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Kastan, David Scott

Works: 121 works in 406 publications in 2 languages and 14,054 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Poetry  Handbooks and manuals  Bibliography  Drama  Exhibition catalogs  Caricatures and cartoons  Manuscripts  Bibliography‡vExhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Interviewee
Classifications: PR2910, 822.33
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Most widely held works by David Scott Kastan
A companion to Shakespeare by David Scott Kastan( Book )

26 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 1,218 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
The Arden Shakespeare complete works by William Shakespeare( Book )

33 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 924 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 875 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
Staging the Renaissance : reinterpretations of Elizabethan and Jacobean drama by David Scott Kastan( Book )

20 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
Shakespeare after theory by David Scott Kastan( Book )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and Chinese and held by 675 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 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare and the book by David Scott Kastan( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 550 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 )

13 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 )

14 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 464 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
Three early comedies by William Shakespeare( Book )

2 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 264 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 146 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 a comedie by Richard Brome( Book )

6 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
Encyclopedia of British literature( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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A companion to Shakespeare
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Kastan, David

Kastan, David 1946-

Kastan, David S.

Scott-Kastan, David 1946-

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The Arden Shakespeare complete worksA new history of early English dramaStaging the Renaissance : reinterpretations of Elizabethan and Jacobean dramaShakespeare after theoryCritical essays on Shakespeare's HamletShakespeare and the bookThree early comediesParadise lost : authoritative text, sources and backgrounds, criticismThe Antipodes a comedie