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Edmondson, Paul

Works: 40 works in 159 publications in 2 languages and 4,998 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Tragicomedies  Spurious and doubtful works  Essays  Handbooks and manuals  Historical drama  Biography  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Publishing director, Contributor, edc
Classifications: PR2870.A2, 822.33
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Paul Edmondson
Most widely held works by Paul Edmondson
Shakespeare's sonnets by Paul Edmondson( )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 1,758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shakespeare's Sonnets are among the most fascinating poems in the English language. They are central to an understanding of his life and work as both poet and poetic dramatist. Yet many myths and superstitions have arisen around them. This book challenges assumptions and encourages fresh readings of these poems. Edmondson and Wells consider the Sonnets both as individual works and in relation to each other. A feature of the book is its survey of the Sonnets' reputation, their appropriation by other creative writers, and their status and potential as texts to be performed."--Jacket
Shakespeare by Paul Edmondson( Book )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Edmondson presents Shakespeare afresh as a dramatist and poet, and encourages us to take ownership of his works for ourselves as words to be spoken as well as discussed. We get a sense of what his life was like, his language, and cultural legacy. We catch glimpses of Shakespeare himself, how he wrote, and see what his works mean to readers and theatre practitioners. We see how Shakespeare tackled the biggest themes of humanity: power, history, war, and love
Shakespeare beyond doubt : evidence, argument, controversy by Paul Edmondson( Book )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Did Shakespeare write Shakespeare? The authorship question has been much treated in works of fiction, film and television, provoking interest all over the world. Sceptics have proposed many candidates as the author of Shakespeare's works, including Francis Bacon, Christopher Marlowe and Edward De Vere, the seventeenth Earl of Oxford. But why and how did the authorship question arise and what does surviving evidence offer in answer to it? This authoritative, accessible and frequently entertaining book sets the debate in its historical context and provides an account of its main protagonists and their theories. Presenting the authorship of Shakespeare's works in relation to historiography, psychology and literary theory, twenty-three distinguished scholars reposition and develop the discussion. The book explores the issues in the light of biographical, textual and bibliographical evidence to bring fresh perspectives to an intriguing cultural phenomenon"--
The Shakespeare circle : an alternative biography( Book )

14 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This original and enlightening book casts fresh light on Shakespeare by examining the lives of his relatives, friends, fellow-actors, collaborators and patrons both in their own right and in relation to his life. Well-known figures such as Richard Burbage, Ben Jonson and Thomas Middleton are freshly considered; little-known but relevant lives are brought to the fore, and revisionist views are expressed on such matters as Shakespeare's wealth, his family and personal relationships, and his social status. Written by a distinguished team, including some of the foremost biographers, writers and Shakespeare scholars of today, this enthralling volume forms an original contribution to Shakespearian biography and Elizabethan and Jacobean social history. It will interest anyone looking to learn something new about the dramatist and the times in which he lived. A supplementary website offers imagined first-person audio accounts from the featured subjects"--Provided by publisher
Shakespeare on page & stage : selected essays by Stanley Wells( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume presents a winning selection of the very best essays from the long and distinguished career of Stanley Wells, one of the most well-known and respected Shakespeare scholars in the world. Wells's accomplishments include editing the entire canon of Shakespeare plays for the ground-breaking Oxford Shakespeare, and over his lifetime he has made significant contributions to debates over literary criticism of the works, genre study, textual theory, Shakespeare's afterlife in the theatre, and contemporary performance. The volume is introduced by Peter Holland, and its thirty chapters are divided into themed sections: 'Shakespearian Influences', 'Essays on Particular Works', 'Shakespeare in the Theatre', and 'Shakespeare's Text'. An afterword by Margreta de Grazia concludes the volume"--Provided by publisher's website
Shakespeare's creative legacies : artists, writers, performers, readers by Peter Holbrook( Book )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We celebrate Shakespeare as a creator of plays and poems, characters and ideas, words and worlds. But so too, in the four centuries since his death in 1616, have thinkers, writers, artists and performers recreated him. Readers of this book are invited to explore Shakespeare's afterlife on the stage and on the screen, in poetry, fiction, music and dance, as well as in cultural and intellectual life. A series of concise introductory essays are here combined with personal reflections by prominent contemporary practitioners of the arts
Finding Shakespeare's new place : an archaeological biography by Paul Edmondson( )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This ground-breaking book provides an abundance of fresh insights into Shakespeare's life in relation to his lost family home, New Place. The findings of a major archaeological excavation encourage us to think again about what New Place meant to Shakespeare and, in so doing, challenge some of the long-held assumptions of Shakespearian biography. New Place was the largest house in the borough and the only one with a courtyard. Shakespeare was only ever an intermittent lodger in London. His impressive home gave Shakespeare significant social status and was crucial to his relationship with Stratford-upon-Avon. Archaeology helps to inform biography in this innovative and refreshing study which presents an overview of the site from prehistoric times through to a richly nuanced reconstruction of New Place when Shakespeare and his family lived there, and beyond. This attractively illustrated book is for anyone with a passion for archaeology or Shakespeare. --
Twelfth night by Paul Edmondson( Book )

