MacBest

Ein Roman von der bizarren Scheibenwelt

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492972268

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Nachdem er den König erdolcht hat, besteigt der finstere Herzog Felmet gemeinsam mit seiner unausstehlichen Gattin den Thron. Der wahre Thronerbe, ein zweijähriger Junge, wurde indes von fahrenden Schauspielern adoptiert. Nur ein unschlagbares Team kann jetzt noch helfen: der Geist des Königs, Gevatter Tod und Oma Wetterwachs mit ihren hexenden Freundinnen. Gemeinsam ersinnen sie einen unglaublichen Plan, der selbst Shakespeares Macbeth das Fürchten und Lachen zugleich lehren würde...

Scare Quotes from Shakespeare

Marx, Keynes, and the Language of Reenchantment

Author: Martin Harries

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804736213

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 209

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This book argues that moments of allusion to the supernatural in Shakespeare are occasions where Karl Marx and John Maynard Keynes register the perseverance of haunted structures in modern culture. This "reenchantment," at the heart of modernity and of literary and political works central to our understanding of modernity, is the focus of this book. The author shows that allusion to supernatural moments in Shakespeare ("scare quotes") allows writers to both acknowledge and distance themselves from the supernatural phenomena that challenge their disenchanted understanding of the social world. He also uses these modern appropriations of Shakespeare as provocations to reread some of his works, notably Hamlet and Macbeth. Two pairs of linked chapters form the center of the book. One pair joins a reading of Marx, concentrating on The Eighteenth Brumaire, to Hamlet; the other links a reading of Keynes, focusing on The Economic Consequences of the Peace, to Macbeth. The chapters on Marx and Keynes trace some of the strange circuits of supernatural rhetoric in their work, Marx's use of ghosts and Keynes's fascination with witchcraft. The sequence linking Marx to Hamlet, for example, has as its anchor the Frankfurt School's concept of the phantasmagoria, the notion that it is in the most archaic that one encounters the figure of the new. Looking closely at Marx's association of the Ghost in Hamlet with the coming revolution in turn illuminates Hamlet's association of the Ghost with the supernatural beings many believed haunted mines. An opening chapter discusses Henry Dircks, a nineteenth-century English inventor who developed—and then lost his claim to—a phantasmagoria or machine to project ghosts on stage. Dircks resorted to magical rhetoric in response to his loss, which is emblematic for the book as a whole, charting ways the scare quote can, paradoxically, continue the work of enlightenment.

Shakespeare's Theatres and the Effects of Performance

Author: Farah Karim Cooper,Tiffany Stern

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408157055

Category: Drama

Page: 306

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How did Elizabethan and Jacobean acting companies create their visual and aural effects? What materials were available to them and how did they influence staging and writing? What impact did the sensations of theatre have on early modern audiences? How did the construction of the playhouses contribute to technological innovations in the theatre? What effect might these innovations have had on the writing of plays? Shakespeare's Theatres and The Effects of Performance is a landmark collection of essays by leading international scholars addressing these and other questions to create a unique and comprehensive overview of the practicalities and realities of the theatre in the early modern period.

Shakespiritualism

Shakespeare and the Occult, 1850–1950

Author: J. Kahan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137313552

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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This study concerns itself with a now-forgotten religious group, Spiritualists, and how their ensuing discussions of Shakespeare's meaning, his writing practices, his possible collaborations, and the supposed purity and/or corruption of his texts anticipated, accompanied, or silhouetted similar debates in Shakespeare Studies.

Distracted Subjects

Madness and Gender in Shakespeare and Early Modern Culture

Author: Carol Thomas Neely

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801489242

Category: Drama

Page: 244

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'Distracted Subjects' offers a feminist analysis of early modern madness. Carol Neely reveals the mobility & heterogeneity of discourses of 'distraction', the most common term for the condition in late 16th & early 17th century England.

Kann man von einer Entdämonisierung der Melusinengestalt sprechen?

