Northrop Frye's Writings on Shakespeare and the Renaissance: Volume 28

Northrop Frye; edited by Troni Y. Grande and Garry Sherbert

© 2010

This collection of Northrop Frye's writings on Shakespeare and the Renaissance spans forty years of his career as a university teacher, public critic, and major theorist of literature and its cultural functions. Extensive annotations and an in-depth critical introduction demonstrate Frye's wide-ranging knowledge of Renaissance culture, the pivotal place of the Renaissance in his oeuvre, his impact on Renaissance criticism and on the Stratford Festival, and his continuing importance as a literary theorist.

This volume brings together Frye's extensive writings on Shakespeare and other Renaissance writers (excluding Milton, who is featured in other volumes), and includes major articles, introductions, public lectures, and four previously published books on Shakespeare. Frye's insightful analyses offer not just a formidable knowledge of Renaissance culture but also a transformative experience, moving the reader imaginatively towards an experience of created reality.

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This volume brings together Frye's extensive writings on Shakespeare and other Renaissance writers (excluding Milton, who is featured in other volumes), and includes major articles, introductions, public lectures, and four previously published books on Shakespeare.

Northrop Frye's Writings on Shakespeare and the Renaissance: Volume 28

Northrop Frye; edited by Troni Y. Grande and Garry Sherbert

© 2010

This collection of Northrop Frye's writings on Shakespeare and the Renaissance spans forty years of his career as a university teacher, public critic, and major theorist of literature and its cultural functions. Extensive annotations and an in-depth critical introduction demonstrate Frye's wide-ranging knowledge of Renaissance culture, the pivotal place of the Renaissance in his oeuvre, his impact on Renaissance criticism and on the Stratford Festival, and his continuing importance as a literary theorist.

This volume brings together Frye's extensive writings on Shakespeare and other Renaissance writers (excluding Milton, who is featured in other volumes), and includes major articles, introductions, public lectures, and four previously published books on Shakespeare. Frye's insightful analyses offer not just a formidable knowledge of Renaissance culture but also a transformative experience, moving the reader imaginatively towards an experience of created reality.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Series: Collected Works of Northrop Frye
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 856 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.8in x 9.0in
  • Author Information

    Northrop Frye (1912-1991) was one of the twentieth century's most influential English scholars and literary critics. Northrop Frye was a professor in the Department of English at Victoria University in the University of Toronto from 1939 until his death. His works include Words with Power and Anatomy of Criticism.



    Troni Y. Grande is an associate professor in the Department of English at the University of Regina.



    Garry Sherbert is an associate professor in the Department of English at the University of Regina.

  • Table of contents

    Introduction

    1. The Argument of Comedy
    2. Don Quixote
    3. Comic Myth in Shakespeare
    4. Characterization in Shakespearean Comedy
    5. Molière’s Tartuffe
    6. Introduction to Shakespeare’s Tempest
    7. The Structure of Imagery in The Faerie Queene
    8. Shakespeare’s Experimental Comedy
    9. Toast to the Memory of Shakespeare
    10. The Tragedies of Nature and Fortune
    11. How True a Twain
    12. Recognition in The Winter’s Tale
    13. A Natural Perspective: The Development of Shakespearean Comedy and Romance
    14. Shakespeare and the Modern World
    15. Nature and Nothing
    16. Fools of Time
    17. General Editor’s Introduction to Shakespeare Series
    18. Shakespeare’s The Tempest
    19. Il Cortegiano
    20. The Myth of Deliverance
    21. Something Rich and Strange: Shakespeare’s Approach to Romance
    22. The Stage is all the World
    23. Northrop Frye on Shakespeare
    24. Speech on Acceptance of the Governor General’s Award
    25. Natural and Revealed Communities
    26. Foreword to Unfolded Tales