Shakespeare s Blank Verse

... seta brightgloss on the relationshipbetweenThe Winter's Tale and Pandosto, and between late Shakespeare and late Greene. Stuart Gillespie thinks Shakespeare's use of Pandosto 'can only implyapprobation of some kind', a forgiveness ...

Author: Robert Stagg

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192677990

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 241

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Shakespeare's Blank Verse: An Alternative History is a study both of Shakespeare's versification and of its place in the history of early modern blank verse (unrhymed iambic pentameter). It ranges from the continental precursors of English blank verse in the early sixteenth century through the drama and poetry of Shakespeare's contemporaries to the editing of blank verse in the eighteenth century and beyond. Alternative in its argumentation as well as its arguments, Shakespeare's Blank Verse tries out fresh ways of thinking about meter—by shunning doctrinaire methods of apprehending a writer's versification, and by reconnecting meter to the fundamental literary, dramatic, historical, and social questions that animate Shakespeare's drama.

Of Levinas and Shakespeare

4See Thomas Betteridge, “Writing Faithfully in a Post-confessional World,” in Late Shakespeare, 1608-1613, ed. Andrew J. Power and Rory Loughnane (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013), 226; also see Ian McAdam's discussion of ...

Author: Moshe Gold

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 9781612495422

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 343

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Scholars have used Levinas as a lens through which to view many authors and texts, fields of endeavor, and works of art. Yet no book-length work or dedicated volume has brought this thoughtful lens to bear in a sustained discussion of the works of Shakespeare. It should not surprise anyone that Levinas identified his own thinking as Shakespearean. "The play's the thing" for both, or put differently, the observation of intersubjectivity is. What may surprise and indeed delight all learned readers is to consider what we might yet gain from considering each in light of the other. Comprising leading scholars in philosophy and literature, Of Levinas and Shakespeare: "To See Another Thus" is the first book-length work to treat both great thinkers. Lear, Hamlet, and Macbeth dominate the discussion; however, essays also address Cymbeline, The Merchant of Venice, and even poetry, such as Venus and Adonis. Volume editors planned and contributors deliver a thorough treatment from multiple perspectives, yet none intends this volume to be the last word on the subject; rather, they would have it be a provocation to further discussion, an enticement for richer enjoyment, and an invitation for deeper contemplation of Levinas and Shakespeare.

Shakespeare Survey 73

Shakespeare and the City Emma Smith. 64 William Shakespeare, The Winter's Tale, ed. John Pitcher (London, 2010), p. 6. 65 The Winter's Tale, ed. Pitcher, p. 1. 66 Palfrey, Late Shakespeare, p. 225. 67 Palfrey, Late Shakespeare, p. 110.

Author: Emma Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108909662

Category: Literary Criticism


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Shakespeare Survey is a yearbook of Shakespeare studies and production. Since 1948, Survey has published the best international scholarship in English and many of its essays have become classics of Shakespeare criticism. Each volume is devoted to a theme, or play, or group of plays; each also contains a section of reviews of that year's textual and critical studies and of the year's major British performances. The theme for Volume 73 is 'Shakespeare and the City'. The complete set of Survey volumes is also available online at This fully searchable resource enables users to browse by author, essay and volume, search by play, theme and topic and save and bookmark their results.

Thinking About Shakespeare

12 Shaksepeare's Late Work. 13 For further discussion of the perspective of Shakespeare's romances on the darker themes of the tragedies, see Simon Palfrey, Late Shakespeare: A New World of Words. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997; ...

Author: Kay Stockholder

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119059011

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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Explores the challenges of maintaining bonds, living up to ideals, and fulfilling desire in Shakespeare’s plays In Thinking About Shakespeare, Kay Stockholder reveals the rich inner lives of some of Shakespeare’s most enigmatic characters and the ways in which their emotions and actions shape and are shaped by the social and political world around them. In addressing all genres in the Shakespeare canon, the authors explore the possibility of people being constant to each other in many different kinds of relationships: those of lovers, kings and subjects, friends, and business partners. While some bonds are irrevocably broken, many are reaffirmed. In all cases, the authors offer insight into what drives Shakespeare’s characters to do what they do, what draws them together or pulls them apart, and the extent to which bonds can ever be eternal. Ultimately, the most durable bond may be between the playwright and the audience, whereby the playwright pleases and the audience approves. The book takes an in-depth look at a dozen of The Bard’s best-loved works, including: A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Romeo and Juliet; The Merchant of Venice; Richard II; Henry IV, Part I; Hamlet; Troilus and Cressida; Othello; Macbeth; King Lear; Antony and Cleopatra; and The Tempest. It also provides an epilogue titled: Prospero and Shakespeare. Written in a style accessible for all levels Discusses 12 plays, making it a comprehensive study of Shakespeare’s work Covers every genre of The Bard’s work, giving readers a full sense of Shakespeare’s art/thought over the course of his oeuvre Provides a solid overall sense of each play and the major characters/plot lines in them Providing new and sometimes unconventional and provocative ways to think about characters that have had a long critical heritage, Thinking About Shakespeare is an enlightening read that is perfect for scholars, and ideal for any level of student studying one of history’s greatest storytellers.

