Shakespeare's Imagery and What it Tells Us


Author: Caroline F. E. Spurgeon

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521092586

Category: Drama

Page: 408

View: 9154

An analysis of the ways in which Shakespeare's imagery functions to reveal literary and personal motives

The Development of Shakespeare's Imagery


Author: Wolfgang Clemen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135032866

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

View: 6887

First published in 1951. The edition reprints the second, updated, edition, of 1977. When first published this book quickly established itself as the standard survey of Shakespeare's imagery considered as an integral part of the development of Shakespeare's dramatic art. By illustrating, through the use of examples the progressive stages of Shakespeare's use of imagery, and in relating it to the structure, style and subject matter of the plays, the book throws new light on the dramatist's creative genius. The second edition includes a new preface and an up-to-date bibliography.

Some Recent Research in Shakespeare's Imagery


Author: Una Mary Ellis-Fermor

Publisher: Ardent Media

ISBN: 9780838303436

Category: English language

Page: 39

View: 6276

The systematic study of imagery by esthetic critics is of recent growth. This is a review of some of the more significant contributions.

Shakespeare's Derived Imagery


Author: John Erskine Hankins

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1532616554

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 300

View: 8456

Shakespeare's Musical Imagery


Author: Christopher R. Wilson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1847064957

Category: Drama

Page: 259

View: 5187

A study of the meaning of Shakespeare's musical imagery in his plays and poems.

Shakespeare Survey


Author: Allardyce Nicoll

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521523899

Category: Drama

Page: 184

View: 9216

The first fifty volumes of this yearbook of Shakespeare studies are being reissued in paperback.

Prophecy and Sibylline Imagery in the Renaissance

Shakespeare’s Sibyls


Author: Jessica L. Malay

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136961062

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

View: 1224

This book restores the rich tradition of the Sibyls to the position of prominence they once held in the culture and society of the English Renaissance. The sibyls — figures from classical antiquity — played important roles in literature, scholarship and art of the period, exerting a powerful authority due to their centuries-old connection to prophetic declamations of the coming of Christ and the Apocalypse. The identity of the sibyls, however, was not limited to this particular aspect of their fame, but contained a fluid multi-layering of meanings given their prominence in ancient Greek and Roman cultures, as well as the widespread dissemination of prophecies attributed the sibyls that circulated through the oral tradition. Sibylline prophecy of the Middle Ages served as another conduit through which sibylline authority, fame, and familiarity was transmitted and enhanced. Writers as disparate as John Foxe, John Dee, Thomas Churchyard, John Fletcher, Thomas Heywood, Jane Seager, John Lyly, An Collins, William Shakespeare, and many draw upon this shared sibylline tradition to produce particular and specific meanings in their writing. This book explores the many identities, the many faces, of the prophetic sibyls as they appear in the works of English Renaissance writers.

Shakespeare's Sexual Language

A Glossary


Author: Gordon Williams

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826491340

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

View: 7069

Focuses on Shakespeare's sexual language, some of which is notoriously difficult to unravel and whose roots go back into earlier literature. This is a comprehensive but concise reference guide to sexual language and imagery in Shakespeare.

A.C. Bradley on Shakespeare's Tragedies

A Concise Edition and Reassessment


Author: John Russell Brown

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137021292

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

View: 4350

This guide helps students navigate A.C. Bradley's classic text, while providing an important commentary on the value of Bradley's approach and how it can be adapted to present-day interests. John Russell Brown highlights the advantages of understanding Bradley's methods and provides major insights for any student of Shakespeare.

Shakespeare's storms


Author: Gwilym Jones

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1526111845

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

View: 1676

This is the first comprehensive study of Shakespeare's storms. Whether the apocalyptic storm of King Lear or the fleeting thunder imagery of Hamlet, the shipwrecks of the comedies or the thunderbolt of Pericles, there is an instance of storm in every one of Shakespeare's plays. This book explains the special effects used to represent storms in the early modern playhouses, and details how those effects filter into Shakespeare's dramatic language. With chapters on Julius Caesar, King Lear, Macbeth, Pericles and The Tempest, Jones traces the development of the storm over the second half of the playwright's career, when Shakespeare took the storm to new extremes. We see Shakespeare's management of sound and light, and of actor and audience. Shakespeare uses storms to delight and surprise, but also to investigate the nature of representation in the theatre. Interspersed with the readings of plays are chapters on thunder, lightning, wind and rain, in which Jones reveals Shakespeare's meteorological understanding of storms and offers nuanced readings of his imagery. Throughout, Shakespeare's Storms brings theatre history to bear on modern theories of literature and the environment. This is a work that brings these two disciplines together in new and important ways. Suitable for advanced undergraduates and experts alike, Shakespeare's Storms is essential reading for anyone interested in Shakespeare, ecocriticism or early modern drama.

