Rosalind: A Biography of Shakespeare’s Immortal Heroine

Author: Angela Thirlwell

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1783198540

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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Into the spotlight steps Rosalind, the actor-manager of As You Like It. She’s alive. She’s modern. She’s also a fiction. Played by a boy actor in 1599, she’s a girl who gets into men’s clothes to investigate the truth about love. Both male and female, imaginary and real, her intriguing duality gives her a special role. What is a man? What is a woman? We are all Rosalind now. This book is for everyone who has ever loved Shakespeare. In April 2016, his quatercentenary makes Shakespeare more alive than at any time since his death in 1616. Like Rosalind, his most innovative heroine, he can never die. She too is timeless. There is no clock in the Forest of Arden where Rosalind finds herself and applies her mercurial wit to teach her lover, Orlando, how to become her perfect partner, issues which consume men and women today. This highly original ‘biography’ of Rosalind contains exclusive new interviews with Adrian Lester, Ronald Pickup, Juliet Rylance, Sally Scott, Janet Suzman, Juliet Stevenson, Michelle Terry and award-winning director Blanche McIntyre, as well as insights from Michael Attenborough, Michael Billington, Michael Boyd, Kenneth Branagh, Alan Cumming, Greg Doran, Ian McKellen, Jodie McNee, Pippa Nixon, Vanessa Redgrave, Fiona Shaw, Meera Syal and Harriet Walter. Angela Thirlwell explores the fictitious life and the many after-lives of Rosalind, Shakespeare’s progressive new heroine, and her perennial influence on drama, fiction and art. The book ranges widely across Tudor history, theatre history, sexual politics, autobiography, art history and filmography.

Rosalind

A Biography of Shakespeare's Immortal Heroine

Author: Angela Thirlwell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781681773353

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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Into the spotlight steps Rosalind, from As You Like It. She's alive. She's modern. She's also a fiction.Played by a boy actor in 1599, Rosalind is a girl who gets into men's clothes so that she can investigate the truth about love. Both male and female, imaginary and real, her intriguing duality gives her a special role.This book is for everyone who has ever loved Shakespeare. Rosalind, his most innovative heroine, can never die. There is no clock in the Forest of Arden where Rosalind finds herself and applies her mercurial wit to teach her lover, Orlando, how to become her perfect partner, issues which consume men and women today.This highly original biography of Rosalind contains exclusive new interviews with Juliet Rylance, Sally Scott, Janet Suzman, Juliet Stevenson, Michelle Terry, award-winning director Blanche McIntyre, as well as insights from Michael Attenborough, Kenneth Branagh, Greg Doran, Rebecca Hall, Adrian Lester, Pippa Nixon, Vanessa Redgrave, and Fiona Shaw.Exploring the fictitious life and the many after-lives of Rosalind, Angela Thirwell delves into the character's perennial influence on drama, fiction and art. For any fan of the theater, this book ranges far and wide across the Elizabethan world, sexual politics, autobiography, and filmography, bringing Shakespeare's immortal heroine to new and vivid life.

Comic Characters Of Shakespeare

Author: John Palmer

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1447488296

Category: Drama

Page: 152

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Comic Characters Of Shakespeare was written by John Palmer shortly before his death in 1944. The five studies contained in this volume, though complete in themselves, represent only part of the much longer work he had planned.

Orlando

Eine Biographie

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104014531

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Mit dem Werkbeitrag aus Kindlers Literatur Lexikon. Mit dem Autorenporträt aus dem Metzler Lexikon Weltliteratur. Mit Daten zu Leben und Werk, exklusiv verfasst von der Redaktion der Zeitschrift für Literatur TEXT + KRITIK. Vierhundert Jahre im Leben Orlandos: Im 16. Jahrhundert ist er ein hübscher Page mit literarischen Ambitionen am englischen Hof, als Gesandter in Konstantinopel wird er eine Frau, lebt bei einem Zigeunerstamm, kehrt als große Dame der Gesellschaft des 18. Jahrhunderts nach England zurück, sucht, als Mann verkleidet, verbotene Abenteuer, verliebt sich und ist, in der Gegenwart angekommen, eine erfolgreiche Schriftstellerin. Diese einzigartige, virtuose Romanbiographie gehört zu den unvergänglichen Werken der Weltliteratur.

