The Oxford Shakespeare: Hamlet

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780199535811

Category: Drama

Page: 416

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Hamlet's combination of violence and introspection is unusual among Shakespeare's tragedies. It is also full of curious riddles and fascinating paradoxes, making it one of his most widely discussed plays. Professor Hibbard's illuminating and original introduction explains the process by which variant texts were fused together in the eighteenth century to create the most commonly used text of today. Drawing on both critical and theatrical history, he shows how this fusion makes Hamlet seem a much more `problematic' play than it was when it originally appeared in the First Folio of 1623. The Oxford Shakespeare edition presents a radically new text, based on that First Folio, which printed Shakespeare's own revision of an earlier version. The result is a `theatrical' and highly practical edition for students and performers alike.
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Hamlet

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Peterson's

ISBN: 9780192834164

Category: Drama

Page: 406

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Hamlet is not only one of Shakespeare's greatest plays, but also the most fascinatingly problematical tragedy in world literature. First performed around 1600, this a gripping and exuberant drama of revenge, rich in contrasts and conflicts. Its violence alternates with introspection, its melancholy with humour, and its subtlety with spectacle.
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Hamlet

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849683532

Category: Drama

Page: 148

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Die Tragödie von Hamlet, Prinz von Dänemark, ist eine der bekanntesten und am häufigsten aufgeführten Tragödien von William Shakespeare. Der dänische Prinz Hamlet erhält vom Geist seines kurz zuvor vom eigenen Bruder Claudius ermordeten Vaters, des Königs von Dänemark, den Auftrag, das an ihm begangene Verbrechen zu rächen. Um den Mörder zu überführen und seine Rache vorzubereiten, gibt Hamlet vor, wahnsinnig zu sein. Hamlet lauert seinem Onkel auf und ersticht irrtümlich den Oberkämmerer Polonius. Dessen Sohn Laertes fordert, unterstützt von Claudius, Hamlet zum Duell. Hamlet siegt verwundet und ersticht Claudius, bevor er schließlich selbst stirbt.
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The Science of Shakespeare

A New Look at the Playwright's Universe

Author: Dan Falk

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250008786

Category: Science

Page: 384

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William Shakespeare lived at a remarkable time—a period we now recognize as the first phase of the Scientific Revolution. New ideas were transforming Western thought, the medieval was giving way to the modern, and the work of a few key figures hinted at the brave new world to come: the methodical and rational Galileo, the skeptical Montaigne, and—as Falk convincingly argues—Shakespeare, who observed human nature just as intently as the astronomers who studied the night sky. In The Science of Shakespeare, we meet a colorful cast of Renaissance thinkers, including Thomas Digges, who published the first English account of the "new astronomy" and lived in the same neighborhood as Shakespeare; Thomas Harriot—"England's Galileo"—who aimed a telescope at the night sky months ahead of his Italian counterpart; and Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe, whose observatory-castle stood within sight of Elsinore, chosen by Shakespeare as the setting for Hamlet—and whose family crest happened to include the names "Rosencrans" and "Guildensteren." And then there's Galileo himself: As Falk shows, his telescopic observations may have influenced one of Shakespeare's final works. Dan Falk's The Science of Shakespeare explores the connections between the famous playwright and the beginnings of the Scientific Revolution—and how, together, they changed the world forever.
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The Oxford Shakespeare: Othello

The Moor of Venice

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198129202

Category: Drama

Page: 491

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This is the first scholarly edition of Othello to give full attention to the work's bold treatment of racial themes. Shakespeare's decision to place a sympathetic black hero at the centre of his tragedy was unique in its time; but, as the lively introduction shows, the play's relationship to the history of racial thinking remains controversial. Designed to meet the needs of theatre professionals, as well as general readers, the edition includes an extensive performancehistory, a commentary illuminating the complexities of Shakespeare's language, and an indispensable appendix on the music in the play.
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Macbeth

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781514213766

Category:

Page: 74

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"Macbeth" from William Shakespeare. Englischer Dichter, gilt als einer der grossten Dichter der Weltliteratur (1564-1616)."
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Hamlet and Emotions

Author: Paul Megna

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030037959

Category:

Page: N.A

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The Afterlife of Ophelia

Author: Deanne Williams

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137016469

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 262

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This collection of new essays is the first to explore the rich afterlife of one of Shakespeare's most recognizable characters. With contributions from an international group of established and emerging scholars, The Afterlife of Ophelia moves beyond the confines of existing scholarship and forges new lines of inquiry beyond Shakespeare studies.
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Modernes Welttheater

Untersuchungen zum Welttheatermotiv zwischen Katastrophenerfahrung und Welt-Anschauungssuche bei Walter Benjamin, Karl Kraus, Hugo von Hofmannsthal und Else Lasker-Schüler

