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 Oxford Companion to the Theatre

Author: Phyllis Hartnoll

Publisher: Oxford [Oxfordshire] ; New York : Oxford University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Theater

Page: 934

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This one-volume encyclopedia of the theater attempts to cover all aspects of the theater in every country
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The Listener

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Radio addresses, debates, etc

Page: N.A

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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

Page: N.A

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Plays and Players

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Theater

Page: N.A

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The Reprint Bulletin

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Out-of-print books

Page: N.A

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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

A Guide to Criticism

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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Titus Andronicus

Author: William Shakespeare,Alan Hughes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521857082

Category: Drama

Page: 179

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Updated edition of Titus Andronicus, including an introductory section on interpretations.
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Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

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Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.
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Christopher Marlowe the Craftsman

Lives, Stage, and Page

Author: Dr Sarah K Scott,Professor M L Stapleton

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409475972

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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Contributions to this volume explore the idea of Marlowe as a working artist, in keeping with John Addington Symonds' characterization of him as a "sculptor-poet." Throughout the body of his work-including not only the poems and plays, but also his forays into translation and imitation-a distinguished company of established and emerging literary scholars traces how Marlowe conceives an idea, shapes and refines it, then remakes and remodels it, only to refashion it further in his writing process. These essays necessarily overlap with one another in the categories of lives, stage, and page, which signals their interdependent nature regarding questions of authorship, theater and performance history, as well as interpretive issues within the works themselves. The contributors interpret and analyze the disputed facts of Marlowe's life, the textual difficulties that emerge from the staging of his plays, the critical investigations arising from analyses of individual works, and their relationship to those of his contemporaries. The collection engages in new ways the controversies and complexities of its subject's life and art. It reflects the flourishing state of Marlowe studies as it shapes the twenty-first century conception of the poet and playwright as master craftsman.
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Handwerk

Author: Richard Sennett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783833306327

Category: Motivation (Psychology)

Page: 431

View: 8190

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