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Shakespeare's Storytelling

An Introduction to Genre, Character, and Technique

Authors: Eastman, Nate

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  • Introduces the significance of Shakespeare to the study of genre and story
  • Demonstrates key concepts such as character flaw, conflict, and setting using examples from Shakespeare's plays
  • Includes recommended further reading that outlines a range of theoretical approaches
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-62993-9
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About this Textbook

Shakespeare’s Storytelling: An Introduction to Genre, Character, and Technique is a textbook focused on specific storytelling techniques and genres that Shakespeare invented or refined. Drawing on examples from popular novels, plays, and films (such as IT, Beloved, Sex and the City, The Godfather, and Fences) the book provides an overview of how Shakespearean storytelling techniques including character flaws, conflicts, symbols, and more have been adapted by later writers and used in the modern canon. Rather than taking a historicist or theoretical approach, Nate Eastman uses recognizable references and engaging language to teach the concepts and techniques most applicable to the future study of Creative Writing, English, Theater, and Film and Media. Students will be prepared to interpret Shakespeare’s plays and understand Shakespeare as the beginning of a literary tradition. A readable introduction to Shakespeare and his significance, this book is suitable for undergraduates.

About the authors

Nate Eastman is Professor of English at Earlham College, USA, where he serves as Convener of the Honors Program. He is also a founding member and Vice President of the Richmond Shakespeare Festival, a regional Equity Theater serving southeast Indiana. 

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-9

    Eastman, Nate

  • Shakespeare the Storyteller

    Pages 11-19

    Eastman, Nate

  • Characters and Their Stories

    Pages 21-50

    Eastman, Nate

  • Relationships Between Characters

    Pages 51-94

    Eastman, Nate

  • Structure

    Pages 95-134

    Eastman, Nate

Buy this book

eBook $24.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-62993-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $34.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-62992-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Shakespeare's Storytelling
Book Subtitle
An Introduction to Genre, Character, and Technique
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-62993-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-62993-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-62992-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 189
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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