Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Philip C. McGuire
    Pages 1-16
  3. Philip C. McGuire
    Pages 17-38
  4. Philip C. McGuire
    Pages 85-107
  5. Philip C. McGuire
    Pages 108-129
  6. Philip C. McGuire
    Pages 130-152
  7. Philip C. McGuire
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  8. Philip C. McGuire
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  9. Philip C. McGuire
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 200-217

About this book


This study concentrates upon Shakespearean plays written after James ascended the English throne in 1603, emphasizing their character as works developed for performance in theatrical and cultural circumstances different from those within which Shakespeare had earlier worked and radically unlike those today. Those seven of Shakespeare's Jacobean plays that have been most often performed and commented upon across the centuries are discussed in detail: Measure for Measure, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth, Coriolanus, The Winter's Tale and The Tempest.


English King Lear Macbeth performance play William James William Shakespeare

Authors and affiliations

  • Philip C. McGuire
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EnglishMichigan State UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Philip C. McGuire 1994
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-44258-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-23405-9
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