William Shakespeare: The Critical Heritage Volume 1 1623-1692

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Brian Vickers
Routledge, Feb 1, 2013 - Literary Criticism - 460 pages
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The Critical Heritage gathers together a large body of critical sources on major figures in literature. Each volume presents contemporary responses to a writer's work, enabling students and researchers to read for themselves, for example, comments on early performances of Shakespeare's plays, or reactions to the first publication of Jane Austen's novels. The carefully selected sources range from landmark essays in the history of criticism to journalism and contemporary opinion, and little published documentary material such as letters and diaries. Significant pieces of criticism from later periods are also included, in order to demonstrate the fluctuations in an author's reputation.
Each volume contains an introduction to the writer's published works, a selected bibliography, and an index of works, authors and subjects. The Collected Critical Heritage set will be available as a set of 68 volumes and the series will also be available in mini sets selected by period (in slipcase boxes) and as individual volumes.
 

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Contents

16 JOHN DRYDEN Heads of an Answer to Rymer c 1677
196
17 THOMAS SHADWELL from his adaptation of Timon of Athens January 1678
204
18 EDWARD RAVENSCROFT from his adaptation of Titus Andronicus Autumn 1678
238
19 JOHN DRYDEN from his adaptation of Troilus and Cressida preApril 1679
249
20 THOMAS OTWAY from his adaptation of Romeo and Juliet SeptemberOctober 1679
295
21 NAHUM TATE from his adaptation of Richard II December 1680
321
22 NAHUM TATE on Shakespeares learning 1680
341
23 NAHUM TATE from his adaptation of King Lear March 1681
344

8 SIR WILLIAM DAVENANT from his adaptation of Macbeth November 1664
47
9 SIR WILLIAM D A VENANT and JOHN DRYDEN from their adaptation of The Tempest November 1667
76
10 JOHN DRYDEN from An Essay of Dramatick Poesie 1668
136
11 JOHN DRYDEN? prologue to Julius Caesar 1672
141
12 JOHN DRYDEN on the Jacobean dramatists 1672
142
13 THOMAS SHADWELL? from the operatic version of The Tempest adaptation April 1674
153
14 JOHN DRYDEN from All For Love December 1677
163
15 THOMAS RYMER from The Tragedies of the Last Age 1677
186
24 NAHUM TATE from his adaptation of Coriolanus January 1682
386
25 THOMAS DURFEY from his adaptation of Cymbeline Spring 1682
407
26 ROBERT GOULD from The PlayHouse A Satyr 1685
414
27 GERARD LANGBAINE from An Account of the English Dramatick Poets 1691
417
28 ELKANAH SETTLE? from the operatic adaptation of A Midsummer Nights Dream May 1692
424
A SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
441
INDEX
444
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