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Muir, Kenneth

Works: 396 works in 2,313 publications in 5 languages and 45,580 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Sources  Handbooks and manuals  Study guides  Spurious and doubtful works  History  Poetry  Comic books, strips, etc  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Honoree, Other, Author of introduction, Publishing director, Compiler, Composer, Contributor
Classifications: PR2976, 822.33
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Most widely held works by Kenneth Muir
A new companion to Shakespeare studies by Kenneth Muir( Book )

51 editions published between 1971 and 1984 in 4 languages and held by 2,061 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 )

82 editions published between 1949 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,617 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 2008 in English and held by 1,382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kenneth Muir, in his introduction, sets the play in its historical context, discusses its odd career in the theatre, examines Shakespeare's handling of his multiple sources, and assesses the contribution of interpretative criticism to a deeper understanding of this sombre examination of a fallen world
Shakespeare and comedy by Kenneth Muir( Book )

215 editions published between 1954 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first fifty volumes of this yearbook of Shakespeare studies are being reissued in paperback
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Book )

80 editions published between 1952 and 1969 in English and Italian and held by 1,317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lear, the aging King of Britain, has chosen to lay aside the care of kingship and divide his kingdom between his three daughters. Their share is to be determined by their love for him. Two daughters speak with grandiose expressions of love while the third daughter finds nothing to say. The courts disinherit the third daughter, Cordelia. Much treachery, murder, and deceit ensued and Lear and Cordelia are captured and sentenced to death
The sources of Shakespeare's plays by Kenneth Muir( Book )

28 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,252 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 )

36 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in English and held by 1,133 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 )

55 editions published between 1945 and 1968 in 4 languages and held by 1,092 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's comic sequence by Kenneth Muir( Book )

15 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,068 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 1,067 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 )

51 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Last periods of Shakespeare, Racine, Ibsen by Kenneth Muir( Book )

13 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 924 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 )

24 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 905 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 )

15 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 894 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 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Philip Sidney by Kenneth Muir( Book )

33 editions published between 1960 and 1967 in 4 languages and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five plays by Jean Racine( Book )

3 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 868 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
KM 80 : a birthday album for Kenneth Muir, Tuesday, 5 May, 1987( Book )

3 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 18 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

뮤어, 케네스

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