Shakespeare and His Authors

Indeed, more generally, bardic ignorance is at work in a new conception of
authorship, and therefore even of Literature itself, which has come to characterize
the period's literary culture: the Shakespearean author as the centre and the ...

Shakespeare and His Authors

Author: William Leahy

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441148361

Page: 190

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The Shakespeare Authorship question - the question of who wrote Shakespeare's plays and who the man we know as Shakespeare was - is a subject which fascinates millions of people the world over and can be seen as a major cultural phenomenon. However, much discussion of the question exists on the very margins of academia, deemed by most Shakespearean academics as unimportant or, indeed, of interest only to conspiracy theorists. Yet, many academics find the Authorship question interesting and worthy of analysis in theoretical and philosophical terms. This collection brings together leading literary and cultural critics to explore the Authorship question as a social, cultural and even theological phenomenon and consider it in all its rich diversity and significance.

The Case for Shakespeare

Demonstrates that William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon really did write the plays and poems attributed to him via a literary forensics case that puts all other authorship theories to rest.

The Case for Shakespeare

Author: Scott McCrea

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275985271

Page: 280

View: 166

Demonstrates that William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon really did write the plays and poems attributed to him via a literary forensics case that puts all other authorship theories to rest.

Shakespeare Co author

This is combined with a survey of the types of methodology used since the early nineteenth century to identify co-authorship, and a critical evaluation of some 'stylometric' techniques.Part Two is devoted to detailed analyses of the five ...

Shakespeare  Co author

Author: Brian Vickers

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199269167

Page: 558

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No issue in Shakespeare studies is more important than determining what he wrote. For over two centuries scholars have discussed the evidence that Shakespeare worked with co-authors on several plays, and have used a variety of methods to differentiate their contributions from his. In this wide-ranging study, Brian Vickers takes up and extends these discussions, presenting compelling evidence that Shakespeare wrote Titus Andronicus together with George Peele, Timon of Athens with Thomas Middleton, Pericles with George Wilkins, and Henry VIII and The Two Noble Kinsmen with John Fletcher. In Part One Vickers reviews the standard processes of co-authorship as they can be reconstructed from documents connected with the Elizabethan stage, and shows that every major, and most minor dramatists in the Elizabethan, Jacobean, and Caroline theatres collaborated in getting plays written and staged. This is combined with a survey of the types of methodology used since the early nineteenth century to identify co-authorship, and a critical evaluation of some 'stylometric' techniques. Part Two is devoted to detailed analyses of the five collaborative plays, discussing every significant case made for and against Shakespeare's co-authorship. Synthesizing two centuries of discussion, Vickers reveals a solidly based scholarly tradition, building on and extending previous work, identifying the co-authors' contributions in increasing detail. The range and quantity of close verbal analysis brought together in Shakespeare, Co-Author present a compelling case to counter those 'conservators' of Shakespeare who maintain that he is the sole author of his plays.

Shakespeare and His Contemporaries

Shakespeare belonged to a talented and influential group of writers, poets and dramatists, all of whom are illustrated throughout with portraits, engravings and documents, showing how these writers saw themselves, and how Elizabethan ...

Shakespeare and His Contemporaries

Author: Charles Nicholl

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 112

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Shakespeare belonged to a talented and influential group of writers, poets and dramatists, all of whom are illustrated throughout with portraits, engravings and documents, showing how these writers saw themselves, and how Elizabethan society valued literary talent as well

William Shakespeare

Who was William Shakespeare?

William Shakespeare

Author: Anthony Holden

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349141398

Page: 384

View: 652

Who was William Shakespeare? How did the 'rude groom' from Stratford grow up to be the greatest poet the world has known? Not for a generation, since the late Anthony Burgess's SHAKESPEARE (1970), has there been anything approaching a popular, mainstream biography of the greatest and most celebrated writer. Yet Shakespeare's life was as colourful, varied and dramatic as his works: the Warwickshire country boy who 'disappeared' for seven years before fetching up in London as an apprentice actor...whose fellow players could scarcely keep up with the plays he turned out for them...who rapidly became a favourite at the court of Elizabeth I...and returned to Stratford a prosperous 'gentleman', proud to realise his father's dream of a family coat of arms, before his death at 52. Anthony Holden brilliantly interleaves the poets own words with the known facts to breathe new life into a story never before told in such absorbing detail. 'The perfect blend of erudition and accessibility' - the Daily Telegraph's verdict on Holden's life of Tchaikovsky - applies equally to his revealing, very human portrait of Shakespeare.

