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Shakespeare in the eighteenth century / edited by Fiona Ritchie and Peter Sabor
Alternate Title Shakespeare in the 18th century
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2012
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  PR2976 .S3376 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Criticism and interpretation -- History -- 18th century
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Influence
English-speaking countries -- Intellectual life -- 18th century
Physical Description xiii, 454 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes "Reference Guide to Shakespeare in the Eighteenth Century" (p. 349-436)
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents 1. Editing and publishing Shakespeare / Marcus Walsh; 2. Criticism of Shakespeare / Jack Lynch; 3. Shakespeare in the reviews / Antonia Forster; 4. Shakespeare discoveries and forgeries / Brean Hammond -- 5. Shakespeare in poetry / David Fairer; 6. Shakespeare in the novel / Thomas Keymer; 7. Shakespeare in drama / Tiffany Stern -- 8. Shakespeare and the London stage / Robert Shaughnessy; 9. Shakespeare adaptation / Jenny Davidson; 10. Shakespeare and opera / Michael Burden -- Part IV. Memorializing Shakespeare: 11. Shakespeare and the visual arts / Shearer West; 12. Shakespeare and the Stratford Jubilee / Kate Rumbold; 13. Shakespeare and English nationalism / Kathryn Prince -- 14. Shakespeare and the French Revolution / Frans De Bruyn; 15. Shakespeare and Germany / Roger Paulin; 16. Shakespeare and philosophy / Philip Smallwood -- Reference guide to Shakespeare in the eighteenth century / Frans De Bruyn
Summary "In the eighteenth century, Shakespeare became indisputably the most popular English dramatist. Published editions, dramatic performances and all kinds of adaptations of his works proliferated and his influence on authors and genres was extensive. By the second half of the century Shakespeare's status had been fully established, and since that time he has remained central to English culture. Shakespeare in the Eighteenth Century explores the impact he had on various aspects of culture and society: not only in literature and the theatre, but also in visual arts, music and even national identity. The eighteenth century's Shakespeare, however, was not our Shakespeare. In recovering the particular ways in which his works were read and used during this crucial period in his reception, this book, with its many illustrations and annotated bibliography, is the clearest way into understanding this key phase in the reception of the playwright"--Provided by publisher
Alternate Author Ritchie, Fiona, 1960-
Sabor, Peter

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