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The Tragedy of Coriolanus

The Tragedy of Coriolanus

  • Author: William Shakespeare
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780192836052
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 388
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'Coriolanus' is perhaps the most brilliant political play ever written. Set in Ancient Rome, it remains a gripping psychological study of the relationship between personality and politics. The introduction to this new edition considers Shakespeare's adaptation of his historical material (Plutarch's Lives) in relation to the social and political conditions in London and Stratford at the time of the play's composition, also offering new evidence that it was written in 1608. Professor Parker examines the play's history and particularly its staging at the Blackfriars theatre, where it was probably the first of Shakespeare's plays to be presented and for which it may have been written. A thorough commentary pays special attention to the needs of actors and directors.

The Penguin Classics Book

The Penguin Classics Book

In Search of the Best Books Ever Written

  • Author: Henry Eliot
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141990937
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 480
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Penguin Classics is the largest and best-known classics imprint in the world. From The Epic of Gilgamesh to the poetry of the First World War, and covering all the greatest works of fiction, poetry, drama, history and philosophy in between, this reader's companion encompasses 500 authors, 1,200 books and 4,000 years of world literature. Stuffed full of stories, author biographies, book summaries and recommendations, and illustrated with thousands of historic Penguin Classic covers, this is an exhilarating and comprehensive guide for anyone who wants to explore and discover the best books ever written.

Coriolanus

Coriolanus

  • Author: William Shakespeare
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 113983519X
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: N.A
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This generously annotated updated edition of Coriolanus provides a thorough reconsideration of Shakespeare's remarkable, and probably his last, tragedy. A substantial introduction situates the play within its contemporary social and political contexts – dearth, riots, the struggle over authority between James I and his first parliament, the travails of Essex and Ralegh – and pays particular attention to Shakespeare's shaping of his primary source in Plutarch's Lives. It presents a fresh account of how the protagonist's personal tragedy evolves within Shakespeare's most searching exploration of the political life of a community. The edition is alert throughout to the play's theatrical potential, while the stage history also attends to the politics of performance from the 1680s onwards, including European productions following the Second World War. A new introductory section by Bridget Escolme covers recent productions of Coriolanus, and criticism of the last ten years, with particular focus on gender and the play's politics.

Shakespeare and the Classical Tradition

Shakespeare and the Classical Tradition

An Annotated Bibliography, 1961-1991

  • Author: Lewis Walker
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317943376
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 400
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This bibliography will give comprehensive coverage to published commentary in English on Shakespeare and the Classical Tradition during the period from 1961-1985. Doctoral dissertations will also be included. Each entry will provide a clear and detailed summary of an item's contents. For pomes and plays based directly on classical sources like Antony and Cleopatra and The Rape of Lucrece, virtually all significant scholarly work during the period covered will be annotated. For other works such as Hamlet, any scholarship that deals with classical connotations will be annotated. Any other bibliographies used in the compiling of this volume will be described with emphasis on their value to a student of Shakespeare and the Classics.

A New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare CORIOLANUS Volume I

A New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare CORIOLANUS Volume I

  • Author: David George
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 0359256732
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 654
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The first New Variorum edition of Coriolanus, by Horace Howard Furness, Jr., was published in 1928. The present edition follows Furness's but does not replace it because frequently the more recent scholarship and criticism recorded here could be accommodated only by reducing Furness's fuller treatment of earlier material. The reader who finds this edition useful is urged to consult Furness's as well to obtain a fuller account on many subjects. Niels Herold wrote the section on Music and Sound Effects, and Sylvia Bryant and Ian Aspinall translated German criticism. Megan-Marie Johnson collaborated with me on the Plan of the Work, on the collations necessary to compile the Textual Notes, and on the Commentary. Ashley Spriggs helped revise the Plan of the Work and the Textual Notes. Both of these latter assistants also had a hand in all the other sections of the edition...

Shakespeare, a bibliographical guide

Shakespeare, a bibliographical guide

  • Author: Stanley W. Wells
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 431
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In this comprehensive and compelling study, Stanley Wells explores the wide range of meanings that the plays can generate and analyzes their literary and dramatic craftsmanship in terms that are accessible to the nonspecialist, even to readers with no previous knowledge or experience of Shakespeare. In particular, he looks at Shakespeare's impact through the ages and especially on the varied realizations of his plays in modern theater.

Coriolanus (Shakespeare)

Coriolanus (Shakespeare)

  • Author: C. J. Partridge
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 72
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Tokushima Bunri Daigaku Kagawakō Toshokan zō Ōyama Bunko mokuroku

Tokushima Bunri Daigaku Kagawakō Toshokan zō Ōyama Bunko mokuroku

  • Author: Tokushima Bunri Daigaku. Toshokan,徳島文理大学. 香川校図書館
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: English drama
  • Page: 180
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Penguin Special

Penguin Special

The Life and Times of Allen Lane

  • Author: Jeremy Lewis
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141936657
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 512
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By founding Penguin books and popularizing the paperback, Allen Lane not only changed publishing in Britain, he was also at the forefront of a social and cultural revolution that saw the masses given access to what had previously been the preserve of a wealthy few. In Penguin Special Jeremy Lewis brings this extraordinary era brilliantly to life, recounting how Lane came to launch his Penguins for the price of a packet of cigarettes; how they became enormously influential in alerting the public to the threat of Nazi Germany; and how Penguin itself gradually became a national institution, like the BBC and the NHS, whilst at the same time challenging the status quo through the famous Lady Chatterley case. Above all, it is the story of how one often fallible, complex man used his vision to change the world. 'Lewis's book is a triumph ... a rich and humorous history of 20th century reading habits, Penguin Special will not be surpassed' MAIL ON SUNDAY 'A word of warning: the enjoyable swiftness of Jeremy Lewis's prose can seduce the reader into going too fast, but savour this book slowly, don't gobble it up. It is so richly stuffed with facts, people, perceptions and atmosphere that you may get indigestion if you do not allow it the time it deserves' Diana Athill, LITERARY REVIEW