Coriolanus

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521075299

Category: Generals

Page: 274

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John Dover Wilson's New Shakespeare, published between 1921 and 1966, became the classic Cambridge edition of Shakespeare's plays and poems until the 1980s. The series, long since out-of-print, is now reissued. Each work is available both individually and as a set, and each contains a lengthy and lively introduction, main text, and substantial notes and glossary printed at the back. The edition, which began with The Tempest and ended with The Sonnets, put into practice the techniques and theories that had evolved under the 'New Bibliography'. Remarkably by today's standards, although it took the best part of half a century to produce, the New Shakespeare involved only a small band of editors besides Dover Wilson himself. As the volumes took shape, many of Dover Wilson's textual methods acquired general acceptance and became an established part of later editorial practice, for example in the Arden and New Cambridge Shakespeares.

Coriolanus

Author: William Shakespeare,Lee Bliss

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521728746

Category: Drama

Page: 315

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Updated edition of Coriolanus, providing detailed commentary and a substantial introduction, including a section on criticism and performances.

Coriolanus

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 113983519X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: N.A

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This generously annotated updated edition of Coriolanus provides a thorough reconsideration of Shakespeare's remarkable, and probably his last, tragedy. A substantial introduction situates the play within its contemporary social and political contexts – dearth, riots, the struggle over authority between James I and his first parliament, the travails of Essex and Ralegh – and pays particular attention to Shakespeare's shaping of his primary source in Plutarch's Lives. It presents a fresh account of how the protagonist's personal tragedy evolves within Shakespeare's most searching exploration of the political life of a community. The edition is alert throughout to the play's theatrical potential, while the stage history also attends to the politics of performance from the 1680s onwards, including European productions following the Second World War. A new introductory section by Bridget Escolme covers recent productions of Coriolanus, and criticism of the last ten years, with particular focus on gender and the play's politics.

Coriolanus

Critical Essays

Author: David Wheeler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317532228

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 468

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Originally published in 1995. Providing the most influential historical criticism, but also some contemporary pieces written for the volume, this collection includes the most essential study and reviews of this tragic play. The first part contains critical articles arranged chronologically while the second part presents reviews of stage performances from 1901 to 1988 from a variety of sources. Chapters chosen are representative of their given age and critical approach and therefore show the changing responses and the topics that interested critics in the play through the years. Coriolanus is an unsympathetic character and the play has been traditionally less popular than other tragedies - a comprehensive introduction by the editor discusses these attitudes to the play and the reasons behind them.

Coriolanus

Shakespeare: The Critical Tradition

Author: David George

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847141161

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 482

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Volumes in this series trace the course of Shakespeare criticism, play-by-play, from the earliest items of recorded criticism to the beginnings of the modern period. The focus of the documentary material is from the late 18th century to the first half of the 20th century. Thus the Series makes a major contribution to our understanding of the plays and of the traditions of Shakespearean criticsm as they have developed from century to century. The introduction to each volume constitutes an important chapter of literary history, tracing the entire critical career of each play from the beginnings to the present day.

The New Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare

Author: Margreta De Grazia,Stanley Wells

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521886325

Category: Drama

Page: 360

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Twenty-one essays provide lively and authoritative approaches to the literary, historical, cultural and performative aspects of Shakespeare works.

Herrschergestalten bei Shakespeare

untersucht vor dem Hintergrund zeitgenössischer Vorstellungen vom Herrscherideal

Author: Renate Schruff

Publisher: Max Niemeyer Verlag

ISBN: N.A

Category: Kings and rulers in literature

Page: 299

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Shakespeare's stage world is a deeply royal world, with royal characters featuring in all his plays. But how did Shakespeare depict his princes? Which of the traditions of the day, established for example in royal portraiture, in the speculum principis or the courtesy book literature, can we trace in Shakespeare's own depiction of royalty? And what influence did that quintessentially English legal fiction of the 'Two Bodies of the King', and the cluster of royal metaphors revolving around it, have on Shakespeare's princes? In tackling these questions, the study goes on to explore the very essence of kingship, which it finds caught up in the eternal and irresolvable tension between the ideal and the real and characterised by the delicate balance of diverging elements that lends Shakespeare's royal characters their lasting fascination.

The Cambridge Companion to Shakespearean Tragedy

Author: Claire McEachern

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110701977X

Category: Drama

Page: 302

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This revised and updated Companion acquaints the student reader with the forms, contexts, critical and theatrical lives of the ten plays considered to be Shakespeare's tragedies. Thirteen essays, written by leading scholars in Britain and North America, address the ways in which Shakespearean tragedy originated, developed and diversified, as well as how it has fared on stage, as text and in criticism. Topics covered include the literary precursors of Shakespeare's tragedies, cultural backgrounds, sub-genres and receptions of the plays. The book examines the four major tragedies and, in addition, Titus Andronicus, Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra, Coriolanus and Timon of Athens. Essays from the first edition have been fully revised to reflect the most up-to-date scholarship; the bibliography has been extensively updated; and four new chapters have been added, discussing Shakespearean form, Shakespeare and philosophy, Shakespeare's tragedies in performance, and Shakespeare and religion.

