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Edward II: A Critical Reader

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ISBN 13 : 1472584058
Pages : 320 pages
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Download Edward II: A Critical Reader PDF Format Full Free by and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2017-02-23 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Edward II: A Critical Reader gives students, teachers and scholars alike an overview of the play's reception both in the theatre and among artists and critics, from the end of the 16th century to the beginning of the 21st. The volume also offers a series of new perspectives on the play by leading experts in the field of early modern history and culture. Bolstered with a timeline tracking Marlowe's life and work, an up-to-date bibliography and an extensive index, this collection is an ideal and definitive guide to Edward II.


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Richard II: A Critical Reader

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Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
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ISBN 13 : 1350064572
Pages : 304 pages
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Download Richard II: A Critical Reader PDF Format Full Free by Michael Davies and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2020-09-17 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Arden Early Modern Drama Guides offer students and academics practical and accessible introductions to the critical and performance contexts of key Elizabethan and Jacobean plays. Contributions from leading international scholars give invaluable insight into the text by presenting a range of critical perspectives, making these books ideal companions for study and research. Key features include: Essays on the play's critical and performance histories A keynote chapter reviewing current research and recent criticism of the play A selection of new essays by leading scholars A survey of learning and teaching resources for both instructors and students This volume offers a thought-provoking guide to Shakespeare's Richard II, surveying its critical heritage and the ways in which scholars, critics, and historians have approached the play, from the 17th to the 21st century. It provides a detailed, up-to-date account of the play's rich performance history on stage and screen, looking closely at some major British productions, as well as a guide to learning and teaching resources and how these might be integrated into effective pedagogic strategies in the classroom. Presenting four new critical essays, this collection opens up fresh perspectives on this much-studied drama, including explorations of: the play's profound preoccupation with earth, ground and land; Shakespeare's engagement with early modern sermon culture, 'mockery' and religion; a complex network of intertextual and cultural references activated by Richard's famous address to the looking-glass; and the long-overlooked importance to this profoundly philosophical drama of that most material of things: money.


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Tamburlaine: A Critical Reader

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Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
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ISBN 13 : 1350082724
Pages : 272 pages
Rating : 4.7/5 (82 downloads)

Download Tamburlaine: A Critical Reader PDF Format Full Free by David McInnis and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2020-06-25 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Arden Early Modern Drama Guides offer students and academics practical and accessible introductions to the critical and performance contexts of key Elizabethan and Jacobean plays. Essays from leading international scholars give invaluable insight into the text by presenting a range of critical perspectives, making the books ideal companions for study and research. Key features include: Essays on the plays' critical and performance history A keynote essay on current research and thinking about the play A selection of new essays by leading scholars A survey of resources to direct students' further reading about the play in print and online The blockbuster Tamburlaine plays (1587) instantly established Marlowe's reputation for experimenting with subversive, outrageous and immoral material. The plays follow the meteoric rise of a Scythian shepherd-turned-warlord, whose conquests of eastern emperors soon sees him established as the most powerful man in the world. The visual tableaux featured in the plays are iconic. He uses his enemy Bajazeth as a footstool, and has other emperors pull his chariot like horses. He burns the Qur'an on stage. The plays were memorable, too, for how they sounded: they showcased the power and variability of iambic pentameter, the meter that Shakespeare would go on to perfect. No history of Shakespeare's theatre is complete without understanding the influence and significance of Marlowe's Tamburlaine plays. Tamburlaine: A Critical Reader offers the definitive introduction to these plays and new perspectives on these seminal works. It provides an overview of their reception on stage and by critics, and offers fresh insights into the teaching of these plays in the classroom.


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The Reputation of Edward II, 1305-1697

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Publisher : Amsterdam University Press
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ISBN 13 : 9048552141
Pages : pages
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Download The Reputation of Edward II, 1305-1697 PDF Format Full Free by Kit Heyam and published by Amsterdam University Press. This book was released on 2020-09-25 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: During his lifetime and the four centuries following his death, King Edward II (1307-1327) acquired a reputation for having engaged in sexual and romantic relationships with his male favourites, and having been murdered by penetration with a red-hot spit. This book provides the first account of how this reputation developed, providing new insights into the processes and priorities that shaped narratives of sexual transgression in medieval and early modern England. In doing so, it analyses the changing vocabulary of sexual transgression in English, Latin and French; the conditions that created space for sympathetic depictions of same-sex love; and the use of medieval history in early modern political polemic. It also focuses, in particular, on the cultural impact of Christopher Marlowe's Edward II (c.1591-92). Through such close readings of poetry and drama, alongside chronicle accounts and political pamphlets, it demonstrates that Edward's medieval and early modern afterlife was significantly shaped by the influence of literary texts and techniques. A 'literary transformation' of historiographical methodology is, it argues, an apposite response to the factors that shaped medieval and early modern narratives of the past.


