Curriculum Vitae of Charles R. Forker
Updated September 30, 2008
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Birth : March 11, 1927, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Military Experience : U.S. Army Medical Corps (June 1945-January 1947)
Critical edition of The Cardinal by James Shirley (old-spelling edition with introduction, critical apparatus, and commentary). Bloomington, Ind.: Indiana University Press, 1964.
Edition of Shakespeare ' s Henry V , The Blackfriars Shakespeare. Dubuque, Iowa: Wm. C. Brown, 1971.
Edward Phillips ' s History of the Literature of England and Scotland : A Translation from the Compendiosa Enumeratio Poetarum with an Introduction and commentary (with Daniel G. Calder). UniversitŠt Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria, 1973.
Henry V: An Annotated Bibliography (with Joseph Candido). The Garland Shakespeare Bibliographies, No. 4. New York, Garland Press, 1983.
Skull Beneath the Skin: The Achievement of John Webster. Carbondale, Ill.: Southern Illinois University Press, 1986.
Fancy ' s Images: Contexts, Settings, and Perspectives in Shakespeare and His Contemporaries . Carbondale, Ill.: Southern Illinois University Press, 1990.
Edward the Second by Christopher Marlowe. The Revels Plays (a critical edition with introduction, textual apparatus, running commentary, and analysis of the sources). Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press, St. Martin ' s Press, 1994.
Shakespeare: The Critical Tradition: Richard II 1780-1920 . London and Atlantic Highlands, N.J.: Athlone Press, 1998.
King Richard II by William Shakespeare (a critical edition with introduction and commentary). Arden Shakespeare, Series 3. London: Thomson Learning, 2002.
A Midsummer Night's Dream and Chapman's Homer," Notes & Queries, V (December 1958), 524.
"Archbishop Laud and Shirley's The Cardinal ," Transactions of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters, (1959), 241-251.
"Shirley's The Cardinal : Some Problems and Cruces," Notes & Queries, 6 (June 1959), 232-233.
"Tennyson's `Tithonus' and Marston's ,i> Antonio's Revenge, " Notes & Queries , 6 (December 1959), 445.
"The Language of Hands in Great Expectations ," Texas Studies in Literature and Language , 3 (1961), 280-293.
A biographical sketch of Harry Levin (written with Alfred David) Yearbook of Comparative and General Literature , No. 11 (1962),116-117.
"Shakespeare's Theatrical Symbolism and its Function in Hamlet ," Shakespeare Quarterly, 14 (1963), 215-229.
"Shakespeare's Histories and Heywood's If You Know Not Me, You Know Nobody ," Neuphilologische Mitteilungen , 66 (1965), 166-178.
"Shakespeare's Chronicle Plays as Historical-Pastoral, Shakespeare Studies, 1 (1965), 85-104.
"Robert Baron's Use of Webster, Shakespeare, and Other Elizabethans," Anglia , 83 (1965), 176-198.
Two Notes on John Webster and Anthony Munday: Unpublished Entries in the Records of the Merchant Taylors," English Language Notes , 6 (1968), 26-34.
"Wit's Descant on Any Plain Song: The Prose Characters of John Webster," Modern Language Quarterly , 30 (1969), 33-52.
"A Possible Source for the Ceremony of the Cardinal's Arming in The Duchess of Malfi" , in Anglia , 87 (1969), 398-403.
"Shakespeare's Theatrical Symbolism and its Function in Hamlet." The 1963 article anthologized in J. L. Calderwood and H. E. Toliver, eds., Essays in Shakespearean Criticism (Englewood Cliffs, N. J.: Prentice-Hall, 1970), pp. 441-458.
"Stephen Taylor's A Whippe for Worldlings The Library , 25 (1970), 338-344.
"Shakespearean Imitation in Act V of Middleton's Anything for a Quiet Life ," Papers in Language and Literature , 7 (1971), 75-80.
"John Webster" (a review essay on Fernand Lagarde, John Webster, Etudes Anglaises , 25 (1972), 286-289.
"Love, Death, and Fame: The Grotesque Tragedy of John Webster," Anglia , 91 (1973), 194-218.
"Milton and Shakespeare: The First Sonnet on Blindness in Relation to a Speech from Troilus and Cressida " English Language Notes, 11 (1974), 188-192.
"Wit Without Money : A Fletcherian Antecedent to Keep the Widow Waking, " Comparative Drama , 8 (1974), 172-183.
"The Love-Death Nexus in English Renaissance Tragedy," Shakespeare Studies, 8 (1975), 211-230.
"Nathanael Richards's Messalinaand The Duchess of Malfi ," Notes & Queries , n.s. 23 (1976), 221-222; reprinted (with corrections) Notes & Queries , n.s. 23 (1976), 546.
