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Antony and Cleopatra

By William Shakespeare
  • ISBN Code: : 1588368343
  • Publisher : Modern Library
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Drama
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A magnificent drama of love and war, this riveting tragedy presents one of Shakespeare's greatest female characters—the seductive, cunning Egyptian queen Cleopatra. The Roman leader Mark Antony, a virtual prisoner of his passion for her, is a man torn between pleasure and virtue, between sensual indolence and duty . . . between an empire and love. Bold, rich, and splendid in its setting and emotions, Antony And Cleopatra ranks among Shakespeare's supreme achievements.

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Antony and Cleopatra In Plain and Simple English (A Modern Translation and the Original Version)

By BookCaps,William Shakespeare
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  • Publisher : BookCaps Study Guides
  • Book Code : 1621072371
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  • Pdf File: antony-and-cleopatra-in-plain-and-simple-english.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The love affair between Cleopatra and Mark Anthony has been recounted many times--but none with the same tragic grandeur as William Shakespeare. Unfortunately, hundreds of years have made it difficult for many modern readers to see the sensual juiciness of the play. BookCaps modern retelling will help you see the play like never before! If you have struggled in the past reading Shakespeare, then BookCaps can help you out. This book is a modern translation of Antony and Cleopatra. The original text is also presented in the book, along with a comparable version of both text. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.

Antony and Cleopatra: A Critical Reader

By Domenico Lovascio
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1350049921
  • Total of Pages : 328
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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  • Pdf File: antony-and-cleopatra.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Arden Early Modern Drama Guides offer students and academics practical and accessible introductions to the critical and performance contexts of key Elizabethan and Jacobean plays. Essays from leading international scholars give invaluable insight into the text by presenting a range of critical perspectives, making the books ideal companions for study and research. Key features include: - Essays on the play's critical and performance history - A keynote essay on current research and thinking about the play - A selection of new essays by leading scholars - A survey of resources to direct students' further reading about the play in print and online Antony and Cleopatra is among Shakespeare's most enduringly popular tragedies. A theatrical piece of extraordinary political power, it also features one of his most memorable couples. Both intellectually and emotionally challenging, Antony and Cleopatra also tests the boundaries of theatrical representation. This volume offers a stimulating and accessible guide to the play that takes stock of the past and current situation of scholarship while simultaneously opening up fresh, thought-provoking critical perspectives.

The Antony and Cleopatra Companion

By BookCaps
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  • Book Code : 1621075052
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Book Short Summary:

Antony and Cleopatra is one of the greatest plays ever written--but let's face it..if you don't understand it, then you are not alone. This annotated book includes a summary of each scene, and an overview of themes and characters. It does not contain the play. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.

Antony and Cleopatra

By Yashdip S. Bains
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1134819706
  • Total of Pages : 552
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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  • Pdf File: antony-and-cleopatra.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This volume is a comprehensive overview of scholarship on this play. It includes chapters on criticism, sources and background, textual studies, bibliographies, editions, and translations. Also covered are the stage history and major productions of the play, and films, music, television, and adaptations and synopses.

Antony & Cleopatra

By Patricia Southern
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  • Publisher : Amberley Publishing Limited
  • Book Code : 1445608871
  • Total of Pages : 189
  • Category : History
  • Members : 651
  • Pdf File: antony-cleopatra.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The tragic love affair of Marc Antony and Cleopatra is a staple of popular ancient history, immortalised by Shakespeare and Hollywood and mercilessly parodied in Carry on Cleo.

Antony & Cleopatra

By William Shakespeare
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  • Publisher : EDCON Publishing Group
  • Book Code : 9781555763510
  • Total of Pages : 72
  • Category : High interest-low vocabulary books
  • Members : 728
  • Pdf File: antony-cleopatra.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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!

Antony and Cleopatra

By Bridget Escolme
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 0230804233
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 401
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Book Short Summary:

This handbook offers a way in to reading Anthony and Cleopatra theatrically. Through analyses of key productions, an account of the historical conditions in which the play was first produced, and a scene-by-scene account of how the play might be approached in performance, this book focuses on the challenges of staging the notorious lovers.

Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra, and the Nature of Fame

By Robert Alexander Logan
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  • Publisher : ISD LLC
  • Book Code : 1580443206
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 621
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Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra, and the Nature of Fame is a characterological study offering new perspectives on Antony and Cleopatra, the most ambiguous of Shakespeare's plays. It also offers new insights about the origins and nature of Shakespeare's imperishable fame. Wide-ranging in its concerns, this monograph promises to make an essential difference in the way scholars view characterizations, fame, Shakespeare's reputation, and the eminence of the celebrated figures of the play.

New Heaven, New Earth

By Jan H. Blits
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  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Book Code : 0739138251
  • Total of Pages : 238
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 558
  • Pdf File: new-heaven-new-earth.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Patterned after his previous books on Shakespeare's plays, Jan H. Blits's New Heaven, New Earth is a scene-by-scene, line-by-line philosophical study of Antony and Cleopatra. Combining close attention to detail with interpretive breadth, Blits approaches Shakespeare as a first-rank thinker who, master of his own thought and writing, produced plays and poetry with an infinitely conscious art, like any commonly recognized philosophical poet. Treating the play as a fully coherent whole, Blits shows that Antony and Cleopatra, as much a history play as a love story, depicts the transition from the pagan to the Christian world_from the aftermath of the collapse of the Roman Republic and the decline of the pagan gods to the emergence of the Roman Empire and the conditions giving rise to Christianity. Instead of being organized thematically, New Heaven, New Earth follows the play from beginning to end, closely examining Shakespeare's text on its own terms and not on the terms of modern literary theory. Using this approach, Blits draws significant and insightful conclusions that will satisfy the interests of scholars of politics, literature, and history alike.

The War That Made the Roman Empire

By Barry Strauss
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1982116692
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : History
  • Members : 838
  • Pdf File: the-war-that-made-the-roman-empire.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A “splendid” (The Wall Street Journal) account of one of history’s most important and yet little-known wars, the campaign culminating in the Battle of Actium in 31 BC, whose outcome determined the future of the Roman Empire. Following Caesar’s assassination and Mark Antony’s defeat of the conspirators who killed Caesar, two powerful men remained in Rome—Antony and Caesar’s chosen heir, young Octavian, the future Augustus. When Antony fell in love with the most powerful woman in the world, Egypt’s ruler Cleopatra, and thwarted Octavian’s ambition to rule the empire, another civil war broke out. In 31 BC one of the largest naval battles in the ancient world took place—more than 600 ships, almost 200,000 men, and one woman—the Battle of Actium. Octavian prevailed over Antony and Cleopatra, who subsequently killed themselves. The Battle of Actium had great consequences for the empire. Had Antony and Cleopatra won, the empire’s capital might have moved from Rome to Alexandria, Cleopatra’s capital, and Latin might have become the empire’s second language after Greek, which was spoken throughout the eastern Mediterranean, including Egypt. In this “superbly recounted” (The National Review) history, Barry Strauss, ancient history authority, describes this consequential battle with the drama and expertise that it deserves. The War That Made the Roman Empire is essential history that features three of the greatest figures of the ancient world.

Antony and Cleopatra: The Novel

By Thomas Flesh,William Shakespeare
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  • Publisher : BookCaps Study Guides
  • Book Code : 1629172405
  • Total of Pages : 250
  • Category : Fiction
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Book Short Summary:

Have you ever thought of Shakespeare as a fast-paced, action-filled, page-turning…novel?! Shakespeare plays on stage make for fantastic theatrics! But when you read it as a book…some of it’s glory can be lost. This novelization of Anthony and Cleopatra uses a more modern language and narration to capture the story as a novel. This book is part of an expanding series that retells Shakespeare into fiction.

Shakespeare's Tragedies: A Very Short Introduction

By Stanley Wells
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0191088080
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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  • Pdf File: shakespeare-s-tragedies.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Tragedy, including grief, pain and suffering, is a common theme in Shakespeare's plays, often leading to the death of at least one character, if not several. Yet such themes can also be found in Shakespearian plays which are classed as comedies, or histories. What is it which makes a Shakespearian tragedy, and what dramatic themes and conventions did the bard draw upon when writing them? In this Very Short Introduction Stanley Wells considers what is meant by the word 'tragedy', and discusses nine of Shakespeare's iconic tragic plays. He explores how the early definitions and theoretical discussions of the concept of tragedy in Shakespeare's time would have influenced these plays, along with the literary influence of Seneca. Wells also considers Shakespeare's uses of the word 'tragedy' itself, analysing whether he had any overall concept of the genre in relation to the drama, and looking at the ways in which the theatrical conventions of his time shaped his plays, such as the use of boy players in women's roles and the physical structures of the playhouses. Offering a critical analysis of each of the nine plays in turn, Wells concludes by discussing why tragedy is regarded as fit subject for entertainment, and what it is about tragic plays that audiences find so enjoyable. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Antonius und Cleopatra / Antony and Cleopatra - Zweisprachige Ausgabe (Deutsch-Englisch) / Bilingual edition (German-English)

