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Leggatt, Alexander

Works: 46 works in 375 publications in 2 languages and 19,574 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Comedy plays  History  Handbooks and manuals  Biography  Outlines and syllabi  Bibliography  Film adaptations  Juvenile works 
Roles: aut, edt, hnr, oth
Classifications: PR2825.A2, 822.33
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Alexander Leggatt
English stage comedy, 1490-1990 : five centuries of a genre by Alexander Leggatt( )

22 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in and held by 3,722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a study of the comedy of the English stage from the Tudor period to the late 20th century. It surveys five centuries of classic comic drama, focusing on major playwrights such as Shakespeare, Jonson and Etherege
Shakespeare's political drama : the history plays and the Roman plays by Alexander Leggatt( )

48 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in and held by 2,634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare is consistently interested in rulers, law, questions of authority and obedience. In this study, Alexander Leggatt examines the depiction of state and public power in the English and Roman histories
The Cambridge companion to Shakespearean comedy by Alexander Leggatt( )

42 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in and and held by 2,193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An accessible, wide-ranging, and informed introduction to Shakespeare's comedies and romances. Rather than taking each play in isolation, the chapters trace recurring issues, suggesting both the continuity and the variety of Shakespeare's practice and the creative use he made of the conventions he inherited
King Lear by Alexander Leggatt( )

30 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in and and held by 1,728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Twayne's new critical introductions to Shakespeare." Provides the original reading of the play, discusses the key themes and concepts, and examines the critical ideas and trends
Shakespeare's comedy of love by Alexander Leggatt( )

49 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in and and held by 1,681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1987. This study removes some of the critical puzzles that Shakespeare's comedies of love have posed in the past. The author shows that what distinguishes the comedies is not their similarity but their variety - the way in which each play is a new combination of essentially similar ingredients, so that, for example, the boy/girl changes in The Merchant of Venice are seen to have a quite different significance from those in As You Like It
Shakespeare's tragedies : violation and identity by Alexander Leggatt( )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in and held by 1,382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's Tragedies: Violation and Identity traces the linked themes of violation and identity through seven Shakespearean tragedies, beginning with the rape of Lavinia in Titus Andronicus. The implications of this event - its physical and moral shock, the way it puts Lavinia's identity, and the whole notion of identity, into crisis - reverberate through Shakespeare's later tragedies. Through close, theatrically informed readings of Titus Andronicus, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Troilus and Cressida, Othello, King Lear and Macbeth the book traces the way acts of violence provoke questions about the identities of the victims, the perpetrators, and the acts themselves. It shows that violation can be involved in the most innocent-looking acts, that words can be weapons, that interpretation itself can be a form of damage. -- Publishers description
Shakespeare's comedies of love : essays in honour of Alexander Leggatt by Karen Bamford( )

8 editions published in 2008 in and held by 1,274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Borrowing its title from renowned scholar Alexander Leggatt's landmark 1974 study, Shakespeare's Comedies of Love is a tribute to a critic who has shaped the way the world understands Shakespeare and his comedies. To help celebrate his distinguished career as a teacher and scholar, this collection of essays presents a wide range of new work on the Bard's comedies. The contributors cover diverse areas of inquiry, including the use of the comedies as a source of women's empowerment in nineteenth-century America; civic drama in Elizabethan London; male anxiety about women in the comedies; anti-Semitism in The Merchant of Venice; as well as some key productions of Shakespeare's comedies. Rich in detail and broad in scope, Shakespeare's Comedies of Love is a celebration of Leggatt's distinguished career, and an enduring collection of work on the world's most famous writer
English drama : Shakespeare to the Restoration, 1590-1660 by Alexander Leggatt( )

32 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most important period in the history of English drama is revealed in Alexander Leggatt's challenging account. The author considers English drama from the beginning of Shakespeare's career to the restoration of Charles II. Focusing on Shakespeare and the development of his art, he examines all his major contemporaries: Jonson, Middleton, Webster, Beaumont, Fletcher and Ford. He combines close analysis of specific plays with a broader look at trends within drama
Ben Jonson, his vision and his art by John Palmer( )

16 editions published between 1981 and 2018 in and and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to English Renaissance comedy by Alexander Leggatt( )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book "explores the interconnected themes of politics, magic and sex in a number of representative comedies by Shakespeare and his contemporaries. It ranges across the Elizabethan, Jacobean and Caroline periods, covering both public and private theatres, emphasizing the eclectic, experimental nature of this comedy: its departures from the mainstream New Comedy tradition and its searching, witty analysis of social and personal relations in court, city and country. The book offers not only a broad general survey but a close analysis of some of the richest comedies of the period, making sometimes unexpected connections between them."--Publisher
Jacobean public theatre by Alexander Leggatt( )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The public playhouses of Jacobean London, and the popular drama they produced, were a vital part of English theatre history. Yet this work has too often been neglected by conventional literary criticism. Jacobean Public Theatre recovers this vigorous popular drama for the modern reader by presenting the plays not as literary texts, but as scripts and using them to examine contemporary acting, production and performance values. The imaginative use of spectacle, the social meaning of theatrical gesture, the close proximity of actor and spectator, the shared moral and political values made theatregoing at these playhouses a highly communal experience. In addition to its close study of popular dramaturgy and performance conventions, Jacobean Public Theatre, surveys the nature of the popular audience, its culture and its contribution to performance. It concludes with a close examination of four major plays, including King Lear, which emerges in an unexpected light as a play that draws creatively on the conventions of popular theatre
Citizen comedy in the age of Shakespeare by Alexander Leggatt( )

12 editions published between 1973 and 2000 in and and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Craft and tradition : essays in honour of William Blissett( )

5 editions published in 1990 in and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Approaches to teaching English Renaissance drama( )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coriolanus : an annotated bibliography by Alexander Leggatt( )

8 editions published in 1989 in and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Shakespeare's Macbeth : a sourcebook( )

8 editions published in 2006 in and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"William Shakespeare's Macbeth (c. 1606) is a timeless tale of love, greed and power, which has given rise to heated debates around such issues as the representation of gender roles, political violence and the dramatisation of evil." "Taking the form of a sourcebook, this guide to Shakespeare's spectacular play offers: extensive introductory comments on the contexts, critical history and many interpretations of the text, from first performance to the present; annotated extracts from key contextual documents, reviews, critical works and text itself; cross-references between documents and sections of the guide, in order to suggest links between texts, contexts and criticism; and suggestions for further reading."--Jacket
The merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( )

1 edition published in 2011 in and held by 67 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
All's well that ends well by William Shakespeare( )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This play concerns the efforts of Helena, daughter of a renowned physician, to make Bertram, the Count of Rousillon, her husband
Report of inquiry into certain trade union recruitment activities by Alexander Leggatt( )

2 editions published in 1979 in and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Revels history of drama in English by John Clyde Loftis( )

2 editions published in 1975 in and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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English stage comedy, 1490-1990 : five centuries of a genre
Alternative Names
Leggatt, A. 1940-

Leggatt, A. M. 1940-

Leggatt, Alexander

Leggatt, Alexander Maxwell

Leggatt, Alexander Maxwell 1940-

レガット, アレグザンダー



Shakespeare's political drama : the history plays and the Roman playsThe Cambridge companion to Shakespearean comedyKing LearShakespeare's comedy of loveShakespeare's tragedies : violation and identityShakespeare's comedies of love : essays in honour of Alexander LeggattEnglish drama : Shakespeare to the Restoration, 1590-1660Introduction to English Renaissance comedy