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Shakespeare The Tragedies

Author : Nicolas Tredell
ISBN : 9781137404909
Genre : Literary Criticism
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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.

The Norton Shakespeare

Author : William Shakespeare
ISBN : 039393313X
Genre : Drama
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The Norton Shakespeare: Essential Plays / The Sonnets offers the twenty most-assigned plays and all the sonnets in a compact, portable, and value-priced paperback with a host of features. Organized by genre, this volume includes the genre introductions enthusiastically received in The Norton Shakespeare, Second Edition: 'Shakespearean Tragedy' by Stephen Greenblatt, 'Shakespearean Comedy' by Katharine Eisaman Maus, 'Shakespearean History' by Jean E. Howard, and 'Shakespearean Romance' by Walter Cohen. Like its parent volume, this concise edition gives students the vibrant introductions, readable single-column format, helpful glosses and notes, and extensive reference materials-maps, a timeline, annotated bibliographies and film lists, documents-that have made The Norton Shakespeare, Second Edition the best-selling classroom edition worldwide.

Fools Of Time

Author : Northrop Frye
ISBN : 0802062156
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In the Alexander Lectures for 1965-66 at the University of Toronto, Dr. Frye describes the basis of the tragic vision as "being in time," in which death as "the essential event that gives shape and form to life ... defines the individual, and marks him off from the continuity of life that flows indefinitely between the past and the future." In Dr. Frye's view, three general types can be distinguished in Shakespearean tragedy, the tragedy of order, the tragedy of passion, and the tragedy of isolation, in all of which a pattern of "being in time" shapes the action. In the first type, of which Julius Caesar, Macbeth, and Hamlet are examples, a strong ruler is killed, replaced by a rebel-figure, and avenged by a nemesis-figure; in the second, represented by Romeo and Juliet, Anthony and Cleopatra, and Troilus and Cressida, authority is split and the hero is destroyed by a conflict between social and personal loyalties; and in the third, Othello, King Lear, and Timon of Athens, the central figure is cut off from his world, largely as a result of his failure to comprehend the dynamics of that world. What all these plays show us, Dr. Frye maintains, is "the impact of heroic energy on the human situation" with the result that the "heroic is normally destroyed ... and the human situation goes on surviving." Fools of Time will be welcomed not only by many scholars who are familiar with Dr. Frye's keen critical insight but also by undergraduates, graduates, high-school and university teachers who have long valued his work as a means toward a firmer grasp and deeper understanding of English literature.

Alternative Shakespeares

Author : Diana E. Henderson
ISBN : 9781134099023
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This volume takes up the challenge embodied in its predecessors, Alternative Shakespeares and Alternative Shakespeares 2, to identify and explore the new, the changing and the radically ‘other’ possibilities for Shakespeare Studies at our particular historical moment. Alternative Shakespeares 3 introduces the strongest and most innovative of the new directions emerging in Shakespearean scholarship – ranging across performance studies, multimedia and textual criticism, concerns of economics, science, religion and ethics – as well as the ‘next step’ work in areas such as postcolonial and queer studies that continue to push the boundaries of the field. The contributors approach each topic with clarity and accessibility in mind, enabling student readers to engage with serious ‘alternatives’ to established ways of interpreting Shakespeare’s plays and their roles in contemporary culture. The expertise, commitment and daring of this volume’s contributors shine through each essay, maintaining the progressive edge and real-world urgency that are the hallmark of Alternative Shakespeares. This volume is essential reading for students and scholars of Shakespeare who seek an understanding of current and future directions in this ever-changing field. Contributors include: Kate Chedgzoy, Mary Thomas Crane, Lukas Erne, Diana E. Henderson, Rui Carvalho Homem, Julia Reinhard Lupton, Willy Maley, Patricia Parker, Shankar Raman, Katherine Rowe, Robert Shaughnessy, W. B. Worthen

The New Cambridge Bibliography Of English Literature Volume 1 600 1660

Author : George Watson
ISBN : 0521200040
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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More than fifty specialists have contributed to this new edition of volume 1 of The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature. The design of the original work has established itself so firmly as a workable solution to the immense problems of analysis, articulation and coordination that it has been retained in all its essentials for the new edition. The task of the new contributors has been to revise and integrate the lists of 1940 and 1957, to add materials of the following decade, to correct and refine the bibliographical details already available, and to re-shape the whole according to a new series of conventions devised to give greater clarity and consistency to the entries.

Shakespeare Survey Volume 53 Shakespeare And Narrative

Author : Peter Holland
ISBN : 0521781140
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The theme for Shakespeare Survey 53 is Shakespeare and Narrative.

The Oxford Handbook Of Shakespeare

Author : Arthur F. Kinney
ISBN : 9780199566105
Genre : Drama
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Contains forty original essays.

Shakespeare Survey Volume 56 Shakespeare And Comedy

Author : Peter Holland
ISBN : 0521827272
Genre : Drama
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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 Shakespeare's comedies, as well as the comedy in Shakespeare's other works.

The Broadview Anthology Of Drama Volume 1 From Antiquity Through The Eighteenth Century

Author : Craig S. Walker
ISBN : 9781551111391
Genre : Drama
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The Broadview Anthology of Drama: Plays from the Western Theatre is a chronological presentation of 43 plays in two volumes, ranging from the ancient theatre world to the present day. Each chapter focuses on a specific period and begins with an insightful introduction sketching the historical and theatrical landscape of that period. Contextualization for each play is provided through a thorough account of the literary and dramatic background of the play along with clear and comprehensive annotation. In addition, the editors have provided a glossary of terms used in the anthology to better equip students with a vocabulary for discussing the world of the stage.

Late Shakespeare 1608 1613

Author : Andrew J. Power
ISBN : 9781107016194
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In Late Shakespeare, 1608-1613, leading international Shakespeare scholars provide a contextually informed approach to Shakespeare's last seven plays.

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