Spanish Studies in Shakespeare and His Contemporaries

Editing ( and Revering ) National Authors : Shakespeare and Cervantes Jesus
Tronch Perez THIS CHAPTER SEEKS TO ANSWER THE QUESTION OF
WHETHER THE editing of Shakespeare is different from that of another national
author in ...

Spanish Studies in Shakespeare and His Contemporaries

Author: Jose Manuel Gonzalez

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 9780874139037

Page: 327

View: 626

Spanish Studies in Shakespeare and His Contemporaries offers aselection of the most significant studies on Shakespeare and hiscontemporaries from a variety of perspectives in order to present a freshand inclusive vision of Shakespearean criticism in Spain to reach aworldwide readership. Plurality, maturity, and diversity are itsoutstanding characteristics as the transition has given shape to newcritical attitudes, readings, and approaches in the analysis and study ofShakespeare in the new Spain.

Living with Shakespeare

Together these essays provide a fresh appreciation of Shakespeare’s works as a living legacy to be read, seen, performed, adapted, revised, wrestled with, and embraced by creative professionals and lay enthusiasts alike.

Living with Shakespeare

Author: Susannah Carson

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307743403

Page: 528

View: 653

Why Shakespeare? What explains our continued fascination with his poems and plays? In Living with Shakespeare, Susannah Carson invites forty actors, directors, scholars, and writers to reflect on why his work is still such a vital part of our culture. We hear from James Earl Jones on reclaiming Othello as a tragic hero, Julie Taymor on turning Prospero into Prospera, Camille Paglia on teaching the plays to actors, F. Murray Abraham on gaining an audience’s sympathy for Shylock, Sir Ben Kingsley on communicating Shakespeare’s ideas through performance, Germaine Greer on the playwright’s home life, Dame Harriet Walter on the complexity of his heroines, Brian Cox on social conflict in his time and ours, Jane Smiley on transposing King Lear to Iowa in A Thousand Acres, and Sir Antony Sher on feeling at home in Shakespeare’s language. Together these essays provide a fresh appreciation of Shakespeare’s works as a living legacy to be read, seen, performed, adapted, revised, wrestled with, and embraced by creative professionals and lay enthusiasts alike. F. Murray Abraham ● Isabel Allende ● Cicely Berry ● Eve Best ● Eleanor Brown ● Stanley Cavell ● Karin Coonrod ● Brian Cox ● Peter David ● Margaret Drabble ● Dominic Dromgoole ● David Farr ● Fiasco Theater ● Ralph Fiennes ● Angus Fletcher ● James Franco ● Alan Gordon ● Germaine Greer ● Barry John ● James Earl Jones ● Sir Ben Kingsley ● Maxine Hong Kingston ● Rory Kinnear ● J. D. McClatchy ● Conor McCreery ● Tobias Menzies ● Joyce Carol Oates ● Camille Paglia ● James Prosek ● Richard Scholar ● Sir Antony Sher ● Jane Smiley ● Matt Sturges ● Julie Taymor ● Eamonn Walker ● Dame Harriet Walter ● Bill Willingham ● Jess Winfield

The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare in Ten Volumes The author s life Dr Johnson s preface Some account of the learning of Shakespeare Tempest Two gentlemen of Verona Merry wives of Windsor

These critics , and many others their coadjutors , have supposed themselves able
to trace Shakespeare in the writings of the ancients ; and have sometimes
persuaded us of their own learning , whatever became of their author ' s .
Plagiarisms ...

The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare  in Ten Volumes  The author s life  Dr  Johnson s preface  Some account of the learning of Shakespeare  Tempest  Two gentlemen of Verona  Merry wives of Windsor

Author: William Shakespeare

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Shakespeare by Another Name

" This groundbreaking book tells the story of de Vere's action-packed life-as Renaissance man, spendthrift, courtier, wit, student, scoundrel, patron, military adventurer, and, above all, prolific ghostwriter-finding in it the background ...

