The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeares Poetry

Hardcover | July 25, 2013

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The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare's Poetry contains thirty-eight original essays written by leading Shakespeareans around the world. Collectively, these essays seek to return readers to a revivified understanding of Shakespeare's verbal artistry in both the poems and the drama. The volumeunderstands poetry to be not just a formal category designating a particular literary genre but to be inclusive of the dramatic verse as well, and of Shakespeare's influence as a poet on later generations of writers in English and beyond. Focusing on a broad set of interpretive concerns, the volume tackles general matters of Shakespeare's style, earlier and later; questions of influence from classical, continental, and native sources; the importance of words, line, and rhyme to meaning; the significance of songs and ballads in thedrama; the place of gender in the verse, including the relationship of Shakespeare's poetry to the visual arts; the different values attached to speaking 'Shakespeare' in the theatre; and the adaptation of Shakespearean verse (as distinct from performance) into other periods and languages. The largest section, with ten essays, is devoted to the poems themselves: the Sonnets, plus 'A Lover's Complaint', the narrative poems, Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece, and 'The Phoenix and the Turtle'. If the volume as a whole urges a renewed involvement in the complex matter ofShakespeare's poetry, it does so, as the individual essays testify, by way of responding to critical trends and discoveries made during the last three decades.

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The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare's Poetry contains thirty-eight original essays written by leading Shakespeareans around the world. Collectively, these essays seek to return readers to a revivified understanding of Shakespeare's verbal artistry in both the poems and the drama. The volumeunderstands poetry to be not just a formal cat...

Jonathan F. S. Post is Distinguished Professor of English at UCLA and the founding director of the UCLA Summer Shakespeare Program in Stratford and London. He is the author of a number of critical studies with a special focus on poetry of the early modern and modern periods - most recently English Lyric Poetry: The Early Seventeenth ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:672 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.98 inPublished:July 25, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Jonathan Post: PrefacePart I: Style and Language1. Gordon Teskey: Shakespeare's Styles2. Goran Stanivukovic: Shakespeare's Style in The 1590s3. R. Braunmuller: Shakespeare's Late Style4. Sophie Read: Shakespeare and the Arts of Cognition5. Margaret Ferguson: Fatal Cleopatras and Golden Apples: Economies of Wordplay in Some Shakespearean NumbersPart II: Inheritance and Invention6. Colin Burrow: Classical Influences7. Anthony Mortimer: Shakespeare and Italian Poetry8. Anne Lake Prescott: Du Bellay and Shakespeare's Sonnets9. Linda Gregerson: Open Voicing: Wyatt and Shakespeare10. Alysia Kolentsis: Grammar Rules in the Sonnets: Sidney and Shakespeare11. Catherine Nicholson: Commonplace Shakespeare: Value, Vulgarity, and the Poetics of Increase in Shake-speares Sonnets and Troilus and Cressida12. Marion Wells: Philomela's Marks: Ekphrasis and Gender in Shakespeare s Poems and Plays13. John Kerrigan: Shakespeare, Elegy, and Epitaph: 1557-1640Part III: Songs, Lyrics, and Ballads14. Gavin Alexander: Song in Shakespeare: Rhetoric, Identity, Agency15. Steven Newman: Shakespeare's Popular Songs and The Great Temptations of Lesser LyricPart IV: Speaking on Stage16. Abigail Rokison: Shakespeare's Dramatic Verse Line17. Paul Edmondson: Shakespeare's Word Music18. Bruce R. Smith: Finding Your Footing in Shakespeare's Verse19. Jeremy Lopez: From bad to verse: poetry and spectacle on the modern Shakespearean stage20. Alison Findlay: Make my image but an alehouse sign : The Poetry of Women in Shakespeare s DramaV. Reading Shakespeare s Poems21. Charlotte Scott: To show. . .And so to publish: Reading, Writing, and Performing in the Narrative Poems22. Subha Mukherji: Outgrowing Adonis, outgrowing Ovid: the disorienting narrative of Venus and Adonis23. Joshua Scodel: Shame, Fear, and Love in The Rape of Lucrece24. David Sofield: The Sonnets in the Classroom: Student, Teacher, Editor-Annotator(s), and Cruxes25. L. E. Semler: Fortify yourself in your decay: Sounding Rhyme and Rhyming Effects in Shakespeare's Sonnets26. David Schalkwyk: The Conceptual Investigations of Sonnets27. Russ McDonald: Pretty Rooms: Shakespeare's Sonnets, Elizabethan Architecture, and Early Modern Visual Design28. Melissa Sanchez: The Poetics of Feminine Subjectivity in Shakespeare's Sonnets and 'A Lover's Complaint'29. Katharine Craik: Poetry and Compassion in Shakespeare's `A Lover's Complaint'30. John Kerrigan: Reading 'The Phoenix and Turtle'VI: Later Reflections31. Michael O Neill: Shakespearean Poetry and the Romantics32. Herbert F. Tucker: Shakespearean Being: The Victorian Bard33. Peter Robinson: Shakespeare's Loose Ends and the Contemporary Poet34. James Longenbach: The Sound of Shakespeare Thinking35. Judith Hall: Melted in American AirVII: Translating Shakespeare36. Efrain Kristal: Yves Bonnefoy and Shakespeare37. Christa Jansohn: Glocal Shakespeare: Shakespeare's Poems in Germany38. Belen Bistue: Negotiating the Universal: Translations of Shakespeare s Poetry In (Between) Spain and Spanish America