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Muir, Kenneth

Works: 381 works in 2,640 publications in 7 languages and 50,322 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Tragedies (Drama)  Sources  History  Tragicomedies  Study guides  Handbooks and manuals  Outlines and syllabi  Spurious and doubtful works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Honoree, Other, Author of introduction, Publishing director, Compiler, Composer, Redactor
Classifications: PR2819.A2, 822.33
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Most widely held works about Kenneth Muir
Most widely held works by Kenneth Muir
Macbeth : modern English version side-by-side with full original text by William Shakespeare( Book )

306 editions published between 1951 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beguiled by the prophesies of the "weird sisters," and urged on by his wife, Macbeth acts on his intense political ambition, with tragic consequences
The tragedy of King Lear by William Shakespeare( Book )

236 editions published between 1952 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 2,478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new introd. provides a more exact dating of the play and discusses in greater detail than before Shakespeare's treatment of his various sources; & it also deals with interpretation of the play in the light of modern criticism
Shakespeare: the comedies; a collection of critical essays by Kenneth Muir( Book )

22 editions published in 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Back Cover: Despite differences between Shakespeare's time and ours in language, in taste, in mores, his comedies still produce that sure sign of success-uninhibited laughter. But, as the critics in this volume ably contend, the world of Shakespearean comedy is made of more than make-believe, quick action, and brilliant repartee. Shakespeare's genius was to probe, delicately but deeply, subtle and enduring characteristics of humanity. Each play is set in a land of its own, yet through these lands move characters recognizable in our own world. The reality of these characters is only enhanced by ethereal creatures of the imagination like Puck and Ariel, who weave about them poetic merriment unsurpassed in comic literature. Among the essays in this volume are: As You Like It / Helen Gardener -- Winter's Tale/ Derek Traversi -- Helena/ G. Wilson Knight -- Shakespeare's Method: The Merchant of Venice / J. Middleton Murry
The sources of Shakespeare's plays by Kenneth Muir( Book )

32 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and held by 2,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1977. This book ascertains what sources Shakespeare used for the plots of his plays and discusses the use he made of them; and secondly illustrates how his general reading is woven into the texture of his work. Few Elizabethan dramatists took such pains as Shakespeare in the collection of source-material. Frequently the sources were apparently incompatible, but Shakespeare's ability to combine a chronicle play, one or two prose chronicles, two poems and a pastoral romance without any sense of incongruity, was masterly. The plays are examined in approximately chrono
A new companion to Shakespeare studies by Kenneth Muir( Book )

52 editions published between 1971 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 2,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Study of Shakespeare's theatre.; Life of Shakespeare - The playhouses & the stage - The actors & staging - Shakespeare & the English language - Shakespeare & the use of rhetoric - Poetry - Shakespeare the Elizabethan & Jacobean dramatist - Music - Historical & social background - Shakespeare & the thought of his age - Shakespeare & the drama of his time - Acting styles
Shakespeare's sonnets by Kenneth Muir( Book )

37 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in English and held by 1,820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edition first published in 1979. Discussing Shakespeare's sonnets in relation to sonnets by Italian, French and English poets, Kenneth Muir shows how they were influenced by Shakespeare's reading of Sidney, Erasmus and Ovid and discusses their art in terms of construction, sound patterns and imagery. He considers the relationship of the sonnets to Shakespeare's dramatic writing, while stressing the dramatic element in the sonnets themselves. Finally he surveys the changing attitudes to the sonnets during the last three centuries
Shakespeare's tragic sequence by Kenneth Muir( )

39 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1972. The emphasis of this book is that each of Shakespeare's tragedies demanded its own individual form and that although certain themes run through most of the tragedies, nearly all critics refrain from the attempt to apply external rules to them. The plays are almost always concerned with one person; they end with the death of the hero; the suffering and calamity that befall him are exceptional; and the tragedies include the medieval idea of the reversal of fortune
Shakespeare's sources by Kenneth Muir( Book )

53 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For contents, see Author Catalog
Collected poems by Thomas Wyatt( Book )

96 editions published between 1949 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new edition of the poems of Sir Thomas Wyatt presents an accurate and intelligible text, with the annotation which today's general reader needs. The text is entirely re-edited and modernized, and, for the first time in a modern edition, the punctuation consistenly and successfully brings out the sense of the poems. The editor also offers several new readings. The present text will therefore considerably enhance the reputation of Wyatt, who already is widely regarded as the most important poet of his age. --Oxford University Press Donated by Barbara Einzig
Troilus and Cressida by William Shakespeare( Book )

42 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and held by 1,394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cressida, a Trojan woman, pledges her love to Troilus, one of King Priam's sons. However, when her father demands her presence in the Greek camp, she quickly switches her affections to Diomedes, the Greek soldier who is sent to escort her
Shakespeare's drama by Una Mary Ellis-Fermor( )

18 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1980. This collection of essays by the first General Editor of the New Arden Shakespeare brings together the best of Ellis-Fermor's Shespearean criticism, in addition to outstanding essays on Coriolanus and Troilus and Cressida. Collected and edited by Kenneth Muir, the book is prefaced by an appreciation of Ellis-Fermor's work
John Milton by Kenneth Muir( Book )

60 editions published between 1945 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 1,088 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's comic sequence by Kenneth Muir( Book )

16 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interpretations of Shakespeare : British Academy Shakespeare lectures by British Academy( Book )

20 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and Italian and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare as collaborator by Kenneth Muir( Book )

22 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The singularity of Shakespeare, and other essays by Kenneth Muir( Book )

17 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tartalomjegyzék: Shakespeare and the tragic pattern.--The uncomic pun.--Edward III.--Timon of Athens and the cash-nexus.--The conclusion of The winter’s tale.--This side idolatry.--Some Freudian interpretations of Shakespeare.--The singularity of Shakespeare.--Robert Greene as dramatist.--The comedies of Calderón.--Congreve on the modern stage.--The plays of H. R. Lenormand.--The pursuit of relevance.--Poetry as a criticism of life
Three comedies by Pedro Calderón de la Barca( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is a sequel to Four Comedies of Calderón (1980), which was hailed by reviewers as superb, faithful, and actable. The three comedies in the present volume are generally counted among Calderón's masterpieces: Casa con dos puertas mala es de guardar (A House with Two Doors Is Difficult to Guard); No hay burlas con el amor (No Trifling with Love); Mañanas de abril y mayo (Mornings of April and May). For the first time theaters will have the opportunity of staging these three masterpieces of the Golden Age drama of Spain in accurate and charming English versions. The verse used is f
Last periods of Shakespeare, Racine, Ibsen by Kenneth Muir( Book )

6 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lectures given by Kenneth Muir, King Alfred Professor of English Literature, University of Liverpool, about three authors-- William Shakespeare, Jean Racine, and Henrik Ibsen, at Wayne State University in 1959
Five plays by Jean Racine( Book )

2 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Racine was one of the greatest dramatists. The five plays included in this volume represent all phases of his career -- the first masterpiece, two plays of his middle period, the last great secular play, and the greater of the two biblical plays. In these modern and previously unpublished translations Professor Muir has made a delightful and important contribution. The translations, in blank verse, are intended not only for the general reader but for those who have long lamented that there are no versions of Racine suitable for production. - Back cover
Sir Philip Sidney by Kenneth Muir( Book )

33 editions published between 1960 and 1967 in 4 languages and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Kenneth Muir English literary scholar and author

Muir, Kenneth.

Muir, Kenneth 1907-

Muir, Kenneth Arthur.

Muir, Kenneth Arthur 1907-

Muir, Kenneth Arthur 1907-1996

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ميور، كينث، 1907-1996

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