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BeschreibungTitus Andronicus is still regarded by many as a bad play of dubious authorship. Its adversaries have abhorred the violence of the action and the apparent lapses in the quality of the verse. Since 1945, however, the play has been taken increasingly seriously in both the theatre and the study: the violence and cruelty it depicts were disconcertingly matched by the events of two World Wars. Hughes joins those critics who take the play seriously, arguing for its unity of theme and its grim humour, and demonstrates that it is the work of a brilliant stage craftsman, confident in his mastery of space, movement and verse. The text is based on the first quarto, supplemented by crucial additions and stage directions from the Folio. For this updated edition, a new section is included on recent stage, film and critical interpretations by Sue Hall-Smith. An updated reading list completes the edition. This updated edition of Titus Andronicus includes a section on recent stage, film and critical interpretations by Sue Hall-Smith. The text is based on the first quarto, supplemented by crucial additions and stage directions from the Folio. An updated reading list completes the edition.
InhaltsverzeichnisList of illustrations; Preface; List of abbreviations and conventions; Introduction: Date; Sources; Authorship; Early stage history; The Longleat manuscript; From the Restoration to the nineteenth century; Twentieth-century performance and criticism; Recent stage, film and critical interpretations by Sue Hall-Smith; Note on the text; List of characters; The Play; Textual analysis; Appendix 1. Titus Andronicus at the Rose; Appendix 2. Performance by a small company; Reading list.
PortraitWilliam Shakespeare (1564-1616) gilt als einer der größten Dichter und Dramatiker der Weltgeschichte. Er verfasste zahlreiche Dramen, Tragödien, Komödien und Gedichte, mit denen er schon zu Lebzeiten Anerkennung und Wohlstand errang. Aber erst in den folgenden Jahrhunderten wurde er zum Prototypen des literarischen Genies, ohne den die Entwicklung der neueren Literatur von Goethe über Brecht bis in die Gegenwart hinein undenkbar ist.
PressestimmenReview of the first edition: 'The great strength of Hughes's edition is its attention to the theatrical aspects of the play ... his discussion of the play in performance is illuminating.' Studies in English Literature
Untertitel: 'New Cambridge Shakespeare'. 2 Rev ed. 12 b/w illus. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Cambridge University Press
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2006
Seitenanzahl: 191 Seiten