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Greeks and Trojans on the Early Modern English Stage

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Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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ISBN 13 : 1501514628
Pages : 244 pages
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Download Greeks and Trojans on the Early Modern English Stage PDF Format Full Free by Lisa Hopkins and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2020-01-20 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: No story was more interesting to Shakespeare and his contemporaries than that of Troy, partly because the story of Troy was in a sense the story of England, since the Trojan prince Aeneas was supposedly the ancestor of the Tudors. This book explores the wide range of allusions to Greece and Troy in plays by Shakespeare and his contemporaries, looking not only at plays actually set in Greece or Troy but also those which draw on characters and motifs from Greek mythology and the Trojan War. Texts covered include Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida, Othello, Hamlet, The Winter’s Tale, The Two Noble Kinsmen, Pericles and The Tempest as well as plays by other authors of the period including Marlowe, Chettle, Ford and Beaumont and Fletcher.


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The Jew of Malta: A Critical Reader

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Publisher : A&C Black
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ISBN 13 : 1408191547
Pages : 288 pages
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Download The Jew of Malta: A Critical Reader PDF Format Full Free by Robert A. Logan and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2013-12-02 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Christopher Marlowe's drama, The Jew of Malta, has become an increasingly popular source for scholarly scrutiny, staged productions, and, most recently, a filmed version. The play follows the sometimes tragic, sometimes comic, often outrageous fortunes of its villainous protagonist, the Jew Barabas. In recent years the play has provoked as much interpretive controversy as any work in the Marlowe canon. This unique volume is therefore especially timely, providing fresh, varied approaches to the many enigmatic elements of the play.


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Christopher Marlowe, Theatrical Commerce, and the Book Trade

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 13 : 1108642063
Pages : pages
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Download Christopher Marlowe, Theatrical Commerce, and the Book Trade PDF Format Full Free by Kirk Melnikoff and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2018-08-31 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presenting the first exploration of Christopher Marlowe's complex place in the canon, this collection reads Marlowe's work against an extensive backdrop of repertory, publication, transmission, and reception. Wide-ranging and thoughtful chapters consider Marlowe's deliberate engagements with the stage and print culture, the agents and methods involved in the transmission of his work, and his cultural reception in the light of repertory and print evidence. With contributions from major international scholars, the volume considers all of Marlowe's oeuvre, offering illuminating approaches to his extended animation in theatre and print, from the putative theatrical debut of Tamburlaine in 1587 to the most current editions of his work.


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Coriolanus: A Critical Reader

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Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
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ISBN 13 : 135011121X
Pages : 313 pages
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Download Coriolanus: A Critical Reader PDF Format Full Free by Liam E. Semler and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2021-01-28 with total page 313 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Coriolanus is the last and most intriguing of Shakespeare's Roman tragedies. Critics, directors and actors have long been bewitched by this gripping character study of a warrior that Rome can neither tolerate nor do without. Caius Martius Coriolanus is a terrifying war machine in battle, a devoted son to a wise and ambitious mother at home, and an inflammatory scorner of the rights and rites of the common people. This Critical Reader opens up the extraordinary range of interpretation the play has elicited over the centuries and offers exciting new directions for scholarship. The volume commences with a Timeline of key events relating to Coriolanus in print and performance and an Introduction by the volume editor. Chapters survey the scholarly reaction to the play over four centuries, the history of Coriolanus on stage and the current research and thinking about the play. The second half of the volume comprises four 'New Directions' essays exploring: the rhetoric and performance of the self, the play's relevance to our contemporary world, an Hegelian approach to the tragedy, and the insights of computer-assisted stylometry. A final chapter critically surveys resources for teaching the play.


