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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In the Company of Shakespeare

Essays on English Renaissance Literature in Honor of G. Blakemore Evans

Author: Thomas Moisan,Douglas Bruster,Gwynne Blakemore Evans,Fairleigh Dickinson University

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838639023

Category: Drama

Page: 357

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This book is an anthology of critical essays written about English literature during the Renaissance (or the 'early-modern' period). It focuses on Shakespeare's poetry and plays, including the 'Sonnets', 'The Phoenix and the Turtle', 'The Rape of Lucrece', 'King Lear', 'Othello', 'Measure for Measure', and 'Timon of Athens'. Also examined are the publication of the plays of Beaumont and Fletcher, William Cartwright's play 'The Royal Slave', and James Halliwell-Phillips, one of the central figures in the Shakespearean textual tradition.
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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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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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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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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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Ein Sommernachtstraum

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849625923

Category:

Page: 96

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Die Komödie Ein Sommernachtstraum oder Ein Mittsommernachtstraum (engl. A Midsummer Night's Dream) wurde 1595 oder 1596 von William Shakespeare geschrieben und vor 1600 uraufgeführt. Das Stück ist eines der meistgespielten Shakespeare-Stücke. In den englischsprachigen Ländern ist der Sommernachtstraum ein Klassiker für Schul- und Laientheaterinszenierungen. (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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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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Eichmann in Jerusalem

Ein Bericht von der Banalität des Bösen

Author: Hannah Arendt

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492962580

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 448

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Der ehemalige SS-Obersturmbannführer Adolf Eichmann gilt als einer der Hauptverantwortlichen für die »Endlösung« der Juden in Europa. Der Prozess gegen ihn fand 1961 in Jerusalem statt. Hannah Arendts Prozessbericht wurde von ihr 1964 als Buch publiziert und brachte eine Lawine ins Rollen: Es stieß bei seinem Erscheinen auf heftige Ablehnung in Israel, Deutschland und in den USA– und wurde zu einem Klassiker wie kaum ein anderes vergleichbares Werk zur Zeitgeschichte und ihrer Deutung.
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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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Philaster

Author: Francis Beaumont,John Fletcher

Publisher: Methuen Drama

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 340

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Philaster is a tragicomedy by Beaumont and Fletcher which has much in common with Shakespeare’s late plays such as The Winter’s Tale. Set in a fictionalized Sicily, it has the complex plot of love, disguise and the threat of death much loved by early modern theatre-goers. This edition provides an authoritative, modernized text by a leading scholar with detailed on-page commentary notes giving readers a deeper understanding of the play. The comprehensive, illustrated introduction discusses Philaster from a performance perspective as well as its relation to Shakespearean drama, and places it in its historical and critical contexts. The play is often taught in Shakespeare and Early Modern drama courses but this is the first detailed, modern edition available for use by students and scholars. Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher were English dramatists and contemporaries of William Shakespeare. Philaster is a tragicomedy by Beaumont and Fletcher which has much in common with Shakespeare’s late plays such as The Winter’s Tale. Set in a fictionalized Sicily, it has the complex plot of love, disguise and the threat of death much loved by early modern theatre-goers. This edition provides an authoritative, modernized text by a leading scholar with detailed on-page commentary notes giving readers a deeper understanding of the play. The comprehensive, illustrated introduction discusses Philaster from a performance perspective as well as its relation to Shakespearean drama, and places it in its historical and critical contexts. The play is often taught in Shakespeare and Early Modern drama courses but this is the first detailed, modern edition available for use by students and scholars. This edition provides an authoritative, modernized text by a leading scholar with detailed on-page commentary notes giving readers a deeper understanding of the play. The comprehensive, illustrated introduction discusses Philaster from a performance perspective as well as its relation to Shakespearean drama, and places it in its historical and critical contexts.
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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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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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