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Maslen, R. W. (Robert W.)

Works: 8 works in 48 publications in 1 language and 1,425 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Illustrations  History  Stories, plots, etc  Outlines, syllabi, etc 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: PN1035, 808.1
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Publications about R. W Maslen
Publications by R. W Maslen
Most widely held works by R. W Maslen
Elizabethan fictions : espionage, counter-espionage, and the duplicity of fiction in early Elizabethan prose narratives by R. W Maslen( Book )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 363 libraries worldwide
English fiction writers of the 1570s worked at a time when the censorship system was growing increasingly rigorous in response to the perceived threat of infiltration from Catholic Europe. Maslen reappraises their achievements
Shakespeare and comedy by R. W Maslen( Book )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 332 libraries worldwide
"Comedy was at the centre of a fierce controversy that raged from the opening of the first purpose-built playhouse in 1576 to the closure of the theatres in 1642. Shakespeare's plays made capital of this controversy. In them he repeatedly invokes the case made against comedy by the theatre-haters: that it perverts the young and incites the old to gross political and social misconduct. His plays are filled with jokes that go too far, laughter that hurts its victims, wordplay that turns to swordplay, and acts of comic rebellion and revenge that threaten destruction to individuals, families and even states. His comedy is unsettling, and this is part of what makes it pleasurable." "Shakespeare and Comedy traces Shakespeare's exploration of the precarious status of the comic and the question of comic timing through close examination of eleven of his plays. This illuminating study succeeds in recapturing the sense of danger as well as delight that attached itself to theatrical laughter in Shakespeare's lifetime."--BOOK JACKET
Collected poems by Mervyn Peake( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 297 libraries worldwide
It is forty years since the death of Mervyn Peake (1911-68), the author of the much-loved Gormenghast novels. To mark the anniversary this first comprehensive edition of Peake's poetry is published. It includes every black-and-white illustration he made for his verse, together with many previously unpublished drawings. Of the more than 230 poems in the collection, over 80 are printed for the first time. Robert Maslen's detailed work on the manuscripts reveals the poems as a dazzling link between the fantasy world of Gormenghast and the narrative of Peake's own life and of the turbulent ti
An apology for poetry : or, The defence of poesy by Philip Sidney( Book )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 220 libraries worldwide
The Shakespeare handbook by R. W Maslen( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 114 libraries worldwide
Complete nonsense by Mervyn Peake( Book )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 96 libraries worldwide
'Nonsense', wrote Mervyn Peake, 'can take you by the hand and lead you nowhere. It's magic.' Peake (1911-68) is one of the great English nonsense poets, in the tradition of Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear. His verses lead the reader into places where cause is cut free of effect and language takes on a giddy life of its own. Malicious bowler hats threaten their owners, a cake is chased across an ocean by a rakish knife, aunts become flatfish or live on sphagnum moss. Fully annotated, with a detailed introduction, Complete Nonsense contains all the poems and illustrations from Peake's Book of Non
A study of the works of John Lyly and his predecessors in the context of changing attitudes to fiction in Elizabethan England by R. W Maslen( Book )
2 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Mervyn Peake by Mervyn Peake( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Alternative Names
Maslen, R. W.
Maslen, Robert W.
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