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Hillman, Richard 1949-

Works: 33 works in 150 publications in 2 languages and 6,926 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Tragicomedies  History  Folklore  Drama  Conference papers and proceedings  Romance films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Thesis advisor, Other, Actor
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Most widely held works by Richard Hillman
William Shakespeare : the problem plays by Richard Hillman( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical discussion of three Shakespeare plays, Troilus and Cressida, All's Well that Ends Well, and Measure for Measure, that defy attempts to classify them as either comedy, romance, tragedy, or satire
Shakespearean subversions : the trickster and the play-text by Richard Hillman( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book traces manifestations of trickery and subversion across the Shakespearean canon in such a way as to bring together several diverse strands of critical thought. By isolating a principle of subversiveness that cuts across the standard categories, Richard Hillman shows a relation amongst otherwise disparate aspects of the plays and delineates broad patterns of development. In Shakespearean Subversions discussion of such obviously subversive character-types as the Clown, the Fool and the Machiavellian villain is incorporated into a broader concern with disruptive energy, not as a thematic motif, but as a generative influence on textual production. Hillman suggests that this influence may be exercised, paradoxically, through the counter-claims of social order. The book situates this central idea in relation to a number of theoretical positions, including New Historicism, Cultural Materialism, and Bakhtin's concept of the carnivalesque. The primary conceptual anchor is supplied by recent anthropological interpretations of the folklore figure known as the Trickster. The subsequent plan of the book is wide-ranging: there is discussion of almost every play, with some unusual associations across boundaries of genre and a number of radically unconventional specific interpretations. Shakespearean Subversions will appeal to specialists and to any reader with a serious interest in Shakespearean drama
Apology for the woman writing and other works by Marie Le Jars de Gournay( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Annotation). During her lifetime, the gifted writer Marie le Jars de Gournay (1565-1645) was celebrated as one of the "seventy most famous women of all time" in Jean de la Forge's Circle of Learned Women (1663). The adopted daughter of Montaigne, as well as his editor, Gournay was a major literary force and a pioneering feminist voice during a tumultuous period in France. This volume presents translations of four of Gournay's works that address feminist issues. Two of these appear here in English for the first time-The Promenade of Monsieur de Montaigne and The Apology for the Woman Writing. One of the first modern psychological novels, the best-selling Promenade was also the first to explore female sexual feeling. With the autobiographical Apology, Gournay defended every aspect of her life, from her moral conduct to her household management. The book also includes Gournay's last revisions (1641) of her two best-known feminist treatises, The Equality of Men and Women and The Ladies' Complaint. The editors provide a general overview of Gournay's career, as well as individual introductions and extensive annotations for each work
Self-speaking in medieval and early modern English drama : subjectivity, discourse, and the stage by Richard Hillman( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book documents the changing representation of subjectivity in Medieval and Early Modern English drama by intertextually exploring discourses of 'self-speaking', including soliloquy. Pre-modern ideas about language are combined with recent models of subject formation, especially Lacan's, to theorize and analyze the stage 'self' as a variable linguistic construct. Both the approach itself and the conclusions it generates significantly diverge from the standard New Historicist/Cultural Materialist narrative of subjectivity. Plays range from the Corpus Christi pageants to the Beaumont and Fle
French origins of English tragedy by Richard Hillman( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Hillman applies to tragic patterns and practices in early modern England his long-standing critical preoccupation with English-French cultural connections in the period. He focuses on distinctive elements that emerge within the English tragedy of the 1590s and early 1600s
Intertextuality and romance in Renaissance drama : the staging of nostalgia by Richard Hillman( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays applies the poststructuralist theory of intertextuality to the romantic drama of the English Renaissance, including work by Heywood, Beaumont and Fletcher, Ford, and especially Shakespeare. Placing the plays into dynamic relation with a wide variety of literary, cultural, and political "intertexts", ranging from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales to the mythology surrounding King James's son, Prince Henry, causes them to signify in ways not previously appreciated, as well as to illuminate neglected features of the staged romance of the period, chiefly the complex element of nostalgia. Equally important is the objective of experimenting with intertextuality, originally conceived by French theorists to be a condition of textuality itself, as a critical methodology - one with a particular affinity for the genre and the period. A theoretical introduction reviews various understandings of intertextuality and suggests how the concept may be adapted to the specific intellectual and social contexts of renaissance drama
Shakespeare, Marlowe, and the politics of France by Richard Hillman( Book )

10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking a wide-ranging intertextual approach, Richard Hillman sets Early Modern English play-texts against political and cultural discourses concerning France, as these informed contemporary English consciousness. The English works explored go beyond those directly representing French affairs; the French examples include dramatic treatments of Joan of Arc and of the assassination of the Guises by Henri III. In addition to its fresh readings of some familiar plays, the book proposes, as unique to the English-French dynamic, a theoretical model relating history, discourse and subjectivity
French reflections in the Shakespearean tragic : three case studies by Richard Hillman( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theorizes about abstract tragic qualities such as nostalgia, futility, and heroism through reference to specific French texts and Shakespearean contexts
Preface to the Essays of Michel de Montaigne by Marie Le Jars de Gournay( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and French and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Female transgression in early modern Britain : literary and historical explorations by Richard Hillman( Book )