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Troilus and Cressida: A Critical Reader

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ISBN 13 : 1350014184
Pages : 288 pages
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Download Troilus and Cressida: A Critical Reader PDF Format Full Free by Efterpi Mitsi and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2019-01-10 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Troilus and Cressida: A Critical Reader offers an accessible and thought-provoking guide to this complex problem play, surveying its key themes and evolving critical preoccupations. Considering its generic ambiguity and experimentalism, it also provides a uniquely detailed and up-to-date history of the play's stage performance from Dryden's rewriting up to Mark Ravenhill and Elizabeth LeCompte's controversial 2012 production for the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Wooster Group. Moving through to four new critical essays, the guide opens up fresh perspectives on the play's iconoclastic nature and its key themes, ranging from issues of gender and sexuality to Elizabethan politics, from the uses of antiquity to questions of cultural translation, with particular attention paid on Troilus' “Greekness”. The volume finishes with a helpful guide to critical and web-based resources. Discussing the ways in which this challenging and acerbic play can be brought to life in the classroom, it suggests performance-based strategies, designed to engage with the dramaturgical and theatrical dimensions of the text; close-reading exercises with an emphasis on rhetoric, metaphor and the practice of “troping”; and a series of tools designed to situate the play in a range of contexts, including its classical and critical frameworks.


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Antony and Cleopatra: A Critical Reader

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ISBN 13 : 1350049913
Pages : 328 pages
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Download Antony and Cleopatra: A Critical Reader PDF Format Full Free by Domenico Lovascio and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2019-10-17 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Arden Early Modern Drama Guides offer students and academics practical and accessible introductions to the critical and performance contexts of key Elizabethan and Jacobean plays. Essays from leading international scholars give invaluable insight into the text by presenting a range of critical perspectives, making the books ideal companions for study and research. Key features include: - Essays on the play's critical and performance history - A keynote essay on current research and thinking about the play - A selection of new essays by leading scholars - A survey of resources to direct students' further reading about the play in print and online Antony and Cleopatra is among Shakespeare's most enduringly popular tragedies. A theatrical piece of extraordinary political power, it also features one of his most memorable couples. Both intellectually and emotionally challenging, Antony and Cleopatra also tests the boundaries of theatrical representation. This volume offers a stimulating and accessible guide to the play that takes stock of the past and current situation of scholarship while simultaneously opening up fresh, thought-provoking critical perspectives.


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The Merchant of Venice: A Critical Reader

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ISBN 13 : 1350082317
Pages : 320 pages
Rating : 4.3/5 (82 downloads)

Download The Merchant of Venice: A Critical Reader PDF Format Full Free by Sarah Hatchuel and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2020-10-15 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Arden Early Modern Drama Guides offer students and academics practical and accessible introductions to the critical and performance contexts of key Elizabethan and Jacobean plays. Essays from leading international scholars give invaluable insight into the text by presenting a range of critical perspectives, making the books ideal companions for study and research. Key features include: - Essays on the play's critical and performance history - A keynote essay on current research and thinking about the play - A selection of new essays by leading scholars A survey of resources to direct students' further reading about the play in print and online Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice has often been labelled a 'problem play', and throughout the ages it has been an object of both fascination and repulsion. Without neglecting the socio-political and religious issues that are at the heart of the play, this collection of critical essays invites readers to rediscover the variety of approaches that this multifaceted work calls for, exploring its gender aspects, its rich mythological background, its legal matters and the ways in which it has been adapted to the screen. Essays consider the play in relation to its sources, genre and religion, historical and socio-political context and its critical reception and performance history.


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Edward II: With Related Texts

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Publisher : Hackett Publishing
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ISBN 13 : 1624662765
Pages : 198 pages
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Download Edward II: With Related Texts PDF Format Full Free by Christopher Marlowe and published by Hackett Publishing. This book was released on 2015-03-15 with total page 198 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "This exciting new edition of Edward II is indeed reader friendly. Of particular distinction are the introductory sections which include a thorough account of Marlowe's biography, a fresh critical examination of the play, plus a bibliography for further reading; a wise consideration of the date and text; and extensive annotations, especially helpful to students who have difficulties with the language. Of special value to both students and scholars are the Related Texts that follow the text of the play: three sections of documentary evidence on historical sources; power and politics; and love, friendship, and homoeroticism--all vital to an understanding of the play. No previous edition of the play manages to encompass so much." --Robert A. Logan, University of Hartford


