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The Merry Wives of Windsor

By Evelyn Gajowski,Phyllis Rackin
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1317698355
  • Pages : 266
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 999
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The Merry Wives of Windsor has recently experienced a resurgence of critical interest. At times considered one of Shakespeare’s weaker plays, it is often dismissed or marginalized; however, developments in feminist, ecocritical and new historicist criticism have opened up new perspectives and this collection of 18 essays by top Shakespeare scholars sheds fresh light on the play. The detailed introduction by Phyllis Rackin and Evelyn Gajowski provides a historical survey of the play and ties into an evolving critical and cultural context. The book’s sections look in turn at female community/female agency; theatrical alternatives; social and theatrical contexts; desire/sexuality; nature and performance to provide a contemporary critical analysis of the play.

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The Merry Wives of Windsor

By Уильям Шекспир
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  • Publisher : Litres
  • Isbn : 5040932677
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 454
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The Merry Wives of Windsor

By William Shakespeare
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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Isbn : 1528785622
  • Pages : 123
  • Category : Drama
  • Reads : 307
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Read & Co. Classics presents this new beautiful edition of William Shakespeare's play, "The Merry Wives of Windsor", featuring a specially commissioned new biography of William Shakespeare. Set in the English town of Windsor, this play revolves around the antics of fictional character Sir John Falstaff and his attempts to seduce two housewives in order to access their husbands’ fortunes. However, luck doesn’t go his way and he is outsmarted and subjected to public ridicule. Falstaff is considered one of the Shakespeare’s most famous comic characters and he appears in four of Shakespeare’s history plays. William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) was an English playwright, poet, and actor. He is considered to be the greatest writer in the English language and is celebrated as the world's most famous dramatist.

Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor / The Merry Wives Of Windsor - Zweisprachige Ausgabe (Deutsch-Englisch) / Bilingual edition (German-English)

By William Shakespeare
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Isbn : 8026809580
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Drama
  • Reads : 379
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Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor

By William Shakespeare
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  • Publisher : Jazzybee Verlag
  • Isbn : 3849625680
  • Pages : 136
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  • Reads : 737
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Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor (engl. The Merry Wives of Windsor) ist eine Komödie von William Shakespeare von 1597. Die Komödie handelt von Sir John Falstaff, einem rauf- und trinksüchtigen Soldaten. In völliger Überschätzung seiner Wirkung auf Frauen verspricht er gleich mehreren Damen die Ehe, um sie anschließend um ihr Geld zu betrügen. Die Damen aber sind über das Werben des übergewichtigen Säufers belustigt und berichten sich gegenseitig davon. So fliegt der Schwindel auf, die Damen locken Falstaff in die Falle und er muss schließlich fliehen. Die Serie "Meisterwerke der Literatur" beinhaltet die Klassiker der deutschen und weltweiten Literatur in einer einzigartigen Sammlung. Lesen Sie die besten Werke großer Schriftsteller,Poeten, Autoren und Philosophen auf Ihrem elektronischen Lesegerät. Dieses Werk bietet zusätzlich * Eine Biografie/Bibliografie des Autors.

溫莎的風流娘兒們

By 莎士比亞,William Shakespeare
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  • Publisher : 一個人
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 250
  • Category : Drama
  • Reads : 213
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《溫莎的風流婦人》(The Merry Wives of Windsor)是莎士比亞所著之喜劇,咸認為著作時間應早於1597年,首次出版於1602年,標題中的「溫莎」是指英格蘭柏克郡的溫莎城堡,且雖然劇中時代設定在亨利四世時期,但卻毫不掩飾其描寫的是當代伊麗莎白時代的中產階級生活。劇內角色胖騎士法斯塔夫已出現於莎士比亞的劇作「亨利四世」第一部與第二部中,該角色後來也被數部歌劇所採用。 本劇描寫貪財好色的胖騎士法斯塔夫看中了福德太太和佩芝太太,兩位聰明的婦人發現後,開始一連串整人計畫,藉機整整愛吃飛醋的先生,也讓法斯塔夫在眾人面前出醜,於是一連串整人計畫一幕幕上演。 (維基百科)

Five Great Comedies

By William Shakespeare
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  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Isbn : 0486113191
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Drama
  • Reads : 841
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This inexpensive Dover edition brings together five of Shakespeare's most popular comedies, from the magic and mischief of A Midsummer Night's Dream to the rollicking farce of The Merry Wives of Windsor.

