Henry IV

Parts 1 and 2

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781840227215

Category: Great Britain

Page: 256

View: 3146

This history play is lively in its interplay of political intrigue and boisterous comedy, subtle in the connections between high statecraft and low craftiness, exuberant in its range of vivid characters, and memorable in its thematic concern with honour, loyalty and the quest for power.

König Heinrich IV. (Zweisprachige Ausgabe: Deutsch-Englisch)

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 8027213398

Category: Drama

Page: 632

View: 7774

"Heinrich IV." ist ein Historiendrama in zwei Teilen in Versen und Prosa von William Shakespeare, entstanden 1596/97. Die Titelfigur ist der englische König Heinrich der Vierte (1366/67−1413). Beide Teile wurden 1597 uraufgeführt. - Henry IV (in 2 parts) is a history play by William Shakespeare. It is the second play in Shakespeare's tetralogy dealing with the successive reigns of Richard II, Henry IV (two plays), and Henry V. - William Shakespeare (1564-1616) war ein englischer Dramatiker, Lyriker und Schauspieler. Seine Komödien und Tragödien gehören zu den bedeutendsten und am meisten aufgeführten und verfilmten Bühnenstücken der Weltliteratur. - William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.

Questions of Authority

A Reading of Hamlet

Author: Nizar Zouidi

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443892882


Page: 180

View: 5430

This book studies the questions of authority and authorship in William Shakespeare’s problematic masterpiece Hamlet. It argues that the Bard seeks to eternalize himself through his play, that Hamlet dramatizes the authorial quest for sempiternity. As the epigraph to this book indicates, authors have since the age of the pyramids – and probably before it – sought to live forever. Shakespeare was no exception. However, his medium, that of theatre, is usually associated with the present. This book approaches the strategies of authorial survival from a perspective that is theoretically and historically eclectic. It is, therefore, informed by works that belong to different eras and that are not separated by time alone. They are brought together by the theme of sempiternity. The challenging task of dealing with such a theme is made even more arduous by the nature of the play itself. Hamlet denies its readers the satisfaction they crave. In this play, Keats’ negative capability is a luxury that no one can afford, be they critics or characters. In Hamlet, the answer is always with the author who comes in questionable shapes, assuring everyone that he has more to tell. His authority does not hinder the endless proliferation of meaning, however, but, rather, guarantees it.


A Tale of the Christ

Author: Lew Wallace

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853262838

Category: Fiction

Page: 382

View: 3348

A wealthy young Jew and his family, experiencing changing fortunes under Roman tyranny, are affected by the life and teachings of a Nazarene named Jesus Christ.

Christmas Books

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853262685

Category: Fiction

Page: 353

View: 9188

Each of these short stories was written specifically for Christmas. They combine concern for social ills with the myths and memories of childhood and traditional Christmas spirit-lore. The stories include "A Christmas Carol," "The Chimes," "The Battle of Life" and "The Cricket on the Hearth."

Journey to the Centre of the Earth

Author: Jules Verne

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853262876

Category: Fiction

Page: 185

View: 3121

The father of science fiction, Jules Verne, invites you to join the intrepid and eccentric Professor Liedenbrock and his companions on a thrilling and dramatic expedition as they travel down a secret tunnel in a volcano in Iceland on a journey which will lead them to the centre of the earth. Along the way they encounter various hazards and witness many incredible sights such as the underground forest, illuminated by electricity, the Great Geyser, the battle between prehistoric monsters, the strange whispering gallery, giant insects and the vast subterranean sea with its ferocious whirlpool. Although published in the nineteenth century, Journey to the Centre of the Earth has lost none of its power and potency to excite and engage the modern reader. The novel has been filmed many times, but nothing can compare with the thrills and excitement generated by the written narrative. It is supreme escapist entertainment for all ages.

Shakespeare: A Hand

Author: Cedric Watts

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0244077290

Category: Reference

Page: 416

View: 6707

If you need a helping hand with Shakespeare, this book provides it.Dr Cedric Watts, Emeritus Professor of English Literature at Sussex University, offers a broad introductory survey of Shakespeares works and techniques. Every play is discussed critically even Loves Labours Won! Matters of prosody and rhetoric are explained. The Sonnets are interpreted provocatively.An ideal book for those coming to Shakespeare for the first time and for more experienced readers. Watts offers the most lively and cheering company, says Professor David Hopkins of Bristol University.The eminent novelist Ian McEwan adds: Cedric Watts is a superb critic in the liberal tradition highly readable, open and generous in spirit, broad and deep in his reading, and wise in judgement. Cedric Watts has written numerous books on Shakespeares works, and has edited 21 of the plays for the Wordsworth Classics Shakespeare Series.

Die Elenden

Author: Victor Hugo

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 2526

Julius Caesar

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853260223

Category: Drama

Page: 108

View: 1875

Julius Caesar is among the best of Shakespeare's historical and political plays. Dealing with events surrounding the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 B.C., the drama vividly illustrates the ways in which power and corruption are linked. The cry 'Peace, freedom and liberty!' is used to exculpate brutal realities, while personal ambitions taint public actions. Rich in characterisation and replete with eloquent rhetoric, Julius Caesar remains engrossing and topical: a play for today.

Five History Plays

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Limited

ISBN: 9781840221015

Category: Fiction

Page: 502

View: 5667

Plutarch of Chaeronea is one of the great story-tellers of antiquity, a writer whose ability to create unforgettable scenes matches the grandeur of his subject matter. The heroes of his Lives were the great men of antiquity, often greatly flawed, but with tragic depth and epic stature.

Frankenstein oder Der moderne Prometheus

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Publisher: Tredition Classics

ISBN: 9783849536558


Page: 228

View: 2862

Diese Hardcover-Ausgabe ist Teil der TREDITION CLASSICS. Der Verlag tredition aus Hamburg veroffentlicht in der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS Werke aus mehr als zwei Jahrtausenden. Diese waren zu einem Grossteil vergriffen oder nur noch antiquarisch erhaltlich. Mit TREDITION CLASSICS verfolgt tredition das Ziel, tausende Klassiker der Weltliteratur verschiedener Sprachen wieder als gedruckte Bucher zu verlegen - und das weltweit! Die Buchreihe dient zur Bewahrung der Literatur und Forderung der Kultur. Sie tragt so dazu bei, dass viele tausend Werke nicht in Vergessenheit geraten

Der Staat (illustriert)

Author: Platon

Publisher: Clap Publishing, LLC.

ISBN: 1635372755


Page: N.A

View: 3248

„Der Staat“ ist ein Werk des griechischen Philosophen Platon, in dem über die Gerechtigkeit und ihre mögliche Verwirklichung in einem idealen Staat diskutiert wird. An dem fiktiven, literarisch gestalteten Dialog beteiligen sich sieben Personen, darunter Platons Brüder Glaukon und Adeimantos und der Redner Thrasymachos. Platons Lehrer Sokrates ist die Hauptfigur. Weitere Anwesende hören lediglich zu.

The Merchant of Venice

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Limited

ISBN: 9781853260605

Category: Drama

Page: 90

View: 786

From his book, Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human, comes Harold Bloom's commentary on the equivocal nature of Shakespeare's most troubling play, from the perspective of the early twenty-first century. We never will know Shakespeare's intentions, and yet few among us are able to see Shylock as a comic villain.