Shakespeare by Another Name

Author: Mark Anderson

Publisher: Untreed Reads

ISBN: 1611871786

Page: 667

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The debate over the true author of the Shakespeare canon has raged for centuries. Astonishingly little evidence supports the traditional belief that Will Shakespeare, the actor and businessman from Stratford-upon-Avon, was the author. Legendary figures such as Mark Twain, Walt Whitman and Sigmund Freud have all expressed grave doubts that an uneducated man who apparently owned no books and never left England wrote plays and poems that consistently reflect a learned and well-traveled insider's perspective on royal courts and the ancient feudal nobility. Recent scholarship has turned to Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford-an Elizabethan court playwright known to have written in secret and who had ample means, motive and opportunity to in fact have assumed the "Shakespeare" disguise. "Shakespeare" by Another Name is the literary biography of Edward de Vere as "Shakespeare." This groundbreaking book tells the story of de Vere's action-packed life-as Renaissance man, spendthrift, courtier, wit, student, scoundrel, patron, military adventurer, and, above all, prolific ghostwriter-finding in it the background material for all of The Bard's works. Biographer Mark Anderson incorporates a wealth of new evidence, including de Vere's personal copy of the Bible (in which de Vere underlines scores of passages that are also prominent Shakespearean biblical references).

Shakespeare

The superb text is accompanied by scene after breathtaking scene of Robert Ingpen's dramatic and stunning illustrations. This is a book in which Shakespeare lives

Shakespeare

Author: Michael Rosen

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780744555813

Page: 96

View: 861

What's so special about Shakespeare? What do we actually know about him? What was it like to live in Shakespeare's time? These are just a few of the questions addressed in this compelling book by award-winning author and lifelong Shakespeare fan, Michael Rosen. As well as facts about the bard's life, the theatre of his day and the Elizabethan era in general, Rosen provides lively studies of four major plays Macbeth, A Midsummer Night's Dream, King Lear and The Tempest - and a fascinating analysis of a scene from Romeo and Juliet. The superb text is accompanied by scene after breathtaking scene of Robert Ingpen's dramatic and stunning illustrations. This is a book in which Shakespeare lives

Shakespeare the Thinker

Offers a critical analysis of the themes, ideas, and preoccupation exemplified in the body of Shakespeare's work, including the nature of motive, cause, personal identity and relation, the status of imagination, ethics and subjectivity, and ...

Shakespeare the Thinker

Author: Anthony David Nuttall

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300119283

Page: 428

View: 376

Offers a critical analysis of the themes, ideas, and preoccupation exemplified in the body of Shakespeare's work, including the nature of motive, cause, personal identity and relation, the status of imagination, ethics and subjectivity, and language and its capacity to occlude and communicate, in a study that emphasizes the link between great literature and its social and historical matrix.

Shakespeare s Lives

A chronicle of Shakespeare's life and image as it has been interpreted by almost four centuries of biography and criticism First published twenty years ago, this witty and learned book--now completely revised and updated--follows the quest ...

Shakespeare s Lives

Author: Samuel Schoenbaum

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198186182

Page: 612

View: 788

A chronicle of Shakespeare's life and image as it has been interpreted by almost four centuries of biography and criticism

Shakespeare in the Eighteenth Century

This book examines Shakespeare's influence and popularity in all aspects of eighteenth-century literature, culture and society.

Shakespeare in the Eighteenth Century

Author: Fiona Ritchie

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521898609

Page: 454

View: 874

Examines Shakespeare's influence and popularity in all aspects of eighteenth-century literature, culture and society.

Jane Austen and William Shakespeare

This volume explores the multiple connections between the two most canonical authors in English, Jane Austen and William Shakespeare.

Jane Austen and William Shakespeare

Author: Marina Cano

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030256898

Page: 415

View: 941

This volume explores the multiple connections between the two most canonical authors in English, Jane Austen and William Shakespeare. The collection reflects on the historical, literary, critical and filmic links between the authors and their fates. Considering the implications of the popular cult of Austen and Shakespeare, the essays are interdisciplinary and comparative: ranging from Austen’s and Shakespeare’s biographies to their presence in the modern vampire saga Twilight, passing by Shakespearean echoes in Austen’s novels and the authors’ afterlives on the improv stage, in wartime cinema, modern biopics and crime fiction. The volume concludes with an account of the Exhibition “Will & Jane” at the Folger Shakespeare Library, which literally brought the two authors together in the autumn of 2016. Collectively, the essays mark and celebrate what we have called the long-standing “love affair” between William Shakespeare and Jane Austen—over 200 years and counting.

