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Heilman, Robert Bechtold 1906-2004

Overview
Works: 80 works in 493 publications in 3 languages and 18,898 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Didactic fiction  Romance fiction  Comedy plays  Tragicomedies  Tragedies (Drama) 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Adapter
Classifications: PR2832.A2, 822.33
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Magic in the web : action & language in Othello by Robert Bechtold Heilman( Book )

30 editions published between 1956 and 2015 in English and held by 1,917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his earlier work on King Lear, Mr. Heilman combined a number of critical procedures to form a new and important approach to Shakespearian criticism. His study of Othello displays the maturity of insight and skill in analysis the years have brought him in developing his critical method. Mr. Heilman takes account of stage effects; he traces out literal and symbolic meanings; he analyzes plot relationships; he examines characters in terms of both their psychological and their moral situations, and style in relation to both character and meaning. He traces some effects due to historical meanings which have now been lost by certain words, and he tries to measure the impact of the drama upon, and its significance for, the modern consciousness. Mr. Heilman argues that Othello is at once "a play about love" and "a poem about love," and endeavors to find out how the poetry modifies and even helps determine the nature of the whole. He looks at numerous aspects of "action" (physical activity, psychological movement, intellectual operations) and "language" (speech habits, image types, recurrency in both literal and figurative language), and examines the essentially "dramatic" function of all of these. He finds the dramatis personae interwoven in relationships which may be seen, from one point of view, as "plot" and, from another, as the embodiment of complex themes. He treats Othello and Iago as figures that are not only fitted to a given stage but also represent permanent aspects of humanity-Iago with his "strategies against the spiritual order" and Othello with his "readiness in the victim." --from book description, Amazon.com
This great stage : image and structure in King Lear by Robert Bechtold Heilman( Book )

54 editions published between 1948 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This great stage: images and structure in King Lear, an enduring contribution to Shakespeare criticism, offers a profound and evocative view of what is "finally a play about the ways of looking at and assessing the world of human experiences."
Understanding drama; twelve plays by Cleanth Brooks( Book )

66 editions published between 1945 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plays included are: The great McGinty; A sum in addition; To a mouse; Lady Windermere's fan; Everyman; The twin Menaechmi; The London merchant; The school for scandal; Rosmersholm; The sea gull; Oedipus the king
The iceman, the arsonist, and the troubled agent; tragedy and melodrama on the modern stage by Robert Bechtold Heilman( Book )

15 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 1,129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tragedy and melodrama : versions of experience by Robert Bechtold Heilman( Book )

12 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 1,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare, the tragedies : new perspectives by Robert Bechtold Heilman( Book )

18 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of English drama before Shakespeare by Robert Bechtold Heilman( Book )

24 editions published between 1900 and 1967 in English and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The professor and the profession by Robert Bechtold Heilman( )

11 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ways of the world : comedy and society by Robert Bechtold Heilman( Book )

10 editions published between 1978 and 2018 in English and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ghost on the ramparts, and other essays in the humanities by Robert Bechtold Heilman( Book )

10 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents fourteen of R.B. Heilman's essays on the teaching of English and the profession of the humanities. Discussed are administrative ways and means, pedagogical shibboleths and heresies, uses and abuses of literacy, cliches of style, moot issues of history and criticism, and the nature of the humanities and their continuing significance. Chapter titles include "The Ghost on the Ramparts: a Chairman on the Chairmanship, ""Literature and Growing Up: The Ends of Literary Study, ""The Full Man and the Fullness Thereof: Printed Page versus Sound and Light, ""Except He Come to Composition, ""The Cult of Personality: Hell's Spells, ""Teaching Careers and Graduate School: Programs and Postures, ""Freedom from Speech: Vigilance Revisited, ""Verbal Traffic and Moral Freight: Gown and Town, ""Cliches and Anticliches: Critics and Others, ""The Antiquarians and the Up-to-Date: Attitudes toward History, ""Historian and Critic: The Types, ""Outside the Laws: The Humanities versus the Sciences, ""Humanisticism and Melodrama: Styles in Combat," and "Humanistic Education as Comedy: a Funambulist's Analogy." (Hod)
Modern short stories : a critical anthology by Robert Bechtold Heilman( Book )

