The Routledge Research Companion to Shakespeare and Classical Literature

The Routledge Research Companion to Shakespeare and Classical Literature
Author: Sean Keilen,Nick Moschovakis
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2017-03-31
ISBN: 1317041674
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Research Companion to Shakespeare and Classical Literature Book Excerpt:

In this wide-ranging and ambitiously conceived Research Companion, contributors explore Shakespeare’s relationship to the classic in two broad senses. The essays analyze Shakespeare’s specific debts to classical works and weigh his classicism’s likeness and unlikeness to that of others in his time; they also evaluate the effects of that classical influence to assess the extent to which it is connected with whatever qualities still make Shakespeare, himself, a classic (arguably the classic) of modern world literature and drama. The first sense of the classic which the volume addresses is the classical culture of Latin and Greek reading, translation, and imitation. Education in the canon of pagan classics bound Shakespeare together with other writers in what was the dominant tradition of English and European poetry and drama, up through the nineteenth and even well into the twentieth century. Second—and no less central—is the idea of classics as such, that of books whose perceived value, exceeding that of most in their era, justifies their protection against historical and cultural change. The volume’s organizing insight is that as Shakespeare was made a classic in this second, antiquarian sense, his work’s reception has more and more come to resemble that of classics in the first sense—of ancient texts subject to labored critical study by masses of professional interpreters who are needed to mediate their meaning, simply because of the texts’ growing remoteness from ordinary life, language, and consciousness. The volume presents overviews and argumentative essays about the presence of Latin and Greek literature in Shakespeare’s writing. They coexist in the volume with thought pieces on the uses of the classical as a historical and pedagogical category, and with practical essays on the place of ancient classics in today’s Shakespearean classrooms.

The Routledge Research Companion to Shakespeare and Classical Literature

The Routledge Research Companion to Shakespeare and Classical Literature
Author: Sean Keilen,Nick Moschovakis
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2017-03-31
ISBN: 1317041682
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Research Companion to Shakespeare and Classical Literature Book Excerpt:

In this wide-ranging and ambitiously conceived Research Companion, contributors explore Shakespeare’s relationship to the classic in two broad senses. The essays analyze Shakespeare’s specific debts to classical works and weigh his classicism’s likeness and unlikeness to that of others in his time; they also evaluate the effects of that classical influence to assess the extent to which it is connected with whatever qualities still make Shakespeare, himself, a classic (arguably the classic) of modern world literature and drama. The first sense of the classic which the volume addresses is the classical culture of Latin and Greek reading, translation, and imitation. Education in the canon of pagan classics bound Shakespeare together with other writers in what was the dominant tradition of English and European poetry and drama, up through the nineteenth and even well into the twentieth century. Second—and no less central—is the idea of classics as such, that of books whose perceived value, exceeding that of most in their era, justifies their protection against historical and cultural change. The volume’s organizing insight is that as Shakespeare was made a classic in this second, antiquarian sense, his work’s reception has more and more come to resemble that of classics in the first sense—of ancient texts subject to labored critical study by masses of professional interpreters who are needed to mediate their meaning, simply because of the texts’ growing remoteness from ordinary life, language, and consciousness. The volume presents overviews and argumentative essays about the presence of Latin and Greek literature in Shakespeare’s writing. They coexist in the volume with thought pieces on the uses of the classical as a historical and pedagogical category, and with practical essays on the place of ancient classics in today’s Shakespearean classrooms.

Performing Gods in Classical Antiquity and the Age of Shakespeare

Performing Gods in Classical Antiquity and the Age of Shakespeare
Author: Dustin W. Dixon,John S. Garrison
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2021-05-20
ISBN: 1350098159
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Performing Gods in Classical Antiquity and the Age of Shakespeare Book Excerpt:

The gods have much to tell us about performance. When human actors portray deities onstage, such divine epiphanies reveal not only the complexities of mortals playing gods but also the nature of theatrical spectacle itself. The very impossibility of rendering the gods in all their divine splendor in a truly convincing way lies at the intersection of divine power and the power of the theater. This book pursues these dynamics on the stages of ancient Athens and Rome as well on those of Renaissance England to shed new light on theatrical performance. The authors reveal how gods appear onstage both to astound and to dramatize the very machinations by which theatrical performance operates. Offering an array of case studies featuring both canonical and lesser-studied texts, this volume discusses work of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, and Plautus as well as Beaumont, Heywood, Jonson, Marlowe, and Shakespeare. This book uniquely brings together the joint perspectives of two experts on classical and Renaissance drama. This volume will appeal to students and enthusiasts of literature, classics, theater, and performance studies.

