King Lear

An Authoritative Text, Sources, Criticism, Adaptations, and Responses
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393926644
Category: Drama
Page: 272
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"Grace Ioppolo has prepared this Norton Critical Edition of Shakespeare's most important play from the 1623 First Folio text (with the most significant variants from the 1608 Quarto I interpolated). The edition provides a full discussion, in A Note on the Text and the comprehensive Textual Variants and Notes, of the textual transmission of the play, now the scholarly focus of discussions of Shakespeare as a reviser of his own work. A critical introduction, addressing King Lear's origins, its legacy, and its place in literature, theatre, and popular culture, makes clear that King Lear is now the central play of Shakespeare's canon for literary and theatrical audiences alike." "The "Sources" section helps readers navigate King Lear's rich history. Nine essential primary sources are reprinted, from which Shakespeare borrowed significantly in creating his play, along with two additional probably sources." "The "Criticism" section presents thirteen major interpretations of King Lear written since the eighteenth century as well as three adaptations and responses to it. A selected bibliography is also included." --Book Jacket.

Measure for Measure

An Authoritative Text, Sources, Criticism, Adaptations, and Responses
Author: William Shakespeare,Grace Ioppolo
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393931716
Category: Drama
Page: 242
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This Norton Critical Edition looks at the full range of opinion and interpretation of this major play from its origins to the present day, from its "genius" (William Hazlitt) to its being a "hateful work, although Shakespearean throughout" (Samuel Taylor Coleridge), and beyond. The Norton Critical Edition is based on the 1623 First Folio text, the only authoritative edition of the play. The editor has modernized spelling but preserves, for the most part, the original lineation and characteristically heavy punctuation. The text of Measure for Measure is accompanied by a full introduction, a note on the text, textual variants, and related illustrations. "Sources" considers the probable, primary, and analogous sources Shakespeare drew upon while composing Measure for Measure, including excerpts from G. B. Giraldi Cinthio's Hecatommithi and The Tragedy of Epitia, King James I's Basilikon Doron, and-most directly-George Whetstone's The History of Promos and Cassandra. "Criticism" collects seventeen important commentaries on Measure for Measure spanning four centuries, including, among others, those by Alexander Pope, Charlotte Lennox, Samuel Johnson, Elizabeth Inchbald, A. C. Bradley, G. Wilson Knight, Jonathan Dollimore, and Marliss C. Desens. "Adaptations and Responses" reprints alternative versions of the play: William D'avenant's The Law Against Lovers (1662), Charles Gildon's Measure of Measure, or, Beauty the Best Advocate (1700), and Charles Marowitz's postmodern version (1975). A Selected Bibliography is also included.

King Lear


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Aging parents
Page: 58
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Oedipus Tyrannus


Author: Sophocles,Peter Meineck,Paul Woodruff
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9780872204928
Category: Drama
Page: 128
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Peter Meineck and Paul Woodruff's collaboration on this new translation combines the strengths that have recently distinguished both as translators of Greek tragedy: expert knowledge of the Greek and of the needs of the teaching classicist, intimate knowledge of theatre, and an excellent ear for the spoken word. Their Oedipus Tyrannus features foot-of-the-page notes, an introduction, stage directions and a translation characterised by clarity, accuracy, and power.

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.

King Lear

Parallel Text Edition
Author: Rene Weis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317863305
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 360
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This reissed edition of Longman Annotated Texts King Lear includes comprehensive notes, annotations and an introduction, all designed to be of use to undergraduates and interested readers. King Lear is one of Shakespeare's most widely studied tragedies. However, since the late 1970s textual scholars, critics and editors have argued that there is no single 'King Lear' text. Anyone studying the play needs to be aware of two different texts, one based on the quarto of 1608, The History of King Lear, and a revised version published in the first folio of 1623, The Tragedy of King Lear. This edition offers a fully annotated, modern spelling version of the texts set side by side, identifying and elucidating the major discrepancies between the two. It presents some possible reasons for the differences between the two texts, which themselves shed light on a number of issues relating to literary transmission in the Renaissance and give an insight into the nature of performance and censorship.

Macbeth


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393614751
Category:
Page: N.A
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Macbeth

The Text of Macbeth, the Actors' Gallery, Sources and Contexts, Criticism, Afterlives, Resources
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393923261
Category: Drama
Page: 381
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A tragedy that evokes both pity and terror—now in a thoroughly revised and updated Norton Critical Edition.

Othello


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393264227
Category: Drama
Page: 432
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The New Oxford Shakespeare: Complete Set

Modern Critical Edition, Critical Reference Edition, Authorship Companion
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198791324
Category:
Page: 7755
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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-powered scholarly editions platform. Together, they provide the perfect resource for the future of Shakespeare studies. This set comprises all of the print volumes that make up The New Oxford Shakespeare. 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 materials which lead the reader into exploring questions about interpretation, textual variants, literary criticism, and performance, for themselves. This volume 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 Critical Reference Edition collects the same versions of the same works found in the Modern Critical Edition, keyed to the same line-numbering. But the Critical Reference Edition emphasizes book history and the documentary origins of each text. It preserves the spelling, punctuation, capitalization, abbreviations, typographical contrasts, ambiguities, and inconsistencies of the early documents. Introductions focus on early modern manuscript and print culture, setting each text within the material circumstances of its production, transmission, and early reception. The works are arranged in the chronological order of the surviving texts: the first volume covers documents manufactured in Shakespeare's lifetime, and the second covers documents made between 1622 and 1728. The Authorship Companion accompanies the Modern Critical Edition and the Critical Reference Edition, and concentrates on the issues of canon and chronology--currently the most active and controversial debates in the field of Shakespeare editing. It presents in full the evidence behind the choices made in The Complete Works about which works Shakespeare wrote, in whole or part. A major new contribution to attribution studies, the Authorship Companion illuminates the work and methodology underpinning the groundbreaking New Oxford Shakespeare and casts new light on the professional working practice, and creative endeavours, of Shakespeare and his contemporaries.

