The Bedford Shakespeare
First EditionRuss McDonald; Lena Cowen Orlin©2015
Combining historical and contextual materials with 25 of the most frequently taught plays by Shakespeare, Bedford Shakespeare creates accessible entry points into the plays, leading to opportunities for lively classroom discussion.
Table of Contents
PREFACE READING SHAKESPEARE The Comedy of Errors Biography Titus Andronicus Bodies The Taming of the Shrew Discovery Richard III Empire Romeo and Juliet Gender A Midsummer Night’s Dream Genealogy Richard II Genre The Merchant of Venice Households 1 Henry IV Language Much Ado about Nothing Law 2 Henry IV London As You Like It Monarchy Henry V Nature Julius Caesar Players Hamlet Playhouses Twelfth Night Race Othello Religion Troilus and Cressida Renaissance Measure for Measure SCREENING SHAKESPEARE King Lear Society Macbeth Sources Coriolanus STAGING SHAKESPEARE Antony and Cleopatra Texts The Winter’s Tale World The Tempest The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Works CitedIndex