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The First Quarto of King Richard III

The First Quarto of King Richard III

  • Author: William Shakespeare
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521418188
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 190
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The text of the quarto is accompanied by a collation of variant readings and substantial textual notes. An important element of this edition is the history of what happened to the text on tour. Using examples of touring practice of the past 400 years, the introduction shows how the actors' involvement helped to produce the text we have.

King Richard II.

King Richard II.

  • Author: William Shakespeare
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 158
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King Richard II

King Richard II

  • Author: William Shakespeare,Andrew Gurr
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521532485
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 238
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Lively, instructive access to Shakespeare's rich and complex works.

The First Part of King Henry VI

The First Part of King Henry VI

  • Author: William Shakespeare,Michael Hattaway
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 052129634X
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 210
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Shakespeare's plays about the reign of Henry VI were for a long time undervalued, but a recent series of outstanding productions by the Royal Shakespeare Company and others has demonstrated their theatrical vitality. This is the first major edition in over twenty-five years. It takes account of recent discoveries concerning Shakespeare's early career and the problems of authorship, and pays particular attention to recent theatrical history. This textually authoritative edition reveals King Henry VI as a dramatically innovative and politically radical account of key events in the Hundred Years War.

The Practical Shakespeare

The Practical Shakespeare

The Plays in Practice and on the Page

  • Author: Colin Butler
  • Publisher: Ohio University Press
  • ISBN: 0821416219
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 205
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A comprehensive treatment of Shakespeare's plays in clear prose, The Practical Shakespeare: The Plays in Practice and on the Page illuminates for a general audience how and why the plays work so well.Noting in detail the practical and physical limitations the Bard faced as he worked out the logistics of his plays, Colin Butler demonstrates how Shakespeare incorporated and exploited those limitations to his advantage: his management of entrances and exits; his characterization technique; his handling of scenes off stage; his control of audience responses; his organization of major scenes; and his use of prologues and choruses. A different aspect of the plays is covered in each chapter?and all chapters are free-standing, for separate consultation. For easy access, chapters also are subdivided, and each part has its own heading. Butler draws most of his examples from mainstream plays, such as Macbeth, Othello, and Much Ado About Nothing. He brings special focus to A Midsummer Night's Dream, which is treated as one of Shakespeare's most important plays. Butler supports his major points with quotations, so readers can understand an issue even if they are unfamiliar with the particular play being discussed. The author also cross-references dramatic devices among plays, increasing enjoyment and understanding of Shakespeare's achievements. Clear, jargon-free, easy-to-use, and comprehensive, The Practical Shakespeare looks to the elements of stagecraft and playwriting as a conduit for students, teachers, and general audiences to engage with, understand, and appreciate the genius of Shakespeare. Colin Butler, previously the head of an English department at a British grammar school, lives in Canterbury, England, where he writes on literary subjects.

King Richard III

King Richard III

  • Author: Linzy Brady,Rex Gibson,Jane Coles,Vicki Wienand,Richard Andrews
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107615577
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 280
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Presents the full text of the famous William Shakespeare play and includes classroom activities, endnotes, and guidance for essay writing on the stagecraft, writing, language, and themes of the play.

Shakespeare's Arguments with History

Shakespeare's Arguments with History

  • Author: R. Knowles
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1403913641
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 235
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Argument was the basis of Renaissance education; both rhetoric and dialectic permeated early modern humanist culture, including drama. This study approaches Shakespeare's history plays by analyzing the use of argument in the plays and examining the importance of argument in Renaissance culture. Knowles shows how analysis of arguments of speech and action take us to the core of the plays, in which Shakespeare interrogates the nature of political morality and truth as grounded in the history of what men do and say.

The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare's History Plays

The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare's History Plays

  • Author: Cambridge University Press
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521775397
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 283
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The New Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare

The New Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare

  • Author: Margreta De Grazia,Stanley Wells
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521886325
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 360
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Twenty-one essays provide lively and authoritative approaches to the literary, historical, cultural and performative aspects of Shakespeare works.

The Second Part of King Henry VI

The Second Part of King Henry VI

  • Author: William Shakespeare
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139835165
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: N.A
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Shakespeare's plays about the reign of Henry VI, written at the beginning of his career, were for a long time undervalued. This was because of doubts about their authorship and because of the difficulties of determining their theatrical provenance. However, a series of outstanding productions by the Royal Shakespeare Company and other companies has demonstrated their theatrical vitality, their conventions have been better understood in the light of new critical methods, and their innovative and sceptical questioning of Elizabethan orthodoxies has been viewed in the light of revisionist readings of the history of Shakespeare's own times. This 1991 edition of The Second Part of King Henry VI takes account of discoveries concerning Shakespeare's early career, and pays particular attention to recent theatrical history, relating readings generated by modern performances to ideologically positioned accounts of the history and politics of Shakespeare's age.