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Bevington, David M.

Works: 196 works in 937 publications in 2 languages and 39,055 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Juvenile works  Outlines, syllabi, etc  Study guides  Biography  Conference proceedings  Bibliography  Comic books, strips, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Complainant, Adapter, Correspondent, ed
Classifications: PR2819.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 )
15 editions published between 1968 and 1971 in English and held by 1,950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of critical essays and commentary on Shakespeare's Hamlet
Shakespeare and biography by David M Bevington( )
12 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,653 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
The complete works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare( Book )
39 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and held by 1,635 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
The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare( Book )
19 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 1,301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two lovers are destroyed by the hatred of their families for one another
Henry IV, part one by William Shakespeare( Book )
47 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 1,280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's play dealing with the beginning of Bolingbroke's rule as Henry IV and Prince Hals friendship with Falstaff
Shakespeare's ideas : more things in heaven and earth by David M Bevington( Book )
26 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 1,218 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
From Mankind to Marlowe; growth of structure in the popular drama of Tudor England by David M Bevington( Book )
24 editions published between 1962 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,207 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 David M Bevington( Book )
14 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shakespeare by David M Bevington( Book )
13 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,047 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
Tudor drama and politics; a critical approach to topical meaning by David M Bevington( Book )
12 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How to read a Shakespeare play by David M Bevington( Book )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 852 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
Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare( Book )
20 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and German and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This updated edition features a discussion of recent critical & stage interpretations of 'Antony and Cleopatra', demonstrating how the theatrical design & imagination of this play make it one of Shakespeare's most remarkable works
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Book )
13 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 821 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 foreward by Joseph Papp, founder and producer of the New York Shakespeare Festival
Medieval drama by David M Bevington( Book )
17 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 759 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 )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 752 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
Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare( Book )
17 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mark Antony is supposed to be ruling the eastern Roman Empire. However, he is carrying on a torrid affair in Egypt with Cleopatra. The death of his wife, Fulvia, and the threat of a war brings him back to Rome
Tamburlaine, parts I and II ; Doctor Faustus, A- and B-texts ; The Jew of Malta ; Edward II by Christopher Marlowe( Book )
30 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 706 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
The tragedy of King Lear by William Shakespeare( Book )
8 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 679 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
The history of Troilus and Cressida by William Shakespeare( Book )
33 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 661 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
Action is eloquence : Shakespeare's language of gesture by David M Bevington( Book )
12 editions published between 1984 and 1996 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Bevington, David.
Bevington David 1931-....
Bevington, David M. (David Martin), 1931-
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