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Charleston, South Carolina, USA, is among the oldest (if not the most senior) landscaped estates in America, a gracious 18th-century southern plantation (then some 20,000 hectares/50,000 ...

Middleton Place

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Hugo Segawa

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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... Place Charleston, South Carolina, USA, is among the oldest (if not the most senior) landscaped estates in America, a gracious 18th-century southern plantation (then some 20,000 hectares/50,000 acres) amassed by Henry Middleton ( 1717–84 ) in 1741 . Hewn from the swampy wilderness, 26 hectares/65 acres of magnificently restored gardens blaze with spring colour today amid the bones of rice and indigo fields that thrived for 120 years before the Civil War ( 1861–5 ). Through marriage, Middleton inherited a Jacobean-style, four-storey brick house set high...

Middleton Place

Middleton Place  

Charleston, South Carolina, USA, is among the oldest (if not the most senior) landscaped estates in America, a gracious 18th-century southern plantation (then some 20,000 hectares/50,000 acres) ...
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Margaret Gelling

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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2009
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History, Local and Family History
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5,757 words
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Oxford University Press

...detail, and it has been suggested that a clue to the change may lie in the extraordinary degree of repetition of some recurrent names ending in the commonest Old English place‐name element tu¯n ‘farm, estate’. Shropshire has ten Astons, eight Westons, seven Nortons, and eight Suttons, and there are five Uptons, four Middletons, and ten Newtons. Acton (‘oak estate’) occurs eight times, Eaton (‘river estate’) six, and Eyton (‘island settlement’) five. There are four instances of Hatton, Mor(e)ton, and Wootton (referring to heath, marsh, and wood). There are...

Measure for Measure

Measure for Measure   Reference library

Sonia Massai 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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Oxford University Press

...Duke’s subsequent monologue ‘O place and greatness’ (too short to allow Isabella to inform Mariana about the Duke’s plans) was probably transposed by the later adapter responsible for introducing the act division with the original monologue, ‘He who the sword of heaven will bear’, which is longer and more suitable as an act-break. More tampering must have occurred in 1.2, where the news of Claudio’s arrest is divulged twice: the first part of 1.2 was probably added to the promptbook by a later adapter, probably Thomas Middleton . This later addition was...

Coriolanus

Coriolanus   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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Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
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3,020 words
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Oxford University Press
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...of topical allusions. Shakespeare’s interest in the story of the legendary Caius Martius and his antipathy towards the hungry mob may have been stimulated by the food riots which took place in the Midlands during 1607 and 1608 , while two minor details point to other recent events: the great frost of December 1607–January 1608 (alluded to at 1.1.171) and Hugh Middleton’s project to bring water to the City of London via the artificial ‘New River’, only completed in early 1609 , though under preparation some time beforehand (alluded to at 3.1.99–100). The...

Macbeth

Macbeth   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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Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
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4,275 words
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Oxford University Press
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... probably enjoyed its first performances in 1606 , the first to be recorded took place in April 1611 , when the astrologer and diarist Simon Forman saw it at the Globe. Forman was especially struck by the prophecies, Banquo’s ghost, and the sleepwalking scene, but despite his interest in supernatural affairs he says nothing of the cauldron scene, or Hecate, and refers to the witches as ‘fairies or nymphs’. It was probably a little after this, around 1613 , that Middleton adapted the script, adding Hecate, and a tendency to elaborate on the witches’...

The Merry Wives of Windsor

The Merry Wives of Windsor   Reference library

Michael Dobson 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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2,720 words
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Oxford University Press

...lives up to his appearances in the Henry IV plays, The Merry Wives of Windsor has occasioned very little critical discussion, although some modern criticism has related it usefully to the city comedies favoured by some of Shakespeare’s colleagues, such as Jonson and Middleton . Stage history: As its multiple early editions suggest, the play was popular before the Civil War (played at court in 1604 and in the 1630s), and it was revived in unadapted form soon after the Restoration in 1660 . Despite Dennis ’s short-lived adaptation The Comical...

27 The History of the Book in the Iberian Peninsula

27 The History of the Book in the Iberian Peninsula   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Current Version:
2010
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History, Social sciences
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6,196 words
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Oxford University Press

...who would help to create a national consciousness and restore the purity of the language. This initiative is represented by such publications as: Los Diez libros de Architectura de M. Vitruvio Polione, traducidos y comentados por Don Joseph Ortíz y Sanz ( 1787 ) and Conyers Middleton’s La vida de Cicerón , translated by Nicolás de Azara ( 1790 ). The Biblioteca del *Palacio Real , founded in 1711 , collaborated in this undertaking as a supplier of texts and as a publishing house. Nicolás Antonio’s national bibliography— Bibliotheca Hispana Nova (Ibarra,...

