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Throughout the flexible online environment of REVEL™, The Necessary Shakespeare showcases Shakespeare’s proficiency through different genres. It comprises 20 plays and some of the sonnets–and is arranged to emulate the First Folio of 1623, which categorizes his plays as comedies, histories, or tragedies. Selections are informed by feedback from instructors across the country regarding which works are truly “necessary” in the undergraduate classroom, and in many cases are widely available on film or video. The Fifth Edition borrows features in pedagogy and approach from Bevington’s The Complete Works of Shakespeare, a more comprehensive collection of Shakespeare’s works.
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Table of contents
I: 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
II: 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
III: 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
IV: THE TRAGEDIES
20. Romeo and Juliet
21. Julius Caesar
22. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
23. Othello, the Moor of Venice
24. King Lear
26. Antony and Cleopatra
27. The Winter’s Tale
28. The Tempest
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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Published by Pearson (August 12th 2016) - Copyright © 2017