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This Companion is designed for readers interested in past and present productions of the plays and to accompany the increasing number of courses devoted to the history of Shakespeare in performance. It addresses both British and international performance, from subjects such as British performing tradition, and Shakespearean developments to broader cultural concerns, tragic ...more
Paperback, 340 pages
Published May 30th 2002 by Cambridge University Press
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Many of the essays in the CAMBRIDGE COMPANION TO books take readers beyond the expected facts to new insights. Too few of the essays in this volume do. Most of the essays are mere rehashes of what everyone who works in the field knows, and mostly written in an uninspired way. This does not mean there is no value for complete novices, but this series usually gives readers more so it is a disappointment judged by the standard of this series. This is essentially a two star book, but I give it three ...more
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Stanley William Wells, CBE, is a Shakespeare scholar and Chairman of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

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