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  1. TERM 1 - King Lear: Critical Debate & Creative Response 105 items
    1. Weeks 2 and 3: Tackling the Text 9 items
      1. Readings 1 item
        1. King Lear - William Shakespeare, R. A. Foakes 1997

          Book Essential Including the Introduction to this edition.

      2. Further Reading 8 items
        1. Introduction - G.K. Hunter 2005

          Chapter Essential

        2. The Play in Performance - G.K. Hunter 2005

          Chapter Essential

        3. Introduction - R.A. Foakes 1997

          Chapter Essential

        4. King Lear - Harold Bloom 1999

          Chapter Essential

        5. The King’s Ship - John Bayley 1981

          Chapter Essential

        6. King Lear, Macbeth, Indefinition and Tragedy - Stephen Booth 1983

          Book Essential pp. 5-57

        7. King Lear: The Lear Family Romance - Harry Berger 1997

          Chapter Essential

    2. Week 4: Critical Debate (i): Earlier Criticism 12 items
      1. Readings 5 items
        1. Lear - H.R. Woudhuysen

          Chapter Essential Also available in Samuel Johnson, Notes to Shakespeare, Volume III: The Tragedies.

        2. Lear - Jonathan Bate 1992

          Chapter Essential Also available in Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Literary Remains, Volume 2.

        3. Characters of Shakespeare's Plays - William Hazlitt, Arthur Quiller-Couch 1939

          Book Essential Section on 'Lear'. Also available in The Complete Works of William Hazlitt, ed. P. P. Howe (London and Toronto: Dent, 1930), Volume 4.

        4. Part 1: Early Comments and Critiques - Frank Kermode

          Chapter Essential

      2. Further Reading 7 items
        1. Johnson's Shakespeare - G. F. Parker 1989

          Book Further

        2. The Original Genius - Jonathan Bate 1997

          Chapter Further

        3. All the World His Stage - Jonathan Bate 1997

          Chapter Further

        4. Coleridge : Critic of Shakespeare - Muḥammad Muṣṭafá Badawī 1973

          Book Further

        5. Shakespeare: The Critical Heritage 1623-1801 - Brian Vickers 1981

          Book Further See indexes for critical commentary on Lear.

    3. Week 5: Critical Debate (ii): Modern Criticism I 19 items
      1. Readings 12 items
        1. ‘King Lear’ Lecture VII - A.C. Bradley 2007

          Chapter Essential

        2. ‘King Lear’ Lecture VIII - A.C. Bradley 2007

          Chapter Essential

        3. Shakespeare, King Lear: A Casebook - Frank Kermode 1992

          Book Essential Abridged version of the above, pp. 76-107.

        4. King Lear and the Comedy of the Grotesque - G. Wilson Knight 1989

          Chapter Essential

        5. The Lear Universe - G. Wilson Knight 1989

          Chapter Essential

        6. The Lear Universe - G. Wilson Knight 1989

          Chapter Essential Also available in Kermode below.

        7. King Lear and the Comedy of the Grotesque - G. Wilson Knight 1992

          Chapter Essential

        8. King Lear, or Endgame - Jan Kott 1967

          Chapter Essential

        9. King Lear, or Endgame - Jan Kott 1967

          Chapter Essential

        10. From Hamlet to Lear - Arnold Kettle 1964

          Chapter Essential

        11. Shakespeare: An Anthology of Criticism and Theory, 1945-2000 - Russ McDonald 2004

          Book Essential Section of essay above on Lear reprinted here under the title ‘The Humanity of King Lear’, pp. 17-30.

      2. Further Reading 7 items
        1. King Lear - Ann Thompson 1988

          Book Further

        2. The “New Criticism” and King Lear - Russ McDonald 2004

          Chapter Further

        3. The New King Lear - Barbara Everett 1960

          Article Further Reprinted in King Lear: A Selection of Critical Essays, ed. Frank Kermode, revised edition (Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke, 1992), pp. 159-75 [critique of Christian readings].

