Shakespeare's Sonnet Story


Author: N.A
Publisher: Ardent Media
ISBN: N.A
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Shakespeare's Sonnet Story, 1592-1598

Restoring the Sonnets Written to the Earl of Southampton to Their Original Books and Correlating Them with Personal Phases of the Plays of the Sonnet Period; with Documentary Evidence Identifying Mistress Davenant as the Dark Lady
Author: Arthur Acheson
Publisher: Ardent Media
ISBN: 9780838313220
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 676
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An exhaustive study of the composition & origins of Shakespeare's plays & sonnets written between 1592 & 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 & regard for his patron. Mr. Acheson develops in detail his thesis of the identity of the Dark Lady & presents, both in the body of the book & in a lengthy appendix, evidence to support the contention that she was Mistress Davenant, the wife of a tavern keeper.

Shakespeare's Sonnet Story 1592-1598, Restoring the Sonnets Written to the Earl of Southampton to Their Original Books and Correlating Them with Personal Phases of the Plays of the Sonnet Period (Classic Reprint)


Author: Arthur Acheson
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9780260395429
Category: Drama
Page: 716
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Excerpt from Shakespeare's Sonnet Story 1592-1598, Restoring the Sonnets Written to the Earl of Southampton to Their Original Books and Correlating Them With Personal Phases of the Plays of the Sonnet Period At the present time the most unhesitating supporter of Halliwell - Phillipps' theory is naturally Sir Sidney Lee, whose Life of William Shakespeare is based upon the Out lines. Sir Sidney, like halliwell-phillipps, disallows the possibility Of finding self-revelation in the plays or sonnets, and confines the biographical portions Of his work largely to the literal details used by halliwell-phillipps specifically eschewing what he refers to as esthetic criticism. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com 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.

Shakespeare's Sonnets and the Court of Navarre


Author: David Honneyman
Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press
ISBN: 9780773485327
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 207
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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
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Shakespeare's Sonette


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 181
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The Drama in Shakespeare's Sonnets

"A Satire to Decay"
Author: Mark Mirsky
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1611470269
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 273
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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. Mirsky takes Shakespeare at his own word in Sonnet 100, where the poet, tongue in cheek, advises his lover to regard"time's spoils"-in this case, "any wrinkle graven" in his cheek-as but "a satire to decay." The comfort is obviously double-edged, but it can also be read as a mirror of Shakespeare's "satire" on himself, as if to praise his own wrinkles, and reflects thepoet's intention in assembling the Sonnets to satirize the playwright's own "decay" as a man and a lover. In a parody of sonnet sequences written by his fellow poets Spenser and Daniel, Shakespeare's mordant wit conceals a bitter laugh at his ownromantic life. The Drama in Shakespeare's Sonnets demonstrates the playwright's wish to capture the drama of the sexual betrayal as he experienced it in a triangle of friendship and eroticism with a man and a woman. It is a plot, however, that theplaywright does not want to advertise too widely and conceals in the 1609 Quarto from all but a very few. Despite Shakespeare's moments of despair at his male friend's betrayal and the poet's cursing at the sexual promiscuity of the so-called Dark Lady, The Drama in Shakespeare's Sonnets sees the whole as a "satire" by Shakespeare and, particularly when read with the poem that accompanied it in the 1609 printing, "A Lover's Complaint," as a laughing meditation on the irrepressible joy of sexual life.

The Sonnets


Author: Harold Bloom,Brett Foster
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438112599
Category: Sonnets, English
Page: 388
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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 Sonnets & Poems


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439117241
Category: Drama
Page: 704
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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 Folger.edu.

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
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“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

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

Macbeth


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Shakespeare's Dark Lady

The Lost Story of Aemilia Bassano Lanyer
Author: Sally O'Reilly
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 1250062004
Category: History
Page: 32
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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).

The Real Shakespeare

Retrieving the Early Years, 1564-1594
Author: Eric Sams
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300072822
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 256
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In this vivid and meticulous account of the first thirty years of Shakespeare's life, Eric Sams controverts all orthodox editions, biographies and reference books. He reveals how, in conventional Shakespeare scholarship, the reality of the playwright's youth has been concealed within a web of elaborate literary theories which misrepresent his life and work, and reject, ignore, or misdate his early plays. Pioneering a revolution in our understanding of the early years, Sams exposes the gulf between the accepted view and documented fact. Analysing the evidence carefully and thoroughly, he reveals Shakespeare to have been a disadvantaged country boy from an illiterate Catholic background, removed from school at the age of about thirteen to help on the family farm. Far from being a late developer, as conventionally portrayed, he was a husband and father at eighteen, and an actor and writer of popular plays soon afterwards. Sams traces the impact of Shakespeare's upbringing in the language and imagery of his early comedies, histories and tragedies, not only those of the Folio editions but others, including the so-called 'Bad Quartos', widely but wrongly assumed to have been the result of 'memorial reconstruction by actors'. Through detailed textual analysis, he argues compellingly against the established view that Shakespeare wrote nothing until his middle twenties, nor revised his own work.

Shakespeare and Shakespeariana


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English drama
Page: N.A
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Venus und Adonis


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 73
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A Companion to Shakespeare's Works, Volumr IV

The Poems, Problem Comedies, Late Plays
Author: Richard Dutton,Jean E. Howard
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470997303
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 496
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This four-volume Companion to Shakespeare's Works, compiled as a single entity, offers a uniquely comprehensive snapshot of current Shakespeare criticism. Brings together new essays from a mixture of younger and more established scholars from around the world - Australia, Canada, France, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Examines each of Shakespeare’s plays and major poems, using all the resources of contemporary criticism, from performance studies to feminist, historicist, and textual analysis. Volumes are organized in relation to generic categories: namely the histories, the tragedies, the romantic comedies, and the late plays, problem plays and poems. Each volume contains individual essays on all texts in the relevant category, as well as more general essays looking at critical issues and approaches more widely relevant to the genre. Offers a provocative roadmap to Shakespeare studies at the dawning of the twenty-first century. This companion to Shakespeare’s poems, problem comedies and late plays contains original essays on Troilus and Cressida, Measure for Measure, All's Well That Ends Well, "Venus and Adonis", "The Rape of Lucrece", and "The Sonnets", as well as Pericles, The Winter's Tale, Cymbeline, The Tempest, and The Two Noble Kinsmen.

Shakespeare's Sonnets and Problems of Autobiography


Author: Hugh Calvert
Publisher: Merlin Books Limited
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 237
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A Companion to Shakespeare's Sonnets


Author: Michael Schoenfeldt
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444332066
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 521
View: 9893
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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.