16 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Containing wide-ranging reflections on the subject of female transgression in early modern Britain, this volume presents a richly productive dialogue between literary and historical approaches to the topic. The contributors illustrate the dynamic relation between fiction and fact that informs literary and socio-historical analysis alike, exploring female transgression as a process, not of crossing fixed boundaries, but of negotiating the epistemological space between representation and documentation
The tragic history of la Pucelle of Domrémy, otherwise known as the Maid of Orléans by Fronton Du Duc( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragedy of the late Gaspard de Coligny by François de Chantelouve( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coriolan de William Shakespeare : langages, interprétations, politique(s) : actes du colloque international organisé à l'Université François-Rabelais de Tours, les 3-4 novembre 2006( )

in French and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fruit du colloque international tenu à l'Université de Tours en novembre 2006 sous les auspices de la Société Française Shakespeare, manifestation destinée surtout aux étudiants des Concours d'anglais, ce volume se veut une contribution plus que ponctuelle aux études shakespeariennes. Ses treize articles, dont celui de R. Brian Parker, éditeur scientifique de Coriolan pour la série The Oxford Shakespeare, témoignent par la diversité de leurs approches de l'intérêt et des débats que continue à susciter cette dernière des tragédies de Shakespeare, œuvre à la fois intellectuellement stimulante, poétiquement riche, politiquement provocatrice et théâtralement puissante
Men by Sean Young( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stella vigorously pursues her career as a top chef while also seducing a selection of men to educate herself in love and lust. But Stella dicovers that sex is only one element of true love when lust turns into something more. "Men" is a film that shatters the roles of what you think women want
Mortality and immortality in Shakespeare's later tragedies and romances by Richard Hillman( Book )

4 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Représentations de la transgression sexuelle féminine dans le théâtre anglais de la Renaissance by Frédérique Fouassier( Book )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cette étude analyse les modes et stratégies de représentation de la transgression sexuelle féminine dans le théâtre anglais de la Renaissance. La majorité des œuvres retenues se situe au tournant des XVIème et XVIIème siècles. Notre démarche analytique pluridisciplinaire est à la croisée des critiques féministe et psychanalytique avec mise en contexte des œuvres analysées. Nous adoptons une réflexion en trois temps symbolisés par l'antithèse, le chiasme et l'oxymore. Notre premier chapitre aborde la prostituée professionnelle opposée à la femme " vertueuse ". Les chapitres suivants envisagent la prostituée dans sa relation avec l'autre pôle, double, de l'antithèse. Le second chapitre étudie les liens prostituée-épouse, qui révèlent que l'antithèse dissimule un chiasme. Le troisième considère les relations prostituée-vierge. L'opposition cache un oxymore, qui trouve son expression dans la figure de la prostituée repentie. Nous posons en prologue des repères génériques et stylistiques
Des 'Champs faëz' de Claude de Taillemont au labyrinthe du 'Songe' shakespearien, en passant par le 'Proumenoir de Monsieur de Montaigne' by Richard Hillman( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Intertextuality and romance in reinassance drama : the staging of nostalgia by Richard Hillman( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Les représentations de l'Italie et des Italiens dans le théâtre de William Shakespeare et Ben Jonson. by Christophe Camard( )

1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This dissertation proposes the study of the place and significance of Italy as a dramatic setting in the plays of two famous dramatists of the Elizabethan period. The introduction describes the presence and influence of Italy during the period preceding the rise and blossoming of the theatre in London, as well as the omnipresence of the Italian peninsula in drama between1580 and 1620, particularly in that of William Shakespeare. The first part of the study aims to show how the Italian setting is constructed and how the figure of the Other is represented on the Elizabethan stage. In a theatre where the physical décor is limited, the methods for creating local colour take diverse and varied forms and reveal the nature of the duality between identity and otherness for the English Renaissance spectator. This then brings into focus the differences between the satirical representation of Ben Jonson and that of William Shakespeare, whose vision of Italy appears far more vague, complex and mutable. The second part of this work focuses on the study of the different topoi to which Italy is linked in their plays. They reveal the extent to which representation of the Italian peninsula is based on a collection of codes shaped in part by the expectations by the public. Moreover, they demonstrate the importance of the simultaneous rejection and imitation of the homeland of the Renaissance in the construction of English identity,at a time when Europe is divided in two on political and religious grounds
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William Shakespeare : the problem plays
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Hillman, Richard

Hillman, Richard 1949-

Hillman, Richard W. 1949-

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Apology for the woman writing and other worksSelf-speaking in medieval and early modern English drama : subjectivity, discourse, and the stageFrench origins of English tragedyIntertextuality and romance in Renaissance drama : the staging of nostalgiaShakespeare, Marlowe, and the politics of FrancePreface to the Essays of Michel de Montaigne