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Muir, Kenneth

Works: 349 works in 1,990 publications in 5 languages and 43,031 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Study guides  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Spurious and doubtful works  Outlines, syllabi, etc  History  Poetry  Dictionaries 
Roles: Editor, Translator, Compiler, Honoree, Other, Author of introduction, Composer, Contributor
Classifications: PR2823.A2, 822.33
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Most widely held works about Kenneth Muir
Most widely held works by Kenneth Muir
King Lear : critical essays by William Shakespeare( Book )
191 editions published between 1952 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 3,160 libraries worldwide
Lear, the aging King of Britain, has chosen to lay aside the care of kingship and divide his kingdom between his three daughters. Their share is to be determined by their love for him. Two daughters speak with grandiose expressions of love while the third daughter finds nothing to say. The courts disinherit the third daughter, Cordelia. Much treachery, murder, and deceit ensued and Lear and Cordelia are captured and sentenced to death
The tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Book )
239 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,600 libraries worldwide
Macbeth and Banquo encounter three prophesying witches on their journey home from battle. Macbeth's ambitions are kindled by the witches' prediction that he will someday be king. In an effort to hasten the prophecy, he and Lady Macbeth plot the murders of those in the way. Under the strain of the heinous crimes, Lady Macbeth dies and Macbeth edges toward insanity. In the tragic climax, Macbeth is killed in a duel and Malcolm becomes king
Shakespeare: the comedies; a collection of critical essays by Kenneth Muir( Book )
18 editions published in 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,573 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
A new companion to Shakespeare studies by Kenneth Muir( Book )
41 editions published between 1971 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 2,029 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
Collected poems by Thomas Wyatt( Book )
80 editions published between 1949 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,643 libraries worldwide
This new edition of the poems of Sir Thomas Wyatt presents an accurate and intelligible text, with the annotation which today's general reader needs. The text is entirely re-edited and modernized, and, for the first time in a modern edition, the punctuation consistenly and successfully brings out the sense of the poems. The editor also offers several new readings. The present text will therefore considerably enhance the reputation of Wyatt, who already is widely regarded as the most important poet of his age. --Oxford University Press Donated by Barbara Einzig
The history of Troilus and Cressida by William Shakespeare( Book )
29 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and held by 1,382 libraries worldwide
Kenneth Muir, in his introduction, sets the play in its historical context, discusses its odd career in the theatre, examines Shakespeare's handling of his multiple sources, and assesses the contribution of interpretative criticism to a deeper understanding of this sombre examination of a fallen world
The sources of Shakespeare's plays by Kenneth Muir( Book )
24 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,248 libraries worldwide
First published in 1977. This book ascertains what sources Shakespeare used for the plots of his plays and discusses the use he made of them; and secondly illustrates how his general reading is woven into the texture of his work. Few Elizabethan dramatists took such pains as Shakespeare in the collection of source-material. Frequently the sources were apparently incompatible, but Shakespeare's ability to combine a chronicle play, one or two prose chronicles, two poems and a pastoral romance without any sense of incongruity, was masterly. The plays are examined in approximately chrono
Shakespeare's sonnets by Kenneth Muir( Book )
27 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in English and held by 1,136 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
John Milton by Kenneth Muir( Book )
45 editions published between 1945 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,098 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's tragic sequence by Kenneth Muir( Book )
32 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,075 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
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 sources by Kenneth Muir( Book )
40 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 992 libraries worldwide
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Last periods of Shakespeare, Racine, Ibsen by Kenneth Muir( Book )
14 editions published between 1959 and 1961 in English and held by 950 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 )
24 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 929 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 Kenneth Muir( Book )
29 editions published between 1960 and 1967 in 3 languages and held by 894 libraries worldwide
Five plays by Jean Racine( Book )
2 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 887 libraries worldwide
Racine was one of the greatest dramatists. The five plays included in this volume represent all phases of his career -- the first masterpiece, two plays of his middle period, the last great secular play, and the greater of the two biblical plays. In these modern and previously unpublished translations Professor Muir has made a delightful and important contribution. The translations, in blank verse, are intended not only for the general reader but for those who have long lamented that there are no versions of Racine suitable for production. - Back cover
Interpretations of Shakespeare : British Academy Shakespeare lectures by British Academy( Book )
16 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 884 libraries worldwide
Elizabethan lyrics; a critical anthology by Kenneth Muir( Book )
32 editions published between 1952 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 853 libraries worldwide
John Keats: a reassessment by Kenneth Muir( Book )
28 editions published between 1958 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 793 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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