Download Free Routledge Library Editions: Study of Shakespeare PDF by Various Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-08-20 with total page 3784 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This 14-volume set contains titles originally published between 1926 and 1992. An eclectic mix, this collection examines Shakespeare’s work from a number of different perspectives, looking at history, language, performance and more it includes references to many of his plays as well as his sonnets.
Author : Various
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2021-03-31
ISBN : 9780367673109
Pages : 14 pages
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Download Free Routledge Library Editions Study of Shakespeare Set PDF by Various Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-03-31 with total page 14 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This 14-volume set contains titles originally published between 1926 and 1992. An eclectic mix, this collection examines Shakespeare's work from a number of different perspectives, looking at history, language, performance and more it includes references to many of his plays as well as his sonnets.
Author : Various Authors
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2021-03-05
ISBN : 1317645928
Pages : 1770 pages
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Download Free Routledge Library Editions: Shakespeare in Performance PDF by Various Authors Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-03-05 with total page 1770 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reissuing works originally published between 1933 and 1993, Routledge Library Editions: Shakespeare in Performance offers a selection of scholarship on the Bard's work on stage. Classic previously out-of-print works are brought back into print here in this small set of performance history and criticism.
Download Free Reflections From Shakespeare PDF by Lena Ashwell Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-03-30 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Originally published in 1926, this title was edited from a series of lectures the author gave to raise money for her theatre group the Lena Ashwell Players. Through her work as a producer the author gained a deeper knowledge of a number of Shakespeare’s plays and in order to support her work gave a number of lectures on "Women in Shakespeare". This title was perhaps the first book by a woman of the profession, appealing to the public for a larger and deeper understanding of Shakespeare: the man, his life, and that group of tragedies in which he fathomed Hell, then scaled the Heavens.
Author : Anthony Brennan
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2021-03-31
ISBN : 9780367685270
Pages : 330 pages
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Download Free Onstage and Offstage Worlds in Shakespeare's Plays PDF by Anthony Brennan Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-03-31 with total page 330 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First published in 1989, this book focuses on the handling of the relationship between the onstage world and the offstage world, between the world that Shakespeare shows us and the one he tells us about. It examines Shakespeare from a director's viewpoint and explains why dramatists must explore the proportions and weighting of interactions.
Download Free The Story of the Night PDF by John Holloway Full Book and published by . This book was released on 1965 with total page 187 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download Free A Specimen of a Commentary on Shakspeare PDF by Walter Whiter Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-03-30 with total page 318 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: If it is not generally known that the foundations of twentieth-century criticism of Shakespeare’s imagery were laid over one hundred and fifty years ago, the explanation lies in the limited availability of the single original edition of Walter Whiter’s Specimen of a Commentary on Shakspeare published in 1794. In an age in which the study of Shakespeare’s characters was of prime interest and importance, Whiter – a classical scholar who took holy orders and ended his life as a country parson – developed a form of textual criticism closely linked to a study of the workings of the human mind: and his book offers a psychological survey of the creative imagination, following the principles laid down in Locke’s Essay on Human Understanding and illustrated by examples from Shakespeare’s plays. In his realization that Shakespeare provides the finest examples of the poetic imagination Whiter is of his time: but in his particular study of the associative powers of such a mind engaged in the process of creation, he is far in advance of his time and has no immediate disciples in the later nineteenth century. In the twentieth century, however, there was an increasing acknowledgement of Whiter’s work and a more frequent appeal for the reissue of his book. Originally published in 1967, the present edition was started in response to that appeal more than ten years before Mr Alan Over’s tragic death in 1964 and incorporates the revisions and additions made by Whiter for his own projected second edition.
Download Free Shakespeare and the Reason PDF by Terence Hawkes Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-10-11 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'Mr Hawkes is a good critic, oriented towards history of ideas. He operates on the formula that Shakespeare was interested in the available distinctions between discursive and intuitive reason, and disliked a growing tendency for the first to be thought of as manly and the second effeminate. One sees how this action-contemplation polarity works, in Hamlet for instance, and Mr Hawkes thinks the kind of choices forced on tragic heroes can be better understood in terms of it.' Frank Kermode, New Statesman. In the seven plays on which the book concentrates, Terence Hawkes finds Shakespeare investigating the operation of two opposed forms of reason, and constructing dramatic metaphors such as the opposition between appearance and reality, or that between true 'manliness' and its false counterpart, which express to the full the tragic nature of the situation.
Download Free What's in Shakespeare's Names PDF by Murray J. Levith Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-03-30 with total page 152 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: ‘What’s in a name? That which we call a rose/By any other name would smell as sweet.’ So says Juliet in the balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet but, originally published in 1978, Murray Levith shows just how wrong Juliet was. Shakespeare was extremely careful in his selection of names. Not only the obvious Hotspur or the descriptive Bottom or Snout, but most names in Shakespeare’s thirty-seven plays had a more than superficial significance. Beginning with what has been written previously, Levith illustrates how Shakespeare used names – not only those he invented in the later comedies, but those names bequeathed to him by history, myth, classical literature, or the Bible. Levith moves from the histories through the tragedies to the comedies, listing each significant name play by play, giving the allusions, references, and suggestions that show how each name enriches interpretations of action, character, and tone. Dr. Levith examines Shakespeare’s own name, and speculates upon the playwright’s identification with his characters and the often whimsical naming games he played or that were played upon him. A separate alphabetical index is provided to facilitate the location of individual names and, in addition, cross references to plays are given so that each name can be considered in the context of all the plays in which it appears.
