1-20 of 132 Search Results for

Shakespeare

Follow your search
Access your saved searches in your account

Would you like to receive an alert when new items match your search?
Close Modal
Sort by
Journal Article
Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 7–31.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Christopher Salamone This article seeks to add nuance to the story of Shakespeare's canonization in the eighteenth century, a story that has hitherto neglected the part played by the period's poetic miscellanies. Are there patterns in the form, quantity, and selection of Shakespearean texts within...
Journal Article
Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Yael Shapira This essay considers the limited presence of the dead body in Horace Walpole’s The Castle of Otranto . The near absence of gory death from the novella is striking, given both its intensive borrowing from Shakespeare’s Hamlet and its status as the founding work of the Gothic tradition...
Journal Article
Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 54–81.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Aparna Gollapudi In the last quarter of the eighteenth century, John Bell commissioned hundreds of actor portraits in dramatic roles, which were published as book illustrations in the series Bell’s Shakespeare and Bell’s British Theatre. These portraits contributed significantly to the emergent...
Journal Article
Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 3–13.
Published: 01 April 2008
...Edmund G. C. King R Pope’s 1723 – 25 Shakespear, Classical Editing, and Humanistic Reading Practices Edmund G. C. King University of Auckland In his 1756 Proposals for a new edition of Shakespeare...
Journal Article
Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 1–35.
Published: 01 April 2016
...Janine Barchas; Kristina Straub “Curating Will & Jane” provides an overview of the exhibition, Will & Jane: Shakespeare, Austen, and the Cult of Celebrity , opening at the Folger Shakespeare Library in August 2016. Shakespeare and Austen became literary celebrities roughly 200 years after...
Journal Article
Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 216–220.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Jack Lynch Review Essay Afterlives Jack Lynch Rutgers University–Newark Vanessa Cunningham. Shakespeare and Garrick (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ., 2008). Pp. vii + 231. 9 ills...
Journal Article
Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 101–114.
Published: 01 September 2019
... Life Cibber. Very few people realize that his plays were unquestionably among the most performed on the eighteenth- century London stage. Only Shakespeare s plays were performed more times than Cibber s (see the appendix, Compara- tive Performance Data Issues, at the end of this review). The design...
Journal Article
Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (2): 43–64.
Published: 01 April 2000
..., and that historicization and canonization are in some way linked.2 Several contributors to the debate have stressed as a determining fac- tor the historical sense that infused criticism and scholarship at mid-cen- tury, when writers such as Shakespeare and Spenser were awarded de- tailed attention previously...
Journal Article
Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 75–95.
Published: 01 September 2020
..., anachronistic, though trenching war (which, in a citation from Shakespeare s Henry IV, appears in Johnson s Dictionary under channel, v offers an interesting early precedent.5 Nevertheless, the attempt to locate a langscape of eighteenth- century con¨ict whether with reference to its material culture...
Journal Article
Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (3): 20–56.
Published: 01 September 2017
... hard thinking about the solidity of the “proof ” we offer in support of the conclusions we proclaim.2 As an exemplum horribile I offer “biographies” of William Shake- speare.3 The facts we possess were laid out by Sam Schoenbaum in Wil- liam Shakespeare: A Documentary Life (1975...
Journal Article
Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 30–63.
Published: 01 September 2014
..., for the whole of the work, on literary representations of Jews, particularly Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice. Her treatment of Jacob utilizes Shylock’s most famous speech while it reverses Shylock’s character to establish Jacob’s own. Michael Ragussis believes that Edgeworth understands the “critical...
Journal Article
Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (3): 37–64.
Published: 01 September 2009
..., and, furthermore, suits the newly admitted types of knowledge; ten articles refer to him. He appears as a character in the biographies of four of his liter- ary acquaintances: Churchill, Garrick, Goldsmith, and Savage. His work is mentioned in the articles “Shakespeare” and “Printing,” and under...
Journal Article
Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 14–28.
Published: 01 April 2008
...: But how is it That this lives in thy mind? What seest thou else In the dark backward and abysm of time?2 Shakespeare’s “abysm” here lies behind James’s recurrent image of the “gulf  ” of time, to suggest what lies beyond the edge of living memory. James was born in 1843, only as long...
Journal Article
Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (2): 56–82.
Published: 01 April 2007
... point of view toward amorous relationships, which were usually thought to occur between men and women of high social status. A represen- tative list of English works includes minor poems by George Herbert, John Cleveland, and Eldred Revett; tragedies such as Shakespeare’s Titus Andron- icus (1594...
Journal Article
Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 138–143.
Published: 01 January 2009
... construction of the Shakespeare “myth” by David Garrick, “one of the most important anti- quarians of his day” (112). Newman thus brings into conjunction better-known figures in ballad study, such as Robert Burns and Thomas Percy, with impor- tant but less-studied precursors and contexts. These chapters...
Journal Article
Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 32–55.
Published: 01 January 2017
... a general good taste throughout the land”—and for “entertainment,” for “what could be more delightful than to hear the beautiful and sublime sentiments of a Milton, a Shakespear, a Dryden, a Pope, a Tillotson, a Young, an Addi- son, a Shenstone, or a Mason?” His editorial choices—a combination...
Journal Article
Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 January 2000
..., Vortigern, An Historical Tragedy, appeared for the first and last time at Drury Lane, in the guise of a lost play by William Shakespeare. The manuscript had been “discovered” by twenty-year-old William-Henry Ireland, assisted perhaps by his father, Samuel Ireland, a printer not known for his honesty.1...
Journal Article
Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (3): 105–126.
Published: 01 September 2009
... of literary predecessors, or by their predilection for a given verse form, so that each poet belonged to a particular class: The first class seems formed by those who are at the head of some particular branch in their science;—as Spencer of the allegoric; Shakespeare of the dramatic; Milton...
Journal Article
Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 29–50.
Published: 01 January 2011
... of the authenticating footnote comes the anti-authenticating­ note, of which Pope was a master.13 Somewhere in between falls Samuel John- son, whose 1765 “Preface to Shakespeare” reveals deep suspicion of the new device: “Notes are often necessary, but they are necessary evils. . . . Particu- lar passages...
Journal Article
Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 41–47.
Published: 01 September 2010
... and the completion of a particular form of cultural work. When Walpole quipped, apropos of Chatterton, that all in the house of forgery were one, he knew he was speaking figuratively; when W.H. Ireland was accused of forging Shakespeare, the metaphor was quite forgotten in the stampede to have him hanged...