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.

Shakespeare

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

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.

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.

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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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.

The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Embodiment

Gender, Sexuality, and Race
Author: Valerie Traub
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199663408
Category: Drama
Page: 781
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The forty established and emerging scholars whose work is included in this volume bring an expansive understanding of feminism to questions of embodiment in Shakespeare and early modern studies. Using a diverse range of methods--historicism, psychoanalysis, queer theory, critical race studies, postcolonialism, posthumanism, eco-criticism, animal studies, disability studies, textual editing, performance and media studies--they present original readings of Shakespeare's plays and poems while situating his work both in the early modern period and the present day. Paying particular attention to the intersections of gender with race and sexuality, the volume collectively offers an exciting snapshot of the ways that 'feminism' and 'Shakespeare' continue to speak to and challenge each another.

Shakespeare and the Book


Author: David Scott Kastan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521786515
Category: Drama
Page: 167
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An account of Shakespeare's plays as they were transformed from scripts into books.

Who was William Shakespeare?


Author: Celeste Davidson Mannis
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780448439044
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 105
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Describes Shakespeare's life and work, from his relocation from Stratford to London as a young man to his pursuit of a career in the theater.

Shakespeare

The Basics
Author: Sean McEvoy
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415212898
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 282
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Provides information on how to read and understand Shakespeare, including how to interpret his language and prose, and how to analyze his literary comedies, dramas, and tragedies.

Shakespeare, Italy, and Intertextuality


Author: Michele Marrapodi
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719066665
Category: Drama
Page: 278
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Introduction; Part I: Theory And Practice; Part II: Culture And Tradition; Part III: Text And Ideology; Part IV: Stage And Spectacle; Afterword; Select bibliography; Index.

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--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 and the Eighteenth Century


Author: Peter Sabor,Paul Edward Yachnin
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754662952
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 189
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This fascinating volume brings together Renaissance and eighteenth-century scholars who examine how Shakespeare gradually penetrated, and came to dominate, the culture and intellectual life of people in the English-speaking world. Approaching Shakespeare from a wide range of perspectives, including philosophy, science, textual practice, and theatre studies, the contributors paint a vivid picture of the relationship between eighteenth-century Shakespeare and ideas about shared nationhood, knowledge, morality, history, and the self.

Shakespeare


Author: Allardyce Nicoll
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415353014
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 192
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First published in 1952. An invaluable introduction to Shakespeare, this book places Shakespeare's work and criticism against the background of Elizabethan life in its historical, social, political, religious, linguistic and literary aspects. Contents include: The Problem of Interpretation; Shakespeare at Work; Man and Society; Man and the Universe; The Inner Life.

Shakespeare, the Movie

Popularizing the Plays on Film, TV, and Video
Author: Lynda E. Boose,Richard Burt
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415165853
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 277
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Shakespeare, The Movie brings together an impressive line-up of contributors to consider how Shakespeare has been adapted on film, TV, and video, and explores the impact of this popularization on the canonical status of Shakespeare. Taking a fresh look at the Bard an his place in the movies, Shakespeare, The Movie includes a selection of what is presently available in filmic format to the Shakespeare student or scholar, ranging across BBC television productions, filmed theatre productions, and full screen adaptations by Kenneth Branagh and Franco Zeffirelli. Films discussed include: * Amy Heckerling's Clueless * Gus van Sant's My Own Private Idaho * Branagh's Henry V * Baz Luhrman's William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet * John McTiernan's Last Action Hero * Peter Greenaway's Prospero's Books * Zeffirelli's Hamlet.