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Queer Philologies

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Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
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ISBN 13 : 0812293177
Pages : 368 pages
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Download Queer Philologies PDF Format Full Free by Jeffrey Masten and published by University of Pennsylvania Press. This book was released on 2016-06-10 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For Jeffrey Masten, the history of sexuality and the history of language are intimately related. In Queer Philologies, he studies particular terms that illuminate the history of sexuality in Shakespeare's time and analyzes the methods we have used to study sex and gender in literary and cultural history. Building on the work of theorists and historians who have, following Foucault, investigated the importance of words like "homosexual," "sodomy," and "tribade" in a variety of cultures and historical periods, Masten argues that just as the history of sexuality requires the history of language, so too does philology, "the love of the word," require the analytical lens provided by the study of sexuality. Masten unpacks the etymology, circulation, transformation, and constitutive power of key words within the early modern discourse of sex and gender—terms such as "conversation" and "intercourse," "fundament" and "foundation," "friend" and "boy"—that described bodies, pleasures, emotions, sexual acts, even (to the extent possible in this period) sexual identities. Analyzing the continuities as well as differences between Shakespeare's language and our own, he offers up a queer lexicon in which the letter "Q" is perhaps the queerest character of all.


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Christopher Marlowe at 450

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Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
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ISBN 13 : 1472409434
Pages : 382 pages
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Download Christopher Marlowe at 450 PDF Format Full Free by Professor Robert A Logan and published by Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.. This book was released on 2015-02-28 with total page 382 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Commemorating the 450th birthday of a major, powerfully influential English poet and dramatist, Christopher Marlowe at 450 presents a comprehensive, up-to-date appraisal of the Marlovian scholarly landscape. An international group of acknowledged Marlowe experts evaluates the scholarship and criticism of all the individual works, various critical approaches, performances, theatre history, electronic resources, and biographies to reveal where we have arrived after 450 years and where scholarship might go next.


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Reading the Nation in English Literature

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1135217920
Pages : 272 pages
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Download Reading the Nation in English Literature PDF Format Full Free by Elizabeth Sauer and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2009-09-10 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume contains primary materials and introductory essays on the historical, critical and theoretical study of "national literature", focusing on the years 1550 – 1850 and the impact of ideas of nationhood from this period on contemporary literature and culture. The book is helpfully divided into three comprehensive parts. Part One contains a selection of primary materials from various English-speaking nations, written between the early modern and the early Victorian eras. These include political essays, poetry, religious writing, and literary theory by major authors and thinkers ranging from Edmund Spenser, Anne Bradstreet and David Hume to Adam Kidd and Peter Du Ponceau. Parts Two and Three contain critical essays by leading scholars in the field: Part Two introduces and contextualizes the primary material and Part Three brings the discussion up-to-date by discussing its impact on contemporary issues such as canon-formation and globalization. The volume is prefaced by an extensive introduction to and overview of recent studies in nationalism, the history and debates of nationalism through major literary periods and discussion of why the question of nationhood is important. Reading the Nation in English is a comprehensive resource, offering coherent, accessible readings on the ideologies, discourses and practices of nationhood. Contributors: Terence N. Bowers, Andrea Cabajsky, Sarah Corse, Andrew Escobedo, Andrew Hadfield, Deborah Madsen, Elizabeth Sauer, Imre Szeman, Julia M. Wright.


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Reconceiving the Renaissance

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Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
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ISBN 13 : 0199265577
Pages : 436 pages
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Download Reconceiving the Renaissance PDF Format Full Free by Ewan Fernie and published by Oxford University Press on Demand. This book was released on 2005-03-31 with total page 436 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The last two decades have transformed the field of Renaissance studies, and Reconceiving the Renaissance: A Critical Reader maps this difficult terrain. Attending to the breadth of fresh approaches, the volume offers a theoretical overview of current thinking about the period.Collecting in one volume the classic and cutting-edge statements which define early modern scholarship as it is now practised, this book is a one-stop indispensable resource for undergraduates and beginning postgraduates alike. Through a rich array of arguments by the world's leading experts, the Renaissance emerges wonderfully invigorated, while the suggestive shorter extracts, topical questions and engaged editorial introductions give students the wherewithal and encouragement to do somereconceiving themselves.


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The Critical Reader

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Publisher : Frederick Ungar
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Pages : 216 pages
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Download The Critical Reader PDF Format Full Free by Marlies K. Danziger and published by Frederick Ungar. This book was released on 1978 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: