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Halio, Jay L.

Works: 74 works in 369 publications in 1 language and 19,912 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography‡vDictionaries  Dictionaries  Bio-bibliography‡vDictionaries  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography  Outlines and syllabi  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Author of introduction, Compiler
Classifications: PR2825.A2, 822.33
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Most widely held works about Jay L Halio
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Most widely held works by Jay L Halio
Twentieth century interpretations of As you like it; a collection of critical essays by Jay L Halio( Book )

9 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 1,583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragedy of King Lear by William Shakespeare( Book )

35 editions published between 1957 and 2012 in English and held by 1,537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new edition features a section on recent stage, film & critical interpretations of the play. Jay Halio takes the Folio as opposed to the Quarto text for this edition. He explains the differences between the editions as well as describing the literary, political & folkloric influences at work within the play
British novelists since 1960 by Jay L Halio( Book )

12 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 1,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains biographical sketches of representative British novelists whose work began to appear roughly around 1960
The merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( Book )

29 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Antonio, the merchant of Venice, who borrows money from Jewish moneylender Shylock and the disguised Portia, Antonio's love, who defends Antonio in court when Shylock demands "his pound of flesh" for failure to repay the loan with interest
Philip Roth revisited by Jay L Halio( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philip Roth is unquestionably one of the major literary voices of our time, one who has combined critical acclaim with a wide readership. Since the publication of Bernard F. Rodgers's Twayne study of Roth (1978), Roth's oeuvre has expanded considerably both in bulk and in range, with the publication of such major works as The Ghost Writer, The Counterlife, and Patrimony. Philip Roth Revisited is an entirely new look at this important writer's life and work. In this sensitive study Jay L. Halio interprets Roth as fundamentally a comic writer in the tradition of that great "sit-down comedian," Franz Kafka. Humor, Halio argues, is for Roth the vehicle of truth. The present volume is more than a study of a single theme in Roth's work, however for Halio gives full consideration to the many complexities of Roth's writings. Roth has always, for instance, been a writer deeply concerned with characteristically Jewish themes, often controversially so, as in his outrageously comic Portnoy's Complaint. Halio places Roth in his Jewish-American milieu, explaining both the similarities and the differences between Roth and other Jewish-American writers, and discussing the reception of Roth's work by the Jewish community. In the latter part of his career, perhaps influenced by the insistence of readers and critics on seeing the author himself in his protagonists, Roth has turned to the complex theme of the interweaving of art and autobiography a concern that has both intrigued and irritated some critics. Halio's analysis of this important element in Roth's work is perhaps the clearest available reading of a notoriously complex subject. Comic, subtle, intelligent, Philip Roth's literary art reps careful and sensitive reading. Halio's study will be valuable to students and scholars of American literature, and to general readers interested in learning about one of America's leading men of letters
King Lear : a guide to the play by Jay L Halio( Book )

10 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's description: In its timeless exploration of familial and political dissolution, and in its relentless questioning of the apparent moral indifference of the universe, King Lear is Shakespeare's darkest tragedy. It is also one of his most timely, for many of the issues it raises resonate loudly within our own era. Perhaps because of its contemporary relevance, it is one of Shakespeare's most frequently produced, taught, and studied works. And the amount of scholarship on King Lear is exceeded only be the complexity which that scholarship reveals. This book is a lucid and thorough guide to the play's roots and legacy. The volume begins with a discussion of the play's textual history, which is complicated by the different quarto and folio versions. It also addresses the merits of several recent editions. The book then looks at the literary, historical, and cultural contexts that inform the play. This is followed by an examination of Shakespeare's dramatic art, an analysis of the play's themes, and a summary of the different approaches critics have used to elucidate its meaning. A final chapter explores the play's rich production history, and a selected bibliography concludes the volume. As a guide, this reference successfully navigates the tremendous body of available scholarship and is a ready aid for a wide range of readers
Romeo and Juliet : a guide to the play by Jay L Halio( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Henry VIII (All is true) by William Shakespeare( Book )

