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All the World's a Stage

By Joseph Rosenblum
  • ISBN Code: : 1538113813
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Pages : 376
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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This volume identifies and delineates all of the locations in Shakespeare's works—not just countries and cities, but homes, streets, and exotic locales in which all of the action takes place—from Hamlet’s castle in Denmark to Petruchio’s house in The Taming of the Shrew.

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All's Well That Ends Well

By William Shakespeare
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  • Publisher : EDCON Publishing Group
  • Book Code : 9781555763527
  • Total of Pages : 72
  • Category : High interest-low vocabulary books
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  • Pdf File: all-s-well-that-ends-well.pdf

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Easy Reading Shakespeare! Introduce your students to the famous literary accomplishments of William Shakespeare. Easy-reading adaptations will ignite the interest of reluctant and enthusiastic readers. Each of these condensed works is arranged in a ten-chapter format with key words designed and used in context. Multiple-choice questions require students to recall specific details, sequence events, draw inferences, develop new story names, and choose the main idea. Improves fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. Grade 5 reading level.

Crossword Lists and Crossword Solver

By Anne Stibbs Kerr
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1472968077
  • Total of Pages : 896
  • Category : Games & Activities
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Anyone who regularly tackles challenging crossword puzzles will be familiar with the frustration of unanswered clues blocking the road to completion. Together in one bumper volume, Crossword Lists and Crossword Solver provides the ultimate aid for tracking down those final solutions. The Lists section contains more than 100,000 words and phrases, listed both alphabetically and by number of letters, under category headings such as Volcanoes, Fungi, Gilbert & Sullivan, Clouds, Cheeses, Mottos and Archbishops of Canterbury. As intersecting solutions provide letters of the unanswered clue, locating the correct word or phrase becomes quick and easy. The lists are backed up with a comprehensive index, which also guides the puzzler to associated tables - e.g. when looking for Film Stars; try Stage and Screen Personalities. The Solver section contains more than 100,000 potential solutions, including plurals, comparative and superlative adjectives and inflections of verbs. The list extends to first names, place names, technical terms, compound expressions, abbreviations and euphemisms. Grouped according to number of letters - up to fifteen - this section is easy to use and suitable for all levels of crossword puzzle. At the end a further 3,000 words are listed by category, along with an index of unusual words.

Shakespeare, With Introductory Matter on Poetry, The Drama, and The Stage (Unabridged)

By Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8026839889
  • Total of Pages : 175
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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  • Pdf File: shakespeare-with-introductory-matter-on-poetry-the-drama-and-the-stage.pdf

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This carefully crafted ebook: "Shakespeare, With Introductory Matter on Poetry, The Drama, and The Stage (Unabridged)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834) was an English poet, literary critic and philosopher who, with his friend William Wordsworth, was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England and a member of the Lake Poets. Content: Definition of Poetry Greek Drama Progress Of The Drama The Drama Generally, And Public Taste Notes on Shakespeare Shakespeare, A Poet Generally Shakespeare's Judgment equal to his Genius Recapitulation, And Summary Of the Characteristics of Shakespeare's Dramas Outline Of An Introductory Lecture Upon Shakespeare Order Of Shakespeare's Plays Notes On The "Tempest" Love's Labour's Lost Midsummer Night's Dream Comedy Of Errors As You Like It Twelfth Night All's Well That Ends Well Merry Wives Of Windsor Measure For Measure Cymbeline Titus Andronicus Troilus And Cressida Coriolanus Julius Cæsar Antony And Cleopatra Timon Of Athens Romeo And Juliet Shakespeare's English Historical Plays King John Richard II. Henry IV. Richard III. Lear Hamlet Macbeth Winter's Tale Othello Notes on Ben Jonson Whalley's Preface Whalley's 'Life Of Jonson' Every Man Out Of His Humour Poetaster Fall Of Sejanus Volpone Apicæne The Alchemist Catiline's Conspiracy Bartholomew Fair The Devil Is An Ass The Staple Of News The New Inn Notes on Beaumont And Fletcher. Harris's Commendatory Poem On Fletcher Life Of Fletcher In Stockdale's Edition, 1811.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

By William Shakespeare,General Press
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  • Publisher : GENERAL PRESS
  • Book Code : 9380914830
  • Total of Pages : 4500
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 409
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Book Short Summary:

Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, King Lear, Hamlet, and Macbeth — the works of William Shakespeare still resonate in our imaginations four centuries after they were written. The timeless characters and themes of the Bard’s plays fascinate us with their joys, struggles, and triumphs, and now they are available in a single volume for Shakespeare fans. This edition of William Shakespeare's works includes all of his poems and plays in an elegant manner which makes it the perfect gift for any lover of literature — a book to read and treasure! Whether for a Shakespeare devotee or someone just discovering him, this is the perfect place to experience the drama of Shakespeare's words. It is one of the most authoritative editions of Shakespeare's Complete Works. This ebook contains Shakespeare's complete plays and complete poems in a new, easy-to-read and easy-to-navigate format. This is the most reader-friendly introduction to Shakespeare available today. 'The Complete Works of William Shakespeare' collects all thirty-seven of the immortal Bard's comedies, tragedies, and historical plays in a Collectible Edition. This volume also features Shakespeare's complete poetry, including the sonnets. With this beautiful Collectible Edition, you can enjoy Shakespeare's enduring literary legacy again and again. This collection features the following works: THE PLAYS A Midsummer Night’s Dream All’s Well that Ends Well Antony and Cleopatra As You Like It The Comedy of Errors Coriolanus Cymbeline Hamlet, Prince of Denmark Julius Caesar King Henry the Eighth King Henry the Fifth King Henry the Fourth, the First Part King Henry the Fourth, the Second Part King Henry the Sixth, the First Part King Henry the Sixth, the Second Part King Henry the Sixth, the Third Part King John King Lear King Richard the Second King Richard the Third Love’s Labour’s Lost Macbeth Measure for Measure The Merchant of Venice The Merry Wives of Windsor Much Ado About Nothing Othello, the Moor of Venice Pericles, Prince of Tyre Romeo and Juliet The Taming of the Shrew The Tempest Timon of Athens Titus Andronicus Troilus and Cressida Twelfth Night; or, What You Will The Two Gentlemen of Verona The Winter’s Tale SONNETS AND POEMS The Sonnets A Lover’s Complaint The Passionate Pilgrim The Phoenix and the Turtle The Rape of Lucrece Venus and Adonis (The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare, 9789380914831)

Shakespeare and Text

By John Jowett
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0192562606
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 942
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Shakespeare and Text is built on the research and experience of a leading expert on Shakespeare editing and textual studies. The first edition has proved its value as an indispensable and unique guide to its topic. It takes Shakespeare readers to the very foundation of his work, explaining how his plays first took shape in the theatre where writing was part of a larger collective enterprise. The account examines the early modern printing industry that produced the earliest surviving texts of Shakespeare's plays. It describes the roles of publisher and printer, the controls exerted through the Stationers' Company, and the technology of printing. A chapter is devoted to the book that gathered Shakespeare's plays together for the first time, the First Folio of 1623. Shakespeare and Text goes on to survey the major developments in textual studies over the past century. It builds on the recent upsurge of interest in textual theory, and deals with issues such as collaboration, the instability of the text, the relationship between theatre culture and print culture, and the book as a material object. Later chapters examine the current critical edition, explaining the procedures that transform early texts in to a very different cultural artefact, the edition in which we regularly encounter Shakespeare. The new revised edition, which builds on Jowett's research for the New Oxford Shakespeare, engages with scholarship of the past decade, work that has transformed our understanding of textual versions, has opened up the taxonomy of Shakespeare's texts, and has significantly extended the picture of Shakespeare as a co-author. A new chapter describes digital text, digital editing, and their interface with the traditional media.

Shakespeare's Tales: Macbeth

By Samantha Newman
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  • Publisher : Arcturus Publishing
  • Book Code : 1398818143
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  • Members : 620
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Macbeth is riding home from war when he is met by three witches. They tell him a prophecy, in which he will be king of Scotland. Macbeth decides to make it come true by killing the current king - but he soon comes to be haunted by his bloody choice. This murderous tragedy has been retold and adapted with new illustrations, making it perfect for younger readers. Adapted by Samantha Newman, it will enthral young readers of 7+. ABOUT THE SERIES: Shakespeare's Tales brings the Bard's timeless stories to life for a younger generation, with wit and panache. Samantha Newman's cleverly reworked text retains many of Shakespeare's own inimitable turns of phrase, while simplifying and clarifying the language and plots to make stories accessible to children. Perfect for children aged 7+.

