The Genius of Shakespeare

Author: Jonathan Bate

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195128239

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 420

View: 1924


The Genius of Shakespeare is a new kind of biography: a biography of Shakespeare's talent and reputation, beyond the limits of his actual life. Part One explores the origins and development of his works, Part Two traces their effects on succeeding generations, and demonstrates how Shakespeare came to be regarded as the supreme dramatist.

Shakespeare and the Culture of Romanticism

Author: Joseph M. Ortiz

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409455813

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

View: 1786


How theatre directors, actors, poets, women writers, political philosophers, gallery owners and other professionals in the nineteenth century turned to Shakespeare in myriad ways to advance their own political, artistic, or commercial agendas is the subject of this collection. Whether Whig or Tory, male or female, intellectual or commercial, Romantic writers found in Shakespeare a powerful medium through which to claim authority for their particular interests.

Transforming the Teaching of Shakespeare with the Royal Shakespeare Company

Author: Joe Winston

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408184664

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

View: 7791


This book tells the story of the Royal Shakespeare Company's acclaimed and influential project to transform the teaching of Shakespeare in schools. It examines their approaches to making his plays more accessible, enjoyable and relevant to young people, describing the innovative classroom practices that the Company has pioneered and locating these within a clearly articulated theory of learning. It also provides evidence of their impact on children and young people's experience of Shakespeare, drawing upon original research as well as research commissioned by the RSC itself. Authoritative but highly readable, the book is relevant to anyone with an interest in the teaching of Shakespeare, and in how a major cultural organisation can have a real impact on the education of young people from a wide range of social backgrounds. It benefits from interviews with key policy makers and practitioners from within the RSC, including their legendary voice coach, Cicely Berry, and with internationally renowned figures such as the writer and academic, Jonathan Bate; the previous artistic director of the RSC, Michael Boyd; and the celebrated playwright, Tim Crouch.

Shakespeare and the Idea of Apocrypha

Author: Peter Kirwan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316300536

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

View: 6263


In addition to the thirty-six plays of the First Folio, some eighty plays have been attributed in whole or part to William Shakespeare, yet most are rarely read, performed or discussed. This book, the first to confront the implications of the 'Shakespeare Apocrypha', asks how and why these plays have historically been excluded from the canon. Innovatively combining approaches from book history, theatre history, attribution studies and canon theory, Peter Kirwan unveils the historical assumptions and principles that shaped the construction of the Shakespeare canon. Case studies treat plays such as Sir Thomas More, Edward III, Arden of Faversham, Mucedorus, Double Falsehood and A Yorkshire Tragedy, showing how the plays' contested 'Shakespearean' status has shaped their fortunes. Kirwan's book rethinks the impact of authorial canons on the treatment of anonymous and disputed plays.

The Life of the Author: William Shakespeare

Author: Anna Beer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111960527X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

View: 2587


Discover an invigorating new perspective on the life and work of William Shakespeare The Life of the Author: William Shakespeare delivers a fresh and exciting new take on the life of William Shakespeare, offering readers a biography that brings to the foreground his working life as a poet, playwright, and actor. It also explores the nature of his relationships with his friends, colleagues, and family, and asks important questions about the stories we tell about Shakespeare based on the evidence we actually have about the man himself. The book is written using scholarly citations and references, but with an approachable style suitable for readers with little or no background knowledge of Shakespeare or the era in which he lived. The Life of the Author: William Shakespeare asks provocative questions about the playwright-poet’s preoccupation with gender roles and sexuality, and explores why it is so challenging to ascertain his political and religious allegiances. Conservative or radical? Misogynist or proto-feminist? A lover of men or women or both? Patriot or xenophobe? This introduction to Shakespeare’s life and works offers no simple answers, but recognizes a man intensely responsive to the world around him, a playwright willing and able to collaborate with others and able to collaborate with others, and, of course, his exceptional, perhaps unique, contribution to literature in English. The book covers the entirety of William Shakespeare’s life (1564-1616), taking him from his childhood in Stratford-upon-Avon to his success in the theatre world of London and then back to his home town and comfortable retirement. The Life of the Author: William Shakespeare sets his achievement as a writer within the dangerous, vibrant cultural world that was Elizabethan and Jacobean England, revealing a writer’s life of frequent collaboration, occasional crisis, but always of profound creativity. Perfect for undergraduate students in Literature, Drama, Theatre Studies, History, and Cultural Studies courses, The Life of the Author: William Shakespeare will also earn a place in the libraries of students interested in Gender Studies and Creative Writing.

Delphi Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Illustrated)

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: 1908909404

Category: Fiction

Page: 3491

View: 4164


Finally, the world’s greatest writer receives the scholarly Delphi treatment. This incredible eBook offers every Shakespearean play, poem, apocryphal work and much, much more! Now you can truly own all of Shakespeare’s works and a wealth of BONUS material on your eReader, and all in ONE well-organised file. (Version 6) * concise introductions to the plays and other works * images of how the plays first appeared in print, giving your eReader a taste of the Elizabethan texts * ALL 38 plays and each with their own contents table – navigate easily between acts and scenes – find that special quotation quickly! * even includes 17 apocryphal plays available nowhere else * contains a special LOST PLAYS section, with concise information on Shakespeare’s lost works * includes the special bonus play of DOUBLE FALSEHOOD * ALL the sonnets and other poetry, with excellent formatting, in their own special contents table – find that special sonnet quickly and easily! * packed full of hundreds of beautiful images relating to Shakespeare’s life, locations and works * EVEN includes a special SOURCES section – spend hours discovering rare medieval texts that shaped Shakespeare’s greatest works. * INCLUDES no less than 5 biographies – explore the bard’s mysterious life from multiple sources across history * the SPECIAL literary criticism section boasts 11 works by writers as varied as Samuel Johnson, Coleridge, Pope, Bernard Shaw and Tolstoy * scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres * includes a special ‘Glossary of Elizabethan Language’, which will aid your comprehension of difficult words and phrases * UPDATED with line numbers to all 38 plays, in response to customers’ requests * UPDATED with a special Quotations section, with hundreds of famous quotations from the plays and poetry This eBook is quite simply stunning and deserves a place in the digital library of all lovers of literature. CONTENTS The Plays ALL 38 PLAYS The Lost Plays LOVE’S LABOUR’S WON CARDENIO DOUBLE FALSEHOOD The Sources LIST OF THE PLAYS’ SOURCES The Apocryphal Plays ARDEN OF FAVERSHAM THE BIRTH OF MERLIN KING EDWARD III LOCRINE THE LONDON PRODIGAL THE PURITAN THE SECOND MAIDEN’S TRAGEDY SIR JOHN OLDCASTLE THOMAS LORD CROMWELL A YORKSHIRE TRAGEDY SIR THOMAS MORE FAIR EM MUCEDORUS THE MERRY DEVIL OF EDMONTON EDMUND IRONSIDE THOMAS OF WOODSTOCK VORTIGERN AND ROWENA The Adaptations TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE BY CHARLES AND MARY LAMB The Poetry THE SONNETS VENUS AND ADONIS THE RAPE OF LUCRECE THE PASSIONATE PILGRIM THE PHOENIX AND THE TURTLE A LOVER’S COMPLAINT The Apocryphal Poetry TO THE QUEEN A FUNERAL ELEGY FOR MASTER WILLIAM PETER SONNETS TO SUNDRY NOTES OF MUSIC The Criticism PREFACE TO SHAKESPEARE AND NOTES ON PLAY BY SAMUEL JOHNSON NOTES TO COMEDIES BY SAMUEL JOHNSON A STUDY OF SHAKESPEARE BY ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE and many more! The Biographies SHAKESPEARE: HIS LIFE, ART, AND CHARACTERS BY HENRY NORMAN HUDSON and many more! Shakespeare’s Last Will and Testament Resources: Quotations Glossary of Elizabethan Language

A New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare: The tempest. 1892

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 488

View: 8978


[V.23] The second part of Henry the Fourth. 1940.--[v.24-25] The sonnets. 1924.--[v.26] Troilus and Cressida. 1953.--[v.27] The life and death of King Richard the Second. 1955.