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  • Swearing and Perjury in Shakespeare's Playsby Frances A Shirley

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 240.00

    First published in 1979. How do the elements of swearing and perjury work in Shakespeare's plays? What effect did Shakespeare intend when he wrote them? How did they contribute to the delineation of character? These questions are investigated by combining a history of ideas approach with close textual analysis. The book begins by bringing together... more...

  • The Artistry of Shakespeare's Proseby Brian Vickers

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1968. This re-issues the revised edition of 1979. The Artistry of Shakespeare's Prose is the first detailed study of the use of prose in the plays. It begins by defining the different dramatic and emotional functions which Shakespeare gave to prose and verse, and proceeds to analyse the recurrent stylistic devices used in his... more...

  • That Shakespeherian Ragby Terence Hawkes

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1986. This collection of essays focuses on the ways in which our society 'processes' Shakespeare and the purposes for which this seems to be done. The case is made by examining the work of four highly influential critics: A C Bradley, Walter Raleigh, T S Eliot and John Dover Wilson. Terence Hawkes asks whether, beyond the readings... more...

  • Patterns in Shakespearian Tragedyby Irving Ribner

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1960. Patterns in Shakespearian Tragedy is an exploration of man's relation to his universe and the way in which it seeks to postulate a moral order. Shakespeare's development is treated accordingly as a growth in moral vision. His movement from play to play is carefully explored, and in the treatment of each tragedy the emphasis... more...

  • Shakespeare's Historyby Lily B Campbell

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    First published in 1947 in the USA. This edition reprints the first UK edition of 1964. Published to critical acclaim, the central argument of this book is that the historical play must be studied as a genre separate from tragedy and comedy. Just as there is in Shakespearean tragedies a dominant ethical pattern of passion opposed to reason, so there... more...

  • Shakespeare Reproducedby Jean E Howard; Marion F O'Connor

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1987. The essays in Shakespeare Reproduced offer a political critique of Shakespeare's writings and the uses to which those writings are put Some of the essays focus on Shakespeare in his own time and consider how his plays can be seen to reproduce or subvert the cultural orthodoxies and the power relations of the late Renaissance.... more...

  • Shakespeare, Spenser, Donneby Frank Kermode

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1971. This collection of essays discusses some of the central works and areas of literature in the Renaissance period of cultural history. Contents include: Spenser and the Allegorists; The Faerie Queene , I and V; The Cave of Mammon; The Banquet of Sense; John Donne; The Patience of Shakespeare; Survival fo the Classic; Shakespeare's... more...

  • Shakespeare's Dramatic Structuresby Anthony Brennan

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    First published in 1986. The focus of this book is the dramatic strategies of scenic repetition and character separation. The author traces the way in which Shakesperare often presents recurring gestures, dramatic interactions, and complex scenic structures at widely separated intervals in a play - thereby providing an internal system of cross-reference... more...

  • 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...