Romeo and Juliet (Annotated with Biography and Critical Essay)

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 150

View: 701

Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, is a tragedy about two teenagers who fall in love. Both are dead by the play’s end. The play is set in Verona, Italy during the Renaissance. The plot is driven by the feud between two families, the Capulets and the Montagues. The play begins by introducing the rivalry through a brawl that is taking place amongst the servants of the two families. Romeo, son of Lord Montague, overhears that Lord Capulet is going to be hosting a ball. Romeo decides that he will attend, uninvited. He goes to the ball with his friends Mercutio and Benvolio. Romeo meets the lovely Juliet Capulet and they fall in love. Later on Romeo visits Juliet and stands under her balcony – they exchange vows of love. Romeo asks Friar Laurence to marry them – the Friar agrees in the hope that it will end the families’ feud. This annotated edition includes a biography and critical essay.

Frederick Delius

A Research and Information Guide

Author: Mary Christison Huismann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 398

View: 865

Frederick Delius is among the most celebrated English composers of the 20th century. Widely studied and performed, his works are considered models of the British impressionist school and continue to fascinate students and scholars centuries later. This research guide serves as a ready reference for students and scholars, but will also be interesting to read and useful for anyone who wants to know where to begin to learn more about this important composer.

Daughters of Valor

Contemporary Jewish American Women Writers

Author: Jay L. Halio

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 286

View: 285

The essays in this book focus on a wide and representative variety of Jewish American women writers, including Cynthia Ozick, Anne Roiphe, Erica Jong, Pauline Kael, Allegra Goodman, Norma Rosen, Adrienne Rich, Lynn Sharon Schwartz, and others. In every instance the contributors have tried to deal not only with the Jewish content of their work but also with its literary quality and other major themes.

Romeo and Juliet (The Unabridged Play) + The Classic Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN:

Category: Drama

Page: 916

View: 372

This carefully crafted ebook: “Romeo and Juliet (The Unabridged Play) + The Classic Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Romeo and Juliet is an enduring tragic love story written by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1594 or 1595. It about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately unite their feuding families. Shakespeare borrowed his plot from an original Italian tale. Verona is home to two feuding noble houses, the Montagues and the Capulets, whose children meet and fall in love. They have to hide their love from the world because they know that their parents will not allow them to be together. There are obstacles on the way, like Juliet's cousin, Tybalt, and Romeo's friend Mercutio, and many fights. Life of William Shakespeare is a biography of William Shakespeare by the eminent critic Sidney Lee. This book was one of the first major biographies of the Bard of Avon. It was published in 1898, based on the article contributed to the Dictionary of National Biography. William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His extant works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, the authorship of some of which is uncertain. Sir Sidney Lee (1859 – 1926) was an English biographer and critic. He was a lifelong scholar and enthusiast of Shakespeare. His article on Shakespeare in the fifty-first volume of the Dictionary of National Biography formed the basis of his Life of William Shakespeare. This full-length life is often credited as the first modern biography of the poet.

Essays on Shakespeare

Texts and Contexts

Author: Hema Dahiya

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Drama

Page: 148

View: 190

This volume highlights new aspects of several of Shakespeare’s plays, such as the role of women and the lower classes in the Roman tragedies, holding up a mirror to the powers that be. It also emphasizes the role of the early Shakespeare teachers at the first Indian College of Western Education. Even as it offers new perspectives on famous tragedies like Hamlet, Coriolanus, Julius Caesar, and Antony and Cleopatra, the book also includes chapters on topics like Shakespeare’s celebrated tree and Cleopatra’s enigmatic personality. As such, it will serve to be highly rewarding for Shakespeare specialists and enormously stimulating for students.

ROMEO & JULIET

Including The Classic Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 916

View: 184

Romeo and Juliet is an enduring tragic love story written by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1594 or 1595. It about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately unite their feuding families. Shakespeare borrowed his plot from an original Italian tale. Verona is home to two feuding noble houses, the Montagues and the Capulets, whose children meet and fall in love. They have to hide their love from the world because they know that their parents will not allow them to be together. There are obstacles on the way, like Juliet's cousin, Tybalt, and Romeo's friend Mercutio, and many fights. Life of William Shakespeare is a biography of William Shakespeare by the eminent critic Sidney Lee. This book was one of the first major biographies of the Bard of Avon. It was published in 1898, based on the article contributed to the Dictionary of National Biography. William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His extant works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, the authorship of some of which is uncertain. Sir Sidney Lee (1859 – 1926) was an English biographer and critic. He was a lifelong scholar and enthusiast of Shakespeare. His article on Shakespeare in the fifty-first volume of the Dictionary of National Biography formed the basis of his Life of William Shakespeare. This full-length life is often credited as the first modern biography of the poet.

The Arden Research Handbook of Shakespeare and Adaptation

Author: Diana E. Henderson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 432

View: 243

The Arden Research Handbook of Shakespeare and Adaptation explores the dynamics of adapted Shakespeare across a range of literary genres and new media forms. This comprehensive reference and research resource maps the field of Shakespeare adaptation studies, identifying theories of adaptation, their application in practice and the methodologies that underpin them. It investigates current research and points towards future lines of enquiry for students, researchers and creative practitioners of Shakespeare adaptation. The opening section on research methods and problems considers definitions and theories of Shakespeare adaptation and emphasises how Shakespeare is both adaptor and adapted.A central section develops these theoretical concerns through a series of case studies that move across a range of genres, media forms and cultures to ask not only how Shakespeare is variously transfigured, hybridised and valorised through adaptational play, but also how adaptations produce interpretive communities, and within these potentially new literacies, modes of engagement and sensory pleasures. The volume's third section provides the reader with uniquely detailed insights into creative adaptation, with writers and practice-based researchers reflecting on their close collaborations with Shakespeare's works as an aesthetic, ethical and political encounter. The Handbook further establishes the conceptual parameters of the field through detailed, practical resources that will aid the specialist and non-specialist reader alike, including a guide to research resources and an annotated bibliography.