How has Shakespeare been interpreted since his death? How can we explain the posthumous fame that surrounds his name? This textbook considers these questions through case studies of two texts that appeared in about 1609 - Cymbeline as a play and The Sonnets as a Quarto volume.
David Johnson, Richard Danson Brown
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40 b&w illustrations, bibliography, index
Table Of Contents
PART ONE: CYMBELINE A Reception History of Cymbeline The Generic Instability of Cymbeline Close Reading of the Play: Britain for Britons Close Reading of the Play: Sexuality and Gender PART TWO: FEARFUL MEDITATIONS: READING SHAKESPEARE'S SONNETS The History of Shakespeare's Sonnets 'Scorn Not the Sonnet' Sonnet Reading 'The Master Mistress of my Passion' PART THREE: PRIMARY AND SECONDARY READINGS Cymbeline: The First Volume of Chronicles; R. Holinshed The Description and History of Scotland; R. Holinshed The Decameron; G. Boccaccio Frederyke of Jennen; Anon Appendices A-C from Gender in Play on the Shakespearean Stage; M. Shapiro Philaster, or Love Lies a Bleeding; F. Beaumont & J. Fletcher Foreword to Cymbeline Refinished: A Variation on Shakespeare's Ending; G. Bernard Shaw Suffocating Mothers: Fantasies of Maternal Origin in Shakespeare's Plays; J. Adelman The Masculine Romance of Roman Britain: Cymbeline and Early Modern English Nationalism; J. Mikalachki The Sonnets: 'One Day I Wrote her Name Upon the Strand'; Spenser 'Pace non trovo'; Petrarch 'I Find no Peace'; Wyatt 'Loving in Truth'; Sidney 'As in Some Countries'; Drayton 'From Languishing'; Spenser Homosexual Desire in Shakespeare's England; B. R. Smith The 'Art' of Shakespeare's Sonnets; H. Vendler Dramatic Personae in Shakespeare's Sonnets; T. W. Herbert Captive Victors: Shakespeare's Narrative Poems and Sonnets; H. Dubrow 'Death be not Proud'; J. Donne Bibliography Index
RICHARD DANSON BROWN and DAVID JOHNSON are both Lecturers in Literature at the Open University. Richard Brown is the author of The New Poet: Novelty and Tradition in Spenser's Complaints and David Johnson is the author of Shakespeare and South Africa.
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Shakespeare 1609: Cymbeline and the Sonnets (Shakespeare: text and performance)
Brown, Richard Danson Johnson, David
16 May, 2000
9.69 x 7.56 x 0.63 Inches
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