John Shakespeare 4

Author: Rory Clements

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848544316

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 6558


*****FANS OF THE EXPLOSIVE BBC TV SERIES 'GUNPOWDER' STARRING KIT HARRINGTON will love the bestselling John Shakespeare series of Tudor spy thrillers from Rory Clements, winner of the Ellis Peters Historical Fiction Award***** '[Clements] does for Elizabeth's reign what CJ Sansom does for Henry VIII's' Sunday Times ********** The Elizabethan navy has a secret weapon: an optical instrument so powerful it gives England unassailable superiority at sea. Spain will stop at nothing to steal it and seize the two men who understand its secrets - its operative William Ivory, known as the 'Queen's Eye', and its inventor, the maverick magician Dr Dee. With a second Armada threatened, intelligencer John Shakespeare is sent north to escort Dr Dee to safety. But his mission is far from straightforward. Dee's host, the Earl of Derby, cousin to Elizabeth, is dying in agony, apparently poisoned. Who wants him dead and why? What lies behind the lynching of the recusant priest Father Matthew Lamb? And what exactly is the connection between these events and the mysterious and beautiful Lady Eliska? While Shakespeare attempts to untangle a plot that points to treachery at the very highest reaches of government, he also faces serious accusations far closer to home. With so much at stake, must he choose between family and his duty to Queen and country? Moving from the Catholic heartlands of Lancashire to a vagabond camp in the heart of England, and from the deck of Admiral Frobisher's flagship off the Brittany coast to the secret meetings of Elizabeth's closest associates, Traitor is award-winning writer Rory Clements' most intriguing and compelling novel to date.

Shakespeare's Tudor History: A Study of "Henry IV Parts 1 and 2"

A Study of "Henry IV Parts 1 and 2"

Author: Tom McAlindon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351785974

Category: Social Science

Page: 238

View: 1047


This title was first published in 2002: An intensive study of Shakespeare's most ambitious and complex achievement in the historical mode. The book offers an account of the play's critical history from 1700 until the 1980s, deals with the aspects of Tudor history relevant to an understanding, and offers close readings of the text structured around what the author believes to be the play's three dominant concepts: time; truth; and grace. In an attempt to correct what he sees as a certain falsification of critical history, the author aligns his account of the play's reception with one of its major preoccupations - the inescapable and informing presence of the past.

Shakespeare for Readers' Theatre: Shakespeare's Greatest Villains

The Merry Wives of Windsor, Othello, the Moor of Venice, Richard III, King Lear

Author: John Poulsen

Publisher: Five Rivers Publishing

ISBN: 198827415X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 524

View: 8174


Shakespeare for Readers’ Theatre, Volume 2 contains four scripts with some of the greatest villains from the world’s best playwright. This book abridges into Readers’ Theatre format the plays Othello, Richard III, King Lear, and Merry Wives of Windsor, with memorable lines the likes of Richard III who states straight up “I am determined to prove a villain.” Volume 2 holds 20 minute and 45 minute versions of each play as well as a director’s version with suggestions for making productions more audience ready. This book is built for individuals or groups who want to examine or perform Shakespeare in a condensed and dynamic format.

William Shakespeare: The Complete Works

Author: William Shakespeare,Stanley Wells

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199267170

Category: Drama

Page: 1344

View: 6861


Presents the works of William Shakespeare, along with an analysis of the nature and authority of the early documents, a list of the canon and chronological order of composition, an essay on Shakespeare's language, and a bibliography.


A Complete Dictionary of All the English Words, Phrases and Constructions in the Works of the Poet

Author: Alexander Schmidt

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 4176




Author: William Shakespeare,Jennifer Mulherin

Publisher: Cherrytree Books

ISBN: 9781842340158


Page: 32

View: 8086


Discusses the plot, characters, and historical background of the Shakespeare play.

Shakespeare Lexicon and Quotation Dictionary

Author: Alexander Schmidt,Gregor Sarrazin

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486227276

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 1484

View: 9964


Provides definitions and locations of every word Shakespeare used in his writings. Also includes exact quotations from some of Shakespeare's most famous works.