Author: Turgut U.

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3656363722

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 13

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2012 im Fachbereich Germanistik - Ältere Deutsche Literatur, Mediävistik, Note: 2,0, Freie Universität Berlin (Deutsche und niederländische Philologie), Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Thüring von Ringoltingens „Melusine“ handelt von einer mythische Sagengestalt des Spätmittelalters. Es handelt davon, dass Melusine einen Ritter unter der Bedingung eines speziellen Tabus heiratet. Laut dem Tabu darf er sie an einem bestimmten Tag, hier am Samstag, in ihrer wahren Gestalt nicht sehen, doch den Ritter überkommt seiner Neugier und bricht das Tabu. Im Gesamtverlauf der Sage präsentiert sich Melusine erfüllt vom Drang, in der sterblichen Welt zu leben, obwohl sie fast alle ihre dämonischen Wesensmerkmale besitzt und diese in ihrer Beziehung und Ehe mit Raimund zur Geltung bringt. In dieser Arbeit möchte ich mich auf die Frage konzentrieren, ob man im Bezug auf den Drang von Melusine, ihrer Ehe mit dem Ritter und dem Gesamtverlauf ihrer Beziehungen, von einer Entdämonisierung der Melusinengestalt sprechen kann. Dafür möchte ich zuerst eine allgemeine Einführung in die Welt der Wasserfrauen und dämonischen Gestalten ausführen. Anschließend soll Melusine mit ihren Merkmalen als Wasserfrau bzw. Dämon diskutiert werden. Hierzu werde ich ver-schiedene Stellen aus Thüring v. Ringoltingens Melusine zitieren und versuchen in allen Einzelheiten zu untersuchen, um der Beantwortung meiner Fragestellung nahe zu kommen.

The Oxford Handbook of Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Author: Frederick Burwick

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191651095

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 784

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A practical and comprehensive reference work, the Oxford Handbook provides the best single-volume source of original scholarship on all aspects of Coleridge's diverse writings. Thirty-seven chapters, bringing together the wisdome of experts from across the world, present an authoritative, in-depth, and up-to-date assessment of a major author of British Romanticism. The book is divided into sections on Biography, Prose Works, Poetic Works, Sources and Influences, and Reception. The Coleridge scholar today has ready access to a range of materials previously available only in library archives on both sides of the Atlantic. The Bollingen edition, of the Collected Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, forty years in production was completed in 2002. The Coleridge Notebooks (1957-2002) were also produced during this same period, five volumes of text with an additional five companion volumes of notes. The Clarendon Press of Oxford published the letters in six volumes (1956-1971). To take full advantage of the convenient access and new insight provided by these volumes, the Oxford Handbook examines the entire range and complexity of Coleridge's career. It analyzes the many aspects of Coleridge's literary, critical, philosophical, and theological pursuits, and it furnishes both students and advanced scholars with the proper tools for assimilating and illuminating Coleridge's rich and varied accomplishments, as well as offering an authoritative guide to the most up-to-date thinking about his achievements.

The Plays of Shakespeare

A Thematic Guide

Author: Victor L. Cahn

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313309816

Category: Drama

Page: 361

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Touching viewers and readers with his presentation of social, moral, and political issues, Shakespeare holds ageless and unequaled appeal primarily because of the universal themes at the heart of his dramatic works. Shakespeare scholar Victor Cahn takes a unique approach to exploring the plays by identifying and explicating the themes that recur throughout the canon. Written in lively language, each of the 35 essays explores a core theme or topic and discusses its implications in several key plays in which it figures prominently. This user-friendly guide not only allows readers to better understand the significance of concepts such as power, politics, marriage or money; the organization by theme also helps users to compare and contrast these important topics across relevant plays. Cahn draws vivid connections between related works of Shakespeare, but just as importantly, enlightens readers as to the pertinence of these themes in contemporary life. While this thematic guide examines all of Shakespeare's plays, particular attention is devoted to those works most often read by students; the tragedies such as Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, Hamlet, and Macbeth, the comedies including A Midsummer Night's Dream and Merchant of Venice, as well as the historical plays like Richard II, and the romantic works such as The Tempest. Students who wish to investigate a particular play in greater depth can refer to this book's title index to identify all citations of that work. This valuable literary resource serves myriad uses, enabling students to trace the thread of a theme, to compare its treatment in several plays, and to understand better a play, its characters, plot and language, by examining Shakespeare's central themes.

