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Early Shakespeare, 1588–1594

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ISBN 13 : 1108495249
Pages : 339 pages
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Download Early Shakespeare, 1588–1594 PDF Format Full Free by Rory Loughnane and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2020-04-30 with total page 339 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Re-appraises Shakespeare's early career, situating his writings and activities in their time, place, and cultural moment.


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Early Shakespeare, 1588–1594

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ISBN 13 : 1108853749
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Download Early Shakespeare, 1588–1594 PDF Format Full Free by Rory Loughnane and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2020-04-30 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Early Shakespeare, 1588–1594 draws together leading scholars of text, performance, and theatre history to offer a rigorous re-appraisal of Shakespeare's early career. The contributors offer rich new critical insights into the theatrical and poetic context in which Shakespeare first wrote and his emergence as an author of note, while challenging traditional readings of his beginnings in the burgeoning theatre industry. Shakespeare's earliest works are treated on their own merit and in their own time without looking forward to Shakespeare's later achievements; contributors situate Shakespeare, in his twenties, in a very specific time, place, and cultural moment. The volume features essays about Shakespeare's early style, characterisation, and dramaturgy, together with analysis of his early co-authors, rivals, and influences (including Lyly, Spenser and Marlowe). This collection provides essential entry points to, and original readings of, the poet-dramatist's earliest extant writings and shines new light on his first activities as a professional author.


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The Shakespearean Death Arts

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Publisher : Springer Nature
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ISBN 13 : 3030884902
Pages : 353 pages
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Download The Shakespearean Death Arts PDF Format Full Free by William E. Engel and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2022 with total page 353 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the first book to view Shakespeare's plays from the prospect of the premodern death arts, not only the ars moriendi tradition but also the plurality of cultural expressions of memento mori, funeral rituals, commemorative activities, and rhetorical techniques and strategies fundamental to the performance of the work of dying, death, and the dead. The volume is divided into two sections: first, critically nuanced examinations of Shakespeare's corpus and then, second, of Hamlet exclusively as the ultimate proving ground of the death arts in practice. This book revitalizes discussion around key and enduring themes of mortality by reframing Shakespeare's plays within a newly conceptualized historical category that posits a cultural divide--at once epistemological and phenomenological--between premodernity and the Enlightenment. William E. Engel is the Nick B. Williams Professor of Literature at The University of the South, in Sewanee, Tennessee, USA. He has published eight books on literary history and applied emblematics, including two critical anthologies coauthored with Rory Loughnane and Grant Williams, The Death Arts in Renaissance England (2022) and The Memory Arts in Renaissance England (2016); and has coedited several collections of essays including Memory and Mortality in Renaissance England (2022) and Memory and Forgetting in the Early Modern Era (2018). Grant Williams is an Associate Professor of English Literature at Carleton University, in Ottawa, Canada. With William E. Engel and Rory Loughnane, he has co-authored The Death Arts in Renaissance England (2022) and, with Donald Beecher, edited Henry Chettle's Kind-Heart's Dream and Piers Plainness: Two Pamphlets from the Elizabethan Book Trade (2021). He has also co-authored The Memory Arts in Renaissance England (2016) with Engel and Loughnane and co-edited three collections: Taking Exception to the Law (2015), Ars reminiscendi (2009), and Lethe's Legacies (2004).


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The Arden Research Handbook of Contemporary Shakespeare Criticism

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ISBN 13 : 1350093246
Pages : 392 pages
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Download The Arden Research Handbook of Contemporary Shakespeare Criticism PDF Format Full Free by Evelyn Gajowski and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2020-10-15 with total page 392 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Arden Research Handbook of Contemporary Shakespeare Criticism is a wide-ranging, authoritative guide to research on critical approaches to Shakespeare by an international team of leading scholars. It contains chapters on 20 specific critical practices, each grounded in analysis of a Shakespeare play. These practices range from foundational approaches including character studies, close reading and genre studies, through those that emerged in the 1970s and 1980s that challenged the preconceptions on which traditional liberal humanism is based, including feminism, cultural materialism and new historicism. Perspectives drawn from postcolonial, queer studies and critical race studies, besides more recent critical practices including presentism, ecofeminism and cognitive ethology all receive detailed treatment. In addition to its coverage of distinct critical approaches, the handbook contains various sections that provide non-specialists with practical help: an A–Z glossary of key terms and concepts, a chronology of major publications and events, an introduction to resources for study of the field and a substantial annotated bibliography.


