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Richard III

Richard III   Reference library

Randall Martin and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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2015
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Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
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...in 1953 , while Brian Bedford gleefully indulged audiences there in Robin Phillips’s memorable 1977 production. Kevin Spacey chose the role for his farewell to the Old Vic in 2011 . Randall Martin On the screen: Two very different films were produced early in the 20th century, F. R. Benson ’s ( 1911 ) recording his stage production, while Frederick B. Warde acted the role in a highly spectacular American cinematic adaptation ( 1912 ) which included the arrival of a ship bringing the forces under the Earl of Richmond. No significant sound version...

The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice   Reference library

Michael Dobson, Will Sharpe, and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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2015
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...between those who insist that Shakespeare was exposing his Christians’ hypocrisy rather than attacking Judaism, and those who claim that all Elizabethans were automatically anti-Semitic and would have found Shylock’s torments hilarious, continues to this day, though since the early 20th century accounts of Shylock’s significance (such as that offered by Auden in 1948 ) have been more inclined to see him in thematic relation to the play’s other outsider, Antonio. Antonio’s erotically charged patron–client relationship with Bassanio has come under considerable...

The Two Noble Kinsmen

The Two Noble Kinsmen   Reference library

Michael Dobson

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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2015
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...not only Pericles but Thomas Heywood ’s The Golden Age , The Silver Age , and The Brazen Age . Critical history: Although some 19th-century critics accepted the quarto’s attribution, The Two Noble Kinsmen was generally accepted into the Shakespeare canon only in the 20th century, and much critical writing about it continues to be preoccupied with the question of its authorship. Its restoration to the Shakespeare corpus, however, coincided with modernism ’s high valuation for the complexities of Shakespeare’s later style and with the ritual...

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream   Reference library

Michael Dobson and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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2015
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...the play’s performance history, and are probably authorial. Sources: Most of the plot is Shakespeare’s own invention, though the play draws on a number of literary sources. The most important is Chaucer ’s Knight’s Tale, to which Shakespeare would return, with Fletcher , nearly 20 years later, dramatizing it as The Two Noble Kinsmen . Chaucer’s story provides the basis for Shakespeare’s depiction of Theseus and Hippolyta’s marriage, which it juxtaposes, furthermore, with a rivalry between two men for the same woman, source for the competition between...

Richard Duke of York

Richard Duke of York   Reference library

Randall Martin, Will Sharpe, and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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2015
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Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
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2,705 words
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Oxford University Press

...is the battle of Towton (2.2–6). From this point until the beginning of the 20th century, Richard Duke of York was performed in England only in inferior adaptations. Much of its final act and Gloucester’s soliloquies were cannibalized by Colley Cibber ’s hugely successful and long-lived Tragical History of King Richard the Third ( 1700 ). In Germany and Austria, however, strong interest in Shakespeare’s histories among 19th-century critics stimulated many innovative productions. F. R. Benson mounted Richard Duke of York at Stratford-upon-Avon in 1906 ,...

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet   Reference library

Michael Dobson, Anthony Davies, and Will Sharpe

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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2015
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...that the play was not sufficiently tragic, its conclusion produced too much by malign coincidence rather than character, and from the time of F. S. Boas onwards various attempts were made to prove the lovers as properly blameworthy as they are in Brooke’s poem. Others, meanwhile, insisted that the play’s main theme was really the feud rather than the relationship between the innocent Romeo and Juliet. Since the later 20th century, critical writing about Romeo and Juliet , while still interested in the question of its genre, has concentrated more heavily on...

Othello

Othello   Reference library

Michael Dobson, Will Sharpe, Anthony Davies, and Will Sharpe

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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2015
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... Joseph Quincy Adams ) found the play’s depiction of interracial marriage objectionable (and even Coleridge refused to see Othello as black, preferring to envisage him as an aristocratic Arab), most 19th-century critics found Othello convincingly noble. It was only in the 20th century, when T. S. Eliot took issue with A. C. Bradley ’s account of the play, that some began to adopt Iago’s view of Othello as a bombastic self-deceiver. This argument between pro- and anti-Othello factions has now been largely displaced by the discussion of Shakespeare...

Australia

Australia   Reference library

Alan Brissenden

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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...than the middle- and upper-class theatre-going audience. The Bell Shakespeare Company was formed in 1990 , John Bell as artistic director saying, ‘We want to evolve a way of playing Shakespeare that makes sense to Australians young and old, and to encourage actors of varied ethnic backgrounds to join our troupe so that we may truly reflect the face of Australian society.’ By 2014 the company had staged 93 productions, including 29 Shakespeare plays and 20 by other authors. It had appeared in all Australian states as well as making five overseas...

Africa

Africa   Reference library

Martin Orkin

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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...Hamlet by soldiers of the garrison at Port Elizabeth in 1799 . In 1829 the first civilian theatre company was formed in Cape Town to provide, over the years, a number of Shakespeare productions for the homesick colonial populace. Othello was a much performed play during the 19th century—in what appear to be uniformly racist interpretations—whilst by contrast segregationist and apartheid South Africa in the 20th century avoided it. During the 20th century, productions of Shakespeare, whether in white schools, universities, or by local professional...

critical history

critical history   Reference library

Tom Matheson

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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...still the most widely consulted critical work on Shakespeare ever published, despite repeated attempts (by E. E. Stoll , F. R. Leavis , L. C. Knights , and many others) to discredit its premisses. Other early 20th-century approaches to Shakespeare were mainly characterized by comparative literary and dramatic studies; increasing attention to language and style; and a renewed recognition of the importance of stage history. In the later 20th century the tradition of exceptional individual critics (often creative writers themselves) bringing their own literary...

Germany

Germany   Reference library

Werner Habicht

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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...(pub. 1874 ). And yet Shakespeare’s impact upon 19th-century German culture was omnipresent, not only on dramatists such as G. Büchner , H. Kleist , F. Grillparzer , or F. Hebbel , some of whom aimed at a kind of symbiosis between Greek and Shakespearian dramatic form; but also on visual artists—Boydell’s English precedent encouraged several ‘Shakespeare Galleries’, among whose participants were F. A. M. Retzsch , W. von Kaulbach , L. Richter , A. Menzel , and others; on composers of incidental music and operas from Mendelssohn to Wagner and...

Scandinavia

Scandinavia   Reference library

Inga-Stina Ewbank and Kiki Lindell

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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2015

...culture for the last 200 years, less as an object of bardolatry than as stimulus and model or catalyst in the development of national drama and theatre and in the enrichment of the vernacular languages. More read than acted in the 19th century and more acted than read in the 20th, Shakespeare in Scandinavia is discussed here in terms of (1) reception and translation and (2) performance. (1) Shakespeare arrived in Scandinavia, as in many other parts of Europe, with the precursors of the Romantic movement. He was ‘discovered’ in the late 18th century and...

music

music   Reference library

Jeremy Barlow and Irena Cholij

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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2015

...popular style, especially for productions set in a particular decade, such as the 1920s, or set in present times. Starting with the semi-operas of the Restoration there have been several hundred reworkings of Shakespeare’s plays into operas , operettas, and musicals . From the 20th century there have also been a number of important film scores, notably those by William Walton for Laurence Olivier ’s films. Shakespeare’s plays, too, have inspired a large number of orchestral works, such as Tchaikovsky ’s fantasy overture Romeo and Juliet , and smaller...

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