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Foakes, R. A.

Works: 161 works in 959 publications in 2 languages and 18,382 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Comedy plays  Tragicomedies  Diaries  Dictionaries  Quotations  Sources  Film adaptations 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Compiler, Contributor, Author of introduction, Honoree
Classifications: PR2828.A2, 822.33
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The comedy of errors by William Shakespeare( Book )
79 editions published between 1962 and 2007 in English and Undetermined 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
The life of King Henry the Eighth by William Shakespeare( Book )
97 editions published between 1957 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 1,612 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 tragedy of King Lear by William Shakespeare( Book )
57 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 1,144 libraries worldwide
Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play, discusses the author and the theater of his time
Henslowe's diary by Philip Henslowe( Book )
33 editions published between 1961 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,063 libraries worldwide
The diary of Philip Henslowe, owner of the Rose Theatre in London during the 1590s, remains the most valuable source of information about the workings of the Elizabethan public theatres. Discussions of theatres and drama in the age of Shakespeare routinely refer to Henslowe, whose 'diary' touches on every aspect of the day-to-day operations of the Rose and the companies of actors, especially the Admiral's Men. The diary preserves the account-book of an Elizabethan theatre owner who was also the father-in-law of the leading actor, Edward Alleyn, and contains many miscellaneous and personal entries. The first edition of Henslowe's Diary, published in 1961, has long been out of print. It provides a thorough introduction to the manuscript, a full transcription of the document itself and several helpful appendices and indexes. For this second edition one of the original editors, R. A. Foakes, has added a new preface and reading list
The revenger's tragedy by Cyril Tourneur( Book )
45 editions published between 1966 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,060 libraries worldwide
Dyster tragedie, udgivet kort efter dronning Elizabeth I's død
Shakespeare: the dark comedies to the last plays; from satire to celebration by R. A Foakes( Book )
27 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,058 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
The romantic assertion; a study in the language of nineteenth century poetry by R. A Foakes( Book )
46 editions published between 1958 and 1971 in English and held by 959 libraries worldwide
A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Book )
24 editions published between 1984 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 841 libraries worldwide
Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, discusses the author and the theater of his time, and provides quizzes and other study activities
The Columbia dictionary of quotations from Shakespeare by William Shakespeare( Book )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 840 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 )
18 editions published between 1971 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 818 libraries worldwide
Based on transcripts of the lectures by J. P. Collier
Hamlet versus Lear : cultural politics and Shakespeare's art by R. A Foakes( Book )
27 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 741 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 )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 634 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 )
40 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in English and held by 626 libraries worldwide
Claudio and Hero, awaiting their wedding, conspire to get the antagonistic Beatrice and Benedick to fall in love, unaware that they themselves are the target of a more sinister plot. Includes an introduction, explanatory notes, and a note on the text
Illustrations of the English stage, 1580-1642 by R. A Foakes( Book )
17 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 595 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
A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Book )
20 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 542 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
Romantic criticism 1800-1850 by R. A Foakes( Book )
27 editions published between 1968 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 519 libraries worldwide
Marston and Tourneur by R. A Foakes( Book )
11 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 487 libraries worldwide
Coleridge's criticism of Shakespeare by Samuel Taylor Coleridge( Book )
10 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 386 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare performed : essays in honor of R.A. Foakes ( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 336 libraries worldwide
The telltale by Malone Society( Book )
22 editions published between 1959 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 291 libraries worldwide
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Foakes, R. A.
Foakes, Reg
Foakes, Reg 1923-2013
Foakes, Reginald
Foakes, Reginald 1923-
Foakes, Reginald 1923-2013
Foakes, Reginald A. 1923-2013
Foakes, Reginald Anthony 1923-2013
R. A. Foakes Brits literatuurhistoricus (1923-2013)
Reginald A. Foakes britischer Literaturwissenschaftler
Reginald Anthony Foakes
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