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Muir, Kenneth

Works: 563 works in 2,957 publications in 6 languages and 54,026 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Tragedies (Drama)  Tragicomedies  Handbooks and manuals  Study guides  History  Poetry  Literary criticism 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Honoree, Other, Author of introduction, Publishing director, Compiler, Creator, 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 by William Shakespeare( Book )

320 editions published between 1951 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,865 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
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Book )

197 editions published between 1952 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 2,471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Lear, an aging ruler, attempts to divide his kingdom among his three daughters, who turn against each other and betray their father, triggering events that ultimately shatter the kingdom, destroy the family, and drive their father insane
Shakespeare: the comedies; a collection of critical essays by Kenneth Muir( Book )

16 editions published in 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,400 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( )

30 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,159 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 )

54 editions published between 1971 and 1984 in 4 languages and held by 2,024 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 )

36 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in English and held by 1,921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's tragic sequence by Kenneth Muir( )

38 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Shakespeare's sources by Kenneth Muir( Book )

65 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Collected poems by Thomas Wyatt( Book )

93 editions published between 1949 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,630 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 )

44 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in English and held by 1,411 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
Three comedies by Pedro Calderón de la Barca( )

7 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,369 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
Four comedies by Pedro Calderón de la Barca( )

8 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 1,314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Calderón, the great dramatist of Spain's Golden Age, was a skilled writer of comedy. His serious dramas have long been highly regarded in the English-speaking world, but his many sparkling comedies are an untapped reservoir for the contemporary theater. The four plays in this volume, three of which appear in English for the first time, have been translated by Kenneth Muir, the noted British scholar and director. These are comedies of intrigue. They turn on mysterious, quarrels, and jealousies, and they abound in complication and misunderstandings, yet in the end all is explained, to the delight
John Milton by Kenneth Muir( Book )

63 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 1,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on Shakespeare and Elizabethan drama in honor of Hardin Craig by Richard Hosley( Book )

1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover -- Half Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Original Title -- Original Copyright -- Contents -- Hardin Craig -- The Contribution of the Interludes to Elizabethan Staging -- Trissino's Art of Poetry -- The Spanish Tragedy, or Babylon Revisited -- Intrigue in Elizabethan Tragedy -- Robert Greene as Dramatist -- Marlowe's Dido and the Tradition -- Marlowe's Humor -- Marlowe's Doctor Faustus and the Eldritch Tradition -- Marlowe's 'Tragicke Glasse' -- More Shakespeare Sonnet Groups -- Three Homilies in The Comedy of Errors -- Pyramus and Thisbe Once More -- Henry V as Heroic Comedy -- Tudor Intelligence Tests: Malvolio and Real Life -- Hamlet's Defense of the Players -- Hamlet's Fifth Soliloquy, 3.2.406-17 -- 'Greeks' and 'Merrygreeks': A Background to Timon of Athens and Troilus and Cressida -- Recognition in The Winter's Tale -- Repeated Situations in Shakespeare's Plays -- Stage Imagery in Shakespeare's Plays -- Engagement and Detachment in Shakespeare's Plays -- Francis Bacon on the Drama -- The Revenger's Tragedy and the Virtue of Anonymity -- Italian Favole boscarecce and Jacobean Stage Pastoralism -- Thomas Heywood's Dramatic Art -- Massinger the Censor -- Lenten Performances in the Jacobean and Caroline Theaters -- The Return of the Open Stage -- A Bibliography of the Writings of Hardin Craig from 1940 to 1961 -- Index
The singularity of Shakespeare, and other essays by Kenneth Muir( Book )

17 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 893 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
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 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare as collaborator by Kenneth Muir( Book )

24 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare the dramatist, and other papers by Una Mary Ellis-Fermor( )

31 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1961. On her death, Professor Ellis-Fermor left behind some uncollected essays and part of a book on Shakespeare the Dramatist. This volume includes the chapters of the unfinished work and three further articles on Shakespeare. It discusses Shakespeare's methods with regard to plot, character, diction, and imagery and it contains comparative analysis of Shakespeare with other dramatists, including Ibsen and Corneille
Last periods of Shakespeare, Racine, Ibsen by Kenneth Muir( Book )

7 editions published in 1961 in English and Undetermined and held by 863 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
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Troilus and Cressida
King LearThe sources of Shakespeare's playsShakespeare's sonnetsShakespeare's tragic sequenceShakespeare's sourcesTroilus and CressidaThree comediesShakespeare as collaboratorShakespeare the dramatist, and other papers
Alternative Names
Kenneth Muir English literary scholar and author

Kenneth Muir escritor británicu (1907–1996)

Muir, Kenneth.

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 1907-1996