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.
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The Tragedy of Coriolanus

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192836052

Category: Drama

Page: 388

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'Coriolanus' is perhaps the most brilliant political play ever written. Set in Ancient Rome, it remains a gripping psychological study of the relationship between personality and politics. The introduction to this new edition considers Shakespeare's adaptation of his historical material (Plutarch's Lives) in relation to the social and political conditions in London and Stratford at the time of the play's composition, also offering new evidence that it was written in 1608. Professor Parker examines the play's history and particularly its staging at the Blackfriars theatre, where it was probably the first of Shakespeare's plays to be presented and for which it may have been written. A thorough commentary pays special attention to the needs of actors and directors.
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The Arden Shakespeare Miscellany

Author: Jane Armstrong

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408139162

Category: Drama

Page: 224

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A gem of a reference book covering everything you could possibly want to know about Shakespeare between two handsome covers. Entries are quite short and range from "What did Shakespeare look like?", "Shakespeare on Film" and lists of compliments, oathes, lovers' vows and boys and girls names. There is an entry for each play too, summarising its plot and outlining major characters and themes. Details are given of the debates surrounding Shakespeare's identity, the known and fanciful facts of his life, and descriptions of the theatres in which he worked and the acting companies of which he was a member. A wealth of information and insight, both useful and entertainingly trivial, make this miscellany a book to satisfy students, buffs and bluffers alike.
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Coriolanus

A Guide to the Play

Author: Mary Steible

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313329623

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 155

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This book provides a comprehensive overview of all aspects of Shakespeare's Roman play.
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The Arden Shakespeare Complete Works

Author: William Shakespeare,Richard Proudfoot,Ann Thompson,David Scott Kastan

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781903436394

Category: Drama

Page: 1344

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A general introduction, also by the Arden General Editors, gives the reader an overall view of how and why Shakespeare has become such an influential cultural icon, and how perceptions of his work have changed in the intervening four centuries. The introduction summarises the known facts about the dramatist's life, his reading and use of sources, and the nature of theatrical performance during his lifetime.
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Macbeth

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: N.A

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The Arden Shakespeare Book Of Quotations On Life

Author: Jane Armstrong

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781903436516

Category: Drama

Page: 48

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Know then thyself If you are interested in human nature If you are looking for the right thought at the right moment If you are looking for that perfect phrase that expresses your thoughts better than you can Then The Arden Shakespeare Book of Quotations on Life is for you. Packed with Shakespeare's most acute insights into what it means to be human, both in our inmost selves and in relation to the world around us, this book offers everything from the brief and telling phrase to some of Shakespeare's finest and most profound poetry on the human condition.
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Arden Shakespeare Complete Works

Author: William Shakespeare,Richard Proudfoot,Ann Thompson,David Scott Kastan

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1903436613

Category: Drama

Page: 1360

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An authoritative, classic edition of Shakespeare's complete works in one paperback volume.
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Garrick, Kemble, Siddons, Kean

Great Shakespeareans:

Author: Peter Holland

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441162968

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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Great Shakespeareans offers a systematic account of those figures who have had the greatest influence on the interpretation, understanding and cultural reception of Shakespeare, both nationally and internationally. In this volume, leading scholars assess the contribution of David Garrick, John Philip Kemble, Sarah Siddons and Edmund Kean to the afterlife and reception of Shakespeare and his plays. Each substantial contribution assesses the double impact of Shakespeare on the figure covered and of the figure on the understanding, interpretation and appreciation of Shakespeare, provide a sketch of their subject's intellectual and professional biography and an account of the wider cultural context, including comparison with other figures or works within the same field.
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Hatred and Civility

The Antisocial Life in Victorian England

Author: Christopher Lane

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231503903

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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To understand hatred and civility in today's world, argues Christopher Lane, we should start with Victorian fiction. Although the word "Victorian" generally brings to mind images of prudish sexuality and well-heeled snobbery, it has above all become synonymous with self-sacrifice, earnest devotion, and moral rectitude. Yet this idealized version of Victorian England is surprisingly scarce in the period's literature--and its journalism, sermons, poems, and plays--where villains, hypocrites, murderers, and cheats of all types abound.
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Coriolanus

