Prefaces To Shakespeare

Author: Tony Tanner
Publisher: Belknap Press
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Prefaces To Shakespeare from the Author: Tony Tanner. When Tony Tanner died in 1998, the world lost a critic who was as sensitive a reader of Jane Austen as he was of Thomas Pynchon, and who wrote with a warmth and clarity that belied his fluency in literary theory. In the final ten years of his life Tanner tackled the largest project any critic in English can take onâe"writing a preface to each of Shakespeareâe(tm)s plays. This collection serves as a comprehensive introduction for the general reader, the greatest and perhaps the last in the line of great introductions to Shakespeare written by such luminaries as Samuel Johnson and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Tanner brings Shakespeare to life, explicating everything from big-picture issues such as the implications of shifts in Elizabethan culture to close readings of Shakespeareâe(tm)s deployment of complex words in his plays. Although these prefaces are written for a general audience, there is much value for the scholar as well. Tanner introduces some of the most significant recent and historical scholarship on Shakespeare to show the reader how certain critics frame large issues in a useful way. This scholarly generosity permits Johnson, Hazlitt, Emerson, Thoreau, Ruskin, Pater, and many others to enter into conversation. The Independent said of the project, âeoeAll of Tannerâe(tm)s life and education had prepared him for this task and the results are magnificentâe"both accessible and erudite.âe

Preface Why Shakespeare Shakespeare And Stratford Upon Avon Theatre In Shakespeare S Time Shakespeare In London Plays Of The 1590s Shakespeare And Comic Form Return To Tragedy The Classical Plays Tragi Comedy Epilogue Chronology Shakespeare S Works Further Reading Index

Author: Stanley Wells
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198718624
Size: 23.98 MB
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Preface Why Shakespeare Shakespeare And Stratford Upon Avon Theatre In Shakespeare S Time Shakespeare In London Plays Of The 1590s Shakespeare And Comic Form Return To Tragedy The Classical Plays Tragi Comedy Epilogue Chronology Shakespeare S Works Further Reading Index from the Author: Stanley Wells. Looking at his early life and education, this title explores Shakespeare's social and intellectual background and the literary traditions on which he drew. Examining the theatres and theatrical profession of the time, it also considers how Shakespeare experienced this world, both as an actor and as a writer. Examining Shakespeare's narrative poems, sonnets, and all of his plays, this VSI outlines their sources, style, and originality over the course of Shakespeare's career, to consider the fundamental impact his work has had for subsequent generations.

Preface To Shakespeare Easyread Large Edition

Author: Samuel Johnson
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1442928476
Size: 22.49 MB
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Preface To Shakespeare Easyread Large Edition from the Author: Samuel Johnson. Books for All Kinds of Readers. ReadHowYouWant offers the widest selection of on-demand, accessible format editions on the market today. Our 7 different sizes of EasyRead are optimized by increasing the font size and spacing between the words and the letters. We partner with leading publishers around the globe. Our goal is to have accessible editions simultaneously released with publishers' new books so that all readers can have access to the books they want to read.

A Preface To Shakespeare S Tragedies

Author: Michael Mangan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317880765
Size: 49.84 MB
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A Preface To Shakespeare S Tragedies from the Author: Michael Mangan. This book is a study of four of Shakespeare's major tragedies - "Hamlet", "Othello", "King Lear" and "Macbeth". It looks at these plays in a variety of contexts - both in isolation and in relation to each other and to the cultural, ideological, social and political contexts which produced them.