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Titus Andronicus

Author : William Shakespeare
ISBN : 9781139835381
Genre : Literary Collections
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Titus Andronicus is still regarded by many as a bad play of dubious authorship. Its adversaries have abhorred the violence of the action and the apparent lapses in the quality of the verse. Since 1945, however, the play has been taken increasingly seriously in both the theatre and the study: the violence and cruelty it depicts were disconcertingly matched by the events of two World Wars. Hughes joins those critics who take the play seriously, arguing for its unity of theme and its grim humour, and demonstrates that it is the work of a brilliant stage craftsman, confident in his mastery of space, movement and verse. The text is based on the first quarto, supplemented by crucial additions and stage directions from the Folio. For this updated edition, a new section is included on recent stage, film and critical interpretations by Sue Hall-Smith. An updated reading list completes the edition.
Category: Literary Collections

Titus Andronicus The Cambridge Dover Wilson Shakespeare

Author : William Shakespeare
ISBN : 1078318840
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John Dover Wilson's New Shakespeare, published between 1921 and 1966, became the classic Cambridge edition of Shakespeare's plays and poems until the 1980s. The series, long since out-of-print, is now reissued. Each work is available both individually and as a set, and each contains a lengthy and lively introduction, main text, and substantial notes and glossary printed at the back. The edition, which began with The Tempest and ended with The Sonnets, put into practice the techniques and theories that had evolved under the 'New Bibliography'. Remarkably by today's standards, although it took the best part of half a century to produce, the New Shakespeare involved only a small band of editors besides Dover Wilson himself. As the volumes took shape, many of Dover Wilson's textual methods acquired general acceptance and became an established part of later editorial practice, for example in the Arden and New Cambridge Shakespeares.

Questioning Bodies In Shakespeare S Rome

Author : Maria Del Sapio Garbero
ISBN : 9783899717402
Genre : History
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Ancient Rome has always been considered a compendium of City and World. In the Renaissance, an era of epistemic fractures, when the clash between the 'new science' (Copernicus, Galileo, Vesalius, Bacon, etcetera) and the authority of ancient texts produced the very notion of modernity, the extended and expanding geography of ancient Rome becomes, for Shakespeare and the Elizabethans, a privileged arena in which to question the nature of bodies and the place they hold in a changing order of the universe. Drawing on the rich scenario provided by Shakespeare's Rome, and adopting an interdisciplinary perspective, the authors of this volume address the way in which the different bodies of the earthly and heavenly spheres are re-mapped in Shakespeare's time and in early modern European culture. More precisely, they investigate the way bodies are fashioned to suit or deconstruct a culturally articulated system of analogies between earth and heaven, microcosm and macrocosm. As a whole, this collection brings to the fore a wide range of issues connected to the Renaissance re-mapping of the world and the human. It should interest not only Shakespeare scholars but all those working on the interaction between sciences and humanities.
Category: History

The Practical Shakespeare

Author : Colin Butler
ISBN : 9780821416211
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A comprehensive treatment of Shakespeare's plays in clear prose, The Practical Shakespeare: The Plays in Practice and on the Page illuminates for a general audience how and why the plays work so well.Noting in detail the practical and physical limitations the Bard faced as he worked out the logistics of his plays, Colin Butler demonstrates how Shakespeare incorporated and exploited those limitations to his advantage: his management of entrances and exits; his characterization technique; his handling of scenes off stage; his control of audience responses; his organization of major scenes; and his use of prologues and choruses. A different aspect of the plays is covered in each chapter?and all chapters are free-standing, for separate consultation. For easy access, chapters also are subdivided, and each part has its own heading. Butler draws most of his examples from mainstream plays, such as Macbeth, Othello, and Much Ado About Nothing. He brings special focus to A Midsummer Night's Dream, which is treated as one of Shakespeare's most important plays. Butler supports his major points with quotations, so readers can understand an issue even if they are unfamiliar with the particular play being discussed. The author also cross-references dramatic devices among plays, increasing enjoyment and understanding of Shakespeare's achievements. Clear, jargon-free, easy-to-use, and comprehensive, The Practical Shakespeare looks to the elements of stagecraft and playwriting as a conduit for students, teachers, and general audiences to engage with, understand, and appreciate the genius of Shakespeare. Colin Butler, previously the head of an English department at a British grammar school, lives in Canterbury, England, where he writes on literary subjects.
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A Companion To Shakespeare And Performance

Author : Barbara Hodgdon
ISBN : 9781405150231
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A Companion to Shakespeare and Performance provides astate-of-the-art engagement with the rapidly developing field ofShakespeare performance studies. Redraws the boundaries of Shakespeare performance studies. Considers performance in a range of media, including in print,in the classroom, in the theatre, in film, on television and video,in multimedia and digital forms. Introduces important terms and contemporary areas of enquiry inShakespeare and performance. Raises questions about the dynamic interplay betweenShakespearean writing and the practices of contemporary performanceand performance studies. Written by an international group of major scholars, teachers,and professional theatre makers.
Category: Literary Criticism

Shakespeare S Visual Theatre

Author : Frederick Kiefer
ISBN : 0521827256
Genre : Drama
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Kiefer looks at the personified characters created by Shakespeare in his plays, his walking, talking abstractions.
Category: Drama

The New Cambridge Companion To Shakespeare

Author : Margreta De Grazia
ISBN : 9780521886321
Genre : Drama
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Twenty-one essays provide lively and authoritative approaches to the literary, historical, cultural and performative aspects of Shakespeare works.
Category: Drama

Titus Andronicus

Author : Horst Oppel
ISBN : STANFORD:36105013410670
Genre : Andronicus, Titus (Legendary character)
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Marxist Shakespeares

Author : Jean E. Howard
ISBN : 9781134633043
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Marxist Shakespeares uses the rich analytic resources of the Marxist tradition to look at Shakespeare's plays afresh. The book offers new insights into the historical conditions within which Shakespeare's representations of class and gender emerged, and into Shakespeare's role in the global culture industry stretching from Hollywood to the Globe Theatre. A vital resource for students of Shakespeare which includes Marx's own readings of Shakespeare, Derrida on Marx, and also Bourdieu, Bataillle, Negri and Alice Clark.
Category: Literary Criticism