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Shakespeare After All Paperback – September 20, 2005
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examines each of the 38 plays from "The Two Gentlemen of Verona" through "The Two Noble Kinsman." Her work is detailed and insightful for anyone who seeks more knowledge and understanding of Shakepeare and his plays. As we explore Shakespeare we also learn more about what it is to be human being in the world!
Garber writes about each play as she analyzes the characters and their motivation; the history of the play's production and how the play is related to other plays and characters in the Shakespearean canon. Along the way we learn the derivation of words used by the bard; what was going on in England and the world at the time the play was written and such various topics as sumptuary laws (dealing with clothing); class structure and the growth of the English language.
Shakespeare's life is covered in an insightful introduction.
Marjorie Garber must be a brilliant person to listen to in the lecture hall! I wish these insighful looks at each play would be available in tape format! Her book is a classic which should be required reading for anyone teaching Shakespeare in high school, college and adult education classes.
I was fascinated by her depth of scholarship and ability to relate Shakespeare to our day. My highest appreciation to this wonderful book on our great treasure of poetry and the art of
drama William Shakespeare!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A very insightful and detailed collection. Deepened my understanding while studying Shakespeare in college.Published 1 month ago by HollyMittens
Each play by Shakespeare is discussed in terms of a notable feature of that work; it is compared to other plays and given a context. Read morePublished 2 months ago by AA Greece
This analysis of Shakespeare's plays is the very best I have come across. Reading Garber's comments on a play before reading the play multiplies the insight and pleasure a reader... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Charles M. Renno
Incredibly useful content to cite in essays. Got me an A in my college english classPublished 3 months ago by Drew
I find the type so small that I cannot read it comfortably without a magnifying glass. This is unfortunate, since I would love to read it. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Winston LeChat
Garber offers all-encompassing reviews of Shakespeare plays, paying attention to historical criticisms and stagings of the plays. Read morePublished 7 months ago by jmsv617
If you want to only purchase and read one book of critical essays regarding Shakespeare's works, this is a good choice. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Debbie
I HAD WATCHED HER WONDERFU LECTURES ON YOU TUBE . BUT SHE ONLY COVERED 6 OF THE 37 PLAYS AND I WANTED MORE. HAPPILY HERE THEY AREPublished 9 months ago by dean cushman
She is great, and I really appreciate that Garber is much more engaging than Harold Bloom. I don't always agree with her analysis, but I have enjoyed reading her book. Five Stars.Published 11 months ago by ASP