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Bruster, Douglas

Overview
Works: 18 works in 140 publications in 1 language and 7,923 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Comedy plays  Juvenile works  Fiction  History  Film adaptations  Romance fiction  Graphic novels  Illustrated works 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor
Classifications: PR2827.A2, 822.33
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Douglas Bruster
To be or not to be by Douglas Bruster( )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 1,845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hamlet's 'To be or not to be' soliloquy is quoted more often than almost any other passage in Shakespeare. Part of the Shakespeare Now! series, this title takes this famous speech and looks at it's meaning to reveal the questions and problems it raises. It reads the individual words, phrases and sentences of Hamlet's speech in 'slow motion'
Prologues to Shakespeare's theatre : performance and liminality in early modern drama by Douglas Bruster( )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Close readings of prologues by Shakespeare and his contemporaries, including Marlowe, Peele and Lyly, demonstrate the prologue's role in representing both the world in the play and playing in the world. Through their detailed examination of this remarkable form and its functions, the authors provide a fascinating perspective on early modern drama, a perspective that enriches our knowledge of the plays' socio-cultural context and their mode of theatrical address and action."--Jacket
Shakespeare and the power of performance : stage and page in the Elizabethan theatre by Robert Weimann( )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bridging the gap between today's page- and stage-centred interpretations, the authors demonstrate the artful means by which Shakespeare responded to the competing claims of acting and writing in the Elizabethan era. They examine how he explored issues of performance through the resonant trio of clown, fool and cross-dressed boy actor
In the company of Shakespeare : essays on English Renaissance literature in honor of G. Blakemore Evans( )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quoting Shakespeare : form and culture in early modern drama by Douglas Bruster( )

13 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In contrast to the New Historicism's sometimes arbitrary linkage of literary works with elements drawn from the surrounding culture, Quoting Shakespeare focuses on the resources that writers used in making their works. Bruster shows how this borrowing can give us valuable insight into the cultural, historical, and political positions of writers and their works. Because Shakespeare's plays have often been quoted by other writers, this study also examines what subsequent uses of Shakespeare's plays reveal about the writers and cultures that use them. In this way, Quoting Shakespeare insists that literary production and reception are both integral to a historical approach to literature."--Jacket
Drama and the market in the age of Shakespeare by Douglas Bruster( Book )

21 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Douglas Bruster's provocative study of English Renaissance drama explores its links with Elizabethan and Jacobean economy and society, looking at the status of playwrights such as Shakespeare and the establishment of commercial theatres. He identifies in the drama a materialist vision which has its origins in the climate of uncertainty engendered by the rapidly expanding economy of London. His examples range from the economic importance of cuckoldry to the role of stage props as commodities, and the commercial significance of the Troy story in Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida, and he offers new ways of reading English Renaissance drama, by returning the theatre and the plays performed there, to its basis in the material world
Shakespeare and the question of culture : early modern literature and the cultural turn by Douglas Bruster( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: Shakespeare and the Question of Culture addresses the central issue of "culture" in early modern studies through both literary history and disciplinary critique. Bruster argues that the "culture" that critics investigate through the works of Shakespeare and other writers is largely a literary culture, and he examines what this necessary limitation of the scope of "cultural studies" means for the discipline of early modern studies
Everyman ; and, Mankind by Douglas Bruster( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Everyman and Mankind are morality plays which mark the turn of the medieval period to the early modern, with their focus on the individual. Everyman follows a man's journey towards death and his efforts to secure himself a life thereafter, while Mankind shows a man battling with temptation and sin, often with great humor. Both texts are modernized here and edited to the highest standards of scholarship, with full on-page commentaries giving the depth of information and insight associated with all Arden editions. The comprehensive, illustrated introduction argues that the plays signal the birth of the early modern consciousness and puts them in their historic and religious contexts. An account is also given of the staging and performance history of the plays and their critical history and significance. Editor Douglas Bruster is a Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. Editor Eric Rasmussen is a Professor of English at the University of Nevada. Everyman and Mankind are morality plays which mark the turn of the medieval period to the early modern, with their focus on the individual. Everyman follows a man{u2019}s journey towards death and his efforts to secure himself a life thereafter, while Mankind shows a man battling with temptation and sin, often with great humor. Both texts are modernized here and edited to the highest standards of scholarship, with full on-page commentaries giving the depth of information and insight associated with all Arden editions. The comprehensive, illustrated introduction argues that the plays signal the birth of the early modern consciousness and puts them in their historic and religious contexts. An account is also given of the staging and performance history of the plays and their critical history and significance. Everyman and Mankind are morality plays which mark the turn of the medieval period to the early modern, with their focus on the individual. Everyman follows a man's journey towards death and his efforts to secure himself a life thereafter, while Mankind shows a man battling with temptation and sin, often with great humor. Both texts are modernized here and edited to the highest standards of scholarship, with full on-page commentaries giving the depth of information and insight associated with all Arden editions."--Publisher's description
A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, with marginal notes and explanations and full descriptions of each character
Drama and the market in the age of Shakespeare by Douglas Bruster( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture, Volume 1 by Douglas Bruster( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Rezension von:] Schleiner, Winfried: Melancholy, genius, and utopia in the Renaissance. - Wiesbaden, 1991 by Douglas Bruster( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new materialism in Renaissance studies by Douglas Bruster( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drama and the market in the age of Shakespeare by Douglas Bruster( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Jailer's daughter and the politics of madwomen's language by Douglas Bruster( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

To Be or Not to Be (Shakespeare now!) by Douglas Bruster( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Historicizing Shakespeare( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Female-female eroticism and the early modern stage by Douglas Bruster( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Prologues to Shakespeare's theatre : performance and liminality in early modern drama
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Prologues to Shakespeare's theatre : performance and liminality in early modern dramaShakespeare and the power of performance : stage and page in the Elizabethan theatreIn the company of Shakespeare : essays on English Renaissance literature in honor of G. Blakemore EvansQuoting Shakespeare : form and culture in early modern dramaDrama and the market in the age of ShakespeareShakespeare and the question of culture : early modern literature and the cultural turnEveryman ; and, MankindA midsummer night's dream
Alternative Names
Douglas Bruster Amerikaans historicus

Douglas Bruster historiador estadounidense

Douglas Bruster historiador estatunidenc

Douglas Bruster historiador estauxunidense

Douglas Bruster historian

Languages
English (129)