Shakespeare Criticism in the Twentieth Century by Michael TaylorShakespeare Criticism in the Twentieth Century by Michael Taylor

Shakespeare Criticism in the Twentieth Century

byMichael Taylor

Paperback | February 1, 2001

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Oxford Shakespeare Topics (General Editors Peter Holland and Stanley Wells) provide students, teachers, and interested readers with short books on important aspects of Shakespeare criticism and scholarship, including some general anthologies relating to Shakespeare.Shakespeare Criticism in the Twentieth Century traces the reception of Shakespeare in the critical literature from the end of Victorianism to the present day. It charts a course through the turbulent waters of the twentieth century's intense and prolific engagement with Shakespeare, dramatist andpoet. This is not an exhaustive history: its aim is to describe the place of the major Shakespeare critics in the schools and movements of their times. Following an introductory overview of the major trends in Shakespeare criticism in their embattled state in the twentieth century, later chapterstake up the various strands of this criticism in a more expansive manner. While recognizing that these strands work from genuine differences of principle and methodology, Taylor points out connections, parallels, and echoes between and among the critical approaches. The book ranges widely across theplays and poems, and canvasses all stages of Shakespeare's career.

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Professor, University of New Brunswick, 1975-93 (retired). Editor of Middleton: Four City Comedies (OWC, 1995); author of sections in Wells, ed., Shakespeare: Select Bibliographical Guide (OUP 1990] and Wells, ed., English Drama: Select Bibliographical Guide (OUP 1975); and author of numerous articles on Shakespeare, Renaissance dram...
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Title:Shakespeare Criticism in the Twentieth CenturyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 7.99 × 5.31 × 0.67 inPublished:February 1, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198711840

ISBN - 13:9780198711841

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Table of Contents

PrefaceList of Illustrations1. Introduction2. The Age of Bradley3. Formalist Criticism of Shakespeare4. Shakespeare in the Theatre (and the Theatre in Shakespeare)5. Shakespeare in History and History in Shakespeare6. Shakespeare from the MarginsNotesList of Works ConsultedIndex

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`Review from previous edition [Of first batch of titles from series];'a new series of handsomely produced volumes. . . . [Of Staging in Shakespeare's Theatres:] students could not wish for a better introduction to the resources and conventions of the original Globe than the opening chapters . . . Shakespeare and Eastern Europe by Zdenek Stribrny is full of interest .. . [Of Shakespeare's Dramatic Genres:] witty and accessible in style, broad in range but with no sacrifice of depth, equally attuned to the theatrical practice and the literary theory of Shakespeare's time . . . in every respect, it answers to the remit of the series and can be warmly recommendedto both playgoers and students at every level.''Jonathan Bate, Times Literary Supplement