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Muir, Kenneth

Overview
Works: 364 works in 2,189 publications in 6 languages and 45,202 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  History  Study guides  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Outlines and syllabi  Spurious and doubtful works  Juvenile works  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Honoree, Other, Author of introduction, Publishing director, Compiler, ed, edi, Composer, Contributor
Classifications: PR2819.A2, 822.33
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Most widely held works about Kenneth Muir
 
Most widely held works by Kenneth Muir
The tragedy of King Lear by William Shakespeare( Book )

193 editions published between 1952 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 2,621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arena Stage, Thomas Fichandler, executive director, Zelda Fichandler, producing director, Kenneth K. Kitch, associate executive director, Edwin Sherin, associate producing director, Arena Stage presents "King Lear," by William Shakespeare, directed by Edwin Sherin, settings and costumes by John Conklin, lighting by William Eggleston, music by Charles Gross
Macbeth : modern English version side-by-side with full original text by William Shakespeare( Book )

254 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Macbeth and Banquo encounter three prophesying witches on their journey home from battle. Macbeth's ambitions are kindled by the witches' prediction that he will someday be king. In an effort to hasten the prophecy, he and Lady Macbeth plot the murders of those in the way. Under the strain of the heinous crimes, Lady Macbeth dies and Macbeth edges toward insanity. In the tragic climax, Macbeth is killed in a duel and Malcolm becomes king
Shakespeare: the comedies; a collection of critical essays by Kenneth Muir( Book )

18 editions published between 1965 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,534 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
A new companion to Shakespeare studies by Kenneth Muir( Book )

48 editions published between 1971 and 1984 in 4 languages and held by 2,068 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
Collected poems by Thomas Wyatt( Book )

91 editions published between 1949 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,632 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 )

31 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and held by 1,382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This play explores the futility of war. The Greek King, Agamemnon, his brother Menelaus, the counsellors Ulysses and Nestor are camped outside the Trojan walls. The great military hero Achilles is refusing to fight. In Troy, King Priam is debating the value of the war with his sons Hector, Troilus, and Paris, who started the war by stealing Menelaus' wife. Troilus is smitten with Cressida. Cressida's father defects to the Greek camp and Cressida is sent to join her father
The sources of Shakespeare's plays by Kenneth Muir( Book )

27 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,234 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
Shakespeare's sonnets by Kenneth Muir( Book )

34 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in English and held by 1,130 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
John Milton by Kenneth Muir( Book )

48 editions published between 1945 and 1968 in 4 languages and held by 1,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's comic sequence by Kenneth Muir( Book )

14 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's tragic sequence by Kenneth Muir( Book )

34 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,054 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 )

41 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For contents, see Author Catalog
Last periods of Shakespeare, Racine, Ibsen by Kenneth Muir( Book )

14 editions published between 1959 and 1961 in English and held by 934 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
Shakespeare as collaborator by Kenneth Muir( Book )

25 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edition first published in 1960. This book discusses the extent of Shakespeare's collaboration in the plays of Edward III, The Two Noble Kinsmen, Pericles and the lost Cardenio. It includes chapters on the dramatic value of the plays irrespective of authorship
The singularity of Shakespeare, and other essays by Kenneth Muir( Book )

13 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Philip Sidney by Kenneth Muir( Book )

31 editions published between 1960 and 1967 in 3 languages and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

19 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five plays by Jean Racine( Book )

2 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 878 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
Elizabethan lyrics; a critical anthology by Kenneth Muir( Book )

37 editions published between 1952 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Keats: a reassessment by Kenneth Muir( Book )

28 editions published between 1958 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Kenneth Muir English literary scholar and author

Muir, Kenneth 1907-

Muir, Kenneth Arthur.

Muir, Kenneth Arthur 1907-

Muir, Kenneth Arthur 1907-1996

كينيث ميوار، 1907-1996

ميور، كينث، 1907-1996

Languages
English (953)

Italian (8)

German (4)

Chinese (1)

Catalan (1)

Dutch (1)

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Macbeth : modern English version side-by-side with full original textTroilus and CressidaThe sources of Shakespeare's playsShakespeare's sonnetsShakespeare's tragic sequenceShakespeare's sourcesShakespeare as collaborator