William Shakespeare: The Critical Heritage, Volume 5

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Psychology Press, 1995 - Literary Criticism - 568 pages
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The Critical Heritage series 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 selected sources range from essays in the history of criticism to journalism and contemporary opinion, and 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 Critical Heritage is available as a set of 67 volumes, as mini-sets selected by period (in slipcase boxes) or as individual volumes.
 

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Contents

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205 SAMUEL JOHNSON edition of Shakespeare 1765
55
206 GEORGE COLMAN Johnsons edition reviewed 1765
177
207 WILLIAM KENRICK Johnson attacked 1765
182
208 WILLIAM GUTHRIE Johnson reviewed 17656
211
209 JAMES BARCLAY Johnson defended 1766
231
210 THOMAS TYRWHITT on editing Shakespeare 1766
238
211 GEORGE STEEVENS on Shakespearian scholarship 1766
243
225 CHARLES JENNENS on editing King Lear 1770
363
226 WILLIAM DUFF Shakespeares genius 1770
367
227 FRANCIS GENTLEMAN Shakespeare the dramatist 1770
373
228 PAUL HIFFERNAN idolizing Shakespeare 1770
409
229 EDWARD BURNABY GREENE rhetoric in Shakespeare 1770
416
230 JOHN ARMSTRONG Shakespeare and the Unities 1770
419
231 J R Ode to Shakespeare 1771
421
232 RICHARD CUMBERLAND adaptation of Timon of Athens 1771
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212 GEORGE STEEVENS proposals for a new edition of Shakespeare 1766
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213 RICHARD HURD Shakespeares pastorals 1766
255
214 RICHARD FARMER Shakespeares lack of classical learning 1767
259
215 WILLIAM GUTHRIE Farmer reviewed 1767
279
216 T W on three Shakespearian tragedies 1767
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217 GEORGE COLMAN Farmer criticized 1768
291
218 GEORGE COLMAN King Lear partly restored 1768
294
219 RICHARD WARNER Shakespeares language 1768
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220 EDWARD CAPELL introduction to Shakespeare 1768
303
221 ELIZABETH MONTAGU Shakespeares genius 1769
328
222 DAVID GARRICK Jubilee Ode to Shakespeare 1769
344
223 Unsigned oration In honour of Shakespeare 1769
355
224 Unsigned essay on the deficiencies of English drama 1769
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233 JOHN POTTER Shakespeare in the theatre 17712
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234 GEORGE STEEVENS Shakespeare in the theatre 17712
444
235 GEORGE STEEVENS advice to Garrick on adapting Hamlet 1771
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236 DAVID GARRICK adaptation of Hamlet 1772
460
237 Various writers Garricks Hamlet reviewed 17723
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238 GEORGE STEEVENS Shakespeare in the theatre 17723
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239 TATE WILKINSON adaptation of Hamlet 1773
504
240 GEORGE STEEVENS and SAMUEL JOHNSON edition of Shakespeare 1773
510
241 THOMAS HAWKINS English drama before Shakespeare 1773
552
242 EDWARD CAPELL notes on Shakespeare 1774
555
A SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
559
INDEX
561
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Page 15 - Shakespeare, that he assumes, as an unquestionable principle, a position, which, while his breath is forming it into words, his understanding pronounces to be false. It is false that any representation is mistaken for reality ; that any dramatick fable in its materiality was ever credible, or, for a single moment, was ever credited.

About the author (1995)

Brian Vickers is the author of "Francis Bacon and Renaissance Prose, The Artistry of Shakespeare's Prose, In Defence of Rhetoric, Towards Greek Tragedy, "and "Shakespeare: " ""Coriolanus.""

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