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Taylor, Gary 1953-

Works: 194 works in 804 publications in 2 languages and 21,495 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Historical drama  Poetry  Tragedies (Drama)  Fiction  Conference papers and proceedings  Tragicomedies  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Publishing director, Actor, Other, Redactor, Performer
Classifications: PR2812.A2, 822.33
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Most widely held works about Gary Taylor
Most widely held works by Gary Taylor
The complete works by William Shakespeare( Book )

80 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 2,380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the works of William Shakespeare, along with an analysis of the nature and authority of the early documents, a list of the canon and chronological order of composition, an essay on Shakespeare's language, and a bibliography
Castration : an abbreviated history of western manhood by Gary Taylor( )

23 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 2,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Thomas Middleton : the collected works by Thomas Middleton( )

23 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 1,917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Middleton is one of the few playwrights in English whose range and brilliance comes close to Shakespeare's. This title makes all Middleton's work accessible in a single volume
Reinventing Shakespeare : a cultural history, from the Restoration to the present by Gary Taylor( Book )

42 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 1,739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses changing interpretations of Shakespeare and his plays through the centuries, arguing that claims of his uniqueness reflect the characteristics of particular eras and critics more than Shakespeare
The life of Henry the Fifth by William Shakespeare( Book )

45 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introducing this edition, Gary Taylor shows how Shakespeare shaped his historical material, examines controversial critical interpretations, discusses the play's fluctuating fortunes in performance, and analyses the range and variety of Shakespeare's characterization. The first Folio text is radically rethought, making original use of the First Quarto (1600)
William Shakespeare, the complete works by William Shakespeare( Book )

12 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 1,442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new edition of Shakespeare's works, presented in a newly considered chronological order, with original titles restored, and the canon reconsidered
Buying whiteness : race, culture, and identity from Columbus to hip hop by Gary Taylor( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What does it mean to be white? When and why did European men buy the idea that they were "whites," and who sold it to them? The secret history of whiteness is told, for the first time, in this important book by an internationally-acclaimed cultural historian and journalist. Gary Taylor tracks the growth of modern white identity through the history of art, law, literature, science, and sexuality - and through the eyes of black and brown observers. Combining innovative use of modern databases with discoveries in unpublished manuscripts, Buying Whiteness uncovers a history with profound implications for everyone who is white - or not."--Jacket
William Shakespeare, a textual companion by Stanley Wells( Book )

24 editions published between 1986 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Companion grew out of the years of research undertaken to produce The Oxford Shakespeare. Its general introduction surveys the present state of knowledge about how Shakespeare's works reached print, and describes the editorial procedures that guided the editors of the parent work
Writing race across the Atlantic world : medieval to modern by Philip D Beidler( )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study comprises a set of lively, diverse, and original investigations into contemporary notions of race in the oceanic interculture of the Atlantic during the early modern period. Working across institutional boundaries of "American" and "British" literature in this period, as well as between "history" and "literature", ten essays address the ways in which cultural categories of "race"--Brown, red, and white, African-American and Afro-Caribbean, Spanish and Jewish, English and Celtic, native American and northern European, creole and mestizo - were constructed and adapted by early modern writers
The history of King Lear by William Shakespeare( Book )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"King Lear, widely considered Shakespeare's most deeply moving, passionately expressed, and intellectually ambitious play, has almost always been edited from the revised version printed in the First Folio of 1623, with additions from the quarto of 1608. Acting on recent discoveries, this volume presents the first full, scholarly edition to be based firmly on the quarto, now recognized as the base text from which all others derive. A thorough, attractively written introduction suggests how the work grew slowly in Shakespeare's imagination, fed by years of reading, thinking, and experience as a practical dramatist. Analysis of the great range of literary and other sources from which he shaped the tragedy, and of its critical and theatrical history, indicates that the play felt as shocking and original to early audiences as it does now. Its challenges have often been evaded, notably in Nahum Tate's notorious adaptation. During the twentieth century, however, deeper understanding of the conventions of Shakespeare's theatre restored confidence in the theatrical viability of his original text, while the play has also generated a remarkable range of off-shoots in film, television, the visual arts, music, and literature." "The commentary to this edition offers detailed help in understanding the language and dramaturgy in relation to the theatres in which King Lear was first performed. Additional sections reprint the early ballad, ignored by all modern editors, which was among its earliest derivatives, and provide additional guides to understanding and appreciating one of the greatest masterworks of Western civilization."--Jacket
The Division of the kingdoms : Shakespeare's two versions of King Lear by Gary Taylor( Book )

23 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reconstructed text of Pericles, Prince of Tyre by William Shakespeare( Book )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pericles was one of the most popular plays of its time, and it has regained much of that popularity in the modern theatre. Roger Warren draws upon his extensive experience of the play in rehearsal and performance to suggest why. Pericles survives only in a corrupt text, and this edition offers a reconstruction of what the original play might have been like by drawing on a narrative by the Jacobean dramatist George Wilkins, who probably collaborated with Shakespeare in writing the play. The Introduction argues the case for this collaboration, and explains the complex textual situation. The entire original text is reprinted in an Appendix, so that readers can see for themselves how the reconstruction has been made. With the lively discussion of how the play works in the theatre, this makes the edition much more comprehensive than any currently available, and thus much more useful for actors, students, and the general reader."--BOOK JACKET
The complete Oxford Shakespeare by William Shakespeare( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Organized into histories (including the poems and sonnets), comedies, and tragedies, and grouped in chronological order within each volume
To analyze delight : a hedonist criticism of Shakespeare by Gary Taylor( Book )

