Shakespeare's Imagery and What it Tells Us

Author: Caroline F. E. Spurgeon

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521092586

Category: Drama

Page: 408

View: 6908

An analysis of the ways in which Shakespeare's imagery functions to reveal literary and personal motives

The Development of Shakespeare's Imagery

Author: Wolfgang Clemen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135032866

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

View: 8410

First published in 1951. The edition reprints the second, updated, edition, of 1977. When first published this book quickly established itself as the standard survey of Shakespeare's imagery considered as an integral part of the development of Shakespeare's dramatic art. By illustrating, through the use of examples the progressive stages of Shakespeare's use of imagery, and in relating it to the structure, style and subject matter of the plays, the book throws new light on the dramatist's creative genius. The second edition includes a new preface and an up-to-date bibliography.

Some Recent Research in Shakespeare's Imagery

Author: Una Mary Ellis-Fermor

Publisher: Ardent Media

ISBN: 9780838303436

Category: English language

Page: 39

View: 7175

The systematic study of imagery by esthetic critics is of recent growth. This is a review of some of the more significant contributions.

Shakespeare's Musical Imagery

Author: Christopher R. Wilson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1847064957

Category: Drama

Page: 259

View: 1291

A study of the meaning of Shakespeare's musical imagery in his plays and poems.

Shakespeare Survey

Author: Allardyce Nicoll

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521523899

Category: Drama

Page: 184

View: 9562

The first fifty volumes of this yearbook of Shakespeare studies are being reissued in paperback.

Shakespeare: The Tragedies

Author: Nicolas Tredell

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137404906

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

View: 4337

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.

From Chaucer's Pardoner to Shakespeare's Iago

Aspects of Intermediality in the History of the Vice

Author: Maik Goth

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783631564653

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 143

View: 7174

In" The Western Canon: The Books and School of the Ages "the American critic Harold Bloom claims that Shakespeare drew on Chaucer's Pardoner when creating the villain Iago for his "Othello." This book turns Bloom's observation of influences within the canon of Western literature into a more complex intermedial analysis of dramatic and literary traditions at the waning of the Middle Ages and the dawn of the Renaissance. The discussion of verbal and non-verbal codes in Chaucer's presentation of the Pardoner and Shakespeare's depiction of Iago sheds light on the various strands of the Vice's development, and shows that Chaucer's pilgrim, who descends obliquely from the stage Vices, stands at the very beginning of the Vice tradition, while Iago is a late development of him, who adapts his role to new dramatic challenges.

The Artistry of Shakespeare's Prose

Author: Brian Vickers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136565450

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 464

View: 5750

First published in 1968. This re-issues the revised edition of 1979. The Artistry of Shakespeare's Prose is the first detailed study of the use of prose in the plays. It begins by defining the different dramatic and emotional functions which Shakespeare gave to prose and verse, and proceeds to analyse the recurrent stylistic devices used in his prose. The general and particular application of prose is then studied through all the plays, in roughly chronological order.

Prophecy and Sibylline Imagery in the Renaissance

Shakespeare’s Sibyls

Author: Jessica L. Malay

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136961062

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

View: 8624

This book restores the rich tradition of the Sibyls to the position of prominence they once held in the culture and society of the English Renaissance. The sibyls — figures from classical antiquity — played important roles in literature, scholarship and art of the period, exerting a powerful authority due to their centuries-old connection to prophetic declamations of the coming of Christ and the Apocalypse. The identity of the sibyls, however, was not limited to this particular aspect of their fame, but contained a fluid multi-layering of meanings given their prominence in ancient Greek and Roman cultures, as well as the widespread dissemination of prophecies attributed the sibyls that circulated through the oral tradition. Sibylline prophecy of the Middle Ages served as another conduit through which sibylline authority, fame, and familiarity was transmitted and enhanced. Writers as disparate as John Foxe, John Dee, Thomas Churchyard, John Fletcher, Thomas Heywood, Jane Seager, John Lyly, An Collins, William Shakespeare, and many draw upon this shared sibylline tradition to produce particular and specific meanings in their writing. This book explores the many identities, the many faces, of the prophetic sibyls as they appear in the works of English Renaissance writers.

Shakespeare's Sexual Language

A Glossary

Author: Gordon Williams

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826491340

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

View: 5912

Focuses on Shakespeare's sexual language, some of which is notoriously difficult to unravel and whose roots go back into earlier literature. This is a comprehensive but concise reference guide to sexual language and imagery in Shakespeare.

A.C. Bradley on Shakespeare's Tragedies

A Concise Edition and Reassessment

Author: John Russell Brown

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137021292

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

View: 1003

This guide helps students navigate A.C. Bradley's classic text, while providing an important commentary on the value of Bradley's approach and how it can be adapted to present-day interests. John Russell Brown highlights the advantages of understanding Bradley's methods and provides major insights for any student of Shakespeare.

