Henry IV

Parts 1 and 2

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781840227215

Category: Great Britain

Page: 256

View: 6286

This history play is lively in its interplay of political intrigue and boisterous comedy, subtle in the connections between high statecraft and low craftiness, exuberant in its range of vivid characters, and memorable in its thematic concern with honour, loyalty and the quest for power.

The First Part of King Henry the Fourth

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: 1st World Publishing

ISBN: 1421813467

Category: Drama

Page: 112

View: 9564

KING. So shaken as we are, so wan with care, Find we a time for frighted peace to pant And breathe short-winded accents of new broils To be commenc'd in stronds afar remote. No more the thirsty entrance of this soil Shall daub her lips with her own children's blood. No more shall trenching war channel her fields, Nor Bruise her flow'rets with the armed hoofs Of hostile paces. Those opposed eyes Which, like the meteors of a troubled heaven, All of one nature, of one substance bred, Did lately meet in the intestine shock And furious close of civil butchery, Shall now in mutual well-beseeming ranks March all one way and be no more oppos'd Against acquaintance, kindred, and allies. The edge of war, like an ill-sheathed knife, No more shall cut his master. Therefore, friends, As far as to the sepulchre of Christ- Whose soldier now, under whose blessed cross We are impressed and engag'd to fight- Forthwith a power of English shall we levy, Whose arms were moulded in their mother's womb To chase these pagans in those holy fields Over whose acres walk'd those blessed feet Which fourteen hundred years ago were nail'd For our advantage on the bitter cross. But this our purpose now is twelvemonth old, And bootless 'tis to tell you we will go. Therefore we meet not now. Then let me hear Of you, my gentle cousin Westmoreland, What yesternight our Council did decree In forwarding this dear expedience.

Henry IV

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A


Category: Great Britain

Page: 120

View: 6550


Engendering a Nation

A Feminist Account of Shakespeare's English Histories

Author: Jean E. Howard,Phyllis Rackin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134946155

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

View: 9452

Engendering a Nation adopts a sophisticated feminist analysis to examine the place of gender in contesting representations of nationhood in early modern England. Plays featured include: * King John * Henry VI, Part I * Henry VI, Part II * Henry, Part III * Richard III * Richard II * Henry V. It will be a must for students and scholars interested in the cultural and social implications of Shakespeare today.

Complete Sonnets

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486111431

Category: Poetry

Page: 80

View: 5178

Over 150 exquisite poems deal with love, friendship, the tyranny of time, beauty's evanescence, death, and other themes in language of remarkable power, precision, and beauty. Glossary of archaic terms.

The Oxford Shakespeare: Henry IV, Part Two

Author: William Shakespeare,René Weis

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198123644

Category: Drama

Page: 287

View: 8583

This new edition of one of Shakespeare's greatest history plays offers a freshly considered text fully alert to its intense theatrical aspects. A helpful Introduction discusses the play's structure, language, and performance history, and the notes provide an illuminating commentary on details of the text.

Questions of Authority

A Reading of Hamlet

Author: Nizar Zouidi

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443892882


Page: 180

View: 2306

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.

Othello (2009 edition)

Oxford School Shakespeare

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780198328735

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

View: 7961

Othello is a popular text for study by secondary students the world over. This edition includes illustrations, preliminary notes, reading lists (including websites) and classroom notes.

The Great Comedies and Tragedies

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781840221459

Category: Drama

Page: 896

View: 5939

The collection of the finest of Shakespeare's plays presents Shakespeare's comedies with introductions by Judith Buchanan and tragedies with introductions by Emma Smith

Every Good Boy Deserves Favour & Professional Foul

Author: Tom Stoppard

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571300731

Category: Drama

Page: 96

View: 2668

Every Good Boy Deserves Favour A dissident is locked up in an asylum. If he accepts that he was ill and has been cured, he will be released. He refuses. Sharing his cell is a real lunatic who believes himself to be surrounded by an orchestra. As the dissident's son begs his father to free himself with a lie, Tom Stoppard's darkly funny and provocative play asks if denying the truth is a price worth paying for liberty. 'Plays which enhance civilization itself, which is what this does, are not seen once and laid away.' Bernard Levin, Sunday Times Every Good Boy premiered at the Festival Hall, London, in July 1977. It was revived at the National Theatre, London, in January 2009. Professional Foul 'Professor Anderson, a somewhat devious academic, went to Prague to deliver a lecture on "Ethical Facts in Ethical Fiction" and to see a football match. Politics intruded when a former pupil of Anderson begged him to smuggle out a thesis arguing that "the ethics of the State can only be the ethics of the individual writ large." . . . Mr Stoppard's BBC television debut was sheer delight.' Richard Last, Daily Telegraph

Shakespeare: A Hand

Author: Cedric Watts

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0244077290

Category: Reference

Page: 416

View: 1856

If you need a helping hand with Shakespeare, this book provides it.Dr Cedric Watts, Emeritus Professor of English Literature at Sussex University, offers a broad introductory survey of Shakespeares works and techniques. Every play is discussed critically even Loves Labours Won! Matters of prosody and rhetoric are explained. The Sonnets are interpreted provocatively.An ideal book for those coming to Shakespeare for the first time and for more experienced readers. Watts offers the most lively and cheering company, says Professor David Hopkins of Bristol University.The eminent novelist Ian McEwan adds: Cedric Watts is a superb critic in the liberal tradition highly readable, open and generous in spirit, broad and deep in his reading, and wise in judgement. Cedric Watts has written numerous books on Shakespeares works, and has edited 21 of the plays for the Wordsworth Classics Shakespeare Series.

Shakespeare's Stories for Young Readers

Author: E. Nesbit

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486114007

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 80

View: 5365

Twelve of the Bard's most famous plays, delightfully adapted for young readers: Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, King Lear, As You Like It, and eight others.


Author: Charles 1812-1870 Dickens

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9781361939673

Category: History

Page: 856

View: 5303

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.

The Oxford Shakespeare

Richard II

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198186428

Category: Drama

Page: 297

View: 2700

Deftly combining history and tragedy, Shakespeare's tale of bad government and usurpation had great political immediacy for its first audiences. This version of the text is based on the early quartos and first Folio of 1623. It is complemented by an introduction that places the play in its own time, thorough textual notes, and full commentary.


Author: Bram Stroker

Publisher: Edika, Albatros Media a.s.

ISBN: 802660315X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 168

View: 4464

Draculu od irského spisovatele Brema Stokera zná snad každý. Ve zjednodušené verzi je navíc doplněna českým překladem (po levé straně), slovníčkem, překladem frází a okomentováním gramatických jevů. Čtenář tak může číst originální příběh, pokud by něčemu nerozuměl ihned najde překlad či komentář. K publikaci patří CD s namluveným textem. Uživatel tak může cvičit své porozumění mluvené angličtině.


Author: William Shakespeare,Stephen Orgel,A. R. Braunmuller

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780141000589

Category: Drama

Page: 1754

View: 1640

Contains the complete text to all of Shakespeare's poems and plays; includes footnotes and an introduction to Shakespeare's life and times.


A Tale of the Christ

Author: Lew Wallace

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853262838

Category: Fiction

Page: 382

View: 4467

A wealthy young Jew and his family, experiencing changing fortunes under Roman tyranny, are affected by the life and teachings of a Nazarene named Jesus Christ.