Much Ado about Nothing

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Classic Books Company

ISBN: 0742652939

Category:

Page: 500

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Sparkling with witty dialogue, Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare's most enjoyable and theatrically successful comedies. This up-to-date edition offers a newly edited text and an exceptionally helpful and critically aware introduction which discusses Shakespeare's socialtransformation of his source material, and rethinks the attitudes to gender relations that underlie the comedy and determine its view of marriage.

Shakespeare, National Poet-Playwright

Author: Patrick Cheney,Patrick Gerard Cheney,Cheney Patrick

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521839235

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 319

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Shakespeare, National Poet-Playwright is an important book which reassesses Shakespeare as a poet and dramatist. Patrick Cheney contests critical preoccupation with Shakespeare as 'a man of the theatre' by recovering his original standing as an early modern author: he is a working dramatist who composes some of the most extraordinary poems in English. The book accounts for this form of authorship by reconstructing the historical preconditions for its emergence, in England as in Europe, including the building of the commercial theatres and the consolidation of the printing press. Cheney traces the literary origin to Shakespeare's favourite author, Ovid, who wrote the Amores and Metamorphoses alongside the tragedy Medea. Cheney also examines Shakespeare's literary relations with his contemporary authors Edmund Spenser and Christopher Marlowe. The book concentrates on Shakespeare's freestanding poems, but makes frequent reference to the plays, and ranges widely through the work of other Renaissance writers.

Wie es Euch gefällt

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Tredition Classics

ISBN: 9783849549206

Category:

Page: 132

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Diese Hardcover-Ausgabe ist Teil der TREDITION CLASSICS. Der Verlag tredition aus Hamburg veroffentlicht in der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS Werke aus mehr als zwei Jahrtausenden. Diese waren zu einem Grossteil vergriffen oder nur noch antiquarisch erhaltlich. Mit TREDITION CLASSICS verfolgt tredition das Ziel, tausende Klassiker der Weltliteratur verschiedener Sprachen wieder als gedruckte Bucher zu verlegen - und das weltweit! Die Buchreihe dient zur Bewahrung der Literatur und Forderung der Kultur. Sie tragt so dazu bei, dass viele tausend Werke nicht in Vergessenheit geraten

Die Wahrheit von Masken

Der Kritiker als Künstler. Die Wahrheit von Masken. Das Portrait des Mr. W.H. - Drei Dialoge

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: Männerschwarm Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 9783863001346

Category:

Page: 190

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Shakespeare Survey

Author: Allardyce Nicoll

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 260

View: 1941

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Shakespeare Survey is a yearbook of Shakespeare studies and production. Since 1948 Survey has published the best international scholarship in English and many of its essays have become classics of Shakespeare criticism. Each volume is devoted to a theme, or play, or group of plays; each also contains a section of reviews of the previous year's textual and critical studies and of major British performances. The books are illustrated with a variety of Shakespearean images and production photographs. The current editor of Survey is Peter Holland. The first eighteen volumes were edited by Allardyce Nicoll, numbers 19-33 by Kenneth Muir and numbers 34-52 by Stanley Wells. The virtues of accessible scholarship and a keen interest in performance, from Shakespeare's time to our own, have characterised the journal from the start. For the first time, numbers 1-50 are being reissued in paperback, available separately and as a set.

Two Tales

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American fiction

Page: N.A

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The Theatre

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Actors

Page: N.A

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Vol. for 1888 includes dramatic directory for Feb.-Dec.; vol. for 1889 includes dramatic directory for Jan.-May.

Shakespeariana

A Critical and Contemporary Review of Shakesperian Literature

Author: Charlotte Endymion Porter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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With v. 6 was issued "The Teachers' supplement. Conducted by W.S. Allis," no. 1-2, May-Oct. 1889.

Shakespeare

die Erfindung des Menschlichen

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783827003256

Category:

Page: 1065

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