The Merry Wives of Windsor

By William Shakespeare
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 1101667303
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Drama
  • Reads : 894
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The acclaimed Pelican Shakespeare series edited by A. R. Braunmuller and Stephen Orgel The legendary Pelican Shakespeare series features authoritative and meticulously researched texts paired with scholarship by renowned Shakespeareans. Each book includes an essay on the theatrical world of Shakespeare’s time, an introduction to the individual play, and a detailed note on the text used. Updated by general editors Stephen Orgel and A. R. Braunmuller, these easy-to-read editions incorporate over thirty years of Shakespeare scholarship undertaken since the original series, edited by Alfred Harbage, appeared between 1956 and 1967. With definitive texts and illuminating essays, the Pelican Shakespeare will remain a valued resource for students, teachers, and theater professionals for many years to come. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

The Works of Shakespeare: The Tempest. a Midsummer-Night'S Dream. the Two Gentlemen of Verona. the Merry Wives of Windsor. Measure for Measure

By William Shakespeare
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  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Isbn : 5878407019
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  • Category : History
  • Reads : 192
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Read and download full book The Works of Shakespeare: The Tempest. a Midsummer-Night'S Dream. the Two Gentlemen of Verona. the Merry Wives of Windsor. Measure for Measure

Merry Wives of Windsor

By William Shakespeare
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  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • Isbn : 1585107905
  • Pages : 131
  • Category : Drama
  • Reads : 844
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George Lyman Kittredge's insightful editions of Shakespeare have endured in part because of this eclecticism, his diversity of interests, and his wide-ranging accomplishments—all of which are reflected in the valuable notes in each volume. The plays in the New Kittredge Shakespeare series retain the original Kittredge notes and introductions, changed or augmented only when some modernization seems necessary. These new editions also include introductory essays by contemporary editors, notes on the plays as they have been performed on stage and film, and additional student materials. These plays are being made available by Focus with the permission of the Kittredge heirs.

Сomedies

By William Shakespeare
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  • Publisher : Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
  • Isbn : PKEY:SMP2200000199539
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 795
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William Shakespeare, the famous writer and playwright, national English poet who inspired artists, writers and poets and influenced on the formation of modern English language, and his creations became part of the common unconsciousness. Numerous stage performances and films bring us over and over again to the characters created by a genius English playwright. The collection contains The Taming of the Shrew, Measure for Measure, All's Well That Ends Well and other tragedies by William Shakespeare.

Sonnets

By William Shakespeare
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 1443441554
  • Pages : 250
  • Category : Drama
  • Reads : 316
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Among the most enduring poetry of all time, William Shakespeare’s 154 sonnets address such eternal themes as love, beauty, honesty, and the passage of time. Written primarily in four-line stanzas and iambic pentameter, Shakespeare’s sonnets are now recognized as marking the beginning of modern love poetry. The sonnets have been translated into all major written languages and are frequently used at romantic celebrations. Known as “The Bard of Avon,” William Shakespeare is arguably the greatest English-language writer known. Enormously popular during his life, Shakespeare’s works continue to resonate more than three centuries after his death, as has his influence on theatre and literature. Shakespeare’s innovative use of character, language, and experimentation with romance as tragedy served as a foundation for later playwrights and dramatists, and some of his most famous lines of dialogue have become part of everyday speech. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Folger Library, Two Decades of Growth

By Louis B. Wright
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  • Publisher : Associated University Presse
  • Isbn : 9780918016553
  • Pages :
  • Category :
  • Reads : 166
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Shakespeare's Sonnets & Poems

By William Shakespeare
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1501128876
  • Pages : 704
  • Category : Drama
  • Reads : 995
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A bestselling, beautifully designed edition of William Shakespeare’s sonnets and poems, complete with valuable tools for educators. The authoritative edition of Shakespeare’s Sonnets and Poems from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers, includes: -Full explanatory notes conveniently linked to the text of each sonnet and poem -A brief introduction to each sonnet and poem, providing insight into its possible meaning -An index of first lines -Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s vast holdings of rare books -An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the sonnets The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is home to the world’s largest collection of Shakespeare’s printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit Folger.edu.

