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Foakes, R. A.

Works: 144 works in 734 publications in 2 languages and 18,018 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Juvenile works  Film adaptations  Diaries  Dictionaries  Sources  Biography  Pictorial works 
Roles: Editor, Compiler, Other, Honoree
Classifications: PR2827.A2, 822.33
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Most widely held works by R. A Foakes
The comedy of errors by William Shakespeare( Book )
85 editions published between 1962 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,771 libraries worldwide
Ford's Theatre Society presents NRT at Ford's Theatre, Michael Dewell and Frances Ann Dougherty producers, William Shakespeare's agreeable jest "The Comedy of Errors," directed by G. Wood, settings by Mr. Pitkin, lighting by Miss Musser, costumes by Miss Greenwood, music by Miss Redfield. Continuing in the repertory "John Brown's Body," the electrifying Pulitzer-Prize-winning epic of the Civil War by Stephen Vincent Benet, newly devised for the stage and directed by Mr. Sydow. Opening Tuesday March 26 and continuing in the repertory "She stoops to conquer, or the mistakes of a night," Oliver Goldsmith's lusty masterpiece
King Henry VIII by William Shakespeare( Book )
69 editions published between 1957 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 1,592 libraries worldwide
A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Book )
38 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,353 libraries worldwide
'A Midsummer Night's Dream' is perhaps Shakespeare's most popular comedy, & also a profound, archetypal play. In this new edition, the editor takes account of the number of important professional theatre productions & the large output of scholarly criticism on the plays which have appeared in recent years
Shakespeare: the dark comedies to the last plays; from satire to celebration by R. A Foakes( Book )
18 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and held by 1,070 libraries worldwide
First published in 1971. This volume explains and analyses the last plays of Shakespeare as dramatic structures. Beginning from the dark comedies, the author describes the ways in which Shakespeare was affected by the new techniques and possibilities for drama opened up by the innovations of the years after 1600, notably by the rise in children's companies. The main line of development of Shakespeare's dramatic skills is shown as leading from the dark comedies, through the late tragedies, to the last plays. A major part of the book is devoted to analyses of Cymbeline, The Winter's
Henslowe's diary by Philip Henslowe( Book )
20 editions published between 1961 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,037 libraries worldwide
The revenger's tragedy by Cyril Tourneur( Book )
36 editions published between 1966 and 2007 in English and held by 1,033 libraries worldwide
"This new student edition contains a completely re-edited text of the play and a new introduction examining this unique combination of poetic tragedy, macabre farce and satire, focused on the dark brilliance of the hero Vindice. It also views the play in wider contexts - of contemporary attitudes to women, as well as contemporary debates concerning rebellion against tyranny."--BOOK JACKET
The romantic assertion; a study in the language of nineteenth century poetry by R. A Foakes( Book )
38 editions published between 1958 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 964 libraries worldwide
The Columbia dictionary of quotations from Shakespeare by William Shakespeare( Book )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 872 libraries worldwide
The quotations are arranged by topic and indexed by character, play, poem, and keyword
Coleridge on Shakespeare; the text of the lectures of 1811-12 by Samuel Taylor Coleridge( Book )
13 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and held by 826 libraries worldwide
First published in 1971. The only substantial text of a series of lectures on Shakespeare by S T Coleridge is that provided by J P Collier's Seven Lectures on Shakespeare and Milton (1856). His text of these important lectures given by Coleridge in 1811-12 has been the basis of all modern editions. This edition is based on hitherto unpublished transcripts of the lectures made by Collier when, as a young man, he attended Coleridge's lectures. R A Foakes' introduction and appendices demonstrate the extent to which Collier revised and altered Coleridge's words for the edition he
The tragedy of King Lear by William Shakespeare( Book )
18 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 736 libraries worldwide
Presents Shakespeare's tragedy in which an English king foolishly splits his kingdom between the two daughters plotting his doom and disinherits his favorite for speaking out against him
Hamlet versus Lear : cultural politics and Shakespeare's art by R. A Foakes( Book )
21 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 727 libraries worldwide
