Antony and Cleopatra

Authoritative Text, Sources, Analogues, and Contexts, Criticism, Adaptations, Rewritings, and Appropriations
Author: William Shakespeare,Ania Loomba
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393930771
Category: Drama
Page: 365
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William Shakespeare’s great Roman tragedy of adultery amid political conflict is now available in a richly documented and illustrated Norton Critical Edition.

Antony and Cleopatra

New Critical Essays
Author: Sara M. Deats
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135887896
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 352
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Complementing other volumes in the Shakespeare Criticism Series, this collection of twenty original essays will expand the critical contexts in which Antony and Cleopatra can be enjoyed as both literature and theater. The essays will cover a wide spectrum of topics and utilize a diversity of scholarly methodologies, including textual and performance-oriented approaches, intertextual studies, as well as feminist, psychoanalytical, Marxist, and postcolonial inquiries. The volume will also feature an extensive introduction by the editor surveying the under-examined performance history and critical trends/legacy of this complex play. Contributors include prominent Shakespeare scholars David Bevington, Dympna Callaghan, Leeds Barroll, David Fuller, Dorothea Kehler, and Linda Woodbridge.

Sappho's Immortal Daughters


Author: Margaret Williamson
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674789128
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 196
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She lived on the island of Lesbos around 600 B.C.E. She composed lyric poetry, only fragments of which survive. And she was--and is--the most highly regarded woman poet of Greek and Roman antiquity. Little more than this can be said with certainty about Sappho, and yet a great deal more is said. Her life, so little known, is the stuff of legends; her poetry, the source of endless speculation. This book is a search for Sappho through the poetry she wrote, the culture she inhabited, and the myths that have risen around her. It is an expert and thoroughly engaging introduction to one of the most enduring and enigmatic figures of antiquity.Margaret Williamson conducts us through ancient representations of Sappho, from vase paintings to appearances in Ovid, and traces the route by which her work has reached us, shaped along the way by excavators, editors, and interpreters. She goes back to the poet's world and time to explore perennial questions about Sappho: How could a woman have access to the public medium of song? What was the place of female sexuality in the public and religious symbolism of Greek culture? What is the sexual meaning of her poems? Williamson follows with a close look at the poems themselves, Sappho's "immortal daughters." Her book offers the clearest picture yet of a woman whose place in the history of Western culture has been at once assured and mysterious.

Romeo and Juliet


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393623416
Category:
Page: N.A
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A Midsummer Night's Dream (International Student Edition) (Norton Critical Editions)


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393631664
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 264
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“In the pure poetry and intoxication of words, Shakespeare never rose higher than he rises in this play.” —G. K. Chesterton This Norton Critical Edition includes: • Shakespeare’s most popular comedy—with its unforgettable love triangles, woodland fairies, and magic—based on Grace Ioppolo’s conflated text (Q1 with F1 variants) and accompanied by her introduction, note on the text, and explanatory annotations. • Five illustrations. • Seven sources for the play, including those by Geoffrey Chaucer, Plutarch, and Lucius Apuleius. • Fifteen wide-ranging critical assessments, including ones by Jan Kott, Margo Hendricks, and Peter Brook. • Adaptations of A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Robert Cox and Henry Purcell and Elkanah Settle. • A Selected Bibliography. About the Series Read by more than 12 million students over fifty-five years, Norton Critical Editions set the standard for apparatus that is right for undergraduate readers. The three-part format—annotated text, contexts, and criticism—helps students to better understand, analyze, and appreciate the literature, while opening a wide range of teaching possibilities for instructors. Whether in print or in digital format, Norton Critical Editions provide all the resources students need.

The Spanish Tragedy

Authoritative Text , Sources and Contexts, Criticism
Author: Thomas Kyd
Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9780393934007
Category: Drama
Page: 289
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Thomas Kyd s highly influential and popular revenge play is now available in a richly documented and critically engaging Norton Critical Edition."

English Renaissance Drama

A Norton Anthology
Author: David M. Bevington,Lars Engle,Katharine Eisaman Maus
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393976557
Category: Drama
Page: 1997
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The most extensive new collection in this field published in more than three decades, English Renaissance Drama: A Norton Anthology surveys the astonishing, and astonishingly varied, dramatic works written and performed in Elizabethan and Jacobean England.

The Descent of Alette


Author: Alice Notley
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780140587647
Category: Poetry
Page: 150
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A poetic collage explores the realities of war veterans, strangers, the mentally disturbed, and the homeless as witnesses to the passing of the world

Shakespeare's English Kings

History, Chronicle, and Drama
Author: Peter Saccio
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019988076X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 304
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Far more than any professional historian, Shakespeare is responsible for whatever notions most of us possess about English medieval history. Anyone who appreciates the dramatic action of Shakespeare's history plays but is confused by much of the historical detail will welcome this guide to the Richards, Edwards, Henrys, Warwicks and Norfolks who ruled and fought across Shakespeare's page and stage. Not only theater-goers and students, but today's film-goers who want to enrich their understanding of film adaptations of plays such as Richard III and Henry V will find this revised edition of Shakespeare's English Kings to be an essential companion. Saccio's engaging narrative weaves together three threads: medieval English history according to the Tudor chroniclers who provided Shakespeare with his material, that history as understood by modern scholars, and the action of the plays themselves. Including a new preface, a revised further reading list, genealogical charts, an appendix of names and titles, and an index, the second edition of Shakespeare's English Kings offers excellent background reading for all of the ten history plays.

