Summary Book Review The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare's Poetry by Jonathan Post:
Download or read book The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare's Poetry written by Jonathan Post and published by OUP Oxford. This book was released on 2013-07-18 with total page 784 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare's Poetry contains thirty-eight original essays written by leading Shakespeareans around the world. Collectively, these essays seek to return readers to a revivified understanding of Shakespeare's verbal artistry in both the poems and the drama. The volume understands poetry to be not just a formal category designating a particular literary genre but to be inclusive of the dramatic verse as well, and of Shakespeare's influence as a poet on later generations of writers in English and beyond. Focusing on a broad set of interpretive concerns, the volume tackles general matters of Shakespeare's style, earlier and later; questions of influence from classical, continental, and native sources; the importance of words, line, and rhyme to meaning; the significance of songs and ballads in the drama; the place of gender in the verse, including the relationship of Shakespeare's poetry to the visual arts; the different values attached to speaking 'Shakespeare' in the theatre; and the adaptation of Shakespearean verse (as distinct from performance) into other periods and languages. The largest section, with ten essays, is devoted to the poems themselves: the Sonnets, plus 'A Lover's Complaint', the narrative poems, Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece, and 'The Phoenix and the Turtle'. If the volume as a whole urges a renewed involvement in the complex matter of Shakespeare's poetry, it does so, as the individual essays testify, by way of responding to critical trends and discoveries made during the last three decades.
Summary Book Review The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare, with Biographical Introduction by Henry Glassford Bell... by William Shakespeare:
Download or read book The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare, with Biographical Introduction by Henry Glassford Bell... written by William Shakespeare and published by . This book was released on 1865 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Samuel Richardson's Introduction to Pamela by Samuel Richardson:
Download or read book Samuel Richardson's Introduction to Pamela written by Samuel Richardson and published by Publio Kiadó Kft.. This book was released on 1954 with total page 48 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Since most publishers of Pamela have preferred to print Richardson’s table of contents from the sixth edition, his complete introduction (his preface, together with letters to the editor and comments) is missing even from some of our best collections. Occasionally one finds the preface and the first two letters, but only four publishers since Richardson have attempted to reprint the full introduction. Harrison (London, 1785) -- who omits the first letter -- and Cooke (London, 1802-3) both follow Richardson’s eighth edition; Ballantyne (Edinburgh, 1824) uses the fourth; the Shakespeare Head (Oxford, 1929), the third. And even these printings leave one dissatisfied. The Shakespeare Head gives the fullest text, but naturally omits Richardson’s revisions; Cooke gives the introduction in its final form, but one misses the full text which accompanied the book in its heyday; and rarely are both Cooke and Shakespeare Head to be found in the same library.
Summary Book Review Linguistic Variation in the Shakespeare Corpus by Ulrich Busse:
Download or read book Linguistic Variation in the Shakespeare Corpus written by Ulrich Busse and published by John Benjamins Publishing. This book was released on 2002-01-01 with total page 359 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This study investigates the morpho-syntactic variability of the second person pronouns in the Shakespeare Corpus, seeking to elucidate the factors that underlie their choice. The major part of the work is devoted to analyzing the variation between you and thou, but it also includes chapters that deal with the variation between thy and thine and between ye and you. Methodologically, the study makes use of descriptive statistics, but incorporates both quantitative and qualitative features, drawing in particular on research methods recently developed within the fields of corpus linguistics, socio-historical linguistics and historical pragmatics. By making comparisons to other corpora on Early Modern English the work does not only contribute to Shakespeare studies, but on a broader scale also to language change by providing new and more detailed insights into the mechanisms that have led to a restructuring of the pronoun paradigm in the Early Modern period.