All Is True

All Is True   Reference library

Michael Dobson, Will Sharpe, and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
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2,792 words
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Oxford University Press

... (Penguin, 2006); Gordon McMullan (Arden, 2000) Some representative criticism Hoy, Cyrus , ‘The Shares of Fletcher and his Collaborators in the Beaumont and Fletcher Canon (VII)’, Studies in Bibliography 15 (1962) Jackson, MacD. P. , Studies in Attribution: Middleton and Shakespeare (1979) Lyne, Raphael , Shakespeare’s Late Work (2007) Rackin, Phyllis , Stages of History: Shakespeare’s English Chronicles (1990) Tillyard, E. M. W. , ‘Why did Shakespeare write Henry VIII ?’, Critical Quarterly 3 (1961) Vickers, Brian , Shakespeare...

All’s Well That Ends Well

All’s Well That Ends Well   Reference library

Michael Dobson, Will Sharpe, and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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2015
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
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2,814 words
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Oxford University Press

...solely to this play (by J. G. Price ) only appeared in 1968 , and is called The Unfortunate Comedy . Laurie Maguire and Emma Smith have recently suggested that the text of the play, first preserved in the 1623 Folio, bears features of linguistic adaptation by Thomas Middleton . Stage history: Price’s book is largely concerned with the fortunes of the play on the English stage down to the 1960s, which had amply earned it this title. No performances are recorded before a revival at Goodman’s Fields in 1741 : over the next 60 years it had only 51...

17 Bookbinding

17 Bookbinding   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
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5,252 words
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Oxford University Press
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...of Bookbinding as a Mirror of Society (1998) E. P. Goldschmidt , Gothic and Renaissance Rookbindings (1928) D. Haldane , Islamic Bookbindings (1983) H. Lehmann-Haupt , ed., Bookbinding in America (1941) R. H. Lewis , Fine Bookbinding in the Twentieth Century (1984) Middleton G. Naudé , Instructions Concerning Erecting a Library (1661) H. M. Nixon , English Restoration Bookbindings (1974) Nixon and Foot J. B. Oldham , English Blind-Stamped Bindings (1952) D. Pearson , English Bookbinding Styles 1450–1800 (2005) N. Pickwoad , ‘Onward and...

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark   Reference library

Michael Dobson and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
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4,261 words
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Oxford University Press
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... painting , opera , and film no less than in subsequent drama (from Middleton ’s Revenger’s Tragedy through 19th-century burlesque to Chekhov and Stoppard and beyond). It has, indeed, had a profound effect on conceptions of Shakespeare himself, the rumour that Shakespeare originally played the Ghost (recorded by Rowe in 1709 ) shaping many subsequent views of Shakespeare’s relations to his texts and their latter-day interpreters. The play has held such an important place in the literary canon that the history of writing about Hamlet is...

Othello

Othello   Reference library

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

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
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4,092 words
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Oxford University Press
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...Ends Well : it is close in its use of rare vocabulary to the former tragedy, and similar in its versification to the two comedies. According to the Revels accounts , it was acted at court in November 1604 , and it is apparently echoed in a play by Thomas Dekker and Thomas Middleton , 1 The Honest Whore , composed in the same year. It is just possible that Othello was already in the King’s Company’s touring repertoire towards the end of 1603 (some commentators find echoes of its phrasing in the 1603 quarto of Hamlet , a reported text compiled by an...

Salem

Salem  

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A city and port in NE Massachusetts, north of Boston, which in 1692 was the scene of a notorious series of witchcraft trials. Initially three women were accused by a number of children of having ...
A Chaste Maid in Cheapside

A Chaste Maid in Cheapside  

A: Thomas Middleton Pf: 1613, London Pb: 1630 G: Com. in 5 acts; blank verse with a little prose S: A shop, the street, a church, and a house, Cheapside, London, early 17th c. C: 28m, 19fMoll ...
Leopoldo Pollack

Leopoldo Pollack  

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(1750–1806).Vienna-born architect who settled in Milan in 1775 and assisted Piermarini on the Palazzo Ducale. He designed the Villa Casati, Muggiò, (1790s), and the Villa Rocca-Saporiti, called La ...
Charles Rohault de Fleury

Charles Rohault de Fleury  

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(1801–75).French Neo-Classical architect, the son of Hubert Rohault de Fleury (1777–1846), a fine draughtsman who designed (the Barracks, rue Mouffetard (1821–4), was a good example of his austere ...
Changeling

Changeling  

A tragedy by T. Middleton and W. Rowley, acted 1622, printed 1653.Beatrice‐Joanna, daughter of the governor of Alicante, is ordered by her father to marry Alonzo de Piracquo. She falls in love with ...
Gabriel-Jean-Antoine Davioud

Gabriel-Jean-Antoine Davioud  

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(1823–81).French architect. He studied with Violletle-Duc and Vaudoyer, then worked with Baltard on the Halles Centrales, Paris, who recommended him for the post of Inspecteur des Promenades. He ...
Louis-Joseph Duc

Louis-Joseph Duc  

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(1802–79).Paris-born French architect, he restored and extended the Palais de Justice, Paris (1840–79): the Cour des Assises, Salles des Pas Perdus, and the façade on the Rue de Harlay (1857–68) are ...

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