Architectural Rhetoric in Shakespeare and Spenser

Architectural Rhetoric in Shakespeare and Spenser
Author: Jennifer C. Vaught
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2019-09-23
ISBN: 150151315X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Architectural Rhetoric in Shakespeare and Spenser Book Excerpt:

Jennifer C. Vaught illustrates how architectural rhetoric in Shakespeare and Spenser provides a bridge between the human body and mind and the nonhuman world of stone and timber. The recurring figure of the body as a besieged castle in Shakespeare’s drama and Spenser’s allegory reveals that their works are mutually based on medieval architectural allegories exemplified by the morality play The Castle of Perseverance. Intertextual and analogous connections between the generically hybrid works of Shakespeare and Spenser demonstrate how they conceived of individuals not in isolation from the physical environment but in profound relation to it. This book approaches the interlacing of identity and place in terms of ecocriticism, posthumanism, cognitive theory, and Cicero’s art of memory. Architectural Rhetoric in Shakespeare and Spenser examines figures of the permeable body as a fortified, yet vulnerable structure in Shakespeare’s comedies, histories, tragedies, romances, and Sonnets and in Spenser’s Faerie Queene and Complaints.

Shakespeare s Ovid and the Spectre of the Medieval

Shakespeare s Ovid and the Spectre of the Medieval
Author: Lindsay Ann Reid
Publsiher: Boydell & Brewer
Total Pages: 267
Release: 2018
ISBN: 1843845180
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shakespeare s Ovid and the Spectre of the Medieval Book Excerpt:

A study of how the use of Ovid in Middle English texts affected Shakespeare's treatment of the poet.

The Hamburg Dramaturgy by G E Lessing

The Hamburg Dramaturgy by G E  Lessing
Author: Natalya Baldyga
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2018-10-26
ISBN: 1135099286
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hamburg Dramaturgy by G E Lessing Book Excerpt:

While eighteenth-century playwright and critic Gotthold Ephraim Lessing made numerous contributions in his lifetime to the theater, the text that best documents his dynamic and shifting views on dramatic theory is also that which continues to resonate with later generations – the Hamburg Dramaturgy (Hamburgische Dramaturgie, 1767–69). This collection of 104 short essays represents one of the eighteenth century’s most important critical engagements with the theater and its potential to promote humanistic discourse. Lessing’s essays are an immensely erudite, deeply engaged, witty, ironic, and occasionally scathing investigation of European theatrical culture, bolstered by deep analysis of Aristotelian dramatic theory and utopian visions of theater as a vehicle for human connection. This is the first complete English translation of Lessing's text, with extensive annotations that place the work in its historical context. For the first time, English-language readers can trace primary source references and link Lessing’s observations on drama, theory, and performance not only to the plays he discusses, but also to dramatic criticism and acting theory. This volume also includes three introductory essays that situate Lessing’s work both within his historical time period and in terms of his influence on Enlightenment and post-Enlightenment theater and criticism. The newly translated Hamburg Dramaturgy will speak to dramaturgs, directors, and humanities scholars who see theater not only for entertainment, but also for philosophical and political debate.

Shakespeare and Science

Shakespeare and Science
Author: Katherine Walker
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-12-02
ISBN: 1350044636
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shakespeare and Science Book Excerpt:

With the recent turn to science studies and interdisciplinary research in Shakespearean scholarship, Shakespeare and Science: A Dictionary, provides a pedagogical resource for students and scholars. In charting Shakespeare's engagement with natural philosophical discourse, this edition shapes the future of Shakespearean scholarship and pedagogy significantly, appealing to students entering the field and current scholars in interdisciplinary research on the topic alongside the non-professional reader seeking to understand Shakespeare's language and early modern scientific practices. Shakespeare's works respond to early modern culture's rapidly burgeoning interest in how new astronomical theories, understandings of motion and change, and the cataloging of objects, vegetation, and animals in the natural world could provide new knowledge. To cite a famous example, Hamlet's letter to Ophelia plays with the differences between the Ptolemaic and Copernican notions of the earth's movement: “Doubt that the sun doth move” may either be, in the Ptolemaic view, an earnest plea or, in the Copernican system, a purposeful equivocation. The Dictionary contextualizes such moments and scientific terms that Shakespeare employs, creatively and critically, throughout his poetry and drama. The focus is on Shakespeare's multiform uses of language, rendering accessible to students of Shakespeare such terms as “firmament,” “planetary influence,” and “retrograde.”

