Pericles Prince of Tyre

Author: William Shakespeare



Category: Princes

Page: 70

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Discovering that the ruler of Antioch is in an incestuous relationship with his daughter, Pericles, the young ruler of Tyre, flees the city rather than answer a riddle and reveal the disturbing relationship. On his journeys he weds the beautiful Thaisa and she apparently dies in childbirth at sea. When the young child is separated from her father, she grows up to be a beautiful maiden that teaches virtue to ladies in Mytilene but her father wants to rescue her from the powers that have enslaved her to a brothel that may endanger her.


Prince of Tyre

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140714692

Category: Drama

Page: 100

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The classic one-volume Shakespeare, including all the plays and poems, now completely revised and updated.The distinguished Pelican Shakespeare series has sold five million copies. Now Penguin is proud to offer this fully revised new hardcover edition of The Complete Pelican Shakespeare. Since the series debuted more than forty years ago, developments in scholarship have revolutionized our understanding of William Shakespeare, his time, and his works. With new editors who have incorporated the most up-to-date research and debate, this revised edition of The Complete Pelican Shakespeare will be the premier choice for students, professors, and general readers for decades to come. The general editors of the series-world-renowned Shakespeareans Stephen Orgel of Stanford University and A. R. Braunmuller of UCLA - devoted seven years to preparing introductions and notes with a team of eminent scholars to the forty volumes of Shakespeare's plays and poems. Now, the new series is complete and available in one lavish and complete edition. Authoritative and meticulously researched texts Illuminating new introductions and notes by distinguished authors Essays on Shakespeare's life, the theatrical world of his time, and the selection of texts A handsome new design inside and out * Deluxe packaging, including a full-linen case, ribbon marker, Smyth-sewn binding, printed endpapers, acid-free paper, and illustrations throughout Photos and drawings reflecting Shakespeare's theatrical legacy Line numbers marking every tenth line and footnote references Both glossorial and explanatory notes appearing conveniently at the foot of the page

Pericles, Prince of Tyre

The Cambridge Dover Wilson Shakespeare

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521075503

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 254

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John Dover Wilson's New Shakespeare, published between 1921 and 1966, became the classic Cambridge edition of Shakespeare's plays and poems until the 1980s. The series, long since out-of-print, is now reissued. Each work is available both individually and as a set, and each contains a lengthy and lively introduction, main text, and substantial notes and glossary printed at the back. The edition, which began with The Tempest and ended with The Sonnets, put into practice the techniques and theories that had evolved under the 'New Bibliography'. Remarkably by today's standards, although it took the best part of half a century to produce, the New Shakespeare involved only a small band of editors besides Dover Wilson himself. As the volumes took shape, many of Dover Wilson's textual methods acquired general acceptance and became an established part of later editorial practice, for example in the Arden and New Cambridge Shakespeares.

The New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature:

Author: George Watson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521200042

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1282

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More than fifty specialists have contributed to this new edition of volume 1 of The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature. The design of the original work has established itself so firmly as a workable solution to the immense problems of analysis, articulation and coordination that it has been retained in all its essentials for the new edition. The task of the new contributors has been to revise and integrate the lists of 1940 and 1957, to add materials of the following decade, to correct and refine the bibliographical details already available, and to re-shape the whole according to a new series of conventions devised to give greater clarity and consistency to the entries.


Third Series

Author: William Shakespeare,Suzanne Gossett

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781903436844

Category: Drama

Page: 456

View: 8739

"The Arden Shakespeare is the established scholarly edition of Shakespeare's plays. Now in its third series, Arden offers the best in contemporary scholarship. This edition of Pericles provides: A clear and authoritative text, edited to the highest standards of scholarship; detailed notes and commentary on the same page as the text; a full, illustrated introduction to the play's historical, cultural and performance contexts; a full index to the introduction and notes. With a wealth of helpful and incisive commentary, The Arden Shakespeare is the finest edition of Shakespeare you can find."--Publisher's description.

Shakespeare and the Middle Ages

Essays on the Performance and Adaptation of the Plays with Medieval Sources or Settings

Author: Martha W. Driver,Sid Ray

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786434058

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 284

View: 7869

Every generation reinvents Shakespeare for its own needs, imagining through its particular choices and emphases the Shakespeare that it values. The man himself was deeply involved in his own kind of historical reimagining. This collection of essays examines the playwright's medieval sources and inspiration, and how they shaped his works. With a foreword by Michael Almereyda (director of the Hamlet starring Ethan Hawke) and dramaturge Dakin Matthews, these thirteen essays analyze the ways in which our modern understanding of medieval life has been influenced by our appreciation of Shakespeare's plays.

