Routledge Library Editions Study Of Shakespeare Set

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Description : This 14-volume set contains titles originally published between 1926 and 1992. An eclectic mix, this collection examines Shakespeare's work from a number of different perspectives, looking at history, language, performance and more it includes references to many of his plays as well as his sonnets.


Routledge Library Editions Study Of Shakespeare

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Description : This 14-volume set contains titles originally published between 1926 and 1992. An eclectic mix, this collection examines Shakespeare’s work from a number of different perspectives, looking at history, language, performance and more it includes references to many of his plays as well as his sonnets.


The Sources Of Shakespeare S Plays

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Description : First published in 1977. This book ascertains what sources Shakespeare used for the plots of his plays and discusses the use he made of them; and secondly illustrates how his general reading is woven into the texture of his work. Few Elizabethan dramatists took such pains as Shakespeare in the collection of source-material. Frequently the sources were apparently incompatible, but Shakespeare's ability to combine a chronicle play, one or two prose chronicles, two poems and a pastoral romance without any sense of incongruity, was masterly. The plays are examined in approximately chronological order and Shakespeare's developing skill becomes evident.


Reflections From Shakespeare

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Description : Originally published in 1926, this title was edited from a series of lectures the author gave to raise money for her theatre group the Lena Ashwell Players. Through her work as a producer the author gained a deeper knowledge of a number of Shakespeare’s plays and in order to support her work gave a number of lectures on "Women in Shakespeare". This title was perhaps the first book by a woman of the profession, appealing to the public for a larger and deeper understanding of Shakespeare: the man, his life, and that group of tragedies in which he fathomed Hell, then scaled the Heavens.


What S In Shakespeare S Names

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Description : ‘What’s in a name? That which we call a rose/By any other name would smell as sweet.’ So says Juliet in the balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet but, originally published in 1978, Murray Levith shows just how wrong Juliet was. Shakespeare was extremely careful in his selection of names. Not only the obvious Hotspur or the descriptive Bottom or Snout, but most names in Shakespeare’s thirty-seven plays had a more than superficial significance. Beginning with what has been written previously, Levith illustrates how Shakespeare used names – not only those he invented in the later comedies, but those names bequeathed to him by history, myth, classical literature, or the Bible. Levith moves from the histories through the tragedies to the comedies, listing each significant name play by play, giving the allusions, references, and suggestions that show how each name enriches interpretations of action, character, and tone. Dr. Levith examines Shakespeare’s own name, and speculates upon the playwright’s identification with his characters and the often whimsical naming games he played or that were played upon him. A separate alphabetical index is provided to facilitate the location of individual names and, in addition, cross references to plays are given so that each name can be considered in the context of all the plays in which it appears.


A Specimen Of A Commentary On Shakspeare

Author by : Walter Whiter
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Description : If it is not generally known that the foundations of twentieth-century criticism of Shakespeare’s imagery were laid over one hundred and fifty years ago, the explanation lies in the limited availability of the single original edition of Walter Whiter’s Specimen of a Commentary on Shakspeare published in 1794. In an age in which the study of Shakespeare’s characters was of prime interest and importance, Whiter – a classical scholar who took holy orders and ended his life as a country parson – developed a form of textual criticism closely linked to a study of the workings of the human mind: and his book offers a psychological survey of the creative imagination, following the principles laid down in Locke’s Essay on Human Understanding and illustrated by examples from Shakespeare’s plays. In his realization that Shakespeare provides the finest examples of the poetic imagination Whiter is of his time: but in his particular study of the associative powers of such a mind engaged in the process of creation, he is far in advance of his time and has no immediate disciples in the later nineteenth century. In the twentieth century, however, there was an increasing acknowledgement of Whiter’s work and a more frequent appeal for the reissue of his book. Originally published in 1967, the present edition was started in response to that appeal more than ten years before Mr Alan Over’s tragic death in 1964 and incorporates the revisions and additions made by Whiter for his own projected second edition.


Shakespeare And The Confines Of Art

Author by : Philip Edwards
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Description : First published in 1968. By selective study of certain of the comedies, tragedies and sonnets, Philip Edwards views Shakespeare's work as a whole and explains why his art developed as it did. The work which the author sees Shakespeare striving to create is the perfect fusion of comedy and tragedy and he suggests that we are watching the progress of a mind as acutely conscious as anyone today of the disorder and lack of meaning in the world. Nevertheless, it remains faithful to the possibility that within the imaginable forms of drama there exists that play which will satisfy the basic human need for reassurance, order and control.