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Reading Robert Greene

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1000594564
Pages : 240 pages
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Download Reading Robert Greene PDF Format Full Free by Darren Freebury-Jones and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2022-06-16 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Robert Greene holds a significant place in our understanding of Elizabethan literature. This book offers the most rigorous attempt yet undertaken to determine the scope of the playwright’s canon through analyses of Greene’s verse style, vocabulary, rhyming habits, and the dramatist’s phraseology in his attested plays and in comparison to four plays that have long been on the margins of Greene’s corpus: Locrine, Selimus, George a Greene, and A Knack to Know a Knave. The book defines the ranges for Greene’s stylistic habits for the very first time, and proceeds to identify parallels of thought, language, and overall dramaturgy that reveal a single author’s creative consciousness. This volume also casts light on Greene as a more collaborative dramatist than has hitherto been acknowledged. Through emphasizing the immediate surroundings in which Greene was writing – the flourishing of popular theatres in two compact areas of London, in which each theatre company and their dramatists kept a close eye on what their competitors were producing – Greene emerges as an influential playwright, whose restored oeuvre enables us to establish new ways in which his dramatic methods impacted other writers of the period, including Shakespeare.


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Shakespeare / Text

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ISBN 13 : 1350128163
Pages : 464 pages
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Download Shakespeare / Text PDF Format Full Free by Claire M. L. Bourne and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2021-07-29 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Shakespeare / Text sets new agendas for the study and use of the Shakespearean text. Written by 20 leading experts on textual matters, each chapter challenges a single entrenched binary – such as book/theatre, source/adaptation, text/paratext, canon/apocrypha, sense/nonsense, extant/ephemeral, material/digital and original/copy – that has come to both define and limit the way we read, analyze, teach, perform and edit Shakespeare today. Drawing on methods from book history, bibliography, editorial theory, library science, the digital humanities, theatre studies and literary criticism, the collection as a whole proposes that our understanding of Shakespeare – and early modern drama more broadly – changes radically when 'either/or' approaches to the Shakespearean text are reconfigured. The chapters in Shakespeare / Text make strong cases for challenging received wisdom and offer new, portable methods of treating 'the text', in its myriad instantiations, that will be useful to scholars, editors, theatre practitioners, teachers and librarians.


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Shakespeare's Blank Verse

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0192863274
Pages : 241 pages
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Download Shakespeare's Blank Verse PDF Format Full Free by Robert Stagg and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2022-10-06 with total page 241 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Shakespeare's Blank Verse: An Alternative History is a study both of Shakespeare's versification and of its place in the history of early modern blank verse (unrhymed iambic pentameter). It ranges from the continental precursors of English blank verse in the early sixteenth century through thedrama and poetry of Shakespeare's contemporaries to the editing of blank verse in the eighteenth century and beyond.Alternative in its argumentation as well as its arguments, Shakespeare's Blank Verse tries out fresh ways of thinking about meter--by shunning doctrinaire methods of apprehending a writer's versification, and by reconnecting meter to the fundamental literary, dramatic, historical, and socialquestions that animate Shakespeare's drama.


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Shakespeare and Textual Theory

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ISBN 13 : 1350121258
Pages : 272 pages
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Download Shakespeare and Textual Theory PDF Format Full Free by Suzanne Gossett and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2022-02-10 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: There is no Shakespeare without text. Yet readers often do not realize that the words in the book they hold, like the dialogue they hear from the stage, has been revised, augmented and emended since Shakespeare's lifetime. An essential resource for the history of Shakespeare on the page, Shakespeare and Textual Theory traces the explanatory underpinnings of these changes through the centuries. After providing an introduction to early modern printing practices, Suzanne Gossett describes the original quartos and folios as well as the first collected editions. Subsequent sections summarize the work of the 'New Bibliographers' and the radical challenge to their technical analysis posed by poststructuralist theory, which undermined the presumed stability of author and text. Shakespeare and Textual Theory presents a balanced view of the current theoretical debates, which include the nature of the surviving texts we call Shakespeare's; the relationship of the author 'Shakespeare' and of authorial intentions to any of these texts; the extent and nature of Shakespeare's collaboration with others; and the best or most desirable way to present the texts - in editions or performances. The book is illustrated throughout with examples showing how theoretical decisions affect the text of Shakespeare's plays, and case studies of Hamlet and Pericles demonstrate how different theories complicate both text and meaning, whether a play survives in one version or several. The conclusion summarizes the many ways in which beliefs about Shakespeare's texts have changed over the centuries.