        4. Endgame - Samuel Beckett, S. E. Gontarski 1992

          Book Further

    4. Week 6: Critical Debate (iii): Modern Criticims II 19 items
      1. Readings 7 items
        1. Shakespeare and the Exorcists - Stephen Greenblatt 1988

          Chapter Essential

        2. Shakespeare and the Exorcists - Stephen Greenblatt 1988

          Chapter Essential

        3. The Absent Mother in King Lear - Coppélia Kahn 1993

          Chapter Essential

        4. Shakespeare's Tragedies - Susan Zimmerman 1998

          Book Essential Same as above pp. 155-66.

        5. King Lear - Richard Dutton 2006

          Chapter Essential

        6. King Lear - Richard Dutton 2003

          Chapter Essential

      2. Further Reading 12 items
        1. King Lear: A Retrospect, 1939–79 - G. R. Hibbard

          Chapter Further Survey of recent criticism.

        2. King Lear: Contemporary Critical Essays - William Shakespeare, G. K Hunter, Kiernan Ryan 2005

          Book Further Section of chapter on Lear, under the title ‘The Popular Voice of King Lear’, pp. 130-44.

        3. Suffocating Mothers in King Lear - Janet Adelman 1992

          Chapter Further

        4. The Cultivation of Anxiety: King Lear and His Heirs - Stephen J. Greenblatt 1990

          Chapter Further

        5. The Properties of Character in King Lear - P.E. Yachnin 2009

          Chapter Further

    5. Week 7: Reading and Consultation Week 0 items
      No suggested reading
    6. Week 8: Creative Response (i): Edward Bond, Lear 13 items
      1. Readings 3 items
        1. Lear - Edward Bond 1972

          Book Essential

        2. Also in:

        3. Plays / Two - Edward Bond 1978

          Book Essential

      2. Further Reading 10 items
        1. Bingo: Scenes of Money and Death - Edward Bond 1974

          Book Further Also in alternative edition see below:

        2. Plays / Three - Edward Bond 1987

          Book Further As above.

        3. Bond: A Study of His Plays - Malcolm Hay, Philip Roberts 1980

          Book Further

        4. Edward Bond - David L. Hirst 1985

          Book Further

    7. Week 9: Creative Response (ii): Howard Barker, Seven Lears 9 items
      1. Readings 1 item
        1. Seven Lears: The Pursuit of Good - Howard Barker 2009

          Chapter Essential

      2. Further Reading 8 items
        1. Arguments for a Theatre - Howard Barker 1993

          Book Further

        2. A Style and Its Origins - Howard Barker 2007

          Book Further

        3. Death, the One and the Art of Theatre - Howard Barker 2005

          Book Further

        4. Death, the One and the Art of Theatre - Howard Barker 2005 (electronic book)

          Book Further

        5. The Theatre of Howard Barker - Charles Lamb 2005

          Book Further

        6. Theatre of Catastrophe: New Essays on Howard Barker - Karoline Gritzner, David Ian Rabey 2006

          Book Further

    8. Week 10: Creative Response (iii): Jane Smiley, A Thousand Acres 8 items
      1. Reading 1 item
        1. A Thousand Acres - Jane Smiley 1992

          Book Essential

      2. Further Reading 6 items
        1. The Historical Imagination of A Thousand Acres - John Mack Faragher 2001

          Chapter Further

      3. Screen Version 1 item
        1. A Thousand Acres - Jocelyn Moorhouse 2006

          Audio-visual document Further

    9. Week 11: King Lear on Screen (i): Grigori Kozintsev (USSR, 1970) and Peter Brook (UK, 1971) 10 items
      1. Further Reading 10 items
        1. King Lear, or Endgame - Jan Kott 1967

          Chapter Essential

        2. King Lear, or Endgame - Jan Kott 1967

          Chapter Essential

        3. Two‑Dimensional Shakespeare: King Lear on Film - Anthony Davies 1994

          Chapter Essential

        4. Grigori Kozintsev’s Hamlet and King Lear - Russell Jackson 2007

          Chapter Essential

        5. Shakespeare on Film - Jack J. Jorgens 1991

          Book Further Ch. 16.

