Shakespeare for students : critical interpretations of As you like it, Hamlet, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, The merchant of Venice, A midsummer night's dream, Othello, and Romeo and Juliet

Format: Print Book 1992
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The mountain of Shakespearean criticism is often more intimidating to students than Shakespeare's plays themselves. This volume attempts to address this problem with a single, accessible volume of criticism to the playwright's eight most popularly studied plays in secondary schools and undergraduate curriculums - Macbeth, Hamlet, Julius Caesar, Romeo and Juliet, As You Like It, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Othello, and The Merchant of Venice.
As you like it
Julius Caesar
The merchant of Venice
A midsummer night's dream
Romeo and Juliet.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The latest work in the Gale family of collections of reprints of literary criticism is Shakespeare for Students, covering the plays most commonly read by high school students: As You Like It, Hamlet, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, The Merchant of Venice, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Othello, and Romeo and Juliet. Shakespeare for Students breaks with the traditional Gale criticism arrangement in order to meet the needs of the neophyte. Each play is introduced with a list of characters, a plot summary, and a brief discussion of principal topics and character studies. There are see references to Gale's larger work, Shakespearean Criticism. The critical excerpts are then arranged thematically, which will be helpful to high school students, who are often assigned a theme to discuss. Themes raised for As You Like It include pastoralism, disguise and role playing, and time. Each critical excerpt is prefaced with a brief explanation of its context and the critic's viewpoint. The original source of the excerpt is noted. Excerpts vary in length from slightly over a page to over eight pages. Each play's section closes with a bibliography of additional criticism and a selected list of video and film versions of the play. The profiles are enhanced with black-and-white illustrations, which are well chosen but a little dark. There is an index to major themes and characters. Shakespearean Criticism and Shakespeare for Students serve audiences at different levels of sophistication. Shakespearean Criticism offers a far more extensive sampling of criticism. Some plays have several hundred pages of criticism, while the student versions are all under 75 pages. In Shakespearean Criticism, critical excerpts are arranged chronologically with thematic access via the index. There is some overlap of criticism between the two titles, but the student version is not merely a condensation. The Chelsea House/Harold Bloom collections of criticism on the individual plays also don't overlap much either. Any high school or small public library needing introductory criticism on Shakespeare will want to seriously consider this reasonably priced collection. One final plus for the student version is that it is a one-time purchase, not an ongoing one. It will be particularly helpful where both space and money are at a premium. (Reviewed July 1992)"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616 -- Outlines, syllabi, etc.
Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616 -- Study and teaching.
Publisher Detroit :Gale Research,1992
Contributors Scott, Mark W.
Language English
Description xvi, 529 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 0810382474 (alk. paper) :
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