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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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The Jew of Malta: A Critical Reader

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ISBN 13 : 1408191539
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 2013-03-28 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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Early Modern Actors and Shakespeare's Theatre

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ISBN 13 : 1472576055
Pages : 240 pages
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Download Early Modern Actors and Shakespeare's Theatre PDF Format Full Free by Evelyn Tribble and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2017-02-23 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What skills did Shakespeare's actors bring to their craft? How do these skills differ from those of contemporary actors? Early Modern Actors and Shakespeare's Theatre: Thinking with the Body examines the 'toolkit' of the early modern player and suggests new readings of the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries through the lens of their many skills. Theatre is an ephemeral medium. Little remains to us of the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries: some printed texts, scattered documents and records, and a few scraps of description, praise, and detraction. Because most of what survives are printed playbooks, students of English theatre find it easy to forget that much of what happened on the early modern stage took place within the gaps of written language: the implicit or explicit calls for fights, dances, military formations, feats of physical skill, song, and clowning. Theatre historians and textual editors have often ignored or denigrated such moments, seeing them merely as extraneous amusements or signs that the text has been 'corrupted' by actors. This book argues that recapturing a positive account of the skills and expertise of the early modern players will result in a more capacious understanding of the nature of theatricality in the period.


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Tamburlaine: A Critical Reader

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ISBN 13 : 1350082724
Pages : 272 pages
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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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Christopher Marlowe at 450

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1317166485
Pages : 382 pages
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Download Christopher Marlowe at 450 PDF Format Full Free by Sara Munson Deats and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-05-23 with total page 382 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: There has never been a retrospective on Christopher Marlowe as comprehensive, complete and up-to-date in appraising the Marlovian landscape. Each chapter has been written by an eminent, international Marlovian scholar to determine what has been covered, what has not, and what scholarship and criticism will or might focus on next. The volume considers all of Marlowe’s dramas and his poetry, including his translations, as well as the following special topics: Critical Approaches to Marlowe; Marlowe’s Works in Performance; Marlowe and Theatre History; Electronic Resources for Marlovian Research; and Marlowe’s Biography. Included in the discussions are the native, continental, and classical influences on Marlowe and the ways in which Marlowe has interacted with other contemporary writers, including his influence on those who came after him. The volume has appeal not only to students and scholars of Marlowe but to anyone interested in Renaissance drama and poetry. Moreover, the significance for readers lies in the contributors’ approaches as well as in their content. Interest in the biography of Christopher Marlowe and in his works has bourgeoned since the turn of the century. It therefore seems especially appropriate at this time to present a comprehensive assessment of past and present traditional and innovative lines of inquiry and to look forward to future developments.


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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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The Merchant of Venice: A Critical Reader

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Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
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ISBN 13 : 1350082309
Pages : 320 pages
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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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Shakespeare's Lost Playhouse

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1351578820
Pages : 214 pages
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Download Shakespeare's Lost Playhouse PDF Format Full Free by Laurie Johnson and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-09-14 with total page 214 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The playhouse at Newington Butts has long remained on the fringes of histories of Shakespeare’s career and of the golden age of the theatre with which his name is associated. A mile outside London, and relatively disused by the time Shakespeare began his career in the theatre, this playhouse has been easy to forget. Yet for eleven days in June, 1594, it was home to the two companies that would come to dominate the London theatres. Thanks to the ledgers of theatre entrepreneur, Philip Henslowe, we have a record of this short venture. Shakespeare's Lost Playhouse is an exploration of a brief moment in time when the focus of the theatrical world in England was on this small playhouse. To write this history, Laurie Johnson draws on archival studies, archaeology, environmental studies, geography, social, political, and cultural studies as well as methods developed within literary and theatre history to expand the scope of our understanding of the theatres, the rise of the playing business, and the formations of the playing companies.