Twelfth Night

By Edited by W. Turner
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  • Publisher : S. Chand Publishing
  • Book Code : 9788121906890
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Macbeth

By William Shakespeare
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  • Publisher : EDCON Publishing Group
  • Book Code : 9781555763312
  • Total of Pages : 72
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
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  • Pdf File: macbeth.pdf

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Easy Reading Shakespeare! Introduce your students to the famous literary accomplishments of William Shakespeare. Easy-reading adaptations will ignite the interest of reluctant and enthusiastic readers. Each of these condensed works is arranged in a ten-chapter format with key words designed and used in context. Multiple-choice questions require students to recall specific details, sequence events, draw inferences, develop new story names, and choose the main idea. Improves fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. Grade 4 reading level.

Shakespeare's Tales: Twelfth Night

By Samantha Newman
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A shipwreck separates twins Viola and Sebastian on the shores of an unknown land. Viola disguises herself as a male servant, but soon falls in love with her master. He is in love with a countess, who in turn falls in love with Viola! And it only gets more complicated when Sebastian turns up... This hilarious comedy has been retold and adapted with new illustrations, making it perfect for younger readers. Adapted by Samantha Newman, it will enthral young readers of 7+. ABOUT THE SERIES: Shakespeare's Tales brings the Bard's timeless stories to life for a younger generation, with wit and panache. Samantha Newman's cleverly reworked text retains many of Shakespeare's own inimitable turns of phrase, while simplifying and clarifying the language and plots to make stories accessible to children. Perfect for children aged 7+.

BRITISH CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION A CONCISE MANUAL FOR FOREIGN LEARNERS

By Mask Press
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  • Publisher : Mask Press Oxford
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 135
  • Category : Foreign Language Study
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A textbook on Britain, its country and people, religion, politics and government, international relations, legal system, economy, education, media, and culture for students of British studies. Presenting the basis features of British society, the volume introduces British civilization by highlighting its history of cultural, geographical and human diversity. The book includes: - Britain’s politics, the Parliament and 2016 Brexit referendum - Insight into the attitudes of British people to the conditions in which they live and work today - Readings on food, culture, religion, music and literature upon which students can develop their own independent study. Supported by full-colour illustrations and useful figures, it is the ideal introduction to the crucial and complex nature of British civilization, culture, and society, past and present.

The Birth and Death of the Author

By Andrew J. Power
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 0429859465
  • Total of Pages : 190
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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The Birth and Death of the Author is a work about the changing nature of authorship as a concept. In eight specialist interventions by a diverse group of the finest international scholars it tells a history of print authorship in a set of author case studies from the fifteenth to the twenty-first century. The introduction surveys the prehistory of print authorship and sets the historical and theoretical framework that opens the discussion for the seven succeeding chapters. Engaging particularly with the history of the materials and technology of authorship it places this in conversation with the critical history of the author up to and beyond the crisis of Barthes' 'Death of the Author'. As a multi-authored history of authorship itself, each subsequent chapter takes a single author or work from every century since the advent of print and focuses in on the relationship between the author and the reader. Thus they explore the complexities of the concept of authorship in the works of Thomas Hoccleve and John Lydgate (Andrew Galloway, Cornell University), William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe (Rory Loughnane, University of Kent), John Taylor, "the Water Poet" (Edel Semple, University College Cork), Samuel Richardson (Natasha Simonova, University of Oxford), Herman Melville (and his reluctant scrivener ‘Bartleby’) (William E. Engel, Sewanee, The University of the South), James Joyce (Brad Tuggle, University of Alabama), and Grant Morrison (Darragh Greene, University College Dublin).

Shakespeare in the Theatre: The American Shakespeare Center

By Paul Menzer
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1472584996
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Drama
  • Members : 759
  • Pdf File: shakespeare-in-the-theatre.pdf

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The original Blackfriars closed its doors in the 1640s, ending over half-a-century of performances by men and boys. In 2001, in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, it opened once again. The reconstructed Blackfriars, home to the American Shakespeare Center, represents an old playhouse for the new millennium and therefore symbolically registers the permanent revolution in the performance of Shakespeare. Time and again, the industry refreshes its practices by rediscovering its own history. This book assesses how one American company has capitalised on history and in so doing has forged one of its own to become a major influence in contemporary Shakespearean theatre.

