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Dutton, Richard 1948-

Works: 104 works in 552 publications in 3 languages and 12,612 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Handbooks and manuals  Conference papers and proceedings  Drama  Literature  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Publisher, Publishing director, Contributor
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Richard Dutton
Modern tragicomedy and the British tradition by Richard Dutton( Book )

19 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A companion to Shakespeare's works( Book )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains original essays on every Shakespearean tragedy from Titus Andronicus to Coriolanus. Includes thirteen additional essays on such topics as Shakespeare's Roman tragedies, Shakespeare's tragedies on film, Shakespeare's tragedies of love, Hamlet in performance, and tragic emotion in Shakespeare
William Shakespeare : a literary life by Richard Dutton( Book )

26 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Jonson : to the first folio by Richard Dutton( Book )

13 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford handbook of early modern theatre by Richard Dutton( Book )

22 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of new essays explores the social, political, and economic pressures under which the playing companies of Shakespeare and his contemporaries operated. It shows how they evolved over time to meet new challenges such as the opposition of City of London authorities, the possibility of permanent location in London, the re-emergence of boy companies c. 1600, and the great increase in court performance which began under James I. Essays also explore the practical everyday business of playing: acquiring scripts and playhouses, dramatic authorship, the contribution of financiers and entrepreneurs, rehearsing, lighting, music, props, styles of acting, boy actors, and the role of women in an 'all-male' world. A number of contributors address the methodologies of theatre history itself, questioning its philosophical premises and evaluating the nature of the evidence we have, such as that from stage directions in play-books or from the visual records.--From publisher description
Theatre and religion : Lancastrian Shakespeare( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays focuses on the place of Roman Catholicism in early modern England, bringing new perspectives to bear on the question of whether Shakespeare himself was Catholic
Mastering the revels : the regulation and censorship of English Renaissance drama by Richard Dutton( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This detailed reconsideration of the regulation of English Renaissance drama is the first study to approach the issue through the role of the Master of the Revels, who censored most late Tudor and early Stuart plays. Dutton convincingly analyzes the control the Masters exercised over the actors in relation to the political context of the court office they themselves held to show that the whole system conspired to permit a wide range of comment on contemporary affairs—all of it properly licensed, suitably veiled and not slanted with offensive particularity at a powerful constituency. Lyly, Marlowe, Shakespeare, Jonson, Marston, Middleton, Fletcher, and Massinger all flourished during this period, due to the Masters' relationship to the patronage pressures and power politics of the court. Dutton's incisive study allows for a more sympathetic and accommodating censorship about contentious matters than earlier accounts have assumed. Mastering the Revels has important implications for any historical reading of these plays, since it clarifies the terms on which the actors were permitted to be, in Hamlet's words, "the abstracts and brief chronicles of the time." --
Ben Jonson, authority, criticism by Richard Dutton( Book )

13 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Jonson: Authority: Criticism is the first book-length study of Jonson's literary criticism, and examines the ways that criticism defines his unprecedented role as a professional author. Each chapter explores a different facet: 'The Lone Wolf' looks at Jonson's role in creating a critical discourse to respond to a new literary market-place; 'Poet and Critic' explores the relationship between his 'creative' and 'critical' writing; 'Poet and State' traces his accommodations as an author with censorship and other forms of authority; 'The Laws of Poetry' relates his appeals to classical precedent to his insecurity in a world where literary conditions were very different from those of ancient Greece and Rome; 'Jonson and Shakespeare' examines the old supposed rivalry as evidence of competing definitions of authorship. Throughout Richard Dutton suggests how Jonson's criticism set the terms for the profession of letters in England for more than a century. Finally an appendix provides a representative selection of Jonson's critical work
New historicism and Renaissance drama by Richard Wilson( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A companion to Shakespeare's works by Richard Dutton( Book )

136 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text on Shakespeare's histories contains essays on every history play, as well as fourteen additional articles on such topics as censorship in Shakespeare's histories, the relation of Shakespeare's plays to other dramatic histories of the period and Shakespeare's histories on film
A midsummer night's dream( Book )

