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Rowland, Richard 1955-

Overview
Works: 72 works in 145 publications in 2 languages and 1,108 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Tragedies (Drama)  Historical drama  History  Comedy plays  Comedies of humours  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

Yet the playwright produced a text which was at once generically complex (the play blurs the distinction between chronicle history and 'domestic' tragedy), brilliantly assured in its dramatic craftsmanship, and politically explosive. The play depicts the streets and houses in which its original spectators lived and worked with a precision unprecedented in English writing. But this vividly realised London is under assault, first from rebels outside its walls, and subsequently (and more seriously) from the predations of two monarchs."
Thomas Heywood's theatre, 1599-1639 : locations, translations, and conflict by Richard Rowland( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 192 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 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this new edition, Charles Forker provides the most complete and detailed edition of Edward II ever published."--BOOK JACKET. "The introduction contains a fresh analysis of the first quarto (including new evidence of its original dating) and a reconsideration of the play's complex relation to the Shakespearean histories that preceded and followed it. Charles Forker offers a fascinating and far-reaching discussion of Marlowe's use of sources, and presents a new argument for the drama's five-act structure. He delves into the conflicting and controversial opinions concerning the genre and sexual politics of the play, and also includes the fullest record of the stage history ever assembled."--BOOK JACKET. "With meticulous scholarship, Forker has collated some forty-six editions (including the important, rare, and usually ignored editions of Broughton and Oxberry in 1818). The appendices provide substantive variants from the Broughton and Oxberry texts as well as generous extracts from the sources. This edition will stand as the definitive scholarly text for Marlowe's most provocative play for years to come."--BOOK JACKET
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 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 56 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 complete works of Christopher Marlowe by Christopher Marlowe( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 38 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 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete works by Christopher Marlowe( Book )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first and second parts of Edward IV by Thomas Heywood( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 14 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 )

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 1990 and 1992 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 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

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

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The text of this play is derived from the 1633 Quarto, with an apparatus of emendations and a full commentary on sources allusions and the meaning of difficult passages
 
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Alternative Names
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Languages
English (95)

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 complete worksThe first and second parts of Edward IVThe complete works