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McMullan, Gordon 1962-

Overview
Works: 36 works in 160 publications in 1 language and 5,310 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Tragicomedies  Comic books, strips, etc  Fiction  Graphic novels  Illustrated works  Artists' books  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator
Classifications: PR2833.A2, 822.33
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Most widely held works by Gordon McMullan
King Henry VIII (All is true) by William Shakespeare( Book )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the first fully annotated and comprehensive modern-spelling edition of King Henry VIII - known in its early performances as All is True - for over ten years. It makes full use of current scholarship on the dating, authorship, printing, and sources of the play, as well as critical interpretations, and includes an up-to-date survey of the play in performance. It is the first edition to make frequent use of Cavendish's life of Cardinal Wolsey, which seems likely to have influenced certain aspects of the play, as well as the other recognized sources in Holinshed, Hall, and Foxe." "On authorship, the editor concludes that Shakespeare and his younger colleague John Fletcher worked on the script together but that Shakespeare was probably the guiding spirit, as well as the principal author of several major scenes." "A fully detailed commentary and a selective collation of major variant readings appear immediately beneath the text. Special attention has been given to the frequent allusion to scripture and proverb lore. An index to all words glossed and authorities cited appears at the end of the volume."--Jacket
The politics of unease in the plays of John Fletcher by Gordon McMullan( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Fletcher (1579-1625) was Shakespeare's successor as chief playwright for the King's Company and wrote or collaborated on fifty-four plays. Yet although his work forms the single most substantial canon of drama to come down from the English Renaissance, it has remained largely unexplored by critics. Arguing that knowledge of Fletcher's oeuvre is essential to an understanding of Renaissance drama as a whole, this groundbreaking study analyses Fletcher's unique response to the particular cultural and political conditions of Jacobean theater. Fletcher wrote ironic, tragicomic plays premised upon complex cultural matrices that create unease in audience and critic alike. In examining the sources of this unease, Gordon McMullan rejects centralizing approaches and focuses instead on the social and political tensions - between London and the country, England and the colonies, women and men - that motivate the plays. In so doing, he seeks appropriate ways of reading a group of plays which, by way of their politics, generic complexities, and collaborative mode of production, appear to defy current critical practices
Shakespeare and the idea of late writing : authorship in the proximity of death by Gordon McMullan( Book )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What do we mean when we speak of the 'late style' of a given writer, artist or composer? And what exactly, then, do we mean when we speak of 'Shakespeare's late style' or Shakespeare's late work? In Shakespeare and the Idea of Late Writing, Gordon McMullan argues that - far from being a natural phenomenon common to a handful of geniuses who, in their last few years, enter a rejuvenated period of serene, abstract or (sometimes) difficult, resistant creativity, a transition typically attributed to old age or to the proximity of death - late style is in fact a critical construct. Taking Shakespeare as his exemplar, he maps the development of the idea of the 'late plays' from the later eighteenth century to the present, noting not only the mismatch between what he call the 'discourse of lateness' and the actual conditions of production and of authorship in early modern theatre but also the generativity of this discourse for subsequent projections of creative selfhood. This book offers the first full critique of the idea of late style and will therefore be of interest not only to literature specialists but also to art historians and musicologists and to anyone curious about the relationship of creativity to old age and to death."--Jacket
1 Henry IV : text edited from the first quarto : contexts and sources, criticism by William Shakespeare( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fully annotated edition of Willaim Shakespeare's "1 Henry IV", based on the First Quatro with an abreviated genealogy of the Mortimers and the House of Lancaster
Renaissance configurations : voices/bodies/spaces, 1580-1690 by Gordon McMullan( Book )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<EM>Renaissance Configurations</EM> is a ground-breaking collection of essays on the structures and strategies of Early Modern culture - as embodied in issues of gender, sexuality and politics - by a group of critics from the new generation of Early Modern specialists. The essays focus on the relations of public and private, of verbal and spatial, of textual and material, reading and re-reading texts, both canonical and non-canonical, with a textual and historical rigour often considered lacking in work with theoretical premises. The collection as a whole offers a clear sense of the direction to be taken by Early Modern studies over the next decade
The Politics of tragicomedy : Shakespeare and after( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading the medieval in early modern England by David Matthews( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written by medievalists and early modernists, essays in this volume consider the ways in which medieval culture was read and reconstructed by writers in early modern England. It also addresses the way in which early modern England, while apparently suppressing the medieval past, was in fact shaped and constructed by it
