OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

A Book of Homage to Shakespeare

ISBN : 9780198769699

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Author: 
Sir Israel Gollancz
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638 Pages
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Hardcover
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224 x 281 mm
Pub date
Apr 2016
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On 23 April 1916, Oxford University Press published a magnificent volume entitled A Book of Homage to Shakespeare, edited by Professor Israel Gollancz. Created to mark the Tercentenary of Shakespeare's death in the very midst of the First World War, it was a substantial folio-sized volume of 557 pages bound in white leather with Shakespeare's coat of arms embossed in gold, with nine leaves of plates, each protected by tissue: with textured pages laid out with a generous and elegant text design, it is a strikingly beautiful material object in its own right, quite apart from its contents, which include contributions by writers from Rudyard Kipling to Rabindranath Tagore, from John Galsworthy to Maurice Maeterlinck. One thousand two hundred and fifty copies were printed, a fifth designed as presentation copies, with the rest put on general sale. Within its pages, sandwiched between an opening poem by Thomas Hardy about Stratford-upon-Avon and the London-based editor's closing paean to the global community- 'Shakespeare's own kindred, whatsoe'er their speech'-are a hundred and five essays, dialogues and fragments and sixty-one poems, including twenty-six translations, from locations as far apart as India, Ireland, America, Armenia, Burma, South Africa, Russia and Japan. A Book of Homage to Shakespeare is thus a celebration both local and global, and it marks a pivotal moment in literary history-a moment at which Shakespeare was the poet both of empire and of a world emerging into a new, very different global order. Oxford University Press's reissue, 100 years later, of this remarkable volume for the 2016 centenary reflects the style of the original edition and is presented with a new foreword by King's College London's Gordon McMullan, telling the story of the book's inception and creation, focussing on its editor and guiding spirit, Israel Gollancz, and on certain key contributions. His lively account reveals A Book of Homage as a far more complex phenomenon than might be expected, balancing the celebration of empire with elements both of resistance to Shakespeare as the uncontested figurehead for empire and of self-fashioning, implicit and explicit, on the part of its contributors.

Index: 