By William Shakespeare
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8026809440
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Drama
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Read and download full book Antonius und Cleopatra / Antony and Cleopatra - Zweisprachige Ausgabe (Deutsch-Englisch) / Bilingual edition (German-English)

Cleopatra

By Joyce Tyldesley
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  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Book Code : 078673163X
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : History
  • Members : 880
  • Pdf File: cleopatra.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Romans regarded her as “fatale monstrum”—a fatal omen. Pascal said the shape of her nose changed the history of the world. Shakespeare portrayed her as an icon of tragic love. But who was Cleopatra, really? We almost feel that we know Cleopatra, but our distorted image of a self-destructive beauty does no justice to Cleopatra's true genius. In Cleopatra, Egyptologist Joyce Tyldesley offers an unexpectedly vivid portrait of a skillful Egyptian ruler. Stripping away our preconceptions, many of them as old as Egypt's Roman conquerors, Cleopatra is a magnificent biography of a most extraordinary queen.

Shakespeare and the Cleopatra/Caesar Intertext

By Sarah Hatchuel
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  • Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson
  • Book Code : 1611474485
  • Total of Pages : 226
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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  • Pdf File: shakespeare-and-the-cleopatra-caesar-intertext.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Uniquely blending theories of literary and filmic intertextuality with issues of race and gender, and written by an experienced author trained both in early modern and film studies, this book can easily find its place in any syllabus in Shakespeare or in media studies, as well as in a wide range of cultural and literary courses.

Beyond the Desert Gate

By Mary Ray
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  • Publisher : Bethlehem Books
  • Book Code : 188393754X
  • Total of Pages : 167
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 252
  • Pdf File: beyond-the-desert-gate.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Palestine, first century A.D.-the Jews have revolted against Roman occupation. The ten Greek cities of Palestine-the Decapolis-want only to continue their peaceful trading existence, but they find themselves caught in the middle of the uprisings. Apollodorus, a merchant of Philadelphia, takes a risk and rescues a man whom a Roman patrol has left to die in the desert. When Apollodorus is killed by robbers, his three sons are left almost penniless and must each find a way for themselves. Philo, the youngest, is befriended by Xenos, the man saved from the desert, who has lost his memory. From him the boy learns the art of the scribe, and together they try to find their identity-one from the past, the other for the future. A serious story of an important time in history. This is the sequel to The Ides of April.

The Tragedie of Anthonie and Cleopatra

By William Shakespeare
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  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 94
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: the-tragedie-of-anthonie-and-cleopatra.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Antony and Cleopatra is a tragedy by William Shakespeare. The play was performed first circa 1607 at the Blackfriars Theatre or the Globe Theatre by the King's Men. Its first appearance in print was in the Folio of 1623.

CLEOPATRA

By The History Hour
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  • Publisher : Kolme Korkeudet Oy
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 88
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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  • Pdf File: cleopatra.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Cleopatra VII Philopator was the last active ruler of the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt, nominally survived as pharaoh by her son Caesarion. She was also a diplomat, naval commander, polyglot, and medical author. As a member of the Ptolemaic dynasty, she was a descendant of its founder, Ptolemy I Soter, a Macedonian Greek general and companion of Alexander the Great.

Inside you’ll read about

  • Rome comes to Egypt
  • Sibling rivalry
  • Caesar and Cleopatra
  • Assassination
  • Antony and Cleopatra
  • An Alexandrian idyll
  • Dusk approaches

And much more!