Onstage And Offstage Worlds In Shakespeare S Plays

Author by : Anthony Brennan
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Description : First published in 1989, this book focuses on the handling of the relationship between the onstage world and the offstage world, between the world that Shakespeare shows us and the one he tells us about. It examines Shakespeare from a director's viewpoint and explains why dramatists must explore the proportions and weighting of interactions.


Shakespeares Roman Worlds

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Description : First published in 1989, the distinguishing feature of this book is that it tries to convey a clear idea of the relationship between the characters and events in Shakespeare's plays and the narrative sources on which the 4 Roman plays are based, while also undertaking a critical analysis through the perspective of Shakespeare's Roman worlds.


Shakespeare S Other Language

Author by : Ruth Nevo
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Description : Shakespeare's last plays, the tragicomic Romances, are notoriously strange plays, riddled with fabulous events and incredible coincidences, magic and dream. First published in 1987, this book offers a reading of the plays which invokes the findings and methods of post-psychoanalytic semiotics.


Public And Private Man In Shakespeare

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Description : The potential duality of human character and its capacity for dissembling was a source of fascination to the Elizabethan dramatists. Where many of them used the Machiavellian picture to draw one fair-faced scheming villain after another, Shakespeare absorbed more deeply the problem of the tensions between the public and private face of man. Originally published in 1983, this book examines the ways in which this psychological insight is developed and modified as a source of dramatic power throughout Shakespeare's career. In the great sequence of history plays he examines the conflicting tensions of kingship and humanity, and the destructive potential of this dilemma is exploited to the full in the 'problem plays'. In the last plays power and virtue seem altogether divorced: Prospero can retire to an old age at peace only at the abdication of all his power. This theme is central to the art of many dramatists, but in the context of Renaissance political philosophy it takes on an added resonance for Shakespeare.


Comic Transformations In Shakespeare

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Description : First published in 1980. In this study of Shakespeare's ten early comedies, from The Comedy of Errors to Twelfth Night, the concept of a dynamic of comic form is developed; the Falstaff plays are seen as a watershed, and the emergence of new comic protagonists - the resourceful, anti-romantic romantic heroine and the Fool - as the summit of the achievement. The plays are explored from three complementary perspectives - theoretical, developmental and interpretative which lead to a further understanding of the powerful relation between the plays' formal complexity and their naturalistic verisimilitude.


Routledge Library Editions Shakespeare In Performance

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Description : Reissuing works originally published between 1933 and 1993, Routledge Library Editions: Shakespeare in Performance offers a selection of scholarship on the Bard's work on stage. Classic previously out-of-print works are brought back into print here in this small set of performance history and criticism.


The Story Of The Night

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Shakespeare S Comedy Of Love

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Description : First published in 1987. This study removes some of the critical puzzles that Shakespeare's comedies of love have posed in the past. The author shows that what distinguishes the comedies is not their similarity but their variety - the way in which each play is a new combination of essentially similar ingredients, so that, for example, the boy/girl changes in The Merchant of Venice are seen to have a quite different significance from those in As You Like It.


The Voyage To Illyria

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Description : This study argues that the plays of Shakespeare must be studied by comparison with each other and not as separate entities; that they must be related to one another, to the poems and to the Sonnets; that each individual play acquires a deeper


Returning To Shakespeare

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Description : Returning to Shakespeare addresses two broad areas of Shakespeare criticism: the unity of form and meaning, and the history of the plays’ reception. Originally published in 1989, the collection represents the best of Brian Vickers’ work from the previous fifteen years, in a revised and expanded form. The first part of the book focuses on the connection between a work’s structural or formal properties and our experience of it. A new study of the Sonnets shows how personal relationships are literally embodied in personal pronouns. An essay on Shakespeare’s hypocrites (Richard III, Iago, Macbeth) analyses the uncomfortable intimacy established between them and the audience by means of soliloquies and asides. Another traces the interplay between politics and the family in Coriolanus, two forms of pressure which combine to push the hero outside society. In the second part Professor Vickers examines some key episodes in the history of Shakespeare criticism. One essay reviews the persistence of drastically altered adaptations of Shakespeare on the London stage from the 1690s to the 1830s, due to the conservatism of both theatre managers and audience. Another reconstructs the debate over Hamlet’s character in the last quarter of the eighteenth century, in which the Romantic image of a hero lacking control of his faculties emerged for the first time. This is an important collection by an outstanding Shakespeare critic which will interest specialists and general readers alike.


