Shakespeare: A Life in Drama

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1997 - 416 pages
In this comprehensive and compelling study, Stanley Wells explores the wide range of meanings that the plays can generate and analyzes their literary and dramatic craftsmanship in terms that are accessible to the nonspecialist, even to readers with no previous knowledge or experience of Shakespeare. In particular, he looks at Shakespeare's impact through the ages and especially on the varied realizations of his plays in modern theater. - Publisher.

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Wells, who is director of the Shakespeare Institute in England and general editor of the "Oxford Shakespeare," shares his wealth of knowledge and experience in this study, which will appeal to anyone ... Read full review

Contents

Man of the Theatre
22
THREE Comedies of Verona Padua Ephesus France
39
SIXTEEN A Lost Play Based on Don Quixote One Last English
372
SEVENTEEN Sir Thomas More A Funeral Elegy
391
Conclusion
399
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