Summary Book Review The Cambridge Introduction to Shakespeare's Poetry by Michael Schoenfeldt:
Download or read book The Cambridge Introduction to Shakespeare's Poetry written by Michael Schoenfeldt and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2010-10-07 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Shakespeare's poems, aside from the enduring appeal of the Sonnets, are much less familiar today than his plays, despite being enormously popular in his lifetime. This Introduction celebrates the achievement of Shakespeare as a poet, providing students with ways of understanding and enjoying his remarkable poems. It honours the aesthetic and intellectual complexity of the poems without making them seem unapproachably complicated, outlining their exquisite pleasures and absorbing enigmas. Schoenfeldt suggests that today's readers are better able to analyze aspects of the poems that were formerly ignored or the source of scandal - the articulation of a fervent same-sex love, for example, or the incipient racism inherent in a hierarchy of light and dark. By engaging closely with Shakespeare's major poems - 'Venus and Adonis', 'Lucrece', 'The Phoenix and the Turtle', the Sonnets and 'A Lover's Complaint' - the Introduction demonstrates how much these extraordinary poems still have to say to us.
Summary Book Review Rehearsal from Shakespeare to Sheridan by Tiffany Stern:
Download or read book Rehearsal from Shakespeare to Sheridan written by Tiffany Stern and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2000 with total page 350 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This a history of rehearsal, from the 16th century to the 18th, which examines its nature and changing content and draws upon autobiographical, textual and journalistic sources. It shows how rehearsal affected the creation and revision of plays.
Summary Book Review The Cambridge Introduction to Shakespeare by Emma Smith:
Download or read book The Cambridge Introduction to Shakespeare written by Emma Smith and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2007-03-08 with total page 178 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This lively and innovative 2007 introduction to Shakespeare promotes active engagement with the plays, rather than recycling factual information. Covering a range of texts, it is divided into seven subject-based chapters: Character; Performance; Texts; Language; Structure; Sources and History, and it does not assume any prior knowledge. Instead, it develops ways of thinking and provides the reader with resources for independent research through the 'Where next?' sections at the end of each chapter. The book draws on up-to-date scholarship without being overwhelmed by it, and unlike other introductory guides to Shakespeare it emphasizes that there is space for new and fresh thinking by students and readers, even on the most-studied and familiar plays.
Summary Book Review Cognition and Girlhood in Shakespeare's World by Caroline Bicks:
Download or read book Cognition and Girlhood in Shakespeare's World written by Caroline Bicks and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2021-07-15 with total page 307 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Cutting-edge theories of cognition inform readings of Shakespearean girls to show the dynamism of adolescent female brainwork.
Summary Book Review Shakespeare on Page and Stage by Stanley Wells:
Download or read book Shakespeare on Page and Stage written by Stanley Wells and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2016-09-08 with total page 496 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume presents a winning selection of the very best essays from the long and distinguished career of Stanley Wells, one of the most well-known and respected Shakespeare scholars in the world. Wells's accomplishments include editing the entire canon of Shakespeare plays for the ground-breaking Oxford Shakespeare, and over his lifetime he has made significant contributions to debates over literary criticism of the works, genre study, textual theory, Shakespeare's afterlife in the theatre, and contemporary performance. The volume is introduced by Peter Holland, and its thirty chapters are divided into themed sections: 'Shakespearian Influences', 'Essays on Particular Works', 'Shakespeare in the Theatre', and 'Shakespeare's Text'. An afterword by Margreta de Grazia concludes the volume.
Summary Book Review Arden Shakespeare Complete Works by William Shakespeare:
Download or read book Arden Shakespeare Complete Works written by William Shakespeare and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2014-03-10 with total page 1382 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This revised edition of the Arden Shakespeare Complete Works includes the full text of Double Falsehood, which was published in the Arden Third series to critical acclaim in 2010. The play is an eighteenth century rewrite of Shakespeare's "lost" play Cardenio and as such is a fascinating testament to the original. A short introduction outlines its complex textual history and the arguments for including it within the Shakespeare canon. The Complete Works contains the texts of all Shakespeare's plays, poems and sonnets, edited by leading Shakespeare scholars for the renowned Arden series. A general introduction gives the reader an overall view of how and why Shakespeare has become such an influential cultural icon, and how perceptions of his work have changed in the intervening four centuries. The introduction summarises the known facts about the dramatist's life, his reading and use of sources, and the nature of theatrical performance during his lifetime. Brief introductions to each play, written specially for this volume by the Arden General Editors, discuss the date and contemporary context of the play, its position within Shakespeare's oeuvre, and its subsequent performance history. An extensive glossary explains vocabulary which may be unfamiliar to modern readers.
