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Melnikoff, Kirk 1969-

Works: 6 works in 39 publications in 1 language and 1,216 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Editor, Author, Contributor
Classifications: PR2546, 828.309
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Kirk Melnikoff
Writing Robert Greene : essays on England's first notorious professional writer by Kirk Melnikoff( Book )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Robert Greene, contemporary of Shakespeare and Marlowe and member of the group of six known as the "University Wits," is the subject of this essay collection, the first to be dedicated solely to his work. Although in his short lifetime Greene published some three dozen prose works, composed at least five plays, and was one of the period's most recognized - even notorious - literary figures, his place within the canon of Renaissance writers has been marginal at best. Writing Robert Greene offers a reappraisal of Greene's career and of his contribution to Elizabethan culture." "Rather than drawing lines between Greene's work for the pamphlet market and for the professional theatres, the essays in the volume imagine his writing on a continuum. Some essays trace the ways in which Greene's poetry and prose navigate differing economies. Others consider how the full spectrum of his writing contributes to an emergent professional discourse about popular print and theatrical culture." "The volume includes an annotated bibliography of recent scholarship on Greene and three valuable appendices (presenting apocrypha; edition information; and editions organized by year of publication)."--Jacket
Edward II : a critical reader by Andrew Hiscock( Book )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christopher Marlowe's drama Edward II stands as one of the first plays to state English history, and it has long been seen as a master work on conflicts between the personal and the political. In its day, the play was popular in London's theaters and bookshops, and it continues to inspire actors, directors and audiences. Bolstered with a timeline tracking Marlowe's life and work, and up-to-date bibliography and an extensive index, this collection is an ideal and definitive guide to Edward II. --Cover
Robert Greene by Kirk Melnikoff( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While Robert Greene was the most prolific and perhaps the most notorious professional writer in Elizabethan England, he continues to be best known for his 1592 quip comparing Shakespeare to "an upstart crow." In his short twelve-year career, Greene wrote dozens of popular pamphlets in a variety of genres and numerous professional plays. At his premature death in 1592, he was a bonafide London celebrity, simultaneously maligned as Grub-Street profligate and celebrated as literary prodigy. The present volume constitutes the first collection of Greene's reception both in the early modern period and in our present era, offering in its poems, prose passages, essays, and chapters that which is most singular among what has been written about Greene and his work. It also includes a complete list of Greene's contemporary reception until 1640. Kirk Melnikoff's wide-ranging and revisionist introduction organizes this reception generically while at the same time situating it in the context of recent critical methodologies
Edward ii : a critical reader by Kirk Melnikoff( Book )

3 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professional drama in the twilight of the Elizabethan clown : playing and professional playwriting in the late 1580's and early 1590's by Kirk Melnikoff( )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing Robert Greene essays on England's first notorious professional writer( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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