Shakespeare

The Art of the Dramatist
Author: Roland Mushat Frye
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415352895
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 271
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This edition first published in 1982. Previous edition published in 1972 by Houghton Mifflin. Outlining methods and techniques for reading Shakespeare's plays, Roland Frye explores and develops a comprehensive understanding of Shakespeare's drama, focussing on the topics which must be kept in mind: the formative influence of the particular genre chosen for telling a story, the way in which the story is narrated and dramatized, the styles used to convey action, character and mood, and the manner in which Shakespeare has constructed his living characterizations. As well as covering textual analysis, the book looks at Shakespeare's life and career, his theatres and the actors for whom he wrote and the process of printing and preserving Shakespeare's plays. Chapters cover: King Lear in the Renaissance; Providence; Kind; Fortune; Anarchy and Order; Reason and Will; Show and Substance; Redemption and Shakespeare's Poetics.

William Shakespeare

The Critical Heritage
Author: Brian Vickers
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415134048
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 460
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First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Beauties of Shakespeare

Selected from Each Play : with a General Index, Digesting Them Under Proper Heads
Author: William Shakespeare,William Dodd
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fore-edge painting
Page: 385
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Preface: Why Shakespeare? ;Shakespeare and Stratford-upon-Avon ;Theatre in Shakespeare's time ;Shakespeare in London ;Plays of the 1590s ;Shakespeare and comic form ;Return to tragedy ;The classical plays ;Tragi-comedy ;Epilogue ;Chronology: Shakespeare's works ;Further reading ;Index


Author: Stanley Wells
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198718624
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 125
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Looking at his early life and education, this title explores Shakespeare's social and intellectual background and the literary traditions on which he drew. Examining the theatres and theatrical profession of the time, it also considers how Shakespeare experienced this world, both as an actor and as a writer. Examining Shakespeare's narrative poems, sonnets, and all of his plays, this VSI outlines their sources, style, and originality over the course of Shakespeare's career, to consider the fundamental impact his work has had for subsequent generations.

Shakespeare

Man of the Theater
Author: Wendy Greenhill,Paul Wignall
Publisher: Heinemann/Raintree
ISBN: 9781575722825
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 192
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Presents the life of William Shakespeare, describing his early years, his development as a poet and playwright, and the historical context in which he lived and worked.

A History of Shakespeare on Screen

A Century of Film and Television
Author: Kenneth S. Rothwell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521543118
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 380
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A History of Shakespeare on Screen chronicles how film-makers have re-imagined Shakespeare's plays from the earliest exhibitions in music halls and nickelodeons to today's multi-million dollar productions shown in megaplexes. Topics include the silent era, Hollywood in the Golden Age, the films of Laurence Olivier and Orson Welles, the television scene to include the BBC plays, the avant-garde cinema of Jarman and Greenaway, and non-Anglophone contributions from Japan and elsewhere. This second edition updates the chronology to the year 2003 and includes a new chapter on such recent films as John Madden's Shakespeare in Love, Kenneth Branagh's Love's Labours Lost, Michael Almereyda's Hamlet, and Billy Morrissette's Scotland, Pa. A filmography, bibliography, and index of names makes it invaluable as a one-volume reference work for specialists, while the accessible style will ensure that it also appeals to a wider audience of Shakespeareans and cinephiles.

Henry VIII


Author: William Shakespeare,Vincent Goodwin
Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company
ISBN: 1617874485
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 48
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The works of William Shakespeare come alive in these stunning graphic novels adaptation using the original Shakespearean dialog. The world-class art, history, and revenge of Henry VIII will capture the attention of reluctant readers. Supplement your traditional Shakespearean sources with the graphic novel adaptation that will help readers imagine the action like never before. Graphic Planet is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO Publishing Group. Grades 5-10.

Shakespeare

His Work and His World
Author: Michael Rosen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781844287246
Category: Dramatists, English
Page: 96
View: 368

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Shakespeare: His Work and His World is written by Michael Rosen in an accessible, modern, child-friendly style. As well as facts about his life and the theatre of the day, Rosen provides lively studies of Macbeth, A Midsummer Night's Dream, King Lear and The Tempest. Also included is a detailed analysis of a scene from Romeo and Juliet.

