Selling Shakespeare

In this book, Adam G. Hooks identifies and examines four pivotal episodes in Shakespeare's life in print: the debut of his narrative poems, the appearance of a series of best-selling plays, the publication of collected editions of his works ...

Author: Adam G. Hooks

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316495568

Category: Literary Criticism

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Selling Shakespeare tells a story of Shakespeare's life and career in print, a story centered on the people who created, bought, and sold books in the early modern period. The interests and investments of publishers and booksellers have defined our ideas of what is 'Shakespearean', and attending to their interests demonstrates how one version of Shakespearean authorship surpassed the rest. In this book, Adam G. Hooks identifies and examines four pivotal episodes in Shakespeare's life in print: the debut of his narrative poems, the appearance of a series of best-selling plays, the publication of collected editions of his works, and the cataloguing of those works. Hooks also offers a new kind of biographical investigation and historicist criticism, one based not on external life documents, nor on the texts of Shakespeare's works, but on the books that were printed, published, sold, circulated, collected, and catalogued under his name.
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The Biography and Bibliography of Shakespeare

This is a reproduction of the original artefact. Generally these books are created from careful scans of the original. This allows us to preserve the book accurately and present it in the way the author intended.

Author: Henry George Bohn

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ISBN: 0371958423

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This is a reproduction of the original artefact. Generally these books are created from careful scans of the original. This allows us to preserve the book accurately and present it in the way the author intended. Since the original versions are generally quite old, there may occasionally be certain imperfections within these reproductions. We're happy to make these classics available again for future generations to enjoy!
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Shakespeare

A TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR Drawing on an exceptional combination of skills as literary biographer, novelist, and chronicler of London history, Peter Ackroyd surely re-creates the world that shaped Shakespeare--and ...

Author: Peter Ackroyd

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780307490827

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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A TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR Drawing on an exceptional combination of skills as literary biographer, novelist, and chronicler of London history, Peter Ackroyd surely re-creates the world that shaped Shakespeare--and brings the playwright himself into unusually vivid focus. With characteristic narrative panache, Ackroyd immerses us in sixteenth-century Stratford and the rural landscape–the industry, the animals, even the flowers–that would appear in Shakespeare’s plays. He takes us through Shakespeare’s London neighborhood and the fertile, competitive theater world where he worked as actor and writer. He shows us Shakespeare as a businessman, and as a constant reviser of his writing. In joining these intimate details with profound intuitions about the playwright and his work, Ackroyd has produced an altogether engaging masterpiece.
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Shakespeare and Biography

I refer repeatedly throughout the book to a number of recent biographical studies of Shakespeare. ... Please see the bibliography for further suggestions, and for a full listing of the books and articles to which I am indebted.

Author: David Bevington

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199586479

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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This book explores the representation of issues including sex, gender, politics, religion, family relationships, and death in biographies of Shakespeare, from Nicholas Rowe's in the early 18th century to recent biographies by Stephen Greenblatt, James Shapiro, Jonathan Bate, Germaine Greer, Katherine Duncan-Jones, Park Honan, and René Weis.
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The English History Play in the age of Shakespeare

English Tragedy Before Shakespeare: The Development of Dramatic Speech. Trans, by T. S. Dorsch. London, 1961. COLLIER, JOHN PAYNE. A History of English Dramatic Poetry to the Tim of Shakespeare. London, 1831. )V. CRAIG, HARDIN.

Author: Irving Ribner.

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136566929

Category: Literary Criticism

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First published in 1957. This edition re-issues the second edition of 1965. Recognized as one of the leading books in its field, The English History Play in the Age of Shakespeare presents the most comprehensive account available of the English historical drama from its beginning to the closing of the theatres in 1642 and relates this development to Renaissance historiography and Elizabethan political theory.
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William Shakespeare Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Shakespeare: The Biography. New York: Nan A. Talese, 2005. A comprehensive and readable study of Shakespeare by the author of biographies of Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot, Charles Dickens, William Blake, Thomas More, and Geoffrey Chaucer.

Author: David Bevington

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199809615

Category: History

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This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of Islamic studies find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated related. This ebook is a static version of an article from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Renaissance and Reformation, a dynamic, continuously updated, online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of European history and culture between the 14th and 17th centuries. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.oxfordbibliographies.com.
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A Reference Guide for English Studies

0-45 Howard - Hill , Trevor H. Shakespearean Bibliography and Textual Criticism : A Bibliography . Vol . 2 of the Index to British Literary Bibliography . Oxford : Clarendon Press , 1971 . Z2011.A1 H68 each ) ; Stage History and ...

