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Antony and Cleopatra

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853260759

Category: Drama

Page: 141

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A wide-ranging selection from the most recent criticism of Antony and Cleopatra, beginning with seminal work from the 1950s onwards and culminating in a series of radical reappraisals of the play's content, form and appeal to modern readers. The essays, together with a substantial Introduction, offer a controversial, lively re-reading of one of Shakespeare's major tragedies.

Jane Eyre

Author: Charlotte Brontë

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853260209

Category: Fiction

Page: 410

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A young woman looks back at her childhood in a harsh orphanage and describes her growing love for the man who employs her as governess


Including The Classic Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare

Author: William Shakespeare,Sidney Lee

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 802723669X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1323

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Antony and Cleopatra is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, written in 1606. The play was first printed in the First Folio of 1623. The plot is based on Thomas North's translation of Plutarch's Lives and follows the relationship between Cleopatra and Mark Antony from the time of the Sicilian revolt to Cleopatra's suicide during the Final War of the Roman Republic. Cleopatra, the ambiguous Queen of Egypt, has bewitched the great Mark Antony, soldier, campaigner and now one of the three rulers of the Roman Empire. When Antony quarrels with his fellow leaders and throws in his lot with Cleopatra, his infatuation threatens to split the Empire in two. 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.

Toward a Dramaturgical Sensibility

Landscape and Journey

Author: Geoffrey S. Proehl,D. D. Kugler,Mark Lamos,Michael Lupu

Publisher: Associated University Presse

ISBN: 9780838641125

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 241

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What can we know? This study--aimed at students, teachers, and theater artists--argues the centrality of this question to dramaturges, dramaturgy, and a dramaturgical sensibility. It suggests--from two perspectives, Landscape and Journey--that the attempt to know the dramaturgy of a play is little different from the attempt to know another person for whom we care. Part I explores the landscapes of conversation, pleasure, and pattern as places in which a dramaturgical sensibility encounters knowledge, loss, subjectivity, time and inquiry--elements central to its composition. Part II follows the journey of rehearsals for Antony and Cleopatra at the Guthrie Theater in the fall of 2001 and winter of 2002, focusing on ways in which theater artists engage, explore, and respond to a play's dramaturgy from the first steps to the final previews. Geoffrey S. Proehl teaches, dramaturges, and directs at the University of Puget Sound.


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The Aeneid

Author: Publius Vergilius Maro,Virgil

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853262630

Category: Poetry

Page: 226

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The Aeneidis Virgil's Masterpiece. His epic poem recounts the story of Rome's legendary origins from the ashes of Troy and proclaims her destiny of world dominion. This optimistic vision is accompanied by an undertow of sadness at the price that must be paid in human suffering to secure Rome's future greatness. The tension between the public voice of celebration and the tragic private voice is given full expression both in the doomed love of Dido and Aeneas, and in the fateful clash between the Trojan leader and the Italian hero, Turnus. Hailed by T.S. Eliot as 'the classic of all Europe', Virgil's Aeneidhas enjoyed a unique and enduring influence on European literature, art and politics for the past two thousand years.

Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

Author: Plutarch,Judith Mossman

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853267949

Category: Fiction

Page: 871

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Offers biographies of Greek and Roman leaders and compares their personal qualities and accomplishments.

The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Performance

Author: James C. Bulman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191510815

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 656

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Shakespearean performance criticism has undergone a sea change in recent years, and strong tides of discovery are continuing to shift the contours of the discipline. The essays in this volume, written by scholars from around the world, reveal how these critical cross-currents are influencing the ways we now view Shakespeare in performance. The volume is organised in four Parts. Part I interrogates how Shakespeare continues to achieve contemporaneity for Western audiences by exploring modes of performance, acting styles, and aesthetic choices regarded as experimental. Part II tackles the burgeoning field of reception: how and why audiences respond to performances as they do, or actors to the conditions in which they perform; how immersive productions turn spectators into actors; how memory and cognition shape and reshape the performances we think we saw. Part III addresses the ways in which revolutions in technology have altered our views of Shakespeare, both through the mediums of film and sound recording, and through digitalizing processes that have generated a profound reconsideration of what performance is and how it is accessed. The final Part grapples with intercultural Shakespeare, considering not only matters of cultural hegemony and appropriation in a 'global' importation of non-Western productions to Europe and North America, but also how Shakespeare has been made 'local' in performances staged or filmed in African, Asian, and Latin American countries. Together, these ground-breaking essays attest to the richness and diversity of Shakespearean performance criticism as it is practiced today, and they point the way to critical continents not yet explored.

The Idiot

Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853261756

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

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Translated by Constance Garnett, with an Introduction and Notes by Agnes Cardinal, Honorary Senior Lecturer in Comparative Literature at the University of Kent. Prince Myshkin returns to Russia from an asylum in Switzerland. As he becomes embroiled in the frantic amatory and financial intrigues which centre around a cast of brilliantly realised characters and which ultimately lead to tragedy, he emerges as a unique combination of the Christian ideal of perfection and Dostoevsky's own views, afflictions and manners. His serene selflessness is contrasted with the worldly qualities of every other character in the novel. Dostoevsky supplies a harsh indictment of the Russian ruling class of his day who have created a world which cannot accomodate the goodness of this idiot.

