The Winter's Tale

Third Series

Author: William Shakespeare,John Pitcher

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1903436354

Category: Drama

Page: 476

View: 3029

A new edition of this popular late Shakespearean play.

Klassische Dramen

Author: Friedrich Schiller,Matthias Luserke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783618680260

Category: Commentary

Page: 888

View: 8777


Shakespeare and Domestic Life

A Dictionary

Author: Sandra Clark

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472581822

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 456

View: 2404

This dictionary explores the language of domestic life found in Shakespeare's work and seeks to demonstrate the meanings he attaches to it through his uses of it in particular contexts. "Domestic life" covers a range of topics: the language of the household, clothing, food, family relationships and duties; household practices, the architecture of the home, and all that conditions and governs the life of the home. The dictionary draws on recent cultural materialist research to provide in-depth definitions of the domestic language and life in Shakespeare's works, creating a richly rewarding and informative reference tool for upper level students and scholars.

Shakespeare's Plants and Gardens: A Dictionary

Author: Vivian Thomas,Nicki Faircloth

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472558588

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 432

View: 1875

Shakespeare lived when knowledge of plants and their uses was a given, but also at a time of unique interest in plants and gardens.His lifetime saw the beginning of scientific interest in plants, the first large-scale plant introductions from outside the country since Roman times, and the beginning of gardening as a leisure activity. Shakespeare's works show that he engaged with this new world to illuminate so many facets of his plays and poems. This dictionary offers a complete companion to Shakespeare's references to landscape, plants and gardens, including both formal and rural settings.It covers plants and flowers, gardening terms, and the activities that Shakespeare included within both cultivated and uncultivated landscapes as well as encompassing garden imagery in relation to politics, the state and personal lives. Each alphabetical entry offers an definition and overview of the term discussed in its historical context, followed by a guided tour of its use in Shakespeare's works and finally an extensive bibliography, including primary and secondary sources, books and articles.

Troilus and Cressida

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Arden Shakespeare

ISBN: 9780174435709

Category: Austria

Page: 469

View: 9047

A freshly edited text of the drama includes explanatory notes on pages opposite the text of the play, an introduction to the play's language, an annotated bibliography, illustrations of the play's trappings, and a critical essay. Original.

Shakespeare and Greece

Author: Alison Findlay,Vassiliki Markidou

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474244262

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

View: 8508

This book seeks to invert Ben Jonson's claim that Shakespeare had 'small Latin and less Greek' and to prove that, in fact, there is more Greek and less Latin in a significant group of Shakespeare's texts: a group whose generic hybridity (tragic-comical-historical-romance) exemplifies the hybridity of Greece in the early modern imagination. To early modern England, Greece was an enigma. It was the origin and idealised pinnacle of Western philosophy, tragedy, democracy, heroic human endeavour and, at the same time, an example of decadence: a fallen state, currently under Ottoman control, and therefore an exotic, dangerous, 'Other' in the most disturbing senses of the word. Indeed, while Britain was struggling to establish itself as a nation state and an imperial authority by emulating classical Greek models, this ambition was radically unsettled by early modern Greece's subjection to the Ottoman Empire, which rendered Europe's eastern borders dramatically vulnerable. Focussing, for the first time, on Shakespeare's 'Greek' texts (Venus and Adonis, The Comedy of Errors, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Love's Labour's Lost, Troilus and Cressida, Timon of Athens, King Lear, Pericles, The Winter's Tale, The Tempest, and The Two Noble Kinsmen), the volume considers how Shakespeare's use of antiquity and Greek myth intersects with early modern perceptions of the country and its empire.



Author: Mark Helprin

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641134099

Category: Fiction

Page: 864

View: 6734

New York, ausgehendes 19. Jahrhundert: Der Waisenjunge Peter Lake schlägt sich mit Diebstählen durch. Auf seinen Streifzügen durch die von Verfall und Verbrechen gezeichnete Stadt wird er von einem geheimnisvollen weißen Hengst begleitet, der ihm auf der Flucht vor einer Gangstermeute das Leben rettet. Als Peter in eine festungsgleiche Villa an der Upper West Side einbricht, begegnet er Beverly. Zwischen den beiden jungen Menschen entspinnt sich eine magische Liebesgeschichte ...


die Zeit - der Mensch - das Werk - die Nachwelt

Author: Ina Schabert

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783520386052

Category: Dramatists, English

Page: 958

View: 3417


Shakespeare's political and economic language

a dictionary

Author: Vivian Thomas

Publisher: Continuum Intl Pub Group

ISBN: 9780826479952

Category: Drama

Page: 375

View: 1973

A-Z reference guide to political and economic terms, concepts and references in Shakespeare.

