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  • The English History Play in the age of Shakespeare book cover

    The English History Play in the age of Shakespeare

    1st Edition

    By Irving Ribner.

    First published in 1957. This edition re-issues the second edition of 1965. Recognized as one of the leading books in its field, The English History Play in the Age of Shakespeare presents the most comprehensive account available of the English historical drama from its beginning to the closing of…

    Paperback – 2014-04-28
    Routledge

  • Shakespeare, Spenser, Donne: Renaissance Essays book cover

    Shakespeare, Spenser, Donne

    Renaissance Essays, 1st Edition

    By Frank Kermode

    First published in 1971. This collection of essays discusses some of the central works and areas of literature in the Renaissance period of cultural history. Contents include: Spenser and the Allegorists; The Faerie Queene, I and V; The Cave of Mammon; The Banquet of Sense; John Donne; The…

    Paperback – 2014-04-10
    Routledge

  • The Winter's Tale: A Commentary on the Structure book cover

    The Winter's Tale

    A Commentary on the Structure, 1st Edition

    By Fitzroy Pyle

    First published in 1969. Critics have in the past described The Winter's Tale as a work of "haphazard structure". More recent criticism has defended the structure of the play and this work shows that the evidence points to the fact that Shakespeare took infinite pains with the choice and…

    Paperback – 2014-04-10
    Routledge

  • Shakespeare book cover

    Shakespeare

    1st Edition

    By Allardyce Nicoll

    First published in 1952. An invaluable introduction to Shakespeare, this book places Shakespeare's work and criticism against the background of Elizabethan life in its historical, social, political, religious, linguistic and literary aspects. Contents include: The Problem of Interpretation;…

    Paperback – 2014-04-10
    Routledge

  • Shakespeare's Dramatic Art: Collected Essays book cover

    Shakespeare's Dramatic Art

    Collected Essays, 1st Edition

    By Wolfgang Clemen

    First published in 1972. Studying Shakespeare's 'art of preparation', this book illustrates the relationship between the techniques of preparation and the structure and theme of the plays. Other essays cover Shakespeare's use of the messenger's report, his handling of the theme of appearance and…

    Paperback – 2014-04-10
    Routledge

  • German-Jewish Popular Culture before the Holocaust: Kafka's kitsch book cover

    German-Jewish Popular Culture before the Holocaust

    Kafka's kitsch, 1st Edition

    By David A. Brenner

    David A. Brenner examines how Jews in Central Europe developed one of the first "ethnic" or "minority" cultures in modernity. Not exclusively "German" or "Jewish," the experiences of German-speaking Jewry in the decades prior to the Third Reich and the Holocaust were also negotiated in encounters…

    Paperback – 2014-03-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • Shakespeare's Poetics: In relation to King Lear book cover

    Shakespeare's Poetics

    In relation to King Lear, 1st Edition

    By Russell A Fraser

    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…

    Paperback – 2013-03-28
    Routledge

  • Commentary on Shakespeare's Richard III book cover

    Commentary on Shakespeare's Richard III

    1st Edition

    By Wolfgang Clemen

    First published in 1968. Providing a detailed and rigorous analysis of Richard III, this Commentary reveals every nuance of meaning whilst maintaining a firm grasp on the structure of the play. The result is an outstanding lesson in the methodology of Shakespearian criticism as well as an…

    Paperback – 2013-03-28
    Routledge

  • Shakespeare as Collaborator book cover

    Shakespeare as Collaborator

    1st Edition

    By Kenneth Muir

    This edition first published in 1960. This book discusses the extent of Shakespeare's collaboration in the plays of Edward III, The Two Noble Kinsmen, Pericles and the lost Cardenio. It includes chapters on the dramatic value of the plays irrespective of authorship.…

    Paperback – 2013-03-15
    Routledge

  • The Shakespeare Claimants: A Critical Survey of the Four Principal Theories concerning the Authorship of the Shakespearean Plays book cover

    The Shakespeare Claimants

    A Critical Survey of the Four Principal Theories concerning the Authorship of the Shakespearean Plays, 1st Edition

    By H. N Gibson

    This edition first published in 1962. The Shakespeare Claimants is a critical survey of the great controversy that has raged over the authorship of the Shakespearean plays. It provides the general reader with an outline history of this controversy and with a full description and analysis of the…

    Paperback – 2013-03-15
    Routledge

  • The Problem Plays of Shakespeare: A Study of Julius Caesar, Measure for Measure, Antony and Cleopatra book cover

    The Problem Plays of Shakespeare

    A Study of Julius Caesar, Measure for Measure, Antony and Cleopatra, 1st Edition

    By Ernest Schanzer

    The opening chapter traces the history of the term 'problem plays' as applied to Shakespeare and defines it more clearly and precisely than has been done in the past. Julius Caesar, Measure for Measure, Antony and Cleopatra are then discussed in separate chapters, not only as problem plays but…

    Paperback – 2013-03-11
    Routledge

  • Understanding Disability Studies and Performance Studies book cover

    Understanding Disability Studies and Performance Studies

    1st Edition

    Edited by Bruce Henderson, Noam Ostrander

    This collection brings together scholarship and creative writing that brings together two of the most innovative fields to emerge from critical and cultural studies in the past few decades: Disability studies and performance studies. It draws on writings about such media as live performance…

    Paperback – 2012-07-26
    Routledge

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