"Cyril Tourneur," a chapter in The New Intellectuals , ed. Terence P. Logan and Denzell S. Smith (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1977), pp. 248-280.
Northward Ho and The Duchess of Malfi , I.i.88 and III.v.105-106," Studies in English and American Literature: A Supplement to "American Notes and Queries " ed. John L. Cutler and Lawrence S. Thompson (Troy, N.Y.: Whitston Publishing, 1978), pp. 81-84.
"Immediacy and Remoteness in The Taming of the Shrew and The Tempest , in Shakespeare's Romances Reconsidered , ed. Carol McGinnis Kay and Henry E. Jacobs (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1978), 134-148.
"Shakespeare's Rosalind," an excerpt from the Yoder Memorial Lecture (on As You Like It ) delivered at Goshen College and published as a "Broadside" by the Pinchpenny Press, Goshen, Indiana (1978).
Hamlet Viewed from San Francisco," an essay-report on the two Hamlet seminars conducted at the 1979 meeting of the Shake- speare Association of America, Hamlet Studies, 1 (1979), 129-133
Ficino's Concept of Participation in Shakespeare's Sonnets: A Dialogue" (with James A. Devereux), The Upstart Crow, 2 (1979), 18-33.
"All the World's a Stage: Multiple Perspectives in Arden," Iowa State Journal of Research , 54 (1980), 421-430.
"Wit, Wisdom, and Theatricality in The Booke of Sir Thomas More (with Joseph Candido), Shakespeare Studies, 13 (1980), 85-104.
" Westward Ho and Northward Ho : A Revaluation ," Papers of the Arkansas Philological Association , 6:2 (1980), 1-42.
" Titus Andronicus , Hamlet , and the Limits of Expressibility," Hamlet Studies , 2 (1980), 1-33.
" The Maid's Tragedy and Jonson's Epitaph `On My First Daughter'," Notes & Queries , 30 (1983), 151.
"Symbolic Staging in Shakespeare and Its Importance to the Classroom," Rocky Mountain Review of Language and Literature , 38 (1984), 3-11.
"Shakespeare at the Naval Academy, 1983" (review of a production of 1 & 2 Henry IV at the U. S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland), Shakespeare Quarterly , 35 (1984), 100-102.
"The Idea of Time in Shakespeare's Second Historical Tetralogy," The Upstart Crow 5 (1984), 20-34.
"The Green Underworld of Early Shakespearean Tragedy," Shake- speare Studies , 17 (1985), 25-47.
"Shakespeare's Chronicle Plays as Historical-Pastoral" (the 1965 essay partially reprinted in Laurie Lanzen Harris and Mark W. Scott, eds., Shakespearean Criticism Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1986], III, 97-100."`Three Fair Medals Cast in One Figure': Discordia Concors As a Principle of Chracterization in The Duchess of Malfi," Iowa State Journal of Research , 61 (1987), 373-381.
Abstract rpt. in Seventeenth-Century News , 45 (1987), 59." Hamlet in the Ozarks--an Overview," Hamlet Studies , 9 (1987), 101-105.
"Webster and Barnes: The Source of the Ceremony of the Cardinal's Arming in The Duchess of Malfi ," Anglia , 106 (1988), 415-420.
"Webster or Shakespeare? Style, Idiom, Vocabulary, and Spelling in the Additions to Sir Thomas More ," in T. H. Howard-Hill, ed., Shakespeare and "Sir Thomas More": Essays on the Play and Its Shakespearean Interest (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989), pp. 151-170.
"A Little More Than Kin, and Less Than Kind": Incest, Intimacy, Narcissism, and Identity in Elizabethan and Stuart Drama," Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England , 4 (1989), 13-52.
"Sexuality and Eroticism on the Renaissance Stage," South Central Review , 7.4 (1990), 1-22.
"All the World's a Stage: Multiple Perspectives in Arden," rpt. in Harold Bloom, ed., Major Literary Characters: Rosalind (New York: Chelsea House, 1992), pp. 106-115.
"The Religious Sensibility of Richard Crashaw," In-Between: Essays and Studies in Literary Criticism (University of Delhi), I, 1 (March 1992), 57-76.
"Negotiating the Paradoxes of Art and Nature in The Winter's Tale ," in Maurice Hunt, ed., Approaches to Teaching Shakespeare's "The Tempest" and Other Late Romances (New York: Modern Language Association, 1992), pp. 94-102.
