Coleridge On Shakespeare

Author: R. A. Foakes
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135032823
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First published in 1971. The only substantial text of a series of lectures on Shakespeare by S T Coleridge is that provided by J P Collier's Seven Lectures on Shakespeare and Milton (1856). His text of these important lectures given by Coleridge in 1811-12 has been the basis of all modern editions. This edition is based on hitherto unpublished transcripts of the lectures made by Collier when, as a young man, he attended Coleridge's lectures. R A Foakes' introduction and appendices demonstrate the extent to which Collier revised and altered Coleridge's words for the edition he published forty-five years later. This volume therefore provides a much more authoritative text of Coleridge's most important Shakespeare lectures.

On Shakespeare

Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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Coleridge Lectures On Shakespeare 1811 1819

Author: Adam Roberts
Editor: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 1474413803
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This volume comprises a freshly composed edition of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's 1811-12 Lectures on Shakespeare and Milton and 1818-19 Lectures on Shakespeare. Coleridge is a foundational figure in Shakespeare criticism, and remains to this day one of the most incisive and best. Nobody interested in Coleridge, Shakespeare or Literary Criticism more broadly can afford to be ignorant of Coleridge's famous lectures.

Coleridge Lectures On Shakespeare 1811 1819

Author: Adam Roberts
Editor: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 147441379X
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This volume comprises a freshly composed edition of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's 1811-12 Lectures on Shakespeare and Milton and 1818-19 Lectures on Shakespeare. Coleridge is a foundational figure in Shakespeare criticism, and remains to this day one of the most incisive and best. Nobody interested in Coleridge, Shakespeare or Literary Criticism more broadly can afford to be ignorant of Coleridge's famous lectures.

Shakespeare Survey

Author: Kenneth Muir
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521523608
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The first fifty volumes of this yearbook of Shakespeare studies are being reissued in paperback.

Coleridge S Essays Lectures On Shakespeare Some Other Old Poets Dramatists

Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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Seven Lectures On Shakespeare And Milton Etc

Author: Samuel-Taylor Coleridge
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Coleridge S Essays Lectures On Shakespeare

Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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ISBN: 9781974325115
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In treating of Shakspeare, said one of the best of Coleridge's critics, "he set the sun in heaven." The present volume, imperfect record as it is, contains the greater substance of all that the most inspired English critic said, whether casually or deliberately, of the most inspired poet. Its contents are those of the two posthumous miscellanies of notes for lectures and reports of lectures, which were prepared by Henry Nelson Coleridge and his wife-Coleridge's daughter, Sarah-in 1836, and by Payne Collier in 1856. The first deals principally with the lectures given by Coleridge in 1818, but it contains many notes and memoranda which belong equally to the earlier period. And one suspects Payne Collier's contribution of the 1811-12 lectures, although he was a less unreliable recorder than is usually supposed, to have been in some instances from the earlier publication. Perhaps the best way to read in this double collection is to turn up first the Notes upon Shakspeare's plays-" Hamlet" for preference, in which Coleridge (who was himself an intellectual Hamlet) used to perfection the subtle mirror afforded by his own mind; and then from that to work through the maze of his lectures and poetic homilies. It must be remembered that the whole book, as here constituted, is the telltale memorial of the Coleridge who was too indolent to make good his harvest. He had a magnificent intellect, a superb imagination, but no corresponding will-power. The consequence is that his lectures on Shakspeare were imperfectly prepared, often ill-delivered, and left in the end to the mercy of careless reporters. But to those who can discern the god in the cloud, these transcripts are of inestimable value. Intermittent flashes of creative criticism break continually through the misty envelope, and the brilliance is according to the assimilative or the refractive quality of the reader. For, as Coleridge quotes and says, "we are not all Mogul diamonds, to take the light...

Hamlet

Author: William Shakespeare
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101100346
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The Signet Classics edition of William Shakespeare's incomparable tragic play. "To be, or not to be: that is the question" There is arguably no work of fiction quoted as often as William Shakespeare's Hamlet. This haunting tragedy of a troubled Danish prince devoted to avenging his father's death has captivated audiences for centuries. This revised Signet Classics edition includes unique features such as: • An overview of Shakespeare's life, world, and theater • A special introduction to the play by the editor, Sylvan Barnet • Sources from which Shakespeare derived Hamlet • Dramatic criticism from Samuel Taylor Coleridge, A. C. Bradley, Maynard Mack, and others • A comprehensive stage and screen history of notable actors, directors, and productions • Text, notes, and commentaries printed in the clearest, most readable text • And more... From the Paperback edition.

Hamlet Versus Lear

Author: R. A. Foakes
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521607056
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This book focuses on the two plays of Shakespeare that have generally contended for the title of 'greatest' among his works. Hamlet remained a focal point of reference until about 1960, when it was displaced by King Lear, a play which at the same time ceased to be perceived as a play of redemption and became a play of despair. Foakes attempts to explain these shifts by analysing the reception of the plays since about 1800, an analysis which necessarily engages with the politics of the plays and the politics of criticism. Recent critical theorising has destabilised the texts and undermined the notion of 'greatness' or any consideration of the plays as works of art. Foakes takes issue with such theories and reconsiders textual revisions, in order to argue for the integrity of the plays as reading texts, and to recover a flexible sense of their artistry in relation to meaning. The book will be of interest to scholars and students of Shakespeare and to theatre-goers.