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Braunmuller, A. R. 1945-

Overview
Works: 61 works in 289 publications in 1 language and 9,122 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Comedy plays  Tragedies (Drama)  Film adaptations  Outlines and syllabi  Poetry  Juvenile works  Educational films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Redactor
Classifications: PR2825.A2, 822.33
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by A. R Braunmuller
The Cambridge companion to English Renaissance drama by A. R Braunmuller( Book )

60 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,828 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
Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Book )

36 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of Shakespeare's greatest, but also bloodiest tragedies, was written around 1605/06. Many have seen the story of Macbeth's murder and usurpation of the legitimate Scottish King Duncan as having obvious connection to contemporary issues regarding King James I (James VI of Scotland), and the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. King James was particularly fascinated with witchcraft, so the appearance of the witches chanting "Fair is foul, and foul is fair" at the opening of the play seemed particularly topical, as was Macbeth's betrayal of Banquo, from whom James claimed direct descent. However, the play is clearly far more than a piece of royal entertainment. It is also a fast-moving and dramatically satisfying piece of theatre. Macbeth's existential struggle between loyalty to his King and his "Vaulting ambition" is fascinating to watch, as his is struggle with Lady Macbeth, and her own terrifying refusal of her maternal role. The play shows an intensification of Shakespeare's interest in mothers and their effect upon ruling masculinity, and also contains some of the most memorable speeches in the entire canon, including Macbeth's reflections that ultimately life "is a tale / Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, / Signifying nothing."
The life and death of King John by William Shakespeare( Book )

39 editions published between 1898 and 2008 in English and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the text, along with a stage history and background information
The tragical history of Hamlet prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark is faced by a ghost bearing a grim message of murder and revenge, driving the prince to the edge of madness by his struggle to understand the situation and to do his duty
William Shakespeare, the complete works by William Shakespeare( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the complete text to all of Shakespeare's poems and plays; includes footnotes and an introduction to Shakespeare's life and times
The merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An annotated edition of Shakespeare's black comedy about young lovers and a very demanding money lender; also includes essays on Shakespeare's theatrical world and his texts, and a scholarly introduction
Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark Antony is supposed to be ruling the eastern Roman Empire. However, he is carrying on a torrid affair in Egypt with Cleopatra. The death of his wife, Fulvia, and the threat of a war brings him back to Rome
George Peele by A. R Braunmuller( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy from Shakespeare to Sheridan : change and continuity in the English and European dramatic tradition : essays in honor of Eugene M. Waith( Book )

10 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natural fictions : George Chapman's major tragedies by A. R Braunmuller( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Captive lady( Book )

12 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A seventeenth-century letter-book : a facsimile edition of Folger MS. V.a. 321 by Folger Shakespeare Library( Book )

8 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare, the animated tales by William Shakespeare( Visual )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Key scenes of the play are enacted by classically trained actors, then analyzed and interpreted by internationally renowned Shakespeare scholars. Insightful comments help explain meaning, characters, motives, background action and plot
Macbeth by William Shakespeare( )

12 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Multimedia version of Shakespeare's Macbeth. Includes 1,500 annotations, 24,000-word commentary, audio reading of the complete play, QuickTime video clips, essays on the history and language of the play, concordance, searching and note-taking functions, and karaoke section which allows the user to play the role of Lord or Lady Macbeth in two dramatic scenes
Hamlet : prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare( Visual )

2 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Key scenes of the play are enacted by classically trained actors, then analyzed and interpreted by internationally renowned Shakespeare scholars. Insightful comments help explain meaning, characters, motives, background action and plot
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

2 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Key scenes of the play are enacted by classically trained actors, then analyzed and interpreted by internationally renowned Shakespeare scholars. Insightful comments help explain meaning, characters, motives, background action and plot
Romeo and Juliet ; MacBeth ; Othello, the Moor of Venice ; Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Key scenes of the plays are enacted by classically trained actors, then analyzed and interpreted by internationally renowned Shakespeare scholars. Insightful comments help explain meaning, characters, motives, background action and plot--Container
Othello : the Moor of Venice by William Shakespeare( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Key scenes of the play are enacted by classically trained actors, then analyzed and interpreted by internationally renowned Shakespeare scholars. Insightful comments help explain meaning, characters, motives, background action and plot
Understanding Shakespeare : the tragedy series by William Shakespeare( Visual )

2 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Key scenes from four Shakespeare tragedies are acted, then analyzed and interpreted throughout the play
Antony and Cleopatra by A. R Braunmuller( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The acclaimed Pelican Shakespeare series edited by A.R. Braunmuller and Stephen Orgel The legendary Pelican Shakespeare series features authoritative and meticulously researched texts paired with scholarship by renowned Shakespeareans. Each book includes an essay on the theatrical world of Shakespeare's time, an introduction to the individual play, and a detailed note on the text used. Updated by general editors Stephen Orgel and A.R. Braunmuller, these easy-to-read editions incorporate over thirty years of Shakespeare scholarship undertaken since the original series, edited by Alfred Harbage, appeared between 1956 and 1967. With definitive texts and illuminating essays, the Pelican Shakespeare will remain a valued resource for students, teachers, and theater professionals for many years to come. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators
 
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The Cambridge companion to English Renaissance drama
Alternative Names
Braunmuller, A.R. 1945-

Braunmuller, Albert R. 1945-

Languages
English (237)

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MacbethThe life and death of King JohnThe tragical history of Hamlet prince of DenmarkWilliam Shakespeare, the complete worksThe merchant of VeniceAntony and Cleopatra