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Bevington, David M.

Works: 278 works in 1,499 publications in 4 languages and 44,350 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Tragedies (Drama)  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Tragicomedies  Study guides  Outlines and syllabi  Juvenile works  Historical drama 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Publishing director, Complainant, Adapter, Author of introduction, Correspondent, Redactor
Classifications: PR2829.A2, 822.33
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Most widely held works by David M Bevington
Shakespeare's ideas : more things in heaven and earth by David M Bevington( )

29 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and Arabic and held by 2,077 WorldCat member 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
Shakespeare and biography by David M Bevington( )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 2,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare and biography is not a new biography of Shakespeare, but a study of what biographers have said about Shakespeare--from the first formal biography in the early 18th century by Nicholas Rowe, to others who have written recent biographical accounts. The emphasis is on what sorts of issues these biographers have found especially interesting, how contemplation of these issues has changed and grown, and the ways those changes reflect new cultural developments in our world as it continues to reinterpret Shakespeare
Shakespeare by David M Bevington( Book )

40 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the Bard is structured around arc of human life - from infancy and childhood to adulthood, advancing age, and eventual death - with each stage in the life cycle acting as a lens through which the reader can view Shakespeares̕ major works
Twentieth century interpretations of Hamlet : a collection of critical essays by David M Bevington( Book )

25 editions published between 1968 and 1971 in English and held by 1,836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of critical essays and commentary on Shakespeare's Hamlet
The tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare( Book )

53 editions published between 1988 and 2019 in English and German and held by 1,547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A wide-ranging selection from the most recent criticism of Antony and Cleopatra, beginning with seminal work from the 1950s onwards and culminating in a series of radical reappraisals of the play's content, form and appeal to modern readers. The essays, together with a substantial Introduction, offer a controversial, lively re-reading of one of Shakespeare's major tragedies."--Jacket
The complete works of Shakespeare by William Shakespeare( Book )

40 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in English and held by 1,436 WorldCat member 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."--Jacket
Henry IV, part one by William Shakespeare( Book )

53 editions published between 1959 and 2009 in English and held by 1,365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's play dealing with the beginning of Bolingbroke's rule as Henry IV and Prince Hals friendship with Falstaff
From Mankind to Marlowe; growth of structure in the popular drama of Tudor England by David M Bevington( Book )

29 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in English and held by 1,238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare( Book )

18 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two lovers are destroyed by the hatred of their families for one another
The tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice by William Shakespeare( Book )

18 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 1,090 WorldCat member 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
Doctor Faustus : a critical guide by Sara Munson Deats( )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2020 in English and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Doctor Faustus', Christopher Marlowe's most popular play is often seen as one of the overwhelming triumphs of the English Renaissance. This guide offers students an introduction to its critical and performance history, surveying notable stage productions from its initial performace in 1594 to the present
Troilus and Cressida by William Shakespeare( Book )

60 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in English and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A revised edition of this intriguing and complex play, updated to cover recent critical thinking and stage history. Troilus and Cressida is a tragedy often labelled a "problem" play because of its apparent blend of genres and its difficult themes. Set in the Trojan Wars it tells a story of doomed love and honour, offering a debased view of human nature in war-time and a stage peopled by generally unsympathetic characters. The revised edition makes an ideal text for study at undergraduate level and above. --
Tudor drama and politics : a critical approach to topical meaning by David M Bevington( Book )

24 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in English and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medieval drama by David M Bevington( Book )

24 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teksten van de middeleeuwse Engelse "mystery plays" die in en rond kerken uitgevoerd werden
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Book )

22 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member 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 foreword by Joseph Papp, founder and producer of the New York Shakespeare Festival
How to read a Shakespeare play by David M Bevington( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 799 WorldCat member 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
This wide and universal theater : Shakespeare in performance, then and now by David M Bevington( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study examines how Shakespeare's plays have been transformed for the stage by the demands of theatrical spaces and staging conventions
Action is eloquence : Shakespeare's language of gesture by David M Bevington( Book )

24 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and German and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Lear by William Shakespeare( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 669 WorldCat member 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
Tamburlaine, parts I and II ; Doctor Faustus, A- and B-texts ; The Jew of Malta ; Edward II by Christopher Marlowe( Book )

19 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christopher Marlowe (1564-93), a man of extreme passions and a playwright of immense talent, is the most important of Shakespeare's contemporaries. This edition offers his five major plays, which show the radicalism and vitality of his writing in the few years before his violent death. "Tamburlaine" Part One and Part Two deal with the rise to world prominence of the great Scythian shepherd-robber; "The Jew of Malta" is a drama of villainy and revenge; "Edward II" was to influence Shakespeare's Richard II. "Doctor Faustus", perhaps the first drama taken from the medieval legend of a man who sells his soul to the devil, is here in both its A- and its B-text, showing the enormous and fascinating differences between the two. Under the General Editorship of Michael Cordner of the University of York, the texts of the plays have been newly edited and are presented with modernized spelling and punctuation. In addition, there is a scholarly introduction and detailed annotation
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Doctor Faustus : a critical guide
Shakespeare and biographyShakespeareThe tragedy of Antony and CleopatraThe complete works of ShakespeareHenry IV, part oneRomeo and JulietThe tragedy of Othello, the Moor of VeniceDoctor Faustus : a critical guide
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Bevington David

Bevington David 1931-....

Bevington, David 1931-2019

Bevington, David M.

Bevington, David M. 1931-

Bevington, David M. (David Martin), 1931-

Bevington, David Martin 1931-

Bevington, David Martin 1931-2019

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David Martin Bevington

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