Gordon McMullan: Introduction to the 2016 edition
Thomas Hardy, O.M.: TO SHAKESPEARE AFTER 300 YEARS
M. H. Spielman, F.S.A.: 'THIS FIGURE, THAT THOU HERE SEEST PUT'
Austin Dobson: THE RIDDLE
Frederic Harrison, D.C.L., Litt.D., LL.D.: A DREAM OF PARNASSUS
Laurence Binyon: ENGLAND'S POET
The Rt. Hon. Viscount Bryce, O.M., President of the British Academy: SOME STRAY THOUGHTS
His Eminence Cardinal Gasquet: SHAKESPEARE
John Drinkwater: FOR APRIL 23, 161-1916
Rev. William Barry, D.D. (Rome): THE CATHOLIC STRAIN IN SHAKESPEARE
Mrs Alice Meynell: HEROINES
John Galsworthy: THE GREAT TREE
F. R. Benson, LL. D.: A STRATFORDIAN'S HOMAGE
H. B. Irving, M.A. (Oxford): THE HOMAGE OF THE ACTORS
Gordon Bottomley: ON PEACEFUL PENETRATION
Alfred Perceval Graves: THE FAIRIES' HOMAGE
Professor W. P. Ker LL.D. , F. B.A.: CERVANTES, SHAKESPEARE, AND PASTORAL IDEA
Edmund Gosse. C. B., LL.D.: THE SONGS OF SHAKESPEARE
Evelyn Underhill: WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
John Burnet, LL. D.: SHAKESPEARE AND GREEK PHILOSOPHY
W. Macneile Dixon, Litt.D: IN REMEMBERANCE OF OUR WORTHY MASTER SHAKESPEARE
W. H. Hadow, D.Mus: SHAKESPEARE AND MUSIC
J. A. Fuller-Maitland: BIANCA'S MUSIC LESSON
William Barclay Squire: SHAKESPEARAN OPERAS
Reginald Blomfield, R.A.: WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Sir Sidney Colvin, Hon. D.Litt.: THE SACK OF TROY IN SHAKESPEARE'S 'LUCRECE' AND IN SOME FIFTEENTH CENTURY DRAWINGS AND TAPESTRIES
Lionel Cust, C.V.O., Litt.D., F.S.A.: SHAKESPEARE
Lieut.-Col. Sir Ronald Ross, K.C.B., F.R.S., Nobel Laureate: SHAKESPEARE, 1916
W. H. Davies: SHAKESPEARE'S WORKS
Henry Bradley, Hon. D.Litt., F.B.A.: SHAKESPEARE AND THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Sir Sidney Lee, Litt.D., F.B.A.: SHAKESPEARE INVENTOR OF LANGUAGE
Herbert Trench: SHAKESPEARE
Alfred Noyes, Hon. D.Litt: THE SHADOW OF THE MASTER
Mrs C.C. Stopes: THE MAKING OF SHAKESPEARE
The Very Rev. H.C. Beeching, D.D.: THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT
A. Clutton-Brock: THE UNWORLDLINESS OF SHAKESPEARE
Morton Luce: THE CHARACTER OF SHAKESPEARE
W.F. Trench, M.A., D. Litt: SHAKESPEARE: THE NEED FOR MEDITATION
George Saintsbury, D.Litt, F.B.A.: SHAKESPEARE AS TOUCHSTONE
Rt. Hon. J.M. Robertson, M.P.: THE PARADOX OF SHAKESPEARE
W.J. Courthope, C.B., Litt.D., F.B.A.: THE TERCENTENARY OF SHAKESPEARE'S DEATH - 1916
Rt. Hon. Sir J. Rennell Rodd, G.C.M.G., G.C.V.O.: A THOUGHT FROM ITALY
John Bailey: A NOTE ON FALSTAFF
E.K. Chambers, C.B.: THE OCCASION OF 'A MIDSUMMER-NIGHT'S DREAM'
Oliver Elton: HELENA
W.L. Courtney, LL.D.: ORSINO TO OLIVIA
A.C. Bradley, L.L.D., F.B.A.: FESTE THE JESTER
Israel Gollancz, Litt.D., F.B.A.: BITS OF TIMBER: SOME OBSERVATIONS ON SHAKESPERIAN NAMES - 'SHYLOCK', 'POLONIUS', 'MALVOLIO'
W.W. Greg, Litt.D.: A CRITICAL MOUSETRAP
R. Warwick Bond: 1600
Sir Henry Newbolt: A NOTE ON 'ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA'
M.W. MacCallum: THE CAWDOR PROBLEM
Hugh Walker, LL.D.: THE KNOCKING AT THE GATE ONCE MORE
J.W. Mackail, L.L.D., F.B.A.: MOTHER AND SON IN 'CYMBELINE'
A.C. Benson, C.V.O., LL.D.: ARIEL
Rudyard Kipling: THE VISION OF THE ENCHANTED ISLAND
J. Le Gay Brereton: DE WITT AT THE SWAN
W.J. Lawrence: A FORGOTTEN PLAYHOUSE CUSTOM OF SHAKESPEARE'S DAY