Shakespeare And The Reason

Author by : Terence Hawkes
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Description : In the seven plays on which the book concentrates, Terence Hawkes finds Shakespeare investigating the operation of two opposed forms of reason, and constructing dramatic metaphors such as the opposition between appearance and reality, or that


Routledge Library Editions Shakespeare In Performance

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Description : Reissuing works originally published between 1933 and 1993, Routledge Library Editions: Shakespeare in Performance offers a selection of scholarship on the Bard's work on stage. Classic previously out-of-print works are brought back into print here in this small set of performance history and criticism.


The Story Of The Night

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Description : First published in 1961. Critiquing the critics, and examining the vocabulary of twentieth century criticism of the Shakespearean tragedies, John Holloway's book covers Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth, King Lear, Antony and Cleopatra, Coriolanus, Timon of Athens and the themes of Shakespearean Tragedy and the idea of human sacrifice and the concepts of myth and ritual in literature.


The Politics Of Tragicomedy

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Description : First published in 1992, this title provides nine readings of tragicomedy from Shakespeare's late plays to the Interregnum. This exciting collection is characterized by its rejection of absolutist strategies for reading tragicomedy, and it challenges traditional assumptions about the relationship between politics and genre in the period.


Shakespeare And Tragedy

Author by : John Bayley
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Description : In his book, originally published in 1981, John Bayley discusses the Roman plays, Troilus and Cressida and Timon of Athens as well as the four major tragedies. He shows how Shakespeare's most successful tragic effects hinge on an opposition between the discourses of character and form, role and context.


Routledge Library Editions Art And Culture In The Nineteenth Century

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Description : This set of 11 volumes, originally published between 1946 and 2001, amalgamates a wide breadth of research on Art and Culture in the Nineteenth Century, including studies on photography, theatre, opera, and music. This collection of books from some of the leading scholars in the field provides a comprehensive overview of the subject how it has evolved over time, and will be of particular interest to students of art and cultural history.


Human Conflict In Shakespeare

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Description : Conflict is at the heart of much of Shakespeare's drama. First published in 1987, Boorman makes this 'warfare of our nature' the central theme of his approach to Shakespeare. He points to the moral context within which he wrote, in part comprising earlier notions of human nature, in part the new tentative perceptions of his own age.


Shakespeare In Performance

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Description : These studies take stage history as a means of knowing the play. Half of the studies deal with casting - doubling, chorus and the crowd, the star of Hamlet and Measure for Measure. Then the transformations of dramatis personae are analyzed and The Tempest is viewed through the changing relationships of Prospero, Ariel and Caliban. Some of Shakespeare’s most original strategies for audience control are studied, such as Cordelia's asides in King Lear, Richard II’s subversive laughter and the scenic alternation of pleasure and duty in Henry IV. Performance is the realization of identity. The book draws on major productions up to 1992, just before the book was originally published.


Shakespeares Sugared Sonnets

Author by : Katharine M. Wilson
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Description : During research into the musical element in English poetry, Dr Wilson read the work of the Elizabethan sonneteers chronologically and had a suspicion that Shakespeare's sonnets were parodies. Later after more thorough investigation, first published in 1974, this is the result: her early impressions were justified beyond all expectation.


The Moral Universe Of Shakespeare S Problem Plays

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Description : What is it that makes Shakespeare's problem plays problematic? First published in 1987, the key to this new synthesis of the plays is the idea of fracture and dissolution in the universe. The author traces the dominant themes that both distinguish and unite them, and provides insights into the sources, background, texture and morality.


Shakespeare

Author by : M. C. Bradbrook
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Description : First published in 1978. In this study, Shakespeare's own life story and the development of English theatrical history are placed in the wider context of Elizabethan and Jacobean times, but the works themselves are the final objective of this 'applied biography'. The main contention of the book is that Shakespeare's life was the lure of the stage itself which inspired him to transform what everyday life provided into the worlds of Hamlet, King Lear and Prospero.


Shylock On The Stage

Author by : Toby Lelyveld
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Description : Originally published in 1961, this book is a study of the ways actors since the time of Shakespeare have portrayed the character of Shylock. A pioneering work in the study of performance history as well as in the portrayal of Jews in English literature. Specifically it studies Charles Macklin, Edmund Kean, Edwin Booth, Henry Irving and more recent performers.


Routledge Library Editions Lacan

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Description : A major influence on French intellectuals in the twentieth century, Jacques Lacan has been referred to as ‘the most controversial psychoanalyst since Freud’. Routledge Library Editions: Lacan offers a selection of titles, which examine the influence of Lacan’s theories in a number of disciplines and includes an annotated bibliography of his works. It brings together as a set, or individual volumes, a series of previously out-of-print titles, originally published between 1983 and 1991.