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Antony and Cleopatra

Author: Harold Bloom; Neil Heims
Publisher: New York : Bloom's Literary Criticism, ©2008.
Series: Bloom's Shakespeare through the ages.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Shakespeare's play has been seen on one hand as a romance about the transcendence of love, and on the other as a lesson against neglect of duty. This study guide contains a selection of the criticism  Read more...

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Named Person: William Shakespeare; Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt; Marcus Antonius; Marcus Antonius; Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harold Bloom; Neil Heims
ISBN: 9780791096307 0791096300
OCLC Number: 191882097
Description: xii, 290 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Series introduction --
Introduction / Harold Bloom --
Biography of William Shakespeare --
Summary of Antony and Cleopatra --
Key passages in Antony and Cleopatra --
List of characters in Antony and Cleopatra --
Criticism through the ages --
Antony and Cleopatra in the seventeenth century --
From the preface to All for Love / John Dryden 1678 --
From "Address to Edward Tayler," in The loyal General, a Tragedy / Nahum Tate 1680 --
Antony and Cleopatra in the eighteenth century --
From "Some remarks upon the new-revived play of Antony and Cleopatra" / John Hill 1759 --
From "Notes on the plays," in The Plays of William Shakespeare / Samuel Johnson 1765 --
From Bell's Edition of Shakespeare's Plays / Francis Gentleman 1774 --
From Dramatic Miscellanies / Thomas Davies 1784. Antony and Cleopatra in the nineteenth century --
From Lectures on Dramatic Art and Literature / August Wilhelm Schlegel 1809 --
From Characters of Shakespear's Plays / William Hazlitt 1817 --
From Shakspeare, with Introductory Remarks on Poetry, the Drama, and the Stage / Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1818 --
From Shakespeare's heroines : characteristics of women, moral, poetical, & historical / Anna Murphy Brownell Jameson 1832 --
From Remarks on the differences in Shakespeare's versification in different periods of his life / Charles Bathurst 1857 --
From Shakespere : a critical study of his mind and art / Edward Dowden 1875 --
"The dark lady as a model --
the fall of the republic a world-catastrophe," from William Shakespeare : A Critical Study / Georg Brandes 1896. Antony and Cleopatra in the twentieth century --
From "Preface better than Shakespear?" from Three Plays for Puritans / George Bernard Shaw 1901 --
From "Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra," in Oxford lectures on Poetry / A.D. Bradley 1909 --
"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 1931 --
"Antony and Cleopatra," from The Meaning of Shakespeare / Harold C. Goddard 1951. "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 1972 --
"The significance of style," from Shakespeare's Living Art / Rosalie L. Colie 1974 --
"Antony and Cleopatra," from Northrop Frye on Shakespeare / Northrop Frye 1986 --
"Enter a messenger," from William Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra / Laura Quinney 1988 --
"Introduction," from William Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra / Harold Bloom 1988 --
Antony and Cleopatra in the twenty-first century --
"Antony's 'Secret house of death' : suicide and sovereignty in Antony and Cleopatra," from Philological Quarterly --
Bibliography --
Acknowledgments --
Index.
Series Title: Bloom's Shakespeare through the ages.
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom ; volume editor, Neil Heims.
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