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Shakespeare and the Versification of English Drama, 1561-1642

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Pages : 424 pages
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Download Shakespeare and the Versification of English Drama, 1561-1642 PDF Format Full Free by Marina Tarlinskaja and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-12-05 with total page 424 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Surveying the development and varieties of blank verse in the English playhouses, this book is a natural history of iambic pentameter in English. The main aim of the book is to analyze the evolution of Renaissance dramatic poetry. Shakespeare is the central figure of the research, but his predecessors, contemporaries and followers are also important: Shakespeare, the author argues, can be fully understood and appreciated only against the background of the whole period. Tarlinskaja surveys English plays by Elizabethan, Jacobean and Caroline playwrights, from Norton and Sackville’s Gorboduc to Sirley’s The Cardinal. Her analysis takes in such topics as what poets treated as a syllable in the 16th-17th century metrical verse, the particulars of stressing in iambic pentameter texts, word boundary and syntactic segmentation of verse lines, their morphological and syntactic composition, syllabic, accentual and syntactic features of line endings, and the way Elizabethan poets learned to use verse form to enhance meaning. She uses statistics to explore the attribution of questionable Elizabethan and Jacobean plays, and to examine several still-enigmatic texts and collaborations. Among these are the poem A Lover's Complaint, the anonymous tragedy Arden of Faversham, the challenging Sir Thomas More, the later Jacobean comedy The Spanish Gypsy, as well as a number of Shakespeare’s co-authored plays. Her analysis of versification offers new ways to think about the dating of plays, attribution of anonymous texts, and how collaborators divided their task in co-authored dramas.


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Shakespeare and the Versification of English Drama, 1561-1642

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ISBN 13 : 9781472430298
Pages : 424 pages
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Download Shakespeare and the Versification of English Drama, 1561-1642 PDF Format Full Free by Marina Tarlinskaja and published by Lund Humphries Publishers. This book was released on 2014 with total page 424 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Surveying the development and varieties of blank verse in the English playhouses, this book is a natural history of iambic pentameter in English. Marina Tarlinskaja's statistical analysis of versification focuses on Shakespeare, but places his work in the literary context of the times. Her results offer new ways to think about the dating of plays, the attribution of anonymous texts, and how collaborators divided their task in co-authored dramas.


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Shakespeare and the Soliloquy in Early Modern English Drama

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 13 : 1316780422
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Download Shakespeare and the Soliloquy in Early Modern English Drama PDF Format Full Free by A. D. Cousins and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2018-02-28 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Encompassing nearly a century of drama, this is the first book to provide students and scholars with a truly comprehensive guide to the early modern soliloquy. Considering the antecedents of the form in Roman, late fifteenth and mid-sixteenth century drama, it analyses its diversity, its theatrical functions and its socio-political significances. Containing detailed case-studies of the plays of Marlowe, Shakespeare, Jonson, Ford, Middleton and Davenant, this collection will equip students in their own close-readings of texts, providing them with an indepth knowledge of the verbal and dramaturgical aspects of the form. Informed by rich theatrical and historical understanding, the essays reveal the larger connections between Shakespeare's use of the soliloquy and its deployment by his fellow dramatists.


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Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England, vol. 29

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Publisher : Associated University Presse
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ISBN 13 : 0838644821
Pages : 254 pages
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Download Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England, vol. 29 PDF Format Full Free by S.P. Cerasano and published by Associated University Presse. This book was released on 2016-09-30 with total page 254 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England is an international journal committed to the publication of essays and reviews relevant to drama and theatre history to 1642. This issue includes eight new articles, a review essays, and review of six books.


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Style, Computers, and Early Modern Drama

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 13 : 1108127312
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Download Style, Computers, and Early Modern Drama PDF Format Full Free by Hugh Craig and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2017-08-03 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Hugh Craig and Brett Greatley-Hirsch extend the computational analysis introduced in Shakespeare, Computers, and the Mystery of Authorship (edited by Hugh Craig and Arthur F. Kinney; Cambridge, 2009) beyond problems of authorship attribution to address broader issues of literary history. Using new methods to answer long-standing questions and challenge traditional assumptions about the underlying patterns and contrasts in the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, Style, Computers, and Early Modern Drama sheds light on, for example, different linguistic usages between plays written in verse and prose, company styles and different character types. As a shift from a canonical survey to a corpus-based literary history founded on a statistical analysis of language, this book represents a fundamentally new approach to the study of English Renaissance literature and proposes a new model and rationale for future computational scholarship in early modern literary studies.


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The Comedy of Errors

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ISBN 13 : 1408151901
Pages : 424 pages
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Download The Comedy of Errors PDF Format Full Free by William Shakespeare and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2016-12-15 with total page 424 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Shakespeare's dextrous comedy of two twin masters and two twin servants continually mistaken for one another is both farce and more than farce. The Comedy of Errors examines the interplay between personal and commercial relationships, and the breakdown of social order that follows the disruption of identity. As well as detailed on-page commentary notes, this new edition has a long, illustrated introduction exploring the play's performance and crtitical history, as well as its place in the comic tradition from Classical to modern times.


