A New Study of the Sonnets of Shakespeare (Classic Reprint)

Author: Parke Godwin

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780483668454

Category: Poetry

Page: 318

View: 2806

Excerpt from A New Study of the Sonnets of Shakespeare By this means, the sonnets are lifted from a low level of petty concern, - a cat-and-dog fight, as Butler, a recent commentator, has said, - up to a high point of aesthetic interest and significance. They now present the poet during an early formative period of his career, when he was laying. The foundation. Of his character, and of an artistic skill which has had no parallel. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Voyage to Illyria

A New Study of Shakespeare

Author: Kenneth Muir

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136564055

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

View: 9933

First published in 1937. 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 significance from its setting in the corpus. Muir and O'Loughlin's critical analysis takes place against the personality of Shakespeare, asserting that that despite all their diversities a single mind and a single hand dominate them and that they are the outcome of one man's critical and emotional reactions to life.

A Jungian Study of Shakespeare

The Visionary Mode

Author: M. Fike

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230618553

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 203

View: 7263

Fike examines manifestations of the collective unconscious in order to provide a fresh understanding of individuation in selected plays from Shakespeare's canon.

The Marlowe-Shakespeare Connection

A New Study of the Authorship Question

Author: Samuel L. Blumenfeld

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786439025

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 360

View: 9156

"Theorizes that the true author of the works attributed to Shakespeare was in fact poet and playwright Christopher Marlowe; that Marlowe, who was reportedly a spy in the Secret Service, actually faked his own death, with several top people in Queen Elizabeth's government involved, then continued writing for several years under the pseudonym of William Shakespeare"--Provided by publisher.

Shakespeare and the Resistance

The Earl of Southampton, the Essex Rebellion, and the Poems that Challenged Tudor Tyranny

Author: Clare Asquith

Publisher: PublicAffairs

ISBN: 1568588119

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 5887

Shakespeare's largely misunderstood narrative poems contain within them an explosive commentary on the political storms convulsing his country The 1590s were bleak years for England. The queen was old, the succession unclear, and the treasury empty after decades of war. Amid the rising tension, William Shakespeare published a pair of poems dedicated to the young Earl of Southampton: Venus and Adonis in 1593 and The Rape of Lucrece a year later. Although wildly popular during Shakespeare's lifetime, to modern readers both works are almost impenetrable. But in her enthralling new book, the Shakespearean scholar Clare Asquith reveals their hidden contents: two politically charged allegories of Tudor tyranny that justified-and even urged-direct action against an unpopular regime. The poems were Shakespeare's bestselling works in his lifetime, evidence that they spoke clearly to England's wounded populace and disaffected nobility, and especially to their champion, the Earl of Essex. Shakespeare and the Resistance unearths Shakespeare's own analysis of a political and religious crisis which would shortly erupt in armed rebellion on the streets of London. Using the latest historical research, it resurrects the story of a bold bid for freedom of conscience and an end to corruption that was erased from history by the men who suppressed it. This compelling reading situates Shakespeare at the heart of the resistance movement.

The Science of Shakespeare

A New Look at the Playwright's Universe

Author: Dan Falk

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250008786

Category: Science

Page: 384

View: 3008

William Shakespeare lived at a remarkable time—a period we now recognize as the first phase of the Scientific Revolution. New ideas were transforming Western thought, the medieval was giving way to the modern, and the work of a few key figures hinted at the brave new world to come: the methodical and rational Galileo, the skeptical Montaigne, and—as Falk convincingly argues—Shakespeare, who observed human nature just as intently as the astronomers who studied the night sky. In The Science of Shakespeare, we meet a colorful cast of Renaissance thinkers, including Thomas Digges, who published the first English account of the "new astronomy" and lived in the same neighborhood as Shakespeare; Thomas Harriot—"England's Galileo"—who aimed a telescope at the night sky months ahead of his Italian counterpart; and Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe, whose observatory-castle stood within sight of Elsinore, chosen by Shakespeare as the setting for Hamlet—and whose family crest happened to include the names "Rosencrans" and "Guildensteren." And then there's Galileo himself: As Falk shows, his telescopic observations may have influenced one of Shakespeare's final works. Dan Falk's The Science of Shakespeare explores the connections between the famous playwright and the beginnings of the Scientific Revolution—and how, together, they changed the world forever.

Northrop Frye on Shakespeare

Author: Northrop Frye

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300042085

Category: Drama

Page: 186

View: 8096

One of the greatest literary critics of our time here provides a remarkable introduction to the genius of William Shakespeare through a study of ten of Shakespeare's most popular plays: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Richard II, Henry IV, Measure for Measure, Hamlet, King Lear, Antony and Cleopatra, The Winter's Tale, and The Tempest. The outgrowth of a lifetime of study and teaching, Frye's insights will inform and delight both the expert and the first-time reader of Shakespeare.

A Selective Bibliography of Shakespeare

Editions, Textual Studies, Commentary

Author: James G. McManaway,Jeanne Addison Roberts

Publisher: Associated University Presses

ISBN: 9780918016034


Page: 309

View: 5036

This bibliography provides easy access to the most important Shakespeare studies in the past four decades. Brief annotations, a detailed table of contents, cross-references, and a complete index make this bibliography especially useful.

