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  • Shakespeareby Allardyce Nicoll

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1952. An invaluable introduction to Shakespeare, this book places Shakespeare's work and criticism against the background of Elizabethan life in its historical, social, political, religious, linguistic and literary aspects. Contents include: The Problem of Interpretation; Shakespeare at Work; Man and Society; Man and the Universe;... more...

  • Shakespeare as Collaboratorby Kenneth Muir

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    This edition first published in 1960. This book discusses the extent of Shakespeare's collaboration in the plays of Edward III, The Two Noble Kinsmen, Pericles and the lost Cardenio . It includes chapters on the dramatic value of the plays irrespective of authorship. more...

  • Shakespeareby M. C. Bradbrook

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1978. In this study, Shakespeare's own life story and the development of English theatrical history are placed in the wider context of Elizabethan and Jacobean times, but the works themselves are the final objective of this 'applied biography'. The main contention of the book is that Shakespeare's life was the lure of the stage... more...

  • Shakespeareby George Ian Duthie

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 225.00

    First published in 1951. 'The book has the sterling qualities of shrewd sense and acumen that mark the 'rational' classical school of Shakespeare criticism.' Notes and Queries 'Professor Duthie's approach is direct and extremely objective. With no axe to grind, he pays impartial court to most of the great schools of Shakespearian criticism.'... more...

  • Commentary on Shakespeare's Richard IIIby Wolfgang Clemen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    First published in 1968. Providing a detailed and rigorous analysis of Richard III, this Commentary reveals every nuance of meaning whilst maintaining a firm grasp on the structure of the play. The result is an outstanding lesson in the methodology of Shakespearian criticism as well as an essential study for students of the early plays of Shakespeare. more...

  • Shakespeare the Dramatistby Una Ellis-Fermor; Kenneth Muir

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    First published in 1961. On her death, Professor Ellis-Fermor left behind some uncollected essays and part of a book on Shakespeare the Dramatist. This volume includes the chapters of the unfinished work and three further articles on Shakespeare. It discusses Shakespeare's methods with regard to plot, character, diction, and imagery and it contains... more...

  • Shakespeare's Poeticsby Russell A Fraser

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    First published in 1962. This volume gives as complete an account as possible of the Shakespearian experience, particularly in terms of one play, King Lear, but in general against the context of all of Shakespeare's work and that of the age in which it was created. Chapters cover: King Lear in the Renaissance; Providence; Kind; Fortune; Anarchy... more...

  • Shakespeare's Rhetoric of Comic Characterby Karen Newman

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1985. In this revisionist history of comic characterization, Karen Newman argues that, contrary to received opinion, Shakespeare was not the first comic dramatist to create self-conscious characters who seem 'lifelike' or 'realistic'. His comic practice is firmly set within a comic tradition which stretches from Plautus and Menander... more...

  • Shakespearian Comedyby H. B. Charlton

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    First published in 1938. This is a survey of Shakepeare's comedies which illustrates the playwright's increasing grasp on the art and idea of comedy. Themes, characters and plays covered include: Romanticism in Shakespearian comedy; Shakespeare's Jew, Falstaff, The Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and The Dark Comedies. more...

  • Shakespeare and the Confines of Artby Philip Edwards

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1968. By selective study of certain of the comedies, tragedies and sonnets, Philip Edwards views Shakespeare's work as a whole and explains why his art developed as it did. The work which the author sees Shakespeare striving to create is the perfect fusion of comedy and tragedy and he suggests that we are watching the progress... more...