Bevington, David M.
Most widely held works by David M Bevington
Twentieth century interpretations of Hamlet ; a collection of critical essays by David M Bevington ( Book )
5 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 1,920 libraries worldwide
A collection of critical essays and commentary on Shakespeare's Hamlet.
Shakespeare by David M Bevington ( Book )
16 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,315 libraries worldwide
[In this book, the author] provides a solid introduction to Shakespeare studies. [He] approaches Shakespeare by examining the poet and playwright's use of themes central to the human condition (love and sex, coming of age, jealousy and friendship, politics and philosophy, and more), devoting a chapter to each of the themes and illustrating his points with critically evaluated examples from Shakespeare's plays. A short list of significant additional readings is included. By emphasizing how much humans born in the 20th century share with humans who lived in the 17th century, [he also] minimizes the difficulties many students typically have when they try to study Shakespeare.-Library Journal.
From Mankind to Marlowe; growth of structure in the popular drama of Tudor England by David M Bevington ( Book )
16 editions published between 1962 and 1981 in English and held by 1,188 libraries worldwide
Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare ( Book )
23 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 1,137 libraries worldwide
A magnificent drama of love and war, this riveting tragedy presents one of Shakespeare's greatest female characters-the seductive, cunning Egyptian queen Cleopatra. The Roman leader Mark Antony, a virtual prisoner of his passion for her, is a man torn between pleasure and virtue, between sensual indolence and duty-between an empire and love. Bold, rich, and splendid in its setting and emotions, Antony And Cleopatra ranks among Shakespeare's supreme achievements.
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare ( Book )
12 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 1,102 libraries worldwide
Two lovers are destroyed by the hatred of their families for one another.
The complete works of Shakespeare by William Shakespeare ( Book )
27 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in English and held by 1,058 libraries worldwide
"The Complete Works of Shakespeare, now in its updated fourth edition, continues to present the text of Shakespeare as an enjoyable and fruitful experience for students and teachers alike. David Bevington, the current president of the Shakespeare Association of America, is widely recognized for his contributions to the field of Shakespearean scholarship. Throughout the anthology, all sections are introduced with a clarity specifically designed for classroom teaching. Important discussion issues are outlined, along with sources for each play and the stage history of performances. This updated version retains thoughtful commentaries on individual lines and phrases and provides stage directions so students can visualize the plays. Notable changes to this edition include the addition of The Two Noble Kinsmen, a more detailed examination of Troilus and Cressida, and A Funeral Elegy - a poem recently proposed with considerable authority as written by Shakespeare."--BOOK JACKET.
Henry IV, part 1 by William Shakespeare ( Book )
18 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 1,031 libraries worldwide
Othello by William Shakespeare ( Book )
10 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 970 libraries worldwide
Presents a guide to Shakespeare's "Othello", including text and audio from various productions and preformances that provide a context for the play and it characters.
Tudor drama and politics; a critical approach to topical meaning by David M Bevington ( Book )
11 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 870 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's ideas : more things in heaven and earth by David M Bevington ( Book )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 839 libraries worldwide
Written by a leading Shakespearean scholar, this book is an in-depth exploration, through his plays and poems, of the philosophy of Shakespeare as a great poet, a great dramatist and a "great mind". The author discusses an array of topics, including sex and gender, politics and political theory, writing and acting, religious controversy and issues of faith, skepticism and misanthropy, and closure.
How to read a Shakespeare play by David M Bevington ( Book )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 805 libraries worldwide
"In this book author David Bevington, who has extensive experience of teaching Shakespeare to students, encourages readers to approach his works aggressively, interactively, and questioningly. Bevington suggests that readers think of themselves as armchair directors, deciding what the actors should wear, what social class they represent, why they are here, and, most importantly, what they are after." "Bevington's introduction incorporates fresh and incisive readings of a handful of popular Shakespeare plays: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Henry IV, Part I, Hamlet, King Lear, and The Tempest. Using these plays as examples, he demonstrates how Shakespeare worked his way forward by genres, focusing at first on romantic comedies and English history plays, and taking on the daunting assignment of writing tragedies only when he felt he was ready."--Jacket.
Hamlet by William Shakespeare ( Book )
12 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 774 libraries worldwide
One of the greatest plays of all time, the compelling tragedy of the tormented young prince of Denmark continues to capture the imaginations of modern audiences worldwide. Confronted with evidence that his uncle murdered his father, and with his mother's infidelity, Hamlet must find a means of reconciling his longing for oblivion with his duty as avenger. The ghost, Hamlet's feigned madness, Ophelia's death and burial, the play within a play, the "closet scene" in which Hamlet accuses his mother of complicity in murder, and breathtaking swordplay are just some of the elements that make Hamlet an enduring masterpiece of the theater. Edited by David Bevington. With a foreward by Joseph Papp, founder and producer of the New York Shakespeare Festival.
This wide and universal theater : Shakespeare in performance, then and now by David M Bevington ( Book )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 706 libraries worldwide
This study examines how Shakespeare's plays have been transformed for the stage by the demands of theatrical spaces and staging conventions.
Medieval drama ( Book )
6 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 698 libraries worldwide
Macbeth by William Shakespeare ( Book )
12 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and French and held by 675 libraries worldwide
Contains an introduction to the play, the text of the play, and notes.
Action is eloquence : Shakespeare's language of gesture by David M Bevington ( Book )
9 editions published between 1984 and 1996 in English and held by 633 libraries worldwide
Much ado about nothing by William Shakespeare ( Book )
12 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 620 libraries worldwide
Depicts the humorous mishaps which follow when young Claudio is duped into believing his fiancee has been unfaithful.
King Lear by William Shakespeare ( Book )
5 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 598 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare readers will further be able to understand and appreciate the text of this play with the help of explanatory footnotes on the language and expressions used and a history of Shakespearean theater and writing.
A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare ( Book )
7 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 591 libraries worldwide
Background information accompanies Shakespeare's play about lovers' triangles and the interaction of fairies and mortals.
The taming of the shrew by William Shakespeare ( Book )
10 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 557 libraries worldwide
"Bantam edition with newly edited text and substantially revised, edited, and amplified notes, introductions, and other materials.
Antonius, Marcus,--83?-30 B.C Christian drama, English (Middle) Civil War (Rome : 43-31 B.C.) Cleopatra,--Queen of Egypt,--d. 30 B.C Conspiracies Courtship Criticism, interpretation, etc. Denmark Drama Egypt England English drama English drama--Early modern and Elizabethan Fathers and daughters Great Britain Hamlet (Legendary character) Hamlet (Shakespeare, William) Henry--IV,--King of England,--1367-1413 History Inheritance and succession Interracial marriage Italy--Venice Italy--Verona Jealousy Juliet (Fictitious character) Literature Magicians Mistaken identity Moralities, English Muslims Mysteries and miracle-plays, English Othello (Fictitious character) Philosophy Political plays, English Political science Politics and literature Princes Romans Rome Romeo (Fictitious character) Shakespeare, William,--1564-1616 Shipwreck victims Theater Theater--Political aspects Themes, motives Tragedy Troilus (Legendary character) Tudor, House of Twins Vendetta
Bevington, David, 1931-
Bevington, David Martin, 1931-