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Bate, Jonathan

Works: 159 works in 689 publications in 1 language and 20,917 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Poetry  Conference proceedings  Case studies  Historical drama 
Roles: Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Dedicatee, Director
Classifications: PR2835.A2, 822.33
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Most widely held works by Jonathan Bate
Soul of the age : a biography of the mind of William Shakespeare by Jonathan Bate ( Book )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 1,573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bate's Soul of the Age tells the story of the great dramatist while deducing the crucial events of Shakespeare's life, connecting those events to his world and work as never before, and revealing how this unsurpassed artist came to be
Shakespeare : an illustrated stage history ( Book )
11 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 1,348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A history of Shakespeare's plays as they have been performed on the English stage, presented through a series of essays by a variety of authors, discussing the theatres, the plays, and the men and women who staged, adapted, and performed them over the course of 400 years, from the fifteenth century through modern times
The genius of Shakespeare by Jonathan Bate ( Book )
31 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 1,225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Genius of Shakespeare is a new kind of biography: a biography of Shakespeare's talent and reputation, beyond the limits of his actual life. Part One explores the origins and development of his works, Part Two traces their effects on succeeding generations, and demonstrates how Shakespeare came to be regarded as the supreme dramatist
John Clare : a biography by Jonathan Bate ( Book )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Publisher's description: John Clare (1793-1864) is the greatest labouring-class poet that England has ever produced. No one has ever written more powerfully of nature, of a rural childhood, and of the alienated and unstable self, but until now he has never been the subject of a comprehensive literary biography. Here at last is his full story told by the light of his voluminous work: his birth in poverty, his work as an agricultural labourer, his burgeoning promise as a writer--cultivated under the gaze of rival patrons--then his moment of fame in the company of John Keats and the toast of literary London, and finally his decline into mental illness and his last years confined in asylums. Clare's ringing voice--quick-witted, passionate, vulnerable, courageous--emerges in generous quotation from his letters, journals, autobiographical writings, and his poems, as Jonathan Bate, the celebrated scholar of Shakespeare, brings the complex man, his beloved work, and his ribald world vividly to life
Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare ( Book )
38 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author offers a reappraisal of Shakespeare's bloodiest tragedy, "Titus Andronicus". The text puts forward arguments regarding the date of the play, its sources and its early stage history
Shakespeare and the English romantic imagination by Jonathan Bate ( Book )
18 editions published between 1986 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This study offers an account of the way Shakespeare influenced the creative practice and imaginative theories of the English Romantic movement. It shows Shakespeare's powerful presence in the letters and poetry of Keats, Byron, Blake and Coleridge and particularly in Shelley's "The Cenci."
Shakespeare and Ovid by Jonathan Bate ( Book )
28 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this account of the relationship between Shakespeare and his favourite poet, Ovid, Bate examines the full range of Shakespeare's works, identifying Ovid's presence not only in the narrative poems and pastoral comedies, but also in the Sonnets and mature tragedies
The Oxford English literary history ( Book )
in English and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Oxford English Literary History is the new century's definitive account of a rich and diverse literary heritage that stretches back for a millennium and more. Each of these groundbreaking volumes offers a leading scholar's considered assessment of the authors, works, cultural traditions, events, and ideas that shaped the literary voices of their age. The series will enlighten and inspire not only everyone studying, teaching, and researching in English Literature, but all serious readers
The song of the earth by Jonathan Bate ( Book )
22 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Jonathan Bate offers us the first ecological reading of English literature. What are the distinctions between 'nature', 'culture' and 'environment', and to what extent have their perception and significance changed since their appearance in the literature of the eighteenth century?" "The Song of the Earth ranges from greenhouses in the novels of Jane Austen to fruit bats in the poetry of Les Murray, by way of Thomas Hardy's woodlands, the rise of picturesque tourism, John Clare's birds' nests, Wordsworth's rivers, Byron's bear and an early nineteenth-century novel about an organ-utan who stands for Parliament."--BOOK JACKET
Complete works by William Shakespeare ( Book )
19 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An authoritative, modernized edition of the complete works of the great Elizabethan dramatist offers the complete texts of every comedy, tragedy, and history play, along with key facts about each work, a plot summary, major roles, sources, textual history, glossaries, and other helpful textual notes