Shakespeare and the Making of Theatre

By Paul Edmondson,Bridget Escolme
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1137284935
  • Total of Pages : 264
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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  • Pdf File: shakespeare-and-the-making-of-theatre.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A highly engaging text that approaches Shakespeare as a maker of theatre, as well as a writer of literature. Leading performance critics dismantle Shakespeare's texts, identifying theatrical cues in ways which develop understanding of the underlying theatricality of Shakespeare's plays and stimulate further performances.

The Arden Research Handbook of Shakespeare and Textual Studies

By Lukas Erne
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1350080640
  • Total of Pages : 408
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 557
  • Pdf File: the-arden-research-handbook-of-shakespeare-and-textual-studies.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Arden Research Handbook of Shakespeare and Textual Studies is a wide-ranging, authoritative guide to research on Shakespeare and textual studies by an international team of leading scholars. It contains chapters on all the major areas of current research, notably the Shakespeare manuscripts; the printed text and paratext in Shakespeare's early playbooks and poetry books; Shakespeare's place in the early modern book trade; Shakespeare's early readers, users, and collectors; the constitution and evolution of the Shakespeare canon from the sixteenth to the twenty-first century; Shakespeare's editors from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century; and the modern editorial reproduction of Shakespeare. The Handbook also devotes separate chapters to new directions and developments in research in the field, specifically in the areas of digital editing and of authorship attribution methodologies. In addition, the Companion contains various sections that provide non-specialists with practical help: an A-Z of key terms and concepts, a guide to research methods and problems, a chronology of major publications and events, an introduction to resources for study of the field, and a substantial annotated bibliography. The Arden Research Handbook of Shakespeare and Textual Studies is a reference work aimed at advanced undergraduate and graduate students as well as scholars and libraries, a guide to beginning or developing research in the field, an essential companion for all those interested in Shakespeare and textual studies.

Biblical References in Shakespeare's Plays

By Naseeb Shaheen,Nasīb ʿAzīz Šāhīn
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  • Publisher : University of Delaware Press
  • Book Code : 9780874136777
  • Total of Pages : 879
  • Category : Drama
  • Members : 187
  • Pdf File: biblical-references-in-shakespeare-s-plays.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Analyzes the biblical references that Shakespeare makes in his plays, surveying the different English Bibles available to Shakespeare, and pointing out which of these he referred to most often (the King James version only appeared near the end of his career). Also examines biblical references found in literary source material used by Shakespeare to determine whether he used or adapted these or added others from his own memory; and what these allusions would have meant to audiences of the time.--From publisher description.

Literary Nuances

By Ethan Lewis
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  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Book Code : 1527527700
  • Total of Pages : 456
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Book Short Summary:

This series of critical pieces is variously structured, with conventional essays, extended meditations, and short analytic notes appealing to differing tastes. Indeed, the diverse format constitutes a secondary thesis: like the artists about whom they write, literary critics are obliged to discover (and execute, of course) the form best suited to convey the content. The material in this case consists of meticulous close readings of authors almost spanning the alphabetical spectrum: from Akhmatova to Yeats; from Blake and Borges to Williams and Wittgenstein – and likewise, ranging over centuries: the sixteenth through the twentieth. Shakespeare and the Modernists largely figure in these musings, which illuminate, entertain, and genuinely engage. As T.S. Eliot remarked, “Our talking about poetry is an extension of our experience of it; and as a good deal of thinking has gone to the making of poetry, so a good deal may go to the study of it.”

The Complete Idiot's Guide to 40,000 Baby Names, 2nd Edition

By Marcia Layton Turner
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101012331
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : Family & Relationships
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From Atticus to Zuzu With 10,000 additional names and 50 additional lists (200 total), this latest edition is the most comprehensive guide to naming newborns on the market, and the most fun! With specialized lists, from world leaders to favorite characters from children's literature, biblical figures to Wiccan/ Gothic/Vampire names, Olympic medalists to Nobel Prize winners, plus alphabetized lists for each gender, this guide makes the name game easy, pleasurable, and enlightening. - Approximately 4 million babies born every year in the U.S, and they all need names! - Contains 40,000 names, 10,000 more than The Everything Baby Names Book and 35,000 more than Baby Names for Dummies - Includes 200 specialized lists - even the names that have the best and worst nicknames - which add to the fun of selecting the perfect name

