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Muir, Kenneth

Works: 375 works in 1,956 publications in 5 languages and 43,215 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Study guides  Handbooks, manuals, etc  History  Spurious and doubtful works  Outlines, syllabi, etc  Comic books, strips, etc  Biography 
Roles: Editor, Compiler, Translator, Honoree, Other, Author of introduction, Composer
Classifications: PR2343, 822.33
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Publications about Kenneth Muir
Publications by Kenneth Muir
Publications by Kenneth Muir, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Kenneth Muir
Most widely held works by Kenneth Muir
Shakespeare: the comedies; a collection of critical essays by Kenneth Muir( Book )
11 editions published in 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,570 libraries worldwide
From the Back Cover: Despite differences between Shakespeare's time and ours in language, in taste, in mores, his comedies still produce that sure sign of success-uninhibited laughter. But, as the critics in this volume ably contend, the world of Shakespearean comedy is made of more than make-believe, quick action, and brilliant repartee. Shakespeare's genius was to probe, delicately but deeply, subtle and enduring characteristics of humanity. Each play is set in a land of its own, yet through these lands move characters recognizable in our own world. The reality of these characters is only enhanced by ethereal creatures of the imagination like Puck and Ariel, who weave about them poetic merriment unsurpassed in comic literature. Among the essays in this volume are: As You Like It / Helen Gardener -- Winter's Tale/ Derek Traversi -- Helena/ G. Wilson Knight -- Shakespeare's Method: The Merchant of Venice / J. Middleton Murry
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Book )
173 editions published between 1952 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 2,557 libraries worldwide
Arena Stage, Thomas Fichandler, executive director, Zelda Fichandler, producing director, Kenneth K. Kitch, associate executive director, Edwin Sherin, associate producing director, Arena Stage presents "King Lear," by William Shakespeare, directed by Edwin Sherin, settings and costumes by John Conklin, lighting by William Eggleston, music by Charles Gross
A new companion to Shakespeare studies by Kenneth Muir( Book )
41 editions published between 1971 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 2,049 libraries worldwide
Study of Shakespeare's theatre.; Life of Shakespeare - The playhouses & the stage - The actors & staging - Shakespeare & the English language - Shakespeare & the use of rhetoric - Poetry - Shakespeare the Elizabethan & Jacobean dramatist - Music - Historical & social background - Shakespeare & the thought of his age - Shakespeare & the drama of his time - Acting styles
The tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Book )
204 editions published between 1951 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,921 libraries worldwide
Each book in the Arden Shakespeare series provides a full introduction to the featured work, discussing the critical and historical background to the play, and detailed notes and commentary on the same page as the text
Troilus and Cressida by William Shakespeare( Book )
23 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and held by 1,374 libraries worldwide
"Troilus and Cressida, long considered one of Shakespeare's most problematic plays, is both difficult and fascinating. Largely neglected during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, it has recently proved popular and rewarding on the stage as well as in the study. This edition questions certain received ideas about the play's text, especially the relationship between Quarto and Folio, and offers several new readings of old problems. Dawson's textual choices are often surprising but at the same time carefully grounded. He views the play from a performance perspective - frequently in the Commentary as well as in the detailed section on stage history in the Introduction. The Introduction also covers the cultural context in which the play was written, probes the controversy about its early performance, and provides extensive analysis of character, language, genre, and contemporary significance."--Jacket
The sources of Shakespeare's plays by Kenneth Muir( Book )
21 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,225 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's sonnets by Kenneth Muir( Book )
27 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in English and held by 1,130 libraries worldwide
This edition first published in 1979. Discussing Shakespeare's sonnets in relation to sonnets by Italian, French and English poets, Kenneth Muir shows how they were influenced by Shakespeare's reading of Sidney, Erasmus and Ovid and discusses their art in terms of construction, sound patterns and imagery. He considers the relationship of the sonnets to Shakespeare's dramatic writing, while stressing the dramatic element in the sonnets themselves. Finally he surveys the changing attitudes to the sonnets during the last three centuries
Collected poems by Thomas Wyatt( Book )
49 editions published between 1949 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,129 libraries worldwide
John Milton by Kenneth Muir( Book )
42 editions published between 1955 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,094 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's comic sequence by Kenneth Muir( Book )
14 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,065 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's tragic sequence by Kenneth Muir( Book )
32 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,063 libraries worldwide
First published in 1972. The emphasis of this book is that each of Shakespeare's tragedies demanded its own individual form and that although certain themes run through most of the tragedies, nearly all critics refrain from the attempt to apply external rules to them. The plays are almost always concerned with one person; they end with the death of the hero; the suffering and calamity that befall him are exceptional; and the tragedies include the medieval idea of the reversal of fortune
Last periods of Shakespeare, Racine, Ibsen by Kenneth Muir( Book )
14 editions published between 1959 and 1961 in English and held by 958 libraries worldwide
Lectures given by Kenneth Muir, King Alfred Professor of English Literature, University of Liverpool, about three authors-- William Shakespeare, Jean Racine, and Henrik Ibsen, at Wayne State University in 1959
Shakespeare as collaborator by Kenneth Muir( Book )
25 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 922 libraries worldwide
This edition first published in 1960. This book discusses the extent of Shakespeare's collaboration in the plays of Edward III, The Two Noble Kinsmen, Pericles and the lost Cardenio. It includes chapters on the dramatic value of the plays irrespective of authorship
The singularity of Shakespeare, and other essays by Kenneth Muir( Book )
11 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 896 libraries worldwide
Sir Philip Sidney by John Buxton( Book )
27 editions published between 1960 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 892 libraries worldwide
Features the full text of some poems written by English poet Philip Sidney (1554-1586), from the "Oxford English Verse 1900" and provided online by, Ltd. Includes "The Bargain," "Song," "Voices at the Window," "Philomela," and others
Interpretations of Shakespeare : British Academy Shakespeare lectures by British Academy( Book )
16 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 890 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's sources by Kenneth Muir( Book )
17 editions published between 1957 and 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 871 libraries worldwide
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Elizabethan lyrics; a critical anthology by Kenneth Muir( Book )
24 editions published between 1952 and 1975 in English and held by 853 libraries worldwide
The voyage to Illyria; a new study of Shakespeare by Kenneth Muir( Book )
30 editions published between 1937 and 2013 in English and held by 753 libraries worldwide
First published in 1937. This study argues that the plays of Shakespeare must be studied by comparison with each other and not as separate entities; that they must be related to one another, to the poems and to the Sonnets; that each individual play acquires a deeper significance from its setting in the corpus. Muir and O'Loughlin's critical analysis takes place against the personality of Shakespeare, asserting that that despite all their diversities a single mind and a single hand dominate them and that they are the outcome of one man's critical and emotional reactions to life
Shakespeare's styles : essays in honour of Kenneth Muir ( Book )
10 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 745 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Muir, Kenneth, 1907-
Muir, Kenneth Arthur.
Muir, Kenneth Arthur, 1907-
Muir, Kenneth Arthur 1907-1996
كينيث ميوار، 1907-1996
ميور، كينث، 1907-1996
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Italian (4)
German (1)
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