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Rowland, Richard 1955-

Overview
Works: 71 works in 137 publications in 2 languages and 1,022 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Comedy plays  Comedies of humours  Tragedies (Drama)  Satirical literature 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor, în
Classifications: PR2665, 822.3
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Richard Rowland
The first and second parts of King Edward IV by Thomas Heywood( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Edward IV (1599) was printed no less than six times up to 1626, and was one of the best loved plays of the early modern period, but this edition is the first since the 1870s. Controversy surrounds every aspect of the play. Disputes over the ownership of the inn-yard playhouse in which it was first played erupted into violence during performances. The little known troop which first acted Edward IV used it to challenge the domination of the two principal companies. The play premiered at a moment when the representation of medieval history in any format was coming under the hostile scrutiny of the Elizabethan government
Thomas Heywood's theatre, 1599-1639 : locations, translations, and conflict by Richard Rowland( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this major reassessment of his subject, Richard Rowland restores Thomas Heywood-playwright, miscellanist and translator-to his rightful place in early modern theatre history. Rowland contextualizes and historicizes this important contemporary of Shakespeare, locating him on the geographic and cultural map of London through the business Heywood conducts in his writing. Arguing that Heywood's theatrical output deserves the same attention and study that has been directed towards Shakespeare, Jonson, and more recently Middleton, this book looks at three periods of Heywood's creativity: the end of the Elizabethan era and the beginning of the Jacobean, the mid 1620s, and the mid to late 1630s. By locating the works of those years precisely in the political and cultural conflicts to which they respond, Rowland initiates a major reassessment of the remarkable achievements of this playwright. Rowland also pays attention to Heywood in performance, seeing this writer as a jobbing playwright working in an industry that depended on making writing work. Finally, the author explores how Heywood participated in the civic life of London in his writings beyond the playhouse. Here Rowland examines pamphlets, translations, and the sequence of lord mayor's pageants that Heywood produced as the political crisis deepened. Offering close readings of Heywood that establish the range, quality and theatrical significance of the writing, Thomas Heywood's Theatre, 1599-1639 fits a fascinating piece into the emerging picture of the 'complete' early modern English theatre. -- Publisher
Edward II; [a play] by Christopher Marlowe( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Mermaids are modern-spelling, fully-annotated editions of important English plays. Each volume includes a critical introduction, biography of the author, discussions of dates & sources, textual details, & information about staging the play
Plays and poems by George Chapman( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volpone and other plays by Ben Jonson( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete works of Christopher Marlowe by Christopher Marlowe( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critical edition of Marlowe's Edward II, presenting an old-spelling text which adheres to the first quarto. A full commentary and introduction contextualise the play and give an account of the relationship between the play, Marlowe's own age and events which followed it
A treatise on neuralgia by Richard Rowland( Book )

4 editions published between 1838 and 1839 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Killing Hercules : Deianira and the politics of domestic violence, from Sophocles to the war on terror by Richard Rowland( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Each chapter of this book offers a detailed account of the ways in which different cultures - the ancient Greek democracy, imperial Rome, early Christianity, the emergent vernacular cultures of late medieval and early modern Europe, the Enlightenment - have re-evaluated the story of Hercules and his wife and killer Deianira, in the light of their own attempts to come to terms with the phenomena of military and domestic violence."--
The first and second parts of Edward IV by Thomas Heywood( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally premiered during a period when the representation of medieval history of any form was coming under hostile scrutiny from the Elizabethan government, 'Edward IV' blurs the distinction between chronicle history and domestic tragedy, making it one of the best-loved plays of the early modern period
The complete works by Christopher Marlowe( Book )

2 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete works by Christopher Marlowe( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete works by Christopher Marlowe( Book )

2 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete works by Christopher Marlowe( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Gullible spins; a shaggy fantasy by Brian Rowland( Book )

2 editions published in 1947 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The elderly have spoken : is anybody listening? : the impact of fuel costs on the elderly by Scott A Bass( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Animals of the Countryside ... Illustrated by Tom Kerr by Richard Rowland( Book )

4 editions published between 1948 and 1952 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Materials towards an edition of '1 Edward IV' by Richard Rowland( Book )

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

Killing hercules : deianira and the politics of domestic violence from sophocles to the war on ... terror by Richard Rowland( Book )

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

This book offers an entirely new reception history of the myth of Hercules and his wife/killer Deianira. The book poses, and attempts to answer, two important and related questions. First, why have artists across two millennia felt compelled to revisit this particular myth to express anxieties about violence at both a global and domestic level? Secondly, from the moment that Sophocles disrupted a myth about the definitive exemplar of masculinity and martial prowess and turned it into a story about domestic abuse, through to a 2014 production of Handel's Hercules that was set in the context of the 'war on terror', the reception history of this myth has been one of discontinuity and conflict; how and why does each culture reinvent this narrative to address its own concerns and discontents, and how does each generation speak to, qualify or annihilate the certainties of its predecessors in order to understand, contain or exonerate the aggression with which their governors - of state and of the household - so often enforce their authority, and the violence to which their nations, and their homes, are perennially vulnerable?
Killing Hercules : Deianira and the politics of domestic violence, from Sophocles to the war on terror by Richard Rowland( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Each chapter of this book offers a detailed account of the ways in which different cultures - the ancient Greek democracy, imperial Rome, early Christianity, the emergent vernacular cultures of late medieval and early modern Europe, the Enlightenment - have re-evaluated the story of Hercules and his wife and killer Deianira, in the light of their own attempts to come to terms with the phenomena of military and domestic violence."--
Killing Hercules Deianira and the politics of domestic violence, from Sophocles to the war on terror by Richard Rowland( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
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Languages
English (88)

Welsh (1)

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Thomas Heywood's theatre, 1599-1639 : locations, translations, and conflictEdward II; [a play]Plays and poemsVolpone and other playsThe complete works of Christopher MarloweThe first and second parts of Edward IVThe complete worksThe complete works