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Muir, Kenneth

Works: 367 works in 2,308 publications in 5 languages and 43,473 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Sources  Handbooks and manuals  Study guides  Outlines and syllabi  Spurious and doubtful works  Historical drama  Tragedies (Drama) 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Honoree, Publishing director, Author of introduction, Contributor, Compiler
Classifications: PR2823.A2, 822.33
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Most widely held works by Kenneth Muir
Shakespeare: the comedies; a collection of critical essays by Kenneth Muir( Book )

27 editions published between 1965 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,533 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 )

51 editions published between 1971 and 1984 in 4 languages and held by 2,060 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
The tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Book )

136 editions published between 1951 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 1,975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each book in the Arden Shakespeare series provides a full introduction to the featured work, discussing the critical and historical background to the play, and detailed notes and commentary on the same page as the text
Troilus and Cressida by William Shakespeare( Book )

35 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and held by 1,384 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
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Book )

85 editions published between 1952 and 1969 in English and Italian and held by 1,346 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 )

29 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and held by 1,258 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 1,132 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 1,087 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 1,068 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 )

50 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For contents, see Author Catalog
Shakespeare survey. an annual survey of Shakespeare studies & production by Kenneth Muir( Book )

177 editions published between 1964 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first fifty volumes of this yearbook of Shakespeare studies are being reissued in paperback
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
Last periods of Shakespeare, Racine, Ibsen by Kenneth Muir( Book )

7 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 897 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
The singularity of Shakespeare, and other essays by Kenneth Muir( Book )

15 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 892 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 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Philip Sidney by Kenneth Muir( Book )

33 editions published between 1960 and 1967 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 865 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 )

34 editions published between 1952 and 1975 in English and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three comedies by Pedro Calderón de la Barca( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 642 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
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Kenneth Muir English literary scholar and author

Muir, Kenneth 1907-

Muir, Kenneth Arthur.

Muir, Kenneth Arthur 1907-

Muir, Kenneth Arthur 1907-1996

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