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Bevington, David M.

Works: 220 works in 1,138 publications in 2 languages and 40,758 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Comedy plays  Juvenile works  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography  Film adaptations  Pictorial works  Study guides 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Complainant, Correspondent, Publishing director, Author of introduction, Adapter
Classifications: PR2832.A2, 822.33
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David M Bevington
Twentieth century interpretations of Hamlet; a collection of critical essays by David M Bevington( Book )

23 editions published between 1968 and 1971 in English and held by 1,921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of critical essays and commentary on Shakespeare's Hamlet
The complete works of Shakespeare by William Shakespeare( Book )

31 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and held by 1,419 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
From Mankind to Marlowe; growth of structure in the popular drama of Tudor England by David M Bevington( Book )

30 editions published between 1962 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare, pattern of excelling nature : Shakespeare criticism in honor of America's Bicentennial : from the International Shakespeare Association Congress, Washington, D.C., April 1976 by International Shakespeare Association( Book )

28 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tudor drama and politics; a critical approach to topical meaning by David M Bevington( Book )

16 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's ideas : more things in heaven and earth by David M Bevington( Book )

24 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 886 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
How to read a Shakespeare play by David M Bevington( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 875 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
Troilus and Cressida by William Shakespeare( Book )

45 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The introduction to this edition of "Troilus and Cressida" places it in its late Elizabethan context, examines and assimilates the wide variety of critical responses the play has elicited, and argues its importance in the context of late 20th-century culture as an experimental and open-ended work
Medieval drama by David M Bevington( Book )

20 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teksten van de middeleeuwse Engelse "mystery plays" die in en rond kerken uitgevoerd werden
This wide and universal theater : Shakespeare in performance, then and now by David M Bevington( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 762 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
Tamburlaine, parts I and II ; Doctor Faustus, A- and B-texts ; The Jew of Malta ; Edward II by Christopher Marlowe( Book )

39 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 752 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
Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare( Book )

18 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antony and Cleopatra has the strangest stage history of any of Shakespeare's major tragedies. The author explains how the play's challenging complexity has at different times inhibited or promoted its success on the stage, and accounts for the remarkable resurgence of performances in the last twenty years. He provides the only detailed, extensive and up-to-date history of the play on stage and screen, in and beyond Britain. His introduction and commentary examine the ways in which cultural factors have shaped the performance of the play, and how actors have tackled the main parts, in particular the exotic eroticism of Cleopatra. In the process he reveals not only the rich plurality of possible readings of the play, but also changing attitudes to Shakespeare
Much ado about nothing by William Shakespeare( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Young Claudio has fallen for the lovely heiress Hero. The path to the alter seems smooth until the evil Don John decides to intervene."
Shakespeare and biography by David M Bevington( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 688 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
Action is eloquence : Shakespeare's language of gesture by David M Bevington( Book )

16 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in English and German and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The taming of the shrew by William Shakespeare( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bantam edition with newly edited text and substantially revised, edited, and amplified notes, introductions, and other materials
King Henry the Fourth, part I by William Shakespeare( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Shakespeare's ideas : more things in heaven and earth
Alternative Names
Bevington, David.

Bevington David 1931-....

Bevington, David M. 1931-

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

Bevington, David Martin 1931-

David Martin Bevington

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German (1)

Shakespeare's ideas : more things in heaven and earthHow to read a Shakespeare playTroilus and CressidaMedieval dramaThis wide and universal theater : Shakespeare in performance, then and nowTamburlaine, parts I and II ; Doctor Faustus, A- and B-texts ; The Jew of Malta ; Edward IIAntony and CleopatraMuch ado about nothing