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King John

Author: William Shakespeare,L. A. Beaurline

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521293871

Category: Drama

Page: 212

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King John had a distinguished life on the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century stage, and this edition presents the fullest account of its stage history. The play's political importance, its rich and varied language, and its skillful design suggest that King John deserves a high place among Shakespeare's historical tragedies. The textual analysis includes examination of several disputed emendations to the text. In the appendix, Beaurline surveys the arguments about the dating of Shakespeare's King John and the anonymous Troublesome Reign of King John, presenting new evidence for the possibility that Shakespeare's play was written first.

Shakespeare and Character

Theory, History, Performance and Theatrical Persons

Author: P. Yachnin,J. Slights

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230584152

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 259

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Shakespeare and Character brings together leading scholars in theory, literary criticism, and performance studies in order to redress a serious gap in Shakespeare studies and to put character back at the centre of our understanding of Shakespeare's achievement as an artist and thinker.

King Edward III

Author: William Shakespeare,Giorgio Melchiori

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521434225

Category: Drama

Page: 219

View: 1975

This was the first publication of Edward III in an authoritative edition of Shakespeare's works.

Herrschergestalten bei Shakespeare

untersucht vor dem Hintergrund zeitgenössischer Vorstellungen vom Herrscherideal

Author: Renate Schruff

Publisher: Max Niemeyer Verlag


Category: Kings and rulers in literature

Page: 299

View: 1510

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 First Part of King Henry VI

Author: William Shakespeare,Michael Hattaway

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052129634X

Category: Drama

Page: 210

View: 5040

Shakespeare's plays about the reign of Henry VI were for a long time undervalued, but a recent series of outstanding productions by the Royal Shakespeare Company and others has demonstrated their theatrical vitality. This is the first major edition in over twenty-five years. It takes account of recent discoveries concerning Shakespeare's early career and the problems of authorship, and pays particular attention to recent theatrical history. This textually authoritative edition reveals King Henry VI as a dramatically innovative and politically radical account of key events in the Hundred Years War.

King Richard III

Author: William Shakespeare,Janis Lull

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521276320

Category: Drama

Page: 226

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King Richard III is one of Shakespeare's most popular and frequently-performed plays. Janis Lull's introduction to this new edition, which is based on the First Folio, emphasises the play's tragic themes--individual identity, determinism and choice--and stresses the importance of women's roles. A thorough performance history of stage and film versions shows how the text has been cut, rewritten and re-shaped by directors and actors to enhance the role of Richard at the expense of other parts, especially those of the women.

The First Quarto of King Richard III

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521418188

Category: Drama

Page: 190

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The text of the quarto is accompanied by a collation of variant readings and substantial textual notes. An important element of this edition is the history of what happened to the text on tour. Using examples of touring practice of the past 400 years, the introduction shows how the actors' involvement helped to produce the text we have.

King Richard II

Author: William Shakespeare,Andrew Gurr

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521532485

Category: Drama

Page: 238

View: 4897

Lively, instructive access to Shakespeare's rich and complex works.

König Lear

ein Trauerspiel in fünf Aufzügen

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A



Page: 110

View: 4742

Jahrbuch. 1992

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783592800920


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King Henry V

Author: William Shakespeare,Emma Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521595117

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 244

View: 2746

A thorough account of its performance history including introduction, full text of play and footnotes.

The First Quarto of King Henry V

Author: William Shakespeare,Andrew Gurr

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521623360

Category: Drama

Page: 122

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This is the first modernized critical edition of Shakespeare's Henry V in the form of its original staging at the Globe in 1599.

Shakespeare's Arguments with History

Author: R. Knowles

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1403913641

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 235

View: 5336

Argument was the basis of Renaissance education; both rhetoric and dialectic permeated early modern humanist culture, including drama. This study approaches Shakespeare's history plays by analyzing the use of argument in the plays and examining the importance of argument in Renaissance culture. Knowles shows how analysis of arguments of speech and action take us to the core of the plays, in which Shakespeare interrogates the nature of political morality and truth as grounded in the history of what men do and say.

The practical Shakespeare

the plays in practice and on the page

Author: Colin Butler

Publisher: Ohio Univ Pr


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 205

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A comprehensive treatment of Shakespeare's plays in clear prose, The Practical Shakespeare: The Plays in Practice and on the Page illuminates for a general audience how and why the plays work so well.Noting in detail the practical and physical limitations the Bard faced as he worked out the logistics of his plays, Colin Butler demonstrates how Shakespeare incorporated and exploited those limitations to his advantage: his management of entrances and exits; his characterization technique; his handling of scenes off stage; his control of audience responses; his organization of major scenes; and his use of prologues and choruses. A different aspect of the plays is covered in each chapter?and all chapters are free-standing, for separate consultation. For easy access, chapters also are subdivided, and each part has its own heading. Butler draws most of his examples from mainstream plays, such as Macbeth, Othello, and Much Ado About Nothing. He brings special focus to A Midsummer Night's Dream, which is treated as one of Shakespeare's most important plays. Butler supports his major points with quotations, so readers can understand an issue even if they are unfamiliar with the particular play being discussed. The author also cross-references dramatic devices among plays, increasing enjoyment and understanding of Shakespeare's achievements. Clear, jargon-free, easy-to-use, and comprehensive, The Practical Shakespeare looks to the elements of stagecraft and playwriting as a conduit for students, teachers, and general audiences to engage with, understand, and appreciate the genius of Shakespeare. Colin Butler, previously the head of an English department at a British grammar school, lives in Canterbury, England, where he writes on literary subjects.