Author: David George

Publisher: Continuum International Pub Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 455

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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. The series makes a major contribution to our understanding of the plays and traditions of Shakespearean criticism 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. Includes English, European and American excerpts from Alexander Pope, Samuel Johnson, William Hazlitt, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, John Ruskin, Walt Whitman, Algernon Charles Swinburne, George Bernard Shaw, John Masefield, Lytton Strachey, John Middleton Murray, and Wyndham Lewis.
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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.
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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.
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Titus Andronicus

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: 77

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Cymbeline

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3843038007

Category: Drama

Page: 132

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William Shakespeare: Cymbeline Erstmals ins Deutsche übersetzt von Johann Joachim Eschenburg (1777). Die vorliegende Übersetzung stammt von Dorothea Tieck. Erstdruck in: Shakspeare's dramatische Werke. Übersetzt von August Wilhelm Schlegel. Ergänzt und erläutert von Ludwig Tieck, Bd. 9, Berlin (Georg Andreas Reimer) 1832. Vollständige Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2015. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: William Shakespeare: Sämtliche Werke in vier Bänden. Band 2, Herausgegeben von Anselm Schlösser. Berlin: Aufbau, 1975. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: John Faed, Posthumus und Imogen, um 1865.. Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 11 pt.
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All's Well That Ends Well

Second Series

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781903436233

Category: Drama

Page: 152

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G. K. Hunterwas Founding Professor of English Literature at Warwick University and Emily Sanford Professor of English at Yale University. His publications include editions ofKing LearandMacbethfor The Penguin Shakespeare,English Drama 1586-1642: The Age of Shakespeare, andDramatic Identities and Cultural Tradition: Studies in Shakespeare and his Contemporaries. He also wroteJohn Lyly: The Humanist as Courtier, widely regarded as the best critical study of Lyly. The editor’s introduction includes extensive discussion of the text, date, and source of the play. That the play is only found in 1623’s First Folio makes dating it difficult; in his attempt to do so, Wilson uses previous scholarship, including hypotheses that the play was once calledLove’s Labour’s Won, and compares the play to 1604’sMeasure for Measure. A critical introduction of the play first lays out its structure and themes, then discusses the problematic roles of Bertram, Parolles, and Helena, and finally examines the play’s unity (or lack thereof). Following the text ofAll’s Well That Ends Wellis an appendix, “Giletta of Narbona” by William Painter, a probable source of the play. The Arden Shakespearehas developed a reputation as the pre-eminent critical edition of Shakespeare for its exceptional scholarship, reflected in the thoroughness of each volume. An introduction comprehensively contextualizes the play, chronicling the history and culture that surrounded and influenced Shakespeare at the time of its writing and performance, and closely surveying critical approaches to the work. Detailed appendices address problems like dating and casting, and analyze the differing Quarto and Folio sources. A full commentary by one or more of the play’s foremost contemporary scholars illuminates the text, glossing unfamiliar terms and drawing from an abundance of research and expertise to explain allusions and significant background information. Highly informative and accessible, Arden offers the fullest experience of Shakespeare available to a reader.
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The Arden Dictionary Of Shakespeare Quotations

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408143771

Category: Drama

Page: 408

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Who said " Neither a lender nor a borrower be"? Who are the star-crossed lovers? Which Shakespearean lady protests "too much"? If you have ever been stuck trying to identify a Shakespearean quote then this is the book for you! With over 3,000 quotes from single lines to quite long extracts, organized by topic and by play, this is an essential book for anyone with an interest in Shakespeare. The key word index makes it easy to use and it also includes a glossary of unfamiliar terms and a brief biography of Shakespeare. The Dictionary is easy to dip into by word or theme (love, greed, disease, war etc) or by play, and the indexes allow readers to track down a half-remembered quote easily. An ideal companion for all students, teachers or performers of Shakespeare, this Dictionary is a useful and entertaining reference work.
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