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Maslen, R. W. (Robert W.)

Overview
Works: 10 works in 63 publications in 1 language and 2,341 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Illustrations  Stories, plots, etc  Outlines and syllabi  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PN1031, 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 )
11 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 349 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 )
17 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 334 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."--Jacket
An apology for poetry : or, The defence of poesy by Philip Sidney( Book )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 227 libraries worldwide
An Apology for Poetry (or The Defence of Poesy), by the celebrated soldier-poet Sir Philip Sidney, is the most important work of literary theory published in the Renaissance. Its wit and inventiveness place it among the first great literary productions of the age of Shakespeare. Since 1965 Geoffrey Shepherd's edition of the Apology has been the standard, and this revision of Shepherd's edition, with a new introduction and extensive notes, is designed to introduce Sidney's best-known work to a new generation of readers at the beginning of thetwenty-first century.Unfamiliar words and phrases are glossed, classical and other references explained, and difficult passages analysed in detail. This greatly expanded edition will be of value to all those interested in the Renaissance, from students and teachers at school and university to the inquisitive general reader
Collected poems by Mervyn Peake( Book )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 198 libraries worldwide
Published to mark the 40th anniversary of his death, this comprehensive edition of the poetry of Mervyn Peake includes pieces that touch on some of the most significant historical moments of the 20th century. His celebrated works range from the unemployment epidemic in pre-war Britain to the horrors of the blitz and the concentration camp at Bergen-Belsen, with each serving to anchor the fantasy world of his celebrated Gormenghast books. Black and white illustrations, drafted by the author, accompany the verse, along with previously unpublished illustrations and photographs
The Shakespeare handbook by R. W Maslen( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 122 libraries worldwide
Complete nonsense by Mervyn Peake( Book )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 95 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
Elizabethan fiction : espionage, counter-espionage, and the duplicity of fiction in early elizabethan prose narrative by R. W Maslen( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
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( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
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( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 library 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
Maslen, Robert W.
Maslen Robert#
Languages
English (63)
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