The Cambridge Companion to Shakespearean Comedy

The Cambridge Companion to Shakespearean Comedy

This is an introduction to Shakespeare's comedies and romances. Rather than taking each play in isolation, the chapters trace recurring issues, suggesting both the continuity and the variety of Shakespeare's practice.

Author: Alexander Leggatt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521779421

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 237

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Pt. 1:Shakespeare and comic tradition --Theories of comedy /David Galbraith --Roman comedy /Robert S. Miola --Italian stories on the stage /Louise George Clubb --Elizabethan comedy /Janette Dillon --Popular festivity /François Laroque --pt. 2:Shakespearean comedy --Forms of confusion /John Creaser --Love and courtship /Catherine Bates --Laughing at "others" /Edward Berry --Comedy and sex /Alexander Leggatt --Language and comedy /Lynne Magnusson --Sexual disguise and the theatre of gender /Barbara Hodgdon --Matters of state /Anthony Miller --The experiment of romance /Michael O'Connell.
Categories: Literary Collections

The Cambridge Companion to Shakespearean Tragedy

The Cambridge Companion to Shakespearean Tragedy

This updated Companion has been fully revised and includes an extensively overhauled bibliography and four new chapters by leading scholars.

Author: Claire McEachern

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107019775

Category: Drama

Page: 302

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This revised and updated Companion acquaints the student reader with the forms, contexts, critical and theatrical lives of the ten plays considered to be Shakespeare's tragedies. Thirteen essays, written by leading scholars in Britain and North America, address the ways in which Shakespearean tragedy originated, developed and diversified, as well as how it has fared on stage, as text and in criticism. Topics covered include the literary precursors of Shakespeare's tragedies, cultural backgrounds, sub-genres and receptions of the plays. The book examines the four major tragedies and, in addition, Titus Andronicus, Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra, Coriolanus and Timon of Athens. Essays from the first edition have been fully revised to reflect the most up-to-date scholarship; the bibliography has been extensively updated; and four new chapters have been added, discussing Shakespearean form, Shakespeare and philosophy, Shakespeare's tragedies in performance, and Shakespeare and religion.
Categories: Drama

The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare on Stage

The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare on Stage

These are followed by three explorations of acting: tragic and comic actors and women performers of Shakespeare roles.

Author: Stanley Wells

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052179711X

Category: Drama

Page: 322

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A Companion addressing all aspects of Shakespeare in performance, first published in 1992.
Categories: Drama

The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare and Popular Culture

The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare and Popular Culture

This book offers a collection of essays on Shakespeare's life and works in popular forms and media.

Author: Robert Shaughnessy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521844291

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 291

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A collection of essays on Shakespeare's life and works in popular forms and media, first published in 2007.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Companion to Shakespeare s Works Volume III

A Companion to Shakespeare s Works  Volume III

This four-volume Companion to Shakespeare's Works, compiled as a single entity, offers a uniquely comprehensive snapshot of current Shakespeare criticism.

Author: Richard Dutton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470997291

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 480

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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 comedies contains original essays on every comedy from The Two Gentlemen of Verona to Twelfth Night as well as twelve additional articles on such topics as the humoral body in Shakespearean comedy, Shakespeare’s comedies on film, Shakespeare’s relation to other comic writers of his time, Shakespeare’s cross-dressing comedies, and the geographies of Shakespearean comedy.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare on Film

The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare on Film

This companion is a collection of critical and historical essays on the films adapted from, and inspired by, Shakespeare's plays.

Author: Russell Jackson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521685016

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 349

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A collection of essays on film adaptations of Shakespeare's plays.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Companion to Shakespeare s Works The Comedies

A Companion to Shakespeare s Works  The Comedies

This four-volume Companion to Shakespeare's Works, compiled as a single entity, offers a uniquely comprehensive snapshot of current Shakespeare criticism.

