Arden Shakespeare

Shakespeare, Language and the Stage

Preface Introduction Text and voice   Janelle Jenstad, Peter Lichtenfels and Lynne Magnusson Purposeful playing? Purposeful criticism?   Tim Carroll, Emma Smith and Martin White Gesture, language and the body   Annabel Arden, Margo Hendricks and Lynette Hunter Gesture that speak: spectators who listen   David Bradby, Greg Doran and Russell Jackson Resistant readings, multilingualism and marginality   Calixto Bieito, …

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As You Like It

General editors’ preface Preface Introduction A brief view of the play Fictions of gender Rosalind and the boy actor Later Rosalinds Celia Orlando Phoebe and Audrey Date The Forest of Arden ‘Well, this is the Forest of Arden’ The hunt Robin Hood and his merry men Staging the Forest of Arden Early foresters The Earl …

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All’s Well That Ends Well

Preface Introduction The Text The Date The Source Critical Introduction The Verse All’s Well That Ends Well Appendix “Giletta of Narbona”, the thirty-eighth novel of William Painter’s The Palace of Pleasure.

Shakespeare’s Sonnets

Preface Introduction Date Publishing history Context and allusion Reception and criticism Shakespeare’s Sonnets This edition Shakespeare’s Sonnets Sonnets A Lover’s Complaint Appendix: Manuscript texts

The Tempest

List of illustrations General editor’s preface Preface Introduction The play Genesis and early performances Genre Structure Music Language Characters The context Domestic politics Brave new world Africa and Ireland Literary forerunners Classical models The ‘salvage man’ Magic Masque The afterlife Restoration rewritings Eighteenth-century ambivalence Romanticism Perspectives on imperialism Re-enter Miranda Freudian influences The Tempest on …

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King Henry V

List of illustrations General editors’ preface Preface Introduction Date Sources Henry V: The Quarto and Folio texts ‘Bad quartos’, ‘foul papers’ and ‘performance-based texts’ The play Critical opinions of the play and its hero Henry V in performance Text King Henry V Appendices The First Quarto (1600) Map of France and the south of England …

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Preface Introduction The date Publication The texts The First Quarto (Q1) The Second Quarto (Q2) The First Folio (F) The editorial problem and the present text Sources Der Bestrafte Brudermord (BB) Critical Introduction The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark Longer Notes Appendix: Manuscript note in Gabriel Harvey’s copy of Chaucer’s Workes, 1598