Shakespeare and His Times

Including the Biography of the Poet; Criticisms on His Genius and Writings; A New Chronology of His Plays; A Disquisition on the Object of His Sonnets; And a History of the Manners, Customs, and Amusement, Superstitions, Poetry,


Author: Nathan Drake

Publisher: Arkose Press

ISBN: 9781344747295


Page: 700

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The Life of William Shakespeare

A Critical Biography


Author: Lois Potter

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118231775

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 504

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The Life of William Shakespeare is a fascinating and wide-ranging exploration of Shakespeare's life and works focusing on oftern neglected literary and historical contexts: what Shakespeare read, who he worked with as an author and an actor, and how these various collaborations may have affected his writing. Written by an eminent Shakespearean scholar and experienced theatre reviewer Pays particular attention to Shakespeare's theatrical contemporaries and the ways in which they influenced his writing Offers an intriguing account of the life and work of the great poet-dramatist structured around the idea of memory Explores often neglected literary and historical contexts that illuminate Shakespeare's life and works

The Shakespeare Controversy

An Analysis of the Authorship Theories, 2d ed.


Author: Warren Hope,Kim Holston

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786439173

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 260

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"The history of the Shakespeare controversy is presented in this revised edition of the 1992 work, with new information and additional chapters. Part I documents and assesses the important theories on the authorship question. Part II is an annotated bibliography, arranged chronologically, of the works that deal with the controversy from its vague beginnings to the present"--Provided by publisher.

Essential Shakespeare

The Arden Guide to Text and Interpretation


Author: Pamela Bickley,Jenny Stevens

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472535847

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 360

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An introductory critical study for first year undergraduates which bridges the gap between A Level and university study. The book offers an accessible overview of key critical perspectives, early modern contexts, and methods of close reading, as well as screen and stage performances spanning several decades. Organised around the discussion of fourteen major plays, it introduces readers to the diverse theoretical approaches typical of today's English studies. This is a go-to resource that can be consulted thematically or by individual play or genre. Critical approaches can overwhelm students who are daunted by the quantity and complexity of current scholarship; Bickley and Stevens are experienced teachers at both A and university level and are thus uniquely qualified to show how a mix of critical ideas can be used to inform ways of thinking about a play.

Edinburgh Companion to Shakespeare and the Arts


Author: Mark Thornton Burnett

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748649344

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 588

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This authoritative and innovative volume explores the place of Shakespeare in relation to a wide range of artistic practices and activities, past and present.

Shakespeare Puzzles


Author: Cedric Watts


ISBN: 1291664106

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

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Professor Cedric Watts discusses 25 puzzles presented by the works of Shakespeare. For instance: The Sonnets - autobiographical or fictional? What is the plot of the long-lost Love's Labour's Won? What are the 'glass eyes' in King Lear? Prospero's epilogue: it is really Shakespeare's farewell? Repeatedly, these challenging discussions reveal and resolve problematic features of the works, and demonstrate the linkage of minor and major concerns. Cedric Watts, Emeritus Professor of English at Sussex University, was co-author (with John Sutherland) of the acclaimed book, Henry V: War Criminal? and Other Shakespeare Puzzles. This new selection of puzzles was first published in Around the Globe, the magazine of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London.

Shakespeare and the Law


Author: Paul Raffield,Gary Watt

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847314538

Category: Law

Page: 312

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In July 2007, the School of Law at the University of Warwick hosted an international conference on 'Shakespeare and the Law'. This was a truly interdisciplinary event, which included contributions from eminent speakers in the fields of English, history, theatre and law. The intention was to provide a congenial forum for the exploration, dissemination and discussion of Shakespeare's evident fascination with and knowledge of law, and its manifestation in his works. The papers included in this volume reflect the diverse academic interests of participants at the conference. The eclectic themes of the edited collection range from analyses of the juristic content of specific plays, as in 'Consideration, Contract and the End of The Comedy of Errors', 'Judging Isabella: Justice, Care and Relationships in Measure for Measure', 'Law and its Subversion in Romeo and Juliet', 'Inheritance in the Legal and Ideological Debate of Shakespeare's King Lear' and 'The Law of Dramatic Properties in The Merchant of Venice', to more general explorations of Shakespearean jurisprudence, including 'Shakespeare and Specific Performance', 'Shakespeare and the Marriage Contract', 'The Tragedy of Law in Shakespearean Romance' and 'Punishment Theory in the Renaissance: the Law and the Drama'.

Shakespeare Survey: Volume 59, Editing Shakespeare


Author: Peter Holland

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521868386

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 395

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Published with academic researchers and graduate students in mind, this volume of the 'Shakespeare Survey' presents a number of contributions on the theme of editing Shakespeare's works.

Edmond Malone, Shakespearean Scholar

A Literary Biography


Author: Peter Martin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521460309

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 298

View: 9446

First modern full-length biography of scholar and member of late eighteenth-century intellectual elite.

William Shakespeare

Troilus and Cressida


Author: Terry Hodgson

Publisher: Humanities-Ebooks


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 80

View: 8344

Treats Troilus and Cressida as a masterpiece in tune with 20th Century attitudes to love and war, and with literary and dramatic forms which developed through the last century. The book covers Shakespeare's story and its sources; the Elizabethan background; the play’s dramatic structure and its status as a problem play’; the characterization (including Achilles, Ajax, Hector, Pandarus, Ulysses, Thersites); its main themes; its language; its performance history and critical views.

The Sources of Shakespeare's Plays


Author: Kenneth Muir

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317833414

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

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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.

The Dramatic Works of William Shakepeare

With Explanatory Notes. To which is Added a Copious Index to the Remarkable Passages and Words


Author: William Shakespeare,Samuel Ayscough

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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The Works of Mr. William Shakespear;

In Eight Volumes. Adorn'd with Cutts


Author: William Shakespeare,Nicholas Rowe,Charles Gildon

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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