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Shakespeare and the idea of late writing

Gordon McMullan

Shakespeare and the idea of late writing

authorship in the proximity of death

by Gordon McMullan

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616 -- Literary style,
  • Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616 -- Criticism and interpretation,
  • Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616 -- Dramatic production,
  • Style, Literary,
  • Authorship -- Psychological aspects,
  • Old age -- Psychological aspects,
  • Death -- Psychological aspects

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index

    StatementGordon McMullan
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR3072 .M36 2007
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 402 p. ;
    Number of Pages402
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17256530M
    ISBN 10052186304X
    ISBN 109780521863049

    Who really wrote Shakespeare? As James Shapiro's new book rehearses the loony arguments about our greatest playwright, Robert McCrum asks some of today's finest Shakespearean actors and directors. Terry Nyquist English Dr. Delahoyde 2 December The Bear Understanding: The Presence and Meaning of the Bear in Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale. Upon first encounter, the startling stage direction, "Exit, pursued by a bear" (), denoting the demise of old Antigonus in Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, seems oddly, comically to drop out of thin air.

    Several of Shakespeare’s plays had been published previously in quarto form (a different way of folding and arranging a book which resulted in eight pages of . William Shakespeare (Joseph Fiennes) is a known but struggling poet, playwright, and actor, who not only has sold his next play to both Philip Henslowe (Geoffrey Rush) and Richard Burbage (Martin Clunes), but now faces a far more difficult problem: he is bereft of ideas and has yet to begin writing.

      Bearman explains how Shakespeare turned the hitherto humble craft of playwriting into a very comfortable living, writing exclusively for his company as shareholder by the late 4/5. William Shakespeare, James Boswell, Alexander Pope, Samuel Johnson, Edward Capell (). “The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare”, p Never durst poet touch a pen to write Until his ink were temper'd with Love's sighs.


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"Gordon McMullan's Shakespeare and the Idea of Late Writing is easily the best critical study of Shakespeare to appear this year.

Packed with insights both theoretical and historical-and ranging from Edmond Malone to Henry James to Edward Said--it's the kind of book that literary scholars (as well as art and music historians) will want to keep close at hand."Cited by: Reviews of the hardback:'Gordon McMullan’s Shakespeare and the Idea of Late Writing is easily the best critical study of Shakespeare to appear this year.

Packed with insights both theoretical and historical - and ranging from Edmond Malone Shakespeare and the idea of late writing book Henry James to Edward Said - it’s the kind of book that literary scholars (as well as art and music historians) will want to keep close at hand.'Cited by: : Shakespeare and the Idea of Late Writing: Authorship in the Proximity of Death (): McMullan, Gordon: Books.

McMullan wishes to provide a historical narrative about the development of the idea of the "late period" of an artist. While a specialist in Shakespeare, his book frequently dips into music (Beethoven, Stravinsky) and art history (Rembrandt, Titian, Picasso) to see the origins and characteristic assumptions of "late style".4/5.

SHAKESPEARE AND THE IDEA OF LATE WRITING According to theideaof‘late style’, intheirlast few years, certain great artists, writers or composers enter a rejuvenated phase of serene, abstract, archaic or childlike creativity, a phenomenon held to result from the proximity of death.

Gordon McMullan. Shakespeare and the Idea of Late Writing - by Gordon McMullan December Skip to main content Accessibility help We use cookies to distinguish you from other users and to provide you with a better experience on our websites.

In Shakespeare and the Idea of Late Writing, Gordon McMullan argues that - far from being a natural phenomenon common to a handful of geniuses who, in their last few years, enter a rejuvenated period of serene, abstract or (sometimes) difficult, resistant creativity, a transition typically attributed to old age or to the proximity of death - late style is in fact a critical construct.

Reviews of the hardback: 'Gordon McMullan's Shakespeare and the Idea of Late Writing is easily the best critical study of Shakespeare to appear this year. Packed with insights both theoretical and historical - and ranging from Edmond Malone to Henry James to Edward Said - it's the kind of book that literary scholars (as well as art and music historians) will want to keep close at hand.'Author: Gordon McMullan.

