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Kastan, David Scott

Works: 104 works in 438 publications in 2 languages and 14,407 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Comedy plays  Juvenile works  Poetry  Handbooks and manuals  Bibliography  Outlines and syllabi  Historical drama 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Dedicatee, Interviewee
Classifications: PR2808.A2, 822.33
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Most widely held works by David Scott Kastan
A companion to Shakespeare by David Scott Kastan( Book )

25 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 1,224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This Companion to Shakespeare is for students and teachers of Shakespeare, indeed for anyone with an interest in his plays. It offers a remarkably innovative and comprehensive picture of the theatrical, literary, intellectual, and social worlds in which Shakespeare wrote and in which his plays were produced. Each individual essay stands as an authoritative account of the state of knowledge in its field, and in their totality the essays provide a new and compelling portrait of the historical conditions, both imaginative and institutional, that enabled (and in some cases inhibited) Shakespeare's great art."--Jacket
William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 1,210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces the poetry of William Shakespeare through a sampling of sonnets and excerpts from his plays. He was the greatest poet and playwright who ever lived, the dramatist who penned lines that we quote without even realizing their origin. Shakespeare's glorious works have even inspired animated films--like Disney's The Lion King. Introduce children to the Bard with this wonderful, fully annotated collection of sonnets and soliloquies, enhanced with beautiful, highly realistic color paintings that bring each excerpt to vivid life. Here are Shakespeare's most famous speeches: "To be or not to be" from Hamlet, with the melancholy Dane pictured in front of the castle, his face pensive and gazing into the distance Portia's gentle plea for mercy in The Merchant of Venice Macbeth's witches' cackling "Double, double, toil and trouble" and Marc Antony's sarcastic address to "Friends, Romans, Countrymen," in Julius Caesar. A golden-robed Henry V, kneeling and bowed from the weight of the world, ponders how rulers must bear the burden of their subjects' needs. Mercutio, seen here in a bright red background as fiery and explosive as his personality, gently teases his lovesick friend Romeo. From the tender sonnets (Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?) to the humorous songs sung by his jesters in comedies such as Twelfth Night, every page contains pure verbal and visual magic
The Arden Shakespeare complete works by William Shakespeare( Book )

37 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The Arden Shakespeare Complete Works' contains the texts of all Shakespeare's plays, as edited by leading Shakespeare scholars. Each play has a brief introduction which discusses its contemporary context and subsequent performance history
A new history of early English drama( Book )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here are twenty-six original essays by today's leading critics and historians of the pre-seventeeth-century English stage. A major storehouse of new historical information and critical insight, A New History of Early English Drama represents a paradigmatic shift in how scholars approach the evolution of English theater. This book skillfully illustrates the complex influence of physical and social forces upon the stage, and provides an innovative approach to both literary studies and cultural history
The Oxford encyclopedia of British literature by Oxford University Press( Book )

23 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 4: Modernism - Percy Bysshe Shelley
Staging the Renaissance : reinterpretations of Elizabethan and Jacobean drama by David Scott Kastan( Book )

17 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Henry IV part 1 by William Shakespeare( Book )

29 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Scott Kastan's lucid exploration of the remarkable richness and ambitious design of 'King Henry IV part 1' reveals the play to be almost a treatise on the central relationship between value and political authority
Shakespeare after theory by David Scott Kastan( Book )

21 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kastan seeks to examine Shakespeare's plays as they appeared and circulated both as dramatic works and as historical texts of the period. Thus Shakespeare's artistry becomes evidence of his engagement with his world and thereafter of the world's engagement with his work
Critical essays on Shakespeare's Hamlet( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare and the book by David Scott Kastan( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text is an examination of how Shakespeare's plays were transformed from scripts to be performed into books to be read, and from popular entertainments into the centrepieces of the English literary canon
Shakespeare and the shapes of time by David Scott Kastan( Book )

15 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A will to believe : Shakespeare and religion by David Scott Kastan( Book )