Women Making Shakespeare : Text, Reception, Performance( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Women Making Shakespeare presents a series of 20-25 short essays that draw on a variety of resources, including interviews with directors, actors, and other performance practitioners, to explore the place (or constitutive absence) of women in the Shakespearean text and in the history of Shakespearean reception - the many ways women, working individually or in communities, have shaped and transformed the reception, performance, and teaching of Shakespeare from the 17th century to the present. The book highlights the essential role Shakespeare's texts have played in the historical development of feminism. Rather than a traditional collection of essays, Women Making Shakespeare brings together materials from diverse resources and uses diverse research methods to create something new and transformative. Among the many women's interactions with Shakespeare to be considered are acting (whether on the professional stage, in film, on lecture tours, or in staged readings), editing, teaching, academic writing, and recycling through adaptations and appropriations (film, novels, poems, plays, visual arts)"--
The Norton Shakespeare by William Shakespeare( Book )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Norton Shakespeare has long been acclaimed worldwide for its vibrant introductions, first among them Stephen Greenblatt's General Introduction, a richly textured portrait of Shakespeare's work and world. This Third Edition introduces a meticulously edited new text created by an expert international team of textual editors, a new introduction to the theater of Shakespeare's time, new performance notes, and hundreds of fine-tuned glosses that aid readers' understanding of the plays and poems. More than 170 Elizabethan and Jacobean illustrations round out this handsome volume, which is indispensable to all who love Shakespeare
In Arden : editing Shakespeare : essays in honour of Richard Proudfoot( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of new and specially commissioned essays by an eminent team of Shakespeare scholars, focusing on the particular issues relating to the editing of Shakespeare and other Renaissance texts. The editing of dramatic and other literary texts has always been an important aspect of literary studies. In recent years, editing and the theoretical frameworks that underlie editing practices have become a lively and controversial focus of debate, sparked both by philosophical discussions on 'the death of the author' and by the technological challenges presented by the possibilities of electroni
Norton shakespeare : romances and poems by William Shakespeare( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Arden : editing Shakespeare : essays in honour in Richard Proudfoot by Ann Thompson( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays in honour of Richard Proudfoot
The tempest by William Shakespeare( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prospero, wise Duke of Milan, has been deposed by Antonio, his wicked brother and exiled with his daughter Miranda to a mysterious island. But Prospero possesses supernatural powers
Shakespeare in ten acts by Gordon McMullan( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politics of unease in the plays of Robert Fletcher by Gordon McMullan( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Late style and its discontents. Essays in art, literature, and music( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Late style' is a critical term routinely deployed to characterise the work of selected authors, composers, and creative artists as they enter their last phase of production-often, but not only, in old age. Taken at face value, this terminology merely points to a chronological division in the artist's oeuvre, 'late' being the antonym of 'early' or the third term in the triad 'early-middle-late'. However, almost from its inception, the idea of late style or late work has been freighted with aesthetic associations and expectations that promote it as a special episode in the artist's creative life. Late style is often characterised as the imaginative response made by exceptional talents to the imminence of their death. In their confrontation with death creative artists, critics claim, produce work that is by turns a determination to continue while strength remains, a summation of their life's work and a radical vision of the essence of their craft. And because this creative phenomenon is understood as primarily an existential response to a common fate, so late style is understood as something that transcends the particularities of place, time and medium
King Henry VIII (All is true) by William Shakespeare( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renaissance configurations : voices/bodies/spaces, 1580-1960 by Gordon McMullan( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opposing violence, building bridges : words written and spoken in the course of ordained ministry to a suffering and deeply troubled society : Ulster, 1969-1996 by Gordon McMullan( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Norton Shakespeare, based on the Oxford edition : volume 1: early plays and poems by William Shakespeare( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Norton Shakespeare has long been acclaimed worldwide for its vibrant introductions, first among them Stephen Greenblatt's General Introduction, a richly textured portrait of Shakespeare's work and world. This Third Edition introduces a meticulously edited new text created by an expert international team of textual editors, a new introduction to the theater of Shakespeare's time, new performance notes, and hundreds of fine-tuned glosses that aid readers' understanding of the plays and poems. More than 170 Elizabethan and Jacobean illustrations round out this handsome volume, which is indispensable to all who love Shakespeare
 
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Shakespeare and the idea of late writing : authorship in the proximity of death1 Henry IV : text edited from the first quarto : contexts and sources, criticismRenaissance configurations : voices/bodies/spaces, 1580-1690Reading the medieval in early modern EnglandIn Arden : editing Shakespeare : essays in honour of Richard ProudfootIn Arden : editing Shakespeare : essays in honour in Richard ProudfootThe tempestKing Henry VIII (All is true)