Shakespeare, the King's Playwright

Theater in the Stuart Court, 1603-1613
Author: Alvin B. Kernan
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300072587
Category: Drama
Page: 230
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Eminent literary critic Alvin Kernan takes us back to the court performances of some of Shakespeare's most famous plays, showing how the courtly setting influenced the bard's work. Kernan argues that Shakespeare was a great dramatist whose plays commented on political and social concerns of his patrons and who adjusted his own art to pander to court needs. 30 illustrations.

Shakespeare and Appropriation


Author: Christy Desmet,Robert Sawyer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134622619
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 256
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The vitality of our culture is still often measured by the status Shakespeare has within it. Contemporary readers and writers continue to exploit Shakespeare's cultural afterlife in a vivid and creative way. This fascinating collection of original essays shows how writers' efforts to imitate, contradict, compete with, and reproduce Shakespeare keep him in the cultural conversation. The essays: * analyze the methods and motives of Shakespearean appropriation * investigate theoretically the return of the repressed author in discussions of Shakespeare's cultural function * put into dialogue theoretical and literary responses to Shakespeare's cultural authority * analyze works ranging from nineteenth century to the present, and genres ranging from poetry and the novel to Disney movies.

English Court Theatre, 1558-1642


Author: John H. Astington
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521030064
Category: Drama
Page: 293
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A full account of court theatre in the Elizabethan and Stuart periods.

Poetica

Zeitschrift für Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literature
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Shakespeare, Court Dramatist


Author: Richard Dutton
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191083321
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 320
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Shakespeare, Court Dramatist centres around the contention that the courts of both Elizabeth I and James I loomed much larger in Shakespeare's creative life than is usually appreciated. Richard Dutton argues that many, perhaps most, of Shakespeare's plays have survived in versions adapted for court presentation, where length was no object (and indeed encouraged) and rhetorical virtuosity was appreciated. The first half of the study examines the court's patronage of the theatre during Shakespeare's lifetime and the crucial role of its Masters of the Revels, who supervised all performances there (as well as censoring plays for public performance). Dutton examines the emergence of the Lord Chamberlain's Men and the King's Men, to whom Shakespeare was attached as their 'ordinary poet', and reviews what is known about the revision of plays in the early modern period. The second half of the study focuses in detail on six of Shakespeare's plays which exist in shorter, less polished texts as well as longer, more familiar ones: Henry VI Part II and III, Romeo and Juliet, Henry V, Hamlet, and The Merry Wives of Windsor. Shakespeare, Court Dramatist argues that they are not cut down from those familiar versions, but poorly-reported originals which Shakespeare revised for court performance into what we know best today. More localised revisions in such plays as Titus Andronicus, Richard II, and Henry IV Part II can also best be explained in this context. The court, Richard Dutton argues, is what made Shakespeare Shakespeare.

Macbeth

A Critical Reader
Author: John Drakakis,Dale Townshend
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0567432270
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 333
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ARDEN RENAISSANCE DRAMA GUIDES offer students and academics practical and accessible introductions to the critical and performance contexts of key Elizabethan and Jacobean plays. Essays from leading international scholars provide invaluable insights into the text by presenting a range of critical perspectives, making the books ideal companions for study and research. Key features include: Essays on the play's critical and performance history A keynote essay on current research and thinking about the play A selection of new essays by leading scholars A survey of resources to direct students' further reading about the play in print and online Regularly performed and studied, Macbeth is not only one of Shakespeare's most popular plays but also provides us with one of the literary canon's most compellingly conflicted tragic figures. This guide offers fresh new ways into the play.

Celtic Shakespeare

The Bard and the Borderers
Author: Dr Rory Loughnane,Professor Willy Maley
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1472408209
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 366
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Drawing together some of the leading academics in the field of Shakespeare studies, this volume examines the commonalities and differences in addressing a notionally 'Celtic' Shakespeare. Celtic contexts have been established for many of Shakespeare's plays, and there has been interest too in the ways in which Irish, Scottish and Welsh critics, editors and translators have reimagined Shakespeare, claiming, connecting with and correcting him. This collection fills a major gap in literary criticism by bringing together the best scholarship on the individual nations of Ireland, Scotland and Wales in a way that emphasizes cultural crossovers and crucibles of conflict. The volume is divided into three chronologically ordered sections: Tudor Reflections, Stuart Revisions and Celtic Afterlives. This division of essays directs attention to Shakespeare's transformed treatment of national identity in plays written respectively in the reigns of Elizabeth and James, but also takes account of later regional receptions and the cultural impact of the playwright's dramatic works. The first two sections contain fresh readings of a number of the individual plays, and pay particular attention to the ways in which Shakespeare attends to contemporary understandings of national identity in the light of recent history. Juxtaposing this material with subsequent critical receptions of Shakespeare's works, from Milton to Shaw, this volume addresses a significant critical lacuna in Shakespearean criticism. Rather than reading these plays from a solitary national perspective, the essays in this volume cohere in a wide-ranging treatment of Shakespeare's direct and oblique references to the archipelago, and the problematic issue of national identity.

Marxist Shakespeares


Author: Jean E. Howard,Scott Cutler Shershow
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134633041
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 320
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Marxist Shakespeares uses the rich analytic resources of the Marxist tradition to look at Shakespeare's plays afresh. The book offers new insights into the historical conditions within which Shakespeare's representations of class and gender emerged, and into Shakespeare's role in the global culture industry stretching from Hollywood to the Globe Theatre. A vital resource for students of Shakespeare which includes Marx's own readings of Shakespeare, Derrida on Marx, and also Bourdieu, Bataillle, Negri and Alice Clark.

Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English literature
Page: N.A
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Issues focus "... on four fields of British literature which rotate quarterly as follows: winter--English Renaissance; spring--Tudor and Stuart drama; summer--Restoration and Eighteenth century; and autumn--Nineteenth century."

Tragedy's Insights

Identity, Polity, Theodicy
Author: Luis Rene Gámez
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780933951853
Category: Fiction
Page: 176
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Region, Religion and Patronage

Lancastrian Shakespeare
Author: Richard Dutton,Alison Findlay,Richard Wilson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 258
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Exploring the network of social, political and spiritual connections in north west England during Shakespeare's formative years, this text discusses how the cultural context in which the apprentice dramatist worked may have shaped him as an artist. It provides readings of Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night's Dream, and explores the position of Lancashire as a Catholic stronghold and home to Counter-Refomation missionaries in opposition to the attempts of central government to create a united state. The text also introduces the reader to the non-metropolitan theatre spaces which formed a vital part of Early Modern dramatic activity.

Books in Print


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ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
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König Eduard II.

Eine Tragödie
Author: Christopher Marlowe
Publisher: Hofenberg
ISBN: 9783743712195
Category: Drama
Page: 120
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Christopher Marlowe: König Eduard II. Eine Tragödie Entstanden und erstmals aufgeführt um 1592/93. Erstdruck: London 1594. Hier nach der Übers. v. Alfred Walter Heymel. Originaltitel: The Troublesome Raigne and Lamentable Death of Edward the Second, King of England Neuausgabe mit einer Biographie des Autors. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2017. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: Marlowe, Christopher: Eduard II. Übers. v. Alfred Walter Heymel, Leipzig: Insel-Verlag, [1914]. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.