31 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the first fully annotated and comprehensive modern-spelling edition of King Henry VIII - known in its early performances as All is True - for over ten years. It makes full use of current scholarship on the dating, authorship, printing, and sources of the play, as well as critical interpretations, and includes an up-to-date survey of the play in performance. It is the first edition to make frequent use of Cavendish's life of Cardinal Wolsey, which seems likely to have influenced certain aspects of the play, as well as the other recognized sources in Holinshed, Hall, and Foxe." "On authorship, the editor concludes that Shakespeare and his younger colleague John Fletcher worked on the script together but that Shakespeare was probably the guiding spirit, as well as the principal author of several major scenes." "A fully detailed commentary and a selective collation of major variant readings appear immediately beneath the text. Special attention has been given to the frequent allusion to scripture and proverb lore. An index to all words glossed and authorities cited appears at the end of the volume."--Jacket
Shakespeare, pattern of excelling nature : Shakespeare criticism in honor of America's Bicentennial : from the International Shakespeare Association Congress, Washington, D.C., April 1976 by David M Bevington( Book )

9 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turning up the flame : Philip Roth's later novels( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The time would appear ripe then to take a closer look at Roth's more recent or "later" fiction. That is the intent of this gathering of critical essays. This is the only essay collection devoted primarily to Roth's fiction of the last two decades. It includes fourteen essays, written by some of the leading Roth specialists in this country and abroad."--Jacket
Daughters of valor : contemporary Jewish American women writers( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical essays on Shakespeare's King Lear by Jay L Halio( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first quarto of King Lear by William Shakespeare( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet : texts, contexts, and interpretation by William Shakespeare( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The essays collected here derive in part from a series of lectures, "International Perspectives on Shakespeare," delivered at the University of Delaware during the academic year 1992-93 and partially supported by the Delaware Humanities Forum. By coincidence, three of the six scholars chose one of Shakespeare's most enduring and beloved tragedies, Romeo and Juliet, for their subject, but each approached the play from different points of view." "All the essays are published here for the first time in English. They offer new perspectives on Romeo and Juliet that all students of the play will find both illuminating and useful."--Jacket
Understanding Shakespeare's plays in performance by Jay L Halio( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding The merchant of Venice : a student casebook to issues, sources, and historical documents by Jay L Halio( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This casebook also considers contemporary applications, with essays and editorials on current hate groups in the United States, the treatment of women, and male bonding. This section, culminating with a poignant interview in which actor Hal Holbrook discusses his stage portrayal of Shylock, will leave readers with an appreciation for how profoundly relevant The Merchant of Venice remains for our time."--Jacket
Shakespeare, man of the theater : proceedings of the Second Congress of the International Shakespeare Association, 1981 by International Shakespeare Association( Book )

7 editions published between 1981 and 1984 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volpone by Ben Jonson( Book )

4 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Volpone tells of a magnifico of Venice with no wife or children to whom to leave his fortune. The prospect of such wealth invites to his house an assortment of greedy hopefuls, ready to prostitute any ideals in the pursuit of money. Volpone's parasite, Mosca, assists him in milking these pretenders as they deserve. When Volpone and Mosca practice their schemes on innocent victims, however, the play turns in a more unpredictable direction and ends in a series of surprises. Subplot figures enrich the narrative of satirical exposure of greed, and the play is wildly comic in its depiction of plotting and counter-plotting." "In this edition by two distinguished scholars, an introduction discusses the significance of this formative and brilliant play. Detailed commentary is provided on meanings of difficult words, lines, references, and the like. The edition is designed for classroom use in both schools and colleges as well as for the more general reader in search of the best of Renaissance drama."--Jacket
Critical essays on Angus Wilson by Jay L Halio( Book )

7 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As you like it : an annotated bibliography, 1940-1980 by Jay L Halio( Book )

7 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Halio, Jay

Halio, Jay Leon 1928-

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The merchant of VeniceKing Lear : a guide to the playRomeo and Juliet : a guide to the playKing Henry VIII (All is true)Turning up the flame : Philip Roth's later novelsDaughters of valor : contemporary Jewish American women writersCritical essays on Shakespeare's King LearThe first quarto of King Lear