Unediting the Renaissance

By Leah Marcus
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1134855923
  • Pages : 280
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 538
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Unediting the Renaissance is a path-breaking and timely look at the issues of the textual editing of Renaissance works. Both erudite and accessible, it will be a fascinating and provocative read for any Renaissance student or scholar. Leah Marcus argues that `bad' versions of Renaissance texts such as Shakespeare's First Folio should not be viewed as mutilated copies of originals, but rather reputable alternatives encoding differences in ideology, cultural meaning and other elements of performance. Marcus focuses on key Renaissance works- Dr Faustus, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Taming of the Shrew, Hamlet and poems by Milton, Donne and Herrick - to re-exmaine how editorial intervention shapes the texts which are widely accepted as `definitive'. Examining the cultural attitudes, fears and influences which influence textual editors, from the seveteenth century to the present day, Marcus sheds new light on a previously unexamined aspect of Renaissance studies. A lively critique of current theoretical practices, Unediting the Renaissance will shift the ways in which Shakespeare and his contemporaries are edited and read.

Queer Shakespeare

By Goran Stanivukovic
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 1474295266
  • Pages : 424
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 559
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Queer Shakespeare: Desire and Sexuality draws together 13 essays, which offer a major reassessment of the criticism of desire, body and sexuality in Shakespeare's drama and poetry. Bringing together some of the most prominent critics working at the intersection of Shakespeare criticism and queer theory, this collection demonstrates the vibrancy of queer Shakespeare studies. Taken together, these essays explore embodiment, desire, sexuality and gender as key objects of analyses, producing concepts and ideas that draw critical energy from focused studies of time, language and nature. The Afterword extends these inquiries by linking the Anthropocene and queer ecology with Shakespeare criticism. Works from Shakespeare's entire canon feature in essays which explore topics like glass, love, antitheatrical homophobia, size, narrative, sound, female same-sex desire and Petrarchism, weather, usury and sodomy, male femininity and male-to-female crossdressing, contagion, and antisocial procreation.

Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England

By S. P. Cerasano,Mary Bly,Heather Anne Hirschfeld
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  • Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
  • Isbn : 0838643973
  • Pages : 246
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 401
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Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England is an international volume published annually

The Comedies of Shakespeare

By William Shakespeare
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  • Publisher : Modern Library
  • Isbn : 0679641882
  • Pages : 1120
  • Category : Drama
  • Reads : 745
  • File Pdf: the-comedies-of-shakespeare.pdf

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This Modern Library edition presents all fourteen comedies--each complete and unabridged--in the Shakespearean canon, along with notes and glossary. Here are: The Tempest The Two Gentlemen of Verona The Merry Wives of Windsor Measure for Measure The Comedy of Errors Much Ado About Nothing Love's Labour's Lost A Midsummer-Night's Dream The Merchant of Venice As You Like It The Taming of the Shrew All's Well That Ends Well Twelfth-Night The Winter's Tale

A Kind of Wild Justice

By Linda Anderson
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  • Publisher : University of Delaware Press
  • Isbn : 9780874133196
  • Pages : 195
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 448
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Book Summary:

This study demonstrates not only that the devices of revenge are structurally useful in comedy, but also that there is a consistent conception of revenge as an ethical social instrument in the comedies of Shakespeare.

