Shakespeare the Craftsman: Volume 5

The Clark Lectures 1968

Author: M. C. Bradbrook

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521295291

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 187

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Professor Bradbrook's Shakespeare the Craftsman was first given as the Clark Lectures in 1968 at Cambridge. Her purposes in the book that followed are twofold: to trace 'the descent of Shakespeare's art from the popular medieval tradition, especially from the religious drama of the Craft cycles'; and to indicate how his craftsmanship was often a response to some immediate demand - a new actor, a new stage or some specific occasion. The Merry Wives of Windsor, for instance, came of a Royal Command. There are chapters about Burbage and the Globe Theatre, and about Robert Armin, the 'new clown', and his part in Twelfth Night. Other chapters deal with Julius Caesar, Hamlet and the revenge play, and the pageant of Timon of Athens.
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The Listener

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Category: Radio addresses, debates, etc

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A weekly publication, established by the BBC in 1929 as the medium for reproducing radio - and later, television - programmes in print. It is our only record and means of accessing the content of many early broadcasts.
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Encounter

Author: Stephen Spender,Irving Kristol

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literature

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Plays and Players

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Publisher: N.A

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Category: Theater

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The Reprint Bulletin

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Category: Out-of-print books

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Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar': A Critical Introduction

Author: Cedric Watts

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1326402374

Category: Reference

Page: 154

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What is the play really about? Tragedy, history, problem play - what is its genre? Who, if anyone, is the play's hero? Is the murder of Caesar justified? Is Brutus a hypocritical Stoic? How does posthumous characterisation work? What makes the play so topical? ""Julius Caesar"" has long been regarded as one of Shakespeare's greatest dramas. Some of its phrases live on famously: "Beware the Ides of March"; "Et tu, Brute?"; and "Friends, Romans, countrymen: lend me your ears ." When Cassius says, "How many ages hence / Shall this our lofty scene be acted over, / In states unborn and accents yet unknown?," his question is indeed prophetic: history's answer has transformed the question into a boast. This concise, clear introduction explains just why. Professor Cedric Watts, M.A, Ph.D., is the editor of the Wordsworth Classics' Shakespeare Series.
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Shakespeare's Tragedies

Author: Emma Smith

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470776897

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 384

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This Guide steers students through the critical writing on Shakespeare’s tragedies from the sixteenth century to the present day. Guides students through four centuries of critical writing on Shakespeare’s tragedies. Covers both significant early views and recent critical interventions. Substantial editorial material links the articles and places them in context. Annotated suggestions for further reading allow students to investigate further.
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The Methuen Book of Shakespeare Anecdotes

Author: Ralph Berry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317215931

Category: Art

Page: 205

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Few playwrights have been more slandered, abused or honoured in performance than William Shakespeare. First published in 1992, this collection of 300 stories focuses on Shakespeare’s plays on stage. Organised chronologically, it offers the reader the opportunity to witness the changes in theatrical approaches to Shakespeare from their own time to the present day. This book will be of interest to those studying theatre, but also to those fascinated by the Shakespeare tradition.
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A Short History of English Renaissance Drama

Author: Helen Hackett

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857733028

Category: History

Page: 256

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Shakespeare is a towering presence in English and indeed global culture. Yet considered alongside his contemporaries he was not an isolated phenomenon, but the product of a period of astonishing creative fertility. This was an age when new media - popular drama and print - were seized upon avidly and inventively by a generation of exceptionally talented writers. In her sparkling new book, Helen Hackett explores the historical contexts of English Renaissance drama by situating it in the wider history of ideas. She traces the origins of Renaissance theatre in communal religious drama, civic pageantry and court entertainment and vividly describes the playing conditions of Elizabethan and Jacobean playhouses. Examining Marlowe, Shakespeare and Jonson in turn, the author assesses the distinctive contribution made by each playwright to the creation of English drama. She then turns to revenge tragedy, with its gothic poetry of sex and death; city comedy, domestic tragedy and tragicomedy; and gender and drama, with female roles played by boy actors in commercial playhouses while women participated in drama at court and elsewhere. The book places Renaissance drama in the exciting and vibrant cosmopolitanism of sixteenth-century London.
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William Shakespeare

The Critical Heritage Volume 2 1693-1733

Author: Brian Vickers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134783612

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 564

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The Critical Heritage gathers together a large body of critical sources on major figures in literature. Each volume presents contemporary responses to a writer's work, enabling students and researchers to read for themselves, for example, comments on early performances of Shakespeare's plays, or reactions to the first publication of Jane Austen's novels. The carefully selected sources range from landmark essays in the history of criticism to journalism and contemporary opinion, and little published documentary material such as letters and diaries. Significant pieces of criticism from later periods are also included, in order to demonstrate the fluctuations in an author's reputation. Each volume contains an introduction to the writer's published works, a selected bibliography, and an index of works, authors and subjects. The Collected Critical Heritage set will be available as a set of 68 volumes and the series will also be available in mini sets selected by period (in slipcase boxes) and as individual volumes.
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Books in print supplement 1988-89

a mid-year updating service listing new books, price changes, and out of titles. Authors, Subjects

Author: [Anonymus AC00022804]

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780835225519

Category: American literature

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Die Politik

Author: Aristoteles,Christian Garve

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Handwerk

Author: Richard Sennett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783833306327

Category: Motivation (Psychology)

Page: 431

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Der Narr und das Mädchen

Author: Celia Rees

Publisher: Bloomoon

ISBN: 3845801417

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 368

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London zu Beginn des 17. Jahrhunderts. Als William Shakespeare der aus ihrer Heimat vertriebenen Violetta und ihrem Narren Feste das erste Mal begegnet, ist er sofort fasziniert: Denn augenblicklich ahnt er, welch dramatischer Stoff sich ihm da bietet – und verstrickt sich immer tiefer in die gefährliche Geschichte der beiden.
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