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Knowles, Ronald 1940-

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Works: 40 works in 147 publications in 2 languages and 3,853 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Juvenile works  Sources  Historical drama  Children's audiobooks  Poetry  Study guides 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Editor, Other
Classifications: PR2815.A2, 822.33
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Publications about Ronald Knowles
Publications by Ronald Knowles
Most widely held works by Ronald Knowles
Gulliver's travels : the politics of satire by Ronald Knowles( Book )
6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 855 libraries worldwide
The underlying thesis of Knowles's study is that Gulliver's Travels explores a dialectic between the commonplace and the wondrous, the fictive Whiggish Gulliver and the factual "Tory" Swift. Knowles views Gulliver's Travels as a major document in eighteenth-century Europe's struggle between progress and reaction, with Swift's combative skepticism resisting all forms of "modernism." Swift's ironic viewpoint, incisive humor, and fecund imagination lend Gulliver's Travels a richness that has secured its status as a literary masterpiece; readers of Knowles's lucid commentary will come away with a renewed appreciation and understanding of this important classic
The second part of King Henry the Sixth by William Shakespeare( Book )
23 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 542 libraries worldwide
This edition celebrates "King Henry VI Part 2" as one of the most exciting and dynamic plays of the English Renaissance theatre, with its exploration of power politics and social revolution and its focus on the relationship between divine justice and sin
Understanding Harold Pinter by Ronald Knowles( Book )
7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 514 libraries worldwide
"In Understanding Harold Pinter, Ronald Knowles presents a comprehensive, accessible introduction to the writing of the heralded British dramatist whose works for stage, screen, television, and radio have been performed throughout the world." "Describing the playwright's rejection of early-twentieth-century sentimentalism and his departure from the 1950s "kitchen sink" realism associated with Arnold Wesker and John Osborne, Knowles explains why audiences at large have had difficulty understanding and sympathizing with Pinter's work." "In a chronological survey, Knowles analyzes Pinter's plays - from The Room (1957) to Moonlight (1993) - as well as his films - from The Servant (1963) to The Trial (1993). Knowles divides the writer's voluminous output into two categories, "comedies of menace" and "memory plays." Identifying the fundamental structure of these works, he discusses their anti-sentimentalism, and comments on the themes - including menace, verification, identity, and power struggle - that have dominated Pinter criticism." "In addition to reviewing past critiques, Knowles offers fresh appraisals of Pinter's plays and screenplays. He touches on Freudian and absurdist criticism but devotes his primary efforts to original applications of more recent theoretical methods, including new historicism, audience reception, structuralism, feminism, gender studies, and postmodernism."--Jacket
Shakespeare's arguments with history by Ronald Knowles( Book )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 459 libraries worldwide
"Argument was the basis of Renaissance education; both rhetoric and dialectic permeated early modern humanist culture, including drama. This study approaches Shakespeare's English history plays, the Roman plays and Troilus and Cressida by analyzing the use of argument in the plays, by exploring the disjunction between verbal argument and the argument of action, and by exploring the wider importance of argument in Renaissance culture. Knowles shows how analysis of arguments of speech and action takes us to the core of the plays, in which Shakespeare interrogates the nature of political morality and truth as grounded in the history of what men do and say."--Jacket
Shakespeare and carnival : after Bakhtin by Ronald Knowles( Book )
19 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and Japanese and held by 349 libraries worldwide
This collection of essays is the first to reassess a range of Shakespeare's plays in relation to carnivalesque theory. The plays discussed include: 2 Henry VI ; Romeo and Juliet ; A Midsummer Night's Dream ; 1 & 2 Henry IV ; The Merry Wives of Windsor ; Hamlet ; Measure for Measure ; The Winter's Tale ; Henry VIII . Contributors re-historicize the carnivalesque in different ways, offering both a developed application, or critique of, Bakhtin's thought. This volume makes an original contribution to the study of change and continuity in Shakespeare and the Early Modern period
The birthday party and the caretaker by Ronald Knowles( Book )
9 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 305 libraries worldwide
The entertainment of His Most Excellent Majestie Charles II in his passage through the City of London to his coronation by John Ogilby( Book )
10 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 242 libraries worldwide
Henry IV, parts I & II by Ronald Knowles( Book )
12 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 125 libraries worldwide
King Henry VI by William Shakespeare( Book )
in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
The unity of the tempest. The tempest: elements and occasions by Ronald Knowles( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
The third part of King Henry the Sixth by William Shakespeare( Book )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
"In their edition of this sometimes neglected early play, Cox and Rasmussen make a strong claim for it as a remarkable work, revealing a confidence and sureness that very few earlier plays can rival. They show how the young Shakespeare, working closely from his chronicle sources, nevertheless freely shaped his complex material to make it both theatrically effective and poetically innovative. The resulting work creates, in Queen Margaret, one of Shakespeare s strongest female roles and is the source of the popular view of Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick as 'kingmaker'. Focusing on the history of the play both in terms of both performance and criticism, the editors open it to a wide and challenging variety of interpretative and editorial paradigms."--BOOK JACKET
Flowering the fields of Mars by Tom Schwartz( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
In this follow up to How Mother Nature flowers the fields, Mother Nature finds herself faced with an even bigger problem, as the population of Earth begins to show signs of a future predicament. Scientists are looking for other places besides Earth for mankind to live
King Henry VI by William Shakespeare( Book )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
How mother nature flowered the fields by Tom Schwartz( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Mother Nature tries to keep everything on Earth in balance. She found room on Earth for all her creatures and looked to mankind to maintain this balance, as they are her most intelligent creatures. When they went astray, Mother Nature found interesting ways to get them back on track
Henry VI, parts one, two, and three by William Shakespeare( Book )
in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare readers will further be able to understand and appreciate the text of this play with the help of explanatory footnotes on the language and expressions used and a history of Shakespearean theater and writing
Henry IV Part I and II ; introduction of Falstaff's debt; nescessity and time by William Shakespeare( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Henry IV, parts I & II: introduction to Falstaff's debt. Henry IV, parts I & II: necessity and time by Ronald Knowles( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Carnival and death in "Romeo and Juliet" : a Bakhtinian reading by Ronald Knowles( Article )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
King Henry VI by William Shakespeare( Book )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Henry IV by Sarah Wintle( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 1976 and 1984 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
 
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Knowles, Ronald 1940-...
ノウルズ, ロナルド
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English (121)
Japanese (3)
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