Reconceiving the Renaissance

A Critical Reader
Author: Ewan Fernie
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0199265577
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 436
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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.

The New Oxford Shakespeare

The Complete Works
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199591156
Category: English drama
Page: 3382
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The Complete Works: Modern Critical Edition is part of the landmark New Oxford Shakespeare--an entirely new consideration of all of Shakespeare's works, edited afresh from all the surviving original versions of his work, and drawing on the latest literary, textual, and theatrical scholarship. In one attractive volume, the Modern Critical Edition gives today's students and playgoers the very best resources they need to understand and enjoy all Shakespeare's works. The authoritative text is accompanied by extensive explanatory and performance notes, and innovative introductory materialswhich lead the reader into exploring questions about interpretation, textual variants, literary criticism, and performance, for themselves.The Modern Critical Edition presents the plays and poetry in the order in which Shakespeare wrote them, so that readers can follow the development of his imagination, his engagement with a rapidly evolving culture and theatre, and his relationship to his literary contemporaries.The New Oxford Shakespeare consists of four interconnected publications: the Modern Critical Edition (with modern spelling), the Critical Reference Edition (with original spelling), a companion volume on Authorship, and an online version integrating all of this material on OUP's high-poweredscholarly editions platform. Together, they provide the perfect resource for the future of Shakespeare studies.

The Spanish Tragedy


Author: Thomas Kyd
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393614808
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Norton Shakespeare


Author: Stephen Greenblatt,Walter Cohen,Jean E. Howard,Katharine Eisaman Maus,Gordon McMullan,Suzanne Gossett
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393934991
Category: Drama
Page: 3400
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Both an enhanced digital edition—the first edited specifically for undergraduates—and a handsome print volume, The Norton Shakespeare, Third Edition, provides a freshly edited text, acclaimed apparatus, and an unmatched value.

Shakespeare, Our Contemporary


Author: Jan Kott
Publisher: Doubleday
ISBN: 0804152195
Category: Drama
Page: 400
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Shakespeare, Our Contemporary is a provocative, original study of the major plays of Shakespeare. More than that, it is one of the few critical works to have strongly influenced theatrical productions. Peter Brook and Charles Marowitz are among the many directors who have acknowledged their debt to Jan Kott, finding in his analogies between Shakespearean situations and those in modern life and drama the seeds of vital new stage conceptions. Shakespeare, Our Contemporary has been translated into nineteen languages since it appeared in 1961, and readers all over the world have similarly found their responses to Shakespeare broadened and enriched.

Ben Jonson's Plays and Masques

Texts of the Plays and Masques, Jonson on His Work, Contemporary Readers on Jonson, Criticism
Author: Ben Jonson
Publisher: New York : Norton
ISBN: 9780393090352
Category: Masques
Page: 502
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This collection features three of Jonson's masterpieces: Volpone, Epicoene, and The Alchemist.

Canonising Shakespeare

Stationers and the Book Trade, 1640–1740
Author: Emma Depledge,Peter Kirwan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108670377
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: N.A
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Canonising Shakespeare offers the first comprehensive reassessment of Shakespeare's afterlife as a print phenomenon, demonstrating the crucial role that the book trade played in his rise to cultural pre-eminence. 1640–1740 was the period in which Shakespeare's canon was determined, in which the poems resumed their place alongside the plays in print, and in which artisans and named editors crafted a new, contemporary Shakespeare for Restoration and eighteenth-century consumers. A team of international contributors highlight the impact of individual booksellers, printers, publishers and editors on the Shakespearean text, the books in which it was presented, and the ways in which it was promoted. From radical adaptations of the Sonnets to new characters in plays, and from elegant subscription volumes to cheap editions churned out by feuding publishers, this period was marked by eclecticism, contradiction and innovation as stationers looked to the past and the future to create a Shakespeare for their own times.

The Tragedy of Othello


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 256
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Three modern Indian plays


Author: Girish Raghunath Karnad,Badal Sircar,Vijay Tendulkar
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Drama
Page: 224
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The three modern Indian plays brought together here are established classics, all written around the mid-1960s. Girish Karnad's Tughlaq was originally written in Kannada and explores the psyche of a medieval monarch. Evam Indrajit, by Badal Sircar, originally written in Bengali, uses myth to examine some of the dilemmas of the Indian middle classes. Girish Karnad has here translated this and his own work into English. Violence and the sexual compulsion that lies behind the facade of respectability is the theme of Vijay Tendulkar's Silenced, originally written in Marathi and here translated by Priya Adarkar.

Antony and Cleopatra


Author: Colleen McCullough
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476767653
Category: Fiction
Page: 576
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In this final novel in the Roman series, McCullough turns her attention to the legendary romance of Antony and Cleopatra.