Cheney, Patrick (ed.) Cambridge Companions to Literature. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007. PR2984 .C36 2007 Stacks
The book contains essays discussing William Shakespeare's poems from numerous perspectives such as the style, politics, religion, love, performance, and print. Some of the essays are on individual poems.
This illustrated book provides alphabetical listings and explanations of historical figures, actors, countries, cities, titles, characters, and concepts relating to Shakespeare. Minor characters such as "Citizen" are included. Further, entries for the plays include summaries, commentaries, textual notes, sources, and theatrical histories. Additionally, historical or literary figures only incidentally related to Shakespeare are included, such as Samuel Taylor Coleridge or William Caxton.
This illustrated edition is designed to explain the editorial decisions used to create the 1986 Complete Works of Shakespeare printed by the Oxford University Press. The book provides an introduction to editing Shakespeare and information about the authorship of Shakespeare's plays. The main body of the book presents the textual and editorial changes made to the poems and plays in the Complete Works of Shakespeare. This book is also available in the stacks.