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Staging Shakespeare's Late Plays

Roger Warren

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128779
eISBN:
9780191671692
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128779.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Shakespeare's late plays – Pericles, Cymbeline, The Winter's Tale, and The Tempest – have provoked a great deal of interest in the modern theatre. In this book, the author draws upon extensive ... More


Introduction

Roger Warren

in Staging Shakespeare's Late Plays

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128779
eISBN:
9780191671692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128779.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

In the autumn of 1984, Peter Hall, the then Director of the National Theatre, publicized that Shakespeare's late plays – Pericles, Cymbeline, and The Winter's Tale – would be staged at the smallest ... More


Contexts and Beginnings

Roger Warren

in Staging Shakespeare's Late Plays

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128779
eISBN:
9780191671692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128779.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Because the last three plays that Shakespeare wrote – Cymbeline, The Winter's Tale, and The Tempest – seem to have a stronger closeness than other groups of Shakespeare's plays (with the exception of ... More


Spiritual Journeys: Cymbeline

Roger Warren

in Staging Shakespeare's Late Plays

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128779
eISBN:
9780191671692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128779.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The rehearsals for Cymbeline indeed provided opportunities for analysis, as Peter Hall's means of interpretation were suitable for examining the sight (or the design) and the sound (or the spoken ... More


From Myth to Drama

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/9780198183242.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter discusses the success of William Shakespeare in rewriting drama based on Ovid's Metamorphoses. It suggests that Shakespeare has refined his skills in the writing of narrative and his ... More


Nationalizing the Corpus

Michael Dobson

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

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183235
eISBN:
9780191673979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183235.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Poetry

This chapter considers the covert rewriting of the national past in which David Garrick's own adaptations participate, examining the mid-18th century's preferred stage versions of, in particular, The ... More


Introduction

Simon Palfrey

in Late Shakespeare: A New World of Words

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186892
eISBN:
9780191674600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186892.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about William Shakespeare's late romances. This book provides a close analysis of these romances including Pericles, Prince of ... More


Body Language at Court

Simon Palfrey

in Late Shakespeare: A New World of Words

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186892
eISBN:
9780191674600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186892.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter examines the politics and body language in William Shakespeare's romance Cymbeline. It suggests that Shakespeare's romances play off conventional uses of political analogy, twisting and ... More


‘Sad stories chanced in the times of old’: The Book in Performance in Titus Andronicus and Cymbeline

Charlotte Scott

in Shakespeare and the Idea of the Book

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199212101
eISBN:
9780191705878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212101.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Within the sum of William Shakespeare’s drama, a specific material book appears in only two plays, Titus Andronicus and Cymbeline. In both plays it is Ovid’s Metamorphoses, and the text is the rape ... More


The Course of Recognition in Cymbeline

Matthew James Smith

in Face-to-Face in Shakespearean Drama: Ethics, Performance, Philosophy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474435680
eISBN:
9781474465014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474435680.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

It is common for scholars to describe the recognition scene (anagnorisis) described as an event of moral reconciliation, but few have reflected on the philosophical stakes involved in grounding ... More


Aesthetic Judgment and the Audience in Cymbeline

Seth Lerer

in Shakespeare's Lyric Stage: Myth, Music, and Poetry in the Last Plays

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226582405
eISBN:
9780226582689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226582689.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter presents Cymbeline as a play that dramatizes tensions between lyrical performance and the bad audience. Focusing on the figure of Cloten, the chapter sees him as a kind of Midas-like ... More


Shakespeare and Biography

David Bevington

in The Edinburgh Companion to Shakespeare and the Arts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635238
eISBN:
9780748652297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635238.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter addresses the question on whether a Shakespearean ‘real life’ can be legitimately extracted from his books. Biographical interpretation of Shakespeare's works earned a bad reputation in ... More


Acknowledgment and Confession in Cymbeline

Sarah Beckwith

in Shakespeare and the Grammar of Forgiveness

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449789
eISBN:
9780801460623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449789.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter examines acknowledgment and confession in William Shakespeare's Cymbeline. More specifically, it considers Shakespeare's exploration of the grammar of remorse, acknowledgment, and the ... More


Promising, Forgiving

Sarah Beckwith

in Shakespeare and the Grammar of Forgiveness

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449789
eISBN:
9780801460623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449789.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book explores the grammar of forgiveness in Willliam Shakespeare's late, post-tragic plays: Pericles, Cymbeline, The Winter's Tale, and The Tempest. In these works, the book analyzes the ... More


A British People: Cymbeline and the Anglo-Scottish Union Issue

Marie Theresa O’Connor

in Shakespeare and the Law: A Conversation among Disciplines and Professions

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226924939
eISBN:
9780226924946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924946.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The defeat of King James VI and I's project to unite Scotland and England into Britain is interpreted by critics to be the allegorical equivalent of Cymbeline's protagonist, Posthumus. Possibly it ... More


Shakespeare’s Second Future: Anticipatory Nostalgia in Cymbeline

J. K. Barret

in Untold Futures: Time and Literary Culture in Renaissance England

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702365
eISBN:
9781501705878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702365.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines Shakespeare’s Cymbeline, drawing on vocabulary and concepts from early modern grammatical treatises to chart characters’ competing approaches to time through statements that ... More


Imminent Futures: Absent Art and Improvised Rhyme in Antony and Cleopatra and Cymbeline

J. K. Barret

in Untold Futures: Time and Literary Culture in Renaissance England

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702365
eISBN:
9781501705878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702365.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter considers two plays—Antony and Cleopatra and Cymbeline—in which artistic forms, whether absent and fleeting or, conversely, too permanent, organize Shakespeare’s investigations. It ... More


“To Stride a Limit”: Imperium, Crisis, and Accommodation in Shakespeare's Cymbeline and Pericles

Bradin Cormack

in A Power to Do Justice: Jurisdiction, English Literature, and the Rise of Common Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226116242
eISBN:
9780226116259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226116259.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Focusing on William Shakespeare's Pericles (1609) and Cymbeline (ca. 1610), this chapter explores a virtual jurisdiction constitutive of empire. Shakespearean romantic tragicomedy emerges here as an ... More


Discrepant emotional awareness in Shakespeare

R. S. White and Ciara Rawnsley

in The Renaissance of emotion: Understanding affect in Shakespeare and his contemporaries

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719090783
eISBN:
9781781708866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090783.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The suggestive phrase ‘discrepant awareness’ was coined in 1960 by Bertrand Evans to explore the ways in which Shakespeare presents differences in knowledge and understanding between characters, and ... More


Shakespeare’s late style

Bart van Es

in Shakespeare in Company

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199569311
eISBN:
9780191744945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569311.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The argument having been made that Shakespeare grew institutionally more distant from his actors, this chapter advances the thesis that fellow poets came closer as the players drew back. In this ... More


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