Shakespeare's Sonnets

Third Series

Author: William Shakespeare,Katherine Duncan-Jones

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781903436561

Category: Drama

Page: 488

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The classic love poems of William Shakespeare are accompanied by commentary and critical notes.
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Shakespeare's Sonnets

Revised

Author: Katherine Duncan-Jones

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408143550

Category: Drama

Page: 512

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Shakespeare's Sonnets are universally loved and much-quoted throughout the world. First published in 1997 to much critical acclaim, the Sonnets has been a consistent best-seller in the Arden Shakespeare series. Katherine Duncan-Jones tackles the controversies and mysteries surrounding these beautiful poems head on, and explores the issues of sexuality to be found in them, making this a truly modern edition for today's readers and students. This revised edition has been updated and corrected in the light of new scholarship and critical thinking since its first publication.
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The Arden Shakespeare Book Of Quotations From Songs & Sonnets

Author: William Shakespeare,Jane Armstrong

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781903436547

Category: Drama

Page: 48

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If you love the beauty of Shakespeare's poetry If you are looking for the right thing to write to a special person If you are looking for that perfect phrase that expresses your thoughts better than you can Then The Arden Shakespeare Book of Quotations from the Songs and Sonnets is for you. Gathered here are selections from Shakespeare's most beautiful poetry on love, nature and existence, from the intensity of the sonnets to the ravishing and airy beauty of the songs.
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Arden Shakespeare Complete Works

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408198789

Category: Drama

Page: 1360

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This revised edition of the Arden Shakespeare Complete Works includes the full text of Double Falsehood, which was published in the Arden Third series to critical acclaim in 2010. The play is an eighteenth century rewrite of Shakespeare's "lost" play Cardenio and as such is a fascinating testament to the original. A short introduction outlines its complex textual history and the arguments for including it within the Shakespeare canon. The Complete Works contains the texts of all Shakespeare's plays, poems and sonnets, edited by leading Shakespeare scholars for the renowned Arden series. A general introduction gives the reader an overall view of how and why Shakespeare has become such an influential cultural icon, and how perceptions of his work have changed in the intervening four centuries. The introduction summarises the known facts about the dramatist's life, his reading and use of sources, and the nature of theatrical performance during his lifetime. Brief introductions to each play, written specially for this volume by the Arden General Editors, discuss the date and contemporary context of the play, its position within Shakespeare's oeuvre, and its subsequent performance history. An extensive glossary explains vocabulary which may be unfamiliar to modern readers.
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The Arden Shakespeare Complete Works

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781903436394

Category: Drama

Page: 1344

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A general introduction, also by the Arden General Editors, gives the reader an overall view of how and why Shakespeare has become such an influential cultural icon, and how perceptions of his work have changed in the intervening four centuries. The introduction summarises the known facts about the dramatist's life, his reading and use of sources, and the nature of theatrical performance during his lifetime.
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Shakespeare: An Ungentle Life

Author: Katherine Duncan-Jones

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408138069

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

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'[A] deeply considered and stimulating book, informed throughout by the author's intimate knowledge of the literature and society of Shakespeare's age... ' Stanley Wells, TLS 'It is unquestionably the best Shakespearean biography of the new century' Jonathan Bate, Sunday Telegraph This major biography of Shakespeare was first published in 2001 to great critical acclaim. It remains highly regarded and much cited by critics and scholars. Its author, Katherine Duncan Jones was an advisor to William Boyd for his film about Shakespeare's life (A Waste of Shame). The book shows Shakespeare as a man among men and a writer among writers. He lives in a congested city, where he encounters disease, debt and cut-throat competition. His brilliance often makes him the object of envy and malice rather than adulation. He is a shrewd purchaser of property and shows no inclination to divert any of his wealth to charitable or altruistic ends. He appears to be more interested in relationships with well-born young men than with women. Duncan Jones takes us through the complexities of life in late Elizabethan and early Jacobean England in a compelling well-told story. For this paperback reissue, the author has written a new Preface, detailing some of the recent debates about Shakespeare's biography and identity.
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Shakespeare and Domestic Life

