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Gibbons, Brian 1938-

Overview
Works: 85 works in 407 publications in 2 languages and 6,870 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Comedy plays  Tragedies (Drama)  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Outlines and syllabi  Poetry  Fiction  Historical drama 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PR2825.A2, 822.33
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Publications about Brian Gibbons
Publications by Brian Gibbons
Most widely held works by Brian Gibbons
The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare( Book )
97 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,582 libraries worldwide
Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, discusses the author and the theatre of his time, and provides quizzes and other study activities
Measure for measure by William Shakespeare( Book )
30 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 1,009 libraries worldwide
"Since the rediscovery of Elizabethan stage conditions early this century, admiration for Measure for Measure has steadily risen. It is now a favourite with the critics and has attracted widely different styles of performance. At one extreme, the play is seen as a religious allegory; at the other, it has been interpreted as a comedy protesting against power and privilege. Brian Gibbons focuses on the unique tragi-comic experience of watching the play, the intensity and excitement offered by its dramatic rhythm, the reversals and surprises which shock the audience even to the end. His introduction considers how the play's critical reception and stage history have varied according to prevailing social, moral and religious issues, which have remained highly sensitive. This updated edition contains a new introductory section by Angela Stock, which describes recent stage, film and critical interpretations, and an updated reading list."--Jacket
Jacobean city comedy; a study of satiric plays by Jonson, Marston, and Middleton by Brian Gibbons( Book )
19 editions published in 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 899 libraries worldwide
The revenger's tragedy by Cyril Tourneur( Book )
29 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in English and held by 740 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."--Jacket
Shakespeare and multiplicity by Brian Gibbons( Book )
16 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and held by 461 libraries worldwide
Brian Gibbons presents the idea of multiplicity as a way of understanding the form and style of Shakespeare's plays: composed of many different codes, woven together in a unique pattern for each play, rather than variations on the fixed notion of comedy or tragedy. The method of this book is comparison, using an imaginative range of texts and a variety of new approaches, and there is lively discussion of modern stage performance. The study selects plays from different phases of Shakespeare's career. Comparison with major works by Spenser, Sidney and Marlowe is an important feature, while Shakespeare's re-use of his own previous work further demonstrates his artistic decision-making in action and suggests how he himself saw his own earlier plays and poems. Far from reducing the plays to a formula, Brian Gibbons shows how criticism can make articulate what popular audiences have always instinctively known, that the plays' sheer abundance and variety is their strength. This is an original book: it is scholarly, yet straightforward and lively, and it engages an issue of central interest
Jacobean city comedy by Brian Gibbons( Book )
16 editions published between 1968 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 416 libraries worldwide
The way of the world by William Congreve( Book )
15 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in English and held by 297 libraries worldwide
In this expressionistic Restoration comedy man is depicted in a distorted exaggerated fashion in order to make fun of ambition, nobility, idealism and government. It explores the battle for wealth and fortune as well as the search for security and constancy in courtship. This was a major influence on the theatre of the absurd
The Duchess of Malfi : sources, themes, characters by John Webster( Book )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 285 libraries worldwide
One of the most haunting tragedies written in the Jacobean period, 'The Duchess of Malfi' is a violent and macabre story of lust, madness, cruelty and revenge. First performed c. 1613-4 by the King's Men, probably at the indoor Blackfriars theatre and later at the outdoor Globe playhouse, this text is based on the only authoritative extant edition, the first quarto of 1623. While following many of the conventions of revenge tragedy 'The Duchess of Malfi' affords its protagonists a psychological depth that has prompted discussions, amongst others, of incest and lycanthropy
Elizabethan and Jacobean comedies ( Book )
4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 163 libraries worldwide
Elizabethan and Jacobean tragedies ( Book )
7 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and held by 160 libraries worldwide
Four plays by Christopher Marlowe( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
The life of Henry the Fifth by William Shakespeare( Book )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
Young King Henry of England asserts a hereditary claim to the throne of France, gathering an army and embarking on a course that will lead to one of England's greatest battlefield triumphs and forever change the face of Europe. Follows King Henry V as he unites his people, deals justly with traitors, leads his soldiers to victory, and ensures peace by marrying a French princess
The winter's tale by William Shakespeare( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
This romance revolves around a theme that occupied Shakespeare later in life: reconciliation. Wrongs committed by one generation, here a wife unjustly accused of adultery, are made right by the next generation
The growplan gardening guide by Brian Gibbons( Book )
2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
The poems : Venus and Adonis, the Rape of Lucrece, the Phoenix and the turtle, the Passionate pilgrim, A Lover's complaint by William Shakespeare( Book )
3 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
This is a fully annotated edition of all the poems which are now generally regarded as Shakespeare's, excluding The Sonnets. It contains Venus and Adonis, The Rape of Lucrece, The Phoenix and the Turtle, The Passionate Pilgrim, and A Lover's Complaint. The introduction to the two long narrative poems examines their place within the classical and Renaissance European traditions, an issue which also applies to The Phoenix and the Turtle. The Passionate Pilgrim is a miscellany of twenty sonnets and lyrics, containing only five poems which are certain to be Shakespeare's. John Roe analyses the conditions in which the collection was produced, and weighs the evidence for and against Shakespeare's authorship of A Lover's Complaint and the much-debated question of its genre. He demonstrates how in his management of formal tropes Shakespeare, like the best Elizabethans, fashions a living language out of handbook oratory
The new Cambridge Shakespeare by William Shakespeare( Book )
30 editions published between 1984 and 2001 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( Book )
2 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, with marginal notes and explanations and full descriptions of each character
Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare( Book )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
This updated edition features a discussion of recent critical & stage interpretations of 'Antony and Cleopatra', demonstrating how the theatrical design & imagination of this play make it one of Shakespeare's most remarkable works
The merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( Book )
4 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 21 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 taming of the shrew by William Shakespeare( Book )
5 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Presents an adaptation of Shakespeare's play The taming of the shrew. With captions
 
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Alternative Names
Gibbons, Brian
Gibbons, Brian Ch. 1938-
Gibbons, Brian Charles 1938-
Languages
English (294)
Italian (1)
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