King Lear

Author: William Shakespeare,Frank Green

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435193096

Category: English literature

Page: 308

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Includes the unabridged text of Shakespeare's classic play plus a complete study guide that features scene-by-scene summaries, explanations and discussions of the plot, question-and-answer sections, author biography, historical background, and more.


Author: William Shakespeare,Helen Gray Cone

Publisher: N.A


Category: Denmark

Page: 193

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Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A


Category: Desdemona (Fictitious character)

Page: 253

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Hamlet and the Vision of Darkness

Author: Rhodri Lewis

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691166846

Category: Drama

Page: 392

View: 6905

Hamlet and the Vision of Darkness is a radical new interpretation of the most famous play in the English language. By exploring Shakespeare’s engagements with the humanist traditions of early modern England and Europe, Rhodri Lewis reveals a Hamlet unseen for centuries: an innovative, coherent, and exhilaratingly bleak tragedy in which the governing ideologies of Shakespeare’s age are scrupulously upended. This book establishes that life in Elsinore is measured not by virtue but by the deceptions and grim brutality of the hunt. It also shows that Shakespeare most vividly represents this reality in the character of Hamlet: his habits of thought and speech depend on the cultures of pretence that he affects to disdain, ensuring his alienation from both himself and the world around him. Lewis recovers a work of far greater magnitude than the tragedy of a young man who cannot make up his mind. He shows that in Hamlet, as in King Lear, Shakespeare confronts his audiences with a universe that received ideas are powerless to illuminate—and where everyone must find their own way through the dark. A major contribution to Shakespeare studies, this book is required reading for all students of early modern literature, drama, culture, and history.

King Lear: York Notes for A-Level

Author: Rebecca Warren,Michael Sherborne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781447982241


Page: 120

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This updated edition is ideal to support students when studying and revising for the new A level English Literature exams.

Shakespeare's Originality

Author: John Kerrigan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198793758

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

View: 7703

This compact, engaging book puts Shakespeare's originality in historical context and looks at how he worked with his sources: the plays, poems, chronicles and romances on which his own plays are based. Lucid, astute, and innovative, it shows through a series of case studies from Richard III to The Tempest what can be learned about Shakespeare's artistry by thinking about these sources-including newly identified ones. Discussion is enriched bysuch matters as Elizabethan ruffs and feathers, actors' footwork, science, magic, and ecological catastrophe. John Kerrigan is one of the world's leading Shakespeare scholars, dealing here with a central topic andhighlighting such canonical plays as Much Ado, Macbeth, and King Lear. Accessible to the general reader-jargon-free and direct-this authoritative book is also sure of a place on student reading lists.

Tales from Chaucer

In Prose

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer,Charles Cowden Clarke

Publisher: N.A



Page: 323

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Rossetti: Poems

Author: Christina Rossetti

Publisher: Everyman's Library

ISBN: 0375712607

Category: Poetry

Page: 256

View: 411

These Everyman's Library Pocket Poets hardcover editions are popular for their compact size and reasonable price which do not compromise content. Poems: Rossetti contains a full selection of Rossetti's work, including her lyric poems, dramatic and narrative poems, rhymes and riddles, sonnet sequences, prayers and meditations, and an index of first lines.

Study and Revise for AS/A-level: King Lear

Author: Martin Old

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 147185387X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 3214

Enable students to achieve their best grade in AS/A-level English Literature with this year-round course companion; designed to instil in-depth textual understanding as students read, analyse and revise King Lear throughout the course. This Study and Revise guide: - Increases students' knowledge of King Lear as they progress through the detailed commentary and contextual information written by experienced teachers and examiners - Develops understanding of characterisation, themes, form, structure and language, equipping students with a rich bank of textual examples to enhance their coursework and exam responses - Builds critical and analytical skills through challenging, thought-provoking questions and tasks that encourage students to form their own personal responses to the text - Extends learning and prepares students for higher-level study by introducing critical viewpoints, comparative references to other literary works and suggestions for independent research - Helps students maximise their exam potential using clear explanations of the Assessment Objectives, sample student answers and examiner insights - Improves students' extended writing techniques through targeted advice on planning and structuring a successful essay

Political Shakespeare

Essays in Cultural Materialism

Author: Jonathan Dollimore,Alan Sinfield

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719043529

Category: Authority in literature

Page: 295

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1.Shakespeare, cultural materialism and the new historicism-2.Renaissance authority and its subversion, Henry IV and Henry V.- 3.This thing of darkness I acknowledge mine: The Tempest and the discourse of Colonialism. - 4.Transgressioon and surveillance in Measure for Measure. - 5.The patriarchal bard: feminist criticism and Shakespeare: King Lear and Measure for Measure. - 6.Strategies of State and political plays: A Midsummer Nights̀ Dream, Henry V, Henry VIII. - 7.Shakespeare understudies: the sodomite, the prostitute, the transvestite and their critics. - 8.Introduction: Reproductions, interventions. - 9.Givee an account of Shakespeare and Education, showing why you think they are effective and what you have appreciated about them. Support your comments with precise references. - 10.Royal Shakespeare: theatre and the making of ideology. - 11.Radical potentiality and institutional closure:Shakespeare in film and television. - 12.How Brecht read Shakespeare. - 13.Heritage and the market, regulation and desublimation.

