Antony and Cleopatra

Authoritative Text, Sources, Analogues, and Contexts, Criticism, Adaptations, Rewritings, and Appropriations

Author: William Shakespeare,Ania Loomba

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393930771

Category: Drama

Page: 365

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William Shakespeare’s great Roman tragedy of adultery amid political conflict is now available in a richly documented and illustrated Norton Critical Edition.

Antony and Cleopatra

New Critical Essays

Author: Sara M. Deats

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135887896

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

View: 1190

Complementing other volumes in the Shakespeare Criticism Series, this collection of twenty original essays will expand the critical contexts in which Antony and Cleopatra can be enjoyed as both literature and theater. The essays will cover a wide spectrum of topics and utilize a diversity of scholarly methodologies, including textual and performance-oriented approaches, intertextual studies, as well as feminist, psychoanalytical, Marxist, and postcolonial inquiries. The volume will also feature an extensive introduction by the editor surveying the under-examined performance history and critical trends/legacy of this complex play. Contributors include prominent Shakespeare scholars David Bevington, Dympna Callaghan, Leeds Barroll, David Fuller, Dorothea Kehler, and Linda Woodbridge.

Antony and Cleopatra

Third Series

Author: William Shakespeare,John Wilders

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781904271000

Category: Drama

Page: 352

View: 5912

John Wilders - literary advisor to the BBC TV Shakespeare series - brings thorough scholarship and a practical understanding of performance needs to this new edition. Clarity, accessibility and rigour are the hallmarks of an edition which will provide invaluable guidance for all its readers. "This edition has a very helpful introduction and good clear text, as well as the exceptionally excellent and detailed notes." Dr Michael Herbert, St Andrews University 'Â…a useful treatment of a complex play' Barry Gaines, University of New Mexico, Shakespeare Quarterly

Sappho's Immortal Daughters

Author: Margaret Williamson

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674789128

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 196

View: 5738

She lived on the island of Lesbos around 600 B.C.E. She composed lyric poetry, only fragments of which survive. And she was--and is--the most highly regarded woman poet of Greek and Roman antiquity. Little more than this can be said with certainty about Sappho, and yet a great deal more is said. Her life, so little known, is the stuff of legends; her poetry, the source of endless speculation. This book is a search for Sappho through the poetry she wrote, the culture she inhabited, and the myths that have risen around her. It is an expert and thoroughly engaging introduction to one of the most enduring and enigmatic figures of antiquity.Margaret Williamson conducts us through ancient representations of Sappho, from vase paintings to appearances in Ovid, and traces the route by which her work has reached us, shaped along the way by excavators, editors, and interpreters. She goes back to the poet's world and time to explore perennial questions about Sappho: How could a woman have access to the public medium of song? What was the place of female sexuality in the public and religious symbolism of Greek culture? What is the sexual meaning of her poems? Williamson follows with a close look at the poems themselves, Sappho's "immortal daughters." Her book offers the clearest picture yet of a woman whose place in the history of Western culture has been at once assured and mysterious.

The Spanish Tragedy

Authoritative Text , Sources and Contexts, Criticism

Author: Thomas Kyd

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393934007

Category: Drama

Page: 289

View: 7763

Thomas Kyd s highly influential and popular revenge play is now available in a richly documented and critically engaging Norton Critical Edition."

The Spanish Tragedy

Author: Thomas Kyd

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393614808


Page: N.A

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George Bernard Shaw's Plays

Mrs Warren's Profession, Pygmalion, Man and Superman, Major Barbara : Contexts and Criticism

Author: Bernard Shaw,Sandie Byrne

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393977530

Category: Drama

Page: 545

View: 2516

Presents four plays by George Bernard Shaw, incuding "Mrs. Warren's Profession," "Pygmalion," "Man and Superman," and "Major Barbara," each with an explanatory annotation, and includes information on the author and his work, a chronology, and a selected bibliography.

English Renaissance Drama

A Norton Anthology

Author: David M. Bevington,Lars Engle,Katharine Eisaman Maus

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393976557

Category: Drama

Page: 1997

View: 9383

The most extensive new collection in this field published in more than three decades, English Renaissance Drama: A Norton Anthology surveys the astonishing, and astonishingly varied, dramatic works written and performed in Elizabethan and Jacobean England.

Shakespeare's English Kings

History, Chronicle, and Drama

Author: Peter Saccio

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019988076X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

View: 3915

Far more than any professional historian, Shakespeare is responsible for whatever notions most of us possess about English medieval history. Anyone who appreciates the dramatic action of Shakespeare's history plays but is confused by much of the historical detail will welcome this guide to the Richards, Edwards, Henrys, Warwicks and Norfolks who ruled and fought across Shakespeare's page and stage. Not only theater-goers and students, but today's film-goers who want to enrich their understanding of film adaptations of plays such as Richard III and Henry V will find this revised edition of Shakespeare's English Kings to be an essential companion. Saccio's engaging narrative weaves together three threads: medieval English history according to the Tudor chroniclers who provided Shakespeare with his material, that history as understood by modern scholars, and the action of the plays themselves. Including a new preface, a revised further reading list, genealogical charts, an appendix of names and titles, and an index, the second edition of Shakespeare's English Kings offers excellent background reading for all of the ten history plays.

