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Leggatt, Alexander

Overview
Works: 49 works in 357 publications in 2 languages and 18,636 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Comedy plays  History  Handbooks and manuals  Outlines and syllabi  Bibliography  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Study guides 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other
Classifications: PR2825.A2, 822.33
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Most widely held works by Alexander Leggatt
King Lear by Alexander Leggatt( Book )

15 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,109 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( Book )

46 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 1,013 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 political drama : the history plays and the Roman plays by Alexander Leggatt( Book )

45 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 975 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
Shakespeare's tragedies : violation and identity by Alexander Leggatt( Book )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 882 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
The Cambridge companion to Shakespearean comedy by Alexander Leggatt( Book )

41 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 862 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
English drama : Shakespeare to the Restoration, 1590-1660 by Alexander Leggatt( Book )

30 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 823 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
English stage comedy, 1490-1990 : five centuries of a genre by Alexander Leggatt( Book )

23 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 701 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
Introduction to English Renaissance comedy by Alexander Leggatt( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 663 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
Ben Jonson, his vision and his art by Alexander Leggatt( Book )

13 editions published between 1981 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Citizen comedy in the age of Shakespeare by Alexander Leggatt( Book )

11 editions published between 1973 and 2000 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jacobean public theatre by Alexander Leggatt( Book )

15 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 423 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
Approaches to teaching English Renaissance drama( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Lear by Alexander Leggatt( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A literary study guide that includes summaries and commentaries
Coriolanus : an annotated bibliography by Alexander Leggatt( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Lear by William Shakespeare( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This updated and expanded analysis of King Lear in performance includes new chapters on the television version of the Royal National Theatre production directed by Richard Eyre and starring Ian Holm; and on Akira Kurosawa's Ran. Earlier chapters provide close, detailed analyses of the stage, film and television interpretations of John Gielgud, Harley Granville Barker, Paul Scofield, Peter Brook, Peter Ustinov, Michael Gambon, Adrian Noble, Grigori Kozintsev, Michael Hordern, Jonathan Miller, Laurence Olivier and Michael Elliott. By examining such issues as the playing of Lear, the staging of the storm and the battle, and the choice of historical period, this book shows how interpretation and performance are bound together, and how the play is transformed through different historical and political contexts
William Shakespeare's Macbeth : a sourcebook( Book )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 231 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
Shakespeare's comedies of love : essays in honour of Alexander Leggatt by Karen Bamford( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 182 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
Craft and tradition : essays in honour of William Blissett( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, with marginal notes and explanations and full descriptions of each character
 
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Shakespeare's political drama : the history plays and the Roman plays
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

Languages
English (307)

Japanese (1)

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Shakespeare's political drama : the history plays and the Roman playsShakespeare's tragedies : violation and identityThe Cambridge companion to Shakespearean comedyEnglish drama : Shakespeare to the Restoration, 1590-1660English stage comedy, 1490-1990 : five centuries of a genreIntroduction to English Renaissance comedyJacobean public theatreApproaches to teaching English Renaissance drama