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Foakes, R. A.

Works: 194 works in 952 publications in 2 languages and 18,635 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Comedy plays  Sources  Diaries  Dictionaries  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Pictorial works 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Compiler, Contributor, Honoree, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR2828.A2, 822.33
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Most widely held works about R. A Foakes
Most widely held works by R. A Foakes
The comedy of errors by William Shakespeare( Book )

79 editions published between 1962 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,772 WorldCat member 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
The life of King Henry the Eighth by William Shakespeare( Book )

90 editions published between 1957 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 1,601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Henry is married to Katherine of Aragon, but he has been smitten by the charms of the Queen's Maid of Honor, Anne Bullen, and is tempted to divorce his dignified and noble wife
Henslowe's diary by Philip Henslowe( Book )

39 editions published between 1961 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The diary of Philip Henslowe, owner of the Rose Theatre in London during the 1590s, remains the most valuable source of information about the workings of the Elizabethan public theatres. Discussions of theatres and drama in the age of Shakespeare routinely refer to Henslowe, whose 'diary' touches on every aspect of the day-to-day operations of the Rose and the companies of actors, especially the Admiral's Men. The diary preserves the account-book of an Elizabethan theatre owner who was also the father-in-law of the leading actor, Edward Alleyn, and contains many miscellaneous and personal entries. The first edition of Henslowe's Diary, published in 1961, has long been out of print. It provides a thorough introduction to the manuscript, a full transcription of the document itself and several helpful appendices and indexes. For this second edition one of the original editors, R. A. Foakes, has added a new preface and reading list
The tragedy of King Lear by William Shakespeare( Book )

56 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tragedy concerning a petulant king and his three daughters. Amid much other, more political action, Lear is taken in by false avowals of love from two of his daughters, and disinherits a third because of her refusal to flatter him
Shakespeare: the dark comedies to the last plays; from satire to celebration by R. A Foakes( Book )

27 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1971. This volume explains and analyses the last plays of Shakespeare as dramatic structures. Beginning from the dark comedies, the author describes the ways in which Shakespeare was affected by the new techniques and possibilities for drama opened up by the innovations of the years after 1600, notably by the rise in children's companies. The main line of development of Shakespeare's dramatic skills is shown as leading from the dark comedies, through the late tragedies, to the last plays. A major part of the book is devoted to analyses of Cymbeline, The Winter's
The revenger's tragedy by Cyril Tourneur( Book )

44 editions published between 1966 and 2007 in English and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dyster tragedie, udgivet kort efter dronning Elizabeth I's død
The romantic assertion; a study in the language of nineteenth century poetry by R. A Foakes( Book )

44 editions published between 1958 and 1971 in English and held by 963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Columbia dictionary of quotations from Shakespeare by William Shakespeare( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The quotations are arranged by topic and indexed by character, play, poem, and keyword
A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Book )

24 editions published between 1984 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, discusses the author and the theater of his time, and provides quizzes and other study activities
Coleridge on Shakespeare; the text of the lectures of 1811-12 by Samuel Taylor Coleridge( Book )

17 editions published between 1971 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on transcripts of the lectures by J. P. Collier
Hamlet versus Lear : cultural politics and Shakespeare's art by R. A Foakes( Book )

27 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member 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 )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member 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
Much ado about nothing by William Shakespeare( Book )

39 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Claudio and Hero, awaiting their wedding, conspire to get the antagonistic Beatrice and Benedick to fall in love, unaware that they themselves are the target of a more sinister plot. Includes an introduction, explanatory notes, and a note on the text
Illustrations of the English stage, 1580-1642 by R. A Foakes( Book )

17 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 594 WorldCat member 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
A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Book )

20 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'A Midsummer Night's Dream' is perhaps Shakespeare's most popular comedy, & also a profound, archetypal play. In this new edition, the editor takes account of the number of important professional theatre productions & the large output of scholarly criticism on the plays which have appeared in recent years
Romantic criticism 1800-1850 by R. A Foakes( Book )

26 editions published between 1968 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marston and Tourneur by R. A Foakes( Book )

11 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coleridge's criticism of Shakespeare by Samuel Taylor Coleridge( Book )

10 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare performed : essays in honor of R.A. Foakes( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Troilus and Cressida by William Shakespeare( Book )

18 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member 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
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Alternative Names
Foakes, R. A.

Foakes, Reg

Foakes, Reg 1923-2013

Foakes, Reginald.

Foakes, Reginald 1923-

Foakes, Reginald 1923-2013

Foakes, Reginald A. 1923-2013

Foakes, Reginald Anthony.

Foakes, Reginald Anthony 1923-2013

R. A. Foakes Brits literatuurhistoricus (1923-2013)

Reginald A. Foakes britischer Literaturwissenschaftler

Reginald Anthony Foakes

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The life of King Henry the EighthHenslowe's diaryThe tragedy of King LearShakespeare: the dark comedies to the last plays; from satire to celebrationThe revenger's tragedyThe Columbia dictionary of quotations from ShakespeareA midsummer night's dreamColeridge on Shakespeare; the text of the lectures of 1811-12