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Early Shakespeare, 1588–1594

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ISBN 13 : 1108495249
Pages : 336 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 336 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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Shakespeare's Blank Verse

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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 the drama 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 social questions that animate Shakespeare's drama.


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Coriolanus: A Critical Reader

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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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The New Oxford Shakespeare

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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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Shakespeare Scholars in Conversation

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Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN 13 : 1476670609
Pages : 263 pages
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Download Shakespeare Scholars in Conversation PDF Format Full Free by Michael P. Jensen and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2019-07-03 with total page 263 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:  Twenty-four of today’s most prominent Shakespeare scholars discuss the best-known works in Shakespeare studies, along with some nearly forgotten classics that deserve fresh appraisal. An extensive bibliography provides a reading list of the most important works in the field. A filmography then lists the most important Shakespeare films, along with the films that influenced Shakespeare filmmakers. Interviewees include Sir Stanley Wells, Sir Jonathan Bate, Sir Brian Vickers, Ann Thompson, Virginia Mason Vaughan, George T. Wright, Lukas Erne, MacDonald P. Jackson, Peter Holland, James Shapiro, Katherine Duncan-Jones and Barbara Hodgdon.


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The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare's Language

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ISBN 13 : 1107131936
Pages : 320 pages
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Download The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare's Language PDF Format Full Free by Lynne Magnusson and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2019-07-31 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Illuminates the pleasures and challenges of Shakespeare's complex language for today's students, teachers, actors and theatre-goers.


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Versification and Authorship Attribution

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Publisher : Charles University in Prague, Karolinum Press
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ISBN 13 : 8024648717
Pages : 96 pages
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Download Versification and Authorship Attribution PDF Format Full Free by Petr Plecháč and published by Charles University in Prague, Karolinum Press. This book was released on 2021-07-01 with total page 96 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The technique known as contemporary stylometry uses different methods, including machine learning, to discover a poem’s author based on features like the frequencies of words and character n-grams. However, there is one potential textual fingerprint stylometry tends to ignore: versification, or the very making of language into verse. Using poetic texts in three different languages (Czech, German, and Spanish), Petr Plecháč asks whether versification features like rhythm patterns and types of rhyme can help determine authorship. He then tests its findings on two unsolved literary mysteries. In the first, Plecháč distinguishes the parts of the Elizabethan verse play The Two Noble Kinsmen written by William Shakespeare from those written by his coauthor, John Fletcher. In the second, he seeks to solve a case of suspected forgery: how authentic was a group of poems first published as the work of the nineteenth-century Russian author Gavriil Stepanovich Batenkov? This book of poetic investigation should appeal to literary sleuths the world over.


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As You Like It: Language and Writing

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ISBN 13 : 1350120448
Pages : 168 pages
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Download As You Like It: Language and Writing PDF Format Full Free by Abigail Rokison-Woodall and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2021-05-06 with total page 168 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As You Like It: Language and Writing explores one of Shakespeare's best-known comedies. It considers the literary and theatrical contexts in which Shakespeare was writing; examines, in detail, the different forms of language used in the play and considers ways in which language and meaning have changed over time, and are affected by performance. Each chapter contains a 'Writing matters' section which provides suggestions for activities that can further enhance a student's understanding of the play. This informative guide to Shakespeare's popular comedy equips students with the critical skills to analyze its language, structure and themes and to expand and enrich their own responses to the play.


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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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Shakespeare Survey: Volume 68, Shakespeare, Origins and Originality

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 13 : 1316368998
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Download Shakespeare Survey: Volume 68, Shakespeare, Origins and Originality PDF Format Full Free by Peter Holland and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2015-09-24 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Shakespeare Survey is a yearbook of Shakespeare studies and production. Since 1948, the Survey has published the best international scholarship in English and many of its essays have become classics of Shakespeare criticism. Each volume is devoted to a theme, or play, or group of plays; each also contains a section of reviews of that year's textual and critical studies and of the year's major British performances. The theme for Volume 68 is 'Shakespeare, Origins and Originality'. The complete set of Survey volumes is also available online at http://www.cambridge.org/online/shakespearesurvey. This fully searchable resource enables users to browse by author, essay and volume, search by play, theme and topic, and save and bookmark their results.


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Shakespeare in the Marketplace of Words

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 13 : 1107193311
Pages : 243 pages
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Download Shakespeare in the Marketplace of Words PDF Format Full Free by Jonathan P. Lamb and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2017-07-06 with total page 243 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores the words, forms, and styles Shakespeare used to interact with the verbal marketplace of early modern England.