Defining Shakespeare

On the whole , Pericles , 1-2 , is slightly closer to Miseries than to either early or late Shakespeare . But of all the plays , Shakespearian and non - Shakespearian , studied by Hope the one that both parts of Pericles most closely ...

Author: MacDonald Pairman Jackson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199260508

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 276

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'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 bookexamines 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 asa 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 techniquethat has the potential to answer many of the remaining questions of attribution associated with Shakespeare and his contemporaries.

The Routledge Research Companion to Shakespeare and Classical Literature

Shakespeare's Late Work. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007. Mack, Peter. Elizabethan Rhetoric: Theory and Practice. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002. Magnusson, Lynne. “A Play of Modals: Grammar and Potential Action in ...

Author: Sean Keilen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317041672

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 334

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In this wide-ranging and ambitiously conceived Research Companion, contributors explore Shakespeare’s relationship to the classic in two broad senses. The essays analyze Shakespeare’s specific debts to classical works and weigh his classicism’s likeness and unlikeness to that of others in his time; they also evaluate the effects of that classical influence to assess the extent to which it is connected with whatever qualities still make Shakespeare, himself, a classic (arguably the classic) of modern world literature and drama. The first sense of the classic which the volume addresses is the classical culture of Latin and Greek reading, translation, and imitation. Education in the canon of pagan classics bound Shakespeare together with other writers in what was the dominant tradition of English and European poetry and drama, up through the nineteenth and even well into the twentieth century. Second—and no less central—is the idea of classics as such, that of books whose perceived value, exceeding that of most in their era, justifies their protection against historical and cultural change. The volume’s organizing insight is that as Shakespeare was made a classic in this second, antiquarian sense, his work’s reception has more and more come to resemble that of classics in the first sense—of ancient texts subject to labored critical study by masses of professional interpreters who are needed to mediate their meaning, simply because of the texts’ growing remoteness from ordinary life, language, and consciousness. The volume presents overviews and argumentative essays about the presence of Latin and Greek literature in Shakespeare’s writing. They coexist in the volume with thought pieces on the uses of the classical as a historical and pedagogical category, and with practical essays on the place of ancient classics in today’s Shakespearean classrooms.

Shakespeare on the Global Stage

Her work has appeared in journals such as Cahiers Élisabéthains, African Theatre, Shakespeare in Southern Africa, Borrowers and ... 2013), and 'Cities in Late Shakespeare', in Late Shakespeare: Texts and Contexts (Cambridge, 2012).

Author: Paul Prescott

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472520340

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 376

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Long held as Britain's 'national poet', Shakespeare's role in the 2012 London Cultural Olympiad confirmed his status as a global icon in the modern world. From his prominent positioning in the Olympic and Paralympic ceremonies, to his major presence in the cultural programme surrounding the Games, including the Royal Shakespeare Company's World Shakespeare Festival and the Globe's Globe to Globe Festival, Shakespeare played a major role in the way the UK presented itself to its citizens and to the world. This collection explores the cultural forces at play in the construction, use and reception of Shakespeare during the 2012 Olympic Moment, considering what his presence says about culture, politics and identity in twenty-first century British and global life.

Shakespeare s Books

... not as source— hunters but as critics, we shall see that late Euripides is like late Shakespeare as no other dramatist is') with the acceptance that 'there is only the most tenuous and speculative historical connection'.

Author: Stuart Gillespie

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474216067

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 432

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Shakespeare's Books contains nearly 200 entries covering the full range of literature Shakespeare was acquainted with, including classical, historical, religious and contemporary works. The dictionary covers works whose importance to Shakespeare has emerged more clearly in recent years due to new research, as well as explaining current thinking on long-recognized sources such as Plutarch, Ovid, Holinshed, Ariosto and Montaigne. Entries for all major sources include surveys of the writer's place in Shakespeare's time, detailed discussion of their relation to his work, and full bibliography. These are enhanced by sample passages from early modern England writers, together with reproductions of pages from the original texts. Now available in paperback with a new preface bringing the book up to date, this is an invaluable reference tool.

Shakespeare and the Versification of English Drama 1561 1642

Below are examples of word boundaries after position 4 in early Shakespeare and after 6 or 7 in late Shakespeare. The degrees of syntactic cohesion vary. Early Shakespeare: Forced me to seek /4/ delays for them and me And this it was ...

Author: Professor Marina Tarlinskaja

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781472430281

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 425

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Surveying the development and varieties of blank verse in the English playhouses, this book is a natural history of iambic pentameter in English. Marina Tarlinskaja’s statistical analysis of versification focuses on Shakespeare, but places his work in the literary context of the times. Her results offer new ways to think about the dating of plays, the attribution of anonymous texts, and how collaborators divided their task in co-authored dramas.