Julius Caesar maintained a private affair with Cleopatra that produced a son, Caesarion (Ptolemy XV). When Caesar was assassinated Cleopatra attempted to have Caesarion named as his heir, but this fell instead to Caesar's grandnephew Octavian. In the Liberators' civil war Cleopatra sided with the Roman Second Triumvirate formed by Octavian, Mark Antony, and Marcus Aemilius Lepidus. Cleopatra had an affair with Antony that would eventually produce three children: Alexander Helios, Cleopatra Selene II, and Ptolemy Philadelphus. Octavian's forces invaded Egypt and defeated those of Antony, leading to his suicide. When Cleopatra learned that Octavian planned to bring her to Rome for his triumphal procession, she committed suicide by poisoning, the popular belief being that she was bitten by an asp.

Antony, Cleopatra, and Janie

By Stephen St. John
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  • Publisher : Bublish, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1647043689
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Janie Ahmed, a twenty-fourth century biologist, fantasized often about traveling back in time to visit Cleopatra. The happiest morning of Janie’s life began with an invitation from ship’s commander Karen to join the crew of Explorer Seven, the most sophisticated spaceship ever constructed. Cleopatra was a leader, a lover, and brilliant beyond any man of her time, but she would not listen to reason. Janie resorts to mental teleportation. Together with her boyfriend Brad, who takes over Mark Antony’s body, she becomes Cleopatra. And that’s just the beginning… When they leave orbit, Karen then directs the crew to travel forward in time just long enough to drop in on Jerusalem. Jesus must be saved.

Cleopatra

By Prudence Jones
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  • Publisher : Haus Publishing
  • Book Code : 1910376833
  • Total of Pages : 159
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 374
  • Pdf File: cleopatra.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This biography concentrates on Cleopatra's ever-shifting identity. Depending on the audience, she might present herself as a goddess, a political leader, or an alluring and exotic woman. Roman statesmen likewise manipulated Cleopatra's image for their own political ends.

Cleopatra

By Barbara Watterson
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  • Publisher : Amberley Publishing Limited
  • Book Code : 1445669668
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : History
  • Members : 289
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Book Short Summary:

A new examination of one of the greatest romantic figures in history, tracing the legend and equally extraordinary reality: 'Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale her infinite variety' (Shakespeare).

Cleopatra

By Stacy Schiff
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  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Book Code : 0316121800
  • Total of Pages : 484
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 166
  • Pdf File: cleopatra.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer brings to life the most intriguing woman in the history of the world: Cleopatra, the last queen of Egypt. Her palace shimmered with onyx, garnets, and gold, but was richer still in political and sexual intrigue. Above all else, Cleopatra was a shrewd strategist and an ingenious negotiator. Though her life spanned fewer than forty years, it reshaped the contours of the ancient world. She was married twice, each time to a brother. She waged a brutal civil war against the first when both were teenagers. She poisoned the second. Ultimately she dispensed with an ambitious sister as well; incest and assassination were family specialties. Cleopatra appears to have had sex with only two men. They happen, however, to have been Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, among the most prominent Romans of the day. Both were married to other women. Cleopatra had a child with Caesar and -- after his murder -- three more with his protégé. Already she was the wealthiest ruler in the Mediterranean; the relationship with Antony confirmed her status as the most influential woman of the age. The two would together attempt to forge a new empire, in an alliance that spelled their ends. Cleopatra has lodged herself in our imaginations ever since. Famous long before she was notorious, Cleopatra has gone down in history for all the wrong reasons. Shakespeare and Shaw put words in her mouth. Michelangelo, Tiepolo, and Elizabeth Taylor put a face to her name. Along the way, Cleopatra's supple personality and the drama of her circumstances have been lost. In a masterly return to the classical sources, Stacy Schiff here boldly separates fact from fiction to rescue the magnetic queen whose death ushered in a new world order. Rich in detail, epic in scope, Schiff 's is a luminous, deeply original reconstruction of a dazzling life.

Cleopatra's Daughter

By Michelle Moran
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  • Publisher : Crown
  • Book Code : 0307462382
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : Fiction
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Book Short Summary:

From the internationally bestselling author of Nefertiti comes the tumultuous story of Antony and Celopatra's daughter, Selene. The marriage of Marc Antony and Cleopatra is one of the greatest love stories of all time, a tale of unbridled passion with earth-shaking political consequences. When the lovers choose to die by their own hands, their three orphaned children are taken in chains to Rome; only two—the ten-year-old twins Selene and Alexander—survive the journey. Delivered to the household of Octavian’s sister, the siblings cling to each other and to the hope that they will return one day to their rightful place on the throne of Egypt. Recounted in Selene’s youthful and engaging voice, Moran introduces a compelling cast of historical characters: Octavia, the emperor Octavian’s kind and compassionate sister, abandoned by Marc Antony for Cleopatra; Livia, Octavian's bitter and jealous wife; Marcellus, Octavian’s handsome, flirtatious nephew and heir apparent; Tiberius, Livia’s sardonic son and Marcellus’s great rival for power; and Juba, Octavian’s watchful aide, whose honored position at court has far-reaching effects on the lives of the young Egyptian royals. Selene’s narrative is animated by the concerns of a young girl in any time and place—the possibility of finding love, the pull of friendship and family, and the pursuit of her unique interests and talents. And as Selene and Alexander come of age, they are buffeted by the personal ambitions of Octavian’s family and court, by the ever-present threat of slave rebellion, and by the longings and desires deep within their own hearts. Based on meticulous research, Cleopatra’s Daughter is a fascinating portrait of imperial Rome and of the people and events of this glorious and most volatile period in human history. Emerging from the shadows of the past, Selene, a young woman of irresistible charm and preternatural intelligence, will capture your heart.

Othello

By William Shakespeare
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  • Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • Book Code : 8726607166
  • Total of Pages : 124
  • Category : Drama
  • Members : 516
  • Pdf File: othello.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Beginning in the streets of Venice, Roderigo and Iago are introduced in the heart of an argument. Iago is frantic as he has been disregarded for promotion and plots to take revenge against his General, Othello. Thus, the manipulation commends as Iago makes Othello believe his wife, Desdemona is disloyal. Othello is a courageous fighter, but he is presented as an idealist when it comes to both his love of Desdemona and his friendship with Iago. This ultimately blinds him to Iago’s betrayal, stirring the themes of jealousy, justice and appearances vs reality. From this excellent play, there have been many differing views on the character of Othello over the years but this is your chance to pick up the book and decide for yourself, is Othello the greatest hero or the most egotistical? Othello is still widely performed and has inspired numerous adaptations. It has been reimagined in the film ‘O’ and the book ‘New Boy’ by Tracy Chevalier amongst others. William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an English playwright, poet and actor. Regarded as the greatest playwright in the world and the greatestEnglish languagewriter, her wrote poems and sonnets, and also comedic, tragic and historical plays such as "Hamlet", "Othello", "King Lear", "Much Ado About Nothing", "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and "Macbeth". Incredibly influential and popular, he also invented numerous words and phrases.

Antony and Cleopatra

By J. Turner
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 0230208282
  • Total of Pages : 200
  • Category : Performing Arts
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Book Short Summary:

This Guide provides a critical survey of the responses to this popular play. Chronologically arranged, the book draws on a rich range of critical writings, including Dr Johnson, Coleridge, Bradley and Leavis. This material is linked to more general issues regarding Shakespearean criticism and scholarship, and the development of literary theory.

Antony and Cleopatra

By Bridget Escolme
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1350316679
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 318
  • Pdf File: antony-and-cleopatra.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This handbook offers a way in to reading Anthony and Cleopatra theatrically. Through analyses of key productions, an account of the historical conditions in which the play was first produced, and a scene-by-scene account of how the play might be approached in performance, this book focuses on the challenges of staging the notorious lovers.

Arden Shakespeare Third Series Complete Works

By Ann Thompson,David Scott Kastan,H. R. Woudhuysen,Richard Proudfoot
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1474296408
  • Total of Pages : 1512
  • Category : Drama
  • Members : 978
  • Pdf File: arden-shakespeare-third-series-complete-works.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This new Complete Works marks the completion of the Arden Shakespeare Third Series and includes the complete plays, poems and sonnets, edited by leading international scholars. New to this edition are the 'apocryphal' plays, part-written by Shakespeare: Double Falsehood, Sir Thomas More and King Edward III. The anthology is unique in giving all three extant texts of Hamlet from Shakespeare's time: the first and second Quarto texts of 1603 and 1604-5, and the first Folio text of 1623. With a simple alphabetical arrangement the Complete Works are easy to navigate, and the reader's understanding and enjoyment are enhanced by the general introduction, short individual introductions to each text, a glossary and a bibliography. This handsome volume is ideal for readers keen to explore Shakespeare's work and for anyone building their literary library.

