A Routledge Literary Sourcebook on William Shakespeare's Othello

Author: Andrew Hadfield

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415227346

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 180

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William Shakespeare's Othello (1601-2) has delighted and disturbed theatre audiences for the past four centuries, and remains one of the most frequently performed and widely studied of his plays. This volume is a broad-ranging guide to Othello, providing an introduction to: the contexts of the play, through a concise, accessible overview, a chronology and reprinted documents from the period; the range of critical responses to the play, through a brief critical history and reprinted critical texts, accompanied by explanatory headnotes; and the play in performance, through a selection of clearly introduced readings on this topic, along with illustrations. The sourcebook then examines key passages of the play in detail. Each passage is reprinted in full, along with a headnote and annotations offering crucial guidance to Shakespeare's language and the critical issues which surround the text. Throughout the volume, cross-references link together the contextual materials, critical responses and the play's text. If you are beginning to study Othello, this Routledge Literary Sourcebook is the one guide you cannot afford to be without.

Othello

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393270084

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Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself"

A Sourcebook and Critical Edition

Author: Walt Whitman,Ezra Greenspan

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415275446

Category: Poetry

Page: 210

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This sourcebook includes the full text of Song of Myself. Since 1855, Walt Whitman's Song of Myself has been enjoyed, debated, parodied and imitated by readers, critics and artists crossing national and linguistic boundaries. Many argue that it is the most influential poem ever written by an American. This sourcebook and critical edition provides easy access to: *information on the contexts of Whitman's work, including biographical details and a chronology *an overview of the critical reception of the poem and extracts from important criticism, reprinted with clear introductory headnotes *key passages from the original 1855 edition, with commentary and annotation *the full 'final' 1881 edition of the poem. Cross-references link the critical, contextual and textual sections of the volume, encouraging an integrated understanding of this creative and controversial text. Complementing a wealth of material with suggestions for further reading, this volume is ideal for readers with no knowledge of the poem, or for those returning anew to a favourite text.

A Routledge Literary Sourcebook on William Shakespeare's King Lear

Author: Grace Ioppolo

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415234726

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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This sourcebook clearly introduces the many critical issues surrounding this complex and haunting play. Ioppolo examines sources, from Holinshed to Spencer, and in the Interpretations section looks at critical readings and notable performances of the play. These range from early critical responses and performances to recent stage and screen interpretations. Edited key passages connect the play to its contexts and criticism, providing both a guide and a new perspective on King Lear. Careful annotation explains Shakespeare's language. This is the ideal introduction for undergraduates, providing orientation in the play, its reception history and the critical material which surrounds it. It examines King Lear within its literary and cultural contexts, bringing together: *contemporary documents surrounding King Lear *performance history *early critical reception from major critics *twentieth-century criticism *key passages. All documents are discussed and explained. The volume also offers carefully annotated key passages from the play itself and concludes with a list of recommended editions and further reading, allowing readers to pursue their study in the areas that interest them most. Grace Ioppolo's broad-ranging analysis and the wealth of materials she brings together make this the ideal guide for any student of King Lear.

William Shakespeare's Hamlet

A Sourcebook

Author: Sean McEvoy

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415314336

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 183

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This volume is useful reading for all those beginning detailed study of 'Hamlet' and seeking not only a guide to the play, but a way through the wealth of contextual and critical material that surrounds Shakespeare's text.

Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels

A Routledge Study Guide

Author: Roger D. Lund

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317722833

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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An extremely complex, yet widely studied text, Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels ranks as one of the most scathing satires of British and European society ever published. Students will therefore welcome the publication of Roger Lund’s sourcebook, which provides a clear way through the wealth of contextual and critical material that surounds the text. This indispensable guide presents: extensive introductory comment on the contexts and many interpretations of the text, from publication to present annotated extracts from key contextual documents, reviews, critical works and the text itself cross-references between documents and sections of the guide, in order to suggest links between texts, contexts and criticism suggestions for further reading. Part of the Routledge Gudies to Literature series, this volume is essential reading for all those beginning detailed study of Swift’s controversial novel.

Charles Dickens's Oliver Twist

A Sourcebook

Author: Juliet John

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780415255301

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 195

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Containing extensive introductory comment on the contexts, critical history and interpretations of Oliver Twist, this comprehensive guide explores the wealth of contextual and critical material that surrounds Dickens' text.

Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels

A Sourcebook

Author: Roger D. Lund

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780415700214

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 197

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An extremely complex, yet widely studied text, Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travelsranks as one of the most scathing satires of British and European society ever published. Students will therefore welcome the publication of Roger Lund’s sourcebook, which provides a clear way through the wealth of contextual and critical material that surounds the text. This indispensable guide presents: extensive introductory comment on the contexts and many interpretations of the text, from publication to present annotated extracts from key contextual documents, reviews, critical works and the text itself cross-references between documents and sections of the guide, in order to suggest links between texts, contexts and criticism suggestions for further reading. Part of the Routledge Gudies to Literatureseries, this volume is essential reading for all those beginning detailed study of Swift’s controversial novel.

