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蝦米 asked in 社會與文化語言 · 1 decade ago

英國劇作家Ivor Brown

這位Ivor Brown 寫了一篇還是一本關於莎士比亞的文章,我看不太懂。

有誰知道Ivor Brown的生平、著作,還有哪裡找得到這篇文章的評論。

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對不起,因為太忙了,沒時間慢慢找,可否將評論的位置指明,或直接block起來貼到這裡,謝囉!

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    Ivor Brown 是近代一位有名的文學與評論家。他的生平如下,他的作品在本文的最後(紅色字體)。他在1960年發表的Shakespeare in His Time 這篇文章的評論,可以到以下網站找到 。http://www.shakespearefellowship.org/virtualclassr... Brown 1891-1974Critic, journalist, essayist and novelistIvor (John Carnegie) Brown began his life in Penang, Malaysia, the younger of two sons to Scottish parents. A prolific writer, Brown wrote and illustrated his first book at the age of five. He would eventually write nearly eighty books, including political studies, travel books, biographies, satire, and even one-act plays. His literary career began, however, in the pages of journals like The New Age, for which he wrote "trenchant and witty articles." He was a regular contributor to Orage's journal as well as The Manchester Guardian (for which he wrote from 1919-1935), the London Saturday Review (1923-1930), the Observer (1929-1954), and Punch (1940-1942). His pieces included editorials and sports criticism, but his speciality was drama criticism. In The New Age, Brown's contributions begin in Volume 16 and continue through Volume 18. He is sometimes published as I. J. C. Brown. Along with his essays and dramatic criticism, he also contributes to Letters to the Editor.Educated in England (a graduate of Balliol College, Oxford University) with double degrees in classics and literae humaniores, Brown spent two days in civil service at the Home Office in 1913 before realizing he was poorly suited for the work. A conscientious objector in World War One, Brown was active in progressive politics (see, for example, his series Nationalism and the Guilds, beginning in Vol.16, No.11). His reaction to experimental theater that bloomed after the war made him, according to one critic, "the most influential and perceptive voice in British dramatic criticism." Not merely a drama critic, Brown was also a lecturer on theater at Liverpool University (1926), a professor of drama at the Royal Society of Literature (1939), the director of drama at the Council for the Encouragement of Music and the Arts (1940-1942), and chairman of the British Drama League (1954-1965). He married theater director Irene Hentschel in 1916.From 1942 to 1948, Brown was editor of the weekly Observer. Writing continuously, Brown became more conservative, both culturally and politically, as he grew older. "Witty and dogmatic," Ivor Brown was also known for his "commonsensical" view of literature and of life. His books about language—A Word in Your Ear, Just Another Word, and others—remain some of his most read works. In a 1951 New York Times review, one critic wrote that Ivor Brown "plays the New English Dictionary like an accordion. Under his deft manipulation, the droll, the curious, the whimsical, and the merely euphonious come tumbling out in pleasurable disorder." By Daphnée RentfrowSelected works by Ivor Brown:H.G. Wells (1923)First Player: The Origin of Drama (1927)Shakespeare in His Time (1960)Dickens in His Time (1963)Shaw in His Time (1965)Conan Doyle (1972)Jane Austen and Her World (1966)The Heart of England (1935)Summer in Scotland (1952)London: An Illustrated History (1965)

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