The Tempest

Author: William Shakespeare,David Lindley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107021529

Category: Drama

Page: 282

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The Tempest is one of the most suggestive, yet most elusive of all Shakespeare's plays, and has provoked a wide range of critical interpretations. It is a magical romance, yet deeply and problematically embedded in seventeenth-century debates about authority and power. In this updated edition, David Lindley has thoroughly revised the introduction and reading list to take account of the latest directions in criticism and performance. Including a new section on casting in recent productions, Lindley's introduction explores the complex questions this raises about colonisation, racial and gender stereotypes, and the nature of the theatrical experience. Careful attention is also given to the play's dramatic form, stagecraft, and use of music and spectacle, to demonstrate its uniquely experimental nature.
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The Tempest

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780521221597

Category: Drama

Page: 264

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Explores the seventeenth-century contexts and subsequent history of The Tempest.
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The Practical Shakespeare

The Plays in Practice and on the Page

Author: Colin Butler

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 0821416219

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 205

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A comprehensive treatment of Shakespeare's plays in clear prose, The Practical Shakespeare: The Plays in Practice and on the Page illuminates for a general audience how and why the plays work so well.Noting in detail the practical and physical limitations the Bard faced as he worked out the logistics of his plays, Colin Butler demonstrates how Shakespeare incorporated and exploited those limitations to his advantage: his management of entrances and exits; his characterization technique; his handling of scenes off stage; his control of audience responses; his organization of major scenes; and his use of prologues and choruses. A different aspect of the plays is covered in each chapter?and all chapters are free-standing, for separate consultation. For easy access, chapters also are subdivided, and each part has its own heading. Butler draws most of his examples from mainstream plays, such as Macbeth, Othello, and Much Ado About Nothing. He brings special focus to A Midsummer Night's Dream, which is treated as one of Shakespeare's most important plays. Butler supports his major points with quotations, so readers can understand an issue even if they are unfamiliar with the particular play being discussed. The author also cross-references dramatic devices among plays, increasing enjoyment and understanding of Shakespeare's achievements. Clear, jargon-free, easy-to-use, and comprehensive, The Practical Shakespeare looks to the elements of stagecraft and playwriting as a conduit for students, teachers, and general audiences to engage with, understand, and appreciate the genius of Shakespeare. Colin Butler, previously the head of an English department at a British grammar school, lives in Canterbury, England, where he writes on literary subjects.
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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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Hamlet

The Cambridge Dover Wilson Shakespeare

Author: William Shakespeare,John Dover Wilson

Publisher: Cambridge : University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 310

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Hamlet," Oxford and Cambridge Shakespeare Company.
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Edinburgh Companion to Shakespeare and the Arts

Author: Mark Thornton Burnett

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748649344

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 588

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This authoritative and innovative volume explores the place of Shakespeare in relation to a wide range of artistic practices and activities, past and present.
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Shakespeare, Court Dramatist

Author: Richard Dutton

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198777744

Category:

Page: 336

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Shakespeare made his money from writing for public theatres like the Globe, but the companies he served only survived because the royal courts had their own uses for drama, to fill the long winter nights of their Revels seasons. Shakepeare's plays were performed there more often than those by anyone else and he revised them--making them fuller, richer, and more sophisticated for his royal patrons. Shakespeare, Court Dramatist outlines the symbioticrelationship between Shakespeare and the court and shows how it affected his writing, forging plays like Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet in the versions we know best today.
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'The Tempest' in Context

Sin, Repentance and Forgiveness

Author: Keith Linley

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 178308376X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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This engaging book provides detailed in-depth discussion of the various influences that an audience in 1611 would have brought to interpreting ‘The Tempest’. How did people think about the world, about God, about sin, about kings, about civilized conduct? Learn about the social hierarchy, gender relationships, parenting and family dynamics, court corruption, class tensions, the concept of tragi-comedy – and all the subversions, transgressions, and oppositions that made the play an unsettling picture of a world attempting to come to terms with capitalism and colonialism while re-addressing the nature of rule.
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The Tempest (UBSPD Modern Shakespeare)

Author: W. Shakespeare

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9788174761507

Category:

Page: 546

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Ubspd'S Modern Shakespeare Series Is Basically Meant For Those Reading The Works Of William Shakespeare For The First Time, Particularly Students. This Volume Comprises The Complete Text With A Detailed Introduction And Notes On: The Story Of The Play; Act-Wise, Scene-Wise Summary; Selected Questions And Answers; Text And Paraphrase; Characters Of The Play; Select Criticism; The Life And Works Of Shakespeare; Shakespeare Tragedy; Shakespeare Comedy; Shakespeare'S Historical Plays And Shakespeare'S Use Of Rhyme And Prose.
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The Winter's Tale

The Cambridge Dover Wilson Shakespeare

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108006118

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 240

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John Dover Wilson's New Shakespeare, published between 1921 and 1966, became the classic Cambridge edition of Shakespeare's plays and poems until the 1980s. The series, long since out-of-print, is now reissued. Each work is available both individually and in a set, and each contains a lengthy and lively introduction, main text, and substantial notes and glossary printed at the back. The edition, which began with The Tempest and ended with The Sonnets, put into practice the techniques and theories that had evolved under the 'New Bibliography'. Remarkably by today's standards, although it took the best part of half a century to produce, the New Shakespeare involved only a small band of editors besides Dover Wilson himself. As the volumes took shape, many of Dover Wilson's textual methods acquired general acceptance and became an established part of later editorial practice, for example in the Arden and New Cambridge Shakespeares.
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