The Tragedy of King Lear

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521847919

Category: Drama

Page: 314

View: 9633

The New Cambridge Shakespeare appeals to students worldwide for its up-to-date scholarship and emphasis on performance. The series features line-by-line commentaries and textual notes on the plays and poems. Introductions are regularly refreshed with accounts of new critical, stage and screen interpretations. For this second edition of King Lear, Jay L. Halio has added a new introductory section that focuses on recent developments in scholarly criticism as well as on contemporary productions of the play. The edition features a comprehensive account of Shakespeare's sources, including literary, political and folkloric influences on the work. Halio's text is edited from the Folio and he explains the differences between the quarto and Folio versions, alerting the reader to the rival charms of the quarto by sampling parallel passages in the Introduction and by including in an Appendix annotated passages that are unique to the quarto. An updated reading list completes the edition.

The Tragedy of King Richard the Third

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140714838

Category: Drama

Page: 158

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The classic one-volume Shakespeare, including all the plays and poems, now completely revised and updated. The distinguished Pelican Shakespeare series has sold five million copies. Now Penguin is proud to offer this fully revised new hardcover edition of The Complete Pelican Shakespeare. Since the series debuted more than forty years ago, developments in scholarship have revolutionized our understanding of William Shakespeare, his time, and his works. With new editors who have incorporated the most up-to-date research and debate, this revised edition of The Complete Pelican Shakespeare will be the premier choice for students, professors, and general readers for decades to come. The general editors of the series-world-renowned Shakespeareans Stephen Orgel of Stanford University and A. R. Braunmuller of UCLA - devoted seven years to preparing introductions and notes with a team of eminent scholars to the forty volumes of Shakespeare's plays and poems. Now, the new series is complete and available in one lavish and complete edition. * *Authoritative and meticulously researched texts *Illuminating new introductions and notes by distinguished authors *Essays on Shakespeare's life, the theatrical world of his time, and the selection of texts *A handsome new design inside and out * Deluxe packaging, including a full-linen case, ribbon marker, Smyth-sewn binding, printed endpapers, acid-free paper, and illustrations throughout *Photos and drawings reflecting Shakespeare's theatrical legacy *Line numbers marking every tenth line and footnote references *Both glossorial and explanatory notes appearing conveniently at the foot of the page

The Life and Death of King John

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781557833839

Category: Drama

Page: 98

View: 4325

(Applause Books). If there ever has been a groundbreaking edition that likewise returns the reader to the original Shakespeare text, it will be the Applause Folio Texts. If there has ever been an accessible version of the Folio, it is this edition, set for the first time in modern fonts. The Folio is the source of all other editions. The Folio text forces us to re-examine the assumptions and prejudices which have encumbered over four hundred years of scholarship and performance. Notes refer the reader to subsequent editorial interventions, and offer the reader a multiplicity of interpretations. Notes also advise the reader on variations between Folios and Quartos. The heavy mascara of four centuries of Shakespearean glossing has by now glossed over the original countenance of Shakespeare's work. Never has there been a Folio available in modern reading fonts. While other complete Folio editions continue to trade simply on the facsimile appearance of the Elizabethan "look," none of them is easily and practically utilized in general Shakespeare studies or performances.

The Cambridge Introduction to Shakespeare's History Plays

Author: Warren Chernaik

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521855071

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 210

View: 4524

An accessible and lively 2007 introduction to Shakespeare's history plays and their tradition on stage and film.

The Second Part of King Henry VI

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139835165

Category: Literary Collections

Page: N.A

View: 675

Shakespeare's plays about the reign of Henry VI, written at the beginning of his career, were for a long time undervalued. This was because of doubts about their authorship and because of the difficulties of determining their theatrical provenance. However, a series of outstanding productions by the Royal Shakespeare Company and other companies has demonstrated their theatrical vitality, their conventions have been better understood in the light of new critical methods, and their innovative and sceptical questioning of Elizabethan orthodoxies has been viewed in the light of revisionist readings of the history of Shakespeare's own times. This 1991 edition of The Second Part of King Henry VI takes account of discoveries concerning Shakespeare's early career, and pays particular attention to recent theatrical history, relating readings generated by modern performances to ideologically positioned accounts of the history and politics of Shakespeare's age.

Shakespeare's Non-Standard English

A Dictionary of His Informal Language

Author: Norman Blake,Norman Francis Blake

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826491237

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 398

View: 3517

Most scholarly attention on Shakespeare's vocabulary has been directed towards his enrichment of the language through borrowing words from other languages and has thus concentrated on the more learned aspects of his vocabulary. However, the bulk of Shakespeare's output consists of plays and to make these appear lifelike he needed to employ a colloquial and informal style. This aspect of his work has been largely disregarded apart from his bawdy language. This dictionary includes all types of non-standard and informal language and lists all examples found in Shakespeare's works. These include dialect forms, colloquial forms, non-standard and variant forms, fashionable words and puns. >

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