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Coriolanus by William Shakespeare
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Description

The New Cambridge Shakespeare appeals to students worldwide for its up-to-date scholarship and emphasis on performance. The series features line-by-line commentaries and textual notes on the plays and poems. Introductions are regularly refreshed with accounts of new critical, stage and screen interpretations. This second edition of Coriolanus, edited by Lee Bliss, provides a thorough reconsideration of what was probably Shakespeare's last tragedy. In the introduction, Bliss situates the play within its contemporary social and political contexts and pays particular attention to Shakespeare's manipulation of his primary source in Plutarch's Lives. The edition is alert to the play's theatrical potential, while the stage history also attends to the politics of performance from the 1680s onwards, including European productions following the Second World War. A new introductory section by Bridget Escolme accounts for recent theatrical productions as well as scholarly criticism of the last decade, with particular emphasis on gender and politics.

Author Biography

Bridget Escolme is Senior Lecturer in Drama at Queen Mary, University of London.
Release date Australia
January 21st, 2010
Contributors
Contributions by Bridget Escolme Edited by Lee Bliss
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
2nd Revised edition
Illustrations
14 b/w illus.
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
330
Dimensions
152x228x18
ISBN-13
9780521429603
Product ID
3688753

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