Summary Book Review The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare:
Download or read book The Complete Works of William Shakespeare written by William Shakespeare and published by Canterbury Classics. This book was released on 2014-10-01 with total page 1392 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: No library is complete without the classics! This leather-bound edition includes the complete works of the playwright and poet William Shakespeare, considered by many to be the English language’s greatest writer. Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, King Lear, Hamlet, and Macbeth—the works of William Shakespeare still resonate in our imaginations four centuries after they were written. The timeless characters and themes of the Bard’s plays fascinate us with their joys, struggles, and triumphs, and now they are available in a special volume for Shakespeare fans everywhere. This Canterbury Classics edition of William Shakespeare’s works includes all of his poems and plays in an elegant, leather-bound, keepsake edition. Whether for a Shakespeare devotee or someone just discovering him, this is the perfect place to experience the drama of Shakespeare’s words. A scholarly introduction provides additional context and insight into the poems and plays. Specially designed end papers, a ribbon bookmark, and other enhancements complete the package and make this the perfect gift for any lover of literature—a book to read and treasure!
Summary Book Review Pregnant Bodies from Shakespeare to Ford by Katarzyna Burzyńska:
Download or read book Pregnant Bodies from Shakespeare to Ford written by Katarzyna Burzyńska and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2022-03-24 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores how the pregnant body is portrayed, perceived and enacted in Shakespeare’s and his contemporaries’ drama by means of a phenomenological analysis and a recourse to early modern popular medical discourse on reproduction. Phenomenology of pregnancy is a fairly new and radical body of philosophy that questions the post-Cartesian chasm of an almost autonomous reason and an enclosed and self-sufficient (male) body as foundations of identity. Early modern drama, as is argued, was written and staged at the backdrop of revolutionary changes in medicine and science where old and new theories on the embodied self-clashed. In this world where more and more men were expected to steadily grow isolated from their bodies, the pregnant body constituted an embattled contradiction. Indebted to the theories of embodiment this book offers a meticulous and detailed investigation of a plethora of pregnant characters and their “pregnant embodiment” in the pre-modern works by Shakespeare, Middleton, Webster and Ford. The analysis in each chapter argues for an indivisible link between an intensely embodied experience of pregnancy as enacted in space and identity-shaping processes resulting in a more acute sense of selfhood and agency. Despite seemingly disparate experiences of the selected heroines and the repeated attempts at containment of their “unruly” bodies, the ever transforming and “spatial” pregnant identities remain loci of embodied selfhood and agency. This book provocatively argues that fictional characters’ experience reflects tangible realities of early modern women, while often deflecting the scientific consensus on reproduction in the period.
Summary Book Review The Unconscious in Shakespeare's Plays by Martin S. Bergmann:
Download or read book The Unconscious in Shakespeare's Plays written by Martin S. Bergmann and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-05-01 with total page 294 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Just as concerts emerge from the interaction of many instruments, so our understanding of Shakespeare is enriched by different approaches to him. Psychoanalysis assumes that creative writers have the need to both reveal and conceal their own inner conflicts in their works. They leave residues in their works that, if we pay attention, can become building blocks that reveal aspects of the unconscious. Readers may find that the questions raised add to the pleasure of reading Shakespeare and that they deepens their understanding of his plays. Topics covered include the pivotal position of Hamlet, the poet and his calling, the Oedipus complex, intrapsychic conflict, the battle against paranoia and the homosexual compromise. By using psychoanalytic techniques in analyzing his plays and characters, the author reveals more about Shakespeare's hidden motivations and mental health.
