The Norton Shakespeare

Third International Student Edition

Author: Greenblatt, Stephen,Cohen, Walter

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393263126

Category: Drama

Page: 3536

View: 1995


The Norton Shakespeare brings to readers a meticulously edited new text that reflects current textual-editing scholarship and introduces innovative teaching features. The print and digital bundle offers students a great reading experience in two ways - a printed volume for their lifetime library and a digital edition ideal for in-class use. Every play introduction, note, gloss and bibliography has been reconsidered in light of reviewers ' suggestions, and new textual introductions and performance notes reflect the extensive new scholarship in these fields.

The Norton Shakespeare


Author: William Shakespeare,Stephen Greenblatt,Walter Cohen,Jean Elizabeth Howard

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393976724

Category: Drama

Page: 1144

View: 5357


A vibrant Shakespeare that brings readers closer than ever before possible to Shakespeare's plays as they were first acted. The Norton Shakespeare, Based on the Oxford Edition invites readers to rediscover Shakespearethe working man of the theater, not the universal bard-and to rediscover his plays as scripts to be performed, not works to be immortalized. Combining the freshly edited texts of the Oxford Edition with lively introductions by Stephen Greenblatt and his co-editors, glossaries and annotations, and an elegant single-column page (that of the Norton Anthologies), this edition of Shakespeare invites contemporary readers to see and read Shakespeare afresh. Greenblatt's full introduction creates a window into Shakespeare world-the culture, demographics, commerce, politics, and religion of early-modern EnglandShakespeare's family background and professional life, the Elizabethan industries of theater and printing, and the subsequent centuries of Shakespeare textual editing.

Impossible Desire and the Limits of Knowledge in Renaissance Poetry

Author: Wendy Beth Hyman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019257440X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

View: 1012


Impossible Desire and the Limits of Knowledge in Renaissance Poetry examines the limits of embodiment, knowledge, and representation at a disregarded nexus: the erotic carpe diem poem in early modern England. These macabre seductions offer no compliments or promises, but instead focus on the lovers' anticipated decline, and—quite stunningly given the Reformation context—humanity's relegation not to a Christian afterlife but to a Marvellian 'desert of vast Eternity.' In this way, a poetic trope whose classical form was an expression of pragmatic Epicureanism became, during the religious upheaval of the Reformation, an unlikely but effective vehicle for articulating religious doubt. Its ambitions were thus largely philosophical, and came to incorporate investigations into the nature of matter, time, and poetic representation. Renaissance seduction poets invited their auditors to participate in a dangerous intellectual game, one whose primary interest was expanding the limits of knowledge. The book theorizes how Renaissance lyric's own fragile relationship to materiality and time, and its self-conscious relationship to making, positioned it to grapple with these 'impossible' metaphysical and representational problems. Although attentive to poetics, the book also challenges the commonplace view that the erotic invitation is exclusively a lyrical mode. Carpe diem's revival in post-Reformation Europe portends its radicalization, as debates between man and maid are dramatized in disputes between abstractions like chastity and material facts like death. Offered here is thus a theoretical reconsideration of the generic parameters and aspirations of the carpe diem trope, wherein questions about embodiment and knowledge are also investigations into the potentialities of literary form.

Who Hears in Shakespeare?

Auditory Worlds on Stage and Screen

Author: Laury Magnus,Walter W. Cannon

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1611474744

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 249

View: 1009


This volume examines the ways in which Shakespeare's plays are designed for hearers as well as spectators and shows how Shakespeare's stagecraft, actualized both on stage and screen, revolves around various hearing conventions such as soliloquies, asides, eavesdropping, overhearing, and stage whispers. In short, Who Hears in Shakespeare? enunciates Shakespeare's nuanced, powerful stagecraft of hearing.

Shakespeare's Cultural Capital

His Economic Impact from the Sixteenth to the Twenty-first Century

Author: Dominic Shellard,Siobhan Keenan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137583169

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 187

View: 1416


Shakespeare is a cultural phenomenon and arguably the most renowned playwright in history. In this edited collection, Shellard and Keenan bring together a collection of essays from international scholars that examine the direct and indirect economic and cultural impact of Shakespeare in the marketplace in the UK and beyond. From the marketing of Shakespeare’s plays on and off stage, to the wider impact of Shakespeare in fields such as education, and the commercial use of Shakespeare as a brand in the advertising and tourist industries, this volume makes an important contribution to our understanding of the Shakespeare industry 400 years after his death. With a foreword from the celebrated cultural economist Bruno Frey and nine essays exploring the cultural and economic impact of Shakespeare in his own day and the present, Shakespeare’s Cultural Capital forms a unique offering to the study of cultural economics and Shakespeare.


Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853260353

Category: Drama

Page: 100

View: 5703


Edited, introduced and annotated by Cedric Watts, Professor of English Literature, University of Sussex. Shakespeare’s Macbeth is one of the greatest tragic dramas the world has known. Macbeth himself, a brave warrior, is fatally impelled by supernatural forces, by his proud wife, and by his own burgeoning ambition. As he embarks on his murderous course to gain and retain the crown of Scotland, we see the appalling emotional and psychological effects on both Lady Macbeth and himself. The cruel ironies of their destiny are conveyed in poetry of unsurpassed power. In the theatre, this tragedy remains perennially engrossing.