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Maslen, R. W. (Robert W.)

Works: 10 works in 81 publications in 1 language and 2,934 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Illustrated works  Stories, plots, etc  Outlines and syllabi 
Roles: Author, Editor
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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 )
16 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 361 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 )
22 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 340 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 )
14 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 237 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 )
8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 196 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 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 times he lived in."--Jacket
The Shakespeare handbook by Michael Schmidt( Book )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
"The essential bluffer's guide to the complete works of William Shakespeare. Includes scenes from every one of Shakespeare's plays. Provides summaries of plots, characters and key themes. Illuminates and explains the Bard's greatest dialogue."--Book Jacket
Complete nonsense by Mervyn Peake( Book )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 103 libraries worldwide
During his lifetime, Mervyn Peake was best known for his novels about Titus Groan, the 'Gormenghast' trilogy, and his illustrations of 'Treasure Island', 'Adventures in Wonderland', and other classics. This book includes over 90 poems, together with 'The Adventures of Footfruit', a narrative in poetic prose
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 )
4 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare and Comedy (The Arden Critical Companions) by R. W Maslen( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 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
George Pettie, gender, and the generation gap by R. W Maslen( Article )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Alternative Names
Maslen, R. W.
Maslen, Robert
Maslen, Robert W.
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