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Shakespeare and the Elizabethan Reformation

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Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN 13 : 1666902098
Pages : 528 pages
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Download Shakespeare and the Elizabethan Reformation PDF Format Full Free by Dennis Taylor and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2022 with total page 528 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Shakespeare and the Elizabethan Reformation explores how Shakespeare responded in drama to the historical trauma of the Elizabethan Reformation. Shakespeare creatively engaged Catholic, Protestant, and secular points of view, and suggested new and interesting syntheses in play after play, thus providing models for today's ecumenical dialogues"--


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The New Oxford Shakespeare

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0199591164
Pages : 741 pages
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Download The New Oxford Shakespeare PDF Format Full Free by Gary Taylor and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2017 with total page 741 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This companion volume to The New Oxford Shakespeare: The Complete Works concentrates on the issues of canon and chronology. This major work in attribution studies presents in full the evidence behind the choices made in The Complete Works about which works Shakespeare wrote, in whole or part.


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Memory and Mortality in Renaissance England

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 13 : 1108910424
Pages : 311 pages
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Download Memory and Mortality in Renaissance England PDF Format Full Free by William E. Engel and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2022-10-13 with total page 311 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Drawing together leading scholars of early modern memory studies and death studies, Memory and Mortality in Renaissance England explores and illuminates the interrelationships of these categories of Renaissance knowing and doing, theory and praxis. The collection features an extended Introduction that establishes the rich vein connecting these two fields of study and investigation. Thereafter, the collection is arranged into three subsections, 'The Arts of Remembering Death', 'Grounding the Remembrance of the Dead', and 'The Ends of Commemoration', where contributors analyse how memory and mortality intersected in writings, devotional practice, and visual culture. The book will appeal to scholars of early modern literature and culture, book history, art history, and the history of mnemonics and thanatology, and will prove an indispensable guide for researchers, instructors, and students alike.


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Arden of Faversham

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ISBN 13 : 1474289312
Pages : 360 pages
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Download Arden of Faversham PDF Format Full Free by Catherine Richardson and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2022-01-27 with total page 360 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Based on the true story of the murder of Thomas Arden by his wife, her lover and accomplices in 1551, Arden of Faversham is one of the earliest domestic tragedies and a play which has continued to thrill audiences since its first staging. This comprehensive edition situates the play in its social, cultural and political context while exploring its performance and critical history through a range of historical and contemporary productions, including William Poel's Lilies That Fester (1897) and the Royal Shakespeare Company's 2014 production. Throughout, the edition aims to reanimate the play's engagement with the material culture of domestic life, using little-known evidence for the objects and spaces implicated in the murder. The introduction also accounts for recent new thinking about the play's likely authorship, including claims that Shakespeare was a key co-author. The comprehensive, illustrated introduction combined with detailed on-page commentary notes and glosses make this an ideal edition for students and teachers.


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The Birth and Death of the Author

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 0429859465
Pages : 190 pages
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Download The Birth and Death of the Author PDF Format Full Free by Andrew J. Power and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-07-09 with total page 190 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Birth and Death of the Author is a work about the changing nature of authorship as a concept. In eight specialist interventions by a diverse group of the finest international scholars it tells a history of print authorship in a set of author case studies from the fifteenth to the twenty-first century. The introduction surveys the prehistory of print authorship and sets the historical and theoretical framework that opens the discussion for the seven succeeding chapters. Engaging particularly with the history of the materials and technology of authorship it places this in conversation with the critical history of the author up to and beyond the crisis of Barthes' 'Death of the Author'. As a multi-authored history of authorship itself, each subsequent chapter takes a single author or work from every century since the advent of print and focuses in on the relationship between the author and the reader. Thus they explore the complexities of the concept of authorship in the works of Thomas Hoccleve and John Lydgate (Andrew Galloway, Cornell University), William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe (Rory Loughnane, University of Kent), John Taylor, "the Water Poet" (Edel Semple, University College Cork), Samuel Richardson (Natasha Simonova, University of Oxford), Herman Melville (and his reluctant scrivener ‘Bartleby’) (William E. Engel, Sewanee, The University of the South), James Joyce (Brad Tuggle, University of Alabama), and Grant Morrison (Darragh Greene, University College Dublin).