Reconceiving the Renaissance

A Critical Reader

Author: Ewan Fernie

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199265577

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 436

View: 3968

The last two decades have transformed the field of Renaissance studies, and Reconceiving the Renaissance: A Critical Reader maps this difficult terrain. Attending to the breadth of fresh approaches, the volume offers a theoretical overview of current thinking about the period.Collecting in one volume the classic and cutting-edge statements which define early modern scholarship as it is now practised, this book is a one-stop indispensable resource for undergraduates and beginning postgraduates alike. Through a rich array of arguments by the world's leading experts, the Renaissance emerges wonderfully invigorated, while the suggestive shorter extracts, topical questions and engaged editorial introductions give students the wherewithal and encouragement to do somereconceiving themselves.

Shakespeare and Literary Theory

Author: Jonathan Gil Harris

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199573387

Category: Drama

Page: 224

View: 3951

Shakespeare and Literary Theory examines the most influential movements in contemporary literary theory and how its leading practitioners have engaged with Shakespeare. The book consists of twelve chapters, each devoted to a different theoretical movement. The chapters are in turn grouped into three larger parts, each of which focuses on an umbrella theme. Part One, 'Language and Structure', pursues a trajectory from formalism, structuralism anddeconstruction to rhizome and actor-network theory. Part Two, 'Desire and Identity', traces a second trajectory from Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalysis through feminism to queer theory. Part Three, 'Culture and Society', picks up on a third trajectory from Marxism and poststructuralist Marxism through newhistoricism and cultural materialism to postcolonial theory. Even as the book seeks to cover the gamut of contemporary literary theoretical movements, its three parts are also calibrated with persistent theoretical preoccupations in Shakespeare's poems and plays.

Romeo and Juliet

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393523241


Page: N.A

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Romeo and Juliet

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393623416


Page: N.A

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A Midsummer Night's Dream (International Student Edition) (Norton Critical Editions)

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393631664

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

View: 5318

“In the pure poetry and intoxication of words, Shakespeare never rose higher than he rises in this play.” —G. K. Chesterton This Norton Critical Edition includes: • Shakespeare’s most popular comedy—with its unforgettable love triangles, woodland fairies, and magic—based on Grace Ioppolo’s conflated text (Q1 with F1 variants) and accompanied by her introduction, note on the text, and explanatory annotations. • Five illustrations. • Seven sources for the play, including those by Geoffrey Chaucer, Plutarch, and Lucius Apuleius. • Fifteen wide-ranging critical assessments, including ones by Jan Kott, Margo Hendricks, and Peter Brook. • Adaptations of A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Robert Cox and Henry Purcell and Elkanah Settle. • A Selected Bibliography. About the Series Read by more than 12 million students over fifty-five years, Norton Critical Editions set the standard for apparatus that is right for undergraduate readers. The three-part format—annotated text, contexts, and criticism—helps students to better understand, analyze, and appreciate the literature, while opening a wide range of teaching possibilities for instructors. Whether in print or in digital format, Norton Critical Editions provide all the resources students need.

All for Love

Author: John Dryden

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408143852

Category: Drama

Page: 160

View: 7232

All for Love or, The World Well Lost is John Dryden's 1677 adaptation of the tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra into a neo-classical quintet with supporting voices: After Cleopatra's desertion of Antony at the battle of Actium, not only his wife Octavia but also his general Ventidius and his friend Dolabella strive to win him over to their side. Antony, torn between the claims of duty, friendship, dignity and love, despairs when he hears the rumour of Cleopatra's death, which is not, as in Shakespeare's version, spread by the queen herself but by her deceitful eunuch. This edition includes Dryden's dedication of the play to the Earl of Danby and his preface, in which he defends against French neo-classicist strictures the liberties he took with his sources; it further discusses the play's austere power in the theatre, which is unjustly considered to be inferior to Shakespeare's quite distinct version of the story.

The New Oxford Shakespeare

The Complete Works

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780199591879


Page: N.A

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The First Quarto of Romeo and Juliet

Author: William Shakespeare,Lukas Erne

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521821215

Category: Drama

Page: 192

View: 2585

A full edition of the first quarto of Romeo and Juliet (1597), with helpful commentary.

Ben Jonson's Plays and Masques

Texts of the Plays and Masques, Jonson on His Work, Contemporary Readers on Jonson, Criticism

Author: Ben Jonson

Publisher: New York : Norton

ISBN: 9780393090352

Category: Masques

Page: 502

View: 446

This collection features three of Jonson's masterpieces: Volpone, Epicoene, and The Alchemist.

The Little Seagull Handbook (Second Edition)

Author: Richard Bullock,Michal Brody,Francine Weinberg

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393935806

Category: Reference

Page: 416

View: 3529

A pocket-sized handbook that's easy to use and covers the kinds of writing college students need to do. The Little Seagull Handbook offers the kind of succinct advice students need about grammar, punctuation, documentation, and the writing process—an in addition, it covers the kinds of writing they are most often assigned—reports, analyses, narratives, and more. The second edition includes unique help for students whose primary language is not English. Available in two versions—with and without exercises.