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Barber, Charles Laurence

Overview
Works: 37 works in 398 publications in 3 languages and 8,949 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Comedy plays  Pastoral drama  Juvenile works  Textbooks  Illustrated works  Sources  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Annotator, Performer, Commentator
Classifications: PR2803.A2, 822.33
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Most widely held works by Charles Laurence Barber
The English language : a historical introduction by Charles Laurence Barber( Book )

77 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The English Language: A Historical Introduction covers the history of the English language from its remote Indo-European origins to the present day. It provides substantial information about the English language at different periods, and introduces the main theoretical and technical concepts of historical linguistics. Chapters on the nature of language and on language change are followed by a chronological survey, beginning in the Prehistoric age and working down from Anglo-Saxon times to the twentieth century. Topics covered include vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, semantics, attitudes to language, and English as a world language. Short passages of English are used to illustrate the state of the language in different periods and all over the world, in a range of contexts
Early modern English by Charles Laurence Barber( Book )

42 editions published between 1976 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Linguistic change in present-day English by Charles Laurence Barber( Book )

35 editions published between 1964 and 1972 in 3 languages and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women beware women by Thomas Middleton( Book )

16 editions published in 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the great Renaissance playwrights, Middleton wrote tragedies essentially different from either Marlowe's or Shakespeare's, being wittier than the former and more grittily ironic than the latter. The genre of 'citizen tragedy' came into its own in the eighteenth century, but Middleton can claim to have created it: Bianca, wife of a middling commercial agent, arouses the lust of the Duke of Florence and becomes his mistress, first secretly, then openly and finally, after her husband has been seduced by the scheming Lady Livia and stabbed by Livia's brother, the Duke's wife. Livia plots he
A trick to catch the old one by Thomas Middleton( Book )

8 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetry in English : an introduction by Charles Laurence Barber( Book )

13 editions published between 1983 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is poetry? - Metre - Rhyme - Wyatt & Surrey - Blank verse - Metaphor and rhetoric - Lyric and ode - Narrative poetry - Chaucer ; Ballads - Love poetry - Religious poetry - Pastoral poetry - War poetry
A chaste maid in Cheapside by Thomas Middleton( Book )

10 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text is part of the 'New Mermaids' series of modern spelling, fully-annotated editions of English plays. Each volume includes a critical introduction, biography of the author discussions of dates and sources, textual details, a bibliography and information about the staging of the play
The story of speech and language by Charles Laurence Barber( Book )

4 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Starting with the crude beginnings of human speech, the author traces the rise of language families, then focuses full attention on the English language
The idea of honour in the English drama, 1591-1700 by Charles Laurence Barber( Book )

27 editions published between 1957 and 1977 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of language by Charles Laurence Barber( Book )

49 editions published between 1964 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theme of honour's tongue : a study of social attitudes in the English drama from Shakespeare to Dryden by Charles Laurence Barber( Book )

10 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The flux of language by Charles Laurence Barber( Book )

14 editions published between 1964 and 1969 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contributions to English syntax and philology by C. L Barber( Book )

14 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As you like it by William Shakespeare( Book )

14 editions published between 1981 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As You Like It, Shakespeare's most lighthearted comedy and one of the best-loved and most performed of all his plays, was probably written in 1599 or 1600, though it was not printed until the First Folio of 1623. As its witty heroine is Shakespeare's longest female role, the play's performance history is marked by notable Rosalinds, from Hannah Pritchard and Margaret Woffington (giving rival performances in 1741), to Helen Faucit, Ada Rehan, Peggy Ashcroft, Katharine Hepburn, Vanessa Redgrave, Ronald Pickup (in an all-male production of 1967), Juliet Stevenson, and many others." "In his introduction to this new edition Alan Brissenden suggests reasons for its delayed publication and discusses in detail how productions have changed radically over the years. Shakespeare's use of his sources, his handling of the themes of love, doubleness, and pastoral are also dealt with, as well as the significance of boys playing women's parts on the Elizabethan stage. Detailed annotations explain allusions, puns, and difficult passages, enabling student, reader, actor, and director to savour the humour and the seriousness of the play to the full. There are illustrations, and appendices on 'wit' and the songs, for which the earliest known music is printed."--Jacket
William Shakespeare : Richard III : notes by Charles Laurence Barber( Book )

13 editions published between 1981 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a straightforward explanation of the text that carefully leads students through the play to reach a better understanding and appreciation of it. York Notes, the ultimate best-selling literature guides, are a useful background for both quick-reference and insightful interpretations
Richard II by William Shakespeare by Charles Laurence Barber( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life and background - Summary and critical commentary - Themes and issues - Critical reception - Shakespeare's theatre
William Shakespeare, 'Henry V' : notes by Charles Laurence Barber( Book )

7 editions published between 1980 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry V by Charles Laurence Barber( Book )

5 editions published between 1980 and 1992 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard III : notes by Charles Laurence Barber( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The achievement of T.S. Eliot : an essay on the nature of poetry by F. O Matthiessen( Book )

8 editions published between 1958 and 1972 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The English language : a historical introduction
Alternative Names
Barber, C. L.

Barber, C. L. 1935-2000

Barber, C. L. (Charles Laurence)

Barber, Charles.

Barber, Charles 1935-2000

Barber, Charles (Charles Laurence)

Barber, Charles L.

Barber, Charles L. 1935-2000

Barber, Charles Laurence

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Early modern EnglishPoetry in English : an introductionThe story of languageAs you like itRichard II by William ShakespeareWilliam Shakespeare, 'Henry V' : notesHenry V