The Oxford Shakespeare: Cymbeline
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The Oxford Shakespeare: Cymbeline

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William Shakespeare
318 g
191x127x18 mm
Oxford World's Classics

One of Shakespeare's final works, Cymbeline uses virtuoso theatrical and poetic means to dramatize a story of a marriage endangered by mistrust and painfully rebuilt, in a context of international conflict. This edition emphasizes the play's theatrical impact and pays close attention to its complex, evocative language.
Introduction: Theatricality; Theatrical Perspectives: Experiment and Intimacy; Romance; A Retrospective Play; Style; The Wager Story; Widening the Wager Story; 'In a great pool a swan's nest': Rome and Britain; 'none but Milford way': From Court to Country; Innogen by Cloten's Corpse; Posthumus-and Jupiter; The Final Scene-and James I; Date; The Text ; Editorial Procedures; Abbreviations and References ; Cymbeline ; Appendix A: The Characters' Names ; Appendix B: The Music, edited by James Walker ; Appendix C: Alterations to Lineation ; Index
This is the first full-scale edition of Cymbeline for 37 years. During that time, there has been considerable interest in Shakespeare's late work in the theatre, and several notable productions have demonstrated the powerful impact of Cymbeline. Based firmly on Roger Warren's extensive experience of the play in rehearsal and performance, this edition shows how Shakespeare draws upon a wide range of sources to create a self-sufficient dramatic universe,combining virtuoso theatrical and poetic means to present a story of a marriage imperilled by mistrust and painfully rebuilt through the physical and spiritual journeys undertaken by the heroine and hero, set in a context of international conflict. A full and detailed commentary pays close attention to the play's
complex, evocative language.

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