Disseminating Shakespeare in the Nordic Countries

By Nely Keinänen,Per Sivefors
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1350200883
  • Total of Pages : 344
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 358
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Charting the early dissemination of Shakespeare in the Nordic countries in the 19th century, this opens up an area of global Shakespeare studies that has received little attention to date. With case studies exploring the earliest translations of Hamlet into Danish; the first translation of Macbeth and the differing translations of Hamlet into Swedish; adaptations into Finnish; Kierkegaard's re-working of King Lear, and the reception of the African-American actor Ira Aldridge's performances in Stockholm as Othello and Shylock, it will appeal to all those interested in the reception of Shakespeare and its relationship to the political and social conditions. The volume intervenes in the current discussion of global Shakespeare and more recent concepts like 'rhizome', which challenge the notion of an Anglocentric model of 'centre' versus 'periphery'. It offers a new assessment of these notions, revealing how the dissemination of Shakespeare is determined by a series of local and frequently interlocking centres and peripheries, such as the Finnish relation to Russia or the Norwegian relation with Sweden, rather than a matter of influence from the English Cultural Sphere.

Shakespeare's Tales: The Winter's Tale

By Samantha Newman
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  • Book Code : 1398818224
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King Leonte's jealousy causes his sweet wife, Hermione to die and their baby daughter, Perdita to be exiled. Can the king learn the error of his ways? Will he ever get to meet Perdita again? This tale of redemption has been retold and adapted with new illustrations, making it perfect for younger readers. Adapted by Samantha Newman, it will enthral young readers of 7+. ABOUT THE SERIES: Shakespeare's Tales brings the Bard's timeless stories to life for a younger generation, with wit and panache. Samantha Newman's cleverly reworked text retains many of Shakespeare's own inimitable turns of phrase, while simplifying and clarifying the language and plots to make stories accessible to children. Perfect for children aged 7+.

Great Shakespeare Actors

By Stanley Wells
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  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Book Code : 0191008354
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 285
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Book Short Summary:

Great Shakespeare Actors offers a series of essays on great Shakespeare actors from his time to ours, starting by asking whether Shakespeare himself was the first—the answer is No—and continuing with essays on the men and women who have given great stage performances in his plays from Elizabethan times to our own. They include both English and American performers such as David Garrick, Sarah Siddons, Charlotte Cushman, Ira Aldridge, Edwin Booth, Henry Irving, Ellen Terry, Edith Evans, Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson, Peggy Ashcroft, Janet Suzman, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, and Kenneth Branagh. Individual chapters tell the story of their subjects' careers, but together these overlapping tales combine to offer a succinct, actor-centred history of Shakespearian theatrical performance. Stanley Wells examines what it takes to be a great Shakespeare actor and then offers a concise sketch of each actor's career in Shakespeare, an assessment of their specific talents and claims to greatness, and an account, drawing on contemporary reviews, biographies, anecdotes, and, for some of the more recent actors, the author's personal memories of their most notable performances in Shakespeare roles.

Shakespeare and Ecofeminist Theory

By Jennifer Munroe,Rebecca Laroche
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1472590473
  • Total of Pages : 216
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Ecofeminism has been an important field of theory in philosophy and environmental studies for decades. It takes as its primary concern the way the relationship between the human and nonhuman is both material and cultural, but it also investigates how this relationship is inherently entangled with questions of gender equity and social justice. Shakespeare and Ecofeminist Theory engagingly establishes a history of ecofeminist scholarship relevant to early modern studies, and provides a clear overview of this rich field of philosophical enquiry. Through fresh, detailed readings of Shakespeare's poetry and drama, this volume is a wholly original study articulating the ways in which we can better understand the world of Shakespeare's plays, and the relationships between men, women, animals, and plants that we see in them.

Measure for Measure

By William Shakespeare
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  • Publisher : EDCON Publishing Group
  • Book Code : 9781555763497
  • Total of Pages : 72
  • Category : High interest-low vocabulary books
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  • Pdf File: measure-for-measure.pdf

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This Easy Reading Shakespeare work text will introduce the famous literary accomplishments of William Shakespeare. Easy reading adaptations ignite interest of reluctant and enthusiastic readers. This play has been condensed and reformulated into a novel type book with 10 short chapters and language arts activities after each reading selection. Key words are defined and used in context. Multiple-choice questions require the recall of specific details, sequence of events, the drawing of inferences, developing a new story name, choosing the main idea and more. This 8.5 x11 book includes illustrations; preview words and improves fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. Excellent for English Language Learners, adults and students reading below grade level. Also a great way to introduce the works of William Shakespeare!