Shakespeare: The Evidence

Unlocking the Mysteries of the Man and His Work
Author: Ian Wilson
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312200053
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 512
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Winter 1999

The Genius of Shakespeare


Author: Jonathan Bate
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195128239
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 384
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This fascinating book by one of Britain's most acclaimed young Shakespeare scholars explores the extraordinary staying-power of Shakespeare's work. Bate opens by taking up questions of authorship, asking, for example, Who was Shakespeare, based on the little documentary evidence we have? Which works really are attributable to him? And how extensive was the influence of Christopher Marlowe? Bate goes on to trace Shakespeare's canonization and near- deification, examining not only the uniqueness of his status among English-speaking readers but also his effect on literate cultures across the globe. Ambitious, wide-ranging, and historically rich, this book shapes a provocative inquiry into the nature of genius as it ponders the legacy of a talent unequalled in English letters. A bold and meticulous work of scholarship, The Genius of Shakespeare is also lively and accessibly written and will appeal to any reader who has marveled at the Bard and the enduring power of his work.

Shakespeare--who was He?

The Oxford Challenge to the Bard of Avon
Author: Richard F. Whalen
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275948504
Category: Drama
Page: 183
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William Shakespeare is the only literary figure whose very identity is a matter of long-standing and continuing dispute. Was he really the glover's son from Stratford-on-Avon? Or was he someone else writing under the pseudonym William Shakespeare? Interest is growing now that a consensus has formed for Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford, as the leading candidate. This book claims that Oxford, a recognised poet, playwright and patron of acting companies, has eclipsed Bacon, Marlowe and all the other candidates. The Oxfordian challenge is now being covered in scholarly books, in articles in magazines such as The New Yorker and Atlantic Monthly and on television, including an hour-long PBS Frontline programme. The issue has even been debated in a moot court before three justices of the Supreme Court - with an intriguing outcome.

Images of Shakespeare

Proceedings of the Third Congress of the International Shakespeare Association, 1986
Author: Werner Habicht,David John Palmer,Roger Pringle
Publisher: University of Delaware Press
ISBN: 9780874133295
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 357
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A wide range of approaches is presented in this collection, among them artists' images of Shakespeare. Victorian Hamlets, changing images of the protagonists in Romeo and Juliet, degrees of metaphor in King Lear, and Shakespeare's plays in performance.

Shakespeare Stories


Author: Leon Garfield,Michael Foreman,William Shakespeare
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395861400
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 288
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An acclaimed author has rewritten twelve of Shakespeare's plays in narrative form, retaining much of the original language, and thus the flavor of the bard's dramas.

Shakespeare, Contemporary Critical Approaches


Author: Harry Raphael Garvin,Michael Payne
Publisher: Bucknell University Press
ISBN: 9780838723760
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 187
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The study and criticism of Shakespeare has always been of major interest in the literary world but never more than in the last ten years. The essays in this volume explore Shakespeare's art that is complementary to the experience of his plays. The feelings of the essays create a sensitive atmosphere for creative study.

Shakespeare

For All Time
Author: Stanley W. Wells
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780195160932
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 442
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Looks at the life, career, works, and influence of William Shakespeare.

Shakespeare : A Life

A Life
Author: Park Honan
Publisher: Clarendon Press
ISBN: 9780199774753
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 480
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In the most complete, accurate, and up-to-date narrative of Shakespeare's life ever written, Park Honan uses a wealth of fresh information to dramatically alter our perceptions of the actor, poet, and playwright. The young poet's relationships, his early courtship of Anne Hathaway, their marriage, his attitudes to women such as Jennet Davenant, Marie Mountjoy, and his own daughters, are seen in a new light, illuminating Shakespeare's needs, habits, passions and concerns. Park Honan examines the world of the playing companies -- the power of patronage, theatrical conditions, and personal rivalries -- to reveal the relationship between the man and the writing, and using previously unpublished material explores the causes of Shakespeare's success; Stratford childhood, his parents' capabilities, and his preparations for a London career. Shakespeare: A Life casts new light on the complexity and fascination of Shakespeare's life and his extraordinary development as an artist.

Shakespeare


Author: Mari Lu Robbins
Publisher: Teacher Created Resources
ISBN: 1557346143
Category:
Page: 176
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