11 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Paul Edmondson's engaging account of Shakespeare's subtle and multi-textured comedy offers a fresh presentation of its theatrical and literary life. The Handbook provides a moment-by-moment performance commentary, leading the reader through the text and what may happen on stage. It also includes: an account of the play in Shakespeare's own time, a survey of four major productions, from 1884 to 2005, a chapter on film versions, newly translated extracts of Gl 'Ingannati, a survey of the major critical approaches over four hundred years, a digest of Shakespeare's original source material, a section of recommended further reading. This book is an inspiring and refreshing resource, as well as an excellent introduction to one of Shakespeare's most popular and complex comedies. Book jacket."--Jacket
A year of Shakespeare : re-living the World Shakespeare Festival by Paul Edmondson( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[This book] gives [an] ... overview of the largest Shakespeare celebration the world has ever known: the World Shakespeare Festival 2012. [It] is the only book to describe and analyse each of the Festival's 73 productions. ..."--Back cover
1616 : Shakespeare and Tang Xianzu's China( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The year is 1616. William Shakespeare has just died and the world of the London theatres is mourning his loss. 1616 also saw the death of the famous Chinese playwright Tang Xianzu. Four hundred years on and Shakespeare is now an important meeting place for Anglo-Chinese cultural dialogue in the field of drama studies. In June 2014 (the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth), SOAS, The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and the National Chung Cheng University of Taiwan gathered 20 scholars together to reflect on the theatrical practice of four hundred years ago and to ask: what does such an exploration mean culturally for us today? This ground-breaking study offers fresh insights into the respective theatrical worlds of Shakespeare and Tang Xianzu and asks how the brave new theatres of 1616 may have a vital role to play in the intercultural dialogue of our own time"--
New places : Shakespeare and civic creativity by Paul Edmondson( Book )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"11 incisive, illustrated chapters, along with a snappy polemical introduction and afterword, introduce a promising new direction in Shakespeare studies and the wider culture in parts of Europe and the United States. In 2005, John Carey asked an important question: 'What Good are the Arts?' In the wake of having made their own highly distinctive contributions to the Shakespeare anniversaries of 2014/16, the contributors to this volume ask more specifically, 'What Good is Shakespeare?' New Places: Shakespeare and Civic Creativity documents and analyses a range of innovative projects which take Shakespeare beyond the worlds of education and even the theatre, in an attempt to make a difference in the wider world. Mixing critical reflection on the social value of Shakespeare and creative writing, the volume presents Carol Ann Duffy's Shakespeare Ode for 2016, the first ever open-air performance of The Merchant of Venice in that city's original Jewish Ghetto, a new Shakespeare-inspired liturgy, civic-minded opera and ballet, international Shakespeare clubs and societies, and a creative practice of rehabilitating soldiers returned from war through Shakespeare. Through this rich array of examples, the book suggests that literary scholarship and creativity can make a contribution to civic life and argues for the political importance of Shakespeare's capacity to bring people together in new ways"--
Coffee with Shakespeare by Stanley Wells( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a fictionalized interview with William Shakespeare, where the renowned English poet and playwright discusses his life, his work, and his times
The spoils of the victors by Paul Edmondson( Book )

3 editions published between 1964 and 1966 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard II by William Shakespeare( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Not all the water in the rough rude sea Can wash the balm off from an anointed king' Richard, a vain, despotic ruler, listens only to his flatterers. When his cousin Bolingbroke, previously banished, returns to seize the crown, Richard discovers that the throne given to him by God can be taken from him by men. Depicting a tortured and morally ambivalent soul wearing the 'hollow crown', whose illusions are brutally shattered, this tragic history play unravels the idea of kingship. It is also a work of epic lyricism, filled with some of Shakespeare's most intoxicating poetry
The little revolution by Paul Edmondson( Book )

5 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World of Shakespeare reference book by Rosie Dickins( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Explore the life and times of William Shakespeare with this lavishly illustrated picture book. See where he lived, how he worked and the dangers he faced, discover the plays he wrote and find out why he is one of the greatest writers the world has ever seen"--Back cover
See inside the world of Shakespeare by Rob Lloyd Jones( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An illustrious and detailed look into the inventive and wonderful world of William Shakespeare. With lots of flaps, this is a great way for children to discover Shakespeare's colourful world"--Publisher's description
Shakespeare-- off the record by Stanley Wells( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare found! : a life portrait at last : portraits, poet, patron, poems by Mark Broch( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The two noble kinsmen by John Fletcher( Book )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since the late twentieth century, when scholarly attention began to focus on sexuality, collaboration and Shakespeare's late plays, The Two Noble Kinsmen has become an essential script. Turner and Tatspaugh's edition presents a strong case for taking the play more seriously now than ever before. A lively introduction discusses Shakespeare's craftsmanship in adapting a medieval tale for the Jacobean stage, the extent of co-authorship with John Fletcher, the rhetorical complexity of Shakespeare's late style, the themes of sexuality and friendship, and contemporary critical responses to the play. In addition to presenting a detailed history of performance, the edition calls attention to productions that have demonstrated the play's theatrical vitality and solved - or failed to solve - difficulties inherent in the text. Bringing the textual history completely up to date, the edition reflects renewed interest in The Two Noble Kinsmen, confirming it as a play for today"--
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Edmondson, Paul Matthew 1974-

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