Download Free Shakespeare and the Confines of Art PDF by Philip Edwards Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-10-11 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First published in 1968. By selective study of certain of the comedies, tragedies and sonnets, Philip Edwards views Shakespeare's work as a whole and explains why his art developed as it did. The work which the author sees Shakespeare striving to create is the perfect fusion of comedy and tragedy and he suggests that we are watching the progress of a mind as acutely conscious as anyone today of the disorder and lack of meaning in the world. Nevertheless, it remains faithful to the possibility that within the imaginable forms of drama there exists that play which will satisfy the basic human need for reassurance, order and control.
Download Free Shakespeares Roman Worlds PDF by Vivian Thomas Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-03-31 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First published in 1989, the distinguishing feature of this book is that it tries to convey a clear idea of the relationship between the characters and events in Shakespeare's plays and the narrative sources on which the 4 Roman plays are based, while also undertaking a critical analysis through the perspective of Shakespeare's Roman worlds.
Download Free Themes and Variations in Shakespeare's Sonnets PDF by J B Leishman Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-04-15 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First published in 1961. This study analyses Shakespeare's treatment of the universal themes of Beauty, Love and Time. He compares Shakespeare with other great poets and sonnet writers - Pindar, Horace and Ovid, with Petrarch, Tasso and Ronsart, with Shakespeare's own English predecessors and contemporaries, notably Spenser, Daniel and Drayton and with John Donne. By discussing their resemblances and differences, a not altogether orthodox picture of Shakespeare's attitude to life is presented, which suggests that he was not as phlegmatic and equable a person as critics have often supposed.
Download Free The Artistry of Shakespeare's Prose PDF by Brian Vickers Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-09-13 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First published in 1968. This re-issues the revised edition of 1979. The Artistry of Shakespeare's Prose is the first detailed study of the use of prose in the plays. It begins by defining the different dramatic and emotional functions which Shakespeare gave to prose and verse, and proceeds to analyse the recurrent stylistic devices used in his prose. The general and particular application of prose is then studied through all the plays, in roughly chronological order.
Download Free Shakespeare’s Sugared Sonnets PDF by Katharine M. Wilson Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-03-30 with total page 382 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the course of some research into the musical element in English poetry, Dr Wilson read the work of the Elizabethan sonneteers chronologically and was struck by a suspicion that Shakespeare’s sonnets were parodies. Later she carried out a more thorough investigation, and this book, originally published in 1974, is the product: her early impressions had been justified beyond all expectation. Her investigation involved examining the background of each of Shakespeare’s sonnets, and this in itself is a contribution to scholarship. A surprising number of them are shown to be direct parodies of particular sonnets; all of them guy the sonnet convention, and the more difficult ones are easily explained by this hypothesis. Fresh correspondences between Shakespeare and his predecessors have come to light and his relationship with them is seen to be mocking. This is demonstrated in his borrowings from Ovid also, while the opening seventeen sonnets gain point as parody of Erasmus on marriage. The book opens with a short note on the origin of the sonnet in song, chivalric love and Plato. The sonnet theme in Shakespeare’s early comedies is treated freshly and the author throws light on the plays from a new angle. In the final chapter, among other themes, the implication of dating is considered, and here too some new material is discussed. However, Dr Wilson is aiming at a wider readership than that of scholars alone. She has a view of Shakespeare as a young man catering for "young-man laughter", as she puts it, and she never loses sight of this aspect in her study. Although the academic basis is there, the presentation is not academic. Her aim is clearly to share the joke with her readers.
Download Free Public and Private Man in Shakespeare PDF by J. M. Gregson Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-03-31 with total page 254 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The potential duality of human character and its capacity for dissembling was a source of fascination to the Elizabethan dramatists. Where many of them used the Machiavellian picture to draw one fair-faced scheming villain after another, Shakespeare absorbed more deeply the problem of the tensions between the public and private face of man. Originally published in 1983, this book examines the ways in which this psychological insight is developed and modified as a source of dramatic power throughout Shakespeare's career. In the great sequence of history plays he examines the conflicting tensions of kingship and humanity, and the destructive potential of this dilemma is exploited to the full in the 'problem plays'. In the last plays power and virtue seem altogether divorced: Prospero can retire to an old age at peace only at the abdication of all his power. This theme is central to the art of many dramatists, but in the context of Renaissance political philosophy it takes on an added resonance for Shakespeare.
Download Free Shakespeare's Other Language PDF by Ruth Nevo Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-03-31 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Shakespeare's last plays, the tragicomic Romances, are notoriously strange plays, riddled with fabulous events and incredible coincidences, magic and dream. First published in 1987, this book offers a reading of the plays which invokes the findings and methods of post-psychoanalytic semiotics.
Download Free Shakespeare's Comedy of Love PDF by Alexander Leggatt Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-10-11 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First published in 1987. This study removes some of the critical puzzles that Shakespeare's comedies of love have posed in the past. The author shows that what distinguishes the comedies is not their similarity but their variety - the way in which each play is a new combination of essentially similar ingredients, so that, for example, the boy/girl changes in The Merchant of Venice are seen to have a quite different significance from those in As You Like It.