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Vaughan, Virginia Mason

Works: 21 works in 236 publications in 2 languages and 7,260 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Tragicomedies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Comedy plays  Tragedies (Drama)  Outlines and syllabi  Fiction  Juvenile works  Comic books, strips, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PR2833.A2, 822.33
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Virginia Mason Vaughan
The tempest by William Shakespeare( Book )

83 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and held by 1,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Arden Shakespeare is the established scholarly edition of Shakespeare's plays. Now in its third series, Arden offers the best in contemporary scholarship. Each volume guides you to a deeper understanding and appreciation of Shakespeare's work." -- Back cover
Shakespeare's Caliban : a cultural history by Alden T Vaughan( Book )

28 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 890 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 )

22 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first section examines these four sets of contemporary writings and demonstrates how they were embedded in the text of Othello. The following chapters trace Othello's history on stage or in film in England and the United States from the Restoration to the late 1980s. Each chapter highlights particular productions or performers to demonstrate how and why elements from Shakespeare's text were emphasized or repressed. In the Restoration, for example, Othello was a gentleman and an officer, his characterization shaped by actors who had served in King Charles' army. During the Victorian period, in contrast, the Moor's private role of devoted husband was privileged over his occupation. When Paul Robeson performed Othello in 1930 and 1943-44, race was highlighted as the play's central issue. Othello is thus revealed as a significant shaper and major reflector of cultural meanings, as it participated in a complex negotiation between actors, critics, audiences, and the culture at large
Othello : new perspectives by Virginia Mason Vaughan( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performing blackness on English stages, 1500-1800 by Virginia Mason Vaughan( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical essays on Shakespeare's The tempest( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare in America by Alden T Vaughan( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 398 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 )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Playing the globe : genre and geography in English Renaissance drama( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 352 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 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tempest by Virginia Mason Vaughan( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women Making Shakespeare : Text, Reception, Performance( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 192 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 : a critical reader by Alden T Vaughan( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tempest contains sublime poetry and catchy songs, magic and low comedy, while it tackles important contemporary concerns: education, power politics, the effects of colonization, and technology. In this guide, Alden T. Vaughan and Virginia Mason Vaughan open up new ways into one of Shakespeare's most popular, malleable and controversial plays
Speaking pictures : the visual/verbal nexus of dramatic performance( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 145 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
Antony and Cleopatra : language and writing by Virginia Mason Vaughan( Book )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Reading Antony and Cleopatra is particularly challenging because of Shakespeare's masterful embodiment of Rome and Egypt's contrasting worlds in language, structure, and characterization. Instead of seeing the interaction of Roman and Egyptian perspectives in Antony and Cleopatra as a type of double image of reality that changes as one moves from one location to another, students often find themselves compelled to pick sides. The more romantic opt for Cleopatra as the most sympathetic character, while the pragmatists dismiss her lifestyle as self-indulgent. The central challenge in reading this play, in other words, is to resist the compulsion to take sides and, instead, to adopt a 'both-and' point of view rather than an 'either-or' choice. The play's central binary - Rome vs. Egypt - is deeply embedded in its language and structure, yet the play consistently complicates our view of either side. The book encourages students to think outside the binary box, to understand, and to celebrate, Shakespeare's exploitation of the multivalent nature of language."--Publisher's description
Critical and cultural transformations; Shakespears The Tempest ; 1611 to the present( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kyariban no bunkashi( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in Japanese and held by 5 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

Tempest : Third Series by William Shakespeare( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Tempest is one of Shakespeare's most popular plays, both in the classroom and in the theatre, and this revision brings the Arden 3 edition right up-to-date. A completely new section of the introduction discusses new thinking about Shakespeare's sources for the play and examines his treatment of colonial themes, as well as covering key productions since this edition was first published in 1999. Alden and Virginia Vaughan's edition of The Tempest is much valued for its authority and originality and their revision brings it up-to-date, making it even more relevant and useful to studetns and theatre practitioners
Arden Student Guides : the Tempest (3rd Edition) by William Shakespeare( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Shakespeare's Caliban : a cultural history
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Carr, Virginia M. 1947-

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Mason Vaughan, Virginia

Mason Vaughan, Virginia 1947-

Vaughan, Virginia M.

Vaughan, Virginia Mason

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Shakespeare's Caliban : a cultural historyOthello : a contextual historyPerforming blackness on English stages, 1500-1800Critical essays on Shakespeare's The tempestPlaying the globe : genre and geography in English Renaissance dramaShakespeare in American lifeThe TempestSpeaking pictures : the visual/verbal nexus of dramatic performance