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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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Imagined, Embodied and Actual Turks in Early Modern Europe

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Publisher : Hollitzer Wissenschaftsverlag
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ISBN 13 : 3990121251
Pages : 554 pages
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The Revenger's Tragedy: A Critical Reader

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ISBN 13 : 1472585429
Pages : 320 pages
Rating : 4.4/5 (585 downloads)

Download The Revenger's Tragedy: A Critical Reader PDF Format Full Free by Brian Walsh and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2016-10-20 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Revenger's Tragedy is one of the most vital, important, and enduring tragedies of the Jacobean era, one of the few non-Shakespearean plays of that period that is still regularly revived on stage and taught in classrooms. The play is notable for its piercing insight into human depravity, its savage humour, and its florid theatricality. This collection of new essays offers students an invaluable overview of the play's critical and performance history as well as four critical essays offering a range of new perspectives.


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The Changeling: A Critical Reader

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ISBN 13 : 1350011398
Pages : 304 pages
Rating : 4.3/5 (11 downloads)

Download The Changeling: A Critical Reader PDF Format Full Free by Mark Hutchings and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2019-05-30 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume offers an accessible and thought-provoking guide to this major Renaissance tragedy, surveying its key themes and evolving critical responses over the course of nearly four centuries. Providing a uniquely detailed and up-to-date account of the play's rich stage history, it demonstrates how useful Performance Studies is to our understanding of early modern drama, and looks closely at major recent productions on both sides of the Atlantic, notably the 2014 production of the 'Jacobean' indoor space, the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse in London. In a series of critical essays, the guide offers fresh perspectives on the characters' mechanical psychology, the influence of Spanish Golden Age literature on Middelton and Rowley, and how the play has been treated on the modern stage and screen. Featuring a guide to digital resources and an annotated bibliography, this collection is a definitive guide to The Changeling.


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The Tempest: A Critical Reader

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Publisher : A&C Black
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ISBN 13 : 147251842X
Pages : 296 pages
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Download The Tempest: A Critical Reader PDF Format Full Free by Alden T. Vaughan and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2014-09-25 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Tempest contains sublime poetry and catchy songs, magic and low comedy, while it tackles important contemporary concerns: education, power politics, the effects of colonization, and technology. In this guide, Alden T. Vaughan and Virginia Mason Vaughan open up new ways into one of Shakespeare's most popular, malleable and controversial plays.


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The White Devil: A Critical Reader

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ISBN 13 : 1472587413
Pages : 312 pages
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Download The White Devil: A Critical Reader PDF Format Full Free by and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2016-11-17 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The White Devil is one of the most violent and most fascinating plays in English theatrical history. It is also a notoriously challenging work; this volume offers a practical, accessible and thought-provoking guide to the play, surveying its major themes and critical reception. It also provides a detailed and up-to-date history of the play's performance, beginning with its first staging in 1611 staging and ending with the RSC's 2014 revival. Moving through to four new critical essays, it opens up cutting-edge perspectives on the work, and finishes with a practical guide to pedagogical approaches and resources. Detailing web-based and production-related resources, and including an annotated bibliography of critical works, the guide will equip teachers and facilitate students' understanding of this complex play.


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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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Hamlet: A Critical Reader

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ISBN 13 : 1472571398
Pages : 264 pages
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Download Hamlet: A Critical Reader PDF Format Full Free by Ann Thompson and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2016-04-21 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Hamlet remains the most-studied of all Shakespeare's great tragedies. This collection of newly-commissioned essays gives readers an overview of past critical views of the play as well as new writing about the play from today's leading scholars. The range of perspectives offered makes the book an invaluable companion to anyone studying the play at an advanced level. The final chapter on learning and teaching resources is particularly useful as a guide for further study.


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Julius Caesar: A Critical Reader

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ISBN 13 : 1474220398
Pages : 296 pages
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Download Julius Caesar: A Critical Reader PDF Format Full Free by Andrew James Hartley and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2016-10-20 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume offers a practical, accessible and thought-provoking guide to this Roman tragedy, surveying its major themes and critical reception. It also provides a detailed and up-to-date history of the play's performance, beginning with its earliest known staging in 1599, including an analysis of the 2013 film Caesar Must Die starring Italian inmates, and an assessment of why the play is now coming back into vogue on stage. Moving through to four new critical essays, it opens up cutting-edge perspectives on the work, and finishes with a guide to pedagogical approaches by the experienced teacher and leading academic Jeremy Lopez. Detailing web-based and production-related resources, and including an annotated bibliography of critical works, the guide will equip teachers and facilitate students' understanding of this challenging play.