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Danson, Lawrence

Works: 9 works in 101 publications in 1 language and 4,212 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Lawrence Danson
On King Lear by Lawrence Danson( Book )

24 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In their lectures on King Lear, the eight contributors to this volume fulfill Shakespeare's rigorous injunction to Speak what we feel" about the playwright's amplest tragedy. Representing distinctive but complementary points of view, they cover theatrical history, verbal style, acting and actors, the playwright in his cultural context and in the light of enduring human concerns, and the Shakespearean view of history, tragedy, and psychology. Originally published in 1987. 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
Tragic alphabet : Shakespeare's drama of language by Lawrence Danson( Book )

15 editions published between 1974 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's dramatic genres by Lawrence Danson( Book )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Danson's guide to the kinds of Shakespearian drama provides a history of genre-theory in Shakespeare's day, an overview of the genres on the Elizabethan stage, and a look at the range of Shakespeare's comedies, histories, and tragedies
Wilde's intentions : the artist in his criticism by Lawrence Danson( Book )

24 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What were Wilde's intentions? They had always been suspect, from the time of Poems, when the charge was plagiarism, to his trials, when the charge was sodomy. In Intentions (1891), the book on which his claim as a theoretical critic chiefly lies, and in two related essays, 'The Portrait of Mr W.H., and 'The Soul of Man Under Socialism', Wilde's epigrammatic dazzle and paradoxical subversions both reveal and mask his designs upon fin-de-siecle society. In the first extended study of Wilde's criticism, Lawrence Danson examines these essays/dialogues/fictions (unsettling the categories was one of their intentions) and assesses their achievement. Danson sets Wilde's criticism in context. He shows how the son of an Irish patriot sought to create a new ideal of English culture by elevating 'lies' above history, levelling the distinction between artist and critic, and ending the sway of 'nature' over liberated human desire
Max Beerbohm and the act of writing by Lawrence Danson( Book )

12 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max Beerbohm and the mirror of the past by Lawrence Danson( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragic alphabet : language, ritual and action in Shakespeare's tragedies by Lawrence Danson( Book )

2 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gender issues by Peter Erickson( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Shakespeare, the King's Company, and King Lear [article] by G. E Bentley( Book )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare was more than just a playwright at the time he wrote King Lear. His career in theatre, involved in performing, writing and being part owner of two theatres. The article also explores the origins of the King Lear story and discusses the changes that Shakespeare made in his version. (SLNSW Infocus item 1622)
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Shakespeare's dramatic genres
Wilde's intentions : the artist in his criticism
Alternative Names
Danson, Lawrence 1942-...

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