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Timon of Athens with Thomas Middleton

Brian Vickers

in Shakespeare, Co-Author: A Historical Study of Five Collaborative Plays

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199269167
eISBN:
9780191699368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269167.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter reports the history of Timon of Athens and its authorship. Since the play's represented action was not as violent as Titus Andronicus, it offended fewer critics. Middleton also wrote The ... More


Plot and Character in Co-Authored Plays: Problems of Co-ordination

Brian Vickers

in Shakespeare, Co-Author: A Historical Study of Five Collaborative Plays

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199269167
eISBN:
9780191699368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269167.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter demonstrates that co-authorship can be seen just as clearly in the treatment of character and motive as in language. In considering Shakespeare's co-authorship of the five plays ... More


Looking Two Ways at Once in Timon of Athens

James Kuzner

in Shakespeare as a Way of Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823269938
eISBN:
9780823269976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823269938.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter reflects on the cognitive value that reading Shakespeare can have. In particular, I show how one of his late plays, Timon of Athens, is informed by a skepticism that induces a wrenching ... More


Shakespeare, Co-Author: A Historical Study of Five Collaborative Plays

Brian Vickers

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199269167
eISBN:
9780191699368
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269167.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

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, ... More


Authorship in English Renaissance Drama

Brian Vickers

in Shakespeare, Co-Author: A Historical Study of Five Collaborative Plays

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199269167
eISBN:
9780191699368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269167.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter discusses five plays by Shakespeare, namely Titus Andronicus, Timon of Athens, Pericles, King Henry VIII, and The Two Noble Kinsmen. It is a curious fact that the theatrical and ... More


Staging Hospitality: Shakespeare

James A. W. Heffernan

in Hospitality and Treachery in Western Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300195583
eISBN:
9780300206845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300195583.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses hospitable practices in the plays of Shakespeare, considering cases of murderous guests to the staging of hospitality. It begins with ruinous entertaining in Timon of Athens; ... More


Authority

Neema Parvini

in Shakespeare's Moral Compass

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474432870
eISBN:
9781474453745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474432870.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter argues that Shakespeare’s response to the moral foundation of authority is not located in the speeches of his political leaders, because authority is not synonymous with power. Authority ... More


Defining Shakespeare

MACD. P. JACKSON

in Defining Shakespeare: Pericles as Test Case

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199260508
eISBN:
9780191717635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260508.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

For various reasons, attempts to establish ‘who wrote what’ have lost their former allure. The Cambridge editors of A Funeral Elegy, Titus Andronicus, 1 Henry VI, and Timon of Athens regard ... More


Shakespeare’s Bitter Fool: The Politics and Aesthetics of Free Speech

David Hershinow

in Shakespeare and the Truth-Teller: Confronting the Cynic Ideal

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474439572
eISBN:
9781474477017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439572.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 3 argues that Shakespeare exposes the formal underpinnings of the fantasy of unstoppable individual critical agency through his depiction of wise fools. In Twelfth Night, Timon of Athens, and ... More


Sanctity

Neema Parvini

in Shakespeare's Moral Compass

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474432870
eISBN:
9781474453745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474432870.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter examines the link between sin and dirtiness, disease or contagion in Shakespeare by looking at some key examples in King Lear, Timon of Athens, Othello, Richard III, Hamlet,Othello, and ... More


Shakespeare’s Thing of Nothing

Henry S. Turner

in The Corporate Commonwealth: Pluralism and Political Fictions in England, 1516-1651

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226363356
eISBN:
9780226363493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226363493.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter turns to Shakespeare’s theatrical company, the Chamberlain’s–King’s Men, one of the most successful joint-stock companies of the Renaissance period. Drawing on recent scholarship on ... More


Shakespeare and the Truth-Teller: Confronting the Cynic Ideal

David Hershinow

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474439572
eISBN:
9781474477017
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439572.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Truth-Teller makes the case that Shakespeare repeatedly responds to sixteenth-century debates over the revolutionary potential of Cynic critical activity—debates that persist in later centuries ... More


Conclusion

Charlotte Scott

in Shakespeare's Nature: From Cultivation to Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199685080
eISBN:
9780191765360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685080.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Drama

This Conclusion draws together the major arguments of the book and the ways in which the beginning of the seventeenth century exposes changing attitudes to the landscape. Re-evaluating some of the ... More


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