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Vaughan, Virginia Mason

Works: 20 works in 184 publications in 2 languages and 6,705 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Outlines, syllabi, etc  Juvenile works  Comic books, strips, etc  Bibliography  Exhibition catalogs  Fiction  Graphic novels 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, ed
Classifications: PR2833.A2, 822.33
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Virginia Mason Vaughan
The tempest by William Shakespeare( Book )
70 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 1,380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Tempest, the last play Shakespeare wrote without a collaborator, has become a key text in school and university curricula, not simply in early modern literature courses but in postcolonial and history programs as well. One of Shakespeare's most frequently performed plays, The Tempest is also of great interest to a general audience. This volume will outline the play's most important critical issues and suggest new avenues of research in a format accessible to students, teachers, and the general reader"--
Shakespeare's Caliban : a cultural history by Alden T Vaughan( Book )
21 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Shakespeare's Caliban examines The Tempest's "savage and deformed slave" as a fascinating but ambiguous literary creation with a remarkably diverse history in criticism and on stage, in art, poetry, and film, and, during the twentieth century, in sociopolitical writings, especially by Caribbean and African authors. Book jacket."--Jacket
Othello : a contextual history by Virginia Mason Vaughan( Book )
16 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's Othello has exercised a powerful fascination over audiences for centuries with its intense portrayal of passionate love and destructive jealousy. This study is a major exercise in the historicization of Othello. Initially the author examines the early Jacobean context of the play, and the discourses which formed its writing. Circulating simultaneously in late Renaissance London were accounts of Mediterranean clashes between Turks and Venetians, treatises on the professionalization of England's military forces, depictions of North Africans and blackamoors, and narratives of jealous husbands who murdered their wives. In the centuries after 1604, productions of Othello stressed the contextual discourse that best reflected current cultural concerns
Othello : new perspectives by Virginia Mason Vaughan( Book )
11 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Performing blackness on English stages, 1500-1800 by Virginia Mason Vaughan( Book )
12 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Critical essays on Shakespeare's The tempest ( Book )
5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shakespeare in America by Alden T Vaughan( Book )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book traces Shakespeare's contributions to America's cultural history from the colonial era to the present, with substantial attention to theatre history, publishing history, and criticism. It identifies four broad themes that distinguish Shakespeare in the United States from the dramatist's reception in other countries. During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Americans in search of self-improvement took a utilitarian approach to the plays, mining them for moral insights and everyday wisdom; beginning in the nineteenth century, American entrepreneurs collected, edited, and adapted Shakespeare for their own pleasure and profit; while America's public schools and theatre practitioners sought to make the works widely accessible; and throughout American history, Americans have had fun with Shakespeare in spoofs, parodies, and other appropriations and the collection of Shakespeare kitsch. Shakespeare in America also examines America's evolving awareness of Shakespeare, initially through the importation of his writings in the early eighteenth century, the staging a few decades later of English adaptations of the plays, and in the nineteenth century and beyond, through the promotion of Shakespeare and his works at Lyceums, Chautauquas, Shakespeare Clubs (both scholarly men's associations and more socially-oriented women's clubs), and America's literary 'renaissance' as championed by Emerson, Thoreau, Melville, Whitman, and others. The nineteenth century also witnessed growing attention to Shakespeare in schools, especially in William H McGuffey's Readers, and later in colleges, while simultaneously American familiarity with Shakespeare encouraged burlesques on stage, including the popular 'black' minstrel shows of the 1840s through 1870s. The twentieth century witnessed new organizations for promoting Shakespeare, such as the Shakespeare Association of America, and new venues for amateur and professional performances, such as Shakespeare summer festivals beginning in the 1930s and still going strong; and in new media for enjoying Shakespeare, such as feature films, Broadway musicals, and, toward the end of the twentieth century, radical adaptations of the plays on stage, on film, and in fiction, often aimed at persuading American youth that Shakespeare speaks to them. The story of Shakespeare in America is ever-changing"--Publisher's website
Othello, an annotated bibliography by Margaret Lael Mikesell( Book )
3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Playing the globe : genre and geography in English Renaissance drama ( Book )
7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The essays collected here explore the representation of contemporary cartographic knowledge within a variety of English Renaissance dramatic texts. Including a preface and introduction that contextualize English cartographic awareness in the late sixteenth century, Playing the Globe provides a wide-ranging exploration of the rich variety of mental maps that shaped England's attitudes toward itself and others and continues to affect the ways in which the Anglo-American world imagines itself
Shakespeare in American life ( Book )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Women Making Shakespeare : Text, Reception, Performance by Gordon McMullan( Book )
8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Women Making Shakespeare presents a series of 20-25 short essays that draw on a variety of resources, including interviews with directors, actors, and other performance practitioners, to explore the place (or constitutive absence) of women in the Shakespearean text and in the history of Shakespearean reception - the many ways women, working individually or in communities, have shaped and transformed the reception, performance, and teaching of Shakespeare from the 17th century to the present. The book highlights the essential role Shakespeare's texts have played in the historical development of feminism. Rather than a traditional collection of essays, Women Making Shakespeare brings together materials from diverse resources and uses diverse research methods to create something new and transformative. Among the many women's interactions with Shakespeare to be considered are acting (whether on the professional stage, in film, on lecture tours, or in staged readings), editing, teaching, academic writing, and recycling through adaptations and appropriations (film, novels, poems, plays, visual arts)"--
The Tempest by Virginia Mason Vaughan( Book )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Speaking pictures : the visual/verbal nexus of dramatic performance ( Book )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Speaking Pictures explores the complex negotiations between seeing and hearing essential to the audiences' experience in any dramatic performance. Ranging chronologically from the Middle Ages to the present, the essays consider a variety of methods that help us recuperate the visual impact of theatrical spectacle before the age of video archives. The anthology takes its discussion of performance beyond the physical space of the theater to examine texts that were meant to be spoken but not literally performed, such as medieval pageantry and closet dramas of the nineteenth century. Many essays focus on the Early Modern English stage, particularly the challenges of recapturing the totality of the original audience's experience in London's open air theaters by the examination of stage directions, text, and archival evidence. The collection concludes with a discussion of the contemporary actor's challenge in physicalizing the language of Early Modern plays, especially Shakespeare's
The drama as propaganda : a study of The troublesome raigne of King John by Virginia Mason Vaughan( Book )
3 editions published between 1974 and 2002 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Early Modern Drama in Performance Essays in Honor of Lois Potter by Mark Netzloff( )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
<Span style=""line-height:1.025""><span>This collection brings together essays on the topics of Shakespeare, theater history, and early English drama in performance by scholars influenced by the pioneering work of Lois Potter.</span></span><br /><span><span> </span></span>
Critical and cultural transformations; Shakespears The Tempest ; 1611 to the present ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kyariban no bunkashi ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Antony and cleopatra : language and writing by Virginia Mason Vaughan( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The drama as propaganda by Virginia Mason Vaughan( Book )
3 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A critical reading of The troublesome reign of King John by Virginia Mason Vaughan( Book )
1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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Alternative Names
Carr, Virginia M. 1947-
Carr, Virginia Mason
Carr Virginia Mason 1947-....
Mason Vaughan, Virginia
Mason Vaughan, Virginia 1947-
Vaughan, Virginia M.
Vaughan, Virginia Mason
ヴォーン, ヴァージニア・メーソン
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