Shakespeare, the King's Playwright

Theater in the Stuart Court, 1603-1613

Author: Alvin B. Kernan

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300072587

Category: Drama

Page: 230

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Eminent literary critic Alvin Kernan takes us back to the court performances of some of Shakespeare's most famous plays, showing how the courtly setting influenced the bard's work. Kernan argues that Shakespeare was a great dramatist whose plays commented on political and social concerns of his patrons and who adjusted his own art to pander to court needs. 30 illustrations.
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Shakespeare and Appropriation

Author: Christy Desmet,Robert Sawyer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134622619

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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The vitality of our culture is still often measured by the status Shakespeare has within it. Contemporary readers and writers continue to exploit Shakespeare's cultural afterlife in a vivid and creative way. This fascinating collection of original essays shows how writers' efforts to imitate, contradict, compete with, and reproduce Shakespeare keep him in the cultural conversation. The essays: * analyze the methods and motives of Shakespearean appropriation * investigate theoretically the return of the repressed author in discussions of Shakespeare's cultural function * put into dialogue theoretical and literary responses to Shakespeare's cultural authority * analyze works ranging from nineteenth century to the present, and genres ranging from poetry and the novel to Disney movies.
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English Court Theatre, 1558-1642

Author: John H. Astington

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521030064

Category: Drama

Page: 293

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A full account of court theatre in the Elizabethan and Stuart periods.
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Poetica

Zeitschrift für Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literature

Page: N.A

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Shakespeare, Court Dramatist

Author: Richard Dutton

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191083321

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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Shakespeare, Court Dramatist centres around the contention that the courts of both Elizabeth I and James I loomed much larger in Shakespeare's creative life than is usually appreciated. Richard Dutton argues that many, perhaps most, of Shakespeare's plays have survived in versions adapted for court presentation, where length was no object (and indeed encouraged) and rhetorical virtuosity was appreciated. The first half of the study examines the court's patronage of the theatre during Shakespeare's lifetime and the crucial role of its Masters of the Revels, who supervised all performances there (as well as censoring plays for public performance). Dutton examines the emergence of the Lord Chamberlain's Men and the King's Men, to whom Shakespeare was attached as their 'ordinary poet', and reviews what is known about the revision of plays in the early modern period. The second half of the study focuses in detail on six of Shakespeare's plays which exist in shorter, less polished texts as well as longer, more familiar ones: Henry VI Part II and III, Romeo and Juliet, Henry V, Hamlet, and The Merry Wives of Windsor. Shakespeare, Court Dramatist argues that they are not cut down from those familiar versions, but poorly-reported originals which Shakespeare revised for court performance into what we know best today. More localised revisions in such plays as Titus Andronicus, Richard II, and Henry IV Part II can also best be explained in this context. The court, Richard Dutton argues, is what made Shakespeare Shakespeare.
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Macbeth

A Critical Reader

Author: John Drakakis,Dale Townshend

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0567432270

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 333

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ARDEN RENAISSANCE DRAMA GUIDES offer students and academics practical and accessible introductions to the critical and performance contexts of key Elizabethan and Jacobean plays. Essays from leading international scholars provide invaluable insights into the text by presenting a range of critical perspectives, making the books ideal companions for study and research. Key features include: Essays on the play's critical and performance history A keynote essay on current research and thinking about the play A selection of new essays by leading scholars A survey of resources to direct students' further reading about the play in print and online Regularly performed and studied, Macbeth is not only one of Shakespeare's most popular plays but also provides us with one of the literary canon's most compellingly conflicted tragic figures. This guide offers fresh new ways into the play.
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Celtic Shakespeare

The Bard and the Borderers

Author: Dr Rory Loughnane,Professor Willy Maley

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472408209

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 366

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Drawing together some of the leading academics in the field of Shakespeare studies, this volume examines the commonalities and differences in addressing a notionally 'Celtic' Shakespeare. Celtic contexts have been established for many of Shakespeare's plays, and there has been interest too in the ways in which Irish, Scottish and Welsh critics, editors and translators have reimagined Shakespeare, claiming, connecting with and correcting him. This collection fills a major gap in literary criticism by bringing together the best scholarship on the individual nations of Ireland, Scotland and Wales in a way that emphasizes cultural crossovers and crucibles of conflict. The volume is divided into three chronologically ordered sections: Tudor Reflections, Stuart Revisions and Celtic Afterlives. This division of essays directs attention to Shakespeare's transformed treatment of national identity in plays written respectively in the reigns of Elizabeth and James, but also takes account of later regional receptions and the cultural impact of the playwright's dramatic works. The first two sections contain fresh readings of a number of the individual plays, and pay particular attention to the ways in which Shakespeare attends to contemporary understandings of national identity in the light of recent history. Juxtaposing this material with subsequent critical receptions of Shakespeare's works, from Milton to Shaw, this volume addresses a significant critical lacuna in Shakespearean criticism. Rather than reading these plays from a solitary national perspective, the essays in this volume cohere in a wide-ranging treatment of Shakespeare's direct and oblique references to the archipelago, and the problematic issue of national identity.
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Marxist Shakespeares

Author: Jean E. Howard,Scott Cutler Shershow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134633041

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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Marxist Shakespeares uses the rich analytic resources of the Marxist tradition to look at Shakespeare's plays afresh. The book offers new insights into the historical conditions within which Shakespeare's representations of class and gender emerged, and into Shakespeare's role in the global culture industry stretching from Hollywood to the Globe Theatre. A vital resource for students of Shakespeare which includes Marx's own readings of Shakespeare, Derrida on Marx, and also Bourdieu, Bataillle, Negri and Alice Clark.
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Renaissance Perspectives

Author: Jan Lloyd Jones, Grahan Callum

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781740971102

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English literature

Page: N.A

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Issues focus "... on four fields of British literature which rotate quarterly as follows: winter--English Renaissance; spring--Tudor and Stuart drama; summer--Restoration and Eighteenth century; and autumn--Nineteenth century."
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Tragedy's Insights

Identity, Polity, Theodicy

Author: Luis Rene Gámez

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780933951853

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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Region, Religion and Patronage

Lancastrian Shakespeare

Author: Richard Dutton,Alison Findlay,Richard Wilson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 258

View: 1914

Exploring the network of social, political and spiritual connections in north west England during Shakespeare's formative years, this text discusses how the cultural context in which the apprentice dramatist worked may have shaped him as an artist. It provides readings of Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night's Dream, and explores the position of Lancashire as a Catholic stronghold and home to Counter-Refomation missionaries in opposition to the attempts of central government to create a united state. The text also introduces the reader to the non-metropolitan theatre spaces which formed a vital part of Early Modern dramatic activity.
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Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.
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Subject Guide to Books in Print

An Index to the Publishers' Trade List Annual

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Love's Labour's Lost

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Classic Books Company

ISBN: 0742652955

Category: Courts and courtiers

Page: 500

View: 8117

"I feel that I have spent half my career with one or another Pelican Shakespeare in my back pocket. Convenience, however, is the least important aspect of the new Pelican Shakespeare series. Here is an elegant and clear text for either the study or the rehearsal room, notes where you need them and the distinguished scholarship of the general editors, Stephen Orgel and A. R. Braunmuller who understand that these are plays for performance as well as great texts for contemplation." (Patrick Stewart) The distinguished Pelican Shakespeare series, which has sold more than four million copies, is now completely revised and repackaged. Each volume features: * Authoritative, reliable texts * High quality introductions and notes * New, more readable trade trim size * An essay on the theatrical world of Shakespeare and essays on Shakespeare's life and the selection of texts
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