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Title Shakespeare, Aphra Behn, and the canon / edited by W.R. Owens & Lizbeth Goodman
Published New York : Routledge in association with the Open University, 1996

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Description vi, 346 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Series Approaching literature
Approaching literature.
Contents Ch. 1. The idea of the canon / Lizbeth Goodman -- Ch. 2. Shakespeare: Theatre poet / W. R. Owens -- Ch. 3. An English history play: reading and studying Henry V / Simon Eliot -- Ch. 4. Reading Othello / Roger Day -- Ch. 5. Remaking the canon: Aphra Behn's The Rover / W.R. Owens and Lizbeth Goodman -- Ch. 6. Reading As You Like It / Kate Clarke and Lizbeth Goodman -- Ch. 7. Reviewing the idea of the canon / Lizbeth Goodman -- The Rover / Aphra Behn -- Notes to The Rover
Summary "Shakespeare, Aphra Behn and the Canon is an accessible introduction to the idea of the literary canon and the complex process by which certain authors and works are accorded a high cultural status. Written expressly for those with no previous knowledge of Shakespeare or Behn, the contributors focus on three of Shakespeare's most widely-studied plays, Henry V, Othello and As You Like It. As a contrast, Aphra Behn's restoration comedy The Rover is studied as an example of a play which was highly popular in its own time, but, in later times, neglected from the canon. Shakespeare, Aphra Behn and the Canon places both authors in historical context and offers passages of text and criticism in each chapter followed by detailed discussion."--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-337) and index
Subject Behn, Aphra, 1640-1689. Rover
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Film adaptations.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Television adaptations.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Criticism and interpretation -- History.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Filmand video adaptations
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Stage history.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. As you like it.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Henry V.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Othello.
Canon (Literature)
English drama -- 17th century -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc
Genre/Form Film adaptations.
Author Behn, Aphra, 1640-1689. Rover
Goodman, Lizbeth, 1964-
Owens, W. R.
LC no. 96016360
ISBN 0415135753
0415135761 (paperback)