Author: Irene Pieper

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783428100774

Category: German drama

Page: 194

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Cognitive Poetics in Practice

Author: Reader in Literary Linguistics Joanna Gavins,Joanna Gavins,Gerard Steen

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415277983

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 188

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Cognitive Poetics is a new way of thinking about literature, involving the application of cognitive linguistics and psychology to literary texts. This student-friendly book provides a set of case studies to help students understand the theory and master the practice of cognitive poetics in analysis. Written by a range of well-known scholars from a variety of disciplines and countries, Cognitive Poetics in Practice offers students a unique insight into this exciting subject. In each chapter, contributors present a practical application of the methods and techniques of cognitive poetics, to a range of texts, from Wilfred Owen to Roald Dahl. The editors' general introduction provides an overview of the field, and each chapter begins with an editors' introduction to set the chapter in context. Specifically designed sections suggesting further activities for students are also provided at the end of each case study. Cognitive Poetics in Practice can be used on its own or as a companion volume to Peter Stockwell's Cognitive Poetics: An Introduction. This book is critical reading for students on courses in cognitive poetics, stylistics and literary linguistics and will be of interest to all those involved in literary studies, critical theory and linguistics.
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How To Read Shakespeare

Author: Nicholas Royle

Publisher: Granta Books

ISBN: 1783781017

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 144

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Shakespeare's legacy is all around us - in our books and our films, in our politics and in our everyday speech. With his words he has formed our world, and his influence has been greater than that of any other writer. So what makes Shakespeare's plays so powerful? Taking a single word from each of the seven most influential plays, Nicholas Royle opens up the delights and complexities of Shakespeare's language for the reader, teaching us to discover his work anew.
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The New Oxford Shakespeare

The Complete Works

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199591156

Category: English drama

Page: 3382

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The Complete Works: Modern Critical Edition is part of the landmark New Oxford Shakespeare--an entirely new consideration of all of Shakespeare's works, edited afresh from all the surviving original versions of his work, and drawing on the latest literary, textual, and theatrical scholarship. In one attractive volume, the Modern Critical Edition gives today's students and playgoers the very best resources they need to understand and enjoy all Shakespeare's works. The authoritative text is accompanied by extensive explanatory and performance notes, and innovative introductory materialswhich lead the reader into exploring questions about interpretation, textual variants, literary criticism, and performance, for themselves.The Modern Critical Edition presents the plays and poetry in the order in which Shakespeare wrote them, so that readers can follow the development of his imagination, his engagement with a rapidly evolving culture and theatre, and his relationship to his literary contemporaries.The New Oxford Shakespeare consists of four interconnected publications: the Modern Critical Edition (with modern spelling), the Critical Reference Edition (with original spelling), a companion volume on Authorship, and an online version integrating all of this material on OUP's high-poweredscholarly editions platform. Together, they provide the perfect resource for the future of Shakespeare studies.
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Codierungen von Emotionen im Mittelalter / Emotions and Sensibilities in the Middle Ages

Author: C. Stephen Jaeger,Ingrid Kasten

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110893975

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 341

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Historical research into emotionality is at present generally enjoying an heightened level of interest. This bilingual volume documents the proceedings of an international conference, discussing current paradigms and perspectives in historical literary research into emotions and heightening awareness of the mediality of cultures of emotion in historical change. The discussion of methodological questions opens up avenues for interdisciplinary research.
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Klassische Dramen

Author: Friedrich Schiller,Matthias Luserke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783618680260

Category: Commentary

Page: 888

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An Oxford Anthology of Shakespeare

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192822406

Category: Fiction

Page: 396

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Gathers selected passages from Shakespeare's plays and poems, and groups them around such themes as love, friendship, hatred, wisdom, responsibility, magic, and death
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'King Lear' in Context

The Cultural Background

Author: Keith Linley

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 1783083743

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 306

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This engaging book provides in-depth discussion of the various influences that an audience in 1606 would have brought to interpreting ‘King Lear’. How did people think about the world, about God, about sin, about kings, about civilized conduct? Learn about the social hierarchy, gender relationships, parenting and family dynamics, court corruption, class tensions, the literary profile of the time, the concept of tragedy – and all the subversions, transgressions, and oppositions that made the play an unsettling picture of a disintegrating world in free fall.
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The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare

Author: Arthur F. Kinney

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199566100

Category: Drama

Page: 823

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Contains forty original essays.
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The Best of Shakespeare:Retellings of 10 Classic Plays

Author: E. Nesbit,Iona Opie,William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195132130

Category: Drama

Page: 112

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Simplified prose retellings of Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, The Merchant of Venice, Othello, The Tempest, King Lear, Macbeth, As You Like It, Twelfth Night, and The Winter's Tale.
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