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Shakespeare and the Art of Physiognomy

Author: Sibylle Baumbach

Publisher: Humanities-Ebooks

ISBN: 1847600786

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 201

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This book deals with the poetics of the human face, the art of physiognomy, and strategies of nonverbal communication in Shakespeare’s plays. It offers new insight into Shakespeare’s modes of characterisation, and his art of performance. In Shakespeare’s plays, the human face is a focal point. As an area where expression and impression meet (and, ideally, correspond), its reliability and trustworthiness are frequently put to the test, sparking off a controversy which serves as a significant and highly challenging subtext to the overall plot.

Literature and Fascination

Author: Sibylle Baumbach

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137538015

Category: Fiction

Page: 318

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Exploring literary fascination as a key concept of aesthetic attraction, this book illuminates the ways in which literary texts are designed, presented, and received. Detailed case studies include texts by William Shakespeare, S.T. Coleridge, Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker, Oscar Wilde, Joseph Conrad, Don DeLillo, and Ian McEwan.

Portuguese American Literature

Author: Reinaldo Francisco Silva

Publisher: Humanities-Ebooks

ISBN: 1847601073

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 111

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The book is the first in a new series of monographs entitled Contemporary American Literature. Chapter contents are: 1. Locating the Portuguese within the Body of Emergent American Literatures; 2. America Through the Eyes of the Educated Immigrant: José Rodrigues Miguéis, Jorge de Sena and Onésimo T. Almeida; 3. Alfred Lewis as a Writer of Transition; 4. Lesser-Known American Voices of Portuguese Descent: Julian Silva, Thomas Braga and Charles Reis Felix; 5. Under the Spotlight of Critical Acclaim: The Writings of Frank Gaspar and Katherine Vaz.

Some Uses of Physiognomy in the Plays of Shakespeare, Jonson, Marlow and Dekker

Author: John Delane Wilson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Physiognomy

Page: 486

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Shakespeare Survey: Volume 65, A Midsummer Night's Dream

Author: Peter Holland

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316139530

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

View: 7575

Shakespeare Survey is a yearbook of Shakespeare studies and production. Since 1948, Survey has published the best international scholarship in English and many of its essays have become classics of Shakespeare criticism. Each volume is devoted to a theme, or play, or group of plays; each also contains a section of reviews of that year's textual and critical studies and of the year's major British performances. The theme for Volume 65 is 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'. The complete set of Survey volumes is also available online at http://www.cambridge.org/online/shakespearesurvey. This fully searchable resource enables users to browse by author, essay and volume, search by play, theme and topic and save and bookmark their results.

Shakespeare, His Life, Art, and Characters

With an Historical Sketch of the Origin and Growth of the Drama in England

Author: Henry Norman Hudson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English drama

Page: N.A

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His life, art, and characters.

Let me behold thy face

Physiognomik und Gesichtslektüren in Shakespeares Tragödien

Author: Sibylle Baumbach

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783825352837

Category: Physiognomy in literature

Page: 344

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Shakespeare

His Life, Art, and Characters : with an Historical Sketch of the Origin and Growth of the Drama in England

Author: Henry Norman Hudson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English drama

Page: N.A

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The Return of Theory in Early Modern English Studies

Author: P. Cefalu,G. Kuchar,B. Reynolds

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137351055

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 310

View: 901

This companion volume to The Return of Theory in Early Modern English Studies: Tarrying with the Subjunctive exemplifies the new directions in which the field is going as well as the value of crossing disciplinary boundaries within and beyond the humanities. Topics studied include posthumanism, ecological studies, and historical phenomenology.

The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 844

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Nine Lives of William Shakespeare

Author: Graham Holderness

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441197451

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

View: 4835

Acclaimed as the greatest dramatist of all time, William Shakespeare needs little introduction. Or does he? Going beyond Shakespeare the writer and actor, Graham Holderness explores the fact and fiction, tradition and myth, surrounding Shakespeares life. Combining biography and fictional narrative, Holderness takes a fresh critical approach to the problem of piecing together a definitive account of Shakespeares life and work from scant historical information. Instead, this study builds upon and examines the many theories that surround the life of this well-known, yet remarkably unknown man. Nine Shakespeares are presented: writer, player, butcher boy, businessman, husband, friend, lover, Catholic and portrait. By carefully critiquing these biographies and reimagining these nine men, Nine Lives of William Shakespeare creates a unique picture of how this playwright became Shakespeare as he is understood today. Shakespeare Now! is a series of short books that engage imaginatively and often provocatively with the possibilities of Shakespeares plays. It goes back to the source ? the most living language imaginable ? and recaptures the excitement, audacity and surprise of Shakespeare. It will return you to the plays with opened eyes.