William Shakespeare

A Critical Study

Author: Georg Morris Cohen Brandes

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A


Category: Political obligation

Page: 566

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The Enchanted Island

Stories from Shakespeare

Author: Ian Serraillier

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Publishers

ISBN: 9780435121006


Page: 201

View: 8633

"A collection of eleven extracts" -- Half t.p.

Shakespeare's Restless World

Portrait of an Era

Author: Neil MacGregor

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101638117

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 8631

The New York Times bestselling author of A History of the World in 100 Objects brings the world of Shakespeare and the Tudor era of Elizabeth I into focus We feel we know Shakespeare’s characters. Think of Hamlet, trapped in indecision, or Macbeth’s merciless and ultimately self-destructive ambition, or the Machiavellian rise and short reign of Richard III. They are so vital, so alive and real that we can see aspects of ourselves in them. But their world was at once familiar and nothing like our own. In this brilliant work of historical reconstruction Neil MacGregor and his team at the British Museum, working together in a landmark collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the BBC, bring us twenty objects that capture the essence of Shakespeare’s universe. A perfect complement to A History of the World in 100 Objects, MacGregor’s landmark New York Times bestseller, Shakespeare’s Restless World highlights a turning point in human history. This magnificent book, illustrated throughout with more than one hundred vibrant color photographs, invites you to travel back in history and to touch, smell, and feel what life was like at that pivotal moment, when humankind leaped into the modern age. This was an exhilarating time when discoveries in science and technology altered the parameters of the known world. Sir Francis Drake’s circumnavigation map allows us to imagine the age of exploration from the point of view of one of its most ambitious navigators. A bishop’s cup captures the most sacred and divisive act in Christendom. With A History of the World in 100 Objects, MacGregor pioneered a new way of telling history through artifacts. Now he trains his eye closer to home, on a subject that has mesmerized him since childhood, and lets us see Shakespeare and his world in a whole new light.

Six More Shakespeare Stories

Author: Leon Garfield,William Shakespeare

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Publishers

ISBN: 9780435124496


Page: 185

View: 9329

A second book of retellings of Shakespeare plays. The plays included are King Lear, Hamlet, As You Like It, Julius Caesar, Henry IV part one and The Taming of the Shrew.

Shakespeare and Spenser

Attractive Opposites

Author: J. B. Lethbridge

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 1847797431

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

View: 1672

Shakespeare and Spenser: Attractive opposites' is a much-needed volume that brings together ten original papers by experts on the relations between Spenser and Shakespeare. There has been much noteworthy work on the linguistic borrowings of Shakespeare from Spenser, but the subject has never before been treated systematically, and the linguistic borrowings lead to broader-scale borrowings and influences which are treated here. An additional feature of the book is that for the first time a large bibliography of previous work is offered which will be of the greatest help to those who follow up the opportunities offered by this collection. 'Shakespeare and Spenser: Attractive opposites' presents new approaches, heralding a resurgence of interest in the relations between two of the greatest Renaissance English poets to a wider scholarly group and in a more systematic manner than before. This will be of interest to Students and academics interested in Renaissance literature.

The Tragedy of Othello

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A



Page: 256

View: 4328

The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale

Parts Five A and B

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer,Mark Edward Allen,John H. Fisher,Joseph B. Trahern

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780806142241

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 315

View: 6763

The Wife of Bath is the most vibrant character in The Canterbury Tales—and arguably the most famous. In creating his brilliant portrayal of the talkative wife, Chaucer weaves a dazzling array of allusions to biblical, classical, patristic, and vernacular sources. These two volumes—the most recent contribution to the Variorum Chaucer series—integrate six hundred years of scholarship onThe Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale. Editors Mark Allen and John H. Fisher present a comprehensive record of the textual traditions of the tale and of the critical commentary from the earliest manuscripts to the mid-1990s. Part A (the first volume) includes the text of Chaucer's poem, accompanied by exhaustive collation of the ten most valuable manuscript witnesses to the text and all twenty-two of the major editions. Also included in Part A are an introduction to the text, and extensive discussions of sources and analogues, genres, theoretical approaches, and major themes. A bibliographical index concludes the scholarly apparatus in Part A. In Part B (the second volume), the editors present a line-by-line, often word-by-word, record of the legacy of Chaucer's text, including variants, glosses, editors' notes, and observations by scholars through the ages.

The Facts About Shakespeare

Author: William Allan Nielson

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465586733


Page: N.A

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