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West, William N.

Overview
Works: 21 works in 70 publications in 1 language and 1,759 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Essays  Literary criticism  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, htt
Classifications: PR3034, 822.33
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Most widely held works by William N West
Author's pen and actor's voice : playing and writing in Shakespeare's theatre by Robert Weimann( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this seminal work, Robert Weimann redefines the relationship between writing and performance, or 'playing', in Shakespeare's theatre. Through close reading and careful analysis Weimann offers a reconsideration and redefinition of Elizabethan performance and production practices. The study reviews the most recent methodologies of textual scholarship, the new history of the Elizabethan theatre, performance theory, and film and video interpretation, and offers a new approach to understanding Shakespeare. Weimann examines a range of plays including Hamlet, Troilus and Cressida, Henry V, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Macbeth, among others, as well as other contemporary works. A major part of the study explores the duality between playing and writing: the imaginary world-in-the-play and the visible, audible playing-in-the-world of the playhouse, and Weimann focuses especially on the gap between these two, between the so-called 'pen' and 'voice'
Rematerializing Shakespeare : authority and representation on the early modern English stage( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of work by critics on Shakespeare studies does not offer a single theoretical stance on any of the various forms of critical materialism, but rather demonstrates that the materiality of Shakespeare is multidimensional and consists of the imagination, the intended, and the desired
Theatres and encyclopedias in early modern Europe by William N West( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In early modern Europe, before a "theatre" was a playhouse, it was an encyclopedia. In this book William N. West explores what "theatre" meant to medieval and Renaissance writers and critics, and places Renaissance drama, for the first time, within the powerfully influential context of the encyclopedic writings which were being produced at the time. Recent criticism has recognized that the culture of early modern Europe was a theatre culture, fascinated by performance of all kinds, but it was also an encyclopedic culture, obsessed with collecting and sorting knowledge. Early encyclopedias presented themselves as textual theatres, in which everything knowable could be represented in concrete, visible form
As if : essays in As you like it by William N West( )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's As You Like It is a play without a theme. Instead, it repeatedly poses one question in a variety of forms: What if the world were other than it is? As You Like It is a set of experiments in which its characters conditionally change an aspect of their world and see what comes of it: what if I were not a girl but a man? What if I were not a duke, but someone like Robin Hood? What if I were a deer? "What would you say to me now an [that is, "if"] I were your very, very Rosalind?" (4.1.64-65). "Much virtue in 'if'," as one of its characters declares near the play's end; 'if' is virtual. It releases force even if the force is not that of what is the case. Change one thing in the world, the play asks, and how else does everything change? In As You Like It, unlike Shakespeare's other plays, the characters themselves are both experiment and experimenters. They assert something about the world that they know is not the case, and their fictions let them explore what would happen if it were--and not only if it were, but something, not otherwise apparent, about how it is now. What is as you like it? What is it that you, or anyone, really likes or wants? The characters of As You Like It stand in 'if' as at a hinge of thought and action, conscious that they desire something, not wholly capable of getting it, not even able to say what it is. Their awareness that the world could be different than it is, is a step towards making it something that they wish it to be, and towards learning what that would be
What is Renaissance drama?( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Italy in the drama of Europe( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renaissance drama by S Schoenbaum( Book )

5 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renaissance drama( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renaissance drama : Italy in the drama of Europe( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renaissance drama( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nothing as given : economies of the gift in Derrida and Shakespeare by William N West( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Correspondence of James Pamplin by James Pamplin( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Letters of B.J. Miles, Lewis Co., Va., and William N. West to Pamplin, Howardsville, Albemarle Co., Va
Renaissance drama. fall 2017( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Il Palazzo Enciclopedico by Lina Bolzoni( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Jacob Burckhardt's untimely observations by William N West( )

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

Nothing as given: Economies of the gift in Derrida and Shakespeare by William N West( Book )

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

What is Renaissance drama?( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Rather than assemble a retrospective, the editors of ‘Renaissance Drama’ use the release of their fortieth volume to survey the present and to attempt a view into the future. Scholars working on different kinds of Renaissance drama contributed brief essays addressing the state of their field, "field" being convenient shorthand for the practical but productive lack of a firm definition under which they and their colleagues study, do research, and write. In particular, the contributors were asked to consider the following questions: How and with what effects has the study of Renaissance drama (or early modern performance) changed over the past fifty years? What now is Renaissance drama? What could Renaissance drama become? What do you see as the most exciting (or least productive) developments in the field? How have other developments in literary studies, performance studies, or other historical periods affected work in the field? What is missing from work in the field that would be desirable to include or revive? Are there strategies you would propose for working through the divisions in the field based on national boundaries, between languages and traditions, or between canonical figures such as Shakespeare, Molière, and other dramatists? What kinds of distinctions do you see in the field? How are they useful or misleading? What new avenues in the field should open up further? Where should we look now? What is the most important work being done, or remaining to be done?
Thinking with the body : Sappho's "Sappho to Philaenis", Donne's "Sappho to Philaenis" by William N West( )

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

 
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Author's pen and actor's voice : playing and writing in Shakespeare's theatre
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Rematerializing Shakespeare : authority and representation on the early modern English stageTheatres and encyclopedias in early modern EuropeItaly in the drama of EuropeRenaissance dramaRenaissance dramaRenaissance drama : Italy in the drama of Europe
Alternative Names
West, William

West William 1965-....

Languages
English (58)