Debates in English Teaching

Debates in English Teaching
Author: Caroline Daly,Jon Davison
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020-04-30
ISBN: 0429015623
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Debates in English Teaching Book Excerpt:

Debates in English Teaching explores the major issues all English teachers encounter daily in their professional lives. Written by leading experts in the field, the chapters bring together theoretical knowledge and contemporary perspectives to offer fresh insight into the most salient debates in the field of English teaching. The book supports critical reflection and will help both novice and experienced teachers to reach informed judgements and argue their point of view with deeper theoretical knowledge and understanding. This second edition has been fully updated throughout and features four new chapters. Key debates covered include: Literacy and social class English and difference Digital literacy English and mental well-being Reading for pleasure the literary canon the importance of the media and new technologies With its combination of expert opinion and fresh insight, Debates in English Teaching is an ideal companion for all student and practising teachers engaged in initial training, continuing professional development and master’s level study.

A Literary History of Latin English Poetry

A Literary History of Latin   English Poetry
Author: Victoria Moul
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2022-06-30
ISBN: 1107192714
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Literary History of Latin English Poetry Book Excerpt:

The first account of the bilingualism of English poetic culture from the mid-sixteenth to the early eighteenth century.

Shakespeare the Renaissance and Empire

Shakespeare  the Renaissance and Empire
Author: Jonathan Locke Hart
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2021-12-09
ISBN: 1000352560
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shakespeare the Renaissance and Empire Book Excerpt:

Shakespeare, the Renaissance and Empire presents Shakespeare as both a local and global writer, investigating Shakespeare’s trans-cultural writing through the interrelations and interactions of binaries including theory and practice, past and present, aesthetics and ethics, freedom and tyranny, republic and empire, empires and colonies, poetry and history, rhetoric and poetics, England and America, and England and Asia. The book breaks away from traditional western-centric analysis to present a universal Shakespeare, exposing readers to the relevance and significance of Shakespeare within their local contexts and cultures. This text aims to present a global Shakespeare, utilizing a dual perspective or dialectical presentation, mainly centred on questions of (1) how Shakespeare can be viewed as both an English writer and a world writer; (2) how language operates across genres and kinds of discourse; and (3) how Shakespeare helps to articulate a poetics of both texts (literature) and contexts (cultures). The book’s originality lies in its articulation of the importance and value of Shakespeare in the emerging landscape of global culture.

Shakespeare Survey 70 Volume 70

Shakespeare Survey 70  Volume 70
Author: Peter Holland
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-12-07
ISBN: 1108278787
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shakespeare Survey 70 Volume 70 Book Excerpt:

The seventieth volume in the annual series of volumes devoted to Shakespeare study and production. The articles are drawn from the World Shakespeare Congress, held 400 years after Shakespeare's death, in July/August 2016 in Stratford-upon-Avon and London. The theme is 'Creating Shakespeare'.

Shakespeare s Common Language

Shakespeare   s Common Language
Author: Alysia Kolentsis
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2020-01-23
ISBN: 1350007005
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shakespeare s Common Language Book Excerpt:

What can developments in contemporary linguistics and language theory reveal about Shakespeare's language in the plays? Shakespeare's Common Language demonstrates how methods borrowed from language criticism can illuminate the surprising expressive force of Shakespeare's common words. With chapters focused on different approaches based in language theory, the book analyses language change in Coriolanus; discourse analysis in Troilus and Cressida; pragmatics in Richard II; and various aspects of grammar in As You Like It. In mapping the tools of linguistics and language theory onto the study of literature, and employing finely-grained close readings of dialogue, Shakespeare's Common Language frames a methodology that offers a fresh approach to reading dramatic language.

Balaam s Ass Vernacular Theology Before the English Reformation

Balaam s Ass  Vernacular Theology Before the English Reformation
Author: Nicholas Watson
Publsiher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2022-05-27
ISBN: 0812298349
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Balaam s Ass Vernacular Theology Before the English Reformation Book Excerpt:

Balaam's Ass attempts the first comprehensive overview of religious writing in early England's vernacular languages--Old English, Insular French, and Middle English--between the ninth and sixteenth centuries. In this first of three volumes, Watson focuses on the first generation of these writings, in Old English and early Middle English.