        6. 'King Lear', the Space of Tragedy: The Diary of a Film Director - Grigori M. Kozintsev, Mary Mackintosh 1977

          Book Further

    10. Week 12: King Lear on Screen (ii): Ran, dir. Akira Kurosawa (Japan, 1985) and King Lear, dir. Trevor Nunn (UK, 2007) 6 items
      1. Further Reading 6 items
        1. Shakespeare on Film - Jack J. Jorgens 1991

          Book Further Ch 10

        2. Shakespeare and the Visual - Dennis Kennedy 2001

          Chapter Further

  2. TERM 2 - The Tempest: Critical Debate & Creative Response 86 items
    1. Weeks 17 & 18: Tackling the text 10 items
      1. Reading 2 items
        1. The Tempest - William Shakespeare, Stephen Orgel 1987

          Book Essential

      2. Further Reading 8 items
        1. Introduction - Stephen Orgel 1987

          Chapter Further

        2. Interruption in "The Tempest" - A. Lynne Magnusson 1986

          Article Further

        3. Prospero’s Staff - Jan Kott 1967

          Chapter Further

        4. The Tempest: The Complicities of Art - Kiernan Ryan 2002

          Chapter Further

    2. Week 19: Critical Debate (i): Earlier Criticism 14 items
      1. Texts 3 items
        1. Shakespeare, the Tempest: A Casebook - D. J. Palmer 1968

          Book Essential pp. 34-71

        2. Samuel Johnson on Shakespeare - Samuel Johnson, H. R. Woudhuysen 1989

          Book Essential pp. 166-9.

        3. The Romantics on Shakespeare - Jonathan Bate 1992

          Book Essential pp. 60-66, 526-37.

      2. Further Reading 11 items
        1. Johnson's Shakespeare - G. F. Parker 1989

          Book Further

        2. Coleridge : Critic of Shakespeare - Muḥammad Muṣṭafá Badawī 1973

          Book Further

        3. Shakespeare, the Critical Heritage - Volume 1, 1623-1692 - Brian Vickers 1974

          Book Further See indexes for criticism on The Tempest.

        4. Shakespeare, the Critical Heritage - Volume 2, 1693-1733 - Brian Vickers 1974

          Book Further See indexes for criticism on The Tempest.

        5. Shakespeare, the Critical Heritage - Volume 3, 1733-1752 - Brian Vickers 1975

          Book Further See indexes for criticism on The Tempest.

        6. Shakespeare, the Critical Heritage - Volume 4, 1753-1765 - Brian Vickers 1976

          Book Further See indexes for criticism on The Tempest.

        7. Shakespeare, the Critical Heritage - Volume 5, 1765-1774 - Brian Vickers 1979

          Book Further See indexes for criticism on The Tempest.

        8. Shakespeare, the Critical Heritage - Volume 6, 1774-1801 - Brian Vickers 1981

          Book Further See indexes for criticism on The Tempest.

    3. Week 20: Critical Debate (ii): Modern Criticism I 8 items
      1. Texts 3 items
        1. Introduction to The Tempest - D.J. Palmer 1967

          Chapter Essential

        2. Shakespeare’s Dream - D.J. Palmer 1968

          Chapter Essential

        3. The Shakespearian Superman: A Study of The Tempest - G. Wilson Knight 1965

          Chapter Essential Shorter version in Palmer (ed.), The Tempest. A Selection of Critical Essays, pp. 130-52.

      2. Further Reading 5 items
        1. Introduction - Kiernan Ryan 1999

          Chapter Further

        2. An Overview of Critical Approaches to the Romances - Carol McGinnis Kay 1978

          Chapter Further

        3. Shakespeare’s Final Period - Lytton Strachey 1922

          Chapter Further

        4. The Last Phase - Walter Raleigh 1907

          Chapter Further

    4. Week 21: Critical Debate (iii): Modern Criticism II 9 items
      1. Texts 3 items
        1. Martial Law in the Land of Cockaigne - Stephen J. Greenblatt 1988

          Chapter Essential Also in Kiernan Ryan (ed.), Shakespeare: The Last Plays (London: Longman, 1999), pp. 206-44.

