Search Results for "measure-for-measure-the-oxford-shakespeare"

Measure for measure

Measure for measure

  • Author: William Shakespeare,N. W. Bawcutt
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 255
  • View: 9846
DOWNLOAD NOW »
In the hope of saving her brother's life, should a woman submit to rape? Should the law be respected when its administrator is corrupt? How powerful in the state should religion become? Although Measure for Measure ends like a comedy, with reconciliations, forgiveness and marriages, it has often been regarded as one of Shakespeare's problem plays.

William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure

William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure

  • Author: Kate Chedgzoy,William Shakespeare
  • Publisher: Writers and Their Work (Paperb
  • ISBN: 0746308493
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 79
  • View: 3147
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Moving adroitly between historical context and modern critical problems, this study explores the intertwining of politics, sexuality, and the social order in Measure for Measure, one of the most frequently staged and discussed of Shakespeare's plays.

Measure for Measure

Measure for Measure

A Comedy. As it is Acted at the Theatres. By Shakespeare

  • Author: William Shakespeare
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 72
  • View: 7209
DOWNLOAD NOW »

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 0198117353
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 8803
DOWNLOAD NOW »

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare

  • Author: Michael Dobson,Professor of Shakespeare Studies and Director of the Shakespeare Institute Michael Dobson,Professor Emeritus University of Birmingham and Chairman Stanley Wells,Teaching Fellow in English Literature Will Sharpe,Lecturer and Fellow at the Shakespeare Institute Erin Sullivan
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 0198708734
  • Category:
  • Page: 608
  • View: 2540
DOWNLOAD NOW »
The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare is the most comprehensive reference work available on Shakespeare's life, times, works, and his 400-year global legacy. In addition to the authoritative A-Z entries, it includes nearly 100 illustrations, a chronology, a guide to further reading, a thematic contents list, and special feature entries on each of Shakespeare's works. Tying in with the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, this much-loved Companion has been revised and updated, reflecting developments and discoveries made in recent years and to cover the performance, interpretation, and the influence of Shakespeare's works up to the present day. First published in 2001, the online edition was revised in 2011, with updates to over 200 entries plus 16 new entries. These online updates appear in print for the first time in this second edition, along with a further 35,000 new and revised words. These include more than 80 new entries, ranging from important performers, directors, and scholars (such as Lucy Bailey, Samuel West, and Alfredo Michel Modenessi), to topics as diverse as Shakespeare in the digital age and the ubiquity of plants in Shakespeare's works, to the interpretation of Shakespeare globally, from Finland to Iraq. To make information on Shakespeare's major works easier to find, the feature entries have been grouped and placed in a centre section (fully cross-referenced from the A-Z). The thematic listing of entries - described in the press as 'an invaluable panorama of the contents' - has been updated to include all of the new entries. This edition contains a preface written by much-lauded Shakespearian actor Simon Russell Beale. Full of both entertaining trivia and scholarly detail, this authoritative Companion will delight the browser and reward students, academics, as well as anyone wanting to know more about Shakespeare.

The Complete Oxford Shakespeare

The Complete Oxford Shakespeare

Comedies

  • Author: William Shakespeare,Gary Taylor
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780198182733
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 568
  • View: 4868
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Here in a handy paperback format are all Shakespeare's Comedies (there are companion volumes of the Histories and Tragedies), with excellent brief introduction, and the texts established by the Complete Oxford Shakespeare, which was re-edited afresh from the original editions. Critics acclaimed it as `the most ambitious edition of the works ever attempted' (Times Higher Education Supplement) and `the most interesting edition of Shakespeare since the First Folio... here are the plays as they were acted by Shakespeare's company' (John Carey, Sunday Times).

The Oxford Shakespeare: All's Well that Ends Well

The Oxford Shakespeare: All's Well that Ends Well

  • Author: William Shakespeare
  • Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 256
  • View: 8872
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Usually classified as a `problem comedy', All's Well that Ends Well invites a fresh assessment. Its psychologically disturbing presentation of an aggressive, designing woman and a reluctant husband wooed by trickery won it little favour in earlier centuries, and both directors and critics have frequently tried to avoid or simplify its uncomfortable elements. More recently, several distinguished productions have revealed it as an exceptionally penetrating study of both personal and social issues. In her introduction Susan Snyder makes the play's clashing ideologies of class and gender newly accessible. She explains how the very discords of style can be seen as a source of theatrical power and complexity, and offers a fully reconsidered, helpfully annotated text for both readers and actors.

Shakespeare in Performance

Shakespeare in Performance

  • Author: Estelle Rivier,Eric C. Brown
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN: 1443865796
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 270
  • View: 1302
DOWNLOAD NOW »
The fourteen essays included in this collection offer a range of contributions from both new and well-established scholars to the topic of Shakespeare and performance. From traditional studies of theatrical history and adaptation to explorations of Shakespeare’s plays in the circus, musical extravaganzas, the cinema, and drama at large, the collection embraces a number of performance spaces, times, and media. Shakespeare in Performance includes essays looking not only at sixteenth- and seventeenth-century stagings of the plays in England, but at productions of Shakespeare across time in the United States, France, Italy, Hungary, and Africa, underscoring the multiple embodiments and voices of Shakespeare’s art and including a variety of cultural approaches. The work is ultimately occupied with a number of questions generated by these continual iterations of Shakespeare. How can we write and trace what is ephemeral? To what purpose do we maintain the memory of past performances? How does the transmediation of Shakespeare inform the most basic interpretive acts? What motivates Shakespearean theatre across political borders? What kinds of meaning are produced by décor, movement, the actor’s virtuosity, the producer’s choices, or the audience’s response? Each essay thus, to some degree, describes and voices the now unseen.

Shakespeare and the Shrew

Shakespeare and the Shrew

Performing the Defiant Female Voice

  • Author: A. Kamaralli
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137291516
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 250
  • View: 5199
DOWNLOAD NOW »
An investigation of the many ways that Shakespeare uses the defiant voice of the shrew. Kamaralli explores how modern performance practice negotiates the possibilities for staging these characters who refuse to conform to standards of acceptable behaviour for women, but are among Shakespeare's bravest, wisest and most vivid creations.