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Bate, Jonathan

Works: 223 works in 830 publications in 4 languages and 24,320 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Historical drama  Tragedies (Drama)  Literature  Fiction  Science fiction  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Director, Dedicatee
Classifications: PR2836.A2, 822.33
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Most widely held works about Jonathan Bate
Most widely held works by Jonathan Bate
Soul of the age : a biography of the mind of William Shakespeare by Jonathan Bate( Book )

26 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bate's Soul of the Age tells the story of the great dramatist while deducing the crucial events of Shakespeare's life, connecting those events to his world and work as never before, and revealing how this unsurpassed artist came to be
Shakespeare : an illustrated stage history( Book )

16 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 1,339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of Shakespeare's plays as they have been performed on the English stage, presented through a series of essays by a variety of authors, discussing the theatres, the plays, and the men and women who staged, adapted, and performed them over the course of 400 years, from the fifteenth century through modern times
The genius of Shakespeare by Jonathan Bate( Book )

38 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Genius of Shakespeare is a new kind of biography: a biography of Shakespeare's talent and reputation, beyond the limits of his actual life. Part One explores the origins and development of his works, Part Two traces their effects on succeeding generations, and demonstrates how Shakespeare came to be regarded as the supreme dramatist
The tragedy of Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare( Book )

56 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an annotated edition of Shakespeare's "Troilus and Cressida," in which a love that begins during the siege of Troy ends in betrayal and death, and includes a scene-by-scene synopsis and analysis, commentary on various productions of the play, an overview of Shakespeare's work, and other resources
John Clare : a biography by Jonathan Bate( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's description: John Clare (1793-1864) is the greatest labouring-class poet that England has ever produced. No one has ever written more powerfully of nature, of a rural childhood, and of the alienated and unstable self, but until now he has never been the subject of a comprehensive literary biography. Here at last is his full story told by the light of his voluminous work: his birth in poverty, his work as an agricultural labourer, his burgeoning promise as a writer--cultivated under the gaze of rival patrons--then his moment of fame in the company of John Keats and the toast of literary London, and finally his decline into mental illness and his last years confined in asylums. Clare's ringing voice--quick-witted, passionate, vulnerable, courageous--emerges in generous quotation from his letters, journals, autobiographical writings, and his poems, as Jonathan Bate, the celebrated scholar of Shakespeare, brings the complex man, his beloved work, and his ribald world vividly to life
The Oxford English literary history by Bruce King( Book )

26 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford English Literary History is the new century's definitive account of a rich and diverse literary heritage that stretches back for a millennium and more. Each of these groundbreaking volumes offers a leading scholar's considered assessment of the authors, works, cultural traditions, events, and ideas that shaped the literary voices of their age. The series will enlighten and inspire not only everyone studying, teaching, and researching in English Literature, but all serious readers
Shakespeare and the English romantic imagination by Jonathan Bate( Book )

24 editions published between 1986 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study offers an account of the way Shakespeare influenced the creative practice and imaginative theories of the English Romantic movement. It shows Shakespeare's powerful presence in the letters and poetry of Keats, Byron, Blake and Coleridge and particularly in Shelley's "The Cenci."
Shakespeare and Ovid by Jonathan Bate( Book )

34 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jonathan Bate examines the full range of Shakespeare's work, identifying Ovid's presence not only in the narrative poems and pastoral comedies, but also in the Sonnets and mature tragedies. He shows how profoundly creative Ovid's influence was, from the raped Lavinia's turning of the pages of the Metamorphoses in Titus Andronicus, and the staging of Pyramus and Thisbe in A midsummer night's dream, to the reanimation of Hermione's statue in The winter's tale and Prospero's renunciation of his magic in The tempest"--Cover, p. [4]
The song of the earth : a novel by Jonathan Bate( Book )

25 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jonathan Bate offers us the first ecological reading of English literature. What are the distinctions between 'nature', 'culture' and 'environment', and to what extent have their perception and significance changed since their appearance in the literature of the eighteenth century?" "The Song of the Earth ranges from greenhouses in the novels of Jane Austen to fruit bats in the poetry of Les Murray, by way of Thomas Hardy's woodlands, the rise of picturesque tourism, John Clare's birds' nests, Wordsworth's rivers, Byron's bear and an early nineteenth-century novel about an organ-utan who stands for Parliament."--Jacket
Ted Hughes : the unauthorised life by Jonathan Bate( Book )