The late romances, often simply called the romances, are a grouping of William Shakespeare's last plays, comprising Pericles, Prince of Tyre; Cymbeline; The Winter's Tale; and The Tempest. The Two Noble Kinsmen, of which Shakespeare was co-author, is sometimes also included in the term "romances" was first used for these late works in Edward Dowden's Shakespeare: A Critical.

And, no, I will not attempt to do justice to William Shakespeare nor the story. I will simply take what I find of use and write my own story. And, yes, I will have the nerve to call it Macbeth.” Becky Hardie, deputy publishing director at Chatto & Windus/Hogarth, said: “We can’t wait to see what Jo does with Shakespeare’s murderous play.”.

Reviews of the hardback: 'Gordon McMullan's Shakespeare and the Idea of Late Writing is easily the best critical study of Shakespeare to appear this year. Packed with insights both theoretical and historical - and ranging from Edmond Malone to Henry James to Edward Said - it's the kind of book that literary scholars (as well as art and music historians) will want to keep close at hand.'.

William Shakespeare (bapt. 26 April – 23 April ) was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's greatest dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon" (or simply "the Bard").

His extant works, including collaborations, consist of some 39 plays, sonnets, two long narrative Children: Susanna Hall, Hamnet Shakespeare. Buy Shakespeare and the Idea of Late Writing: Authorship in the Proximity of Death by Gordon McMullan online at Alibris.

We have new and used copies available, in 0 edition - starting at. Shop : Gordon Mcmullan. William Shakespeare is widely regarded as one of the greatest writers in the English language.

He was born on or around 23 April in Stratford-upon-Avon, the eldest son of John Shakespeare, a prosperous glover and local dignitary, and Mary Arden, the daughter of a wealthy :   Jeanette Winterson is set to write a "cover version" of Shakespeare's late play, The Winter's Tale, as part of a "major" new project reimagining Shakespeare's canon for.

Shakespeare used stories from older books of all sorts for his non-historical plays. He borrowed from Latin and Greek authors as well as adapting stories from elsewhere in Europe. William Shakespeare - William Shakespeare - Shakespeare’s sources: With a few exceptions, Shakespeare did not invent the plots of his plays.

Sometimes he used old stories (Hamlet, Pericles). Sometimes he worked from the stories of comparatively recent Italian writers, such as Giovanni Boccaccio—using both well-known stories (Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing) and little.

“This meant that his days were free, for the first time since the early s, to collaborate with other playwrights,” Shapiro wrote in his book The Year of Lear: Shakespeare inthe best.

Apmarks the th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. That also means it's been about years since people started arguing about whether or not Shakespeare really wrote Shakespeare.

Paleography. Serious study of Shakespeare's handwriting began in the 18th century with scholars Edmond Malone and George the late nineteenth century paleographers began to make detailed study of the evidence in the hope of identifying Shakespeare's handwriting in other surviving documents.

In those cases when the actual handwriting is not extant, the study of the published texts. Shakespeare's Sources for Macbeth Shakespeare's chief source for Macbeth was Holinshed's Chronicles (Macbeth), who based his account of Scotland's history, and Macbeth's in particular, on the Scotorum Historiae, written in by Hector minor sources contributed to Shakespeare's dramatic version of history, including Reginald Scot's Discovery of Witchcraft, and Daemonologie.Shakespeare wrote all of his plays for the same reason, to make money.

Academics have noted that four of his late plays (Pericles, Cymbeline, The Winter's Tale and the Tempest) seem to deal with.King James I: Shakespeare's Patron. From Shakespeare's patrons & other essays by Henry Brown.

London: J. M. Dent & sons. King James I was a great admirer of poetry and the drama from his earliest days, and later in life he appears chiefly to have regarded and favoured dramatic art.