7 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare reshaped, 1606-1623 by Gary Taylor( Book )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For much of the twentieth century, textual criticism of Renaissance drama concentrated upon the scribes and compositors who may have been responsible for changing the author's spelling, punctuation, and (occasionally) individual words. Shakespeare Reshaped instead focuses upon agents and institutions which affected play texts much more dramatically: legislated expurgation. theatrical innovation, and posthumous adaptation. Expurgation transformed the linguistic texture of such works as King John and The Merry Wives of Windsor. The insertion of musical intervals between the acts retrospectively transformed the structure of plays as different as A Midsummer Night's Dream and King Lear
The new Oxford Shakespeare : the complete works by William Shakespeare( Book )

17 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A completely new modern-spelling edition of all of Shakespeare's plays and poems, edited afresh from the original texts. With extensive introductions and on-page notes, it gives students and theatre-lovers the very best resources to understand and enjoy Shakespeare's works
Cultural selection by Gary Taylor( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is worth remembering? What gets passed down from one generation to another? What does it mean to be human? Culture, Gary Taylor argues, is not what was done but what is remembered, and the social competition among different memories is as dynamically complicated as the struggle for biological survival. That struggle for culture - driven by emotions as basic as grief, pride, and resentment - is the foundation of personal and national identity. Taylor illustrates his arguments by reintroducing us to imaginative achievements that continue to stimulate us long after their creation, from Stonehenge to Hollywood - including Oedipus, Casablanca, the paintings of Velazquez, Michelangelo's sculptures, Japanese literature, Native American narratives, science fiction, the music of Stravinsky, Shakespeare's plays, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. He also discusses the endurance of social phenomena as disparate as the global impact of the Old Testament and the evolving reputation of Richard Nixon
The Oxford handbook of Thomas Middleton by Gary Taylor( Book )

21 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The 37 essays in The Oxford Handbook of Thomas Middleton reinterpret the English Renaissance through the lens of one of its most original, and least understood, geniuses. Shakespeare's younger contemporary and collaborator, Middleton wrote modern comedies, tragedies, tragicomedies, history plays, masques, pageants, pamphlets, and poetry. The largest collection of new Middleton criticism ever assembled, this ambitious Handbook provides a comprehensive, in-depth, cutting-edge reaction to OUP's Collected Works of Thomas Middleton, winner of the 2009 MLA prize for editing, the first complete scholarly text of his voluminous and diverse oeuvre. The Handbook brings together an international, cross-generational team of experts to discuss all these genres through an equally diverse range of critical approaches, from feminism to stylistics, ecocriticism to performance studies, Aristotle to Zizek. Reinterpretations of canonical plays such as The Changeling, Women Beware Women, The Roaring Girl, and A Chaste Maid in Cheapside mingle with explorations of neglected or recently-identified works. Middleton's dramatic use of dance, music, and clothing, Middletonian adaptation, his relationships to the classical world and to continental Europe, his fascinating explorations of sexuality and religion, all receive attention. The collection also provides new essays on modern and postmodern reactions to Middleton, including recent Middleton revivals and films, and living artists' responses to his work-responses that range from the actresses who play Middleton's women to writers in various genres who have been inspired by his artistry. The Handbook establishes an authoritative foundation for the rapidly-expanding growth of interest in this extraordinarily protean, funny, moving, disturbing, and modern writer."--Publisher's website
Thomas Middleton and early modern textual culture : a companion to the collected works by Thomas Middleton( Book )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thomas Middleton and Early Modern Textual Culture is not only a companion to The Collected Works of Thomas Middleton, which every scholar of Renaissance literature will find indispensable. It is also essential reading for anyone interested in the history of the book in early modern Europe. The book is divided into three parts. The first part, on 'The Culture', situates Middleton within an historical and theoretical overview of early modern textual production, reproduction, circulation, and reception." "The rest of the volume supplies the documentation for claims made in the first part. Part II, 'The Author' includes detailed evidence for the canon and chronology of Middleton's works in all genres, greatly extending previous scholarship, and using the latest corpus-based attribution techniques. This section situates individual authorial agency in the space between larger institutional forces and the material specificity of particular textual embodiments. Part III, 'The Texts', contains a full editorial apparatus for each item in the Collected Works, an Introduction, which summarizes and extends previous scholarship, is followed by textual notes, recording substantive departures from the control-text, variants between early texts, press-variants, discussions of emendations, and (for plays) an exact transcription of all original stage directions. Cross-references make it easy to move between the two volumes. This authoritative account of the early texts includes some extraordinary complicated cases, which have never before been systematically collated."--Jacket
The quest for Cardenio : Shakespeare, Fletcher, Cervantes, and the lost play( Book )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bringing together leading scholars, critics, and theatre practitioners, this collection of essays is devoted to 'The History of Cardenio', a play based on Don Quixote and said to have been written by Shakespeare and the young man who was taking his place, John Fletcher
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Castration : an abbreviated history of western manhood
Castration : an abbreviated history of western manhoodThomas Middleton : the collected worksReinventing Shakespeare : a cultural history, from the Restoration to the presentThe life of Henry the FifthBuying whiteness : race, culture, and identity from Columbus to hip hopWilliam Shakespeare, a textual companionWriting race across the Atlantic world : medieval to modernThe history of King Lear
Alternative Names
Gary Taylor accademico statunitense

Gary Taylor Literaturwissenschaftler

Gary Taylor schrijver uit Verenigde Staten van Amerika (1953-)

Taylor, Gary Sr

Гари Тейлор

غاري تايلور

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