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Charney, Maurice

Overview
Works: 56 works in 356 publications in 2 languages and 19,566 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Tragedies (Drama)  Bibliography  Historical drama  Outlines and syllabi  Juvenile works  Bio-bibliography  Concordances 
Roles: Author, Editor, Performer, Author of introduction, Creator, Other
Classifications: PR2808.A2, 822.33
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Most widely held works by Maurice Charney
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 1,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Style in Hamlet by Maurice Charney( Book )

22 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 910 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
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 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespearean comedy( Book )

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

Sexual fiction by Maurice Charney( Book )

21 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 2002
Comedy : new perspectives( Book )

6 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 631 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 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joe Orton by Maurice Charney( Book )

12 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( Book )

18 editions published between 1969 and 1998 in English and held by 506 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
Psychoanalytic approaches to literature and film( Book )

9 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 495 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 415 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 )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 396 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
The Psychoanalytic study of literature( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 1999 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's style by Maurice Charney( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 280 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.--
 
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Shakespeare on love & lust
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Comedy high and low : an introduction to the experience of comedySexual fictionThe tragedy of Julius Caesar