The New Oxford Shakespeare: Critical Reference Edition

By William Shakespeare
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0192517570
  • Pages :
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Reads : 510
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Book Summary:

The New Oxford Shakespeare is a landmark print and online project, which for the first time provides fully edited and annotated texts of all extant versions of all Shakespeare's works, including collaborations, revisions, and adaptations. Based on a fresh examination of the surviving original documents, it draws upon the latest interdisciplinary scholarship, supplemented by new research undertaken by a diverse international team. Although closely connected and systematically cross-referenced, each part can be used independently of the others. The New Oxford Shakespeare: The Complete Works: Critical Reference Edition collects the same versions of the same works found in the Modern Critical Edition, keyed to the same line-numbering. But the Critical Reference Edition emphasizes book history and the documentary origins of each text. It preserves the spelling, punctuation, capitalization, abbreviations, typographical contrasts, ambiguities, and inconsistencies of the early documents. Introductions focus on early modern manuscript and print culture, setting each text within the material circumstances of its production, transmission, and early reception. The works are arranged in the chronological order of the surviving texts: the first volume covers documents manufactured in Shakespeare's lifetime, and the second covers documents made between 1622 and 1728. The illustrated general introduction presents an overview of the texts available to editors and describes how they define Shakespeare. An essay on error surveys kinds of error characteristic of these early text technologies. It is followed by a general introduction to the music of Shakespeare's plays. Introductions to individual works and an extensive foot-of-the-page textual apparatus record and discuss editorial corrections of scribal and printing errors in the early documents; marginal notes record press variants and key variants in different documents. Original music notation is provided for the songs (where available). Because the plays were written and copied within the framework of theatrical requirements, casting charts identify the length and type of each role, discuss potential doubling possibilities, and note essential props. 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.

Images of Englishmen and Foreigners in the Drama of Shakespeare and His Contemporaries

By A. J. Hoenselaars,Ton Hoenselaars
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  • Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
  • Isbn : 9780838634318
  • Pages : 347
  • Category : Drama
  • Reads : 213
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The emergent national awareness in Europe during the early modern period revealed itself as patriotism and xenophobia during the age of Elizabeth. These sentiments were mainly induced by England's stance in the politico-religious debate that divided Europe, and by the arrival of refugees from abroad who placed a burden on the national economy. The popular feeling led to a multifaceted crystallization of matters native and foreign on the London stage. One manifestation of the new preoccupation was the presentation of stage characters with distinct nationalities. Drawing on stock traits, the dramatists initially created a stage world in which the Englishman was almost invariably superior to the foreigner, both in the native environment and in a continental setting. The glorification of the nation's self-image at the expense of others, however, was not to persist. English society largely absorbed the original shock induced by the influx of foreigners, and toward the end of the 1590s xenophobia lost its strident tone. Patriotism, too, was modified. The year 1588 became a historical date as James I's peace policy grew into the most popular news topic of his reign. These sociopolitical changes challenged the original images of Englishmen and foreigners in the drama. Under a climate with England ignominiously vacating the European political stage, it was difficult to uphold the once unquestioned self-image of the warlike nation. One group of dramatists, therefore, came to present the image as a forsaken ideal that could only be realized if the nation resumed its international duties. Other dramatists presented it as a past ideal and accepted it as an object for nostalgic self-gratification. The favorable self-image also became a target for the satirists. They attacked the old definition of the English and assigned to their own countrymen those properties which had previously been attributed to the foreigner. The caustic speculation on national character traits in Stuart drama was not only induced by the playwrights' discontent with the anachronistic and complimentary Elizabethan self-image. It also represented a budding skepticism with regard to the generalizing tendency involved in the definitions of national character. Inevitably, the image of the foreigner in the drama profited from the redefinition of the Englishman's auto-stereotyped image. As the satire which had previously been aimed at the foreigner came to be largely directed against the Englishman, a degree of rapprochement was established. There was a new exchange, as Richard Brome formulated it in the subtitle to his New Academy. Until the closing of the theaters in 1642, the satirical redefinition of the English national character persisted alongside the nostalgic confirmation of the favorable Elizabethan self-image. These divergent views expressed on the London stage bring into focus a national identity crisis. It parallels the growing contemporary conviction that the nation had traded in its decisive role on the European political scene for that of a passive onlooker.

