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  • Shakespeare and Renaissance Literary Theories: Anglo-Italian Transactions book cover

    Shakespeare and Renaissance Literary Theories

    Anglo-Italian Transactions, 1st Edition

    Edited by Michele Marrapodi

    Throwing fresh light on a much discussed but still controversial field, this collection of essays places the presence of Italian literary theories against and alongside the background of English dramatic traditions, to assess this influence in the emergence of Elizabethan theatrical convention and…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17
    Routledge
    Anglo-Italian Renaissance Studies

  • Shakespeare and Venice book cover

    Shakespeare and Venice

    1st Edition

    By Graham Holderness

    Shakespeare and Venice is the first book length study to describe and chronicle the mythology of Venice that was formulated in the Middle Ages and has persisted in fiction and film to the present day. Graham Holderness focuses specifically on how that mythology was employed by Shakespeare to…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Routledge
    Anglo-Italian Renaissance Studies

  • Musical Performance in the Diaspora book cover

    Musical Performance in the Diaspora

    1st Edition

    Edited by Tina K Ramnarine

    This book illustrates how ethnographic investigation of musical performances might contribute to the analysis of diaspora. It embraces diverse examples such as 'mourning and cultures of survival' amongst Aboriginal and Jewish communities in Australia, remembering a Kazakh 'homeland' in Western…

    Paperback – 2016-06-15
    Routledge

  • Old Vic Prefaces: Shakespeare and the Producer book cover

    Old Vic Prefaces

    Shakespeare and the Producer, 1st Edition

    By Hugh Hunt

    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…

    Paperback – 2015-02-09
    Routledge

  • Shakespeare and his Comedies book cover

    Shakespeare and his Comedies

    1st Edition

    By John Russell Brown

    First published in 1957. This edition reprints the second edition of 1962.The originality, vitality and variety of Shakespeare's comedies do not suggest a writer at ease with a formula which works to his own satisfaction and the pleasure of his audience; against first impressions they suggest an…

    Paperback – 2014-12-23
    Routledge

  • The Shakespeare Inset: Word and Picture book cover

    The Shakespeare Inset

    Word and Picture, 1st Edition

    By Francis Berry

    What is the relation between the language being heard and the picture being simultaneously exhibited on the stage? Typically there is an identity between sound and sight, but often there is a divergence between what the audience hears and what is sees. These divergences are 'insets' and examines…

    Paperback – 2014-08-15
    Routledge

  • Shakespeare book cover

    Shakespeare

    1st Edition

    By George Ian Duthie

    First published in 1951. 'The book has the sterling qualities of shrewd sense and acumen that mark the 'rational' classical school of Shakespeare criticism.' Notes and Queries 'Professor Duthie's approach is direct and extremely objective. With no axe to grind, he pays impartial court to most of…

    Paperback – 2014-08-15
    Routledge

  • The Story of the Night: Studies in Shakespeare's Major Tragedies book cover

    The Story of the Night

    Studies in Shakespeare's Major Tragedies, 1st Edition

    By John Holloway

    First published in 1961. Critiquing the critics, and examining the vocabulary of twentieth century criticism of the Shakespearean tragedies, John Holloway's book covers Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth, King Lear, Antony and Cleopatra, Coriolanus, Timon of Athens and the themes of Shakespearean Tragedy and…

    Paperback – 2014-08-15
    Routledge

  • The Voyage to Illyria: A New Study of Shakespeare book cover

    The Voyage to Illyria

    A New Study of Shakespeare, 1st Edition

    By Kenneth Muir

    First published in 1937. This study argues that the plays of Shakespeare must be studied by comparison with each other and not as separate entities; that they must be related to one another, to the poems and to the Sonnets; that each individual play acquires a deeper significance from its setting…

    Paperback – 2014-08-15
    Routledge

  • Swearing and Perjury in Shakespeare's Plays book cover

    Swearing and Perjury in Shakespeare's Plays

    1st Edition

    By Frances A Shirley

    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…

    Paperback – 2014-08-15
    Routledge

  • Patterns in Shakespearian Tragedy book cover

    Patterns in Shakespearian Tragedy

    1st Edition

    By Irving Ribner

    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…

    Paperback – 2014-04-28
    Routledge

  • Shakespeare: The Poet in his World book cover

    Shakespeare

    The Poet in his World, 1st Edition

    By M. C. Bradbrook

    First published in 1978. In this study, Shakespeare's own life story and the development of English theatrical history are placed in the wider context of Elizabethan and Jacobean times, but the works themselves are the final objective of this 'applied biography'. The main contention of the book is…

    Paperback – 2014-04-28
    Routledge

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