE COMEDIES
9. The Taming of the Shrew
10. A Midsummer Night's Dream
11. The Merchant of Venice
12. Much Ado About Nothing
13. As You Like It
14. Twelfth Night; or, What You Will
15. Measure for Measure

THE HISTORIES
16. The Tragedy of King Richard the Third
17. The Tragedy of King Richard the Second
18. The First Part of King Henry the Fourth
19. The Life of King Henry the Fifth

THE TRAGEDIES
20. Romeo and Juliet
21. Julius Caesar
22. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
23. Othello, the Moor of Venice
24. King Lear
25. Macbeth
26. Antony and Cleopatra

THE ROMANCES
27. The Winter's Tale
28. The Tempest

THE POEMS
29. Sonnets

Appendix 1: Canon, Dates, and Early Texts
Appendix 2: Sources
Appendix 3: Shakespeare in Performance
Appendix 4: Films and Videos as a Guide to the Study of Shakespeare

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