How to Think Like Shakespeare

How to Think Like Shakespeare
Author: Scott Newstok
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2020-04-21
ISBN: 0691177082
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Think Like Shakespeare Book Excerpt:

"This book offers a short, spirited defense of rhetoric and the liberal arts as catalysts for precision, invention, and empathy in today's world. The author, a professor of Shakespeare studies at a liberal arts college and a parent of school-age children, argues that high-stakes testing and a culture of assessment have altered how and what students are taught, as courses across the arts, humanities, and sciences increasingly are set aside to make room for joyless, mechanical reading and math instruction. Students have been robbed of a complete education, their imaginations stunted by this myopic focus on bare literacy and numeracy. Education is about thinking, Newstok argues, rather than the mastery of a set of rigidly defined skills, and the seemingly rigid pedagogy of the English Renaissance produced some of the most compelling and influential examples of liberated thinking. Each of the fourteen chapters explores an essential element of Shakespeare's world and work, aligns it with the ideas of other thinkers and writers in modern times, and suggests opportunities for further reading. Chapters on craft, technology, attention, freedom, and related topics combine past and present ideas about education to build a case for the value of the past, the pleasure of thinking, and the limitations of modern educational practices and prejudices"--

Reviving Cicero in Drama

Reviving Cicero in Drama
Author: Gesine Manuwald
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-10-30
ISBN: 178673558X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reviving Cicero in Drama Book Excerpt:

The influence of Cicero is everywhere to be found. His rhetorical and philosophical writings have made an inescapable impact on the history of western culture, impressing figures such as Augustine, Jerome, Petrarch, Erasmus, Martin Luther, John Locke, David Hume, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. Despite his wide appeal, until now no study has yet offered a comprehensive overview of 'Cicero' as a character in stage plays in the early modern and modern periods. The first book of its kind to discuss Cicero's reception on stage, it includes works by Ben Jonson (1611, Catiline His Conspiracy), Voltaire (1752, Rome sauvée, ou Catilina), Richard Cumberland (1761, The Banishment of Cicero), Henry Bliss (1847, Cicero, A drama) and, most recently, Mike Poulton (Imperium, adapted from the novels of Robert Harris in 2017). Through a chapter-by-chapter account of each play in turn, every oeuvre is placed in its historical and cultural context; the plots are discussed in relation to the ancient sources. These analyses demonstrate how the presentation and assessment of the figure of Cicero develop over time and how this character is exploited for varying political statements. The wealth of material in this book is vital reading for scholars of Classics, drama and literary studies as well as historians of ideas and of the early modern age.

The Routledge Research Companion to Anglo Italian Renaissance Literature and Culture

The Routledge Research Companion to Anglo Italian Renaissance Literature and Culture
Author: Michele Marrapodi
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2019-03-05
ISBN: 1317044169
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Research Companion to Anglo Italian Renaissance Literature and Culture Book Excerpt:

The aim of this Companion volume is to provide scholars and advanced graduate students with a comprehensive and authoritative state-of-the-art review of current research work on Anglo-Italian Renaissance studies. Written by a team of international scholars and experts in the field, the chapters are grouped into two large areas of influence and intertextuality, corresponding to the dual way in which early modern England looked upon the Italian world from the English perspective – Part 1: "Italian literature and culture" and Part 2: "Appropriations and ideologies". In the first part, prominent Italian authors, artists, and thinkers are examined as a direct source of inspiration, imitation, and divergence. The variegated English response to the cultural, ideological, and political implications of pervasive Italian intertextuality, in interrelated aspects of artistic and generic production, is dealt with in the second part. Constructed on the basis of a largely interdisciplinary approach, the volume offers an in-depth and wide-ranging treatment of the multifaceted ways in which Italy’s material world and its iconologies are represented, appropriated, and exploited in the literary and cultural domain of early modern England. For this reason, contributors were asked to write essays that not only reflect current thinking but also point to directions for future research and scholarship, while a purposefully conceived bibliography of primary and secondary sources and a detailed index round off the volume.

