As You Like It

Author: William Shakespeare,Michael Hattaway

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521222327

Category: Drama

Page: 219

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Lively, instructive access to Shakespeare's rich and complex works.

Doubt and Skepticism in Antiquity and the Renaissance

Author: Michelle Zerba

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139536915

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

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This book is an interdisciplinary study of the forms and uses of doubt in works by Homer, Sophocles, Aristophanes, Cicero, Machiavelli, Shakespeare and Montaigne. Based on close analysis of literary and philosophical texts by these important authors, Michelle Zerba argues that doubt is a defining experience in antiquity and the Renaissance, one that constantly challenges the limits of thought and representation. The wide-ranging discussion considers issues that run the gamut from tragic loss to comic bombast, from psychological collapse to skeptical dexterity and from solitary reflection to political improvisation in civic contexts and puts Greek and Roman treatments of doubt into dialogue not only with sixteenth-century texts but with contemporary works as well. Using the past to engage questions of vital concern to our time, Zerba demonstrates that although doubt sometimes has destructive consequences, it can also be conducive to tolerance, discovery and conversation across sociopolitical boundaries.

Die Komödie

eine theatralische Sendung : Grundlagen und Interpretationen

Author: Bernhard Greiner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Comedy

Page: 527

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Nach einem systematischen Überblick über die theoretischen Begründungen des Komischen und der Komödie und deren Klassiker von Aristophanes bis Moliere folgt Greiner den Hauptströmungen des deutschsprachigen komischen Theaters, um an den Schwer- und Wendepunkten, den für eine Zeit, einen Autor paradigmatischen Werken das je Neue und Eigene schärfer zu konturieren. Lobenswert, dass dieser gattungsgeschichtliche Durchgang die jüngste Gegenwart - mit so diffizilen Autoren wie H. Müller und B. Strauss; T. Bernhard fehlt leider - nicht ausspart. Geschmälert wirddas Vergnügen und die Verwendbarkeit des Kompendiums durch den theatersemiotischen Ansatz, der ein dichtes theoretisches Bezugsfeld einbringt, mit einem Übermass an fachterminologischer Abstraktion aber Verständnishürden aufrichtet.

Othello

New Critical Essays

Author: Philip C. Kolin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136017984

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 470

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First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The New Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare

Author: Margreta De Grazia,Stanley Wells

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107495482

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 380

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Written by a team of leading international scholars, this Companion is designed to illuminate Shakespeare's works through discussion of the key topics of Shakespeare studies. Twenty-one essays provide lively and authoritative approaches to recent scholarship and criticism for readers keen to expand their knowledge and appreciation of Shakespeare. The book contains stimulating chapters on traditional topics such as Shakespeare's biography and the transmission of his texts. Individual readings of the plays are given in the context of genre as well as through the cultural and historical perspectives of race, sexuality and gender, and politics and religion. Essays on performance survey the latest digital media as well as stage and film. Throughout the volume, contributors discuss Shakespeare in a global as well as a national context, a dramatist with a long and constantly mutating history of reception and performance.

William Shakespeare: 'Richard II'

Author: Michael Hattaway

Publisher: Humanities-Ebooks

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 102

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An authoritative study of Richard II in its theatrical, cultural and political contexts. Professor Hattaway's study places Richard II within the contexts of Shakespeare's life and of the strenuous political debates that were taking place at the end of the reign of Elizabeth I. It offers a commentary upon the unfolding action of the play, stressing possible alternative readings of the text, and noting how directors have made particular decisions about these. It ends with two shorter linked chapters on aspects of the play's critical traditions and on selected stage productions.

Herrschergestalten bei Shakespeare

untersucht vor dem Hintergrund zeitgenössischer Vorstellungen vom Herrscherideal

Author: Renate Schruff

Publisher: Max Niemeyer Verlag

ISBN: N.A

Category: Kings and rulers in literature

Page: 299

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Shakespeare's stage world is a deeply royal world, with royal characters featuring in all his plays. But how did Shakespeare depict his princes? Which of the traditions of the day, established for example in royal portraiture, in the speculum principis or the courtesy book literature, can we trace in Shakespeare's own depiction of royalty? And what influence did that quintessentially English legal fiction of the 'Two Bodies of the King', and the cluster of royal metaphors revolving around it, have on Shakespeare's princes? In tackling these questions, the study goes on to explore the very essence of kingship, which it finds caught up in the eternal and irresolvable tension between the ideal and the real and characterised by the delicate balance of diverging elements that lends Shakespeare's royal characters their lasting fascination.