17 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ted Hughes, Poet Laureate, was one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. He is one of Britain's most important poets, a poet of claws and cages: Jaguar, Hawk and Crow. Event and animal are turned to myth in his work. Yet he is also a poet of deep tenderness, of restorative memory steeped in the English literary tradition. A poet of motion and force, of rivers, light and redemption, of beasts in brooding landscapes. With an equal gift for poetry and prose, and with a soul as capacious as any poet who has lived, he was also a prolific children's writer and has been hailed as the greatest English letter-writer since John Keats. With his magnetic personality and an insatiable appetite for friendship, for love and for life, he also attracted more scandal than any poet since Lord Byron. At the centre of the book is Hughes's lifelong quest to come to terms with the suicide of his first wife, Sylvia Plath, the saddest and most infamous moment in the public history of modern poetry. Ted Hughes left behind him a more complete archive of notes and journals than any other major poet, including thousands of pages of drafts, unpublished poems and memorandum books that make up an almost complete record of Hughes's inner life, preserved by him for posterity. Renowned scholar Sir Jonathan Bate has spent five years in his archives, unearthing a wealth of new material. His book offers for the first time the full story of Ted Hughes's life as it was lived, remembered and reshaped in his art. It is a book that honours, though not uncritically, Ted Hughes's poetry and the art of life-writing, approached by his biographer with an honesty answerable to Hughes's own." --Publisher's website
Shakespeare : staging the world by Jonathan Bate( Book )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The playhouse and the role of playwright were relatively new phenomena during Shakespeare's time, yet his audience spanned from royalty to the common man. This work shows what these audiences were finding out about the world through the eyes of the playwright. It uses Shakespeare's characters and locations as a way of showing how all the world was a stage, full of dramatic encounters between cultures and nationalities. Shylock is our way into early modern Jewish culture, Othello takes us to Africa and Caliban to the New World. For any lover of Shakespeare, the thought of time traveling back to London to see one of his plays at the Globe represents the ultimate theatrical fantasy. The look and feel of Shakespeare's London, the streets, shops, and churches the poet would have visited; the bookstalls where he found source material; the objects that appeared on his stages or sparked his imagination, what were they like? This book is based on a collection of objects that evoke London in 1612, bringing to life not only Shakespeare the man, but also the characters, places, and events, real and imagined, featured in his plays. The authors give readers a visual tour of Renaissance London, letting us glimpse the time and place through a series of objects that speak volumes about Shakespeare's day. Simon Forman's diary of 1611 provides a vivid account of attending a contemporary performance of A Winter's Tale; a dagger fished from the Thames gives new resonance to the gang violence of Romeo and Juliet; Henry V's saddle, helm, and shield, medieval relics that would have been a familiar sight in Westminster Abbey to Shakespeare's fellow Londoners, recall the history plays and their examination of the nature and conduct of war. And Guy Fawkes's lantern illustrates the Catholic counterculture revealed through the failed Gunpowder Plot, which later provided the inspiration for Macbeth. This work offers a new approach to one of the most creative imaginations in history and opens a window onto a fascinating moment in London's past. It reveals the world and key characters of Shakespeare's plays, focusing on London at a pivotal period in global history, and creates a unique dialogue between the objects and the texts of Shakespeare's life, work, and times
Romantic ecology : Wordsworth and the environmental tradition by Jonathan Bate( Book )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English literature : a very short introduction by Jonathan Bate( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title discusses why literature matters, how narrative works, and what is distinctly English about English literature. Jonathan Bate considers how we determine the content of the field, and looks at the three major kinds of imaginative literature - English poetry, English drama and the English novel
Shakespearean constitutions : politics, theatre, criticism, 1730-1830 by Jonathan Bate( Book )

9 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare and the twentieth century : the selected proceedings of the International Shakespeare Association World Congress, Los Angeles, 1996 by International Shakespeare Association( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In close to fifty sessions, the congress theme - "Shakespeare and the Twentieth Century"--Allowed for critical approaches from many directions: through twentieth-century theater history on almost every continent; through a range of media representations from film to databases; through the changing theoretical models of the period that extend to the latest politically inflected readings; and through appropriations of the play-texts by modern art forms such as recent fiction."--Jacket
The Romantics on Shakespeare by Jonathan Bate( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anthology, the first comprehensive selection of romantic Shakespearian criticism, brings together contributions from contemporary giants of European literature, such as Schlegel, Coleridge, Hazlitt, Hugo and Keats
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Soul of the age : a biography of the mind of William Shakespeare
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Jonathan Bate britischer Anglist, Philologe und Hochschullehrer

Jonathan Bate British academic, biographer, critic, broadcaster, novelist and scholar

Jonathan Bate Brits literatuurhistoricus

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Shakespeare : an illustrated stage historyThe genius of ShakespeareThe tragedy of Titus AndronicusJohn Clare : a biographyThe Oxford English literary historyShakespeare and the English romantic imaginationShakespeare and OvidThe song of the earth : a novel