Antony and Cleopatra

Third Series

Author: William Shakespeare,John Wilders

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781904271017

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 331

View: 7633

A new edition of Shakespeare's evocative tragedy of ambition and love, edited by the literary advisor to the BBC TV Shakespeare series.

Shakespeare and Domestic Life

A Dictionary

Author: Sandra Clark

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472581814

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 456

View: 5710

This dictionary explores the language of domestic life found in Shakespeare's work and seeks to demonstrate the meanings he attaches to it through his uses of it in particular contexts. "Domestic life" covers a range of topics: the language of the household, clothing, food, family relationships and duties; household practices, the architecture of the home, and all that conditions and governs the life of the home. The dictionary draws on recent cultural materialist research to provide in-depth definitions of the domestic language and life in Shakespeare's works, creating a richly rewarding and informative reference tool for upper level students and scholars.

Shakespeare's Plants and Gardens: A Dictionary

Author: Vivian Thomas,Nicki Faircloth

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472558588

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 432

View: 1882

Shakespeare lived when knowledge of plants and their uses was a given, but also at a time of unique interest in plants and gardens.His lifetime saw the beginning of scientific interest in plants, the first large-scale plant introductions from outside the country since Roman times, and the beginning of gardening as a leisure activity. Shakespeare's works show that he engaged with this new world to illuminate so many facets of his plays and poems. This dictionary offers a complete companion to Shakespeare's references to landscape, plants and gardens, including both formal and rural settings.It covers plants and flowers, gardening terms, and the activities that Shakespeare included within both cultivated and uncultivated landscapes as well as encompassing garden imagery in relation to politics, the state and personal lives. Each alphabetical entry offers an definition and overview of the term discussed in its historical context, followed by a guided tour of its use in Shakespeare's works and finally an extensive bibliography, including primary and secondary sources, books and articles.

Shakespeare’s Suicides

Dead Bodies That Matter

Author: Marlena Tronicke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351213172

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

View: 2134

Shakespeare’s Suicides: Dead Bodies That Matter is the first study in Shakespeare criticism to examine the entirety of Shakespeare’s dramatic suicides. It addresses all plays featuring suicides and near-suicides in chronological order from Titus Andronicus to Antony and Cleopatra, thus establishing that suicide becomes increasingly pronounced as a vital means of dramatic characterisation. In particular, the book approaches suicide as a gendered phenomenon. By taking into account parameters such as onstage versus offstage deaths, suicide speeches or the explicit denial of final words, as well as settings and weapons, the study scrutinises the ways in which Shakespeare appropriates the convention of suicide and subverts traditional notions of masculine versus feminine deaths. It shows to what extent a gendered approach towards suicide opens up a more nuanced understanding of the correlation between gender and Shakespeare’s genres and how, eventually, through their dramatisation of suicide the tragedies query normative gender discourse.


Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A



Page: 91

View: 4874

Julius Cäsar (Zweisprachige Ausgabe: Deutsch-Englisch)

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8027214734

Category: Drama

Page: 318

View: 2341

"Julius Caesar" ist eine 1599 entstandene Tragödie von William Shakespeare, der die historische Person Gaius Iulius Caesar zugrunde liegt. - Written around 1599, Julius Caesar is a tragedy by William Shakespeare. The play is based on historical events surrounding the conspiracy against the ancient Roman leader Julius Caesar (c.100-44B.C.) and the civil war that followed his death. - William Shakespeare (1564-1616) war ein englischer Dramatiker, Lyriker und Schauspieler. Seine Komödien und Tragödien gehören zu den bedeutendsten und am meisten aufgeführten und verfilmten Bühnenstücken der Weltliteratur. - William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.


englische Literatur und die Tradition : Festschrift für Wolfgang Riehle

Author: Hugo Keiper,Maria Löschnigg,Doris Mader

Publisher: N.A


Category: English literature

Page: 320

View: 2247

Shakespeare's political and economic language

a dictionary

Author: Vivian Thomas

Publisher: Continuum Intl Pub Group

ISBN: 9780826479952

Category: Drama

Page: 375

View: 9282

A-Z reference guide to political and economic terms, concepts and references in Shakespeare.

The Arden Shakespeare Complete Works

Author: William Shakespeare,Richard Proudfoot,Ann Thompson,David Scott Kastan

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781904271031

Category: Drama

Page: 1360

View: 6372

An authoritative, classic edition of Shakespeare's complete works in one hardcover volume.

