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Shakespeare and South Africa

David Johnson

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183150
eISBN:
9780191673955
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183150.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This book is a study of the teaching and criticism of William Shakespeare in South Africa from the early nineteenth century to the present day, covering a number of key historical moments in the ... More


The History Play Reformed: 1 and 2 Henry IV and Henry V

David Womersley

in Divinity and State

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199255641
eISBN:
9780191719615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255641.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Chapter 11 argues that the catalyst in Shakespeare's resolution of the formal difficulties which had characterized the middle phase of his career as a historical playwright was an insight he derived ... More


Individuating Shakespeare's Experience: Biography, Chronology, and the Sonnets

Margreta De Grazia

in Shakespeare Verbatim: The Reproduction of Authenticity and the 1790 Apparatus

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117780
eISBN:
9780191671067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117780.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

John Singleton Copley's painting of Charles I's entry into the House of Commons has relevance for this chapter, suggesting how a commitment to authenticity encouraged the differentiation not only of ... More


Authenticating Shakespeare's Text, Life, and Likeness

Margreta De Grazia

in Shakespeare Verbatim: The Reproduction of Authenticity and the 1790 Apparatus

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117780
eISBN:
9780191671067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117780.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Every Shakespearean project Edmond Malone undertook throughout his thirty-five-year career involved the concept of authenticity. In 1780, Malone established without the authenticity of the 1609 ... More


Shakespeare’s Universal Wolf: Studies in Early Modern Reification

Hugh Grady

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198130048
eISBN:
9780191671906
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198130048.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

William Shakespeare was neither a Royalist defender of order and hierarchy nor a consistently radical champion of social equality, but rather simultaneously radical ... More


The 1623 Folio and the Modern Standard Edition

Margreta De Grazia

in Shakespeare Verbatim: The Reproduction of Authenticity and the 1790 Apparatus

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117780
eISBN:
9780191671067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117780.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

A long genealogy separates the first published collection of William Shakespeare's plays, the 1623 First Folio, from standard twentieth-century editions of Shakespeare. The pedigree of each edition ... More


Colonization

Craig Kallendorf

in The Other Virgil: `Pessimistic' Readings of the Aeneid in Early Modern Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199212361
eISBN:
9780191707285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212361.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter develops the connection between the Aeneid and the imperial projects of the 15th and 16th centuries. It was easy for the colonizers to cast themselves in the role of Aeneas and the ... More


Radical Differences: Milton, Shakespeare, Wordsworth

Seamus Perry

in Coleridge and the Uses of Division

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183976
eISBN:
9780191674150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183976.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines English Romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge's criticism on William Shakespeare and John Milton in his book Biographia. His Biographia focused on William Wordsworth, but ... More


Situating Shakespeare in an Historical Period

Margreta De Grazia

in Shakespeare Verbatim: The Reproduction of Authenticity and the 1790 Apparatus

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117780
eISBN:
9780191671067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117780.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Edmond Malone was involved in another project requiring authenticity, though this one was neither Shakespearean nor even literary. What will become increasingly clear, however, is the extent to which ... More


Shakespeare's Entitlement: Literary Property and Discursive Enclosure

Margreta De Grazia

in Shakespeare Verbatim: The Reproduction of Authenticity and the 1790 Apparatus

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117780
eISBN:
9780191671067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117780.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

It is possible to substitute the subject of Edmond Malone's apparatus for that of John Singleton Copley's painting. The privilege the painting assigns specifically to Parliament and by extension to ... More


Monsters, Marvels, and Transport in Les Travailleurs de la mer

Kathryn M. Grossman

in The Later Novels of Victor Hugo: Variations on the Politics and Poetics of Transcendence

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199642953
eISBN:
9780191739231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642953.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Chapter 2 examines the political and poetic universe of Les Travailleurs de la mer (1866) in the light of La Légende des siècles and William Shakespeare as well as Shakespeare’s The Tempest. ... More


Shakespeare and the Idea of the Book

Charlotte Scott

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199212101
eISBN:
9780191705878
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212101.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The ‘book’ — both material and metaphoric — is a recurring theme in William Shakespeare’s plays: it is held by Hamlet as he turns through revenge to madness; buried deep in the mudded ooze by ... More


Introduction: Searching for Shakespeare's Letters

Stewart Alan

in Shakespeare's Letters

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199549276
eISBN:
9780191701504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549276.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book discusses the search for William Shakespeare's letters. However, Edmond Malone and Samuel Ireland were on a wild goosechase, this chapter states, on the trail of the kind of letters that ... More


Shakespeare, Jonson, and the Invention of the Author: Shakespeare Lecture

Ian Donaldson

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 151, 2006 Lectures

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264249
eISBN:
9780191734045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264249.003.0011
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture discusses William Shakespeare and Ben Jonson, who were the two supreme writers of early modern England. It reveals that these two writers were intricately and curiously interwoven. The ... More


Was Shakespeare an Essex Man?: Shakespeare Lecture

JONATHAN BATE

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 162, 2008 Lectures

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264584
eISBN:
9780191734069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264584.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture presents the text of the speech about William Shakespeare's involvement in the 1601 rebellion of the Earl of Essex delivered by the author at the 2008 Shakespeare Lecture held at the ... More


Shakespeare and the Renaissance Ovid

Jonathan Bate

in Shakespeare and Ovid

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183242
eISBN:
9780191673986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183242.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter examines the influence of Roman poet Publius Ovidius Naso (Ovid) on the literary writings of William Shakespeare. Ovid's inspiration of Shakespeare was first recognized in 1598 when ... More


Victor Hugo, William Shakespeare, and the Dynasty of Genius

Ann Jefferson

in Genius in France: An Idea and Its Uses

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160658
eISBN:
9781400852598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160658.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter turns to Victor Hugo's discussions of genius. In taking Shakespeare as his pretext for discussing genius, and setting him alongside the likes of Homer, Aeschylus, Job, Juvenal, Dante, ... More


Travelling Theory: To the Present

David Johnson

in Shakespeare and South Africa

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183150
eISBN:
9780191673955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183150.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter deals with Shakespeare criticism and radical critical theory and explores how this radical theory has travelled to South Africa in the last 25 years. It is based on the conviction that ... More


Shakespeare and the Carriers

Stewart Alan

in Shakespeare's Letters

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199549276
eISBN:
9780191701504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549276.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The Gadshill robbery shows how an unholy alliance between career criminals and their high-ranking protectors preyed on a crucial infrastructure of early modern England that has been largely lost to ... More


Three Experiments with the Shape of Time: Richard III, King John, and Richard II

David Womersley

in Divinity and State

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199255641
eISBN:
9780191719615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255641.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The three history plays Shakespeare composed next—Richard III, King John, and Richard II—constitute a period of experimentation, in which we see the playwright searching for a mode of historical ... More


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