The Tragedy of King Lear

Author: William Shakespeare,Jay L. Halio

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521337298

Category: Drama

Page: 313

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This is the first fully annotated critical edition of King Lear to appear for forty years. It includes a comprehensive account of Shakespeare's sources and the literary, political, and folkloric influences at work in the play; a detailed reading of the action, and a substantial stage history of major productions. Unlike previous editions, this one does not present a conflation of the Quarto and the Folio, but offers the latter as the authoritative text.
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The Tragedy of King Lear (Classic Reprint)

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9781333586423

Category: Drama

Page: 312

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Excerpt from The Tragedy of King Lear In my footnotes (collations) Q I one copy or some copies indicates that there is a variation in one or in more of these six Quartos. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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King Lear

A Guide to the Play

Author: Jay L. Halio

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313316180

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 128

View: 8454

In its timeless exploration of familial and political dissolution, and in its relentless questioning of the apparent moral indifference of the universe, King Lear is Shakespeare's darkest tragedy. It is also one of his most timely, for many of the issues it raises resonate loudly within our own era. This reference lucidly overviews King Lear's textual history and intellectual background, its issues and themes, its scholarly and critical reception, and its life in several different productions.
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Romeo and Juliet

A Guide to the Play

Author: Jay L. Halio

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313300899

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 133

View: 3239

The fullest and most comprehensive study of Romeo and Juliet in years, this book examines every aspect of the play, including texts and contexts, thematic and critical issues, and performances.
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Shakespeare as Literary Dramatist

Author: Lukas Erne

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107029651

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 313

View: 8899

This second edition of Erne's groundbreaking study includes a new preface that reviews the controversy the book has triggered.
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Late Shakespeare, 1608-1613

Author: Andrew J. Power,Rory Loughnane

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107016193

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 344

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In Late Shakespeare, 1608-1613, leading international Shakespeare scholars provide a contextually informed approach to Shakespeare's last seven plays.
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Shakespeare's Stage Traffic

Imitation, Borrowing and Competition in Renaissance Theatre

Author: Janet Clare

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107729564

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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Shakespeare's unique status has made critics reluctant to acknowledge the extent to which some of his plays are the outcome of adaptation. In Shakespeare's Stage Traffic Janet Clare re-situates Shakespeare's dramaturgy within the flourishing and competitive theatrical trade of the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. She demonstrates how Shakespeare worked with materials which had already entered the dramatic tradition, and how, in the spirit of Renaissance theory, he moulded and converted them to his own use. The book challenges the critical stance that views the Shakespeare canon as essentially self-contained, moves beyond the limitations of generic studies and argues for a more conjoined critical study of early modern plays. Each chapter focuses on specific plays and examines the networks of influence, exchange and competition which characterised stage traffic between playwrights, including Marlowe, Jonson and Fletcher. Overall, the book addresses multiple perspectives relating to authorship and text, performance and reception.
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William Shakespeares »King Lear« in seinen Fassungen

Ein elektronisch-dialogisches Editionsmodell

Author: Alexandra Braun-Rau

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110939894

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 185

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In the recent past, the reassessment of the transmission situation with regard to Shakespeare's »King Lear« has spawned numerous single editions of the various versions of the play. Proceeding from a discussion of the transmission problems, the editorial history, and present-day editorial practice, the study undertakes a comprehensive reconception of the methodological foundations of version editing in connection with »King Lear«. The discussion of the theoretical editing problems involved produces an outline for a hypermedia edition that departs from traditional norms in its design of reader text, navigation structure, and reference system. An integral part of the study is an electronic component accessible on the internet (www.niemeyer.de/links/link_material.html), which illustrates the editorial and media-theoretical premises with reference to a newly edited portion of the text.
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The First Quarto of King Lear

Author: William Shakespeare,Jay L. Halio

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521587075

Category: Drama

Page: 141

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This edition of Shakespeare's King Lear is based on the first (1608) quarto and represents a significantly different version from that published in the folio of 1623, which forms the basis of the standard New Cambridge Shakespeare edition. Each has numerous unique passages and hundreds of variant readings, creating differences that affect the structure, characterization and overall impact of the play. This volume contains a substantial introduction, the text of the first quarto, a collation of variant readings and an appendix of passages unique to the Folio.
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Marxist Shakespeares

Author: Jean E. Howard,Scott Cutler Shershow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134633041

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

View: 9922

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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King Lear

Author: William Shakespeare,G. K. Hunter,Kiernan Ryan

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141012293

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 279

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Includes the unabridged text of Shakespeare's classic play plus a complete study guide that features scene-by-scene summaries, explanations and discussions of the plot, question-and-answer sections, author biography, historical background, and more.
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The History of King Lear

Author: William Shakespeare,Gary Taylor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Aging parents

Page: 321

View: 7048

This new edition of Shakespeare's greatest tragedy is based, exceptionally, on the quarto, the version closest to his original manuscript. The Introduction illuminates the play's origins and the practicalities of its composition, and reaches beyond to its reception and influence down the centuries. Detailed notes pay especial attention to the language and staging, and the volume includes King Lear 's first derivative, a contemporary ballad, and guides to appreciation of the play and its multiple offshoots.
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King Lear

