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McMullan, Gordon 1962-

Works: 41 works in 188 publications in 1 language and 5,974 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Tragedies (Drama)  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Outlines and syllabi  Study guides  Tragicomedies  Fiction  Graphic novels 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator
Classifications: PR2831.A2, 822.33
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Most widely held works by Gordon McMullan
The life of King Henry the Eighth by William Shakespeare( Book )

27 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 614 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 )

13 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 375 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 )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 371 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 )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 344 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 )

20 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renaissance Configurations 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 tak
The Politics of tragicomedy : Shakespeare and after( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 293 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
The Norton Shakespeare by William Shakespeare( Book )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 227 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
Women Making Shakespeare : Text, Reception, Performance( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 200 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)"--
In Arden : editing Shakespeare : essays in honour of Richard Proudfoot( Book )

7 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
The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare( Book )

5 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This much-anticipated Norton Critical Edition of Shakespeare's best-known play is based on the Second Quarto, widely agreed to be the most authoritative early text. By carefully selecting extracts from sources, scholars, and scriptwriters, Gordon McMullan tells a series of stories about Romeo and Juliet, globally and from their legend's origins to the present day. The Norton Critical Edition includes: Introductory materials and explanatory annotations by Gordon McMullan as well as numerous images. Sources and early rewritings by Luigi Da Porto, Matteo Bandello, Pierre Boaistuau, Kareen Klein, and Thomas Otway, among others. Critical readings and later rewritings spanning four centuries and including those by Stanley Wells, Wendy Wall, Dympna C. Callaghan, Jill L. Levenson, Niah Cusack, David Tennant, and Courtney Lehmann."--
Late style and its discontents : essays in art, literature, and music( Book )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 99 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
Shakespeare in ten acts( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four hundred years after Shakespeare's death, it is difficult to imagine a time when he was not considered a genius. But those 400 years have seen his plays banished and bowdlerized, faked and forged, traded and translated, re-mixed and re-cast. Shakespeare's story is not one of a steady rise to fame; it is a tale of set-backs and sea-changes that have made him the cultural icon he is today. This revealing new book accompanies an innovative exhibition at the British Library that will take readers on a journey through more than 400 years of performance. It will focus on ten moments in history that have changed the way we see Shakespeare, from the very first production of Hamlet to a digital-age deconstruction. Each performance holds up a mirror to the era in which it was performed. The first stage appearance by a woman in 1660 and a black actor playing Othello in 1825 were landmarks for society as well as for Shakespeare's reputation. The book will also explore productions as diverse as Peter Brook's legendary A Midsummer Night's Dream, Mark Rylance's 'Original Practices' Twelfth Night, and a Shakespeare forgery staged at Drury Lane in 1796, among many others. Over 100 illustrations include the only surviving playscript in Shakespeare's hand, an authentic Shakespeare signature, and rare printed editions including the First Folio. These - and other treasures from the British Library's manuscript and rare book collections - feature alongside film stills, costumes, paintings and production photographs
A Book of homage to Shakespeare by Israel Gollancz( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ca. 200 hyldester i form af artikler og digte, såvel på engelsk som i original uden oversættelse, indsamlet og udgivet i anledning af 300-året for William Shakespeare's død
The Norton Shakespeare, based on the Oxford edition by William Shakespeare( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With more than 1,300 adoptions since publication, The Norton Shakespeare, Based on the Oxford Edition has brought the innovative Oxford text, the most far-reaching revision of the traditional canon in centuries, to the classroom in an engaging and accessible student edition
Norton shakespeare : histories by William Shakespeare( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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

The tempest by William Shakespeare( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edition of The Tempest is the first dedicated to its stage history. Drawing on a wide variety of sources, it examines four centuries of mainstream, regional, and fringe productions in Britain (including Dryden and Davenant's Restoration adaptation), nineteenth- and twentieth-century American stagings, and recent Australian, Canadian, French, Italian, and Japanese productions. In a substantial, illustrated Introduction Dymkowski analyses the cultural significance of changes in the play's theatrical representation, for example, when and why Caliban began to be represented by a black actor, and Ariel became a man's role rather than a woman's. The commentary annotates each line of the play with details about acting, setting, textual alteration and cuts, and contemporary reception. With extensive quotation from contemporary commentators and detail from unpublished promptbooks, the edition offers both an accessible account of the play's changing meanings and a valuable resource for further research
The tempest by William Shakespeare( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's valedictory play is also one of his most poetical and magical. The story involves the spirit Ariel, the savage Caliban, and Prospero, the banished Duke of Milan, now a wizard living on a remote island who uses his magic to shipwreck a party of ex-compatriots
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

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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 tempestThe tempest