The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare's Last Plays

Author: Catherine M. S. Alexander

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521881781

Category: Drama

Page: 221

View: 8518

In this book, leading international Shakespeare scholars consider the significant characteristics of Shakespeare's last plays and place them in their Jacobean context.

Pericles, prince of Tyre; Cymbeline; The two noble kinsmen (with John Fletcher)

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Signet Classics

ISBN: 9780451520425

Category: Drama

Page: 667

View: 5963

The magic and art of Shakespeare is made even easier to understand in this revised edition of three of his plays. Includes a general discussion of his life, stage histories of his time, and dramatic criticism by noted scholars.

Defining Shakespeare

Pericles as Test Case

Author: MacDonald Pairman Jackson

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199260508

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 249

View: 9106

That very great play, Pericles', as T. S. Eliot called it, poses formidable problems of text and authorship. The first of the Late Romances, it was ascribed to Shakespeare when printed in a quarto of 1609, but was not included in the First Folio (1623) collection of his plays. This book examines rival theories about the quarto's origins and offers compelling evidence that Pericles is the product of collaboration between Shakespeare and the minor dramatist George Wilkins, who was responsible for the first two acts and for portions of the 'brothel scenes' in Act 4. Pericles serves as a test case for methodologies that seek to define the limits of the Shakespeare canon and to rdentify co-authors. A wide range of metrical, lexical, and other data is analysed. Computerized 'stylometric' texts are explained and their findings assessed. A concluding chapter introduces a new technique that has the potential to answer many of the remaining questions of attribution associated with Shakespeare and his contemporaries.

Timon of Athens

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A



Page: 100

View: 5538

Shakespeare and the Greek Romance

A Study of Origins

Author: Carol Gesner

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 081316284X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

View: 7808

This is the first study to relate the Greek romances to Elizabethan drama. It focuses upon the Greek romance materials in Shakespeare's plays to clarify the background of his art and to illuminate the relationship between the two literatures. The Greek romance tradition is described historically and traced through the works of Boccaccio and Cervantes, as well as other continental and English writers. Then, full attention is given to those plays of Shakespeare which utilize the Greek materials. The notes are full and, with the aid of the extensive index, can serve as a manual of the Greek romance materials in Renaissance literature. A bibliographic appendix lists the known editions, translations, and adaptations of Greek romances from about 1470 to about 1642. The manuscript history is reviewed briefly. Thorough, careful, the book will be indispensable for concerned scholars and libraries.

King Richard III

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A



Page: 200

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The Cambridge Introduction to T. S. Eliot

Author: John Xiros Cooper

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139457903

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

View: 8941

T. S. Eliot is not only one of the most important poets of the twentieth century; as literary critic and commentator on culture and society, his writing continues to be profoundly influential. Every student of English must engage with his writing to understand the course of modern literature. This book provides the perfect introduction to key aspects of Eliot's life and work, as well as to the wider contexts of modernism in which he wrote. John Xiros Cooper explains how Eliot was influenced by the intellectual climate of both twentieth-century Britain and America, and how he became a key cultural figure on both sides of the Atlantic. The continuing controversies surrounding his writing and his thought are also addressed. With a useful guide to further reading, this is the most informative and accessible introduction to T. S. Eliot.

Posthumanist Shakespeares

Author: S. Herbrechter,I. Callus

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137033592

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 261

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Shakespeare scholars and cultural theorists critically investigate the relationship between early modern culture and contemporary political and technological changes concerning the idea of the 'human.' The volume covers the tragedies King Lear and Hamlet in particular, but also provides posthumanist readings of other Shakespearean plays.

Late Shakespeare, 1608-1613

Author: Andrew J. Power,Rory Loughnane

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107016193

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 344

View: 7087

In Late Shakespeare, 1608-1613, leading international Shakespeare scholars provide a contextually informed approach to Shakespeare's last seven plays.

Confessio Amantis of John Gower

Author: John Gower

Publisher: N.A


Category: Christian ethics

Page: N.A

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Shakespeare's Comic Theory

A Study of Art and Artifice in the Last Plays

Author: Thomas Allen Nelson

Publisher: Mouton De Gruyter


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 95

View: 994

Comedy of Errors

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A


Category: Miniature books

Page: 249

View: 6624