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Antony and Cleopatra (Oxford School Shakespeare Series) / Edition 2
     

Antony and Cleopatra (Oxford School Shakespeare Series) / Edition 2

by William Shakespeare
 

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ISBN-10: 0198320574

ISBN-13: 9780198320579

Pub. Date: 12/12/2002

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

For this new edition, the text of the play, the notes, and the introductory matter have all been revised so as to make them clearer and more accessible. In addition, the entire text of the book has been redesigned and reset to make it easier to read. The illustrations have been completely redrawn, photographs of recent stage production have been included and there

Overview

For this new edition, the text of the play, the notes, and the introductory matter have all been revised so as to make them clearer and more accessible. In addition, the entire text of the book has been redesigned and reset to make it easier to read. The illustrations have been completely redrawn, photographs of recent stage production have been included and there is a new, attractive cover design.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198320579
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/12/2002
Series:
Oxford School Shakespeare Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

Table of Contents


Series Introduction     ix
Introduction   Harold Bloom     xi
Biography of William Shakespeare     1
Summary of Antony and Cleopatra     5
Key Passages in Antony and Cleopatra     19
List of Characters in Antony and Cleopatra     41
Criticism Through the Ages     45
Antony and Cleopatra in the Seventeenth Century     47
1678 From the Preface to All for Love   John Dryden     49
1680 From "Address to Edward Tayler," in The Loyal General, a Tragedy   Nahum Tate     50
Antony and Cleopatra in the Eighteenth Century     53
1759 From "Some Remarks upon the New-revived Play of Antony and Cleopatra"   John Hill     54
1765 From "Notes on the Plays," in The Plays of William Shakespeare   Samuel Johnson     55
1774 From Bell's Edition of Shakespeare's Plays   Francis Gentleman     56
1784 From Dramatic Miscellanies   Thomas Davies     57
Antony and Cleopatra in the Nineteenth Century     59
1809 From Lectures on Dramatic Art and Literature   August Wilhelm von Schlegel     61
1817 From Characters of Shakespear's Plays   William Hazlitt     62
1818 From Shakspeare, withIntroductory Remarks on Poetry, the Drama, and the Stage   Samuel Taylor Coleridge     66
1832 From Shakespeare's Heroines: Characteristics of Women, Moral, Poetical, & Historical   Anna Murphy Brownell Jameson     67
1857 From Remarks on the Differences in Shakespeare's Versification in Different Periods of His Life   Charles Bathurst     69
1875 From Shakspere: A Critical Study of His Mind and Art   Edward Dowden     71
1896 "The Dark Lady as a Model-The Fall of the Republic a World-Catastrophe," from William Shakespeare: A Critical Study   Georg Brandes     75
Antony and Cleopatra in the Twentieth Century     83
1901 From "Preface: Better than Shakespear?" from Three Plays for Puritans   George Bernard Shaw     85
1909 From "Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra," in Oxford Lectures on Poetry   A. C. Bradley     92
1931 "The Diadem of Love: An Essay on Antony and Cleopatra," from The Imperial Theme: Further Interpretations of Shakespeare's Tragedies Including the Roman Plays   G. Wilson Knight     110
1951 "Antony and Cleopatra," from The Meaning of Shakespeare   Harold C. Goddard     163
1972 "'Nature's Piece 'Gainst Fancy': The Divided Catastrophe in Antony and Cleopatra," from An Inaugural Lecture (to the Hildred Carlile Chair of English Literature in the University of London tenable at Bedford College)   Anne Barton     188
1974 "The Significance of Style," from Shakespeare's Living Art   Rosalie L. Colie     205
1986 "Antony and Cleopatra," from Northrop Frye on Shakespeare   Northrop Frye     229
1988 "Enter a Messenger," from William Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra   Laura Quinney     244
1988 "Introduction," from William Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra   Harold Bloom     258
Antony and Cleopatra in the Twenty-first Century     263
2000 "Antony's 'Secret House of Death': Suicide and Sovereignty in Antony and Cleopatra," from Philological Quarterly   Jacqueline Vanhoutte     263
Bibliography     279
Acknowledgments     281
Index     283

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