The Routledge Research Companion to Nineteenth Century British Literature and Science

The Routledge Research Companion to Nineteenth Century British Literature and Science
Author: John Holmes,Sharon Ruston
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 466
Release: 2017-05-18
ISBN: 1317042336
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Research Companion to Nineteenth Century British Literature and Science Book Excerpt:

Tracing the continuities and trends in the complex relationship between literature and science in the long nineteenth century, this companion provides scholars with a comprehensive, authoritative and up-to-date foundation for research in this field. In intellectual, material and social terms, the transformation undergone by Western culture over the period was unprecedented. Many of these changes were grounded in the growth of science. Yet science was not a cultural monolith then any more than it is now, and its development was shaped by competing world views. To cover the full range of literary engagements with science in the nineteenth century, this companion consists of twenty-seven chapters by experts in the field, which explore crucial social and intellectual contexts for the interactions between literature and science, how science affected different genres of writing, and the importance of individual scientific disciplines and concepts within literary culture. Each chapter has its own extensive bibliography. The volume as a whole is rounded out with a synoptic introduction by the editors and an afterword by the eminent historian of nineteenth-century science Bernard Lightman.

Oedipus at Colonus and King Lear Classical and Early Modern Intersections

Oedipus at Colonus and King Lear  Classical and Early Modern Intersections
Author: Silvia Bigliazzi
Publsiher: Skenè. Texts and Studies
Total Pages: 454
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oedipus at Colonus and King Lear Classical and Early Modern Intersections Book Excerpt:

The story of King Lear seems to fill in the blank space separating the end of Oedipus Tyrannus and the beginning of Oedipus at Colonus. In both Oedipus at Colonus and the latter part of King Lear we are presented with an old man who was once a King and, following his expulsion from his kingdom on account of a crime or of an error, is turned into a ‘no-thing’. This happens in the time of the division of the kingdom, which is also the time of the genesis of intraspecific conflict and, consequently, of the end of the dynasty. This collection of essays offers a range of perspectives on the many common concerns of these two plays, from the relation between fathers and sons/daughters to madness and wisdom, from sinning and suffering to ‘being’ and ‘non-being’ in human and divine time. It also offers an overarching critical frame that interrogates questions of ‘source’ and ‘reception’, probing into the possible exchangeability of perspectives in a game of mirrors that challenges ideas of origin.

The Routledge Research Companion to John Gower

The Routledge Research Companion to John Gower
Author: Ana Saez-Hidalgo,Brian Gastle,R.F. Yeager
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 402
Release: 2017-03-31
ISBN: 1317043022
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Research Companion to John Gower Book Excerpt:

The Routledge Research Companion to John Gower reviews the most current scholarship on the late medieval poet and opens doors purposefully to research areas of the future. It is divided into three parts. The first part, "Working theories: medieval and modern," is devoted to the main theoretical aspects that frame Gower’s work, ranging from his use of medieval law, rhetoric, theology, and religious attitudes, to approaches incorporating gender and queer studies. The second part, "Things and places: material cultures," examines the cultural locations of the author, not only from geographical and political perspectives, or in scientific and economic context, but also in the transmission of his poetry through the materiality of the text and its reception. "Polyvocality: text and language," the third part, focuses on Gower’s trilingualism, his approach to history, and narratological and intertextual aspects of his works. The Routledge Research Companion to John Gower is an essential resource for scholars and students of Gower and of Middle English literature, history, and culture generally.

The Routledge Research Companion to Early Drama and Performance

The Routledge Research Companion to Early Drama and Performance
Author: Pamela King
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-12-01
ISBN: 1317043650
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Research Companion to Early Drama and Performance Book Excerpt:

The study of early drama has undergone a quiet revolution in the last four decades, radically altering critical approaches to form, genre, and canon. Drawing on disciplines from art history to musicology and reception studies, The Routledge Research Companion to Early Drama and Performance reconsiders early "drama" as a mixed mode entertainment best studied not only alongside non-dramatic texts, but also other modes of performance. From performance before the playhouse to the afterlife of medieval drama in the contemporary avant-garde, this stunning collection of essays is divided into four sections: Northern European Playing before the Playhouse; Modes of Production and Reception; Reviewing the Anglophone Tradition; The Long Middle Ages Offering a much needed reassessment of what is generally understood as "English medieval drama", The Routledge Research Companion to Early Drama and Performance provides an invaluable resource for both students and scholars of medieval studies.