The Crown Vs Shakespeare

On the basis of his play "The Merchant of Venice" Shakespeare is charged with anti-Semitism. This script presents a courtroom scene in which Shakespeare mounts his own defense against the Crown.

Author: David Abbey

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1500924903

Category: Performing Arts

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On the basis of his play "The Merchant of Venice" Shakespeare is charged with anti-Semitism. This script presents a courtroom scene in which Shakespeare mounts his own defense against the Crown. The evidence presented against Shakespeare consists of all those scenes in which Shylock (the Jewish money lender of Venice) appears. The play concludes with a verdict determined by the audience.

Drama and the Succession to the Crown 1561 1633

Hopkins analyzes some of the ways in which the dramatic works of the time - by Marlowe, Shakespeare, Webster and Ford among others - reflect, negotiate and dream the issue of the succession to the throne.

Author: Lisa Hopkins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317148234

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 188

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The succession to the throne, Lisa Hopkins argues here, was a burning topic not only in the final years of Elizabeth but well into the 1630s, with continuing questions about how James's two kingdoms might be ruled after his death. Because the issue, with its attendant constitutional questions, was so politically sensitive, Hopkins contends that drama, with its riddled identities, oblique relationship to reality, and inherent blurring of the extent to which the situation it dramatizes is indicative or particular, offered a crucial forum for the discussion. Hopkins analyzes some of the ways in which the dramatic works of the time - by Marlowe, Shakespeare, Webster and Ford among others - reflect, negotiate and dream the issue of the succession to the throne.

Costuming the Shakespearean Stage

and so hath been accepted in the world, governed by one supreme head and king, having the dignity and royal estate of the imperial crown of the same.” With this change in designation, Parliament claimed for England national immunity to ...

Author: Robert I. Lublin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317159018

Category: Drama

Page: 210

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Although scholars have long considered the material conditions surrounding the production of early modern drama, until now, no book-length examination has sought to explain what was worn on the period's stages and, more importantly, how articles of apparel were understood when seen by contemporary audiences. Robert Lublin's new study considers royal proclamations, religious writings, paintings, woodcuts, plays, historical accounts, sermons, and legal documents to investigate what Shakespearean actors actually wore in production and what cultural information those costumes conveyed. Four of the chapters of Costuming the Shakespearean Stage address 'categories of seeing': visually based semiotic systems according to which costumes constructed and conveyed information on the early modern stage. The four categories include gender, social station, nationality, and religion. The fifth chapter examines one play, Thomas Middleton's A Game at Chess, to show how costumes signified across the categories of seeing to establish a play's distinctive semiotics and visual aesthetic.

The Crown of Life

This volume is a comprehensive collection of critical essays on The Taming of the Shrew, and includes extensive discussions of the play's various printed versions and its theatrical productions.

Author: George Wilson Knight

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415290724

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 336

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This volume is a comprehensive collection of critical essays on The Taming of the Shrew, and includes extensive discussions of the play's various printed versions and its theatrical productions. Aspinall has included only those essays that offer the most influential and controversial arguments surrounding the play. The issues discussed include gender, authority, female autonomy and unruliness, courtship and marriage, language and speech, and performance and theatricality.

Shakespeare s Funeral and Other Papers

With Portrait and other Illustrations . 3 vols . crown 8vo , 158 . George Eliot's Life . With Portrait and other Illustrations . New Edition , in one volume . Crown 8vo , 78. 6d . Novels by GEORGE Eliot . Cheap Ed tion .

Author: Sir Edward Bruce Hamley

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015022748597

Category: English literature

Page: 311

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Reading Shakespeare s Soliloquies

'Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown' and testifies to the king's envy of his subjects who, he imagines, find sleep much easier than he does. Comparably, Hal here supposes that someone wearing a 'homely biggen' – a coarse nightcap ...

Author: Neil Corcoran

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474253529

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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'Now I am alone,' says Hamlet before speaking a soliloquy. But what is a Shakespearean soliloquy? How has it been understood in literary and theatrical history? How does it work in screen versions of Shakespeare? What influence has it had? Neil Corcoran offers a thorough exploration and explanation of the origin, nature, development and reception of Shakespeare's soliloquies. Divided into four parts, the book supplies the historical, dramatic and theoretical contexts necessary to understanding, offers extensive and insightful close readings of particular soliloquies and includes interviews with eight renowned Shakespearean actors providing details of the practical performance of the soliloquy. A comprehensive study of a key aspect of Shakespeare's dramatic art, this book is ideal for students and theatre-goers keen to understand the complexities and rewards of Shakespeare's unique use of the soliloquy.

