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The Winter's Tale

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Category: Drama

Page: 279

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A newly edited edition of The Winter's Tale, with a detailed introduction and full commentary.

The New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature

Author: George Watson

Publisher: CUP Archive

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Category: English literature

Page: 22

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Popular Medicine, Hysterical Disease, and Social Controversy in Shakespeare's England

Author: Dr Kaara L Peterson

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 230

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Mining a series of previously uncharted conversations springing up in 16th- and 17th-century popular medicine and culture, this study explores early modern England's significant and sustained interest in the hysterical diseases of women. Kaara L. Peterson assembles a fascinating collection of medical materials to support her discussion of contemporary debates about varieties of uterine pathologies and the implications of these debates for our understanding of drama's representation of hysterica passio cases in particular, among other hysterical maladies. An important aspect of the author's approach is to restore, with all its nuances, the debates created by early modern medical writers over attempts to define the boundaries and resonances of hysterical ailments, which Peterson argues have been largely erased or elided by historicist criticism, including scholarship overly focused on melancholy. One of the main goals of the book is to stress the centrality of gendered concepts of disease for the period and to reveal a whole catalog of early modern literary strategies for representing women's illnesses. Among the medical works discussed are Edward Jorden's central text A Briefe Discourse of a Disease Called the Suffocation of the Mother (1603) and contemporary plays, including Shakespeare's Pericles, Othello, King Lear, and The Winter's Tale; Webster's The Duchess of Malfi; and Chapman's Bussy D'Ambois.

Shakespeare beyond English

A Global Experiment

Author: Susan Bennett

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 344

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Tackling vital issues of politics, identity and experience in performance, this book asks what Shakespeare's plays mean when extended beyond the English language. From April to June 2012 the Globe to Globe Festival offered the unprecedented opportunity to see all of Shakespeare's plays performed in many different world languages. Thirty-eight productions from around the globe were presented in six weeks as part of the World Shakespeare Festival, which formed a cornerstone of the Cultural Olympics. This book provides the only complete critical record of that event, drawing together an internationally renowned group of scholars of Shakespeare and world theatre with a selection of the UK's most celebrated Shakespearean actors. Featuring a foreword by Artistic Director Dominic Dromgoole and an interview with the Festival Director Tom Bird, this volume highlights the energy and dedication that was necessary to mount this extraordinary cultural experiment.

The New Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare

Author: Margreta De Grazia

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 380

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Written by a team of leading international scholars, this Companion is designed to illuminate Shakespeare's works through discussion of the key topics of Shakespeare studies. Twenty-one essays provide lively and authoritative approaches to recent scholarship and criticism for readers keen to expand their knowledge and appreciation of Shakespeare. The book contains stimulating chapters on traditional topics such as Shakespeare's biography and the transmission of his texts. Individual readings of the plays are given in the context of genre as well as through the cultural and historical perspectives of race, sexuality and gender, and politics and religion. Essays on performance survey the latest digital media as well as stage and film. Throughout the volume, contributors discuss Shakespeare in a global as well as a national context, a dramatist with a long and constantly mutating history of reception and performance.

'The Winter's Tale' in Performance in England and America 1611-1976

Author: Dennis Bartholomeusz

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 279

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This 1982 book examines The Winter's Tale in performance from Jacobean England to the twentieth century.

William Shakespeare

d. Dramaturgie d. Zuschauerüberraschung in seinen Komödien

Author: Sybille Jobin

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Category: Surprise in literature

Page: 247

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Shakespeare and Early Modern Religion

Author: David Loewenstein

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Category: Drama

Page: 317

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This volume freshly illuminates the diversity of early modern religious beliefs, practices and issues, and their representation in Shakespeare's plays.

Disowning Knowledge

In Seven Plays of Shakespeare

Author: Stanley Cavell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Category: Drama

Page: 250

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Reissued with a new preface and a new essay on Macbeth, King Lear, Othello, Coriolanius, Hamlet and The Winter's Tale, this famous collection of essays on Shakespeare's tragedies considers the plays as responses to the crisis of knowledge and the emergence of modern skepticism.

The Staging of Romance in Late Shakespeare

Text and Theatrical Technique

Author: Christopher J. Cobb

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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"Few plays have both attracted and resisted genre study as strongly as Shakespeare's late plays. The Staging of Romance in Late Shakespeare: Text and Theatrical Technique takes a fresh approach to the role of genre in these plays by placing them in relation to the tradition of staged romance in the early modern English theater. The book argues that Shakespeare's late plays can best be understood as theatrical experiments that extend and reform this tradition, which developed around a group of theatrical techniques that sought to realize the effects of narrative romance in the theatrical medium. Their central effect was the creation of admiration in the spectators for heroic action; the value of the plays within the culture derived from this experience."--BOOK JACKET.

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