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Shakespeare and the Eighteenth Century

Michael Caines

October 2013

ISBN: 9780199642373

232 pages
Paperback
203x135mm

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Oxford Shakespeare Topics

Price: £17.99

This book considers the impact of the eighteenth century on Shakespeare, and vice versa. It describes how actors, critics, painters, and Enlightenment philosophers read and responded to Shakespeare's plays and poems, and how those plays and poems changed their lives.

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This book considers the impact of the eighteenth century on Shakespeare, and vice versa. It describes how actors, critics, painters, and Enlightenment philosophers read and responded to Shakespeare's plays and poems, and how those plays and poems changed their lives.

  • Puts Shakespeare in the wider context of eighteenth-century history
  • Contains fresh research, teasing out new conclusions from seemingly incidental details
  • Written in a lively and accessible style
  • Combines theatre history with literary criticism, art criticism, and social history

About the Author(s)

Michael Caines, Assistant Editor, Times Literary Supplement

Michael Caines is an editor on the Times Literary Supplement. He has edited an anthology of plays by eighteenth-century women and an anthology about the actor David Garrick, and is a general editor of 'The Works of Nicholas Rowe' (forthcoming).

Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Cibber's Richard III, Rowe's Works
    Pope versus Theobald
    Macklin's Shylock, Shakespeare's Statue
    Garrick
    Johnson's Plays, Garrick's Jubilee
    As Shakespeare Says
    Shakespeare Abroad
    Unreal 'Shakspeare'
    Shakespeare for Some Time
    Appendix: Chronology of selected eighteenth-century editions of Shakespeare, critical studies, theatrical productions and related events
    Further Reading