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Foakes, R. A.

Works: 165 works in 985 publications in 2 languages and 19,030 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Comedy plays  Tragedies (Drama)  Juvenile works  Film adaptations  Tragicomedies  Diaries  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Compiler, Author of introduction, Contributor, Honoree
Classifications: PR2827.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 )

129 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 1,841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's adaptation of the Menaechmi of Plautus. A romantic comedy that tells of the complications which follow when the merchant Aegeon enters the enemy state of Ephesus in hopes of reuniting his family years after a shipwreck separates him from his twin sons, their twin slaves, and his wife
Shakespeare: the dark comedies to the last plays; from satire to celebration by R. A Foakes( Book )

33 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and held by 1,744 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
King Henry VIII by William Shakespeare( Book )

108 editions published between 1957 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 1,613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's play focusing on the period of Henry's life where he was growing tired of Catherine of Aragon and very fond of Anne Boleyn. Also stresses the plotting of Cardinals Woolsey and Cranmer
A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Book )

24 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 1,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An international team of scholars offers: modernised, easily accessible texts, ample but unobtrusive academic guidance, attention to the theatrical qualities of each play and its stage history, and informative illustrations, including reconstructions of early performances
The tragedy of King Lear by William Shakespeare( Book )

78 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'By far the best edition of King Lear - in respect of both textual and other matters - that we now have.'John Lyon, English Language Notes'This volume is a treasure-trove of precise information and stimulating comments on practically every aspect of the Lear-universe. I know of no other edition which I would recommend with such confidence: to students, professional colleagues and also the 'educated public'
The revenger's tragedy by Cyril Tourneur( Book )

51 editions published between 1966 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dyster tragedie, udgivet kort efter dronning Elizabeth I's død
Henslowe's diary by Philip Henslowe( Book )

31 editions published between 1961 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,048 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 romantic assertion; a study in the language of nineteenth century poetry by R. A Foakes( Book )

48 editions published between 1958 and 1971 in English and held by 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coleridge on Shakespeare; the text of the lectures of 1811-12 by Samuel Taylor Coleridge( Book )

19 editions published between 1971 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on transcripts of the lectures made by J.P. Collier
The Columbia dictionary of quotations from Shakespeare by William Shakespeare( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The quotations are arranged by topic and indexed by character, play, poem, and keyword
Hamlet versus Lear : cultural politics and Shakespeare's art by R. A Foakes( Book )

30 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 776 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
Modern Shakespearean criticism : essays on style, dramaturgy, and the major plays by Alvin B Kernan( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare and violence by R. A Foakes( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 638 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
Illustrations of the English stage, 1580-1642 by R. A Foakes( Book )

18 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 596 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
Romantic criticism 1800-1850 by R. A Foakes( Book )

27 editions published between 1968 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marston and Tourneur by R. A Foakes( Book )

11 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The telltale by Malone Society( Book )

24 editions published between 1959 and 1999 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lectures 1808-1819 on literature by Samuel Taylor Coleridge( Book )

8 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The comedy of errors
Shakespeare: the dark comedies to the last plays; from satire to celebrationKing Henry VIIIA midsummer night's dreamThe tragedy of King LearThe revenger's tragedyHenslowe's diaryColeridge on Shakespeare; the text of the lectures of 1811-12The Columbia dictionary of quotations from Shakespeare
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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