Summary Book Review The Arden Shakespeare Complete Works by William Shakespeare:
Download or read book The Arden Shakespeare Complete Works written by William Shakespeare and published by A & C Black. This book was released on 1998 with total page 1360 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Complete Arden Shakespeare, published for the first time in 1998, is now available in an updated hardback edition. The Complete Arden Shakespeare contains the texts of all Shakespeare's plays, edited by leading Shakespeare scholars for the renowned Arden Shakespeare series. The updated edition includes eight newly revised playtexts as published in the Arden Third Series since 1998.A general introduction by the three General Editors of the ongoing Arden Shakespeare series gives the reader an overall view of how and why Shakespeare has become such an influential cultural icon, and how perceptions of his work have changed in the intervening four centuries. The introduction summarises the known facts about the dramatist's life, his reading and use of sources, and the nature of theatrical performance during his lifetime.Brief introductions to each play, written specially for this volume by the Arden General Editors, discuss the date and contemporary context of the play, its position within Shakespeare's 'uvre, and its subsequent performance history. An extensive glossary explains vocabulary which may be unfamiliar to modern readers.À The sound, reliable, critical edition of Shakespeare's workÀ Updated and revised to include all of the editions currently available in the Arden Third SeriesÀ Includes The Two Noble Kinsmen, the Poems and the SonnetsÀ General introduction by the Arden General EditorsÀ Brief contextual introductions to each playÀ Glossary with about 400 entries
Summary Book Review Shakespeare and the Italian Renaissance by Michele Marrapodi:
Download or read book Shakespeare and the Italian Renaissance written by Michele Marrapodi and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-04-01 with total page 388 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Shakespeare and the Italian Renaissance investigates the works of Shakespeare and his fellow dramatists from within the context of the European Renaissance and, more specifically, from within the context of Italian cultural, dramatic, and literary traditions, with reference to the impact and influence of classical, coeval, and contemporary culture. In contrast to previous studies, the critical perspectives pursued in this volume’s tripartite organization take into account a wider European intertextual dimension and, above all, an ideological interpretation of the 'aesthetics' or 'politics' of intertextuality. Contributors perceive the presence of the Italian world in early modern England not as a traditional treasure trove of influence and imitation, but as a potential cultural force, consonant with complex processes of appropriation, transformation, and ideological opposition through a continuous dialectical interchange of compliance and subversion.
Summary Book Review Shakespeare and Impure Aesthetics by Hugh Grady:
Download or read book Shakespeare and Impure Aesthetics written by Hugh Grady and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2009-08-13 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Shakespeare and Impure Aesthetics explores ideas about art implicit in Shakespeare's plays and defines specific Shakespearean aesthetic practices in his use of desire, death and mourning as resources for art. Hugh Grady draws on a tradition of aesthetic theorists who understand art as always formed in a specific historical moment but as also distanced from its context through its form and Utopian projections. Grady sees A Midsummer Night's Dream, Timon of Athens, Hamlet, and Romeo and Juliet as displaying these qualities, showing aesthetic theory's usefulness for close readings of the plays. The book argues that such social-minded 'impure aesthetics' can revitalize the political impulses of the new historicism while opening up a new aesthetic dimension in the current discussion of Shakespeare.
Author :Russell Jackson Publisher :Cambridge University Press Release Date :2000-10-26 ISBN 10 :0521639751 Pages :364 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.2/5 (163 users download)
Summary Book Review The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare on Film by Russell Jackson:
Download or read book The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare on Film written by Russell Jackson and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2000-10-26 with total page 364 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Film adaptations of Shakespeare's plays are increasingly popular and now figure prominently in the study of his work and its reception. This lively Companion is a collection of critical and historical essays on the films adapted from, and inspired by, Shakespeare's plays. 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 the work of particular directors from Laurence Olivier and Orson Welles to Franco Zeffirelli and Kenneth Branagh. They also consider specific issues such as the portrayal of Shakespeare's women and the supernatural. The emphasis is on feature films for cinema, rather than television, with strong coverage of Hamlet, Richard III, Macbeth, King Lear and Romeo and Juliet. A guide to further reading and a useful filmography are also provided.