Victorian Appropriations of Shakespeare

George Eliot, A.C. Swinburne, Robert Browning, and Charles Dickens

Author: Robert Sawyer

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838639702

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 172

View: 4397

This book explores the creation of imperial identities in Britain and several of its colonies- South Africa, India, Australia, Wales- and the ways in which the Victorian press around the world shaped and reflected these identities. The concept of co-histories, borrowed from Edward Said and Frantz Fanon, helps explain how the press shaped the imperial and national identities of Britain and of the colonies into co-histories that were thoroughly intertwined and symbiotic. Exploring a variety of press media, this book argues that the press was a site of resistance and revision by colonial authority for the British government. The contributors analyze the writings of British and colonial writers, editors, and publishers, who projected a view of the empire to their British, colonial, and colonized readers. Topics include 'The Journal of Indian Art and Industry' produced by the British art schools in India, women's periodicals, Indian writers in the British press, 'The Imperial Gazetteer' published in Scotland, the rise of telegraphic news agencies, the British press's images of China seen through exhibitions of its art, the Tory periodical 'Blackwood's Magazine, ' and the Imperial Press

Eight Tragedies of Shakespeare

A Marxist Study

Author: Victor Gordon Kiernan

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859840894

Category: Drama

Page: 296

View: 7372

In this companion volume to Shakespeare: Poet and Citizen, Victor Kiernan sets out to rescue Shakespearean studies from the increasingly solipsistic terrain of literary criticism, focusing on historical location as a means to understanding his work.

Who Was William Shakespeare?

An Introduction to the Life and Works

Author: Dympna Callaghan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118312279

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

View: 955

A new study of Shakespeare’s life and times, which illuminates our understanding and appreciation of his works. Combines an accessible fully historicised treatment of both the life and the plays, suited to both undergraduate and popular audiences Looks at 24 of the most significant plays and the sonnets through the lens of various aspects of Shakespeare’s life and historical environment Addresses four of the most significant issues that shaped Shakespeare’s career: education, religion, social status, and theatre Examines theatre as an institution and the literary environment of early modern London Explains and dispatches conspiracy theories about authorship

A Kind of Wild Justice

Revenge in Shakespeare's Comedies

Author: Linda Anderson

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 9780874133196

Category: Drama

Page: 195

View: 653

This study demonstrates not only that the devices of revenge are structurally useful in comedy, but also that there is a consistent conception of revenge as an ethical social instrument in the comedies of Shakespeare.

Two Concepts of Allegory

A Study of Shakespeare's The Tempest and the Logic of Allegorical Expression

Author: Anthony David Nuttall

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300118742

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 175

View: 9593

The fundamental subject of A. D. Nuttall’s bold and daring first book, Two Concepts of Allegory, is a particular habit of thought--the practice of thinking about universals as though they were concrete things. His study takes the form of an inquiry into certain conceptual questions raised, in the first place, by the allegorical critics of The Tempest, and, in the second place, by allegorical and quasi-allegorical poetry in general. The argument has the further consequence of suggesting that allegory and metaphysics are in practice more closely allied than is commonly supposed. This paperback reissue includes a new preface by the author.

How to Find Out About Shakespeare

The Commonwealth and International Library: Libraries and Technical Information Division

Author: John Bate

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483138410

Category: Drama

Page: 178

View: 860

How to Find Out About Shakespeare serves as a guide to the study of the poetry and plays of William Shakespeare. This book provides information on Shakespeare's life, his work, and the society in which he lived. Organized into 10 chapters, this book begins with an overview of England in which Shakespeare lived to develop a sense of his times, the ideas, as well as the social and political tension of England. This text then discusses the events of his life as well as the doubts that have been cast on his very existence. Other chapters look at the theater in which he earned his living and won his fame. This book discusses as well the literary criticism of his work, followed by a selection of special subjects and themes as dealt with by Shakespeare. The final chapter explains the main bibliographical tools for the study of Shakespeare. This book is a valuable resource for teachers, students, and librarians.

The King’S a Beggar

A Study of Shakespeare’S Epilogues

Author: David Young

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 1480849065

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 128

View: 4417

Shakespeare enjoys an enduring curiosity. While epilogues are rare in his work, the ones we have can bring us the authors perspective in a more direct fashion than is the case with the plays they conclude. Since we are naturally curious about Shakespeares thoughts and attitudes as a working actor and playwright, might not these moments of stepping out from the story to address the audience directly give us some direct insight into what he was thinking and what he was like as a person? In The Kings a Beggar: A Study of Shakespeares Epilogues, author, poet, and actor David Young explores the liminal, in-between space of the epilogue in Shakespeares plays. Inspired in part by his performance with Patrick Stewart in a production of The Tempest, Young offers a chronological survey of the nine plays with epilogues and draws a conjectural portrait of Shakespeare as a working dramatist. Written both for experts and for the general reader, The Kings a Beggar is succinct, lively, and informative, and it is the first and only study of Shakespeares epilogues as a group. Though the point is not that Shakespeare himself spoke these epilogues (though in some cases he might have), the epilogue in Shakespeares plays represents those times when he felt the necessity of direct address to the audience and broke his usual habit of ending his plays inside the story. Exploring this liminal space between play, actor, and audience can reveal fascinating insights into Shakespeares mind and art.

Shakespeare and Modern Culture

Author: Marjorie Garber

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307377954

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 368

View: 5677

From one of the world's premier Shakespeare scholars comes a magisterial new study whose premise is "that Shakespeare makes modern culture and that modern culture makes Shakespeare." Shakespeare has determined many of the ideas that we think of as "naturally" true: ideas about human character, individuality and selfhood, government, leadership, love and jealousy, men and women, youth and age. Marjorie Garber delves into ten plays to explore the interrelationships between Shakespeare and contemporary culture, from James Joyce's Ulysses to George W. Bush's reading list. From the persistence of difference in Othello to the matter of character in Hamlet to the untimeliness of youth in Romeo and Juliet, Garber discusses how these ideas have been re-imagined in modern fiction, theater, film, and the news, and in the literature of psychology, sociology, political theory, business, medicine, and law. Shakespeare and Modern Culture is a brilliant recasting of our own mental and emotional landscape as refracted through the prism of the protean Shakespeare. From the Trade Paperback edition.