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Shakespeare on Love

By Stephen Brennan
  • ISBN Code: : 1632201224
  • Publisher : Skyhorse
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Family & Relationships
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Quotations on the subject of love, collected from the Bard’s plays and poetry. Author of some of the most exquisite love poems of all time, as well as deeply insightful plays both comic and tragic, William Shakespeare addressed love in its many forms—friendly, familial, unrequited, and lustful. Shakespeare on Love draws from the entire Shakespeare canon: sonnets, plays, and songs. Romeo & Juliet, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and countless others are represented in one volume that lets you discover the lyrical, the funny, the passionate, the unsettling, the lewd, and the idolatrous passages on love as composed by the most influential writer of the English language.

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This book explores Shakespeare films as interpretations of Shakespeare's plays as well as interpreting the place of Shakespeare on screen within the classroom and within the English curriculum. Shakespeare on screen is evaluated both in relation to the play texts and in relation to the realms of popular film culture. The book focuses on how Shakespeare is manipulated in film and television through the representation of violence, gender, sexuality, race and nationalism. Cartmell discusses a wide range of films, including Orson Welles' Othello (1952), Kenneth Branagh's Much Ado About Nothing (1993), Peter Greenaway's Prospero's Books (1991), Baz Luhrmann's William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (1996) and John Madden's Shakespeare in Love (1998).

Shakespeare and the Political Way

By Elizabeth Frazer
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0192588281
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Political Science
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Studies of Shakespeare and politics often ask the question whether his dramas are on the side of aristocratic or monarchical sovereign authority, or are on the side of those who resist; whether he endorses a standard view of male and patriarchal authority, or whether his cross-dressing heroines put him among feminist thinkers. Scholars also show that Shakespeare's representations of rule, revolt, and arguments about laws and constitutions draw on and allude to stories and real events that were contemporaneous for him, as well as historical ones. Building on scholarship about Shakespeare and politics, this book argues that Shakespeare's representations and stagings of political power, sovereignty, resistance, and controversy are more complex. The merits of political life, as opposed to life governed by monetary exchange, religious truth, supernatural power, military heroism, or interpersonal love, are rehearsed in the plots. And the clashing and contradictory meanings of politics — its association with free truthful speech but also with dishonest hypocrisy, with open action and argument as much as occult behind the scenes manoevring — are dramatized by him, to show that although violence, lies, and authoritarianism do often win out in the world there is another kind of politics, and a political way that we would do well to follow when we can. The book offers original readings of the characters and plots of Shakespeare's dramas in order to illustrate the subtlety of his pictures of political power, how it works, and what is wrong and right with it.

Shakespeare on screen : Macbeth

By Sarah HATCHUEL,Nathalie VIENNE-GUERRIN,Victoria BLADEN
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  • Publisher : Presses universitaires de Rouen et du Havre
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 539
  • Category : Art
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This addition to the Shakespeare on Screen series reveals the remarkable presence of Macbeth in the global Shakespearean screenscape. What is it about Macbeth that is capable of extending beyond Scottish contexts and speaking globally, locally and “glocally”? Does the extensive adaptive reframing ofMacbeth suggest the paradoxical irrelevance of the original play? After examining the evident topic of the supernatural elements—the witches and the ghost—in the films, the essays move from a revisitation of the well-known American screen versions, to an analysis of more recent Anglophone productions and to world cinema (Asia, France, South Africa, India, Japan, etc.). Questions of lineage and progeny are broached, then extended into the wider issues of gender. Finally, ballet remediations, filmic appropriations, citations and mises-en-abyme of Macbeth are examined, and the book ends with an analysis of a Macbeth script that never reached the screen. Ce nouvel ouvrage de la série « Shakespeare à l’écran » révèle la présence remarquable de Macbeth dans le paysage filmique shakespearien à l’échelle mondiale. Comment expliquer qu’une pièce dont l’intrigue est ancrée dans une nation, l’Écosse, ait pu être absorbée par des cultures aussi diverses ? Les multiples adaptations de Macbeth suggèrent-elles, de manière paradoxale, une moindre pertinence de la pièce originelle ? Après avoir exploré la représentation des éléments surnaturels (les sorcières et le fantôme), le volume revisite les films américains « canoniques », les productions anglophones plus récentes et les versions d’autres aires culturelles (Asie, France, Afrique du Sud, Inde, Japon, etc.) Les questions de lignée et de descendance sont abordées, puis prolongées dans des articles sur la représentation du genre. Les versions dansées, les appropriations, les citations et les mises en abyme de Macbeth sont ensuite analysées, et ce parcours mène à un étrange objet – un scénario non filmé.