Rt. Hon. W.J.M. Starkie, LL.D., Litt.D.: WIT AND HUMOUR IN SHAKESPEARE
A.R. Skemp: SHAKESPEARE
R.G. Moulton, M.A.: SHAKESPEARE AS THE CENTRAL POINT IN WORLD LITERATURE
C.H. Hereford, Litt.D.: THE GERMAN CONTRIBUTION TO SHAKESPEARE CRITICISM
G.C. Moore Smith, Litt.D.: SONNETS, 1616 : 1916
A.W. Pollard: A BIBLIOGRAPHER'S PRAISE
Sir A.W. Ward: 1616 AND ITS CENTENARIES
Israel Zangwill: THE TWO EMPIRES
H.B. Wheatley, D.C.L.: LONDON'S HOMAGE TO SHAKESPEARE
Miss Mabel E. Wotton: A MEETING-PLACE FOR SHAKESPEARE AND DRAYTON IN THE CITY OF LONDON
Frederick S. Boas, LL.D.: OXFORD AND SHAKESPEARE
Arthur Gray: SHAKESPEARE AND CAMBRIDGE
Miss M. Dormer Harris: SHAKESPEARE AND WARWICKSHIRE
H.J.C. Grierson, LL.D.: SHAKESPEARE AND SCOTLAND
Rt. Hon Mr Justice Madden, LL.D., Litt.D.: SHAKESPEARE AND IRELAND
Douglas Hyde, Litt.D., LL.D.: AN RUD THARLA DO GHAEDHEAL AG STRATFORD AR AN ABHAINN (HOW IT FARED WITH A GAEL AT STRATFORD-ON-AVON)
John Edward Lloyd: SHAKESPEARE'S WELSHMEN
J. Morris Jones: I GOFF BARDD AVON (TO THE MEMORY OF THE BARD OF AVON)
Rev. J.O. Williams: Y BARDD A GANODD I'R BYD
J.W.H. Atkins: SHAKESPEARE AND KING ARTHUR
Sir John Sandys, Litt.D., F.B.A.: A GREEK EPIGRAM ON THE TOMB OF SHAKESPEARE
Alexander W. Mair, Litt.D.: GREEK DIALOGUE IN PRAISE OF SHAKESPEARE
Sir Herbert Warren, K.C.V.O.: COMMEMORATIO DORYSSOI
Rev. H. Gollancz, D.Litt.: HEBREW ODE
A.A. Macdonell, Ph.D., F.B.A.: A SANSKRIT PANEGYRIC
The Hon. William Pember Reeves, Ph.D.: THE DREAM IMPERIAL
Wilfred Campbell, LL.D.: SHAKESPEARE
Captain Charles G.D. Roberts, LL.D.: TO SHAKESPEARE, 1916
Canon F.G. Scott, C.M.G., D.C.L: 'SHAKESPEARE'
Ananda Coomaraswamy: INTELLECTUAL FRATERNITY
Sir Rabindranath Tagore, D.Litt.: SHAKESPEARE
Mohammed Igval and Sardar Jogundra Singh: TO SHAKESPEARE: A TRIBUTE FROM THE EAST
S.Z. Aung: FROM THE BURMESE BUDDHISTS
Maung Tin, M.A.: SHAKESPEARE: A BURMAN'S APPRECIATION
His Excellency Waliy Ad-Din Yeyen Bey: TO THE MEMORY OF SHAKESPEARE
William Tsikinya-Chaka: A SOUTH AFRICAN'S HOMAGE
Charles Mills Gayley, Litt.D., LL.D.: HEART OF THE RACE
Horace Howard Furness, Jr.: THE HOMAGE OF THE SHAKESPERE SOCIETY OF PHILADELPHIA
Clayton Hamilton: THE PARADOX OF SHAKESPEARE
John Grier Hibben, Ph.D., LL.D.: SHAKESPEARE
Robert Underwood Johnson, Litt.D., LL.D.: SHAKESPEARE
John Matthews Manly, LL.D.: TWO NEGLECTED TASKS
Brander Matthews, Litt.D.: IF SHAKESPERE SHOULD COME BACK?
Frederick Morgan Padelford, Ph.D.: SONNETS: I. SHAKESPEARE
Frederick Morgan Padelford, Ph.D.: II. THE FOREST OF ARDEN
William Lyon Phelps: A PLEA FOR CHARLES THE WRESTLER
Felix E. Schelling: THE COMMON FOLK OF SHAKESPEARE
Owen Wister, M.A.: FROM A LOVER OF SHAKESPEARE AND OF ENGLAND
George Santayana, Litt.D., Ph.D.: SONNET
Henri Chantavoine: A SHAKESPEARE
Henri Bergson: HOMMAGE A SHAKESPEARE
Maurice Bouchor: SHAKESPEARE
Emile Boutroux: L'ART ET LA NATURE, DANS SHAKESPEARE ET DANS BACON
Albert Feuillerat: SIMPLE NOTES
Emile Hovelaque: COMMENT FAIRE CONNAITRE SHAKESPEARE AUX PETITS FRANCAIS
His Excellency J.-J. Jusserand: FRAGMENTS SUR SHAKESPEARE
Emile Legouis: CA ET LA
Romain Rolland: A MON MEILLEUR AMI - SHAKESPEARE
Pierre Villey: MONTAIGNE ET SHAKESPEARE
Henri De Regnier: A SHAKESPEARE
His Excellency Joannes Gennadius, D.C.L., Litt.D., LL.D.: MEMORY OF THE RENOWNED AND GENTLE SHAKESPEARE
ISIDORO DEL LUNGO: DANTE E SHAKESPEARE
