The Taming of the Shrew

Second Series

Author: William Shakespeare,Brian Morris

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781903436103

Category: Drama

Page: 316

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Shakespeare's much performed and adapted comedy of courtship which has appeared in various forms on stage, screen, opera and musical theatre.


Third Series

Author: William Shakespeare,Ann Thompson,Neil Taylor

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1904271332

Category: Drama

Page: 613

View: 9575


An authoritative edition of one of Shakespeare's most enduring plays, ideal for students.

Shakespeare's Stage Traffic

Imitation, Borrowing and Competition in Renaissance Theatre

Author: Janet Clare

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107040035

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 318

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Contesting the notion of Shakespeare as originator, Clare demonstrates how Shakespeare adapted, imitated and borrowed from the work of others.

Shakespeare, The Movie

Popularizing the Plays on Film, TV and Video

Author: Lynda E. Boose,Richard Burt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134707525

Category: Art

Page: 288

View: 6400


Shakespeare, The Movie brings together an impressive line-up of contributors to consider how Shakespeare has been adapted on film, TV, and video, and explores the impact of this popularization on the canonical status of Shakespeare. Taking a fresh look at the Bard an his place in the movies, Shakespeare, The Movie includes a selection of what is presently available in filmic format to the Shakespeare student or scholar, ranging across BBC television productions, filmed theatre productions, and full screen adaptations by Kenneth Branagh and Franco Zeffirelli. Films discussed include: * Amy Heckerling's Clueless * Gus van Sant's My Own Private Idaho * Branagh's Henry V * Baz Luhrman's William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet * John McTiernan's Last Action Hero * Peter Greenaway's Prospero's Books * Zeffirelli's Hamlet.

Developments in the Histories of Sexualities

In Search of the Normal, 1600–1800

Author: Chris Mounsey

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 1611485010

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 338

View: 4752


Developments in the Histories of Sexualities: In Search of the Normal,1600-1800 explores the oppositions created by the official exclusion of banned sexual practices and the resistance to that exclusion through widespread acceptance of those outlawed practices at an interpersonal level. At different times and in different places, state legislation sets up—or tries to set up—a “normal” by rejecting a particular practice or group of practices. Yet this “normal” is derogated by popular practice, since the banned acts themselves are thought at the grassroots level to be “normal.” Among the events discussed in these essays are the Woods-Pirie trial, the “Ladies of Llangollen,” the popular acceptance of fops and mollies, and the press reaction to the discovery that James Allen was a woman who had lived successfully as a man and Lavinia Edwards was a man who had made her living as a female prostitute. Developments in the History of Sexualities analyzes both the state language of bans and fiats about sexuality, and the grassroots language which marks the acceptance of multiplicity in sexual practice. Contributors benefit from the accumulation of new evidence of attitudes towards sexual practice, and they engage with a wide range of texts, including Ned Ward’s History of the Clubs, Tobias Smollett’s Roderick Random, Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew and The Tempest, Dryden’s All for Love, Anne Batten Cristall’s Poetical Sketches, Isaac de Benserade’s Iphis et Iante, and Alessandro Verri’s Le Avventure di Saffo.

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

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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: Text Stage Cannon

Author: Richard Proudfoot

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781903436110

Category: Drama

Page: 114

View: 3758


This volume aims to give a general and non-specialist audience some sense of what scholarship has achieved in three critical areas of Shakespeare studies at the end of the twentieth century.