Author: Michael J. Marcuse

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520051610

Category: Literary Criticism

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Shakespeare s Theatre A History

“William Shakespeare.” In The Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. ... Actors and Acting in Shakespeare's Time: The Art of Stage Playing. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ... “A New History for Shakespeare and His Time.

Author: Richard Dutton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118939338

Category: Literary Criticism

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Shakespeare’s Theatre: A History examines the theatre spaces used by William Shakespeare, and explores these spaces in relation to the social and political framework of the Elizabethan era. The text journeys from the performing spaces of the provincial inns, guild halls and houses of the gentry of the Bard’s early career, to the purpose-built outdoor playhouses of London, including the Globe, the Theatre, and the Curtain, and the royal courts of Elizabeth and James I. The author also discusses the players for whom Shakespeare wrote, and the positioning—or dispositioning—of audience members in relation to the stage. Widely and deeply researched, this fascinating volume is the first to draw on the most recent archaeological work on the remains of the Rose and the Globe, as well as continuing publications from the Records of Early English Drama project. The book also explores the contentious view that the ‘plot’ of The Seven Deadly Sins (part II), provides unprecedented insight into the working practices of Shakespeare’s company and includes a complete and modernized version of the ‘plot’. Throughout, the author relates the practicalities of early modern playing to the evolving systems of aristocratic patronage and royal licensing within which they developed Insightful and engaging, Shakespeare’s Theatre is ideal reading for undergraduates, postgraduates, and scholars of literature and theatre studies.
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A Selective Bibliography of Shakespeare

456 HALLIWELL - PHILLIPPS , James O. Outlines of the Life of Shakespeare . 2 vols . 10th ed . London : Longmans , Green , 1898. Repr . of 1907 ed . , New York : AMS . 457 HAMER , Douglas . " Was William Shakespeare William Shakeshafte ?

Author: James Gilmer McManaway

Publisher: Associated University Presses

ISBN: 0918016029

Category: Drama

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This bibliography provides easy access to the most important Shakespeare studies in the past four decades. Brief annotations, a detailed table of contents, cross-references, and a complete index make this bibliography especially useful.
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Catalogue of the Library of the Corporation of the City of London Instituted in the Year 1824 M Z and additions to June 1889

Shakespeare's centurie of prayse ; being materials for a history of opinion on Shakespeare and his works , culled from writers of the first century after his rise . By C. M. Ingleby . 40. London , 1874 . The rural life of Shakespeare ...

Author: Guildhall Library (London, England)

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ISBN: COLUMBIA:1000360414

Category: Great Britain

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A History of Shakespeare on Screen

William Shakespeare's “ Hamlet , " New York and London : Faber and Faber , 2000 . ... Ball , Robert Hamilton , Shakespeare on Silent Film : A Strange Eventful History , London : George Allen & Unwin , Ltd , 1968 .

Author: Kenneth S. Rothwell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521543118

Category: Literary Criticism

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This edition of A History of Shakespeare on Screen updates the chronology to 2003, with a new chapter on recent films.
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Shakespeare and His Biographical Afterlives

Bibliography. Ackroyd, Peter. Shakespeare: The Biography. New York: Nan A. Talese, Doubleday, 2005. Adam, Ch. Commémoration de Shakespeare. Aux Universités d'Angleterre, d'Ecosse et d'Irlande. 1916. BLAc. 382.b (1). Akenside, Mark.

Author: Paul Franssen

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781789206890

Category: Literary Criticism

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New Shakespeare biographies are published every year, though very little new documentary evidence has come to light. Inevitably speculative, these biographies straddle the line between fact and fiction. Shakespeare and His Biographical Afterlives explores the relationship between fiction and non-fiction within Shakespeare’s biography, across a range of subjects including feminism, class politics, wartime propaganda, children’s fiction, and religion, expanding beyond the Anglophone world to include countries such as Germany and Spain, from the seventeenth century to present day.
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Shakespeare s Arguments with History

Shakespeare's Love Tragedies (San Marino: Huntington Library, 1957). Dictionary of National Biography, 2 vols (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1975). Dillon, Janette, Shakespeare and the Solitary Man (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1981).

Author: R. Knowles

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781403913647

Category: Literary Criticism

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Argument was the basis of Renaissance education; both rhetoric and dialectic permeated early modern humanist culture, including drama. This study approaches Shakespeare's history plays by analyzing the use of argument in the plays and examining the importance of argument in Renaissance culture. Knowles shows how analysis of arguments of speech and action take us to the core of the plays, in which Shakespeare interrogates the nature of political morality and truth as grounded in the history of what men do and say.
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