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Kernan, Alvin B.

Overview
Works: 67 works in 452 publications in 5 languages and 25,043 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Tragedies (Drama)  Essays  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Historical drama  Bibliography  Comedy plays 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Other, Author of dialog, Contributor
Classifications: PR2829.A2, 822.33
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Most widely held works about Alvin B Kernan
 
Most widely held works by Alvin B Kernan
The modern American theater; a collection of critical essays by Alvin B Kernan( Book )

21 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plot of satire by Alvin B Kernan( Book )

27 editions published between 1965 and 1974 in English and held by 1,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Character and conflict : an introduction to drama by Alvin B Kernan( Book )

16 editions published between 1963 and 1969 in English and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice by William Shakespeare( Book )

42 editions published between 1963 and 1998 in English and held by 1,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unique features include an extensive overview of Shakespeare's life, world, and theater by the general editor of Signet Classic Shakespeare series, plus a special introduction to the play by the editor Sylvan Barnet, Tufts University. This book contains information on the source from which Shakespeare derived "Othello"--Selections from Giraldi Cinthio's "Hecatommithi."
The death of literature by Alvin B Kernan( Book )

25 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Met reg. Literatuuropgave : p.215-224 The author relates the death of literature to a variety of agents, among them television, computer technology, legal issues of copyright and plagiarism, faculty politics, and literary criticism itself, and ponders whether literature's vitality can be restored in the changing circumstances of late twentieth-century culture
The playwright as magician : Shakespeare's image of the poet in the English public theater by Alvin B Kernan( Book )

11 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Renaissance mythmakers, Christopher Marlowe and Ben Jonson by English Institute( Book )

14 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cankered muse; satire of the English Renaissance by Alvin B Kernan( Book )

36 editions published between 1959 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classics of the modern theater : realism and after by Alvin B Kernan( Book )

5 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The imaginary library : an essay on literature and society by Alvin B Kernan( Book )

20 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this speculative treatment of literature as a social institution, Alvin B. Kernan explores the inability of contemporary writers and critics to maintain a literary vision in a society that denies their values and methods. Originally published in 1982. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The
Shakespeare, the king's playwright : theater in the Stuart court, 1603-1613 by Alvin B Kernan( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this fascinating and lively book, one of our most eminent literary critics explores these questions by taking us back to the court performances of some of Shakespeare's most famous plays, examining them in their settings at the royal palaces of Whitehall and Hampton Court. Alvin Kernan looks at Shakespeare as a patronage playwright whose work after 1603 focused on the main concerns of his royal patron: divine-right kingship in Lear, the corruption of the court in Antony, the difficulties of the old military aristocracy in Coriolanus, and other vital matters. Kernan argues that Shakespeare was neither the royal propagandist nor the political subversive that the New Historicists have made him out to be. He was, instead, a great dramatist whose plays commented on political and social concerns of his patrons and who sought the most satisfactory way of adjusting his art to court needs
What's happened to the humanities? by Alvin B Kernan( Book )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume of specially commissioned original essays presents the thoughts of some of the most distinguished commentators within the American academy on the fundamental changes that have taken place in the humanities in the latter part of the twentieth century. What the essays make clear, is that as the humanities have become less significant in American higher education, they have also been the scene of unusually energetic social, pedagogical, and intellectual changes. The essays do not center on whether the changes described have been for good or bad, or on what remedial actions might be taken to halt the decay of interest in the humanities, but on the nature and extent of the changes. The authors have opinions, of course, but they have focused on areas - demographics, patronage, books - where it is possible, if not to be entirely objective, at least to be sufficiently factual to discuss the issues meaningfully
Modern Shakespearean criticism : essays on style, dramaturgy, and the major plays by Alvin B Kernan( Book )

15 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Printing technology, letters, & Samuel Johnson by Alvin B Kernan( Book )

19 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unknown Battle of Midway : the destruction of the American torpedo squadrons by Alvin B Kernan( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A story of avoidable mistakes and flawed planning, The Unknown Battle of Midway reveals the enormous failures that led to the destruction of four torpedo squadrons but were omitted from official naval reports: the planes that ran out of gas, the torpedoes that didn't work, the pilots who had never dropped torpedoes, and the breakdown of the attack plan. Alvin Kernan, who was present at the battle, has written a troubling but persuasive analysis of these and other little-publicized aspects of this great battle."--Jacket
Modern satire by Alvin B Kernan( Book )

5 editions published between 1962 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The alchemist by Ben Jonson( Book )

9 editions published between 1974 and 1979 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

About the rivalry between an ambitious young ingenious and impetuous aging star who she supplants
The tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( Book )

8 editions published between 1957 and 1964 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The text of the play is presented with discussions of Shakespeare's life and world, dramatic criticism, and textual commentaries
Classics of the Renaissance theater : seven English plays by J. Dennis Huston( Book )

3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fruited plain : fables for a postmodern democracy by Alvin B Kernan( Book )

11 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Joad family of Steinbeck's 'Grapes of Wrath' struggled in an era of disappointed dreams and empty pockets. But how might the grandchildren of that Dust Bowl generation fare in today's more promising times? Find out in 'The Fruited Plain'
 
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The playwright as magician : Shakespeare's image of the poet in the English public theater
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Kernan, Alvin.

Kernan, Alvin 1923-

Kernan, Alvin Bernard

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The death of literatureThe playwright as magician : Shakespeare's image of the poet in the English public theaterShakespeare, the king's playwright : theater in the Stuart court, 1603-1613What's happened to the humanities?Printing technology, letters, & Samuel JohnsonThe unknown Battle of Midway : the destruction of the American torpedo squadronsThe alchemistThe fruited plain : fables for a postmodern democracy