Shakespeare's God

The Role of Religion in the Tragedies


Author: Ivor Morris

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415353243

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 496

View: 7129

First published in 1972. Shakespeare's God investigates whether a religious interpretation of Shakespeare's tragedies is possible. The study places Christianity's commentary on the human condition side by side with what tragedy reveals about it. This pattern is identified using the writings of Christian thinkers from Augustine to the present day. The pattern in the chief phenomena of literary tragedy is also traced

Shakespeare's Ideas

More Things in Heaven and Earth


Author: David Bevington

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444357638

Category: History

Page: 248

View: 1553

An in-depth exploration, through his plays and poems, of the philosophy of Shakespeare as a great poet, a great dramatist and a "great mind". Written by a leading Shakespearean scholar Discusses an array of topics, including sex and gender, politics and political theory, writing and acting, religious controversy and issues of faith, skepticism and misanthropy, and closure Explores Shakespeare as a great poet, a great dramatist and a "great mind"

William Shakespeare’s Othello


Author: N.A

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 9788126901166


Page: 232

View: 7795

William Shakespeare Is Considered The Best Poet And Dramatist Of All Ages. His Tragic Drama Othello Has Been Popular Since Its First Perfor¬Mance At The Beginning Of The Seventeenth Century, With Both The Audience And The Readers. The Play Is Still Performed And Several Film Versions Have Also Appeared. The Play Generated Much Controversy And At The Same Time Created Some Genuine Interest In It. It Is, However, In The Theatre That We Can Fully Appreciate The Genius Of Shakespeare As A Dramatist. But In Order To Have A Proper Assessment Of A Play By Shakespeare, We Must Also Be Ready To Study It As Literature, Welcoming The Observations Of The Critics And Scholars, As They Help Us Come Closer To The Proper Meaning Of The Play.An Attempt Has Been Made In This Critical Study To Provide The Readers Of Othello With That Clear Insight Which May Help Them Comprehend The Play Properly, Enhancing Their Enjoyment Of The Play. Besides Discussing The Various Problems Connected With The Play, This Study Provides A Detailed Critical Analysis Of The Play, Scene By Scene, And Various Critical Approaches To The Play From The Seventeenth Century Upto The Modern Times. The Debates About The Real Identity Of The Dramatist, Continuing From The Beginning Right Up To The Present Time, Have Been Discussed And The Curious May Find In Them Enough Food For Thought. A Select Bibliography Has Also Been Provided For The Discerning Readers Who Want To Know More About The Play. A Number Of Questions Have Been Given At The End To Stimulate The Readers Interest In The Drama. As An Aid To The Smooth Reading Of The Play, A Glossary Of Difficult And Obscure Words And Terms Has Been Appended To The Book.It Is Hoped That The Present Book Will Prove Highly Useful To Both Students And Researchers Of English Literature. Even Those Engaged In Teaching Shakespearian Plays Will Find It Informative And Valuable.

Spectacle & Image in Renaissance Europe

Selected Papers of the XXXIInd Conference at the Centre D'Etudes Supérieures de la Renaissance de Tours, 29 June-8 July 1989 : [XXXIIe Colloque International D'Etudes Humanistes]


Author: André Lascombes

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004097742

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 367

View: 2844

This collection of nineteen essays focuses on the ways in which, in England, France and Spain, the Renaissance made propagandistic, or aesthetic, use of the image in various spectacles. Under surface differences between genres, what emerges is a surprising similarity in tactics and response, which invites further questioning about image elaboration and its reception.

Shakespeares imagery


Author: Maria Rauschenberger

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789060322031

Category: English language

Page: 731

View: 8251

Character and Symbol in Shakespeare's Plays

A Study of Certain Christian and Pre-Christian Elements in Their Structure and Imagery


Author: Honor Matthews

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108002356

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

View: 6477

First published in 1962, Matthews' study examines the symbolic elements which persistently recur in Shakespeare's plays. The book focuses on the traditional material from medieval and sixteenth-century drama which seems to have been present in Shakespeare's mind as he worked, and which, Matthews argues, inspired significant themes which resonate throughout the plays. Divided into three parts, the book addresses in turn the concept of sin, the opposition of justice and mercy and the hope of redemption. Matthews investigates these motifs and their currency in Elizabethan England, and traces their presence in Shakespeare's created worlds with detailed reference to a wide range of the plays. Awareness of them provides fruitful avenues for the interpretation of the plays, and sheds light on Shakespeare's motives and methods.