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Titus Andronicus (Oxford World's Classics Series)
     

Titus Andronicus (Oxford World's Classics Series)

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by William Shakespeare, Eugene M. Waith
 

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ISBN-10: 0192836102

ISBN-13: 9780192836106

Pub. Date: 04/28/2003

Publisher: Oxford University Press

The introduction reviews the few known facts about this early Shakespeare play and discusses the puzzling problems of its date and authorship. The text has been freshly edited with the aim of presenting the play as revised for the first recorded performance in 1594, with the addition of stage business from the prompt-copy from which the Folio edition derives.

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The introduction reviews the few known facts about this early Shakespeare play and discusses the puzzling problems of its date and authorship. The text has been freshly edited with the aim of presenting the play as revised for the first recorded performance in 1594, with the addition of stage business from the prompt-copy from which the Folio edition derives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192836106
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2003
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 5.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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Table of Contents


Series Introduction     ix
Introduction   Harold Bloom     xi
Biography of William Shakespeare     1
Summary of Julius Caesar     5
Key Passages in Julius Caesar     21
List of Characters in Julius Caesar     31
Criticism Through the Ages     35
Julius Caesar in the Seventeenth Century     37
1601-John Weever. From The Mirror of Martyrs     38
1641-Ben Jonson. "De Shakespeare nostrat[i]," from Timber, or Discoveries Made Upon Men and Matter     39
1672-John Dryden. "Prologue to Julius Caesar"     39
1693-Thomas Rymer. From A Short View of Tragedy     40
Julius Caesar in the Eighteenth Century     49
1739-Colley Cibber. Chapter IV, from An Apology for the Life of Mr. Colley Cibber     50
1748-John Upton. Section X, from Critical Observations on Shakespeare     53
1761-Voltaire. "Essay on Tragedy," from Critical Essays on Dramatic Poetry     54
1768-Samuel Johnson. "Julius Caesar," from General Observations on Shakspeare's Plays     55
1769-Elizabeth Montagu. "Upon the Death of Julius Caesar," from An Essay on the Writings and Genius of Shakespear     56
Julius Caesar in the Nineteenth Century     61
1809-August Wilhelm Schlegel. From Lectures onDramatic Art and Literature     63
1813-1816-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. "Shakespeare Compared with the Ancients and the Moderns," from Shakespeare Ad Infinitum     64
1817-William Hazlitt. "Julius Caesar," from Characters of Shakespear's Plays     67
1818-Samuel Taylor Coleridge. "Julius Caesar," from Lectures and Notes on Shakspere and Other English Poets     72
1846-Hermann Ulrici. From Shakespeare's Dramatic Art, and His Relation to Calderon and Goethe     74
1849-1850-Georg Gottfried Gervinus. "Character of Caesar," from Shakespeare Commentaries     77
1872-H.N. Hudson. From Shakespeare: His Life, Art, and Characters     79
1875-Edward Dowden. From Shakspere: A Critical Study of His Mind and Art     81
1879-Paul Stapfer. "Julius Caesar (continued). Casca. Cicero. Portia," from Shakespeare and Classical Antiquity: Greek and Latin Antiquity as Presented in Shakespeare's Plays     83
1882-Friedrich Nietzsche. "In Honour of Shakespeare," from The Complete Works of Friedrich Nietzsche     94
1893-Richard G. Moulton. "How the Play of Julius Caesar Works to a Climax at the Centre: A Study in Passion and Movement," from Shakespeare as a Dramatic Artist: A Popular Illustration of the Principles of Scientific Criticism     95
1894-Oscar Fay Adams and Frank A. Marshall. "Julius Caesar: Critical Remarks," from The Works of William Shakespeare     107
1898-George Bernard Shaw. "Tappertit on Caesar," from Our Theatres in the Nineties     113
Julius Caesar in the Twentieth Century     117
1931-G. Wilson Knight. "The Eroticism of Julius Caesar," from The Imperial Theme: Further Interpretations of Shakespeare's Tragedies Including the Roman Plays     119
1935-Kenneth Burke. "Antony in Behalf of the Play," from The Southern Review     146
1946-Harley Granville-Barker. "Julius Caesar: The Play's Structure," from Prefaces to Shakespeare     155
1947-W.H. Auden. "Julius Caesar," from Lectures on Shakespeare     176
1951-Harold C. Goddard. "Julius Caesar," from The Meaning of Shakespeare     188
1955-T.S. Dorsch. "Introduction: Language and Imagery," from Julius Caesar     212
1986-Dieter Mehl. "Julius Caesar," from Shakespeare's Tragedies: An Introduction     220
1994-Harold Bloom. "Introduction," from Julius Caesar     241
1996-Harold Bloom. "Introduction," from Bloom's Notes: William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar     244
Julius Caesar in the Twenty-first Century     247
2000-Frank Kermode. "Julius Caesar," from Shakespeare's Language     248
2002-E.A.J. Honigmann. "Sympathy for Brutus," from Shakespeare: Seven Tragedies Revisited: The Dramatist's Manipulation of Response     257
2005-Andrew Hadfield. "The End of the Republic: Titus Andronicus and Julius Caesar," from Shakespeare and Republicanism     280
Bibliography     301
Acknowledgments     305
Index     307

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