The Trial of Sir John Falstaff

By Asa Moxon Fitz Randolph
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  • Publisher : The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
  • Isbn : 1584778288
  • Pages : 295
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 965
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Reprint of the first edition. A humorous trial of Sir John using dialogue from the four plays in which he appeared (Henry IV, Parts I and II, Henry V, and The Merry Wives of Windsor).

Shakespeare Reproduced

By Jean E Howard,Marion F O'Connor
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1136566570
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 376
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First published in 1987. The essays in Shakespeare Reproduced offer a political critique of Shakespeare's writings and the uses to which those writings are put Some of the essays focus on Shakespeare in his own time and consider how his plays can be seen to reproduce or subvert the cultural orthodoxies and the power relations of the late Renaissance. Others examine the forces which have produced an overtly political criticism of Shakespeare and of his use in culture. Contributors include: Jean E Howard and Marion O'Connor, Walter Cohen, Don E Wayne, Thomas Cartelli, Peter Erickson, Karen Newman, Thomas Moisan, Michael D Bristol, Thomas Sorge, Jonathan Goldberg, Robert Weimann, Margaret Ferguson.

Shakespeare and the Triple Play

By Sidney Homan
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  • Publisher : Bucknell University Press
  • Isbn : 9780838751220
  • Pages : 239
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 897
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Developing the interrelationship of Shakespeare scholarship, performance, and teaching, the contributors to this collection, including scholars of the People's Republic of China, share the perspective that Shakespeare's plays be viewed as texts to be enacted, whether on the theater stage or the stage of the mind's eye.

Shakespeare and Protestant Poetics

By Jason Gleckman
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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Isbn : 9813295996
  • Pages : 383
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 365
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Book Summary:

This book explores the impact of the sixteenth-century Reformation on the plays of William Shakespeare. Taking three fundamental Protestant concerns of the era – (double) predestination, conversion, and free will – it demonstrates how Protestant theologians, in England and elsewhere, re-imagined these longstanding Christian concepts from a specifically Protestant perspective. Shakespeare utilizes these insights to generate his distinctive view of human nature and the relationship between humans and God. Through in-depth readings of the Shakespeare comedies ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’, ‘Much Ado About Nothing’, ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, and ‘Twelfth Night’, the romance ‘A Winter’s Tale’, and the tragedies of ‘Macbeth’ and ‘Hamlet’, this book examines the results of almost a century of Protestant thought upon literary art.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

By William Shakespeare,General Press
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  • Publisher : GENERAL PRESS
  • Isbn : 9380914830
  • Pages : 5901
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 505
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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)

Delphi Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Illustrated)

By William Shakespeare
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  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Isbn : 1908909404
  • Pages : 3491
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 860
  • File Pdf: delphi-complete-works-of-william-shakespeare.pdf

Book Summary:

Finally, the world’s greatest writer receives the scholarly Delphi treatment. This incredible eBook offers every Shakespearean play, poem, apocryphal work and much, much more! Now you can truly own all of Shakespeare’s works and a wealth of BONUS material on your eReader, and all in ONE well-organised file. (Version 6) * concise introductions to the plays and other works * images of how the plays first appeared in print, giving your eReader a taste of the Elizabethan texts * ALL 38 plays and each with their own contents table – navigate easily between acts and scenes – find that special quotation quickly! * even includes 17 apocryphal plays available nowhere else * contains a special LOST PLAYS section, with concise information on Shakespeare’s lost works * includes the special bonus play of DOUBLE FALSEHOOD * ALL the sonnets and other poetry, with excellent formatting, in their own special contents table – find that special sonnet quickly and easily! * packed full of hundreds of beautiful images relating to Shakespeare’s life, locations and works * EVEN includes a special SOURCES section – spend hours discovering rare medieval texts that shaped Shakespeare’s greatest works. * INCLUDES no less than 5 biographies – explore the bard’s mysterious life from multiple sources across history * the SPECIAL literary criticism section boasts 11 works by writers as varied as Samuel Johnson, Coleridge, Pope, Bernard Shaw and Tolstoy * scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres * includes a special ‘Glossary of Elizabethan Language’, which will aid your comprehension of difficult words and phrases * UPDATED with line numbers to all 38 plays, in response to customers’ requests * UPDATED with a special Quotations section, with hundreds of famous quotations from the plays and poetry This eBook is quite simply stunning and deserves a place in the digital library of all lovers of literature. CONTENTS The Plays ALL 38 PLAYS The Lost Plays LOVE’S LABOUR’S WON CARDENIO DOUBLE FALSEHOOD The Sources LIST OF THE PLAYS’ SOURCES The Apocryphal Plays ARDEN OF FAVERSHAM THE BIRTH OF MERLIN KING EDWARD III LOCRINE THE LONDON PRODIGAL THE PURITAN THE SECOND MAIDEN’S TRAGEDY SIR JOHN OLDCASTLE THOMAS LORD CROMWELL A YORKSHIRE TRAGEDY SIR THOMAS MORE FAIR EM MUCEDORUS THE MERRY DEVIL OF EDMONTON EDMUND IRONSIDE THOMAS OF WOODSTOCK VORTIGERN AND ROWENA The Adaptations TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE BY CHARLES AND MARY LAMB The Poetry THE SONNETS VENUS AND ADONIS THE RAPE OF LUCRECE THE PASSIONATE PILGRIM THE PHOENIX AND THE TURTLE A LOVER’S COMPLAINT The Apocryphal Poetry TO THE QUEEN A FUNERAL ELEGY FOR MASTER WILLIAM PETER SONNETS TO SUNDRY NOTES OF MUSIC The Criticism PREFACE TO SHAKESPEARE AND NOTES ON PLAY BY SAMUEL JOHNSON NOTES TO COMEDIES BY SAMUEL JOHNSON A STUDY OF SHAKESPEARE BY ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE and many more! The Biographies SHAKESPEARE: HIS LIFE, ART, AND CHARACTERS BY HENRY NORMAN HUDSON and many more! Shakespeare’s Last Will and Testament Resources: Quotations Glossary of Elizabethan Language

Shakespeare and the Economic Imperative

By Peter F. Grav
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1135894124
  • Pages : 216
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 437
  • File Pdf: shakespeare-and-the-economic-imperative.pdf

Book Summary:

Despite the volume of work Shakespeare produced, surprisingly few of his plays directly concern money and the economic mindset. Shakespeare and the Economic Imperative examines the five plays that do address monetary issues (The Comedy of Errors, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Merchant of Venice, Measure for Measure and Timon of Athens), plays in which Shakespeare’s view of how economic determinants shape interpersonal relationships progressively darkens. In short, what thematically starts out in farce ends in nihilistic tragedy. Working within the critical stream of new economic criticism, this book uses formal analysis to interrogate how words are used — how words and metaphoric patterns from the quantifiable dealings of commerce transform into signifiers of qualitative values and how the endemic employment of discursive tropes based on mercantile principles debases human relationships. This examination is complemented by historical socio-economic contextualization, as it seems evident that the societies depicted in these plays reflect the changing world in which Shakespeare lived and wrote.

Shakespearean Power and Punishment

By Gillian Murray Kendall
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
  • Isbn : 9780838636794
  • Pages : 219
  • Category : Drama
  • Reads : 463
  • File Pdf: shakespearean-power-and-punishment.pdf

Book Summary:

The essays in this volume demonstrate how effectively different -- indeed seemingly contradictory -- theoretical paradigms can work with Shakespeare's plays to excavate issues of power and punishment.