The Reference Shakespeare

Will you we show our title to the crown !. UMBERLAND , WESTMORELAND , EXETER , and If not , our swords shall plead it in the field . others , with red roses in their hats . K. Hen . What title hast thou , traitor , to the K. Hen .

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher:

ISBN: BSB:BSB11188294

Category:

Page: 1842

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William Shakespeare Subject of the Crown

This essay will not try to find certainty among the many statements made about author and work over the years but try to relate some of Shakespeare’s ‘non-historical’ plays to contemporary politics – one part dedicated to the ...

Author: Manuela Sonntag

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783741245046

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 188

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Shakespeare and his work have inspired many books by literary scholars and historians throughout the century. What can we know about a man of whom nothing is known, except what he chose to let his characters say and do? Can there really be any certainty about Shakespeare’s opinions, thoughts, ideas, even on the most trivial matters? Isn’t this a dangerous confusion of person and fiction? This essay will not try to find certainty among the many statements made about author and work over the years but try to relate some of Shakespeare’s ‘non-historical’ plays to contemporary politics – one part dedicated to the English Renaissance as a century of change and progress, the other part literary analysis of Shakespeare’s plays with consideration of this political zeitgeist. Shakespeare and his work have inspired many books by literary scholars and historians throughout the century. What can we know about a man of whom nothing is known, except what he chose to let his characters say and do? Can there really be any certainty about Shakespeare’s opinions, thoughts, ideas, even on the most trivial matters? Isn’t this a dangerous confusion of person and fiction? This essay will not try to find certainty among the many statements made about author and work over the years but try to relate some of Shakespeare’s ‘non-historical’ plays to contemporary politics – one part dedicated to the English Renaissance as a century of change and progress, the other part literary analysis of Shakespeare’s plays with consideration of this political zeitgeist.

The Rogues and Vagabonds of Shakespeare s Youth

Harman in His Caueat for Common Cursetors, 1567-73, and in The Groundworke of Conny-catching, 1592 Edward Viles ... and the manor of Mayton or Maxton ; 3 , that he was the grandson of Henry Harman , Clerk of the Crown , who had for his ...

Author: Edward Viles

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101071987190

Category: Rogues and vagabonds

Page: 112

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Shakespeare s English Kings

hands in 1461 , 1470 , and 1471 , Shakespeare and his historians supposed that dynastic ambition animated events years before the combatants took the field . Ambition for the crown is made primary . Shakespeare has the duke of York ...

Author: Leon D Black Professor of Shakespearean Studies Professor of English Peter Saccio

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195123190

Category: History

Page: 284

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The second edition of this which will appeal to both students and interested general readers.

Shakespeare s Stage Traffic

Moreover, the iconography of the scene is startling as Richard hands over his crown and sceptre to Bolingbroke, making his forced deposition seem a little more like a willing abdication after all, but laden with ambiguity: BOLINGBROKE.

Author: Janet Clare

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107729568

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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Shakespeare's unique status has made critics reluctant to acknowledge the extent to which some of his plays are the outcome of adaptation. In Shakespeare's Stage Traffic Janet Clare re-situates Shakespeare's dramaturgy within the flourishing and competitive theatrical trade of the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. She demonstrates how Shakespeare worked with materials which had already entered the dramatic tradition, and how, in the spirit of Renaissance theory, he moulded and converted them to his own use. The book challenges the critical stance that views the Shakespeare canon as essentially self-contained, moves beyond the limitations of generic studies and argues for a more conjoined critical study of early modern plays. Each chapter focuses on specific plays and examines the networks of influence, exchange and competition which characterised stage traffic between playwrights, including Marlowe, Jonson and Fletcher. Overall, the book addresses multiple perspectives relating to authorship and text, performance and reception.

Shakespeare s Apprenticeship

It is well-known that a trauma or great misfortune often stimulates creative activity, and a fair speculation is that ... There follows the deathbed scene, the taking of the crown, and the Prince's explanation of his behavior: Prince.