17 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On 19 December 1601, John Croke, then Speaker of the House of Commons, addressed his colleagues: "If a question should be asked, What is the first and chief thing in a Commonwealth to be regarded? I should say, religion. If, What is the second? I should say, religion. If, What the third? I should still say, religion." But if religion was recognized as the "chief thing in a Commonwealth," we have been less certain what it does in Shakespeare's plays. Written and performed in a culture in which religion was indeed inescapable, the plays have usually been seen either as evidence of Shakespeare's own disinterested secularism or, more recently, as coded signposts to his own sectarian commitments. Based upon the inaugural series of the Oxford-Wells Shakespeare Lectures in 2008, A Will to Believe offers a thoughtful, surprising, and often moving consideration of how religion actually functions in them: not as keys to Shakespeare's own faith but as remarkably sensitive registers of the various ways in which religion charged the world in which he lived. The book shows what we know and can't know about Shakespeare's own beliefs, and demonstrates, in a series of wonderfully alert and agile readings, how the often fraught and vertiginous religious environment of Post-Reformation England gets refracted by the lens of Shakespeare's imagination."--Publisher's description
Doctor Faustus : a two-text edition (A-text, 1604 ; B-text, 1616) contexts and sources criticism by Christopher Marlowe( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the complete text to the seventeenth-century versions of Christopher Marlowe's classic play and includes explanatory notes, twenty-five critical essays, and chronology
Three early comedies by William Shakespeare( Book )

2 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exciting new edition of the complete works of Shakespeare with these features: Illustrated with photographs from New York Shakespeare Festival productions, vivid readable readable introductions for each play by noted scholar David Bevington, a lively personal foreword by Joseph Papp, an insightful essay on the play in performance, modern spelling and pronunciation, up-to-date annotated bibliographies, and convenient listing of key passages
Paradise lost : authoritative text, sources and backgrounds, criticism by John Milton( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preserving the quality and character of Hughes' richly annotated edition in this revision, the text includes a thorough updating of the text, notes, and bibliographies to reflect the scholarship of the last half-century
Remembering Shakespeare by David Scott Kastan( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines such treasures as the earliest known manuscript of "Macbeth", a sixteenth-century reader's notes on Shakespeare, and a proof copy of Walt Whitman's "Shakespeare-Bacon's Cipher", to show how various, idiosyncratic acts of memory over hundreds of years have given us the texts, and even the person, we remember as 'Shakespeare'
The antipodes by Richard Brome( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Antipodes, first published in 1640, is a "city comedy" by Richard Brome. Written in an age of travel and exploration, the play depicts the topsy-turvy "world upside down" of London in the 1630s. The plot hinges around the main character Peregrine's obsession with travel books. An inventive play-within-the-play, also called "The Antipodes", dupes Peregrine into believing that he has been transported to the ends of the earth, with the aim of recalling him to his marital duties. This is the only available single-play edition of this extraordinary Jacobean play
The book in history, the book as history : new intersections of the material text : essays in honor of David Scott Kastan( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays in this collection reach beyond book history to address fundamental questions about historicism with a broad range of issues such as gender and sexuality, religion, political theory, economic history, adaptation and appropriation, and quantitative analysis and digital humanities
The taming of the shrew by William Shakespeare( Book )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an adaptation of Shakespeare's play The taming of the shrew. With captions
The tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( Book )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Shakespeare's drama of Caesar's assassination and the defeat of the conspirators by Mark Antony, Octavius Caesar, and Lepidus
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A companion to Shakespeare
Alternative Names
Kastan, David

Kastan, David 1946-

Kastan, David S.

Scott-Kastan, David 1946-

English (256)

Chinese (3)

William ShakespeareThe Arden Shakespeare complete worksA new history of early English dramaThe Oxford encyclopedia of British literatureStaging the Renaissance : reinterpretations of Elizabethan and Jacobean dramaKing Henry IV part 1Shakespeare after theoryCritical essays on Shakespeare's Hamlet