Shakespeare in Elizabethan Costume

By Ella Hawkins
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 1350234435
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 930
  • File Pdf: shakespeare-in-elizabethan-costume.pdf

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The meanings originally communicated by Elizabethan and Jacobean dress have long been confined to history. Why, then, have doublets, hose, ruffs and farthingales featured in many Shakespeare productions staged since the turn of the 21st century? This book scrutinizes the popular practice of costuming Shakespeare's plays in Elizabethan and Jacobean dress. It considers why this approach to design appeals to contemporary directors, designers and audiences, and how it has shaped the meaning of Shakespeare's works in specific performance contexts. Informed by original interviews with several prominent theatre practitioners, including Emma Rice, Gregory Doran, Jenny Tiramani, Simon Godwin, Stephen Brimson Lewis and Tom Piper, Shakespeare in Elizabethan Costume explores how various 21st-century Shakespeare productions have drawn on myths and desires associated with early modern clothing. Its discussions range from the practicalities of historical reconstruction to the appeal of early modern sartorial culture as an embodiment of wonder, spectacle and the supernatural. Productions discussed include Shakespeare's Globe's production of Henry V (1997), the National Theatre's Twelfth Night (2017) and the Royal Shakespeare Company's The Tempest (2016). Ella Hawkins examines the minutiae of modern design -- how seams are sewn, whence fabrics are sourced -- as well as the widespread cultural movements that have produced our modern relationship with the period of Shakespeare's lifetime. This is the first book to explore fully the significance of Elizabethan-inspired design in contemporary Shakespearean performance. Shakespeare in Elizabethan Costume reframes so-called 'period' costuming as a dynamic collection of practices capable of refashioning textual meanings, reflecting present-day political and societal shifts and confronting contemporary injustices.

The Complete Works of Shakespeare (40 Works)

By William Shakespeare
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : eBookIt.com
  • Isbn : 145661164X
  • Pages : 5061
  • Category : Drama
  • Reads : 920
  • File Pdf: the-complete-works-of-shakespeare.pdf

Book Summary:

40 of William Shakespeare's major works in one collection with active table of contents:All's Well That Ends WellAntony and CleopatraThe Comedy of ErrorsThe Tragedie of CoriolanusCymbelineThe Tragedie of HamletThe First Part of Henry the FourthThe Second Part of Henry the FourthThe Life of Henry the FiftThe first Part of Henry the SixtThe second Part of Henry the SixtThe third Part of Henry the SixtJulius CaesarThe Life of Henry VIIIKing JohnThe Tragedy of King LearThe Tragedy of King Richard IIThe Life and Death of King Richard IIIA Lover's ComplaintLove's Labour's LostMacbethMeasure for MeasureThe Merchant of VeniceThe Merry Wives of WindsorA Midsummer Night's DreamMuch Ado About NothingOthello, the Moor of VeniceThe Passionate PilgrimThe Rape of LucreceRomeo and JulietShakespeare's SonnetsThe Taming of the ShrewThe TempestThe Life of Timon of AthensThe Tragedie of Titus AndronicusThe History of Troilus and CressidaTwelfth NightThe Two Gentlemen of VeronaVENUS AND ADONISThe Winter's TaleIllustrated with 10 unique illustrations.

Comedies of Shakespeare in Plain and Simple English (a Modern Translation and the Original Version)

By William Shakespeare
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : BookCaps Study Guides
  • Isbn : 1621073556
  • Pages :
  • Category : Drama
  • Reads : 652
  • File Pdf: comedies-of-shakespeare-in-plain-and-simple-english.pdf

Book Summary:

Shakespeare is the most critically acclaimed playright of all time. So why is he so hard to understand? This massive anthology of Shakespeare's comedies will give you a new appreciation of William Shakespeare by putting each of his comedy works in plain and simple English. Included in this anthology: All’s Well That Ends Well As You Like It The Comedy of Errors Love’s Labour’s Lost Measure for Measure The Merry Wives of Windsor Pericles, Prince of Tyre The Taming of the Shrew The Tempest Twelfth Night The Two Gentlemen of Verona Two Noble Kinsmen The Merchant of Venice A Midsummer Nights Dream Much Ado About Nothing The Winter Tale 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.