Author: Ramon Jiménez

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476672649

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 348

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The contents of the Shakespeare canon have come into question in recent years as scholars add plays or declare others only partially his work. Now, new literary and historical evidence demonstrates that five heretofore anonymous plays published or performed during his lifetime are actually his first versions of later canonical works. Three histories, The Famous Victories of Henry the Fifth, The True Tragedy of Richard the Third, and The Troublesome Reign of John; a comedy, The Taming of a Shrew; and a romance, King Leir, are products of Shakespeare’s juvenile years. Later in his career, he transformed them into the plays that bear nearly identical titles. Each is strikingly similar to its canonical counterpart in terms of structure, plot and cast, though the texts were entirely rewritten. Virtually all scholars, critics and editors of Shakespeare have overlooked or disputed the idea that he had anything to do with them. This addition of five plays to the Shakespeare canon introduces a new facet to the authorship debate, and supplies further evidence that the real Shakespeare was Edward de Vere, seventeenth Earl of Oxford.

New Readings New Renderings of Shakespeare s Tragedies

Reveng'd may she be on that hateful duke ; Whose haughty spirit , winged with desire , Will cost my crown , and , like an empty eagle , Tire on the flesh of me , and of my son ! For ' cost my crown ' Warburton proposed ' coast ...

Author: Henry Halford Vaughan

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:N13406669

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On Some of Shakespeare s Female Characters

The Legend of Jubal , and other Poems , Old and New . ... Printed on fine paper , with red border , and handsomely bound in cloth , gilt . Fcap . ... The Crown and its Advisers ; ' or , Queen , Ministers , Lords and Commons .

Author: Helena Faucit Martin

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X002121962

Category:

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Shakespeare s Rise to Cultural Prominence

Fire of 1666, which were interpreted by the Crown's opponents as divine punishment for the licentious behaviour of Royalists. Concerns over the King's numerous affairs and his failure to produce a legitimate heir were intensified when ...

Author: Emma Depledge

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108667340

Category: Literary Criticism

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Shakespeare's rise to prominence was by no means inevitable. While he was popular in his lifetime, the number of new editions and revivals of his plays declined over the following decades. Emma Depledge uses the methodologies of book and theatre history to provide a re-assessment of the reputation and dissemination of Shakespeare during the Interregnum and Restoration. She demonstrates the crucial role of the Exclusion Crisis (1678–1682), a political crisis over the royal succession, as a foundational moment in Shakespeare's canonisation. The period saw a sudden surge of theatrical alterations and a significantly increased rate of new editions and stage revivals. In the wake of the Exclusion Crisis, Shakespeare's plays were made available on a scale not witnessed since the early seventeenth century, thus reversing what might otherwise have been a permanent disappearance of his drama from canonical familiarity and firmly establishing Shakespeare's work in the national cultural imagination.

Shakespeare s Prop Room

At least one pillow, then, but two would be nicer, one for the crown and one for Henry, who falls asleep, allowing Hal to take up the crown, mistakenly assuming his father dead. Shakespeare's stage mattresses need not have been fine, ...

Author: John Leland

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476663364

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 228

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This study provides the first comprehensive examination of every prop in Shakespeare's plays, whether mentioned in stage directions, indicated in dialogue or implied by the action. Building on the latest scholarship and offering a witty treatment of the subject, the authors delve into numerous historical documents, the business of theater in Renaissance England, and the plays themselves to explain what audiences might have seen at the Globe, the Rose, the Curtain, or the Blackfriars Playhouse, and why it matters. Students of the plays will be able to read beyond Shakespeare's words and visualize the drama as it might have appeared on the stage. Scholars will find a wealth of previously unmined material for reconstructing Renaissance theatrical practices. School drama groups, amateur theaters and directors and prop masters of professional troupes will find help in mounting their own productions as the Bard's audiences would have seen them.

On Some of Shakespeare s Female Characters

The Legend of Jubal , and other Poems , Old and New . New Edition . Crown 8vo , 58. , cloth . Wise , Witty , and Tender Sayings , in Prose and Verse . ... The Crown and its Advisers ; or , Queen , Ministers , Lords , and Commons .

Author: Lady Helena Saville Faucit Martin

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106001903969

Category: Characters and characteristics in literature

Page: 364

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Shakespeare s Legal Language

Some have considered it ferocious and illogical, making the offence whatever the crown or courts considered a ... (B) The word 'treason' appears one or more times in most of Shakespeare's plays and poems, as does the word 'traitor'.

Author: B. J. Sokol

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780567145697

Category: Literary Criticism

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This encyclopedia-style dicitonary explores early modern social life, legal thought, and the interactions within Shakespearean drama.