Shakespeare s Ghost Writers

Thus, again and again, the plays themselves can be seen to dramatize questions
raised in the authorship controversy: who wrote this? did someone else have a
hand in it? is the apparent author the real author? is the official version to be ...

Shakespeare s Ghost Writers

Author: Marjorie Garber

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135154899

Page: 352

View: 686

First Published in 2010. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Shakespeare

Looks at the life, career, works, and influence of William Shakespeare.

Shakespeare

Author: Stanley W. Wells

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195160932

Page: 442

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Looks at the life, career, works, and influence of William Shakespeare.

Quoting Shakespeare

In this way, Quoting Shakespeare insists that literary production and reception are both integral to a historical approach to literature.

Quoting Shakespeare

Author: Douglas Bruster

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803213036

Page: 268

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William Shakespeare is perhaps the most frequently quoted author of the English-speaking world. His plays, in turn, "quote" a wide variety of sources, from books and ballads to persons and events. In this dynamic study of Shakespeare's plays, Douglas Bruster demonstrates that such borrowing can illuminate the world in which Shakespeare and his contemporary playwrights lived and worked, while also shedding light on later cultures that quote his plays. In contrast to the New Historicism's sometimes arbitrary linkage of literary works with elements drawn from the surrounding culture, Quoting Shakespeare focuses on the resources that writers used in making their works. Bruster shows how this borrowing can give us valuable insight into the cultural, historical, and political positions of writers and their works. Because Shakespeare's plays have often been quoted by other writers, this study also examines what subsequent uses of Shakespeare's plays reveal about the writers and cultures that use them. In this way, Quoting Shakespeare insists that literary production and reception are both integral to a historical approach to literature.

Rethinking Shakespeare Source Study

This book asks new questions about how and why Shakespeare engages with source material, and about what should be counted as sources in Shakespeare studies.

Rethinking Shakespeare Source Study

Author: Dennis Austin Britton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780367591823

Page: 336

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This book asks new questions about how and why Shakespeare engages with source material, and about what should be counted as sources in Shakespeare studies. The essays demonstrate that source study remains an indispensable mode of inquiry for understanding Shakespeare, his authorship and audiences, and early modern gender, racial, and class relations, as well as for considering how new technologies have and will continue to redefine our understanding of the materials Shakespeare used to compose his plays. Although source study has been used in the past to construct a conservative view of Shakespeare and his genius, the volume argues that a rethought Shakespearean source study provides opportunities to examine models and practices of cultural exchange and memory, and to value specific cultures and difference. Informed by contemporary approaches to literature and culture, the essays revise conceptions of sources and intertextuality to include terms like "haunting," "sustainability," "microscopic sources," "contamination," "fragmentary circulation" and "cultural conservation." They maintain an awareness of the heterogeneity of cultures along lines of class, religious affiliation, and race, seeking to enhance the opportunity to register diverse ideas and frameworks imported from foreign material and distant sources. The volume not only examines print culture, but also material culture, theatrical paradigms, generic assumptions, and oral narratives. It considers how digital technologies alter how we find sources and see connections among texts. This book asserts that how critics assess and acknowledge Shakespeare's sources remains interpretively and politically significant; source study and its legacy continues to shape the image of Shakespeare and his authorship. The collection will be valuable to those interested in the relationships between Shakespeare's work and other texts, those seeking to understand how the legacy of source study has shaped Shakespeare as a cultural phenomenon, and those studying source study, early modern authorship, implications of digital tools in early modern studies, and early modern literary culture.

Shakespeare National Poet Playwright

that for all his achievement Malone ends up institutionalizing a problem , which
prevails today : caught up in the cultural process of authenticating “ Shakespeare
” as an author , Malone ends up falsifying the historical record by printing the ...

Shakespeare  National Poet Playwright

Author: Patrick Cheney

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521839235

Page: 319

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