Hamlet

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849683532

Category: Drama

Page: 148

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Die Tragödie von Hamlet, Prinz von Dänemark, ist eine der bekanntesten und am häufigsten aufgeführten Tragödien von William Shakespeare. Der dänische Prinz Hamlet erhält vom Geist seines kurz zuvor vom eigenen Bruder Claudius ermordeten Vaters, des Königs von Dänemark, den Auftrag, das an ihm begangene Verbrechen zu rächen. Um den Mörder zu überführen und seine Rache vorzubereiten, gibt Hamlet vor, wahnsinnig zu sein. Hamlet lauert seinem Onkel auf und ersticht irrtümlich den Oberkämmerer Polonius. Dessen Sohn Laertes fordert, unterstützt von Claudius, Hamlet zum Duell. Hamlet siegt verwundet und ersticht Claudius, bevor er schließlich selbst stirbt.

Shakespeares Julius Caesar

Author: S.S. Agarwalla

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 9788171565146

Category:

Page: 292

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Julius Caesar is one of the most popular plays of William Shakespeare, read, anno¬tated and played in schools and colleges in India. In India, the first edition of Julius Caesar was written by Sir Mark Hunter, in 1900, from Madras and Hugh Macmillan, writ

Hamlet

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101100346

Category: Drama

Page: 368

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The Signet Classics edition of William Shakespeare's incomparable tragic play. "To be, or not to be: that is the question" There is arguably no work of fiction quoted as often as William Shakespeare's Hamlet. This haunting tragedy of a troubled Danish prince devoted to avenging his father's death has captivated audiences for centuries. This revised Signet Classics edition includes unique features such as: • An overview of Shakespeare's life, world, and theater • A special introduction to the play by the editor, Sylvan Barnet • Sources from which Shakespeare derived Hamlet • Dramatic criticism from Samuel Taylor Coleridge, A. C. Bradley, Maynard Mack, and others • A comprehensive stage and screen history of notable actors, directors, and productions • Text, notes, and commentaries printed in the clearest, most readable text • And more... From the Paperback edition.

Wonder in Shakespeare

Author: A. Cohen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137011629

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 226

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In the first part of this book, Adam Max Cohen embraces the many meanings of wonder in order to challenge the generic divides between comedy, tragedy, history, and romance and suggests that Shakespeare's primary goal in crafting each of his playworlds was the evocation of one or more varieties of wonder.

Macbeth

Blut wird mit Blut bezahlt. Thriller - Internationaler Bestseller

Author: Jo Nesbø

Publisher: Verlagsgruppe Random House GmbH

ISBN: 3641220807

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

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Jo Nesbøs packender Thriller über die Gier nach Macht Er kennt seine Feinde nur allzu gut. Inspector Macbeth ist der taffste Cop in einer maroden Industriestadt im Norden. Einen Deal nach dem anderen lässt er hochgehen, die Drogenbosse beißen sich an ihm die Zähne aus. Doch irgendwann wird die Verlockung zu groß: Geld, Respekt, Macht. Schnell aber wird ihm klar, dass einer wie er, der schon in der Gosse war, niemals ganz nach oben kommen wird. Außer – er tötet. Angestachelt von seiner Geliebten, schafft er sich einen Konkurrenten nach dem anderen vom Hals. In seinem Blutrausch merkt er nicht, dass er längst jenen dunklen Kräften verfallen ist, denen er einst den Kampf angesagt hat.