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Charney, Maurice

Works: 55 works in 358 publications in 3 languages and 19,603 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Tragedies (Drama)  Outlines and syllabi  Juvenile works  Bibliography  Bio-bibliography  Historical drama  Concordances 
Roles: Author, Editor, Performer, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PR2808.A2, 822.33
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Most widely held works by Maurice Charney
Shakespeare on love & lust by Maurice Charney( )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 2,693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The complex and sometimes contradictory expressions of love in Shakespeare's works - ranging from the serious to the absurd and back again - arise primarily from his dramatic and theatrical flair rather than from a unified philosophy of love. Untangling his witty, bawdy (and ambiguous) treatment of love, sex, and desire requires a sharp eye and a steady hand. In Shakespeare on Love & Lust, Maurice Charney delves deeply into Shakespeare's rhetorical and thematic development of this largest of subjects to reveal what makes his plays and poems resonate with contemporary audiences."--Jacket
Style in Hamlet by Maurice Charney( Book )

22 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare intended his plays to be seen, not read. With this thought uppermost in mind, Charney offers here a provocative analysis of Hamlet, the most stylistically inventive of all Shakespeare's plays, strictly in terms of its style-by which he means the distinct modes of expression used by the playwright in accomplishing his dramatic ends. Careful consideration is given to the stagecraft of the play, to lighting and sound effects, gesture and scenery. The play's imagery is discussed with attention to its style as well as to its content. Each of the three main characters is examined in terms of his unique mode of expression. Among the interesting discoveries this approach allows is a new perspective on the character of Hamlet, who is found to have four distinct styles which he employs as the occasion demands. Originally published in 1969. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
How to read Shakespeare by Maurice Charney( Book )

7 editions published between 1971 and 1992 in English and held by 1,318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces the modern audience to Shakespeare's plays, discussing various factors which contribute to the master's dramatic techniques and style
Shakespeare's Roman plays; the function of imagery in the drama by Maurice Charney( Book )

31 editions published between 1952 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wrinkled deep in time : aging in Shakespeare by Maurice Charney( )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Lear, Titus Andronicus, and Cymbeline -- The process of growing old, especially in Macbeth -- Time the destroyer -- "Heavy" fathers -- Politic old men: Polonius, Nestor, and Menenius -- Wise old men -- Falstaff -- Othello and Leontes -- Old warriors and statesmen in the English history plays -- Fatal attraction: Antony and Cleopatra -- Strong older women -- Older loving women -- Lusty older women
Shakespeare's style by Maurice Charney( )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a detailed consideration of aspects of Shakespeare's writing style in his plays. Each chapter offers a detailed discussion about a single feature of style in a chosen Shakespeare play. Topics examine include a discussion of a key image or images, both verbal and nonverbal; consideration of the way a character is put together; reflection on the changing audience response to a character; and audience response to an account of the speech rhythms of a single play.--
All of Shakespeare by Maurice Charney( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in 3 languages and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In All of Shakespeare, Maurice Charney, former president of the Shakespeare Association of America, provides a play by play, poem by poem, guide to all of Shakespeare's works. In forty-three succinct and lucid chapters, Charney brings to life every play, from The Comedy of Errors to The Tempest, in addition to the long poems and the Sonnets. Charney emphasizes that we need to look at Shakespeare not so much as a Renaissance thinker but as a dramatist, a poet, and a creator of fictions. Emphasizing style and character development as opposed to ideology, Charney's commentary, which rests on forty years of teaching and writing about Shakespeare, illuminates the countless interconnections among the plays and poems
Shakespeare's villains by Maurice Charney( )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shakespeare's Villains is a close reading of Shakespeare's plays to investigate the nature of evil. Charney closely considers the way that dramatic characters are developed in terms of language, imagery, and nonverbal stage effects. With chapters on Iago, Tarquin, Aaron, Richard Duke of Glaucester, Shylock, Claudius, Polonius, Macbeth, Edmund, Goneril, Regan, Angelo, Tybalt, Don John, Iachimo, Lucio, Julius Caesar, Leontes, and Duke Frederick, this book is the first comprehensive study of the villains in Shakespeare"--Provided by publisher
Comedy high and low : an introduction to the experience of comedy by Maurice Charney( Book )

34 editions published between 1978 and 2005 in English and German and held by 911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sexual fiction by Maurice Charney( Book )

22 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 2002
Shakespearean comedy( Book )

6 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy : new perspectives( Book )

6 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bad" Shakespeare : revaluations of the Shakespeare canon( Book )

11 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discussions of Shakespeare's Roman plays by Maurice Charney( Book )

12 editions published between 1964 and 1985 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Reader's adviser : a layman's guide to literature by Barbara Ann Chernow( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joe Orton by Maurice Charney( Book )

12 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychoanalytic approaches to literature and film( Book )

9 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hamlet's fictions by Maurice Charney( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""But in a fiction, in a dream of passion ... "" In an extended commentary on this passage this book offers a rationale for the excellence and primacy of this play among the tragedies. Throughout, emphasis is placed on Hamlet's fantasies and imaginations rather than on ethical criteria, and on the depiction of Hamlet as a revenge play through an exploration of its dark and mysterious aspects. The book stresses the importance of Passion and Its Fictions in the play and attempts to explore the very Pirandellian topic of Hamlet's passion and dream of passion. It goes on to examine
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( Book )

14 editions published between 1975 and 1998 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, discusses the author and the theater of his time, and provides quizzes and other study activities
The Psychoanalytic study of literature( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 1999 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Shakespeare on love & lust
Wrinkled deep in time : aging in ShakespeareAll of ShakespeareComedy high and low : an introduction to the experience of comedySexual fictionJulius Caesar
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