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Charney, Maurice

Overview
Works: 52 works in 338 publications in 3 languages and 18,401 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Outlines and syllabi  Bibliography  Historical drama  Tragedies (Drama)  Juvenile works  Bio-bibliography  Concordances 
Roles: Author, Editor, Performer, Author of introduction, Other, Creator
Classifications: PR2808.A2, 822.33
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Maurice Charney
How to read Shakespeare by Maurice Charney( Book )

6 editions published between 1971 and 1992 in English and held by 1,328 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 held by 1,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All of Shakespeare by Maurice Charney( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in 3 languages and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

But Shakespeare's massive oeuvre can be challenging, especially given the complexity of his work. All of Shakespeare provides helpful commentary by a noted Shakespearean scholar. It is divided into convenient sections according to genre: comedies, histories, tragedies, romances, and poems. Charney also considers works that may be only partly by Shakespeare: The Two Noble Kinsmen, Pericles, and A Lovers' Complaint. Charney's account is accessibly written and infused with the belief that Shakespeare's works are intelligible and relevant to modern readers and audiences. The result is a volume that will be cherished and celebrated by readers who are just beginning to read Shakespeare and to see his plays as well as those who are reacquainting themselves with his many delights
Comedy high and low : an introduction to the experience of comedy by Maurice Charney( Book )

33 editions published between 1978 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Style in Hamlet by Maurice Charney( Book )

18 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 911 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
Shakespeare on love & lust by Maurice Charney( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 909 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
Shakespearean comedy( Book )

7 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sexual fiction by Maurice Charney( Book )

21 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 2002
Comedy : new perspectives( Book )

6 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 616 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 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Reader's adviser : a layman's guide to literature( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 539 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
Joe Orton by Maurice Charney( Book )

11 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( Book )

16 editions published between 1969 and 1998 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, with discussion questions, role-playing scenarios, and other study activities. Marc Antony comes "to bury Caesar, not to praise him," and his funeral oration unleashes a power struggle among the Roman Empire's mightiest generals and statesmen. Books in this new, illustrated series present complete texts of Shakespeare's plays. However, the lines are set up so students can see the bard's original poetic phrases printed side-by-side and line-by-line with a modern "translation" on the facing page. Starting in the late 1580s and for several decades that followed, Shakespeare's plays were popular entertainment for London's theatergoers. His Globe Theatre was the equivalent of a Broadway theater in today's New York. The plays have endured, but over the course of 400+ years, the English language has changed in many ways-which is why today's students often find Shakespeare's idiom difficult to comprehend. Simply Shakespeare offers an excellent solution to their problem. Introducing each play is a general essay covering Shakespeare's life and times. At the beginning of each of the five acts in every play, a two-page spread describes what is about to take place. The story's background is explained, followed by brief descriptions of key people who will appear in the act, details students should watch for as the story unfolds, discussion of the play's historical context, how the play was staged in Shakespeare's day, and explanation of puns and plays on words that occur in characters' dialogues. Identifying icons preceding each of these study points are printed in a second color, then are located again as cross-references in the play's original text. For instance, where words spoken by a person in the play offer insights into his or another character's personality, the "Characters" icon will appear as a cross-reference in both the introductory spread and the play proper. Following each act, a closing spread presents questions and discussion points for use as teachers' aids. Guided by the inspiring format of this fine new series, both teachers and students will come to understand and appreciate the genius of Shakespeare as never before. Text of Act I and Modern Version -- Post-Act Activities -- Act II -- Pre-Act Notes -- Text of Act II and Modern Version -- Post-Act Activities -- Act III -- Pre-Act Notes -- Text of Act III and Modern Version -- Post-Act Activities -- Act IV -- Pre-Act Notes -- Text of Act IV and Modern Version -- Post-Act Activities -- Act V -- Pre-Act Notes -- Text of Act V and Modern Version -- Post-Act Activities --Additional Resources
Psychoanalytic approaches to literature and film( Book )

9 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 499 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 416 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
Shakespeare's villains by Maurice Charney( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 392 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 Gloucester, 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
The Psychoanalytic study of literature( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 1999 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The comic world of the Marx Brothers' movies : "anything further father?" by Maurice Charney( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Comic World of the Marx Brothers' Movies: "Anything Further Father?" is the first book to consider the Marx Brothers in the context of comic theory and practice. It includes a gag analysis of three famous scenes: the stateroom scene in A Night at the Opera, the mirror scene in Duck Soup, and the "tootsie-frootsie" ice cream scene in A Day at the Races."--Jacket
 
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All of Shakespeare
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Comedy high and low : an introduction to the experience of comedyShakespeare on love & lustSexual fictionWrinkled deep in time : aging in ShakespeareThe tragedy of Julius CaesarThe comic world of the Marx Brothers' movies : "anything further father?"