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  • Shakespeare's Poetic Stylesby John Baxter

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    First published in 1980. At their most successful, Shakespeare's styles are strategies to make plain the limits of thought and feeling which define the significance of human actions. John Baxter analyses the way in which these limits are reached, and also provides a strong argument for the idea that the power of Shakespearean drama depends upon... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Suddenly, the Sight of Warby Hannan Hever

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 65.00

    Suddenly, the Sight of War is a genealogy of Hebrew poetry written in Israel between the beginning of World War II and the War of Independence in 1948. In it, renowned literary scholar Hannan Hever sheds light on how the views and poetic practices of poets changed as they became aware of the extreme violence in Europe toward the Jews. In dealing... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • T. S. Eliotby Frederick Tomlin

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1988. Fredrick Tomlin and T. S. Eliot were friends for almost thirty-four years. What emerges from Fredrick Tomlin?s memories and the many letters which passed between them is a private Eliot, seen only by his closest family and a trusted few. Tomlin evokes the man as he was ? quite different in his humanity and in his humour from... more...