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Hattaway, Michael

Works: 50 works in 373 publications in 2 languages and 11,605 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Handbooks and manuals  History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PR2427, 822.33
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Most widely held works by Michael Hattaway
The first part of King Henry VI by William Shakespeare( Book )

53 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 1,894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge companion to English Renaissance drama( Book )

52 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This second edition offers students up-to-date factual and interpretative material about the principal theatres, playwrights, and plays of the most important period of English drama, 1580-1642
The Cambridge companion to Shakespeare's history plays by Michael Hattaway( Book )

31 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher Description (unedited publisher data) Shakespeare's history plays have been performed more in recent years than ever before, in Britain, North America, and in Europe. This volume provides an accessible, wide-ranging and informed introduction to Shakespeare's history and Roman plays. It is attentive throughout to the plays as they have been performed over the centuries since they were written. The first part offers accounts of the genre of the history play, of Renaissance historiography, of pageants and masques, and of women's roles, as well as comparisons with history plays in Spain and the Netherlands. Chapters in the second part look at individual plays as well as other Shakespearean texts which are closely related to the histories. The Companion offers a full bibliography, genealogical tables, and a list of principal and recurrent characters. It is a comprehensive guide for students, researchers and theatre-goers alike
A companion to English renaissance literature and culture by Michael Hattaway( Book )

55 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this revised and greatly expanded edition of the Companion, 80 scholars come together to offer an original and far-reaching assessment of English Renaissance literature and culture.: A new edition of the best-selling Companion to English Renaissance Literature, revised and updated, with 22 new essays and 19 new illustrations; Contributions from some 80 scholars including Judith H. Anderson, Patrick Collinson, Alison Findlay, Germaine Greer, Malcolm Jones, Arthur Kinney, James Knowles, Arthur Marotti, Robert Miola and Greg Walker; Unrivalled in scope and its exploration of unfamiliar lite."--
Elizabethan popular theatre : plays in performance by Michael Hattaway( Book )

23 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabethan Popular Theatre surveys the Golden Age of English popular theatre: the 1590s, the age of Marlowe and the young Shakespeare. The book describes the staging practices, performance conditions and acting techniques of the period, focusing on five popular dramas: The Spanish Tragedy, Mucedorus, Edward II, Doctor Faustus and Titus Andronicus, as well as providing a comprehensive history of a variety of contemporary playhouse stages, performances, and players
Renaissance and reformations : an introduction to early modern English literature by Michael Hattaway( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Designed for both students and general readers, this introduction to Renaissance and Reformation literature offers a description of early modern habits of writing and reading, of publication and stage performance. It considers the ways in which early modern writers constructed the past and designed the present, wrote about people and places, recovered and adapted classical genres, and tackled religious and secular controversies." "All these topics are illustrated with a profusion of excerpts from early modern texts, including works by More, Erasmus, Wyatt, Spenser, Philip and Mary Sidney, Marlowe, Kyd, Shakespeare, Campion, Daniel, Donne, Southwell, Dekker, Taylor 'the water-poet', Aemilia Lanyer, Jonson, Chapman, Middleton, Mary Wroth, Ralegh, Greville, Wotton, Herbert and Milton. Throughout, readers are reminded that the consequences of the English reformations were as important as the better known influences of the Renaissance."--Jacket
The knight of the burning pestle by Francis Beaumont( Book )

30 editions published between 1969 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Let him kill a lion with a pestle, husband; let him kill a lion with a pestle.' So exclaims the Grocer's wife who, with her husband and servants, is attending one of the London's elite playhouses where a theatre comany has just begun to perform. Peeved at the fact that all the plays they see are satires on the lives and values of London's citizenry, the Grocer and his wife interrupt and demand a play that instead contains chivalric quests and courtly love. What's more, they nominate their apprentice Rafe to take on the hero's role of the knight in this entirely new play. The author, Francis Beaumont, ends up not just satirising the grocers' naive taste for romance but parodying his own example of citizen comedy. This play-within-a-play becomes a pastiche of contemporary plays that scorned those who were not courtiers or at least gentlemen or ladies. Like Cervantes in Don Quixote, Beaumont exposes the folly of those that take representations for realities, but also celebrates their idealism and love of adventure. The editor, Michael Hattaway, is editor of plays by Shakespeare and Jonson as well as of several volumes of critical essays, and author of Elizabethan Popular Theatre, Hamlet: The Critics Debate, and Renaissance and Reformations: An Introduction to Early Modern English Literature. He is Professor Emeritus of English Literature in the University of Sheffield."--Publisher's description
Shakespeare in the new Europe( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new companion to English Renaissance literature and culture( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Much ado about nothing: plot and characters. Much ado about nothing: the society and its problems by Michael Hattaway( Recording )

5 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aspects du théâtre populaire en Europe au XVIème siècle : actes du colloque de la S.F.D.S. by Société française des seiziémistes( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Shakespeare: King Richard II by Michael Hattaway( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An authoritative study of Richard II in its theatrical, cultural and political contexts. Professor Hattaway's study places Richard II within the contexts of Shakespeare's life and of the strenuous political debates that were taking place at the end of the
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The Cambridge companion to English Renaissance drama
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Hattaway, M.

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The Cambridge companion to English Renaissance dramaThe Cambridge companion to Shakespeare's history playsA companion to English renaissance literature and cultureElizabethan popular theatre : plays in performanceRenaissance and reformations : an introduction to early modern English literatureThe knight of the burning pestleShakespeare in the new EuropeA new companion to English Renaissance literature and cultureWilliam Shakespeare: King Richard II