A Companion to Shakespeare's Works: v. I The Tragedies (Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture)

A Companion to Shakespeare's Works: v. I The Tragedies (Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture)

By: Jean E. Howard (editor), Richard Dutton (editor)Paperback

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This four-volume Companion to Shakespeare's Works, compiled as a single entity, offers a uniquely comprehensive snapshot of current Shakespeare criticism. * Brings together new essays from a mixture of younger and more established scholars from around the world - Australia, Canada, France, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. * Examines each of Shakespeare's plays and major poems, using all the resources of contemporary criticism, from performance studies to feminist, historicist, and textual analysis. * Volumes are organized in relation to generic categories: namely the histories, the tragedies, the romantic comedies, and the late plays, problem plays and poems. * Each volume contains individual essays on all texts in the relevant category, as well as more general essays looking at critical issues and approaches more widely relevant to the genre. * Offers a provocative roadmap to Shakespeare studies at the dawning of the twenty-first century. This companion to Shakespeare's tragedies contains original essays on every tragedy from Titus Andronicus to Coriolanus as well as thirteen additional essays on such topics as Shakespeare's Roman tragedies, Shakespeare's tragedies on film, Shakespeare's tragedies of love, Hamlet in performance, and tragic emotion in Shakespeare.

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Jean E. Howard is William E. Ransford Professor of English at Columbia University and a past president of the Shakespeare Association of America. She is an editor of The Norton Shakespeare, and author of, among other works The Stage and Social Struggle in Early Modern England (1994) and, with Phyllis Rackin, of Engendering a Nation: A Feminist Account of Shakespeare's English Histories (1997). Richard Dutton is currently Professor of English at Ohio State University. He is author of Mastering the Revels: the Regulation and Censorship of Renaissance Drama(1991) and Licensing, Censorship and Authorship in Early Modern England:Buggeswords(2000), and editor of the Palgrave Literary Lives series.


Notes on Contributors. Introduction. 1. "A rarity most beloved": Shakespeare and the Idea of Tragedy: David Scott Kastan (Columbia University). 2. The Tragedies Of Shakespeare's Contemporaries: Martin Coyle (Cardiff University). 3. Minds in Company: Shakespearean Tragic Emotions: Kathryn Rowe (Bryn Mawr). 4. The Divided Tragic Hero: Catherine Belsey (Cardiff University). 5. Disjointed Times and Half-Remembered Truths In Shakespearean Tragedy: Philippa Berry (University of Cambridge). 6. Reading Shakespeare's Tragedies of Love: Romeo and Juliet, Othello, and Antony and Cleopatra in Early Modern England: Sasha Roberts (University of Kent). 7.Hamlet Productions Starring Beale, Hawke, and Darling From the Perspectives of Performance History: Bernice W. Kliman (Nassau Community College). 8. Text and Tragedy: Graham Holderness (University of Hertfordshire). 9. Shakespearean Tragedy And Religious Identity: Richard C. McCoy (City University of New York). 10. Shakespeare's Roman Tragedies: Gordon Braden (University of Virginia). 11. Tragedy and Geography: Jerry Brotton (University of London). 12. Classic Film Versions of Shakespeare's Tragedies: A Mirror for the Times: Kenneth S. Rothwell (University of Vermont). 13. Contemporary Film Versions of the Tragedies: Mark Thornton Burnett (Queen's University of Belfast). 14. Titus Andronicus: A Time for Race and Revenge: Ian Smith (Lafayette College). 15. "There is no world without Verona walls": The City in Romeo and Juliet: Naomi Conn Liebler (Montclair State University). 16. "He that thou knowest thine": Friendship and Service in Hamlet: Michael Neill (University of Auckland). 17. Julius Caesar: Rebecca W. Bushnell (University of Pennsylvania). 18. Othello and the Problem of Blackness: Kim F. Hall (Fordham University). 19. King Lear: Kiernan Ryan (University of London). 20. Macbeth, the Present, and the Past: Kate McLuskie (University of Southampton). 21. The Politics of Empathy in Antony and Cleopatra: Jyotsna G. Singh (Michigan State University). 22. Timon of Athens: The Dialectic of Usury, Nihilism, and Art: Hugh Grady (Arcadia University, Pennsylvania). 23. Coriolanus and the Politics of Theatrical Pleasure: Cynthia Marshall (Rhodes College, Memphis). Index

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  • publication date: 02/10/2005
  • ISBN13: 9781405136051
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 504
  • ID: 9781405136051
  • weight: 880
  • ISBN10: 1405136057

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