Editionen in der Kritik

editionswissenschaftliches Rezensionsorgan

Author: Hans-Gert Roloff

Publisher: N.A


Category: Criticism

Page: 368

View: 584


Shakespeare's Sonnette

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter



Page: 151

View: 832

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: his own" (Dowden). For the references to the poet's the Sonnets, see p. 41 above. 3. Furrows. Cf. Sonn. 2 above, and Rich. III. i. 3. 229. 4. Expiate. Bring to an end. Cf. Rich. III. iii. 3. 23: "Make haste; the hour of death is expiate." Here, as there, Steevens conjectures "expirate," which White and Hudson adopt. Surely there is no need of coining a word to replace one which S. twice uses and which can be plausibly explained. Malone quotes Chapman's Byron's Conspiracie, in which an old courtier speaks of himself as " A poor and expiate humour of the court." XXIII 1. Vnperfect. Used by S. only here; but unperfectness occurs in Oth. ii. 3. 298. Imperfect we find in Sonn. 43. 11 and elsewhere, and imperfection six times in the plays. On the present passage, cf. Cor. v. 3. 40: --"Like a dull actor now, I have forgot my part, and I am out, Even to a full disgrace." 2. Besides. For the prepositional use, cf. T. N, iv. 2. 92: "Alas, sir, how fell you besides your five wits?" 3. Replete with too much rage. The rage overcoming self-control. 5. For fear of trust. Fearing to trust myself. Schmidt makes it = " doubting of being trusted;" but the context clearly confirms the explanation I have given. Dowden calls attention to the construction of the first eight lines, 5, 6 referring to 1, 2, and 7, 8, to 3. 4 6. Ceremony. Hudson says that the word "is here used as a trisyllable, as if spelt cer'mony;" but how he would scan the verse I cannot imagine. The word is clearly a quadrisyllable, as almost always in S. 9. Books. Sewell reads " looks;" but the old reading is supported by 13 below. The books, as Dowden remarks, are probably the manuscript books in which the poet writes his sonnets. 12. That tongue. Probably = any tongue, however eloquent, ...

Prospero's "true Preservers"

Peter Brook, Yukio Ninagawa, and Giorgio Strehler--twentieth-century Directors Approach Shakespeare's The Tempest

Author: Arthur Horowitz

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 9780874138542

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 227

View: 1419

At the same time, it documents how Brook, Ninagawa, and Strehler adapted and applied African storytelling techniques, textual deconstruction, traditional Japanese art and theatrical forms, and Italian stage tradition to the performance of Shakespeare and investigates how these three directors' diverse applications to the same canonical work have contributed to the development of the modern stage director."--Jacket.

Shakespeare's Late Plays

Pericles, Cymbeline, The Winter's Tale, The Tempest

Author: Nicholas Potter

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137019093

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

View: 6575

Shakespeare's late plays are a 'mixed bag' with a common theme: from the fiendishly jealous Leontes to the saintly Pericles; from the ineffectual Cymbeline to the omnipotent Propspero; from the 'sprites and goblins' of The Tempest to the famous bear of The Winter's Tale, the characters have excited wonder and contempt while the range of incident is almost irresponsibly extravagant. Was Shakespeare losing his grip, or his interest, or both? Was he striking out in some bold new theatrical direction? This Guide provides a critical survey of the major debates and issues surrounding the late plays, from the earliest published accounts to the present day. Nicholas Potter offers a clear guiding narrative and an exploration of literary history, focusing on how criticism of these remarkable works, and attempts to make sense of them, have developed over the years.

Shakespeare and His Contemporaries

Author: J. Hart

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230118143

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 254

View: 642

This book is concerned with language, genre, drama, and literary and historical narrative and examines the comedy of Shakespeare in the context of comedies from Italy, Spain, and France in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

The Two Noble Kinsmen, Revised Edition

Third Series

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472577574

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 440

View: 847

This tragi-comedy is one of the plays we know Shakespeare worked with a collaborator on -- John Fletcher -- and is based on Chaucer's Knight's Tale. This revised edition includes a new introductory essay bringing the edition up-to-date in terms of both the play's performance and critical history, and in particular with current thinking about the nature of Shakespeare's collaboration with other playwrights. As scholars have begun to discover more about this aspect of his career, interest in the play has grown. This revised edition is ideal for undergraduate study, offering on-page annotations to the play text as well as a lengthy, illustrated introduction.


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Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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In Sheep's Clothing

The Arcane, Profane and Subversive in Shakespeare

Author: S. W. Stout

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780978448318

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 251

View: 442