Foakes, R. A.
Most widely held works about R. A Foakes
Most widely held works by R. A Foakes
The comedy of errors by William Shakespeare ( Book )
55 editions published between 1962 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,419 libraries worldwide
Ford's Theatre Society presents NRT at Ford's Theatre, Michael Dewell and Frances Ann Dougherty producers, William Shakespeare's agreeable jest "The Comedy of Errors," directed by G. Wood, settings by Mr. Pitkin, lighting by Miss Musser, costumes by Miss Greenwood, music by Miss Redfield. Continuing in the repertory "John Brown's Body," the electrifying Pulitzer-Prize-winning epic of the Civil War by Stephen Vincent Benet, newly devised for the stage and directed by Mr. Sydow. Opening Tuesday March 26 and continuing in the repertory "She stoops to conquer, or the mistakes of a night," Oliver Goldsmith's lusty masterpiece.
King Henry VIII by William Shakespeare ( Book )
51 editions published between 1957 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,301 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare: the dark comedies to the last plays; from satire to celebration by R. A Foakes ( Book )
11 editions published between 1971 and 2005 in English and held by 1,017 libraries worldwide
A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare ( Book )
22 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in English and held by 1,005 libraries worldwide
The romantic assertion; a study in the language of nineteenth century poetry by R. A Foakes ( Book )
25 editions published between 1958 and 1971 in English and held by 887 libraries worldwide
Henslowe's diary by Philip Henslowe ( Book )
9 editions published between 1961 and 2002 in English and held by 863 libraries worldwide
The Columbia dictionary of quotations from Shakespeare by William Shakespeare ( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 839 libraries worldwide
The quotations are arranged by topic and indexed by character, play, poem, and keyword.
King Lear by William Shakespeare ( Book )
28 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 812 libraries worldwide
Introduction (151 p.) includes historical background of the play's text and presentations.
The revenger's tragedy by Cyril Tourneur ( Book )
24 editions published between 1966 and 1996 in English and held by 806 libraries worldwide
Hamlet versus Lear : cultural politics and Shakespeare's art by R. A Foakes ( Book )
15 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 680 libraries worldwide
This book focusses on the two plays of Shakespeare that have generally contended for the title of 'greatest' among his works. Hamlet remained a focal point of reference until about 1960, when it was displaced by King Lear, a play which at the same time ceased to be perceived as a play of redemption and became a play of despair. Foakes attempts to explain these shifts by analysing the reception of the plays since about 1800, an analysis which necessarily engages with the politics of the plays and the politics of criticism. Recent critical theorizing has destabilized the texts, has sought to abolish the frontiers of literature, and hence has undermined the notion of 'greatness' or any consideration of the plays as works of art. Foakes takes issue with such theories and reconsiders textual revisions, in order to argue for the integrity of the plays as reading texts and to recover a flexible sense of their artistry in relation to meaning. The book will be of interest to scholars and students of Shakespeare and to theatre-goers.
Shakespeare and violence by R. A Foakes ( Book )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 587 libraries worldwide
"Shakespeare and Violence connects to current anxieties about the problem of violence, and shows how similar concerns are central in Shakespeare's plays. In the early histories and tragedies he took delight in outdoing Christopher Marlowe and other dramatists in spectacular stage violence for its entertainment value. His later plays on English history led him to consider violence in relation to rule, and in the context of the much debated question as to whether war can be just. The almost continual wars of the 1580s and 1590s no doubt affected him and led to scepticism about their value, a theme picked up in the classical plays. In these plays and in his major tragedies he also explored the construction of masculinity in relation to power over others, to the value of heroism, and to self-control. Shakespeare's last plays present a world in which human violence appears analogous to violence in the natural world, and both kinds of violence are shown as aspects of a world subject to chance and accident. This book is the first to examine the development of Shakespeare's representations of violence and to explain their importance in shaping his career as a dramatist."--Jacket.
Coleridge on Shakespeare; the text of the lectures of 1811-12 by Samuel Taylor Coleridge ( Book )
2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 570 libraries worldwide
Illustrations of the English stage, 1580-1642 by R. A Foakes ( Book )
10 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 547 libraries worldwide
Gathers together all the important surviving visual evidence on the English stage from the rise of professional theatres in London to their closing in the Commonwealth period. Each illustration is accompanied by a commentary that describes what can be seen, assesses its significance and analyses the problems of interpretation. The illustrations are divided into five groups which are presented chronologically. The first group consists of maps, panoramas and views of London that contain theatre buildings. The second group includes drawings and title-page vignettes that illustrate specific actors, stages, or plans for converting halls into theatres. The third group is drawn from the printed texts of plays, and features frontispieces and title-pages that appear to relate to the staging and costuming of plays. The fourth group contains a few miscellaneous matters, notable the symbolic theatre drawings of Robert Fludd. The fifth section considers illustrations in playtexts apparently having no reference to the stage.
Marston and Tourneur by R. A Foakes ( Book )
6 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 496 libraries worldwide
Romantic criticism 1800-1850 by R. A Foakes ( Book )
4 editions published between 1968 and 1972 in English and held by 458 libraries worldwide
Much ado about nothing by William Shakespeare ( Book )
20 editions published between 1968 and 2005 in English and held by 405 libraries worldwide
The tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare ( Book )
7 editions published between 1968 and 1996 in English and held by 324 libraries worldwide
On side A, Foakes and Muir conduct a critical discussion of Macbeth, mainly centering on the ways in which the play can be interpreted. Side B consists of readings of key scenes and extracts from the play in rehearsal conditions.
Shakespeare performed : essays in honor of R.A. Foakes ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 324 libraries worldwide
Troilus and Cressida by William Shakespeare ( Book )
9 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in English and held by 300 libraries worldwide
In the Trojan War, the Greek army is camped outside Troy and Achilles refuses to fight. Inside the city Troilus, the Trojan King's son, falls in love with Cressida, whose father has defected to the Greek camp. In an exchange of prisoners the couple are split. The honour of lovers and soldiers is tested as a fierce battle begins.
Coleridge's criticism of Shakespeare by Samuel Taylor Coleridge ( Book )
3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 281 libraries worldwide
Biography Brothers Canon (Literature) Comedy Courtship Criticism Criticism, interpretation, etc. Criticism and interpretation Diaries Dictionaries Drama Dramatists, English--Early modern England England--London English drama English drama--Early modern and Elizabethan English literature English poetry Figures of speech Great Britain Greece Greece--Athens Hamlet (Shakespeare, William) Henry--VIII,--King of England,--1491-1547 Henslowe, Philip,--d. 1616 History Humorous plays King Lear (Shakespeare, William) Lear, King (Legendary character) Literature Marston, John,--1575?-1634 Milton, John,--1608-1674 Mistaken identity Politics and literature Quotations Quotations, English Revenge Romanticism Shakespeare, William,--1564-1616 Shipwreck victims Sources Theater Theatrical managers Tourneur, Cyril,--1575?-1626 Tragedy Tragicomedy Transmission of texts Twins Violence War
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Foakes, Reginald, 1923-