All's Well That Ends Well
Shakespeare, William, Gossett, Suzanne,
Paperback $19.99 - Bloomsbury
Plays, Theatre & Dance - Published: 29/Nov/2018 - ISBN: 9781904271208
In All 's Well That Ends Well, Helen, a lowly ward, risks her life to satisfy her boundless love for Bertram, a count and ward to the King of France. Following him to Paris, she concocts an endangering plan to win the King of France 's favour and induce Bertram 's hand in marriage.
In the comprehensive introduction to this new, fully-illustrated Arden edition, Suzanne Gossett takes a transformative look at the play 's critical and performance history by offering fresh perspectives on the conundrum of genre, sexuality and moral dilemmas with masculinity and the structures of family. The authoritative play text is amply annotated to clarify its language and allusions, and two appendices debate the play 's authorship and review its casting. Offering students and scholars alike a wealth of insight and new research, this edition maintains the rigorous standards of the Arden Shakespeare. Suzanne Gossett (Ph.D. Princeton) is Professor Emerita of English at Loyola University Chicago. She is a General Editor of Arden Early Modern Drama and has recently served as president of the Shakespeare Association of America.
Helen Wilcox is Professor of English Literature at Bangor University, Wales. Her research interests are in early modern tragicomedy, devotional writing, lyric poetry and life-writing, particularly by women. A contemporary feminist edition of Shakespeare's problem play.
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