King Lear

By Jeffrey Kahan
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1135973652
  • Total of Pages : 10
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 807
  • Pdf File: king-lear.pdf

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Is King Lear an autonomous text, or a rewrite of the earlier and anonymous play King Leir? Should we refer to Shakespeare’s original quarto when discussing the play, the revised folio text, or the popular composite version, stitched together by Alexander Pope in 1725? What of its stage variations? When turning from page to stage, the critical view on King Lear is skewed by the fact that for almost half of the four hundred years the play has been performed, audiences preferred Naham Tate's optimistic adaptation, in which Lear and Cordelia live happily ever after. When discussing King Lear, the question of what comprises ‘the play’ is both complex and fragmentary. These issues of identity and authenticity across time and across mediums are outlined, debated, and considered critically by the contributors to this volume. Using a variety of approaches, from postcolonialism and New Historicism to psychoanalysis and gender studies, the leading international contributors to King Lear: New Critical Essays offer major new interpretations on the conception and writing, editing, and cultural productions of King Lear. This book is an up-to-date and comprehensive anthology of textual scholarship, performance research, and critical writing on one of Shakespeare's most important and perplexing tragedies. Contributors Include: R.A. Foakes, Richard Knowles, Tom Clayton, Cynthia Clegg, Edward L. Rocklin, Christy Desmet, Paul Cantor, Robert V. Young, Stanley Stewart and Jean R. Brink

The New Oxford Shakespeare: Modern Critical Edition

By William Shakespeare
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0192517589
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  • Category : Literary Criticism
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The Complete Works: Modern Critical Edition is part of the landmark New Oxford Shakespeare—an entirely new consideration of all of Shakespeare's works, edited afresh from all the surviving original versions of his work, and drawing on the latest literary, textual, and theatrical scholarship. In one attractive volume, the Modern Critical Edition gives today's students and playgoers the very best resources they need to understand and enjoy all Shakespeare's works. The authoritative text is accompanied by extensive explanatory and performance notes, and innovative introductory materials which lead the reader into exploring questions about interpretation, textual variants, literary criticism, and performance, for themselves. The Modern Critical Edition presents the plays and poetry in the order in which Shakespeare wrote them, so that readers can follow the development of his imagination, his engagement with a rapidly evolving culture and theatre, and his relationship to his literary contemporaries. The New Oxford Shakespeare consists of four interconnected publications: the Modern Critical Edition (with modern spelling), the Critical Reference Edition (with original spelling), a companion volume on Authorship, and an online version integrating all of this material on OUP's high-powered scholarly editions platform. Together, they provide the perfect resource for the future of Shakespeare studies.

Twelfth Night – Ed. Swain

By William Shakespeare
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  • Publisher : Broadview Press
  • Book Code : 1770482563
  • Total of Pages : 168
  • Category : Drama
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This volume includes the text of Twelfth Night as prepared and annotated by David Swain for The Broadview Anthology of British Literature, and is accompanied by the excellent introduction and supplementary materials from the anthology. The diverse and extensive appendices acquaint readers with Shakespeare’s sources and contextualize the play within Elizabethan society. The appendices include an excerpt from Barnabe Riche’s “Of Apollonius and Silla,” Shakespeare’s primary source of inspiration for the play; selections from Galen, Plato, and others illustrating Elizabethan attitudes toward gender and sexuality; excerptions illuminating contemporary moral discomfort with the theatre, such as Philip Stubbes’s “Of Stage-plays and Interludes, with their wickedness”; and pieces on music and duelling that illustrate cultural conventions important to the interpretation of Twelfth Night. This is one of several Broadview Anthology of British Literature Editions being released this year; those wishing to teach the text will have the option of including the convenient stand-alone book as part of a specially-priced shrink-wrapped package together with a volume of the anthology.

