Shakespeare's Sonnet Story 1592-1598

Author: Arthur Acheson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781410221537
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 712
View: 5378
An exhaustive study of the composition and origins of Shakespeare's plays and sonnets written between 1592 and 1598, the period of his patronage by the Earl of Southampton. The author presents documentary evidence to support the claim that the Bard's work at this period reflected his interest in and regard for his patron. Mr. Acheson develops in detail his thesis of the identity of the Dark Lady and presents, both in the body of the book and in a lengthy appendix, evidence to support the contention that she was Mistress Davenant, the wife of a tavern keeper. This title is cited and recommended by the Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature. Arthur Acheson (1864-1930) was a noted Shakespeare scholar and author of a number of books on Shakespeare.

Shakespeare's Sonnet Story

Author: N.A
Publisher: Ardent Media
Page: 680
View: 422

Shakespeare's Sonnets and the Court of Navarre

Author: David Honneyman
Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press
ISBN: 9780773485327
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 207
View: 802
Suggests that the lost frame of reference for the Sonnets is to be found in France. The Dark Lady, it appears, was French and the sonnet story took place not in Shakespeare's England but at the Court of Navarre. Moreover, the lady was not Shakespeare's mistress, for he was not the original sonnet poet but an adapter, who turned French sonnets into English.

The Secret Love Story in Shakespeare's Sonnets

Author: Helen Heightsman Gordon
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781413493757
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 158
View: 847

The World of Shakespeare’s Sonnets

An Introduction
Author: Robert Matz
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786454032
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 248
View: 9784
Of Shakespeare’s sonnets we know the crystalline meter, exquisite diction, and exhilarating surprise of the “turn” in the final couplet. By contrast, we know very little of their subjects and motives. This book does not approach the sonnets as Shakespearean autobiography but instead delineates the customs that shaped the poet’s world and thus his sonnets. It argues for understanding them as brilliant, edgy expressions of the equally brilliant, edgy culture of the English Renaissance.

Critical Essays on Shakespeare's A Lover's Complaint

Suffering Ecstasy
Author: Shirley Sharon-Zisser
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754603450
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 203
View: 1862
A series of readings of Shakespeare's A Lover's Complaint, particularly engaging with issues of psychoanalysis and gender, this volume cumulatively builds a detailed picture of the poem, its reception, and its critical neglect. The collection by leading Shakespeareans brings to the poem the attention it deserves for its beauty, its aesthetic, psychological and conceptual complexity, and its representation of its cultural moment.

The Drama in Shakespeare's Sonnets

'A Satire to Decay'
Author: Mark Jay Mirsky
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson
ISBN: 1611470277
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 280
View: 2377
The Drama in Shakespeare's Sonnets: "A Satire to Decay" is a work of detective scholarship. Unable to believe that England's great dramatist would publish a sequence of sonnets without a plot, Mark Jay Mirsky, novelist, playwright, and professor of English, proposes a solution to a riddle that has frustrated scholars and poets alike. Arguing that the Sonnets are not just a "higgledy piggledy" collection of poems but were put in order by Shakespeare himself, and drawing on the insights of several of the Sonnets' foremost contemporary scholars, Mirsky examines the Sonnets poem by poem to ask what is the story of the whole.

Das Bildnis des Mr. W. H., Lord Arthur Saviles Verbrechen (Classic Reprint)

Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9781396250668
Category: Fiction
Page: 204
View: 5524
Excerpt from Das Bildnis des Mr. W. H., Lord Arthur Saviles Verbrechen Dr. Hans Bethge sagt in der Rheinisch - West fälische n Zeitu ng (essen) darüber folgendes: Ein nicht minder erlesenes Buch von noch ungleich stärkerer litera riecher Bedeutung ist das Hauptwerk des Engländers Oscar Wilde, sein Roman "das Bildnis des Dorian Gray. Oscar Wilde, der Vielgeschmähte und trotzdem die hervorragendste Gestalt auf dem englischen Parnass seit mindestens einem Dezennium, zeigt sich hier als eine Künstlernatur par excellence. Er entrollt das Leben eines jungen englischen Dandy und verfilcht mystische Elemente in seinen fein gegliederten Roman, die ihn besonders anziehend machen. Mehr als einmal wird man an Huysmans erinnert, beson ders an A rebours, nur dass Wilde unendlich mannigfaltiger und in der Komposition geschlossener ist. Grausige Mo mente tauchen auf, und mitunter meint man in der Welt Th. A. Hoffmanns oder E. A. Poes zu sein. Immer wieder aber wird man durch subtil beobachtete Bilder und (ie schehnisse der Wirklichkeit überrascht, und man liest einen Dialog, wie er lebendiger kaum geschrieben worden ist. Wildes Roman sei allen Freunden einer ästhetisch verfeinerten Literatur auf das wärmste empfohlen. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Sonnets

Author: Harold Bloom,Brett Foster
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438112599
Category: Sonnets, English
Page: 388
View: 6793
Shakespeare's 154 sonnets describe aspects of two different loves experienced by the speaker, and is considered among the best verses in the English language. This invaluable new study guide contains a selection of the best criticism through the centuries of Shakespeare's sonnets. Students will benefit from the abundant features included in this volume, such as an introduction by Harold Bloom, analysis of key lines, and more.