Philip Allan Literature Guide (for A-Level): Death of a Salesman

Author: Anne Crow

Publisher: Philip Allan

ISBN: 1444153773

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 96

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Written by experienced A-level examiners and teachers who know exactly what students need to succeed, and edited by a chief examiner, Philip Allan Literature Guides (for A-level) are invaluable study companions with exam-specific advice to help you to get the grade you need. This full colour guide includes: - detailed scene summaries and sections on themes, characters, form, structure, language and contexts - a dedicated 'Working with the text' section on how to write about texts for coursework and controlled assessment and how to revise for exams - Taking it further boxes on related books, film adaptations and websites - Pause for thought boxes to get you thinking more widely about the text - Task boxes to test yourself on transformation, analysis, research and comparison activities - Top 10 quotes PLUS FREE REVISION RESOURCES at www.philipallan.co.uk/literatureguidesonline, including a glossary of literary terms and concepts, revision advice, sample essays with student answers and examiners comments, interactive questions, revision podcasts, flash cards and spider diagrams, links to unmissable websites, and answers to tasks set in the guide.

Cambridge Student Guide to Othello

Author: Pamela Mason

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521008112

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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The Cambridge Student Guide to Othello provides explanatory notes and guidance to help form the basis for the understanding of the play. It is part of a new series aimed at students from 16 years upwards in schools and colleges throughout the English-speaking world. Background information provides support and prompts inquiry for advanced level study by drawing out issues and themes related to the text. The content of each book in the series follows the pattern of an introduction; detailed running commentary on the text; insight into historical, social and cultural contexts; analysis of the language; an overview of critical approaches and different interpretations; essay-writing tips and lists of recommended resources.

Three Turk Plays from Early Modern England

Selimus, Emperor of the Turks; A Christian Turned Turk; and The Renegado

Author: Daniel Vitkus

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231505284

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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-- Greg Bak, Early Modern Literary Studies

Closer & Closer Apart

Jealousy in Literature

Author: Rosemary Lloyd

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801431517

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 205

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"In this accessible and elegantly crafted book, Lloyd explores sexual jealousy more as a literary device than as a literary theme. She draws her examples from novels, plays, and poetry spanning many years and from many countries, mainly nineteenth- and twentieth-century France and England but also Russia, Poland, Germany, Italy, the United States, Canada, and Australia. Among the writers she treats are Proust, Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, Charlotte Bronte, Trollope, Barthes, and Baudelaire."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Duchess of Malfi

Author: John Webster

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 152

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"The Duchess of Malfi" was published in 1623, but the date of writing may have been as early as 1611. It is based on a story in Painter's "Palace of Pleasure," translated from the Italian novelist, Bandello; and it is entirely possible that it has a foundation in fact. In any case, it portrays with a terrible vividness one side of the court life of the Italian Renaissance; and its picture of the fierce quest of pleasure, the recklessness of crime, and the worldliness of the great princes of the Church finds only too ready corroboration in the annals of the time ...

Post-Colonial Studies: The Key Concepts

Author: Bill Ashcroft,Gareth Griffiths,Helen Tiffin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134544219

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Cambridge Introduction to Shakespeare

Author: Emma Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139462393

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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This lively and innovative introduction to Shakespeare promotes active engagement with the plays, rather than recycling factual information. Covering a range of texts, it is divided into seven subject-based chapters: Character; Performance; Texts; Language; Structure; Sources and History, and it does not assume any prior knowledge. Instead, it develops ways of thinking and provides the reader with resources for independent research through the 'Where next?' sections at the end of each chapter. The book draws on scholarship without being overwhelmed by it, and unlike other introductory guides to Shakespeare it emphasizes that there is space for new and fresh thinking by students and readers, even on the most-studied and familiar plays.

How to Read World Literature

Author: David Damrosch

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119009243

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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The new edition of this highly popular guide, How to Read World Literature, addresses the unique challenges and joys faced when approaching the literature of other cultures and eras. Fully revised to address important developments in World Literature, and generously expanded with new material, this second edition covers a wide variety of genres – from lyric and epic poetry to drama and prose fiction – and discusses how each form has been used in different eras and cultures. An ideal introduction for those new to the study of World Literature, as well as beginners to ancient and foreign literature, this book offers a variety of "modes of entry" to reading these texts. The author, a leading authority in the field, draws on years of teaching experience to provide readers with ways of thinking creatively and systematically about key issues, such as reading across time and cultures, reading works in translation, emerging global perspectives, postcolonialism, orality and literacy, and more. Accessible and enlightening, offers readers the tools to navigate works as varied as Homer, Sophocles, Kalidasa, Du Fu, Dante, Murasaki, Moliere, Kafka, Wole Soyinka, and Derek Walcott Fully revised and expanded to reflect the changing face of the study of World Literature, especially in the English-speaking world Now includes more major authors featured in the undergraduate World Literature syllabus covered within a fuller critical context Features an entirely new chapter on the relationship between World Literature and postcolonial literature How to Read World Literature, Second Edition is an excellent text for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in World Literature. It is also a fascinating and informative read for all readers with an interest in foreign and ancient literature and the history of civilization.

Jane Austen's Emma

A Sourcebook

Author: Paula Byrne

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415286510

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 161

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This sourcebook introduces not only Jane Austen's text, but also the literary and historical contexts and the many different critical readings that it has generated, from the time of its publication to the twenty-first century.