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Mahood, M. M. (Molly Maureen)

Works: 46 works in 306 publications in 1 language and 9,991 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Concordances 
Roles: Author, Editor, ed, Other
Classifications: PR2997.P8, 822.33
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Most widely held works by M. M Mahood
Shakespeare's wordplay by M. M Mahood( Book )

62 editions published between 1957 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetry and humanism by M. M Mahood( Book )

45 editions published between 1930 and 1970 in English and held by 1,229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The strength of the seventeenth-century writers lies in their power to meet a challenge which later religious poets evaded. Donne and his followers are humanists, alive to all new discoveries about the physical world and the nature of man; but they are theocentric humanists, able to reconcile these discoveries with the central tenets of their faith as Christians. This book attempts to trace this reintegration in the work of the Metaphysical poets and of Milton, and suggests that in this reintegration lies the real affinity between seventeenth-century poetry and the Baroque mode in the visual arts
Joyce Cary's Africa by M. M Mahood( Book )

21 editions published between 1964 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of Joyce Cary's novels, letters and political articles to show the influence upon him of his years as a colonial administrator in West Africa
The colonial encounter : a reading of six novels by M. M Mahood( Book )

13 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bit parts in Shakespeare's plays by M. M Mahood( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Molly Mahood has written a wholly original survey of the small supporting roles which abound in Shakespeare's plays. The practice of doubling enabled Elizabethan dramatists to surround their principal characters with a host of lesser Lords, Soldiers, Messengers and Servants. This book argues that Shakespeare was well aware of the contribution that can be made to a play, not only by such memorable bit parts as the Apothecary in Romeo and Juliet, or Macbeth's Porter, but also by the thoughtful and resourceful stage presentation of Second Gentlemen and Third Citizens who have been allotted only a line or two apiece. Professor Mahood explores the different purposes served by such minimal characters, from clearing the stage to epitomising the overall effect of a comedy or tragedy. She then describes the entire corpus of minimal roles in a selection of plays, ranging from the early Richard the Third to The Tempest. In describing the intricate details of each role, the possibilities for cutting or doubling parts and deploying actors around the stage, Professor Mahood has addressed not only the scholar and Shakespeare lover, but also the practical interests of actors and directors
The poet as botanist by M. M Mahood( Book )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Besides exploring the relationship between poetic and scientific responses to the green world within the context of humanity's changing concepts of its own place in the ecosphere, Molly Mahood considers the part that flowering plants played in the daily lives, and therefore in the literary work of a number of writers who could all be called poet-botanists. A concluding chapter looks closely at the meanings, old or new, that plants retained or obtained in the violent twentieth century."--Jacket
Playing bit parts in Shakespeare by M. M Mahood( Book )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A unique survey of the small supporting roles, such as foils, feeds, attendants and messengers, that feature in Shakespeare's plays, exploring the various functions of these roles. Includes a new appendix, 'Who Says What?' and a character index
Unblotted lines: Shakespeare at work by M. M Mahood( Book )

4 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The place of English studies in an African university; an inaugural lecture delivered at University College, Ibadan University on November 17, 1954 by M. M Mahood( Book )

6 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four comedies by William Shakespeare( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Shakespeare's four most spirited comedies
The merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Mahood, M. M.

Mahood, Molly M.

Mahood, Molly Maureen

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Poetry and humanismThe poet as botanistPlaying bit parts in ShakespeareFour comediesThe merchant of Venice