Parallel Text Edition

Author: Rene Weis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317863305

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 360

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This reissed edition of Longman Annotated Texts King Lear includes comprehensive notes, annotations and an introduction, all designed to be of use to undergraduates and interested readers. King Lear is one of Shakespeare's most widely studied tragedies. However, since the late 1970s textual scholars, critics and editors have argued that there is no single 'King Lear' text. Anyone studying the play needs to be aware of two different texts, one based on the quarto of 1608, The History of King Lear, and a revised version published in the first folio of 1623, The Tragedy of King Lear. This edition offers a fully annotated, modern spelling version of the texts set side by side, identifying and elucidating the major discrepancies between the two. It presents some possible reasons for the differences between the two texts, which themselves shed light on a number of issues relating to literary transmission in the Renaissance and give an insight into the nature of performance and censorship.
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Titus Andronicus

Third Series

Author: William Shakespeare,Jonathan Bate

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781904271147

Category: Drama

Page: 328

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After centuries of vilification and neglect by both scholars and actors, Titus Andronicus has at last come to be recognized as one of ShakespeareÂ's early masterpieces. In this powerful and ground-breaking edition, Bate offers a complete and radical reappraisal of ShakespeareÂ's bloodiest tragedy, seeing it as one of the dramatistÂ's most inventive plays, a complex and self-conscious improvisation upon classical sources. BateÂ's introduction does full justice to the playÂ's artfulness and sophistication, puts forward new arguments regarding the playÂ's date, sources and early stage history, and devotes extended discussion to great modern productions such as those of Peter Brook and Deborah Warner. In an age in which dramatic representation of violence has become an issue of enormous controversy, Titus Andronicus is the essential play; BateÂ's seminal edition indicates just how far, with this early work, the young Shakespeare has already travelled towards the masterpiece of his maturity, King Lear. 'Â…a great edition of a great play' Julie Taymor, Director TITUS, 20th Century Fox, 1999 "Bate makes a really positive virtue of his treatment of the play in performance...putting a vigorous account of Titus on stage at very stage-centre in his Introduction. Using this section as a means for raising fundamental questions as to the playÂ's style, coherence, and meaning, Bate achieves a remarkable fusion between performance history and criticism." John Jowett, Shakespeare Survey 'Â…impressive and excitingÂ…' Barry Gaines, University of New Mexico, Shakespeare Quarterly 'This is an outstanding edition of Titus, especially for its treatment of textual questions and of recent performance history. It supersedes all previous editions' Dr P Hartle, St Catherines College, Cambridge
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Das Archiv

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Postal service

Page: N.A

View: 6246

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Deep Wisdom from Shakespeare’s Dramas

Theological Reflections on Seven Shakespeare Plays

Author: Arjan Plaisier

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630875384

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 182

View: 3775

Arjan Plaisier believes audiences who view Shakespeare performances and readers who study the plays deserve better than some of the recent interpretations of the Bard's work. In their attempt to be modern, these interpreters commit historical amnesia by slighting the Christian ethos of the early Renaissance period in which Shakespeare wrote and by riding roughshod over the religious underpinnings of his plays. This neglect skews the playwright's intentions, confuses the audience, and diminishes the full effect of the play. Plaisier, too, is modern--and in a more profound sense. He sets forth how Shakespeare shapes his plots to conform at an ultimate level to timeless biblical narrative patterns (like Northrop Frye, he regards the Bible as a code book), so that there is a right ending to the work. And in an Appendix, Plaisier provides some kindly advice to his fellow pastors. You do well, he says to them, to enrich your noble calling with attention to literature. To do this, he says, you will find Shakespeare most helpful. Yes, and Plaisier's perceptive essays point to the deep wisdom in Shakespeare by which we can all live.
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The New Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare

Author: Margreta De Grazia,Stanley Wells

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521886325

Category: Drama

Page: 360

View: 8972

Twenty-one essays provide lively and authoritative approaches to the literary, historical, cultural and performative aspects of Shakespeare works.
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A Companion to Shakespeare's Works, Volume I

The Tragedies

Author: Richard Dutton,Jean E. Howard

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470997273

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 504

View: 3368

This four-volume Companion to Shakespeare's Works, compiled as a single entity, offers a uniquely comprehensive snapshot of current Shakespeare criticism. Brings together new essays from a mixture of younger and more established scholars from around the world - Australia, Canada, France, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Examines each of Shakespeare’s plays and major poems, using all the resources of contemporary criticism, from performance studies to feminist, historicist, and textual analysis. Volumes are organized in relation to generic categories: namely the histories, the tragedies, the romantic comedies, and the late plays, problem plays and poems. Each volume contains individual essays on all texts in the relevant category, as well as more general essays looking at critical issues and approaches more widely relevant to the genre. Offers a provocative roadmap to Shakespeare studies at the dawning of the twenty-first century. This companion to Shakespeare’s tragedies contains original essays on every tragedy from Titus Andronicus to Coriolanus as well as thirteen additional essays on such topics as Shakespeare’s Roman tragedies, Shakespeare’s tragedies on film, Shakespeare’s tragedies of love, Hamlet in performance, and tragic emotion in Shakespeare.
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