Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Wordsworth Edition

ISBN: 9781853260551

Category: Drama

Page: 161

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No Fear Shakespeare gives you the complete text of "Richard III" on the left-hand page, side-by-side with an easy-to-understand translation on the right. Each No Fear Shakespeare contains The complete text of the original play A line-by-line translation that puts Shakespeare into everyday language A complete list of characters with descriptions Plenty of helpful commentary
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A Reading of Hamlet

Author: Nizar Zouidi

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443892882

Category:

Page: 180

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This book studies the questions of authority and authorship in William Shakespeare’s problematic masterpiece Hamlet. It argues that the Bard seeks to eternalize himself through his play, that Hamlet dramatizes the authorial quest for sempiternity. As the epigraph to this book indicates, authors have since the age of the pyramids – and probably before it – sought to live forever. Shakespeare was no exception. However, his medium, that of theatre, is usually associated with the present. This book approaches the strategies of authorial survival from a perspective that is theoretically and historically eclectic. It is, therefore, informed by works that belong to different eras and that are not separated by time alone. They are brought together by the theme of sempiternity. The challenging task of dealing with such a theme is made even more arduous by the nature of the play itself. Hamlet denies its readers the satisfaction they crave. In this play, Keats’ negative capability is a luxury that no one can afford, be they critics or characters. In Hamlet, the answer is always with the author who comes in questionable shapes, assuring everyone that he has more to tell. His authority does not hinder the endless proliferation of meaning, however, but, rather, guarantees it.
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Including The Classic Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 8027237181

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 982

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Richard III is a historical play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in approximately 1592. It depicts the Machiavellian rise to power and subsequent short reign of Richard III of England. The play chronicles Richard's dramatic rise and fall. Shakespeare famously portrays him as a "deformed hunchback" who ruthlessly lies, murders, and manipulates his way to throne before being taken down by the guy who becomes King Henry VII (whose reign ends the Wars of the Roses and ushers in the Tudor dynasty). Despite his wickedness, Richard is the kind of villain that audiences just love to hate. Life of William Shakespeare is a biography of William Shakespeare by the eminent critic Sidney Lee. This book was one of the first major biographies of the Bard of Avon. It was published in 1898, based on the article contributed to the Dictionary of National Biography. William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His extant works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, the authorship of some of which is uncertain. Sir Sidney Lee (1859 – 1926) was an English biographer and critic. He was a lifelong scholar and enthusiast of Shakespeare. His article on Shakespeare in the fifty-first volume of the Dictionary of National Biography formed the basis of his Life of William Shakespeare. This full-length life is often credited as the first modern biography of the poet.
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Author: George Clinton Densmore Odell

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9780270187052

Category: Drama

Page: 250

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
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Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853261756

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

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Translated by Constance Garnett, with an Introduction and Notes by Agnes Cardinal, Honorary Senior Lecturer in Comparative Literature at the University of Kent. Prince Myshkin returns to Russia from an asylum in Switzerland. As he becomes embroiled in the frantic amatory and financial intrigues which centre around a cast of brilliantly realised characters and which ultimately lead to tragedy, he emerges as a unique combination of the Christian ideal of perfection and Dostoevsky's own views, afflictions and manners. His serene selflessness is contrasted with the worldly qualities of every other character in the novel. Dostoevsky supplies a harsh indictment of the Russian ruling class of his day who have created a world which cannot accomodate the goodness of this idiot.
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Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781840225570

Category: Dramatists, English

Page: 1280

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William Shakespeare (1564-1616) excels in plot, poetry and wit, and his talent encompasses the tragedies of "Hamlet," "King Lear," "Othello," and "Macbeth" as well as history plays and the comedies such as "A Midsummer Night's Dream," and "As You Like It." This volume presents his plays in the chronological order in which they were written.
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Author: G. S. P. Freeman-Grenville

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853263958

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 245

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Dr G.S.P. Freeman-Grenville was the consultant for Burke's Royal Families of the World, and his major work was the Chronology of World History. This specially commissioned Book of the Kings & Queens of Britain, a magisterial and entertainingly written overview of British monarchs from Cerdic, First King of Wessex, to George VI, is an invaluable guide to the regal chronology of Britain, and contains many insights into the foibles of one of the world's most interesting and resilient constitutional monarchies - through the vagaries of war, pestilence, regicide, civil wars and marriage.
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Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Limited

ISBN: 9781840221015

Category: Fiction

Page: 502

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Plutarch of Chaeronea is one of the great story-tellers of antiquity, a writer whose ability to create unforgettable scenes matches the grandeur of his subject matter. The heroes of his Lives were the great men of antiquity, often greatly flawed, but with tragic depth and epic stature.
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Author: Thomas More

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853264740

Category: Fiction

Page: 134

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One of the most influential books in the Western tradition, Thomas More's Utopia (1516) describes an imaginary island community enjoying perfect social and political harmony. This volume is the first to offer the original English translation of the work in an edition that allows students to explore in depth Utopia's historical and intellectual contexts as well as the circumstances of its reception. Based on Ralph Robynson's revised and corrected 1556 translation, with modernized spelling and extensive annotations, this edition returns students to the voice of the past, allowing them to experience the text as it was first encountered by early modern English readers.
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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: N.A

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Author: Charlotte Brontë

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783458357551

Category:

Page: 591

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Author: Jamila Gavin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783357009933

Category:

Page: 431

View: 8986

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The Merry Wives of Windsor, Othello, the Moor of Venice, Richard III, King Lear

Author: John Poulsen

Publisher: Five Rivers Publishing

ISBN: 198827415X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 524

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Shakespeare for Readers’ Theatre, Volume 2 contains four scripts with some of the greatest villains from the world’s best playwright. This book abridges into Readers’ Theatre format the plays Othello, Richard III, King Lear, and Merry Wives of Windsor, with memorable lines the likes of Richard III who states straight up “I am determined to prove a villain.” Volume 2 holds 20 minute and 45 minute versions of each play as well as a director’s version with suggestions for making productions more audience ready. This book is built for individuals or groups who want to examine or perform Shakespeare in a condensed and dynamic format.
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Author: John Doyle,Ray Lischner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527800913

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 335

View: 4977

Entdecken Sie die Geheimnisse von Romeo, Hamlet, Macbeth & Co. Dachten Sie bisher immer, dass Shakespeare eine Nummer zu groß für Sie ist? Oder gehören Sie zu denjenigen, die dank der zahlreichen Verfilmungen seiner Werke gerne mehr über ihn erfahren möchten? Oder möchten Sie einmal einen Blick in die englischen Originale werfen? Dann sollten Sie sich dieses Buch nicht entgehen lassen. Fernab von trockenen Schulvorträgen und schlechten Aufführungen entführen Sie John Doyle und Ray Lischner in die spannende Welt von Shakespeare. Sie führen Sie an seine wichtigsten Werke heran: die Tragödien, Komödien, Historien und Sonette. Außerdem erfahren Sie alles über sein Leben und sein außergewöhnliches Englisch.
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