Plague and Hospitality: Historical Reconstructions, a review- essay of Leeds Barroll, Politics, Plague, and Shakespeare's Theater: The Stuart Years (Ithaca: Cornell University Press,< 1991) and Daryl W. Palmer, Hospitable Performances: Dramatic Genre and Cultural Practices in Early Modern England (West Lafayette: Purdue University Press, 1992), Research Opportunities in Renaissance Drama , 33 (1994), 15-29.
Review-essay of Phyllis Rackin, Stages of History: Shakespeare's English Chronicles ; Donald G. Watson, Shakespeare ' s Early History Plays: Politics at Play on the Elizabethan Stage ; and Larry S. Champion, The Noise of Threatening Drum : Dramatic Strategy and Political Ideology in Shakespeare and the English Chronicle Plays in The Opera and Shakespeare , ed. Holger Klein and Christopher Smith ( Shakespeare Yearbook , 4 ), 356-369.
Marlowe's Edward II and its Shakespearean Relatives: The Emergence of a Genre in John W. Velz, ed., Shakespeare's English Histories: A Quest for Form and Genre , Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies (Binghamton, N. Y., 1996), pp. 55-90.
`Masculine Love,' Renaissance Writing, and the `New Invention' of Homosexuality: An Addendum in Journal of Homosexuality , 31. (1996), 85-93.
Horace Howard Furness, American National Biography , 24 vols., 8 (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 1999), pp. 587-88.
John Webster , biographical article in Encyclopedia of the Renaissance , gen. ed. Paul F. Grendler (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999), VI, 299-300.
Unstable Identity in Shakespeare's Richard II , Renascence , 54.1 (Fall, 2001), 3-22.
Shakespeare's Chronicle Plays as Historical-Pastoral, Shakespeare Studies , 1 (1965), 85-104; the 1965 essay reprinted in Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800, Vol. 89 (2003), 56-67.
Shakespeare's Theatrical Symbolism and its Function in Hamlet , the 1963 essay reprinted in Shakespearean Criticism, vol. 71 Detroit, Mich.: Gale Research Co., 2003), 000-000.
Violent Reaction and Involuntary Reminiscence, a comparison of Richard II and Edward II , Around the Globe [the magazine of Shakespeare's Globe], 24 (Summer 2003), 35-37.
Richard II & Edward II , program notes for a production of Richard II at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre: The Season of Regime Change 2003, p. 11. Also performed at Middle Temple Hall with separate program, p. 11.
Regime Change at Shakespeare's Globe, a review-essay of productions of Edward II and Richard II, Shakespeare Newsletter 53:3 No. 258 (Fall 2003), 71, 82.
Shakespeare's Theatrical Symbolism and its Function in Hamlet , Shakespeare Quarterly , 14 (1963), 215-229; revised article from Fancy's Images (1990), pp. 3-5, reprinted in Harold Bloom,ed., Bloom's Guides: William Shakespeare's Hamlet . (Philadelphia: Chelsea House, 2004), pp. 63-67.
Spilling Royal Blood: Denial, Guilt and Expiation in Shakespeare ' s Second Historical Tetralogy, in Beatrice Batson, ed., Shakespeare's Second Historical Tetralogy: Some Christian Features (West Cornwall, Conn.: Locust Hill Press, 2004), pp. 107-128.
Three articles on Richard Bellewe, Robert Chester, and Sir Francis Hubert in The Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004).
'John Webster’s Handbook of Model Letters: A Study in Attribution,' Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England, 19 (2006), 45-118.' “Marlowe’s Edward II and The Merchant of Venice,' Shakespeare Newsletter , 57.2. No. 272 (Fall, 2007), 65, 70. 'The State of the Soul and the Soul of the State: Reconciliation in the Two Parts of Shakespeare’s Henry IV,' ,i> Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Histor ,/i> y, 4 (2007), 289-313. 'The State of the Soul and the Soul of the State: Reconciliation in the Two Parts of Shakespeare’s Henry IV,' reprinted in Beatrice Batson, ed., ,i> Reconciliation in Selected Shakespearean Dramas (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008), pp. 19-42.
"Royal Carnality and Illicit Desire in the English History Plays of the 1590s,in John Pitcher and Susan Cerasano, eds., Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England , volume 15, 2005.
" An Essay on Shakespeare's Sonnet No. 12" for The Greenwood Companion to Shakespeare , ed. Joseph Rosenblum, 4 volumes, Greenwood, 2005. 2005.
'How Did Shakespeare Come by His Books?, in The Shakespeare Yearbook (2003) .
'From Political Revolution to Apocalypse: Richard II as a Precursor of King Lear , a publication of the University of Caen.
PH.D DISSERTATIONS DIRECTED (twenty-seven). Have served on committees of many other dissertations (mostly Indiana University, a few at Univ. of Toronto)
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