A Dictionary

Author: Sandra Clark

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472581814

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 456

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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.
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Arden Shakespeare Third Series Complete Works

Author: Ann Thompson,David Scott Kastan,H. R. Woudhuysen,Richard Proudfoot

Publisher: Arden Shakespeare

ISBN: 9781474296366

Category: Drama

Page: 1568

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This new Complete Works marks the completion of the Arden Shakespeare Third Series and includes the complete plays, poems and sonnets, edited by leading international scholars. New to this edition are the 'apocryphal' plays, part-written by Shakespeare: Double Falsehood, Sir Thomas More and King Edward III. The anthology is unique in giving all three extant texts of Hamlet from Shakespeare's time: the first and second Quarto texts of 1603 and 1604-5, and the first Folio text of 1623. The volume has a general introduction, short contextual introductions to the texts, a glossary and a bibliography to aid understanding and study. The works include: Shakespeare's Sonnets A Lover's Complaint Venus and Adonis Lucrece The Passionate Pilgrim The Phoenix and the Turtle All's Well that Ends Well Antony and Cleopatra As You Like It The Comedy of Errors Coriolanus Cymbeline Double Falsehood Hamlet: Second Quarto Hamlet: First Quarto Hamlet: First Folio Julius Caesar King Edward III King Henry IV, Part 1 King Henry IV, Part 2 King Henry V King Henry VI, Part 1 King Henry VI, Part 2 King Henry VI, Part 3 King Henry VIII King John King Lear King Richard II King Richard III Love's Labour's Lost Macbeth Measure for Measure The Merchant of Venice The Merry Wives of Windsor A Midsummer Night's Dream Much Ado About Nothing Othello Pericles Romeo and Juliet Sir Thomas More The Taming of the Shrew The Tempest Timon of Athens Titus Andronicus Troilus and Cressida Twelfth Night The Two Gentlemen of Verona The Two Noble Kinsmen The Winter's Tale
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Portraits of Shakespeare

Author: Katherine Duncan-Jones

Publisher: Bodleian Library

ISBN: 9781851244058

Category: Art

Page: 126

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Within Shakespeare's lifetime there was already some curiosity about what the writer of such brilliant poems, sonnets and plays looked like. Yet like so much else about him, Shakespeare's appearance is mysterious.Why is it so difficult to find images of him that were definitely made during his life? Which images are most likely to have been made by those close to Shakespeare, and why do these differ from each other? Also, why do newly 'discovered' images claimed as representations of the playwright emerge with such regularity?Shakespeare scholar Katherine Duncan-Jones examines these questions, beginning with an analysis of the tradition of the 'author portrait' before, during, and after Shakespeare's life. She provides a detailed critique of the three images of Shakespeare likeliest to derive from life-time portrayals: the bust in Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon; the 'Droeshout engraving' from the First Folio edition of Shakespeare's plays published in 1623; and the 'Chandos portrait', painted in oil on canvas in the early seventeenth century. Through a fresh exploration of the evidence and groundbreaking research, she identifies a plausible new candidate for the painter of 'Chandos'. This also throws new light on the last years of Shakespeare's life.This generously illustrated book also examines the afterlife of these three images, as memorials, in advertising and in graphic art, together with their adaptation in later commemorative statues: all evidence of a continuing desire to put a face to one of the most famous names in literature.
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Shakespeare's Sonnets

An Original-Spelling Text

Author: Paul Hammond

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780199642076

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 512

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Shakespeare's Sonnets are the most famous and controversial love poems in the English language. This book is both an edition of these poems and a guide to how to read them. It provides an original-spelling text, and prints the poems as they appeared in the first edition, Shake-speares Sonnets (1609).
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