criticism

# Title Description Contributor
1 Brought to Book: Book History and the Idea of Literature

Professor Paul Eggert, University of New South Wales, gives the 17th Annual D.F. McKenzie...

Paul Eggert
2 The Comedy of Errors

Lecture 12 in the Approaching Shakespeare series asks how seriously we can take the farcical...

Emma Smith
3 Twelfth Night

The seventh Approaching Shakespeare lecture takes a minor character in Twelfth Night - Antonio...

Emma Smith
4 Henry V

The second lecture in the Approaching Shakespeare series looks at King Henry V, and asks whether...

Emma Smith
5 Henry IV part 1

Like generations of theatre-goers, this lecture concentrates on the (large) figure of Sir John...

Emma Smith
6 Antony and Cleopatra

What kind of tragedy is this play, with its two central figures rather than a singular hero? The...

Emma Smith
7 Measure for Measure

The third Approaching Shakespeare lecture, on Measure for Measure, focuses on the vexed question...

Emma Smith
8 King John

At the heart of King John is the death of his rival Arthur: this fifteenth lecture in the...

Emma Smith
9 Richard III

In this thirteenth lecture in the Approaching Shakespeare series the focus is on the...

Emma Smith
10 A Midsummer Night's Dream

This lecture on A Midsummer Night's Dream uses modern and early modern understandings of...

Emma Smith
11 Othello

Othello - First in Emma Smith's Approaching Shakespeare lecture series; looking at the...

Emma Smith
12 King Lear

Showing how generations of critics - and Shakespeare himself - have rewritten the ending of King...

Emma Smith
13 Titus Andronicus

Focusing in detail on one particular scene, and on critical responses to it, this sixth...

Emma Smith
14 Taming of the Shrew

Emma Smith uses evidence of early reception and from more recent productions to discuss the...

Emma Smith
15 The Merchant of Venice

This lecture on The Merchant of Venice discusses the ways the play's personal relationships...

Emma Smith
16 Much Ado About Nothing

Emma Smith asks why the characters are so quick to believe the self-proclaimed villain Don John...

Emma Smith
17 The Winter's Tale

How we can make sense of a play that veers from tragedy to comedy and stretches credulity in its...

Emma Smith
18 Macbeth

In this fourth Approaching Shakespeare lecture the question is one of agency: who or what makes...

Emma Smith
19 Hamlet

The fact that father and son share the same name in Hamlet is used to investigate the play'...

Emma Smith
20 The Tempest

That the character of Prospero is a Shakespearean self-portrait is a common reading of The...

Emma Smith
21 As You Like It

Asking 'what happens in As You Like It', this lecture considers the play's...

Emma Smith
22 Pericles, Prince of Tyre

Pericles has been on the margins of the Shakespearean canon: this fourteenth lecture in the...

Emma Smith
# Title Description Contributor
1 Post-Colonial Criticism (lecture)

Part of the OpenYale course 'Introduction to Theory of Literature'. Available as audio, video...

Paul Fry
# Title Description Author
1 The True Function and Value of Criticism

THE TRUE FUNCTION AND VALUE OF CRITICISM: WITH SOME REMARKS ON THE IMPORTANCE OF DOING NOTHING:...

Oscar Wilde
2 Shakespeare and Stage Costume

Text upon which this Online Edition is Based: “Shakespeare and
Stage Costume,” in The...

Oscar Wilde
3 Essays, criticisms and reviews

London : Privately printed [for Wright and Jones?]

Oscar Wilde