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Shakespeare Survey 74

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ISBN 13 : 1316517128
Pages : 459 pages
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Download Shakespeare Survey 74 PDF Format Full Free by Emma Smith and published by Shakespeare Survey. This book was released on 2021-09-16 with total page 459 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Shakespeare Survey is a yearbook of Shakespeare studies and production. The theme for Volume 74 is 'Shakespeare and Education'. The complete set of Survey volumes is also available online at https://www.cambridge.org/core/what-we-publish/collections/shakespeare-survey.


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Early Shakespeare, 1588-1594

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ISBN 13 : 9781108817875
Pages : 338 pages
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Download Early Shakespeare, 1588-1594 PDF Format Full Free by Rory Loughnane and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2022-08-31 with total page 338 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Early Shakespeare, 1588-1594 draws together leading scholars of text, performance, and theatre history to offer a rigorous re-appraisal of Shakespeare's early career. The contributors offer rich new critical insights into the theatrical and poetic context in which Shakespeare first wrote and his emergence as an author of note, while challenging traditional readings of his beginnings in the burgeoning theatre industry. Shakespeare's earliest works are treated on their own merit and in their own time without looking forward to Shakespeare's later achievements; contributors situate Shakespeare, in his twenties, in a very specific time, place, and cultural moment. The volume features essays about Shakespeare's early style, characterisation, and dramaturgy, together with analysis of his early co-authors, rivals, and influences (including Lyly, Spenser and Marlowe). This collection provides essential entry points to, and original readings of, the poet-dramatist's earliest extant writings and shines new light on his first activities as a professional author.


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The Death Arts in Renaissance England

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 13 : 1108800394
Pages : 408 pages
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Download The Death Arts in Renaissance England PDF Format Full Free by William E. Engel and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2022-09-08 with total page 408 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first-ever critical anthology of the death arts in Renaissance England, this book draws together over 60 extracts and 20 illustrations to establish and analyse how people grappled with mortality in the 16th and 17th centuries. As well as providing a comprehensive resource of annotated and modernized excerpts, this engaging study includes commentary on authors and overall texts, discussions of how each excerpt is constitutive and expressive of the death arts, and suggestions for further reading. The extended Introduction takes into account death's intersections with print, gender, sex, and race, surveying the period's far-reaching preoccupation with, and anticipatory reflection upon, the cessation of life. For researchers, instructors, and students interested in medieval and early modern history and literature, the Reformation, memory studies, book history, and print culture, this indispensable resource provides at once an entry point into the field of early modern death studies and a springboard for further research.


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Shakespeare's Common Prayers

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0199977038
Pages : 304 pages
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Download Shakespeare's Common Prayers PDF Format Full Free by Daniel Swift and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2012-10-05 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Societies and entire nations draw their identities from certain founding documents, whether charters, declarations, or manifestos. The Book of Common Prayer figures as one of the most crucial in the history of the English-speaking peoples. First published in 1549 to make accessible the devotional language of the late Henry the VIII's new church, the prayer book was a work of monumental religious, political, and cultural importance. Within its rituals, prescriptions, proscriptions, and expressions were fought the religious wars of the age of Shakespeare. This diminutive book--continuously reformed and revised--was how that age defined itself. In Shakespeare's Common Prayers, Daniel Swift makes dazzling and original use of this foundational text, employing it as an entry-point into the works of England's most celebrated writer. Though commonly neglected as a source for Shakespeare's work, Swift persuasively and conclusively argues that the Book of Common Prayer was absolutely essential to the playwright. It was in the Book's ambiguities and its fierce contestations that Shakespeare found the ready elements of drama: dispute over words and their practical consequences, hope for sanctification tempered by fear of simple meaninglessness, and the demand for improvised performance as compensation for the failure of language to fulfill its promises. What emerges is nothing less than a portrait of Shakespeare at work: absorbing, manipulating, reforming, and struggling with the explosive chemistry of word and action that comprised early modern liturgy. Swift argues that the Book of Common Prayer mediates between the secular and the devotional, producing a tension that makes Shakespeare's plays so powerful and exceptional. Tracing the prayer book's lines and motions through As You Like It, Hamlet, Twelfth Night, Measure for Measure, Othello, and particularly Macbeth, Swift reveals how the greatest writer of the age--of perhaps any age--was influenced and guided by its most important book.