Shakespeare's Lost Kingdom

The True History of Shakespeare and Elizabeth
Author: Charles Beauclerk
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
ISBN: 0802197140
Category: Drama
Page: 464
View: 4036
“A book for anyone who loves Shakespeare . . . One of the most scandalous and potentially revolutionary theories about the authorship of these immortal works” (Mark Rylance, First Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre). It is perhaps the greatest story never told: the truth behind the most enduring works of literature in the English language, perhaps in any language. Who was William Shakespeare? Critically acclaimed historian Charles Beauclerk has spent more than two decades researching the authorship question, and if the plays were discovered today, he argues, we would see them for what they are—shocking political works written by a court insider, someone with the monarch’s indulgence, shielded from repression in an unstable time of armada and reformation. But the author’s identity was quickly swept under the rug after his death. The official history—of an uneducated merchant writing in near obscurity, and of a virginal queen married to her country—dominated for centuries. Shakespeare’s Lost Kingdom delves deep into the conflicts and personalities of Elizabethan England, as well as the plays themselves, to tell the true story of the “Soul of the Age.” “Beauclerk’s learned, deep scholarship, compelling research, engaging style and convincing interpretation won me completely. He has made me view the whole Elizabethan world afresh. The plays glow with new life, exciting and real, infused with the soul of a man too long denied his inheritance.” —Sir Derek Jacobi

Shakespeare's Sonnets & Poems

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439117241
Category: Drama
Page: 704
View: 8820
A bestselling, beautifully designed edition of William Shakespeare’s sonnets and poems, complete with valuable tools for educators. The authoritative edition of Shakespeare’s Sonnets and Poems from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers, includes: -Full explanatory notes conveniently linked to the text of each sonnet and poem -A brief introduction to each sonnet and poem, providing insight into its possible meaning -An index of first lines -Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s vast holdings of rare books -An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the sonnets The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is home to the world’s largest collection of Shakespeare’s printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit

A Companion to Shakespeare's Sonnets

Author: Michael Schoenfeldt
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444332066
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 521
View: 4077
This Companion represents the myriad ways of thinking about the remarkable achievement of Shakespeare?s sonnets. An authoritative reference guide and extended introduction to Shakespeare?s sonnets. Contains more than 20 newly-commissioned essays by both established and younger scholars. Considers the form, sequence, content, literary context, editing and printing of the sonnets. Shows how the sonnets provide a mirror in which cultures can read their own critical biases. Informed by the latest theoretical, cultural and archival work.

Shakespeare's Sonnets

Third Series
Author: William Shakespeare,Katherine Duncan-Jones
Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
ISBN: 9781903436578
Category: Drama
Page: 488
View: 4211
The classic love poems of William Shakespeare are accompanied by commentary and critical notes.

On Shakespeare in Sonnets

A Study in the Theory and Practice of Reader Response Criticism
Author: E. L. Risden
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443874787
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 130
View: 1378
Reader Response Theory began to take hold in the 1960s. Much like the phenomenological approach to criticism that preceded it, it allows both reader and author intentionality and conscious presence, and it gives the reader particular presence in the fulfillment or completion of the text. The work of art mediates between author and reader, and the reader participates in an interpretive community that gives the work life and liveliness. This book is divided into three sections: Part I discusses the history and practice of Reader Response criticism; Part II comprises a collection of thirty-eight sonnets responding both critically and creatively to Shakespeare’s works; and Part III discusses the poems of Part II as both creative and critical acts, elaborating on what they aim to show about the plays and how Shakespeare’s plays continue to encourage varied analytical and personal response. As shown here, the creative and the critical need not be separate, exclusive acts; each invades the other.

Shakespeare's Sonnets

Author: John Kerrigan,William Shakespeare
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141909706
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 160
View: 7546
Shakespeare's Sonnets have caused endless debate and speculation: who is the dark lady, who is the 'only begetter'; and what light do the poems shed on the life of the poet? Yet the sonnets themselves can be enjoyed for their lyricism rather than their intention. Written as a form of personal confession - of love, of grief, of anger, of jealousy and of lust - the sonnets encompass a huge range of human emotion beautifully expressed within the restrictions of the form. Some, such as 'Shall I compare thee to a summer's day' or 'Let me not to the marriage of true minds' will be instantly familiar to readers, while others, equally rich in imagery, are less well known. Together they form a powerful meditation on the nature of love, marriage, beauty and time.

