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Author Wells, Stanley, 1930- author.

Title William Shakespeare : a very short introduction.

Publication Info. Oxford, United Kindom : Oxford University Press, 2015


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 FSCC Non-Fiction  822.3 W4621w 2015    ---  DUE 01-26-22
Edition First edition.
Description xv, 125 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Very short introductions
Very short introductions.
Note Includes index.
Summary In this new offering from Stanley Wells, the pre-eminent Shakespearian scholar, comes a Very Short Introduction to the life and writings of the world's greatest and best-known dramatists: William Shakespeare.Looking at his early life and education, Wells explores Shakespeare's social and intellectual background and the literary traditions on which Shakespeare drew. Examining the theatres and theatrical profession of the time, he also considers how Shakespeare experienced this world, both as an actor and as a writer. Examining Shakespeare's narrative poems, sonnets, and all of his plays, Wells outlines their sources, style, and originality over the course of Shakespeare's career, to consider the fundamental impact his work has had for subsequent generations. Written with enthusiasm and flair by a scholar who has devoted a lifetime to the study of Shakespeare and his works, this is an engaging and authoritative introduction.
Local Note MARCIVE 2016
Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Biography.
ISBN 9780198718628 (paperback)
0198718624 (paperback)

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