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Orgel, Stephen

Works: 231 works in 957 publications in 6 languages and 26,190 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Domestic fiction  Tragedies (Drama)  Tragicomedies  Romance fiction  Masques  Comedy plays 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Other, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Thesis advisor, Creator, Compiler
Classifications: PR2819.A2, 822.33
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Most widely held works about Stephen Orgel
Most widely held works by Stephen Orgel
The tempest by William Shakespeare( Book )

51 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 1,238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though written near the end of his career, The Tempest stands first in Shakespeare's First Folio of 1623. Recently redefined by modern criticism as a romance, the play has been read as an escapist fantasy, a political allegory, and a celebratory fiction. Most often, however, The Tempest is interpreted as a summary of Shakespeare's view of his own art of playwriting. In this edition, Stephen Orgel reassesses the evidence for each of these critical speculations, and finds the play to be both more open and more historically determined than traditional views have allowed. The text has been newly edited and includes a stage history of its production, from the radical revisions of Davenant, Dryden, and Shadwell to the recent stagings of Peter Hall, Jonathan Miller, and Peter Brook. - Publisher
The Jonsonian masque by Stephen Orgel( Book )

35 editions published between 1965 and 1981 in English and held by 1,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imagining Shakespeare : a history of texts and visions by Stephen Orgel( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this illustrated book, one of the foremost Shakespeareans of our time explores the ways in which Shakespeare has been imagined from his time to ours. In wide-ranging discussions of plays as disparate as Henry V, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Merchant of Venice, and The Winter's Tale, six richly detailed chapters anatomize the changing nature of dramatic representation over the centuries. Drawing on performance history, textual history and the visual arts, including a fascinating chapter on Shakespearean portraiture, Imagining Shakespeare displays throughout the cultural versatility, elegance, lucidity, and wit which have become the hallmarks of Stephen Orgel's style."--Jacket
Shakespeare's songbook by Ross W Duffin( Recording )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's description: A remarkable work that recovers the songs Shakespeare's audiences actually heard and brings them to life through performance. Shakespeare lovers have long lamented that so few songs in his plays survive with original music; of about sixty song lyrics, only a handful have come down to us with musical settings. For over 150 years, scholars have aspired--without success--to fill that gap. In Shakespeare's Songbook, Ross W. Duffin does just that. Eight years in the making, Shakespeare's Songbook is a meticulously researched collection of 160 songs--ballads and narratives, drinking songs, love songs, and rounds--that appear in, are quoted in, or alluded to in Shakespeare's plays. Drawing substantially on the unmatched resources of the Folger Shakespeare Library, Duffin brings complete lyrics (many newly recovered) and music notation together for the first time, and in the process sheds new light on Shakespeare's dramatic art. With performances by leading early-music singers and instrumentalists, the accompanying audio CD brings the songbook to life. Shakespeare's Songbook is the perfect gift for lovers of Shakespeare and an invaluable reference for singers, actors, directors, and scholars. 49 illustrations, 500 music examples
The Renaissance imagination : essays and lectures by D. J Gordon( Book )

22 editions published between 1975 and 1987 in English and Italian and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The illusion of power : political theater in the English Renaissance by Stephen Orgel( Book )

24 editions published between 1974 and 2001 in English and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a study of political theater in the English Renaissance, discussing the differences between a public playhouse and a private, or court theater, and looking at masques and the role of king in the Renaissance court
The winter's tale by William Shakespeare( Book )

35 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Winter's Tale is Shakespeare's most perfectly realized tragi-comedy, as notable for its tragic intensity as for its comic grace and, throughout, for the richness and complexity of its poetry. It concludes, moreover, with the most daring and moving reconciliation scene in all Shakespeare's plays. Though the title may suggest an escapist fantasy, recent criticism has seen in the play a profoundly realist psychology and a powerful commentary on the violence implicit in family relationships and deep, long-lasting friendships. Stephen Orgel's edition considers the play in relation to Renaissance conceptions of both dramatic genre and the family, traces the changing critical and theatrical attitudes towards it, and places its psychological and dramatic conflicts within the Jacobean cultural and political context. The commentary pays special attention to the play's linguistic complexity, and the edition also includes a complete reprint of Shakespeare's source, Pandosto, by Robert Greene
... The tragedy of King Lear by William Shakespeare( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Shakespeare's bitter tragedy about a foolish king who divides his realm between two ungrateful daughters, presented here in both quarto and folio versions
Impersonations : the performance of gender in Shakespeare's England by Stephen Orgel( Book )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why was England the only country in Europe to maintain an all-male public theatre in the Renaissance? Stephen Orgel uses this question as the starting point of a fresh and stimulating exploration of the representation of gender in Elizabethan drama and society. Why were boys used to play female roles in drama, and how did such cross-dressing impact on the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries? What was the place of women in the Renaissance theatre, either on the stage or in the audience? And what did society make of those women who significantly and successfully violated accepted gender boundaries? At once provocative and witty, lucid and stylish, Impersonations will reshape our understanding of the Renaissance theatre, and make us rethink our own inadequate categories of gender, power and sexuality."
Ben Jonson : the complete masques by Ben Jonson( Book )

