A review of Dr. Johnson"s new edition of Shakespeare

in which the ignorance, or inattention, of that editor is exposed, and the poet defended from the persecution of his commentators.
  • 133 Pages
  • 2.39 MB
  • English
J. Payne , London
Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616 -- Criticism, Textual., Johnson, Samuel, -- 1709-
SeriesBritish culture series
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 133 p.
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Open LibraryOL16827267M

: A Review of Dr Johnson's new edition of Shakespeare; in which the ignorance, or inattention, of that editor is exposed, and the poet defended from the persecution of his commentators.

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(): William Kenrick, Samuel Johnson: Books. A Review of Doctor Johnson's New Edition of Shakespeare: In which the Ignorance, Or Inattention, of that Editor is Exposed, and the Poet Defended from the Persecution of His Commentators William.

Samuel Johnson - Samuel Johnson - The edition of Shakespeare: The pension Johnson had received in had freed him from the necessity of writing for a living, but it had not released him from his obligation to complete the Shakespeare edition, for which he had taken money from subscribers.

His long delay in bringing that project to fruition provoked some satiric notice from the poet Charles. Yet William Kenrick, in his vicious Review of Dr. Johnson's New Edition of Shakespeare (), seizes upon this very question as the basis for one of his sneers.

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Johnson had written a long note on The Tempest in which he showed some knowledge of spirits and the "System of Enchantment" (I, 17, 3).1 Kenrick says that he would have passed over.

Johnson's Views of Shakespeare. Jan. 30, A review of Dr. Johnsons new edition of Shakespeare book The New York Times Archives. See the article in its original context from Janu Criticism in the worthy days of Johnson.

Dr Johnson's criticism of Shakespeare never borders on Bardolatry, but remains impartial and judicious. I have a feeling that he had a special liking for Macbeth-- he even wrote an /5.

The fact that this (fre)e-book was supplemented by a selection of Johnson's notes to Shakespeare makes me suspect that it was transcribed from an actual book, the kind of short, hardbound 'student edition' used by colleges and maybe high schools in the s/5(15).

Sometimes he sounds like Dr Johnson on Shakespeare, elsewhere he seems to channel Alexandra Fuller’s poignant memoir of colonial Rhodesia, Don’t Let’s Go 4/5.

A beautifully bound set of the second edition of the Cambridge Shakespeare, edited by William Aldis Wright, whose edition first appeared in ; the first volume of this set is described as a third edition, having previously been reissued in A review of Doctor Johnson's new edition of Shakespeare: in which the ignorance, or inattention, of that editor is exposed, and the poet defended from the persecution of his commentators.

Today, Monday 10 Augustan exhibition opens at Dr Johnson’s House in London to celebrate the th anniversary of Samuel Johnson’s edition of William Shakespeare’s works published in In the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Johnson is described as “arguably the most distinguished man of letters in English history”.

He wrote biography, essays, was a moralist and. uction. In his Preface, Johnson first considers the excellences of Shakespeare and then turns to his does not consider Shakespeare as a faultless or perfect dramatist.

On the contrary, he is of the opinion that Shakespeare’s faults are profound enough to overwhelm the merits if they had only belonged to some other dramatist.

I have long been a fan of Shakespeare and this was part of a three volume set when it was first published. I found the other volumes in a used bookstore and this volume completed the set which is now in my living room. I find nothing more relaxing than after a long day at work to have a cold drink and sit down and read some Shakespeare.5/5(1).

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With his will. Johnson’s Criticism of Shakespeare Type: Essay, 3 pages Samuel Johnson (), a flamboyant and versatile scholar, expresses his view of Shakespeare in his edition of Shakespeare’s plays which are enriched by his prefaces.

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By W. Kenrick. Since the first appearance of Samuel Johnson's edition of Shakespeare's drama inits Preface has often been published separately, while the Notes have been treated as miscellaneous and fragmentary.

As a result, few modern readers realize that the Notes in fact contain coherent interpretations of most of the plays and that many portions of the Preface are generalizations. JOHNSON A SHAKESPEAREAN EDITOR Introduction.

The two most outstanding contributions of Dr. Johnson are his Dictionary and his edition of Shakespeare’s plays.

As far as the latter is concerned, Johnson was amply qualified for the task which required tremendous zeal and endless endeavor. Johnson, as an editor, had, a clear plan of what he had to do and his ways and approaches we.

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Johnson’s n’s Preface and his notes on Shakespeare’s plays contributed greatly to the body of English n sets out in a traditional way to interpret the ‘beauties’ and ‘dejects’ of Shakespeare.

But quite unlike his predecessors the credit of conveying his own individual response goes to him. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Comprising His Plays and Poems, with Dr. Johnson's Preface. A Glossary, an Account of Each Play, and a Memoir of the Author, By the Rev.

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Bookplate in each volume and gift inscription in volume 1. In addition to being based on Johnson's text this edition includes his preface together with the prefaces and notes of. Samuel Johnson (18 September [OS 7 September] – 13 December ), often referred to as Dr Johnson, was an English writer who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, playwright, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor, and ously, he was a devout Anglican, and politically a committed mater: Pembroke College, Oxford, (no degree).

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of A defence of Mr. Kenrick's review of Dr. Johnson. Samuel Johnson, byname Dr. Johnson, (born SeptemLichfield, Staffordshire, England—died DecemLondon), English critic, biographer, essayist, poet, and lexicographer, regarded as one of the greatest figures of 18th-century life and letters.

Johnson once characterized literary biographies as “mournful narratives,” and he believed that he lived “a life .INTRODUCTION.

James Boswell, in his Life of Johnson, wrote that in October ofthe great lexicographer, essayist, and critic, Dr. Samuel Johnson, "at length gave to the world his edition of 'Shakespeare,' which, if it had no other merit but that of producing his Preface, in which the excellencies and defects of that immortal bard are displayed with a masterly hand, the nation would have.I believe both the words were Shakespeare‘s.

An author in revising his work, when his original ideas have faded from his [] mind, and new observations have produced new sentiments, easily introduces images which have been more newly impressed upon him, without observing their want of congruity to the general texture of his original design.