As You Like It

Author: Lesley Wade Soule

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230209742

Category: Drama

Page: 184

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The commentary at the centre of this Handbook introduces students to the play as it would be experienced in performance. Other sections provide basic information about the text and its first performances, a brief description of the main political and cultural currents of the time and the popular kinds of entertainment, drama and comedy. Extracts from several comedies and Shakespeare's immediate source, Thomas Lodge's Rosalynde, together with all important elements of performance, case studies of key productions and a survey of critical writings on As You Like It, make this a comprehensive and wide-ranging study. Research for this publication was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Shakespeare and Appropriation

Author: Christy Desmet,Robert Sawyer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134622619

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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The vitality of our culture is still often measured by the status Shakespeare has within it. Contemporary readers and writers continue to exploit Shakespeare's cultural afterlife in a vivid and creative way. This fascinating collection of original essays shows how writers' efforts to imitate, contradict, compete with, and reproduce Shakespeare keep him in the cultural conversation. The essays: * analyze the methods and motives of Shakespearean appropriation * investigate theoretically the return of the repressed author in discussions of Shakespeare's cultural function * put into dialogue theoretical and literary responses to Shakespeare's cultural authority * analyze works ranging from nineteenth century to the present, and genres ranging from poetry and the novel to Disney movies.

Hamlet

Author: Michael Hattaway

Publisher: Humanities Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 112

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The Cambridge Introduction to Shakespeare

Author: Emma Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139462393

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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This lively and innovative introduction to Shakespeare promotes active engagement with the plays, rather than recycling factual information. Covering a range of texts, it is divided into seven subject-based chapters: Character; Performance; Texts; Language; Structure; Sources and History, and it does not assume any prior knowledge. Instead, it develops ways of thinking and provides the reader with resources for independent research through the 'Where next?' sections at the end of each chapter. The book draws on scholarship without being overwhelmed by it, and unlike other introductory guides to Shakespeare it emphasizes that there is space for new and fresh thinking by students and readers, even on the most-studied and familiar plays.

Theories in Social Psychology

Author: Derek Chadee

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444342093

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

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Theories in Social Psychology is an edited volume that identifies and discusses in-depth the important theoretical perspectives and theories that underlie the discipline of social psychology. The only current book focusing specifically on the theories within social psychology Brings together a range of distinguished scholars in the field of social psychology – including Bertram F. Malle, Paul R. Nail, Richard E. Petty, Thomas Mussweiler, Faye J. Crosby, Miles Hewstone, Richard J. Crisp and Mein Koslowsky Critically discusses important perspectives and theories in the discipline allowing a deeper understanding of the theoretical framework Allows students and academics to reflect on theories and opens up future areas of enquiry

The practical Shakespeare

the plays in practice and on the page

Author: Colin Butler

Publisher: Ohio Univ Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 205

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A comprehensive treatment of Shakespeare's plays in clear prose, The Practical Shakespeare: The Plays in Practice and on the Page illuminates for a general audience how and why the plays work so well.Noting in detail the practical and physical limitations the Bard faced as he worked out the logistics of his plays, Colin Butler demonstrates how Shakespeare incorporated and exploited those limitations to his advantage: his management of entrances and exits; his characterization technique; his handling of scenes off stage; his control of audience responses; his organization of major scenes; and his use of prologues and choruses. A different aspect of the plays is covered in each chapter?and all chapters are free-standing, for separate consultation. For easy access, chapters also are subdivided, and each part has its own heading. Butler draws most of his examples from mainstream plays, such as Macbeth, Othello, and Much Ado About Nothing. He brings special focus to A Midsummer Night's Dream, which is treated as one of Shakespeare's most important plays. Butler supports his major points with quotations, so readers can understand an issue even if they are unfamiliar with the particular play being discussed. The author also cross-references dramatic devices among plays, increasing enjoyment and understanding of Shakespeare's achievements. Clear, jargon-free, easy-to-use, and comprehensive, The Practical Shakespeare looks to the elements of stagecraft and playwriting as a conduit for students, teachers, and general audiences to engage with, understand, and appreciate the genius of Shakespeare. Colin Butler, previously the head of an English department at a British grammar school, lives in Canterbury, England, where he writes on literary subjects.

Shakespeare Expressed

Page, Stage, and Classroom in Shakespeare and His Contemporaries

Author: Kathryn M. Moncrief,Kathryn R. McPherson,Sarah Enloe

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1611475619

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 258

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This volume extends the reach of the American Shakespeare Center, which provides the finest in Shakespearean and Elizabethan dramatic performance and scholarship. These 28 essays, originally presented on the Blackfriars stage, bring together scholars and practitioners, often promoting ideas that can be translated into classroom experiences.

Shakespeare and Multiplicity

Author: Brian Gibbons

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521031240

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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Gibbons presents multiplicity as a way of understanding the form of Shakespeare's plays.