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  • 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...

  • Shakespeareby R A Foakes

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 225.00

    First published in 1971. This volume explains and analyses the last plays of Shakespeare as dramatic structures. Beginning from the dark comedies, the author describes the ways in which Shakespeare was affected by the new techniques and possibilities for drama opened up by the innovations of the years after 1600, notably by the rise in children's... more...

  • Old Vic Prefacesby Hugh Hunt

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 225.00

    Old Vic Prefaces is a collection of the author's talks to the actors on those plays which he produced, while a Director of the Old Vic from 1949 to 1953. The prefaces are unique in that they relate to actual performances, and each preface is followed by a short post-script in which the producer draws attention to some point that arose in production... more...

  • Shakespeare's Tragediesby G B Harrison

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    First published in 1951. G B Harrison here recognizes that Shakespeare's tragedies were intended for performance in a theatre and that the playwright's conspicuous gift among his contemporaries was a sympathy for joy and sorrow, pity and terror, and right and wrong of his people. The plays covered are: Titus Andronicus, Romeo and Juliet, Julius... more...

  • Shakespeare's Tragic Sequenceby Kenneth Muir

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    First published in 1972. The emphasis of this book is that each of Shakespeare's tragedies demanded its own individual form and that although certain themes run through most of the tragedies, nearly all critics refrain from the attempt to apply external rules to them. The plays are almost always concerned with one person; they end with the death... more...

  • Shakespeare's Sourcesby Kenneth Muir

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    First published in 1957. This book finds discovers what the sources to Shakespeare's Comedies and Tragedies really were, considers the dramatic reasons for Shakespeare's departure from them and provides many examples of the way in which he made use of his general reading for particular scenes and speeches. Kenneth Muir shows that Shakespeare frequently... more...

  • Comic Transformations in Shakespeareby Ruth Nevo

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    First published in 1980. In this study of Shakespeare's ten early comedies, from The Comedy of Errors to Twelfth Night , the concept of a dynamic of comic form is developed; the Falstaff plays are seen as a watershed, and the emergence of new comic protagonists - the resourceful, anti-romantic romantic heroine and the Fool - as the summit of... more...