"I am" : the selected poetry of John Clare by John Clare ( Book )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
""I Am": The Selected Poetry of John Clare is the first anthology of the remarkable verse of the great "peasant poet" that makes available the full range of his accomplishments."--BOOK JACKET
Romantic ecology : Wordsworth and the environmental tradition by Jonathan Bate ( Book )
12 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shakespeare : staging the world by Jonathan Bate ( Book )
9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The playhouse and the role of playwright were relatively new phenomena during Shakespeare's time, yet his audience spanned from royalty to the common man. This work shows what these audiences were finding out about the world through the eyes of the playwright. It uses Shakespeare's characters and locations as a way of showing how all the world was a stage, full of dramatic encounters between cultures and nationalities. Shylock is our way into early modern Jewish culture, Othello takes us to Africa and Caliban to the New World. For any lover of Shakespeare, the thought of time traveling back to London to see one of his plays at the Globe represents the ultimate theatrical fantasy. The look and feel of Shakespeare's London, the streets, shops, and churches the poet would have visited; the bookstalls where he found source material; the objects that appeared on his stages or sparked his imagination, what were they like? This book is based on a collection of objects that evoke London in 1612, bringing to life not only Shakespeare the man, but also the characters, places, and events, real and imagined, featured in his plays. The authors give readers a visual tour of Renaissance London, letting us glimpse the time and place through a series of objects that speak volumes about Shakespeare's day. Simon Forman's diary of 1611 provides a vivid account of attending a contemporary performance of A Winter's Tale; a dagger fished from the Thames gives new resonance to the gang violence of Romeo and Juliet; Henry V's saddle, helm, and shield, medieval relics that would have been a familiar sight in Westminster Abbey to Shakespeare's fellow Londoners, recall the history plays and their examination of the nature and conduct of war. And Guy Fawkes's lantern illustrates the Catholic counterculture revealed through the failed Gunpowder Plot, which later provided the inspiration for Macbeth. This work offers a new approach to one of the most creative imaginations in history and opens a window onto a fascinating moment in London's past. It reveals the world and key characters of Shakespeare's plays, focusing on London at a pivotal period in global history, and creates a unique dialogue between the objects and the texts of Shakespeare's life, work, and times
Shakespearean constitutions : politics, theatre, criticism, 1730-1830 by Jonathan Bate ( Book )
8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
English literature : a very short introduction by Jonathan Bate ( Book )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shakespeare and the twentieth century : the selected proceedings of the International Shakespeare Association World Congress, Los Angeles, 1996 by International Shakespeare Association ( Book )
6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In close to fifty sessions, the congress theme - "Shakespeare and the Twentieth Century" - allowed for critical approaches from many directions: through twentieth-century theater history on almost every continent; through a range of media representations from film to databases; through the changing theoretical models of the period that extend to the latest politically inflected readings; and through appropriations of the play-texts by modern art forms such as recent fiction."--BOOK JACKET
The public value of the humanities by Jonathan Bate ( )
14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Recession is a time for asking fundamental questions about value. At a time when governments are being forced to make swingeing savings in public expenditure, why should they continue to invest public money funding research into ancient Greek tragedy, literary value, philosophical conundrums or the aesthetics of design? Does such research deliver 'value for money' and 'public benefit'? Such questions have become especially pertinent in the UK in recent years, in the context of the drive by government to instrumentalize research across the disciplines and the prominence of discussions about 'economic impact' and 'knowledge transfer'. In this book a group of distinguished humanities researchers, all working in Britain, but publishing research of international importance, reflect on the public value of their discipline, using particular research projects as case-studies. Their essays are passionate, sometimes polemical, often witty and consistently thought-provoking, covering a range of humanities disciplines from theology to architecture and from media studies to anthropology."--Publisher's description
The Romantics on Shakespeare by Jonathan Bate ( Book )
15 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This anthology, the first comprehensive selection of romantic Shakespearian criticism, brings together contributions from contemporary giants of European literature, such as Schlegel, Coleridge, Hazlitt, Hugo and Keats
The Oxford illustrated history of Shakespeare on stage by Jonathan Bate ( Book )
6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hamlet by William Shakespeare ( Book )
9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents Shakespeare's play about an indecisive Danish prince urged on to revenge against his uncle by his murdered father, along with scene-by-scene analysis, commentary on past and current productions, and an overview of Shakespeare's theatrical career
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