A new study of Shakespeare

an inquiry into the connection of the plays and poems, with the origins of the classical drama, and with the platonic philosophy, through the mysteries

Author: William Francis C. Wigston

Publisher: N.A


Category: English literature

Page: 372

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

Author: Parke Godwin

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780483668454

Category: Poetry

Page: 318

View: 2977

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: 1136564128

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

View: 4426

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.

Abschied, Reise und Wiedersehen bei Shakespeare

Zur Gestaltung und Funktion epischer und romanhafter Motive im Drama

Author: Thomas Kullmann

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110940663

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 354

View: 5421

The Anglia Book Series (ANGB) offers a selection of high quality work on all areas and aspects of English philology. It publishes book-length studies and essay collections on English language and linguistics, on English and American literature and culture from the Middle Ages to the present, on the new English literatures, as well as on general and comparative literary studies, including aspects of cultural and literary theory.

A Selective Bibliography of Shakespeare

Editions, Textual Studies, Commentary

Author: James G. McManaway,Jeanne Addison Roberts

Publisher: Associated University Presses

ISBN: 9780918016034


Page: 309

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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.

Eight Tragedies of Shakespeare

A Marxist Study

Author: Victor Gordon Kiernan

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859840894

Category: Drama

Page: 296

View: 7706

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.

Shakespeare, Law, and Marriage

Author: B. J. Sokol,Mary Sokol

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139440493

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

View: 2309

This interdisciplinary study combines legal, historical and literary approaches to the practice and theory of marriage in Shakespeare's time. It uses the history of English law and the history of the contexts of law to study a wide range of Shakespeare's plays and poems. The authors approach the legal history of marriage as part of cultural history. The household was viewed as the basic unit of Elizabethan society, but many aspects of marriage were controversial, and the law relating to marriage was uncertain and confusing, leading to bitter disagreements over the proper modes for marriage choice and conduct. The authors point out numerous instances within Shakespeare's plays of the conflict over status, gender relations, property, religious belief and individual autonomy versus community control. By achieving a better understanding of these issues, the book illuminates both Shakespeare's work and his age.

The Marlowe-Shakespeare Connection

A New Study of the Authorship Question

Author: Samuel L. Blumenfeld

Publisher: McFarland Publishing

ISBN: 9780786439027

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 360

View: 8244

"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.

Discovering Shakespeare's Meaning

An Introduction to the Study of Shakespeare's Dramatic Structures

Author: Leah Scragg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317892828

Category: Drama

Page: 256

View: 4073

In this useful guide, Leah Scragg indicates some of the ways in which meaning is generated in Shakespearian drama and the kinds of approaches that might lead to a fuller understanding of the plays. Each chapter focuses on one aspect of the dramatic composition, such as verse and prose, imagery and spectacle, and the use of soliloquy, and explores how this contributes to the overall meaning. Written in a clear and helpful style, Discovering Shakespearian Meaning enables students to discover the meaning for themselves.

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: 2634

A new study of Shakespeare’s life and times, whichilluminates our understanding and appreciation of his works. Combines an accessible fully historicised treatment of both thelife and the plays, suited to both undergraduate and popularaudiences Looks at 24 of the most significant plays and the sonnetsthrough the lens of various aspects of Shakespeare’s life andhistorical environment Addresses four of the most significant issues that shapedShakespeare’s career: education, religion, socialstatus, and theatre Examines theatre as an institution and the literary environmentof early modern London Explains and dispatches conspiracy theories aboutauthorship

Moments of Negotiation

The New Historicism of Stephen Greenblatt

Author: Jürgen Pieters

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789053565025

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 342

View: 5024

Moments of Negotiation offers the first book-length and indepth analysis of the New Historicist reading method, which the American Shakespeare-scholar Stephen Greenblatt introduced at the beginning of the 1980s. Ever since, Greenblatt has been hailed as the prime representative of this movement, whose critical acclaim has been one of the dominant trends in recent literary and cultural studies. In this new book, Jürgen Pieters attempts to fill a remarkable lacuna in the critical reception of Greenblatt's work. The book's aim is to provide a thorough analysis of the theoretical background of Greenblatt's method. This involves not only a close reading of Greenblatt's sources—the book offers introductory surveys of the work of Mikhail Bakhtin, Michel Foucault, Louis Althusser, Pierre Macherey, Michel de Certeau, Jean-François Lyotard, Raymond Williams and Stuart Hall—but also a critique of the way in which he adapts and transforms their original insights in the framework of his own interdisciplinary method. This book is of interest to students and scholars coming from a diverse range of fields: literary theory, cultural history, early modern studies, Shakespeare studies,theory and practice of history.

