XWe have detected your location as outside the U.S/Canada, if you think this is wrong, you can choose your location.

Macmillan Higher Education Celebrating 20 years of Macmillan Study Skills

Cart

Continue Shopping
All prices are shown excluding Tax
The submitted promocode is invalid
Discount code already used. It can only be used once.
* Applied promocode: ×

Important information on your ebook order

Shakespeare: The Late Plays

Author(s):
Publisher:

Red Globe Press

Pages: 296
Series:

Analysing Texts

Downloads:

Flyer

Sample chapter

Further Actions:

Recommend to library

AVAILABLE FORMATS

Paperback - 9780230368637

02 December 2013

$32.99

Free Shipping

In stock

Hardcover - 9780230368620

02 December 2013

$100.99

Free Shipping

In stock

Ebook - 9781137375643

18 November 2013

$26.99

In stock

All prices are shown excluding Tax

What makes Shakespeare's late plays so special? Through detailed analyses of key passages, Kate Aughterson shows how these plays portray a world of political intrigue, familial chaos and crisis, which teeters continually...

Show More

What makes Shakespeare's late plays so special? Through detailed analyses of key passages, Kate Aughterson shows how these plays portray a world of political intrigue, familial chaos and crisis, which teeters continually into tragedy: a world we can recognise today. Part I of this engaging study:• provides stimulating close readings of extracts from The Tempest, The Winter's Tale, Cymbeline and Pericles• examines major topics such as openings, endings, familial roles, stage properties, spectacle and song• offers suggestions for further work and summarizes the methods of analysis.Part II supplies essential background material, including:• detailed accounts of Shakespeare's literary and historical contexts• samples from important critical works and performances.With a helpful Further Reading section, this illuminating volume is ideal for anyone who wishes to appreciate and explore Shakespeare's late plays for themselves.

Show Less

General Editor's Preface
A Note on Editions
Introduction: Ways of Reading
PART I: ANALYSING SHAKESPEARE'S LATE PLAYS 1. Openings
2. Turning Points: Tragedy and Comedy
3. Endings
4. Fathers, Sons and Husbands
5. Mothers, Daughters and Wives
6. Masters, Servants and Slaves: Society and Politics
7. Stage Properties
8. Spectacle and Theatricality
9. Music and Song
General Conclusions to Part I
PART II: THE CONTEXT AND THE CRITICS Shakespeare's Literary Career
Jacobean Contexts
Sample Critical Views and Performances
Further Reading
Index.

Add a review

Kate Aughterson is Principal Lecturer and Academic Programme Leader for English Literature at the University of Brighton, UK. She is the author of Webster: The Tragedies and Aphra Behn: The Comedies, both also in the Analysing Texts series.

Show More

Kate Aughterson is Principal Lecturer and Academic Programme Leader for English Literature at the University of Brighton, UK. She is the author of Webster: The Tragedies and Aphra Behn: The Comedies, both also in the Analysing Texts series.

Show Less

New Publications 

Best Sellers