Shakespeare: The Basics, Paperback Book


Now in its third edition Shakespeare: The Basics is an insightful and informative introduction to the work of William Shakespeare.

Exploring all aspects of Shakespeare's plays including the language, cultural contexts, and modern interpretations, this text looks at how a range of plays from across the genres have been understood.

Updates in this edition include:Ecocritical, queer, presentist and gendered discussions of Shakespeare's workStudies of new performances including Tennant and Tate's Much Ado About NothingCritical discussions of race and politics in Othello and King LearCase studies of modern film versions of Shakespeare's worksA chronology of Shakespeare's work and contemporary eventsWith fully updated further reading throughout and a wide range of case studies and examples, this text is essential reading for all those studying Shakespeare's work.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 280 pages, 3 Tables, black and white; 10 Illustrations, black and white
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: Shakespeare studies & criticism
  • ISBN: 9780415682800



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