The Sources of Shakespeare's Plays

Author: Kenneth Muir

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317833414

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

View: 2392

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.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Shakespeare: The Critical Tradition

Author: Judith M. Kennedy,Richard F. Kennedy

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1847141757

Category: Drama

Page: 488

View: 3247

This study traces the response to "A Midsummer Night's Dream" from Shakespeare's day to the present, including critics from Britain, Europe and America.

Untimely Matter in the Time of Shakespeare

Author: Jonathan Gil Harris

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812202201

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 546

Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2009 The New Historicism of the 1980s and early 1990s was preoccupied with the fashioning of early modern subjects. But, Jonathan Gil Harris notes, the pronounced tendency now is to engage with objects. From textiles to stage beards to furniture, objects are read by literary critics as closely as literature used to be. For a growing number of Renaissance and Shakespeare scholars, the play is no longer the thing: the thing is the thing. Curiously, the current wave of "thing studies" has largely avoided posing questions of time. How do we understand time through a thing? What is the time of a thing? In Untimely Matter in the Time of Shakespeare, Harris challenges the way in which we conventionally understand physical objects and their relation to history. Turning to Renaissance theories of matter, Harris considers the profound untimeliness of things, focusing particularly on Shakespeare's stage materials. He reveals that many "Renaissance" objects were actually survivals from an older time—the medieval monastic properties that, post-Reformation, were recycled as stage props in the public playhouses, or the old Roman walls of London, still visible in Shakespeare's time. Then, as now, old objects were inherited, recycled, repurposed; they were polytemporal or palimpsested. By treating matter as dynamic and temporally hybrid, Harris addresses objects in their futurity, not just in their encapsulation of the past. Untimely Matter in the Time of Shakespeare is a bold study that puts the matériel—the explosive, world-changing potential—back into a "material culture" that has been too often understood as inert stuff.

Region, Religion and Patronage

Lancastrian Shakespeare

Author: Richard Dutton,Alison Gail Findlay,Richard Wilson

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719063695

Category: History

Page: 258

View: 647

Explores the network of social, political and spiritual connections in north west England as a site for regional drama, introducing the reader to the non-metropolitan theatre spaces which formed a vital part of early modern dramatic activity. Uses the possibility that Shakespeare began histheatrical career to provide a range of new contexts for reading his plays. Examines the contexts in which the apprentice dramatist would have worked, providing new insight into regional performance, touring theatre and the patronage of the Earls of Derby. Examines the experiences of Catholicfamilies and the way in which Lancashire's status as a Catholic stronghold led to conflict with central government's attempts to create a united state. All this feeds into innovative readings of individual plays such as Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night's Dream.

The Genius of Shakespeare

Picador Classic

Author: Jonathan Bate

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330538349

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

View: 9190

With an introduction by Simon Callow Judgements about the quality of works of art begin in opinion. But for the last two hundred years only the wilfully perverse (and Tolstoy) have denied the validity of the opinion that Shakespeare was a genius. Who was Shakespeare? Why has his writing endured? And what makes it so endlessly adaptable to different times and cultures? Exploring Shakespeare's life, including questions of authorship and autobiography, and charting how his legacy has grown over the centuries, this extraordinary book asks how Shakespeare has come to be such a powerful symbol of genius. Written with lively passion and wit, The Genius of Shakespeare is a fascinating biography of the life - and afterlife - of our greatest poet. Jonathan Bate, one of the world's leading Shakespearean scholars, has shown how the legend of Shakespeare's genius was created and sustained, and how the man himself became a truly global phenomenon. 'The best modern book on Shakespeare' Sir Peter Hall


An Introduction

Author: Mark Fortier

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415254366

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 266

View: 4136

This is a new and enlarged edition of Mark Fortier's very successful and widely used essential text for students. Theory/Theatre provides a unique and engaging introduction to literary theory as it relates to theatre and performance. Fortier lucidly examines current theoretical approaches, from semiotics, poststructuralism, through cultural materialism, postcolonial studies and feminist theory. This new edition includes: * More detailed explanation of key ideas * New 'Putting it into practice' sections at the end of each chapter so you can approach performances from specific theoretical perspectives * Annotated further reading section and glossary. Theory/Theatre is still the only study of its kind and is invaluable reading for beginning students and scholars of performance studies.