A Companion to Shakespeare's Sonnets

By Michael Schoenfeldt
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1405172002
  • Total of Pages : 536
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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This Companion represents the myriad ways of thinking aboutthe remarkable achievement of Shakespeare’s sonnets. An authoritative reference guide and extended introduction toShakespeare’s sonnets. Contains more than 20 newly-commissioned essays by bothestablished and younger scholars. Considers the form, sequence, content, literary context,editing and printing of the sonnets. Shows how the sonnets provide a mirror in which cultures canread their own critical biases. Informed by the latest theoretical, cultural and archivalwork.

Shakespeare’s Queer Analytics

By Don Rodrigues
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1350178837
  • Total of Pages : 296
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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What led Shakespeare to write his most cryptic poem, 'The Phoenix and Turtle'? Could the Phoenix represent Queen Elizabeth, on the verge of death as Shakespeare wrote? Is the Earl of Essex, recently executed for treason, the Turtledove lover of the Phoenix? Questions such as these dominate scholarship of both Shakespeare's poem and the book in which it first appeared: Robert Chester's enigmatic collection of verse, Love's Martyr (1601), where Shakespeare's allegory sits next to erotic love lyrics by Ben Jonson, George Chapman and John Marston, as well as work by the much lesser-known Chester. Don Rodrigues critiques and revises traditional computational attribution studies by integrating the insights of queer theory to a study of Love's Martyr. A book deeply engaged in current debates in computational literary studies, it is particularly attuned to questions of non-normativity, deviation and departures from style when assessing stylistic patterns. Gathering insights from decades of computational and traditional analyses, it presents, most radically, data that supports the once-outlandish theory that Shakespeare may have had a significant hand in editing works signed by Chester. At the same time, this book insists on the fundamentally collaborative nature of production in Love's Martyr. Developing a compelling account of how collaborative textual production could work among early modern writers, Shakespeare's Queer Analytics is a much-needed methodological intervention in computational attribution studies. It articulates what Rodrigues describes as 'queer analytics': an approach to literary analysis that joins the non-normative close reading of queer theory to the distant attention of computational literary studies – highlighting patterns that traditional readings often overlook or ignore.

Much Ado About Love

By Malia Martin
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0062275445
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
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Shakespeare's In Love At the royal command of Queen Elizabeth, Sir Ian Terrance has sought out a popular local playwright named William Shakespeare-only to discover that "he" is a "she."..and a most desirable and delectable she indeed! And now that the remarkable Olivia is his prisoner, Sir Ian is the one in chains-bewitched by the singular young woman's irrestible beauty, deliciously sharp wit, and innocent sensuality. Olivia's secret life was well hidden, until Ian burst through her wall of pretense. There is much the devilishly handsome man can teach an imaginative, if inexperienced, maid, with his tender caresses and intoxicating kisses. But how long will the exquisite writer be able to remain aloof from the passionate attentions of her bold kidnapper? And can a breathtaking romance turn Ian form his duty-and ensure a happy ending?

Sexuality in the Comedies of William Shakespeare

By Stephen P. Thompson
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  • Publisher : Greenhaven Publishing LLC
  • Book Code : 0737770651
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Young Adult Nonfiction
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This fascinating edition examines the comedies of playwright William Shakespeare through the lens of sexuality. Essays explore topics such as the ambiguity of Shakespeare's sonnets, Renaissance attitudes toward sexuality, themes of misogyny in Taming of the Shrew, and sexual anxiety in Much Ado About Nothing. Modern perspectives on sexuality and courtship are also presented, covering subjects such as social media and dating, modern mythology about the differences between genders, and a decline in American romantic comedies.

Shakespeare's 'Whores'

By K. Stanton
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137026332
  • Total of Pages : 191
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 185
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Shakespeare's 'Whores' studies each use of the word 'whore' in Shakespeare's canon, focusing especially on the positive personal and social effects of female sexuality, as represented in several major female characters, from the goddess Venus, to the queen Cleopatra, to the cross-dressing Rosalind, and many others.

The Quest for Shakespeare

By Jeffrey Kahan
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3319487817
  • Total of Pages : 164
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 280
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This book traces the formation and impact of the New Shakspere Society, created in 1873, which dedicated itself to solving the mysteries of Shakespeare’s authorship by way of science. This promise, however, was undermined not only by the antics of its director, Frederick J. Furnivall, but also by the inexactitudes of the tests. Jeffrey Kahan puzzles out how a society geared towards science quickly devolved into a series of grudge matches. Nonetheless, the New Shakspere Society set the bibliographical and biographical agenda for the next century—an unusual legacy for an organization that was rife with intrigue, enmity, and incompetence; lives were ruined, lawyers consulted, and scholarship (mostly bad) produced and published.

Sexuality in the Age of Shakespeare

By W. Reginald Rampone Jr.
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 0313343764
  • Total of Pages : 215
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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This book examines the important themes of sexuality, gender, love, and marriage in stage, literary, and film treatments of Shakespeare's plays. • Includes excerpts of four English early-modern marriage manuals • A bibliography contains sources regarding Greek, Roman, medieval, and early-modern European sexuality as well as Shakespearean criticism • A glossary clarifies unfamiliar terms