This book focusses on the two plays of Shakespeare that have generally contended for the title of 'greatest' among his works. Hamlet remained a focal point of reference until about 1960, when it was displaced by King Lear, a play which at the same time ceased to be perceived as a play of redemption and became a play of despair. Foakes attempts to explain these shifts by analysing the reception of the plays since about 1800, an analysis which necessarily engages with the politics of the plays and the politics of criticism. Recent critical theorizing has destabilized the texts, has sought to abolish the frontiers of literature, and hence has undermined the notion of 'greatness' or any consideration of the plays as works of art. Foakes takes issue with such theories and reconsiders textual revisions, in order to argue for the integrity of the plays as reading texts and to recover a flexible sense of their artistry in relation to meaning. The book will be of interest to scholars and students of Shakespeare and to theatre-goers
Shakespeare and violence by R. A Foakes( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 616 libraries worldwide
"Shakespeare and Violence connects to current anxieties about the problem of violence, and shows how similar concerns are central in Shakespeare's plays. In the early histories and tragedies he took delight in outdoing Christopher Marlowe and other dramatists in spectacular stage violence for its entertainment value. His later plays on English history led him to consider violence in relation to rule, and in the context of the much debated question as to whether war can be just. The almost continual wars of the 1580s and 1590s no doubt affected him and led to scepticism about their value, a theme picked up in the classical plays. In these plays and in his major tragedies he also explored the construction of masculinity in relation to power over others, to the value of heroism, and to self-control. Shakespeare's last plays present a world in which human violence appears analogous to violence in the natural world, and both kinds of violence are shown as aspects of a world subject to chance and accident. This book is the first to examine the development of Shakespeare's representations of violence and to explain their importance in shaping his career as a dramatist."--Jacket
Much ado about nothing by William Shakespeare( Book )
33 editions published between 1968 and 2005 in English and held by 606 libraries worldwide
Leonato, a kindly, respectable nobleman, lives in the idyllic Italian town of Messina. Leonato shares his house with his lovely young daughter, Hero, his playful, clever niece, Beatrice, and his elderly brother, Antonio. -- from Sparknotes
Illustrations of the English stage, 1580-1642 by R. A Foakes( Book )
11 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 578 libraries worldwide
Gathers together all the important surviving visual evidence on the English stage from the rise of professional theatres in London to their closing in the Commonwealth period. Each illustration is accompanied by a commentary that describes what can be seen, assesses its significance and analyses the problems of interpretation. The illustrations are divided into five groups which are presented chronologically. The first group consists of maps, panoramas and views of London that contain theatre buildings. The second group includes drawings and title-page vignettes that illustrate specific actors, stages, or plans for converting halls into theatres. The third group is drawn from the printed texts of plays, and features frontispieces and title-pages that appear to relate to the staging and costuming of plays. The fourth group contains a few miscellaneous matters, notable the symbolic theatre drawings of Robert Fludd. The fifth section considers illustrations in playtexts apparently having no reference to the stage
Romantic criticism 1800-1850 by R. A Foakes( Book )
22 editions published between 1968 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 508 libraries worldwide
Marston and Tourneur by R. A Foakes( Book )
9 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 491 libraries worldwide
Coleridge's criticism of Shakespeare by Samuel Taylor Coleridge( Book )
8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 373 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare performed : essays in honor of R.A. Foakes ( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 329 libraries worldwide
Troilus and Cressida by William Shakespeare( Book )
13 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in English and held by 324 libraries worldwide
In the Trojan War, the Greek army is camped outside Troy and Achilles refuses to fight. Inside the city Troilus, the Trojan King's son, falls in love with Cressida, whose father has defected to the Greek camp. In an exchange of prisoners the couple are split. The honour of lovers and soldiers is tested as a fierce battle begins
The telltale by Anonymous( Book )
16 editions published between 1959 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 323 libraries worldwide
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Foakes, R. A.
Foakes, Reg
Foakes, Reg 1923-
Foakes, Reginald
Foakes, Reginald, 1923-
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