The book seeks to provide a short introduction to the study of Shakespeare’s perennial enigma. The intended reader is a student in the “academy” who is studying a Shakespearean text for the first time in the context of an organized body of knowledge that already exists about the play and is continually developing. An attempt is made to equip the reader with a set of tools of scholarship, which must be mastered and handled with some skill, to approach the play as a professional, trained student of literature. A rather casual reader of the play can perhaps go straight to the text – after all, “the play’s the thing.”
This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 06 January, 2013.