12 editions published between 1950 and 1974 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The facts of life / W. Somerset Maugham -- Fifty pounds / A.E. Coppard -- The last day in the field / Caroline Gordon -- A worn path / Eudora Welty -- That evening sun / William Faulkner -- What we don't know hurts us / Mark Schorer -- Shivaree before breakfast / Jessamyn West -- Part of the act / Sidney Alexander -- A little cloud / James Joyce -- The secret life of Walter Mitty / James Thurber -- Effigy of war / Kay Boyle -- Sailor off the Bremen / Irwin Shaw -- Personal letter / William March -- Flowering Judas / Katherine Anne Porter -- Bliss / Katherine Mansfield -- The Gioconda smile / Aldous Huxley -- The basement room / Graham Greene -- The great fog / H.F. Heard -- The ape / V.S. Pritchett -- A hunger artist / Franz Kafka -- Mr. Andrews / E.M. Forster -- The apostate / George Milburn -- The forks / J.F. Powers -- The new dress / Virginia Woolf -- The lovely lady / D.H. Lawrence -- The use of force / William Carlos Williams -- The lottery / Shirley Jackson -- A clean, well-lighted place / Ernest Hemingway -- Mario and the magician / Thomas Mann
America in English fiction, 1760-1800; the influences of the American Revolution by Robert Bechtold Heilman( Book )

14 editions published between 1936 and 2005 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The taming of the shrew by William Shakespeare( Book )

24 editions published between 1966 and 2000 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unique features include an extensive overview of Shakespeare's life, world, and theater by the general editor of Signet Classic Shakespeare series, plus a special introduction to the play by the editor Sylvan Barnet, Tufts University. It also contains text, notes, and commentaries printed in the clearest most readable type. Special introduction by Robert B. Heilman, University of Washington
Understanding drama by Cleanth Brooks( Book )

14 editions published between 1945 and 1961 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The workings of fiction : essays by Robert Bechtold Heilman( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aspects of democracy by Robert Bechtold Heilman( Book )

5 editions published between 1941 and 1968 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jude the obscure by Thomas Hardy( Book )

13 editions published between 1966 and 1971 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jude Fawley's aspirations to the dignity and rewards of life are continually thwarted by tragic obstacles of fate
The Southern connection : essays by Robert Bechtold Heilman( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book collects the papers, together with the transcript of a panel discussion, that were the features of a conference held at Louisiana State University in 1985 to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the 'Southern Review.' It offers a a fascinating commentary on various aspects not only of one of the South's most important literary quarterlies but of twentieth-century southern writing in the broad context of the history of modern literature
The mayor of Casterbridge; the life and death of a man of character by Thomas Hardy( Book )

6 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Hardy's first masterpiece, The Mayor of Casterbridge opens with a scene of such heartlessness and cruelty that it still shocks readers today. A poor workman named Michael Henchard, in a fit of drunken rage, sells his wife and baby daughter to a stranger at a country fair. Stricken with remorse, Henchard forswears alcohol and works hard to become a prosperous businessman and the respected mayor of Casterbridge. But he cannot erase his past. His wife ultimately returns to offer Henchard the choice of redemption or a further descent into his own self-destructive nature. A dark, complex story, The Mayor of Casterbridge brims with invention, vitality, and even wit
The tragedy of Cymbeline by William Shakespeare( Book )

8 editions published between 1964 and 1988 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first full-scale edition of Cymbeline for thirty-seven years. Based firmly on Roger Warren's extensive experience of the play in rehearsal and performance, this edition shows how Shakespeare draws upon a wide range of sources to create a self-sufficient dramatic universe, combining virtuoso theatrical and poetic means to present a story of a marriage imperilled by mistrust and painfully rebuilt through the physical and spiritual journeys undertaken by the heroine and hero, set in a context of international conflict. A full and detailed commentary pays close attention to the play's complex, evocative language
 
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The professor and the profession
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The ghost on the ramparts, and other essays in the humanitiesAmerica in English fiction, 1760-1800; the influences of the American RevolutionThe taming of the shrewThe Southern connection : essaysThe mayor of Casterbridge; the life and death of a man of characterRobert B. Heilman : his life in letters
Alternative Names
Bechthold Heilman, Robert 1906-2004

Bechtold Heilman, Robert

Heilman, R. B. 1906-

Heilman, R. B. (Robert Bechtold), 1906-

Heilman, Robert.

Heilman, Robert B.

Heilman, Robert B. 1906-2004

Heilman, Robert B. (Robert Bechtold), 1906-2004

Heilman, Robert Bechtold 1906-

Robert B. Heilman educador estadounidense

Robert Bechtold Heilman

Robert Bechtold Heilman éducateur américain

Languages
English (387)

Spanish (1)

German (1)