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Mahood, M. M. (Molly Maureen)

Overview
Works: 27 works in 316 publications in 2 languages and 10,579 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy plays  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Outlines and syllabi  Juvenile works  Concordances  Film adaptations  History  Fiction  Graphic novels 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, ed
Classifications: PR2825.A2, 822.33
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Most widely held works by M. M Mahood
Shakespeare's wordplay by M. M Mahood( Book )

64 editions published between 1957 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( Book )

47 editions published between 1949 and 2015 in English and held by 1,261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hath not a Jew eyes? Hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions?" Shylock's impassioned plea in the middle of The Merchant of Venice is one of its most dramatic moments. After the Holocaust, the play has become a battleground for those who argue that the play represents Shakespeare's ultimate statement against ignorance and anti-Semitism in favour of a liberal vision of tolerance and multiculturalism. Other critics have pointed out that the play is, after all, a comedy that ultimately pokes fun at a 16th-century Jew. In fact, the bare outline of the plot suggests that the play is far more complex than either of these characterisations. Bassanio, a feckless young Venetian, asks his wealthy friend, the merchant Antonio, for money to finance a trip to woo the beautiful Portia in Belmont. Reluctant to refuse his friend (to whom he professes intense love), Antonio borrows the money from the Jewish moneylender. If he reneges on the deal, Shylock jokingly demands a pound of his flesh. When all Antonio's ships are lost at sea, Shylock calls in his debt, and the love and laughter of the first scenes of the play threaten to give way to death and tragedy. The final climactic courtroom scene, complete with a cross-dressed Portia, a knife-wielding Shylock, and the debate on "the quality of mercy" is one of the great dramatic moments in Shakespeare. The controversial subject matter of the play ensures that it continues to repel, divide but also fascinate its many audiences
Poetry and humanism by M. M Mahood( Book )

46 editions published between 1930 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,223 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 807 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 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelfth night; or, What you will by William Shakespeare( Book )

52 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 510 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 )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 284 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 202 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 )

5 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 102 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

A John Clare flora by M. M Mahood( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four comedies by William Shakespeare( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 5 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

Unblotted lines : Shakespeare at work by M. M Mahood( )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Wordplay in "Romeo and Juliet" by M. M Mahood( )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Le théâtre dans les jeunes états Africaines by M. M Mahood( )

1 edition published in 1966 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Unbottled lines : Shakespeare at work by M. M Mahood( )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The fatal Cleopatra; Shakespeare and the pun by M. M Mahood( Book )

1 edition published in 1951 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[New Penguin Shakespeare ... d. T.J.B. Spencer ...] by William Shakespeare( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
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French (1)

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