Luigi Luzzatti: PRO SHAKESPEARE!
Cavaliere Adolfo De Bosis: SHAKESPEARE
Cino Chiarini: SHAKESPEARE
Paolo Orano: 'HAMLET E GIORDANO BRUNO?'
Jose De Armas: CONVERSACION DE DOS ALMAS
His Excellency Senor Don Alfonso Merry Del Val: TO SHAKESPEARE, FROM A SPANIARD
A. Maura: SHAKESPEARE
Armando Palacio Valdes: EL CIELO DE SHAKSPEARE
C. Silva Vildosola: SHAKESPEARE Y LAS LITERATURAS HISPANO-AMERICANAS
His Excellency M. Texeira-Gomes: PORTUGUESE TRIBUTE
George Young, M.V.O.: PORTUGAL AND THE SHAKESPEARE TERCENTENARY
His Excellency Nicolas Misu: ROUMANIA'S HOMAGE
Louis Frederic Choisy: L'IMPERSONNALITE DE SHAKESPEARE
Rene Morax: SHAKESPEARE
Emile Verhaeren: SHAKESPEARE VU DE PROFIL
Maurice Maeterlinck: SHAKESPEARE
Paul Hamelius: SHAKESPEARE AND BELGIUM
Rene de Clercq: ALS DEEZ TIJDEN GROOT (GREAT LIKE THESE TIMES)
Cyriel Buysse: IN GEDACHTE MET SHAKESPEARE
Albert Verwey: GRATO M' E 'L SONNO
W.G.C. Byvanck: READING SHAKESPEARE'S SONNETS
B.A.P. Van Dam, M.D.: ARE THESE INTERPOLATIONS IN THE TEXT OF 'HAMLET'?
Otto Jerspersen: A MARGINAL NOTE ON SHAKESPEARE'S LANGUAGE AND A TEXTUAL CRUX IN KING LEAR
Jon Stefanson: AN EDDIC HOMAGE TO WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Niels Moller: PAA VEJ TIL SHAKESPEARE (ON THE WAY TO SHAKESPEARE)
George Brandes, LL.D.: SHAKESPEARE
Karl Mantzius: DENMARK AND SHAKESPEARE
Vald. Vedel: 'PERSONALITY' ELLER 'IMPERSONALITY'
Karl Warburg: HAMLET I SVERIGE
C. Collin: SHAKESPEARE AND THE NORWEGIAN DRAMA
K. Balmont: I. THE GENIUS OF SHAKESPEARE
K. Balmont: II. ON THE SHOAL OF TIME
K. Balmont: III. THE ALL-EMBRACING
Maximillian Voloshin: PORTIA
'Amari': ANOTHER RUSSIAN HOMAGE
Father Nicholas Velimirovic: SHAKESPEARE - THE PANANTHROPOS
Pavle Popovic: SHAKESPEARE IN SIBERIA
Srgjan Tusic: THE HOMAGE OF THE JUGOSLAVS
Henryk Sienkiewicz: DLACZEGO MOGLEM CYZTAC SZEKSPIRA (WHY I WAS ABLE TO READ SHAKESPEARE)
Eino Leino: SHAKESPEARE-TUNNELMA (WITH ENGLISH TRANSLATION)
Yrgo Hirn: SHAKESPEARE IN FINLAND
Juhani Aho: ENSIMAINEN SUOMALAINEN SHAKESPEAREN ENSI-ILTA SUOMESSA
Yuzo Tsubouchi: SHAKESPEARE AND CHIKAMATSU
Gonnoske Komai: TO SHAKESPEARE, THE GREATEST CONQUEROR OF THEM ALL
Liu Po Tuan: CHINESE HOMAGE
Ahmad Khan: PERSIAN HOMAGE
K.H. Funduklian: ARMENIAN TRIBUTE
Miss Zabelle C. Boyajian: ARMENIA'S LOVE TO SHAKESPEARE
EPILOGUE
LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

About the author: 

Sir Israel Gollanz was a literary scholar and chair of English language and literature at King's College, London from 1903 until 1930. He was also one of the founders and original fellows of the British Academy. Gollancz was the general editor of the Temple Shakespeare, the Temple Classics, the King's Library, the King's Novels, the Medieval Library, and the Shakespeare Survey. Gollancz won wide recognition for his scholarship both at home and abroad, and was knighted in 1919. He died at his home in June 1930.; Gordon McMullan is Professor of English at King's College London and Director of the London Shakespeare Centre. He is a critic and an editor with a focus on Shakespeare and early modern drama. He is a general editor of the Arden Early Modern Drama series and author of Shakespeare and the Idea of Late Writing: Authorship in the Proximity of Death.

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