Antony and Cleopatra

A Guide to the Play

Author: Joan Lord Hall

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313311574

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 257

View: 9454

In Antony and Cleopatra, Shakespeare dramatizes the classical love story of the Roman general and the Egyptian queen, their fatal romance, and the power struggle that leads to the triumph of Octavius Caesar. Because the play is so broad in scope, it is one of Shakespeare's least accessible tragedies. This reference provides a thorough overview of the play, its background, and its critical and dramatic legacy.

The Arden Shakespeare Complete Works

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Arden Shakespeare

ISBN: 9780174436157

Category: English drama

Page: 1344

View: 6237

The Complete Arden Shakespeare, published for the first time in 1998, is now available in an updated hardback edition. The Complete Arden Shakespeare contains the texts of all Shakespeare's plays, edited by leading Shakespeare scholars for the renowned Arden Shakespeare series. The updated edition includes eight newly revised playtexts as published in the Arden Third Series since 1998.A general introduction by the three General Editors of the ongoing Arden Shakespeare series gives the reader an overall view of how and why Shakespeare has become such an influential cultural icon, and how perceptions of his work have changed in the intervening four centuries. The introduction summarises the known facts about the dramatist's life, his reading and use of sources, and the nature of theatrical performance during his lifetime.Brief introductions to each play, written specially for this volume by the Arden General Editors, discuss the date and contemporary context of the play, its position within Shakespeare's 'uvre, and its subsequent performance history. An extensive glossary explains vocabulary which may be unfamiliar to modern readers.À The sound, reliable, critical edition of Shakespeare's workÀ Updated and revised to include all of the editions currently available in the Arden Third SeriesÀ Includes The Two Noble Kinsmen, the Poems and the SonnetsÀ General introduction by the Arden General EditorsÀ Brief contextual introductions to each playÀ Glossary with about 400 entries

Troilus and Cressida

Third Series

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare


Category: Drama

Page: 469

View: 3336

This volume offers the most comprehensive and critically up-to-date edition of Troilus and Cressida available today. Bevington's learned and engaging introduction discusses the ambivalent status and genre of the play, variously presented in its early printing as a comedy, a history, and a tragedy. He examines and assimilates the wide variety of critical responses the play has elicited, and argues its importance in today's culture as an experimental and open-ended work. Themes of women as objects of desire and bonds of friendship between men, for instance, are not limited by historical context. He also, however, suggests that this experimentalism may have contributed to its lack of immediate stage success, and goes on to place the work in its late Elizabethan context of political instability and theatrical rivalry. A thorough performance history focuses chiefly on recent productions. The complex text situation is re-examined and the differing textual readings carefully explicated. Influential sources for this work and the surviving texts of Troilus and Cressida are discussed in appendices. The Arden Shakespeare has developed a reputation as the pre-eminent critical edition of Shakespeare for its exceptional scholarship, reflected in the thoroughness of each volume. An introduction comprehensively contextualizes the play, chronicling the history and culture that surrounded and influenced Shakespeare at the time of its writing and performance, and closely surveying critical approaches to the work. Detailed appendices address problems like dating and casting, and analyze the differing Quarto and Folio sources. A full commentary by one or more of the play’s foremost contemporary scholars illuminates the text, glossing unfamiliar terms and drawing from an abundance of research and expertise to explain allusions and significant background information. Highly informative and accessible, Arden offers the fullest experience of Shakespeare available to a reader. Table of Contents List of Illustrations General Editor's Preface Preface Introduction 'A new play, never staled with the stage': genre and the question of original performance 'An envious fever of pale and bloodless emulation': historical context in the last years of Elizabeth's reign 'Wars and lechery': demystification of the heroes of ancient Greece ''Tis but the chance of war': sceptical deflation of Trojan honour and chivalry 'The gods have heard me swear': tragic irony and the death of Hector 'As true as Troilus': male obsessions about honour and sexuality 'As false as Cressid': women as objects of desire 'Call them all panders': voyeurism and male bonding 'What's aught but as 'tis valued?': commercial and subjective valuation of identity and worth 'Divides more wider than the sky and earth': the fragmentation of the divided self 'Stuff to make paradoxes': performance history of Troilus and Cressid' Troilus and Cressida Longer Notes 'Instructed by the antiquary times': Shakespeare's sources 'Words, words, mere words': The text of Troilus and Cressida Abbreviations and references Abbreviations used in notes Shakespeare's works and works partly by Shakespeare Editions of Shakespeare collated Ancient texts Other works Index

Die Irrungen, oder die doppelten Zwillinge

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3732656837

Category: Fiction

Page: 60

View: 8684

Reproduktion des Originals: Die Irrungen, oder die doppelten Zwillinge von William Shakespeare