Shakespeare's God

The Role of Religion in the Tragedies

Author: Ivor Morris

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415353243

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 496

View: 8801

First published in 1972. Shakespeare's God investigates whether a religious interpretation of Shakespeare's tragedies is possible. The study places Christianity's commentary on the human condition side by side with what tragedy reveals about it. This pattern is identified using the writings of Christian thinkers from Augustine to the present day. The pattern in the chief phenomena of literary tragedy is also traced

William Shakespeare’s Othello

Author: N.A

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 9788126901166


Page: 232

View: 3110

William Shakespeare Is Considered The Best Poet And Dramatist Of All Ages. His Tragic Drama Othello Has Been Popular Since Its First Perfor¬Mance At The Beginning Of The Seventeenth Century, With Both The Audience And The Readers. The Play Is Still Performed And Several Film Versions Have Also Appeared. The Play Generated Much Controversy And At The Same Time Created Some Genuine Interest In It. It Is, However, In The Theatre That We Can Fully Appreciate The Genius Of Shakespeare As A Dramatist. But In Order To Have A Proper Assessment Of A Play By Shakespeare, We Must Also Be Ready To Study It As Literature, Welcoming The Observations Of The Critics And Scholars, As They Help Us Come Closer To The Proper Meaning Of The Play.An Attempt Has Been Made In This Critical Study To Provide The Readers Of Othello With That Clear Insight Which May Help Them Comprehend The Play Properly, Enhancing Their Enjoyment Of The Play. Besides Discussing The Various Problems Connected With The Play, This Study Provides A Detailed Critical Analysis Of The Play, Scene By Scene, And Various Critical Approaches To The Play From The Seventeenth Century Upto The Modern Times. The Debates About The Real Identity Of The Dramatist, Continuing From The Beginning Right Up To The Present Time, Have Been Discussed And The Curious May Find In Them Enough Food For Thought. A Select Bibliography Has Also Been Provided For The Discerning Readers Who Want To Know More About The Play. A Number Of Questions Have Been Given At The End To Stimulate The Readers Interest In The Drama. As An Aid To The Smooth Reading Of The Play, A Glossary Of Difficult And Obscure Words And Terms Has Been Appended To The Book.It Is Hoped That The Present Book Will Prove Highly Useful To Both Students And Researchers Of English Literature. Even Those Engaged In Teaching Shakespearian Plays Will Find It Informative And Valuable.

At the Bottom of Shakespeare's Ocean

Author: Steve Mentz

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441125922

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 136

View: 8970

We need a poetic history of the ocean, and Shakespeare can help us find one. There's more real salt in the plays than we might expect. Shakespeare's dramatic ocean spans the God-sea of the ancient world and the immense blue vistas that early modern mariners navigated. Throughout his career, from the opening shipwrecks of The Comedy of Errors through The Tempest, Shakespeare's plays figure the ocean as shocking physical reality and mind-twisting symbol of change and instability. To fathom Shakespeare's ocean - to go down to its bottom - this book's chapters focus on different things that humans do with and in and near the sea: fathoming, keeping watch, swimming, beachcombing, fishing, and drowning. Mentz also sets Shakespeare's sea-poetry against modern literary sea-scapes, including the vast Pacific of Moby-Dick, the rocky coast of Charles Olson's Maximus Poems, and the lyrical waters of the postcolonial Caribbean. Uncovering the depths of Shakespeare's maritime world, this book draws out the centrality of the sea in our literary culture.

Shakespeare's Ideas

More Things in Heaven and Earth

Author: David Bevington

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444357638

Category: History

Page: 248

View: 5598

An in-depth exploration, through his plays and poems, of the philosophy of Shakespeare as a great poet, a great dramatist and a "great mind". Written by a leading Shakespearean scholar Discusses an array of topics, including sex and gender, politics and political theory, writing and acting, religious controversy and issues of faith, skepticism and misanthropy, and closure Explores Shakespeare as a great poet, a great dramatist and a "great mind"

Shakespeare's Imagery and What It Tells Us

Author: Caroline F. Spurgeon

Publisher: Barclay Press

ISBN: 9781473310551

Category: Drama

Page: 444

View: 4531

This early work by Caroline F. Spurgeon was originally published in 1935 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'Shakespeare's Imagery and What it Tells Us' is an in-depth work on the example, function, and use of imagery in the work of the great playwright. Caroline Spurgeon was born on 24 October 1869, in India. She was educated at Cheltenham Ladies College, England and at King's College, London and also University College London. In 1901 she became a member of the staff of Bedford College, London, and wrote two thesis on Chaucer. The first in 1911 which she wrote in Paris, 'Chaucer devant la critique', and the second, written in London in 1929, '500 years of Chaucer criticism and allusion.' In 1935, Spurgeon wrote the pioneer study on the use of images in William Shakespeare's Work, called 'Shakespeare's Imagery, and what it tells us.' In it she analyses the different types of images and motifs he uses in his plays. Spurgeon was also responsible for launching the well regarded English literature curriculum at the University of London.

Spectacle & Image in Renaissance Europe

Selected Papers of the XXXIInd Conference at the Centre D'Etudes Supérieures de la Renaissance de Tours, 29 June-8 July 1989 : [XXXIIe Colloque International D'Etudes Humanistes]

Author: André Lascombes

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004097742

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 367

View: 9919

This collection of nineteen essays focuses on the ways in which, in England, France and Spain, the Renaissance made propagandistic, or aesthetic, use of the image in various spectacles. Under surface differences between genres, what emerges is a surprising similarity in tactics and response, which invites further questioning about image elaboration and its reception.