The Rise of Alchemy in Fourteenth-Century England

Plantagenet Kings and the Search for the Philosopher's Stone

Author: Jonathan Hughes

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441147772

Category: History

Page: 296

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Alchemists did more than try to transmute base metals into gold: they studied planetary influences on metals and people, refined plants and minerals in the search for medicines and advocated the regeneration of matter and spirit. This book illustrates how this new branch of thought became increasingly popular as the practical and theoretical knowledge of alchemists spread throughout England.Adopted by those in court and the circles of nobility for their own physical and spiritual needs, it was adapted for the diagnosis and therapeutic treatment of the illnesses of the body politic and its head, the king. This is the first work to synthesize all aspects of alchemy and show its contribution to intellectual, social and political life in the fourteenth century. Hughes explores a rich body of manuscripts to reveal the daily routines of the alchemist and his imaginative mindscape, and considers the contribution of alchemy to the vernacular culture and political debate, leading to a reassessment of the intellectual life of the middle ages.

Coleridge on Shakespeare

The text of the lectures of 1811-12

Author: R. A. Foakes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135032815

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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First published in 1971. The only substantial text of a series of lectures on Shakespeare by S T Coleridge is that provided by J P Collier's Seven Lectures on Shakespeare and Milton (1856). His text of these important lectures given by Coleridge in 1811-12 has been the basis of all modern editions. This edition is based on hitherto unpublished transcripts of the lectures made by Collier when, as a young man, he attended Coleridge's lectures. R A Foakes' introduction and appendices demonstrate the extent to which Collier revised and altered Coleridge's words for the edition he published forty-five years later. This volume therefore provides a much more authoritative text of Coleridge's most important Shakespeare lectures.

Lucretia

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 384304743X

Category: Poetry

Page: 56

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William Shakespeare: Lucretia Erstmals ins Deutsche übersetzt von Heinrich Christoph Albrecht (1783) Die vorliegende Übersetzung stammt von Friedrich Bodenstedt. Vollständige Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2014. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: William Shakespeare: Sämtliche Werke in vier Bänden. Band 2, Herausgegeben von Anselm Schlösser. Berlin: Aufbau, 1975. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Tizian, Tarquinius und Lucretia, 1571. Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 11 pt.

Memoirs of a Social Monster; or the history of Charles Price ..., containing an account of the ... fraud and ... forgeries of that truly great man on the Governor and Company of the Bank of England for ... six years ... including ... his ... depredations on society for ... fifty-five years

Author: Charles PRICE (Forger.)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 344

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Shakespeare, Cinema and Desire

Adaptation and Other Futures of Shakespeare's Language

Author: S. Ryle

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137332069

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 253

View: 1216

Shakespeare, Cinema and Desire explores the desires and the futures of Shakespeare's language and cinematographic adaptations of Shakespeare. Tracing ways that film offers us a rich new understanding of Shakespeare, it highlights issues such as media technology, mourning, loss, the voice, narrative territories and flows, sexuality and gender.

Mute Speech

Literature, Critical Theory, and Politics

Author: Jacques Rancière

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231528000

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

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Jacques Rancière has continually unsettled political discourse, particularly through his questioning of aesthetic "distributions of the sensible," which configure the limits of what can be seen and said. Widely recognized as a seminal work in Rancière's corpus, the translation of which is long overdue, Mute Speech is an intellectual tour de force proposing a new framework for thinking about the history of art and literature. Rancière argues that our current notion of "literature" is a relatively recent creation, having first appeared in the wake of the French Revolution and with the rise of Romanticism. In its rejection of the system of representational hierarchies that had constituted belles-letters, "literature" is founded upon a radical equivalence in which all things are possible expressions of the life of a people. With an analysis reaching back to Plato, Aristotle, the German Romantics, Vico, and Cervantes and concluding with brilliant readings of Flaubert, Mallarmé, and Proust, Rancière demonstrates the uncontrollable democratic impulse lying at the heart of literature's still-vital capacity for reinvention.

The Comedies, Histories, Tragedies, and Poems of William Shakspere: Midsummer night's dream. Taming of the shrew. Merchant of Venice. Much ado about nothing

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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The Encyclopedia of the Novel

Author: N.A

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111877907X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1024

View: 1284

The Works of Walter Pater

Author: Walter Pater

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108034276

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

View: 9903

Walter Pater (1839-94) was the foremost Victorian writer on art and on aesthetic experience. He brought his extensive knowledge of the history of art to bear on the new problem of how to explain the very personal affective response to beauty, and raised this into a central concern of aesthetic and philosophical thought. His ideas still shape modern assumptions about how art plays on our feelings and intellectual responses. This edition of Pater's complete works was published in 1900-1 in a limited edition of 775 copies. This collection of essays, first published in 1889, was Pater's only literary-critical work until the posthumous publication of his reviews from The Guardian (the ninth volume in this edition). His well-known essay 'Style', written from the perspective of a critic and a novelist, opens the volume. The other essays include his readings of Thomas Browne, Wordsworth and Coleridge, Shakespeare and D. G. Rossetti.

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