Shakespeare, Man of the Theater by International Shakespeare Association. Congress,International Shakespeare Association Summary
This volume presents a sampling of the more than 250 papers presented at the Congress of the ISA held at Stratford-upon-Avon in August 1981. Most of the papers are concerned with Shakespeare as a writer for the theater. Other essays deal with Shakespeare as a literary, rather than theatrical, writer. Several of the offerings cover subjects usually neglected, and develop fresh insight into his work.
The Plays of William Shakespeare in Eight Volumes by William Shakespeare,Samuel Johnson Summary
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The Complete Works of Shakespeare (40 Works) by William Shakespeare Summary
40 of William Shakespeare's major works in one collection with active table of contents:All's Well That Ends WellAntony and CleopatraThe Comedy of ErrorsThe Tragedie of CoriolanusCymbelineThe Tragedie of HamletThe First Part of Henry the FourthThe Second Part of Henry the FourthThe Life of Henry the FiftThe first Part of Henry the SixtThe second Part of Henry the SixtThe third Part of Henry the SixtJulius CaesarThe Life of Henry VIIIKing JohnThe Tragedy of King LearThe Tragedy of King Richard IIThe Life and Death of King Richard IIIA Lover's ComplaintLove's Labour's LostMacbethMeasure for MeasureThe Merchant of VeniceThe Merry Wives of WindsorA Midsummer Night's DreamMuch Ado About NothingOthello, the Moor of VeniceThe Passionate PilgrimThe Rape of LucreceRomeo and JulietShakespeare's SonnetsThe Taming of the ShrewThe TempestThe Life of Timon of AthensThe Tragedie of Titus AndronicusThe History of Troilus and CressidaTwelfth NightThe Two Gentlemen of VeronaVENUS AND ADONISThe Winter's TaleIllustrated with 10 unique illustrations.
Shakespeare, Pattern of Excelling Nature by International Shakespeare Association. Congress,World Shakespeare Congress,International Shakespeare Association Summary
This collection of essays represents, in the view of the editors, the best critical work represented at the World Shakespeare Congress in 1976. The work of leading Shakespeareans is represented, along with the work of several younger scholars and critics on a wide variety of subjects.
Preface: Why Shakespeare? ;Shakespeare and Stratford-upon-Avon ;Theatre in Shakespeare's time ;Shakespeare in London ;Plays of the 1590s ;Shakespeare and comic form ;Return to tragedy ;The classical plays ;Tragi-comedy ;Epilogue ;Chronology: Shakespeare's works ;Further reading ;Index by Stanley Wells Summary
In this new offering from Stanley Wells, the pre-eminent Shakespearian scholar, comes a Very Short Introduction to the life and writings of the world's greatest and best-known dramatists: William Shakespeare. Looking at his early life and education, Wells explores Shakespeare's social and intellectual background and the literary traditions on which Shakespeare drew. Examining the theatres and theatrical profession of the time, he also considers how Shakespeare experienced this world, both as an actor and as a writer. Examining Shakespeare's narrative poems, sonnets, and all of his plays, Wells outlines their sources, style, and originality over the course of Shakespeare's career, to consider the fundamental impact his work has had for subsequent generations. Written with enthusiasm and flair by a scholar who has devoted a lifetime to the study of Shakespeare and his works, this is an engaging and authoritative introduction. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
The Genius of Shakespeare by Jonathan Bate Summary
This fascinating book by one of Britain's most acclaimed young Shakespeare scholars explores the extraordinary staying-power of Shakespeare's work. Bate opens by taking up questions of authorship, asking, for example, Who was Shakespeare, based on the little documentary evidence we have? Which works really are attributable to him? And how extensive was the influence of Christopher Marlowe? Bate goes on to trace Shakespeare's canonization and near- deification, examining not only the uniqueness of his status among English-speaking readers but also his effect on literate cultures across the globe. Ambitious, wide-ranging, and historically rich, this book shapes a provocative inquiry into the nature of genius as it ponders the legacy of a talent unequalled in English letters. A bold and meticulous work of scholarship, The Genius of Shakespeare is also lively and accessibly written and will appeal to any reader who has marveled at the Bard and the enduring power of his work.
Shakespeare: The Tragedies by Nicolas Tredell Summary
This Guide offers a comprehensive survey of the key criticism on Shakespeare's tragedies, from the seventeenth century through to the present day. Introducing essential concepts, themes and debates, and summarising major critical texts, Nicolas Tredell examines how the category of Shakespeare's tragedies has been constructed, contested and changed.
Shakespeare by Roland Mushat Frye Summary
This edition first published in 1982. Previous edition published in 1972 by Houghton Mifflin. Outlining methods and techniques for reading Shakespeare's plays, Roland Frye explores and develops a comprehensive understanding of Shakespeare's drama, focussing on the topics which must be kept in mind: the formative influence of the particular genre chosen for telling a story, the way in which the story is narrated and dramatized, the styles used to convey action, character and mood, and the manner in which Shakespeare has constructed his living characterizations. As well as covering textual analysis, the book looks at Shakespeare's life and career, his theatres and the actors for whom he wrote and the process of printing and preserving Shakespeare's plays. Chapters cover: King Lear in the Renaissance; Providence; Kind; Fortune; Anarchy and Order; Reason and Will; Show and Substance; Redemption and Shakespeare's Poetics.
Shakespeare and the Power of the Face by Professor James A Knapp Summary
As contributors to this volume prove, Shakespeare’s language of the self relies on descriptions of and reactions to facial expressions and features. An analysis of Shakespeare’s treatment of faces has implications for our understanding of the context in which he wrote, and for the ongoing interpretation and production of the plays. By bringing together historians, theorists of performance and critics interested in material culture and philosophies of self, this book makes a significant contribution to our understanding of attitudes towards embodiment in Shakespeare’s England.
Shakespeare in the Media by Stefani Brusberg-Kiermeier,Jörg Helbig Summary
This collection of critical essays and interviews gives an overview of the various kinds of medial manifestations which Shakespeare's work has been transferred into over the centuries: into a theatrical performance, a printed text, a painting, an opera, an audio book, a film, a radio or television drama, a website. On the whole this overivew also provides a history of the general development of Shakespearean media. Practitioners as well as scholars focus on the strengths and weaknesses, the possibilities and limitations of each medium with regard to the representation of Shakespeare's work.