        2. This Thing of Darkness I Acknowledge Mine - Paul Brown 1994

          Chapter Essential

      2. Further Reading 6 items
        1. Introduction - Kiernan Ryan 1999

          Chapter Further

        2. "What Cares These Roarers for the Name of King?”: Language and Utopia in The Tempest - Kiernan Ryan 1999

          Chapter Further Also in The Politics of Tragicomedy: Shakespeare and After, ed. Gordon McMullan and Jonathan Hope (London: Routledge, 1992), pp. 20- 54.

        3. Playhouse-Workhouse - Terence Hawkes 1986

          Chapter Further

        4. Shakespeare and the Geography of Difference - John Gillies 1994

          Book Further pp. 140-55

    5. Week 22: Reading & Consultation Week 0 items
      No suggested reading
    6. Week 23: Creative Response (i): Dryden/Davenant 6 items
      1. Text 1 item
        1. The Tempest, or The Enchanted Island. - Sandra Clark 1997

          Chapter Essential

      2. Further Reading 5 items
        1. Three Adaptations - Allardyce Nicholl 1960

          Chapter Further

    7. Week 24: Creative Response (ii): Browning, Plath & Hughes 16 items
      1. Texts 9 items
        1. Full Fathom Five - Sylvia Plath 1967

          Chapter Essential

        2. Ariel - Slyvia Plath 1965

          Chapter Essential

        3. Ariel - Sylvia Plath

          Webpage Essential

        4. Full Fathom Five - Sylvia Plath

          Webpage Essential

        5. Setebos - Ted Hughes 1998

          Chapter Essential

        6. Night-Ride on Ariel - Ted Hughes 1998

          Chapter Essential

        7. Freedom of Speech - Ted Hughes 1998

          Chapter Essential

      2. Further Reading 7 items
        1. The Shakespeareanization of Robert Browning - Christy Desmet 1999

          Chapter Further

        2. Browning and the Fictions of Identity - E. Warwick Slinn 1982

          Book Further pp. 84-90

        3. The Haunting of Sylvia Plath - Jacqueline Rose 1991

          Book Further

    8. Week 25: Creative Response (iii): Auden 7 items
      1. Text 1 item
        1. Introduction and Commentary - Arthur Kirsch 2003

          Chapter Essential Also (unannotated) in Collected Poems, ed. Edward Mendelson, revised edn (London: Faber & Faber, 1991).

      2. Further Reading 6 items
        1. W. H. Auden - Stan Smith 1985

          Book Further pp. 153-60

        2. A Reader’s Guide to W. H. Auden - John Fuller 1970

          Book Further pp. 157-65.

        3. The Sea and the Mirror - Frederick P. W. McDowell 1964

          Chapter Further

    9. Week 26: The Tempest on Screen (i): The Tempest, dir. Derek Jarman (GB, 1980) and Prospero’s Books, dir. Peter Greenaway (GB,1991) 10 items
      1. Films 2 items
        1. The Tempest - William Shakespeare, Derek Jarman, Heathcote Williams 19--

          Audio-visual document Essential

        2. Prospero's Books - Peter Greenaway, John Gielgud 2010

          Audio-visual document Essential

      2. Reading 8 items
        1. The Tempest on Film - Judith Buchanan 2005

          Chapter Essential

        2. The Tempest on Film - Judith Buchanan 2005

          Chapter Essential

    10. Week 27: The Tempest on Screen (ii): The Tempest, dir. Julie Taymor (USA, 2010) 6 items
      1. Films 1 item
        1. The Tempest - William Shakespeare, Julie Taymor 2010

          Audio-visual document Essential

      2. Reading 5 items
        1. The Tempest - Julie Taymor, William Shakespeare 2010

          Book Further

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