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Being and Having in Shakespeare

Being and Having in Shakespeare

Katharine Eisaman Maus

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199698004
eISBN:
9780191752001
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698004.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

What is the relation between who a person is, and what he or she has? A number of Shakespeare’s plays engage with this question, elaborating a “poetics of property” centering on questions of ... More

The Bible in Shakespeare

The Bible in Shakespeare

Hannibal Hamlin

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199677610
eISBN:
9780191757105
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677610.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The Bible in Shakespeare is the first full-length critical study of biblical allusion in Shakespeare’s plays. There is no book Shakespeare alludes to more often, more significantly, and ... More

The Biblical Presence in Shakespeare, Milton, and BlakeA Comparative Study

The Biblical Presence in Shakespeare, Milton, and Blake: A Comparative Study

Harold Fisch

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184898
eISBN:
9780191674372
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184898.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Shakespeare Studies

In this book of the poetics of influence, the indebtedness of Shakespeare, Milton, and Blake to a common source, namely the Bible, becomes a powerful tool for displaying three fundamentally different ... More

The Child in Shakespeare

The Child in Shakespeare

Charlotte Scott

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198828556
eISBN:
9780191867088
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198828556.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book examines the child on Shakespeare’s stage. As a life force, an impassioned plea for justice, a legacy, history, memory, or image of love or violence, children are everywhere in ... More

Circumstantial Shakespeare

Circumstantial Shakespeare

Lorna Hutson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199657100
eISBN:
9780191808692
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657100.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Drama

Shakespeare’s characters are thought to be his greatest achievement—imaginatively autonomous, possessed of depth and individuality. This view has survived the deconstruction of ‘Shakespeare as ... More

Defining ShakespearePericles as Test Case

Defining Shakespeare: Pericles as Test Case

MacDonald P. Jackson

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199260508
eISBN:
9780191717635
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260508.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

‘That very great play, Pericles’, as T. S. Eliot called it, poses formidable problems of text and authorship. The first of the Late Romances, it was ascribed to Shakespeare when printed in a quarto ... More

Determining the Shakespeare CanonArden of Faversham and A Lover's Complaint

Determining the Shakespeare Canon: Arden of Faversham and A Lover's Complaint

MacDonald P. Jackson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198704416
eISBN:
9780191795299
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704416.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Drama

This book aims to solve two problems of the Shakespeare canon. It makes the case for adding Arden of Faversham, first published anonymously in 1592, to editions of Shakespeare’s Complete Works, as a ... More

Divinity and State

Divinity and State

David Womersley

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199255641
eISBN:
9780191719615
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255641.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

In 1589 the Privy Council encouraged the Archbishop of Canterbury to take steps to control the theatres, which had offended authority by putting on plays which addressed ‘certen matters of Divinytie ... More

Erotic SubjectsThe Sexuality of Politics in Early Modern English Literature

Erotic Subjects: The Sexuality of Politics in Early Modern English Literature

Melissa E. Sanchez

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199754755
eISBN:
9780199896912
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754755.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Milton Studies

This book demonstrates that if we treat sixteenth- and seventeenth-century erotic literature as part of English political history, both fields of study will look rather different. This important new ... More

The Face of MammonThe Matter of Money in English Renaissance Literature

The Face of Mammon: The Matter of Money in English Renaissance Literature

David Landreth

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199773299
eISBN:
9780199932665
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199773299.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The Face of Mammon studies the gold and silver coins of sixteenth‐century England as they are articulated in literary writing. Landreth argues that the coinage of the sixteenth century ... More

Faith in Shakespeare

Faith in Shakespeare

Richard C. McCoy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199945764
eISBN:
9780199333196
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945764.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Criticism/Theory

Faith in Shakespeare explains what it means to believe in Shakespeare’s plays, exploring how his plots can be both preposterous and gripping and his characters more substantial and ... More

Figuring Sex between Men from Shakespeare to Rochester

Figuring Sex between Men from Shakespeare to Rochester

Paul Hammond

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186922
eISBN:
9780191674617
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186922.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book explores how sexual relationships between men were represented in English literature during the 17th century. The book is built around two principal themes: firstly the literary strategies ... More

Greek Tragic Women on Shakespearean Stages

Greek Tragic Women on Shakespearean Stages

Tanya Pollard

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198793113
eISBN:
9780191835063
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793113.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama, Shakespeare Studies

Greek Tragic Women on Shakespearean Stages argues that ancient Greek plays exerted a powerful and uncharted influence on early modern England’s dramatic landscape. Drawing on original research to ... More

Hamlet’s MomentDrama and Political Knowledge in Early Modern England

Hamlet’s Moment: Drama and Political Knowledge in Early Modern England

András Kiséry

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198746201
eISBN:
9780191808814
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746201.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Hamlet’s Moment reveals how plays written in the first decade of the seventeenth century were shaped by forms of professional political knowledge and the social promises such knowledge held. This ... More

The Invention of SuspicionLaw and Mimesis in Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama

The Invention of Suspicion: Law and Mimesis in Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama

Lorna Hutson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199212439
eISBN:
9780191707209
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212439.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book proposes that certain qualities for which English Renaissance drama is famous, such as what Dryden called its ‘variety and greatness of characters’ and its ‘copiousness and well-knitting of ... More

Late ShakespeareA New World of Words

Late Shakespeare: A New World of Words

Simon Palfrey

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186892
eISBN:
9780191674600
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186892.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Shakespeare's late plays are usually seen in terms of courtliness and escapism. But the critical tradition has been too decorous. Neither neo-Christian pieties nor high-political allegory can account ... More

Loving Justice, Living Shakespeare

Loving Justice, Living Shakespeare

Regina Mara Schwartz

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198795216
eISBN:
9780191839290
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198795216.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Loving Justice, Living Shakespeare asks why love is regarded as the highest human value in some cultural sectors—such as religion, literature and the arts—and is not even on the map in ... More

The Machine in the TextScience and Literature in the Age of Shakespeare and Galileo

The Machine in the Text: Science and Literature in the Age of Shakespeare and Galileo

Howard Marchitello

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199608058
eISBN:
9780191729492
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608058.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The reassessment of the ‘two cultures’ of art and science has been one of the most urgent areas of research in literary and historical studies over the last fifteen years. The early modern period is ... More

The Making of the National PoetShakespeare, Adaptation and Authorship, 1660-1769

The Making of the National Poet: Shakespeare, Adaptation and Authorship, 1660-1769

Michael Dobson

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183235
eISBN:
9780191673979
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183235.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Poetry

The century between the Restoration and David Garrick's Stratford Jubilee saw Shakespeare's promotion from the status of archaic, rustic playwright to that of England's timeless Bard, and with it the ... More

The Modernist ShakespeareCritical Texts in a Material World

The Modernist Shakespeare: Critical Texts in a Material World

Hugh Grady

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183228
eISBN:
9780191673962
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183228.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Criticism/Theory

This is a major study of the history of Shakespeare criticism in the modern era. Every epoch recreates its classic icons — and for literary culture none is more central nor more protean than ... More

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