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Why Shakespeare?

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Why is Shakespeare as highly regarded now as he ever has been? This book's answer to this question counters claims that Shakespeare's iconic status is no more than an accident of history. The plays, Belsey argues, entice us...

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Why is Shakespeare as highly regarded now as he ever has been? This book's answer to this question counters claims that Shakespeare's iconic status is no more than an accident of history. The plays, Belsey argues, entice us into a world we recognize by retelling traditional fairy tales with a difference, each chapter providing a detailed reading.

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This exciting new introduction to Shakespeare provides students and general readers with a new approach to reading the plays
Belsey provides a completely new way into the plays via traditional fairy tales, making an important contribution to Shakespeare scholarship

Preface
Shakespeare's Singularity
As You Like It and The Golden Goose
King Lear and the Missing Salt
The Exiled Princes in The Winter's Tale 
Fairy Tales for Grown-ups in A Midsummer Night's Dream
Hamlet and the Reluctant Hero
Twelfth Night and the Riddle of Gender
Cultural Difference as Conundrum in The Merchant of Venice
Happily Ever After?
Further Reading
Abbreviations and References
Notes
Index.
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CATHERINE BELSEY is Research Professor of English at the University of Wales, Swansea, UK. Her books include Critical Practice, The Subject of Tragedy and Shakespeare and the Loss of Eden.

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CATHERINE BELSEY is Research Professor of English at the University of Wales, Swansea, UK. Her books include Critical Practice, The Subject of Tragedy and Shakespeare and the Loss of Eden.

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