16 editions published between 1980 and 2002 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This New Casebook on A Midsummer Night's Dream traces the response of critical theory to play pecualiarly informed by modern preoccupations: imagination, representation and power; sexual repression and subjective transformation, patriarchal society, class structures and the limits of language. The essays collected here - New Critical Marxist, Feminist, New Historicist, Cultural Materialist, Poststructuralist, Performance-oriented and Deconstructive - show the range of modern responses to these issues in the text. The introduction and endnotes on individual items elucidate the main themes and methodologies, showing how each essay contributes to a vigorous wider debate about the Shakespearean text in modern culture
Ben Jonson, Volpone and the Gunpowder Plot by Richard Dutton( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Jonson's 'Volpone' is the most widely taught and commonly performed English Renaissance play outside of Shakespeare. This book argues that the play alludes to the plot as openly as censorship will allow, using the traditional form of the beast fable
Licensing, censorship, and authorship in early modern England : buggeswords by Richard Dutton( Book )

12 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Licensing, Censorship and Authorship in Early Modern England examines in detail both how the practice of censorship shaped writing in the Shakespearean period, and how our sense of that censorship continues to shape modern understandings of what was written. Separate chapters trace the development of licensing in the theatre, and the response of the actors and dramatists to it. There are detailed examinations of how censorship affects our reading of four major playwrights: Marlowe, Shakespeare, Jonson, and Middleton, and how the control of printed books compared with the regulation of the stage
Epicene, or, The silent woman by Ben Jonson( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Epicene is now one of the most widely studied of Johnson's plays. Brilliantly exploiting the Jacobean convention whereby boys played female roles, it satirises the newly fashionable, and sexually ambiguous world of the West End of London, where courtly wit rubs shoulders with commercial values." "This authoritative new edition is based on a thorough re-examination of the earliest texts. The introduction analyses the play as originally written for the newly formed Children of the Queen's Revels, and performed at the little-known Whitefriars Theatre. Dutton discusses the composition of the play, which took place during a critical period in Jonson's life and career, where he was established as the principal writer of entertainments at the court. His relationships at the time with ambitious with such as John Donne, Sir Edward Herbert and the actor Nathan Field are examined as models for the principal characters."--Jacket
A chaste maid in Cheapside ; Women beware women ; The changeling ; A game at chess by Thomas Middleton( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Region, religion, and patronage : Lancastrian Shakespeare( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Jonson by Richard Dutton( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and Esperanto and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collectively they demonstrate why interest in Jonson is higher today than at any time since his death."--Jacket
Shakespeare, court dramatist by Richard Dutton( Book )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shakespeare, Court Dramatist centers around the contention that the courts of both Elizabeth I and James I loomed much larger in Shakespeare's creative life than is usually appreciated. Richard Dutton argues that many--perhaps most--of Shakespeare's plays have survived in versions adapted for court presentation, where length was no object (and indeed encouraged) and rhetorical virtuosity was appreciated. The first half of the study examines the court's patronage of the theater during Shakespeare's lifetime and the crucial role of its Masters of the Revels, who supervised all performances there (as well as censoring plays for public performance). Dutton examines the emergence of the Lord Chamberlain's Men and the King's Men, to whom Shakespeare was attached as their 'ordinary poet, ' and reviews what is known about the revision of plays in the early modern period. The second half of the study focuses in detail on six of Shakespeare's plays which exist in shorter, less polished texts as well as longer, more familiar ones: Henry VI Part II and III, Romeo and Juliet, Henry V, Hamlet, and The Merry Wives of Windsor. Shakespeare, Court Dramatist argues that they are not cut down from those familiar versions, but poorly-reported originals which Shakespeare revised for court performance into what we know best today. More localized revisions in such plays as Titus Andronicus, Richard II, and Henry IV Part II can also best be explained in this context. The court, Richard Dutton argues, is what made Shakespeare Shakespeare"--Provided by publisher's website
Epigrams ; and, the forest by Ben Jonson( Book )

8 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jacobean civic pageants( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A companion to Shakespeare's works
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Dutton, R. 1948-

William Shakespeare : a literary lifeBen Jonson : to the first folioThe Oxford handbook of early modern theatreTheatre and religion : Lancastrian ShakespeareMastering the revels : the regulation and censorship of English Renaissance dramaBen Jonson, authority, criticismNew historicism and Renaissance dramaA companion to Shakespeare's works