Shakespeare's Sonnette

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Page: 151
View: 4034
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: his own" (Dowden). For the references to the poet's the Sonnets, see p. 41 above. 3. Furrows. Cf. Sonn. 2 above, and Rich. III. i. 3. 229. 4. Expiate. Bring to an end. Cf. Rich. III. iii. 3. 23: "Make haste; the hour of death is expiate." Here, as there, Steevens conjectures "expirate," which White and Hudson adopt. Surely there is no need of coining a word to replace one which S. twice uses and which can be plausibly explained. Malone quotes Chapman's Byron's Conspiracie, in which an old courtier speaks of himself as " A poor and expiate humour of the court." XXIII 1. Vnperfect. Used by S. only here; but unperfectness occurs in Oth. ii. 3. 298. Imperfect we find in Sonn. 43. 11 and elsewhere, and imperfection six times in the plays. On the present passage, cf. Cor. v. 3. 40: --"Like a dull actor now, I have forgot my part, and I am out, Even to a full disgrace." 2. Besides. For the prepositional use, cf. T. N, iv. 2. 92: "Alas, sir, how fell you besides your five wits?" 3. Replete with too much rage. The rage overcoming self-control. 5. For fear of trust. Fearing to trust myself. Schmidt makes it = " doubting of being trusted;" but the context clearly confirms the explanation I have given. Dowden calls attention to the construction of the first eight lines, 5, 6 referring to 1, 2, and 7, 8, to 3. 4 6. Ceremony. Hudson says that the word "is here used as a trisyllable, as if spelt cer'mony;" but how he would scan the verse I cannot imagine. The word is clearly a quadrisyllable, as almost always in S. 9. Books. Sewell reads " looks;" but the old reading is supported by 13 below. The books, as Dowden remarks, are probably the manuscript books in which the poet writes his sonnets. 12. That tongue. Probably = any tongue, however eloquent, ...

Shakespeare's Dark Lady

The Lost Story of Aemilia Bassano Lanyer
Author: Sally O'Reilly
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 1250062004
Category: History
Page: 32
View: 6805
MEET THE REAL AEMILIA BASSANO LANYER: ENGLAND'S FIRST FEMALE POET...AND THE WOMAN WHO IS BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN THE DARK LADY OF SHAKESPEARE'S SONNETS. The real Aemilia Basano Lanyer was Renaissance woman, centuries ahead of her time. England's first professionally-published female poet, she is also suspected to have inspired the poetry of one our greatest and most beloved writers, William Shakespeare—and she continues to inspire writers to this day. With Dark Aemilia, Sally O'Reilly gives us a richly imagined novel of this mysterious, and nearly forgotten, woman, and now, she invites us to discover Ameilia Lanyer first-hand. A collection of Shakespeare's famed "Dark Lady" sonnets; fascinating and hard-to-find historical details; and Aemilia's own provocative poetry, as well as exclusive excerpts from the novel; Shakespeare's Dark Lady is a must-read for poetry lovers and the ideal companion to Sally O'Reilly's stunning debut—a novel "filled with all the passion, drama, and magic of Elizabethan England" (Paula Brackston, New York Times bestselling author of The Witch's Daughter and The Midnight Witch).

Shakespeare's Love Story

Author: Anna Benneson Mcmahan
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781523340644
Page: 86
View: 4226
From the Foreword. "TO THE GREAT VARIETY OF READERS" THREE HUNDRED YEARS ago this day, on May the twentieth, sixteen hundred and nine, there was entered on the Stationer's Register "a book called Shakespeare's Sonnettes." To whom these sonnets were written, - whether to one person or to many different persons; why they were written, - whether as expressions of personal feeling or as flights of poetic fancy; in what order they were composed; how the publisher got hold of them, no one knew then, and no one has since discovered. Rut that the book was printed without the author's supervision was plain, and that it was without his permission seemed probable. It could not have been immediately popular, since it was thirty-one years before the issue of a second edition. The publisher's preface to this describes the sonnets as "seren, cleere and elegantly plaine," and for a hundred years this statement passed undisputed. Rut toward the close of the eighteenth century the critics and commentators began to busy themselves, and to torture out of these one hundred and fifty-four poems all manner of hidden meanings, most of them being of little credit to the poet. Fear not, long-suffering Readers, that another "theory" awaits you, to be added to the vast bulk of sonnet discussion. I ask, on this tercentenary of the first announcement of Shakespeare's Sonnets, only the privilege of taking a few of them out of their arbitrary setting by the original publisher and of placing them between the lines of some of the pages that we know of Shakespeare's life. Read them as you would any other poems, according to their simplest and most obvious meaning, and grant thereby that Shakespeare was not only the 'mightiest of poets, but the most devoted and inspired of lovers. May the Twentieth Nineteen Hundred and Nine.

Shakespeare's Sonnets

To Whom Were They Addressed? ...
Author: S. Smith Travers
Publisher: N.A
Page: 24
View: 9161