2 editions published between 1969 and 2001 in English and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patronage in the Renaissance by Guy Fitch Lytle( Book )

17 editions published between 1981 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fourteen essays in this collection explore the dominance of patronage in Renaissance politics, religion, theatre, and artistic life.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 goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
William Shakespeare, the complete works by William Shakespeare( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the complete text to all of Shakespeare's poems and plays; includes footnotes and an introduction to Shakespeare's life and times
Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's great tragedy tells of the lord Macbeth, who plots with his wife to assume the throne of Scotland by murdering the king
The complete poems and translations by Christopher Marlowe( Book )

29 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anthology offers a comprehensive look at the poems of Christopher Marlowe, one of England's great poets and playwrights
John Milton by John Milton( Book )

15 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features the full text of some poetry written by English poet John Milton (1608-1674), from the "Oxford English Verse 1900" and provided online by Ltd. Includes the poems "Hymn on the Morning of Christ's Nativity," "L'Allegro," "Il Penseroso," and many others
From script to stage in early Modern England by Peter Holland( Book )

14 editions published in 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection brings together a group of distinguished and original theatre historians engaged in rethinking the nature of early modern theater history as a discipline. Whether focusing on the relation between scripts and performance practice, the structure of theatrical companies, the social dimensions of drama, or the archaeology of the stage, all are concerned with basic questions of evidence and interpretation, and offer significant, and often startling, revisions of our view of the early modern theater
The authentic Shakespeare, and other problems of the early modern stage by Stephen Orgel( Book )

17 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this lavishly illustrated book, one of the most important and influential scholars of the Renaissance stage brings together essays that have changed the way we think about the age of Shakespeare. His subjects are varied and interconnected: the theater as social phenomenon, the development of the stage as an architectural presence and a cultural institution, the changing use of setting and costume, the changing status of the acting profession, the complex relation of theater to the political life of the age. Most of all, The Authentic Shakespeare is about how the modern constructs the past, how the texts that were performed on the Elizabethan stage became the books and editions that are, for our time, Renaissance drama. Many essays in The Authentic Shakespeare have become classics. Collected here for the first time, they essential reading for students of the Renaissance stage and the history of the book
From performance to print in Shakespeare's England by Peter Holland( Book )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published in association with the Huntington Library, Redefining British Theatre History is a five-volume series under the general editorship of Peter Holland. The series brings together major practitioners in theatre history in order to establish ways in which previous assumptions need fundamental questioning and to initiate new directions for the field. The series aims to establish a new future for theatre history, not least by making theatre historians aware of their own history, current practice and future. What can the printed texts of plays from Shakespeare's time tell us about performance? How were plays marketed? How have printed plays been read and interpreted for performance? The essays in this collection, €now available in paperback for the first€time, €freshly consider the evidence of early modern printed plays and their histories of production and reception. Bringing together a group of major scholars in the field who are concerned to rethink the nature of the evidence and the modes of interpretation for print materials in relation to theatre history, the essays examine a wide variety of cases, from the texts of Romeo and Juliet to the masque in Timon of Athens, from the ways title pages refer to early modern performance to the psychology of Hamlet, from grammar-school beatings to the London bookshops of the Renaissance
The age of innocence by Edith Wharton( Book )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"They lived in a kind of hieroglyphic world, where the real thing was never said or done or even thought, but only represented by a set of arbitrary signs. A brilliantly realized anatomy of New York society in the 1870s, the world in which Wharton grew up, and from which she spent her life escaping. Newland Archer, Wharton's protagonist, charming, tactful, enlightened, is a thorough product of this society; he accepts its standards and abides by its rules but he also recognizes its limitations. His engagement to the impeccable May Welland assures him of a safe and conventional future, until the arrival of May's cousin Ellen Olenska puts all his plans in jeopardy. Independent, free thinking, scandalously separated from her husband, Ellen forces Archer to question the values and assumptions of his narrow world. As their love for each other grows, Archer has to decide where his ultimated loyalty lies."--Jacket
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Imagining Shakespeare : a history of texts and visionsShakespeare's songbookThe illusion of power : political theater in the English RenaissanceThe winter's tale... The tragedy of King LearImpersonations : the performance of gender in Shakespeare's EnglandBen Jonson : the complete masquesWilliam Shakespeare, the complete works