Shakespeare on Page and Stage

By Stanley Wells
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0191090107
  • Total of Pages : 496
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Members : 309
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This volume presents a winning selection of the very best essays from the long and distinguished career of Stanley Wells, one of the most well-known and respected Shakespeare scholars in the world. Wells's accomplishments include editing the entire canon of Shakespeare plays for the ground-breaking Oxford Shakespeare, and over his lifetime he has made significant contributions to debates over literary criticism of the works, genre study, textual theory, Shakespeare's afterlife in the theatre, and contemporary performance. The volume is introduced by Peter Holland, and its thirty chapters are divided into themed sections: 'Shakespearian Influences', 'Essays on Particular Works', 'Shakespeare in the Theatre', and 'Shakespeare's Text'. An afterword by Margreta de Grazia concludes the volume.

Shakespeare's Tales: A Midsummer Night's Dream

By Samantha Newman
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  • Publisher : Arcturus Publishing
  • Book Code : 1398818151
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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 136
  • Pdf File: shakespeare-s-tales.pdf

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Four young lovers escape into the woods outside Athens, each hoping to find true love and happiness. Instead, they find fairy mischief and love potions! Everyone is confused about who likes who - and has the Queen of the Fairies fallen in love with a donkey? This classic comedy has been retold and adapted with new illustrations, making it perfect for younger readers. Adapted by Samantha Newman, it will enthral young readers of 7+. ABOUT THE SERIES: Shakespeare's Tales brings the Bard's timeless stories to life for a younger generation, with wit and panache. Samantha Newman's cleverly reworked text retains many of Shakespeare's own inimitable turns of phrase, while simplifying and clarifying the language and plots to make stories accessible to children. Perfect for children aged 7+.

Creative Shakespeare

By Fiona Banks
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  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Book Code : 1408156857
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Drama
  • Members : 489
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This unique book desribes the ways in which educational practitioners at Shakespeare's Globe theatre bring Shakespeare to life for students of all ages.The Globe approach is always active and inclusive - each student finds their own way into Shakespeare - focussing on speaking, moving and performing rather than reading. Drawing on her rich and varied experience as a teacher, Fiona Banks offers a range of examples and practical ideas teachers can take and adapt for their own lessons. The result is a stimulating and inspiring book for teachers of drama and English keen to enliven and enrich their students' experience of Shakespeare.

Romeo & Juliet

By William Shakespeare
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  • Publisher : EDCON Publishing Group
  • Book Code : 9781555763282
  • Total of Pages : 72
  • Category : High interest-low vocabulary books
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  • Pdf File: romeo-juliet.pdf

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Easy-reading adaptation that will ignite the interest of reluctant and enthusiastic readers. Arranged in a 10-chapter format with key words designed and used in context. Multiple-choice questions require students to recall specific details, sequence events, draw inferences, develop new story names, and choose the main idea. Imrpoves fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. Was written using McGraw-Hill's Core Vocabulary. Has been measured by the Fry Readability Formula. The integrity of the original play has been retained but essential converted into a novel type format.

The Cognitive Revolution in Western Culture

By Don LePan
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1349099880
  • Total of Pages : 370
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 240
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LePan challenges the assumption that everybody thinks in the same way by examining a particular mental faculty - expectation. He concludes that certain forms of expectation did not exist in the minds of most medieval people, any more than they do in children or adults in many primitive societies.

Twelfth Night

By William Shakespeare
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 0141914602
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Drama
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One of the best-loved comedies ever written, Twelfth Night is perhaps Shakespeare's most lyrical as well as most experimental play. This Penguin Shakespeare edition is edited by M. M. Mahood with an introduction by Michael Dobson. 'If music be the food of love, play on...' Separated from her twin brother Sebastian after a shipwreck, Viola disguises herself as a boy to serve the Duke of Illyria. Wooing a countess on his behalf, she is stunned to find herself the object of his beloved's affections. With the arrival of Viola's brother, and a trick played upon the countess's steward, confusion reigns in this romantic comedy of mistaken identity. This book contains a general introduction to Shakespeare's life and Elizabethan theatre, a separate introduction to Twelfth Night, a chronology, suggestions for further reading, an essay discussing performance options on both stage and screen, and a commentary. William Shakespeare was born some time in late April 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon and died in 1616. He is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. Stanley Wells is Emeritus Professor of the University of Birmingham and Honorary President of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Michael Dobson is Director of the Shakespeare Institute and Professor of Shakespeare Studies at the University of Birmingham. 'Unrequited love, melancholy, cruelty and joy held together in perfect balance' - Nicholas Hytner