A Companion to Shakespeare studies Author:Edited by H. Granville-Barker & G. B. Harrison Here for the student, the general reader, the producer, actor, and spectator of Shakespeare's lays is a comprehensive guide to the playwright, his times and his works. Setting the man against the period in which he lived, contributors discuss his life, his dramitic and poetic art, his sources, his language and his use of music, and the national ... more »and social background of Elizabethan England. Of particular interest are the accounts of the actors and companies and the other dramatists of Shakespeare's time. There is adiscussion of the text of the plays and surveys of Shakespearean criticism from Dryden to the present day, Shakespearean scholarship and Shakespeare in the theatre from the Restoration to the present. Among the many distinguished contributors to the book is T.S. Elliot, who writes on Shakespearean criticism from Dryden to Coleridge.
"A Companion To Shakespeare Studies" is an indispensable handbook for anyone seriously interested in Shakespeare and a worthy companion volume to two other Anchor Books, Mark Van Doren's "Shakespeare" (A 11) and D.A. Traversi's "An Approach to Shakespeare" (A 74)« less