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Cymbeline (RSC edition)

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Title: Cymbeline (RSC edition)
Author: Shakespeare, William
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""Golden lads and girls all must, "
"As chimney-sweepers, come to dust.""
--Cymbeline

Eminent Shakespearean scholars Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen provide a fresh new edition of this classic tragedy in which nothing is as it seems.

THIS VOLUME ALSO INCLUDES MORE THAN A HUNDRED PAGES OF EXCLUSIVE FEATURES:
- an original Introduction to "Cymbeline"
- incisive scene-by-scene synopsis and analysis with vital facts about the work
- commentary on past and current productions based on interviews with leading directors, actors, and designers
- photographs of key RSC productions
- an overview of Shakespeare's theatrical career and chronology of his plays

Ideal for students, theater professionals, and general readers, these modern and accessible editions from the Royal Shakespeare Company set a new standard in Shakespearean literature for the twenty-first century.


REVIEW
'Excellent, succinct notes and introductions to each play' - John Carey, The Sunday Times


CONTENTS
Introduction
About the Text
Key Facts
The Tragedy of Cymbeline
Textual Notes
Scene-by-scene Analysis
Cymbeline in Performance: The RSC and Beyond
Four Centuries of Cymbeline: An Overview At the RSC
The Director's Cut: interviews with Dominic Cooke and Emma Rice
Shakespeare's Career in the Theatre
Shakespeare's Works: A Chronology
The History Behind the Tragedies: A Chronology
Further Reading and Viewing
References
Acknowledgements and Picture Credits


AUTHOR
JONATHAN BATE is Professor of Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature, University of Warwick, UK, and the editor of The RSC Shakespeare: The Complete Works. He has held visiting posts at Harvard, Yale and UCLA and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, a Fellow of the British Academy, an Honorary Fellow of St Catherine's College, Cambridge, and a Governor and Board member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. A prominent critic, award-winning biographer and broadcaster, he is the author of several books on Shakespeare, including The Genius of Shakespeare (Picador), which was praised by Sir Peter Hall, founder of the RSC, as "the best modern book on Shakespeare." In June 2006 he was awarded a CBE by HM The Queen 'for services to Higher Education'.

ERIC RASMUSSEN is Professor of English at the University of Nevada, USA, and the Textual Editor of The RSC Shakespeare: The Complete Works. He is co-editor of the Norton Anthology of English Renaissance Drama and has edited volumes in both the Arden Shakespeare and Oxford World's Classics series. He is the General Textual Editor of the Internet Shakespeare Editions project - one of the most visited Shakespeare websites in the world. For over nine years he has written the annual review of editions and textual studies for the Shakespeare Survey.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 26/07/2011
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780230300903
Publishing status: Indent (2-3 weeks)
Cymbeline (RSC edition)