A Dictionary of Shakespeare

Stanley Wells

A Dictionary of Shakespeare

Stanley Wells

ISBN:

9780192806383

Binding:

Paperback

Published:

1 Feb 2006

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Description

Compiled by the general editor of The Oxford Shakespeare, and one of the best-known authorities on the playwright's works, this dictionary offers information on all aspects of Shakespeare, both in his own time and in later ages. The wide-ranging entries cover Shakespeare's plays, as well as everything from famous actors, writers, and directors connected with Shakespeare, to theatres, historical figures and places of particular interest relating to his life and work. The dictionary also includes box features of passages on Shakespeare by other famous authors, from Dr Johnson and Jane Austen to Bernard Levin and Virginia Woolf.

Contents

Preface
Contents
A-Z Dictionary
Selective character finding list
Chronology of works
Facts and figures
Further reading

Authors

Stanley Wells , The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Stratford-upon-Avon

Stanley Wells is Honorary President of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, and Emeritus Professor of the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham (formerly Director 1988-97). He has been general editor of the Oxford Shakespeare since 1978.

Reviews

`Review from previous edition splendid.' Frank Muir