Antony and Cleopatra

By Shakespeare W.
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  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
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  • Category : Drama
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A magnificent drama of love and war, this riveting tragedy presents one of Shakespeare's greatest female characters – the seductive, cunning Egyptian queen Cleopatra. The Roman leader Mark Antony, a virtual prisoner of his passion for her, is a man torn between pleasure and virtue, between sensual indolence and duty…between an empire and love. Bold, rich, and splendid in its setting and emotions, Antony and Cleopatra ranks among Shakespeare's supreme achievements.

Antony and Cleopatra: A Critical Reader

By Domenico Lovascio
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1350049913
  • Total of Pages : 328
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Arden Early Modern Drama Guides offer students and academics practical and accessible introductions to the critical and performance contexts of key Elizabethan and Jacobean plays. Essays from leading international scholars give invaluable insight into the text by presenting a range of critical perspectives, making the books ideal companions for study and research. Key features include: - Essays on the play's critical and performance history - A keynote essay on current research and thinking about the play - A selection of new essays by leading scholars - A survey of resources to direct students' further reading about the play in print and online Antony and Cleopatra is among Shakespeare's most enduringly popular tragedies. A theatrical piece of extraordinary political power, it also features one of his most memorable couples. Both intellectually and emotionally challenging, Antony and Cleopatra also tests the boundaries of theatrical representation. This volume offers a stimulating and accessible guide to the play that takes stock of the past and current situation of scholarship while simultaneously opening up fresh, thought-provoking critical perspectives.

Cleopatra

By Alberto Angela
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062984233
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : History
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“The political machinations, betrayal, and battles may appeal to those fans of George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series interested in a real-world game of thrones.” -- Booklist One of Italy’s most revered cultural figures reconstructs the extraordinary life of the legendary Cleopatra at the height of her power in this epic story of passion, intrigue, betrayal, and war. Our world today would not be the same without Cleopatra. While she is one of the most famous figures in history, the legendary Egyptian queen remains, in many ways, an enigma. In this mesmerizing history, Alberto Angela offers a fresh and dynamic portrait of this extraordinary ruler, revealing a strikingly modern woman born in an ancient era and skilled in the art of diplomacy and war, who would conquer the heart of a general—Marc Antony—and Rome itself. Cleopatra focuses on a twenty-year period that marked a sweeping change in Roman history, beginning with the assassination of Julius Caesar that led to the end of the Republic, and ending with the suicides of Antony and Cleopatra and the birth of the Augustan Empire. Angela brings the people, stories, customs, and traditions of this fascinating period alive as he transports us to the chaotic streets of the capital of the ancient world, the exotic port of Alexandria in Egypt, and to the bloody battlefields where an empire was won and lost. Meticulously researched and rich with vivid detail, this sweeping history, reminiscent of the works of Simon Schama, Mary Beard’s SPQR, and Tom Holland’s Rubicon, recreates this remarkable era and the woman at its turbulent center. Translated from the Italian by Katherine Gregor “[Cleopatra] combines scholarship with novelistic detail and character depth…[Alberto Angela] effectively draws on previous scholarship, wading through legend and myth to get at the truth of what actually occurred… a character-rich historical biography.” -- Kirkus

Antony and Cleopatra: Language and Writing

By Virginia Mason Vaughan
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1408185717
  • Total of Pages : 184
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Reading Antony and Cleopatra is particularly challenging because of Shakespeare's masterful embodiment of Rome and Egypt's contrasting worlds in language, structure, and characterization. Instead of seeing the interaction of Roman and Egyptian perspectives in Antony and Cleopatra as a type of double image of reality that changes as one moves from one location to another, students often find themselves compelled to pick sides. The more romantic opt for Cleopatra as the most sympathetic character, while the pragmatists dismiss her lifestyle as self-indulgent. The central challenge in reading this play, in other words, is to resist the compulsion to take sides and, instead, to adopt a 'both-and' point of view rather than an 'either-or' choice. The play's central binary - Rome vs. Egypt - is deeply embedded in its language and structure, yet the play consistently complicates our view of either side. The book encourages students to think outside the binary box, to understand, and to celebrate, Shakespeare's exploitation of the multivalent nature of language. As well as helping students to analyse the intricacy of Shakespeare's language in Antony and Cleopatra, each chapter's 'Writing matters' section enables students to develop their own writing strategies in coursework and examinations.