Shakespeare's Sonnette

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter



Page: 151

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: his own" (Dowden). For the references to the poet's the Sonnets, see p. 41 above. 3. Furrows. Cf. Sonn. 2 above, and Rich. III. i. 3. 229. 4. Expiate. Bring to an end. Cf. Rich. III. iii. 3. 23: "Make haste; the hour of death is expiate." Here, as there, Steevens conjectures "expirate," which White and Hudson adopt. Surely there is no need of coining a word to replace one which S. twice uses and which can be plausibly explained. Malone quotes Chapman's Byron's Conspiracie, in which an old courtier speaks of himself as " A poor and expiate humour of the court." XXIII 1. Vnperfect. Used by S. only here; but unperfectness occurs in Oth. ii. 3. 298. Imperfect we find in Sonn. 43. 11 and elsewhere, and imperfection six times in the plays. On the present passage, cf. Cor. v. 3. 40: --"Like a dull actor now, I have forgot my part, and I am out, Even to a full disgrace." 2. Besides. For the prepositional use, cf. T. N, iv. 2. 92: "Alas, sir, how fell you besides your five wits?" 3. Replete with too much rage. The rage overcoming self-control. 5. For fear of trust. Fearing to trust myself. Schmidt makes it = " doubting of being trusted;" but the context clearly confirms the explanation I have given. Dowden calls attention to the construction of the first eight lines, 5, 6 referring to 1, 2, and 7, 8, to 3. 4 6. Ceremony. Hudson says that the word "is here used as a trisyllable, as if spelt cer'mony;" but how he would scan the verse I cannot imagine. The word is clearly a quadrisyllable, as almost always in S. 9. Books. Sewell reads " looks;" but the old reading is supported by 13 below. The books, as Dowden remarks, are probably the manuscript books in which the poet writes his sonnets. 12. That tongue. Probably = any tongue, however eloquent, ...

Oxford Lectures on Poetry

Author: A.C. Bradley

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 9788171563791

Category: Poetry

Page: 395

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One Of The Best-Known Works Of Bradley, The Present Volume Consists Of Lectures Delivered During The Author S Tenure Of The Chair Of Poetry (1901-1906) At Oxford. The Lectures Approach The Style And Craftsmanship, Views And Theories Of Shakespeare, Wordsworth, Hegel, Shelley And Keats Through An Extended Study Of Their Valuable Works. Lectures Included Herein Are:" Poetry For Poetry S Sake" The Sublime" Hegel S Theory Of Tragedy" Wordsworth" Shelley S View Of Poetry" The Long Poem In The Age Of Wordsworth" The Letters Of Keats" The Rejection Of Falstaff" Shakespeare S Antony And Cleopatra" Shakespeare The Man" Shakespeare S Theatre And AudienceBradley S Work Is Considered A Classical Masterpiece Which Retains Its Interest And Admirers As Yet. It Is A Must-Read Book For Students And Researchers Of English Literature As It Facilitates In-Depth Study Of Valuable Works Of Great Authors Of The Subject.

Shakspere's Julius Caesar

Author: George Clinton Densmore Odell

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9780270187052

Category: Drama

Page: 250

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Coriolanus ; Julius Caesar ; Antony and Cleopatra ; King John

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A



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Shakespeare für Dummies

Author: John Doyle,Ray Lischner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527800913

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 335

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Entdecken Sie die Geheimnisse von Romeo, Hamlet, Macbeth & Co. Dachten Sie bisher immer, dass Shakespeare eine Nummer zu groß für Sie ist? Oder gehören Sie zu denjenigen, die dank der zahlreichen Verfilmungen seiner Werke gerne mehr über ihn erfahren möchten? Oder möchten Sie einmal einen Blick in die englischen Originale werfen? Dann sollten Sie sich dieses Buch nicht entgehen lassen. Fernab von trockenen Schulvorträgen und schlechten Aufführungen entführen Sie John Doyle und Ray Lischner in die spannende Welt von Shakespeare. Sie führen Sie an seine wichtigsten Werke heran: die Tragödien, Komödien, Historien und Sonette. Außerdem erfahren Sie alles über sein Leben und sein außergewöhnliches Englisch.

Der weite Raum der Zeit


Author: Jeanette Winterson

Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag

ISBN: 3641161452

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Blinde Eifersucht und zerstörerischer Zorn – doch die Zeit heilt alle Wunden Der Londoner Investmentbanker Leo verdächtigt seine schwangere Frau MiMi, ihn mit seinem Jugendfreund Xeno zu betrügen. In rasender Eifersucht und blind gegenüber allen gegenteiligen Beweisen verstößt er MiMi und seine neugeborene Tochter Perdita. Durch einen glücklichen Zufall findet der Barpianist Shep das Baby und nimmt es mit nach Hause. Jahre später verliebt sich das Mädchen in einen jungen Mann – Xenos einzigen Sohn. Zusammen machen sie sich auf, das Rätsel ihrer Herkunft zu lösen und alte Wunden zu heilen, damit der Bann der Vergangenheit endlich gebrochen wird. Jeanette Winterson spielt souverän mit Figuren und Handlung aus Shakespeares "Das Wintermärchen" und erzählt eine verblüffend moderne Geschichte über rasende Eifersucht, blinden Selbsthass und die tiefe Sehnsucht in uns, die Fehler der Vergangenheit wieder gut zu machen.

Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra

With Introduction, and Notes Explanatory and Critical. For Use in Schools and Families

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A



Page: 224

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The Wordsworth Book of Opera

Author: Arthur Jacobs,Stanley Sadie

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853263705

Category: Music

Page: 560

View: 7597

This volume is a reference source to literature in the English language throughout the world. It provides a survey of the world-wide literary tradition of this area, and offers explanations of genres, movements, critical terms and literary concepts.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853268953

Category: Drama

Page: 1263

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Gathers all of Shakespeare's plays, sonnets, and poems.

Rolfe's Shakespeare: Antony and Cleopatra

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A



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Studies in Literature: Byron Shelley. Milton. Antony and Cleopatra. A gossip on Chaucer. After Chaucer. The Victorian age

Author: Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

Publisher: N.A


Category: English literature

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