Author: Richard Dutton

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781405136075

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 476

View: 933

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 comedies contains original essays on every comedy from The Two Gentlemen of Verona to Twelfth Night as well as twelve additional articles on such topics as the humoral body in Shakespearean comedy, Shakespeare’s comedies on film, Shakespeare’s relation to other comic writers of his time, Shakespeare’s cross-dressing comedies, and the geographies of Shakespearean comedy.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare on Film

The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare on Film

An international team of leading scholars discuss Shakespearean films from a variety of perspectives: as works of art in their own right; as products of the international movie industry; in terms of cinematic and theatrical genres; and as ...

Author: Russell Jackson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521639751

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 342

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This lively Companion examines the films adapted from, and inspired by, Shakespeare's plays.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Love Concepts in William Shakespeare s A Midsummer Night s Dream

Love Concepts in William Shakespeare s  A Midsummer Night s Dream

Seminar paper from the year 2012 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, University of Würzburg (Lehrstuhl für Englische Literatur - und Kulturwissenschaft ), course: HS: Shakespeare's Comedies, ...

Author: Sema Kara

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783656368502

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 19

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Seminar paper from the year 2012 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, University of Würzburg (Lehrstuhl für Englische Literatur - und Kulturwissenschaft ), course: HS: Shakespeare's Comedies, language: English, abstract: “The course of true love never did run smooth” – this statement, made by the male protagonist Lysander in I,1 of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, is arguably one of the most well-known lines from the play. In a nutshell, it represents its: the trials and tribulations of love; the obstacles young love has to overcome, the intrinsic complexities of established love, and the victory of true love in the end. This paper aims to take a look at the way, how different stages of love and love concepts are represented in AMD. As Shakespeare is said to have written this particular early play between 1594 - 1596 , a closer look will be taken at the conventions of love poetry in the literature of the Elizabethan age. The influence of the Italian Renaissance poet Petrarch’s love poetry concept on Elizabethan love poetry conventions will be of special interest at this point. Further on, Shakespeare’s very own love concept in his romantic comedies will be compared and contrasted to the love poetry of his age. The late 16th century and early 17th century, from the 1690ies and particularly with the onset of the reign of King James I, brought about a change in the perception and creation of conventional Elizabethan love poetry: from the commonplace Petrarchan conceits to a more individual, realistic yet Puritan depiction of the praised woman . With AMD being conceived in this particular time frame, possible reflections of this literary change of mind in the discussed play will be outlined in the analysis of this play. Scholars argue, that AMD originally might have been written by Shakespeare for a noble wedding celebration , because of its lenght, the marriages at the end of the play and the different aspects of married life the play offers. The aspect of marriage and marital conventions in the Elizabethan age will be another point of analysis in this paper, determining whether Shakespeare stayed true or subverted common assumptions of married life at his age. The final analysis will try to apply the aforementioned theoretical points to AMD and take a look at how marriage, love, and literary love concepts are represented by the respective couples in the play.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Plays International

Plays International

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The Shakespeare Newsletter

The Shakespeare Newsletter

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Shakespeare Jahrbuch

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Theatre History Studies

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Shakespeare in Southern Africa

Shakespeare in Southern Africa

Shakespeare in Southern Africa 15 ( 2003 ) : 96 - 102 . Voss , Tony . Rev . of The
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The Secret Life of Romantic Comedy

The Secret Life of Romantic Comedy

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Author: Celestino Deleyto

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ISBN: UOM:39015078787655

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 189

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The secret life of romantic comedy offers a fresh approach to one of the most popular Hollywood genres in recent years and analyses the cultural impact of generic conventions in the construction of issues of intimacy and sexuality.
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Mythographie der fr hen Neuzeit

Mythographie der fr  hen Neuzeit

Author: Wolfenbütteler Symposion

Publisher: Harrassowitz

ISBN: UOM:39015009283600

Category: Altertum

Page: 261

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The Greenwood Companion to Shakespeare The comedies

The Greenwood Companion to Shakespeare  The comedies

In Shakespearean Comedy , H . B . Charlton summarizes the first perspective . ...
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Author: Joseph Rosenblum

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: 0313327815

Category: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

Page: 1372

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Among the most enjoyed and performed plays in the world, Shakespeare's comedies capture the spirit of his age and offer students a wealth of information about his era.
Categories: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616