Shakespeare Survey: Volume 30, Henry IV to Hamlet

Author: Kenneth Muir

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

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Shakespeare Survey is a yearbook of Shakespeare studies and production. Since 1948 Survey has published the best international scholarship in English and many of its essays have become classics of Shakespeare criticism. Each volume is devoted to a theme, or play, or group of plays; each also contains a section of reviews of the previous year's textual and critical studies and of major British performances. The books are illustrated with a variety of Shakespearean images and production photographs. The current editor of Survey is Peter Holland. The first eighteen volumes were edited by Allardyce Nicoll, numbers 19-33 by Kenneth Muir and numbers 34-52 by Stanley Wells. The virtues of accessible scholarship and a keen interest in performance, from Shakespeare's time to our own, have characterised the journal from the start. For the first time, numbers 1-50 are being reissued in paperback, available separately and as a set.

The Cambridge Introduction to Shakespeare's Tragedies

Author: Janette Dillon

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139462431

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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Macbeth clutches an imaginary dagger; Hamlet holds up Yorick's skull; Lear enters with Cordelia in his arms. Do these memorable and iconic moments have anything to tell us about the definition of Shakespearean tragedy? Is it in fact helpful to talk about 'Shakespearean tragedy' as a concept, or are there only Shakespearean tragedies? What kind of figure is the tragic hero? Is there always such a figure? What makes some plays more tragic than others? Beginning with a discussion of tragedy before Shakespeare and considering Shakespeare's tragedies chronologically one by one, this 2007 book seeks to investigate such questions in a way that highlights both the distinctiveness and shared concerns of each play within the broad trajectory of Shakespeare's developing exploration of tragic form.

Shakespeare's Rome

Author: Robert S. Miola

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521607018

Category: Drama

Page: 260

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This book studies Shakespeare's changing vision of Rome in the six works where the city serves as a setting. Unlike other scholars treatment, the subject Dr Miola offers a coherent analysis of all the major appearances of Rome in the Shakespeare canon. Shakespeare's recurrent and varied treatment of Rome suggests that a close examination of the city's transformations can teach us much about his development as a playwright and the development of his dramatic vision. The book focuses on Shakespeare's changing conception of the Roman city, its people, and its ideals. Dr Miola examines the symbolic and topographical features that help define the city.

Shakespeare and Politics

Author: Catherine M. S. Alexander

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316582981

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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This important collection of essays from Shakespeare Survey, the first published in 1975, shows a full range of writing on Shakespeare and politics with shifts of focus as diverse as biography, text and contexts, language and film, and from perspectives that are literary, historical, religious, theoretical and cultural. A new introductory article by John J. Joughin provides a commentary on the essays, relates them to other work in the field and gives an over-view of the subject. The comprehensive collection is a stimulating and provocative introduction to a subject that is complex but never dull.

Changing Styles in Shakespeare

Author: Ralph Berry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134566182

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 136

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First published in 1981. Each of Shakespeare's plays is in a continuous state of development in performance. This book examines major changes whilst focusing on six plays in detail: Coriolanus, Measure for Measure, Troilus and Cressida, Henry V, Hamlet and Twelfth Night. Changing Styles in Shakespeare looks at representative and key productions to trace the evolution of each play on today's stage, illustrating how production changes relate to a changed perception of the play, and thus to shifts in social attitudes. It singles out the salient features of many productions, paying special attention to reviews and prompt books.

Posthumanist Shakespeares

Author: S. Herbrechter,I. Callus

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137033592

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 261

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Shakespeare scholars and cultural theorists critically investigate the relationship between early modern culture and contemporary political and technological changes concerning the idea of the 'human.' The volume covers the tragedies King Lear and Hamlet in particular, but also provides posthumanist readings of other Shakespearean plays.

Shakespeare's Workplace

Essays on Shakespearean Theatre

Author: Andrew Gurr

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107167841

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 288

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Shakespeare was easily the most inventive writer using the English language. His plays give us intricacies of vocabulary and usage that have enriched us immeasurably. This book provides a series of analytical essays on the marginalia relating to the plays. Each of them is a searching and authoritative account, packed with details, of some of the more peculiar conditions under which Shakespeare and his peers composed their playbooks. Among the essays are two completely new contributions. Altogether they reveal fresh details about the input of the playing companies, playhouses, individual players and even their controller, the Revels Office, to the complex fragments that we now have of the Shakespearean world. Gurr examines Shakespeare's own choice between playwriting and poetry, the requirements of working in a playhouse that wraps itself around the stage, and its impact on the creation of such figures as Henry V, Shylock, Isabella, King Lear and Coriolanus.

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.