Everyman and Mankind

Author: ANON ANON

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408138166

Category: Drama

Page: 292

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Everyman and Mankind are morality plays which mark the turn of the medieval period to the early modern, with their focus on the individual. Everyman follows a man's journey towards death and his efforts to secure himself a life thereafter, whilst Mankind shows a man battling with temptation and sin, often with great humour. Both texts are modernised here and edited to the highest standards of scholarship, with full on-page commentaries giving the depth of information and insight associated with all Arden editions. The comprehensive, illustrated introduction argues that the plays signal the birth of the early modern consciousness and puts them in their historic and religious contexts. An account is also given of the staging and performance history of the plays and their critical history and significance. With a wealth of helpful and incisive commentary this is the finest edition of the plays available.
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The Literature of Waste

Material Ecopoetics and Ethical Matter

Author: S. Morrison

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137394447

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 330

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Tracing material and metaphoric waste through the Western canon, ranging from Beowulf to Samuel Beckett, Susan Signe Morrison disrupts traditional perceptions of waste to better understand how we theorize, manage, and are implicated in what is discarded and seen as garbage. Engaging a wide range of disciplines, Morrison addresses how the materiality of waste has been sedimented into a variety of toxic metaphors. If scholars can read waste as possessing dynamic agency, how might that change the ethics of refuse-ing and ostracizing wasted humans? A major contribution to the growing field of Waste Studies, this comparative and theoretically innovative book confronts the reader with the ethical urgency present in waste literature itself.
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Stage Directions and Shakespearean Theatre

Author: Gillian Woods,Sarah Dustagheer

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474257496

Category: Drama

Page: 368

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What do 'stage directions' do in early modern drama? Who or what are they directing: action on the stage, or imagination via the page? Is the label 'stage direction' helpful or misleading? Do these 'directions' provide evidence of Renaissance playhouse practice? What happens when we put them at the centre of literary close readings of early modern plays? Stage Directions and Shakespearean Theatre investigates these problems through innovative research by a range of international experts. This collection of essays examines the creative possibilities of stage directions and and their implications for actors and audiences, readers and editors, historians and contemporary critics. Looking at the different ways stage directions make meaning, this volume provides new insights into a range of Renaissance plays.
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A Midsummer Night's Dream: Evans Shakespeare Editions

Author: Douglas Bruster

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495911194

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 304

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Each volume of EVANS SHAKESPEARE is edited by a Shakespearean scholar. The pedagogy is designed to help students contextualize Renaissance drama, while providing explanatory notes to the play. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Every Man in His Humour

Quarto Version

Author: Ben Jonson,Robert S. Miola

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719015656

Category: Drama

Page: 282

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This is the 1601 quarto version of Ben Jonson's play, set in Florence. The text is edited and modernised, and instead of endorsing the folio version as the superior play, the introduction seeks to understand this version on its own terms.
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Every Man Out of His Humour

Author: Ben Jonson,Helen Ostovich

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719015588

Category: Drama

Page: 400

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Despite its popularity when it first appeared in print in 1600, Every Man out of His Humour has never appeared as a single modern critical edition until now. The volume's introduction and annotations convey early modern obsessions with wealth and self-display by providing historical contexts and pointing out the continuity of those obsessions into modern life. The play is of interest because of its influence on the course of city comedy and its wealth of information about social relationships and colloquial language at the end of Elizabeth's reign. Jonson's experiments in generating theatrical meaning continued throughout his career, but Every Man out of His Humour - with its youthful vigour and extraordinary visualizations of the urban capacity for self-deceit - is a text that enriches the understanding of all the plays that come after it.
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Constructing the Canon of Early Modern Drama

Author: Jeremy Lopez

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107030579

Category: Drama

Page: 244

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Through short, provocative readings of unfamiliar plays, this book provides the first-ever history of the canon of Renaissance drama.
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As You Like It

Third Series

Author: William Shakespeare,Juliet Dusinberre

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781904271222

Category: Drama

Page: 449

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One of Shakespeare's greatest and most philosophical romantic comedies.
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Mind-Travelling and Voyage Drama in Early Modern England

Author: D. McInnis

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137035366

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 236

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Drawing on a wide range of drama from across the seventeenth century, including works by Marlowe, Heywood, Jonson, Brome, Davenant, Dryden and Behn, this book situates voyage drama in its historical and intellectual context between the individual act of reading in early modern England and the communal act of modern sightseeing.
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Playgoing in Shakespeare's London

Author: Andrew Gurr

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521574495

Category: Drama

Page: 307

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This is a new edition of Andrew Gurr's classic account of the people for whom Shakespeare wrote his plays. Gurr assembles all the evidence from the writings of the time to describe the physical structure of the different types of playhouse, the services provided in the auditorium, the cost of a ticket and a cushion, the size of the crowds, the smells, the pickpockets, and the collective feelings generated by the plays. Since 1987 there have been many new discoveries about Shakespeare's theatres. Gurr introduces fresh evidence about the experience of attending a play in Shakespeare's time, adds more than thirty new entries to his account of the early playgoers and provides a select bibliography.
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Wie es euch gefällt

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849625702

Category:

Page: 276

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Wie es euch gefällt (englisch As You Like It) ist ein Theaterstück von William Shakespeare. Herzog Friedrich entmachtet seinen älteren Bruder Herzog Senior, der daraufhin mit einer Anzahl treuer Lords in den Ardenner Wald in die Verbannung geht. Rosalind, die älteste Tochter Seniors, bleibt an Friedrichs Hof bei dessen mit ihr befreundeten Tochter Celia. - Nach dem Tod von Sir Rowland de Bois wird sein ältester Sohn Oliver Haupterbe, sein jüngster Sohn Orlando erhält nur tausend Kronen; zudem verweigert Oliver ihm eine angemessene Ausbildung. Bei einer Auseinandersetzung geht Orlando seinem älteren Bruder an die Kehle ... (aus wikipedia.de) Die Serie "Meisterwerke der Literatur" beinhaltet die Klassiker der deutschen und weltweiten Literatur in einer einzigartigen Sammlung. Lesen Sie die besten Werke großer Schriftsteller,Poeten, Autoren und Philosophen auf Ihrem elektronischen Lesegerät. Dieses Werk bietet zusätzlich * Eine Biografie/Bibliografie des Autors.
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Julius Cäsar (Zweisprachige Ausgabe: Deutsch-Englisch)

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 8027214734

Category: Drama

Page: 318

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"Julius Caesar" ist eine 1599 entstandene Tragödie von William Shakespeare, der die historische Person Gaius Iulius Caesar zugrunde liegt. - Written around 1599, Julius Caesar is a tragedy by William Shakespeare. The play is based on historical events surrounding the conspiracy against the ancient Roman leader Julius Caesar (c.100-44B.C.) and the civil war that followed his death. - William Shakespeare (1564-1616) war ein englischer Dramatiker, Lyriker und Schauspieler. Seine Komödien und Tragödien gehören zu den bedeutendsten und am meisten aufgeführten und verfilmten Bühnenstücken der Weltliteratur. - William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.
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Der aufhaltsame Aufstieg des Arturo Ui

Author: Bertolt Brecht

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518739956

Category: Drama

Page: 144

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Der aufhaltsame Aufstieg des Arturo Ui zeigt den Aufstieg Hitlers zur Macht bis zum Jahre 1938. Die NS-Groß-funktionäre erscheinen als Chicagoer Gangster und reden in den glatten Jamben des deutschen klassischen Dramas. Durch die doppelte Verfremdung werden die Ereignisse jener Jahre erkennbar nicht als schicksalhaftes Verhängnis, sondern als die Konsequenz der herrschenden Verhältnisse. Indem er Hitler und seine Kumpane der Lächerlichkeit preisgibt, nimmt Brecht ihnen jenen Zug des Dämonischen, den sie für viele auch heute noch zu besitzen scheinen. Die Parabel stellt klar, daß der Faschismus kein historischer Einzelfall war: Faschismus ist die noch immer mögliche Fortsetzung der Geschäfte mit anderen Mitteln.
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Re-imagining Western European Geography in English Renaissance Drama

Author: M. Matei-Chesnoiu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137029331

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 220

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Matei-Chesnoiu examines the changing understanding of world geography in sixteenth-century England and the concomitant involvement of the London theatre in shaping a new perception of Western European space. Fresh readings are offered of Shakespeare, Jonson, Marlowe, Middleton, Dekker, Massinger, Marston, and others.
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Performing Arts Books, 1876-1981

Including an International Index of Current Serial Publications

Author: N.A

Publisher: New York : R.R. Bowker Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing arts

Page: 1656

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Essential Shakespeare

The Arden Guide to Text and Interpretation

Author: Pamela Bickley,Jenny Stevens

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408170663

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 360

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An introductory critical study for first year undergraduates which bridges the gap between A Level and university study. The book offers an accessible overview of key critical perspectives, early modern contexts, and methods of close reading, as well as screen and stage performances spanning several decades. Organised around the discussion of fourteen major plays, it introduces readers to the diverse theoretical approaches typical of today's English studies. This is a go-to resource that can be consulted thematically or by individual play or genre. Critical approaches can overwhelm students who are daunted by the quantity and complexity of current scholarship; Bickley and Stevens are experienced teachers at both A and university level and are thus uniquely qualified to show how a mix of critical ideas can be used to inform ways of thinking about a play.
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Ein Bericht für eine Akademie

Author: Franz Kafka

Publisher: BoD E-Short

ISBN: 3734744857

Category: Fiction

Page: 11

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"Ein Bericht für eine Akademie" ist eine Erzählung von Franz Kafka. Nach der Erstveröffentlichung 1917 in der Zeitschrift "Der Jude" erschien sie 1920 im Rahmen des Bandes "Ein Landarzt". Der ehemalige Affe namens Rotpeter legt einer Akademie einen Bericht über seine Menschwerdung vor, der als Geschichte einer erzwungenen Assimilation und als pädagogische Satire verstanden werden kann. Der Gegenstand des Berichts ist aber nicht, wie von der Akademie gewünscht, die Erinnerung an das äffische Vorleben, sondern die Schilderung des Anpassungsvorganges.
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