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The four-volume Companion to Shakespeare's Works, compiled as a single entity, offers a uniquely comprehensive snapshot of current Shakespeare criticism. This volume looks at Shakespeare’s poems, problem comedies and late plays. Contains original essays on Troilus and Cressida, Measure for Measure, All's Well That Ends Well, Venus and Adonis, The Rape of Lucrece, and The Sonnets, as well as Pericles, The Winter's Tale, Cymbeline, The Tempest, Henry VIII and The Two Noble Kinsmen.Includes eleven essays on such topics as the reception history of the sonnets, collaboration in Shakespeare's middle and late plays, the generic classification of Shakespeare's late plays, The Tempest in performance, and the relation of Shakespeare's "problem plays" to the work of contemporary dramatists. Brings together new essays from a diverse, international group of scholars. Complements David Scott Kastan's A Companion to Shakespeare (1999), which focused on Shakespeare as an author in his historical context. Offers a provocative roadmap to Shakespeare studies. Content: Chapter 1 Shakespeare's Sonnets and the History of Sexuality: A Reception History (pages 4–26): Bruce R. SmithChapter 2 The Book of Changes in a Time of Change: Ovid's Metamorphoses in Post?Reformation England and Venus and Adonis (pages 27–45): Dympna CallaghanChapter 3 Shakespeare's Problem Plays and the Drama of His Time: Troilus and Cressida, All's Well That Ends Well, Measure for Measure (pages 46–68): Paul YachninChapter 4 The Privy and Its Double: Scatology and Satire in Shakespeare's Theatre (pages 69–88): Bruce BoehrerChapter 5 Hymeneal Blood, Interchangeable Women, and the Early Modern Marriage Economy in Measure for Measure and All's Well That Ends Well (pages 89–105): Theodora A. JankowskiChapter 6 Varieties of Collaboration in Shakespeare's Problem Plays and Late Plays (pages 106–128): John JowettChapter 7 “What's in a Name?” Tragicomedy, Romance, or Late Comedy (pages 129–149): Barbara A. MowatChapter 8 Fashion: Shakespeare and Beaumont and Fletcher (pages 150–174): Russ McDonaldChapter 9 Place and Space in Three Late Plays (pages 175–193): John GilliesChapter 10 The Politics and Technology of Spectacle in the Late Plays (pages 194–215): David M. BergeronChapter 11 The Tempest in Performance (pages 216–239): Diana E. HendersonChapter 12 What It Feels Like For a Boy: Shakespeare's Venus and Adonis (pages 240–258): Richard RambussChapter 13 Publishing Shame: The Rape of Lucrece (pages 259–274): Coppelia KahnChapter 14 The Sonnets: Sequence, Sexuality, and Shakespeare's Two Loves (pages 275–301): Valerie TraubChapter 15 Troilus and Cressida (pages 302–315): Linda CharnesChapter 16 Opening Doubts Upon the Law: Measure for Measure (pages 316–332): Karen CunninghamChapter 17 “Doctor She”: Healing and Sex in All's Well That Ends Well (pages 333–347): Barbara Howard TraisterChapter 18 “You not your child well loving”: Text and Family Structure in Pericles (pages 348–364): Suzanne GossettChapter 19 “Imagine Me, Gentle Spectators”: Iconomachy and The Winter's Tale (pages 365–388): Marion O'ConnorChapter 20 Cymbeline: Patriotism and Performance (pages 389–407): Valerie WayneChapter 21 “Meaner Ministers”: Mastery, Bondage, and Theatrical Labor in The Tempest (pages 408–426): Daniel VitkusChapter 22 Queens and the Structure of History in Henry VIII (pages 427–444): Susan FryeChapter 23 Mixed Messages: The Aesthetics of The Two Noble Kinsmen (pages 445–461): Julie Sanders
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Major General Richard Hutton Davies CB (14 August 1861 – 9 May 1918) was an officer of the New Zealand Military Forces during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the first New Zealander to command an independent force overseas and one of the most senior New Zealand officers during the First World War.
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