The First Quarto of Romeo and Juliet


Author: William Shakespeare,Lukas Erne
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521821215
Category: Drama
Page: 192
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A full edition of the first quarto of Romeo and Juliet (1597), with helpful commentary.

Julius Caesar

ludus excerptus ex Guilielmi Shakespare tragoedia ejusdem nominis
Author: William Shakespeare,Irving Roger Bacon
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 14
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Anton Chekhov's Selected Plays


Author: Anton Pavlovich Chekhov,Laurence Senelick
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393924657
Category: Drama
Page: 674
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Anton Chekhov revolutionized Russian theater through his inimitable portrayals of characters faced with complex moral dilemmas.

Why Does Tragedy Give Pleasure?


Author: A. D. Nuttall
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191037249
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 120
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Why does tragedy give pleasure? Why do people who are neither wicked nor depraved enjoy watching plays about suffering or death? Is it because we see horrific matter controlled by majestic art? Or because tragedy actually reaches out to the dark side of human nature? A. D. Nuttall's wide-ranging, lively and engaging book offers a new answer to this perennial question. The 'classical' answer to the question is rooted in Aristotle and rests on the unreality of the tragic presentation: no one really dies; we are free to enjoy watching potentially horrible events controlled and disposed in majestic sequence by art. In the nineteenth century, Nietzsche dared to suggest that Greek tragedy is involved with darkness and unreason and Freud asserted that we are all, at the unconscious level, quite wicked enough to rejoice in death. But the problem persists: how can the conscious mind assent to such enjoyment? Strenuous bodily exercise is pleasurable. Could we, when we respond to a tragedy, be exercising our emotions, preparing for real grief and fear? King Lear actually destroys an expected majestic sequence. Might the pleasure of tragedy have more to do with possible truth than with 'splendid evasion'?

Titus Andronicus


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Lectures on Shakespeare


Author: Wystan Hugh Auden,Arthur C. Kirsch
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691102825
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 398
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Lecture notes from Alan Ansen, later Auden's secretary and friend, from Auden's course taught during 1946-1947 at the New School for Social Research form the basis for this work on Auden's interpretation of all of the Shakespeare's plays.

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.

Alice in Wonderland (Third Edition) (Norton Critical Editions)


Author: Lewis Carroll
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393288358
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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Newly discovered letters by Lewis Carroll, an expanded selection of diary excerpts, and a wealth of new biographical materials are some of the features of this revised Norton Critical Edition. This perennially popular Norton Critical Edition again reprints the 1897 editions of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass along with the 1876 edition of The Hunting of the Snark. Each text is fully annotated and the original illustrations are included. An unusually rich “Backgrounds” section is arranged to correspond with three clearly defined periods in Lewis Carroll’s life. Letters and diary entries interwoven within each period emphasize the biographical dimension of Carroll’s writing. Readers gain an understanding of the author’s family and education, the evolution of the Alice books, and Carroll’s later years through his own words and through important scholarly work on his faith life and his relationships with women and with Alice Hargreaves and her family. Reflecting the wealth of new scholarship on Alice in Wonderland and Lewis Carroll published since the last edition, Donald Gray has chosen eleven new critical works while retaining five seminal works from the previous edition. Two early pieces—an essay by Charles Dickens and poem by Christina Rossetti—take a satirical look at children’s literature. The nine new recent essays are by James R. Kincaid, Marah Gubar, Robert M. Polemus, Jean-Jacques Lecercle, Gilles Deleuze, Roger Taylor, Carol Mavor, Jean Gattégno, and Helena M. Pycior. The Selected Bibliography has been updated and expanded.

As You Like It: Texts and Contexts


Author: William Shakespeare,Pamela Allen Brown
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
ISBN: 9780312399320
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 464
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This edition of As You Like It reprints the Bevington edition of the play accompanied by four sets of thematically arranged primary documents and illustrations. Including pastoral poetry, ballads, diatribes, jest books, tracts, emblems, maps, and woodcuts, the documents contextualize pastoral conventions; hetero- and homoerotic desire; cross-dressing by boy players; the meanings of ‘ganymede,’ folly, and fools; censorship and the risks of satire; and debates about gentility, manners, and education.

A Christmas Carol


Author: Charles Dickens,Christian Birmingham
Publisher: Running Press
ISBN: 9780762408313
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 128
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Few tales bespeak the holidays as vividly as Dickens' classic story of Jacob Marley, Tiny Tim, and the ghosts of Christmases past, present, and future. Here it is presented in a gorgeous keepsake Running Press Miniature Edition™, sumptuously illustrated by award-winning British artist Christian Birmingham.