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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Shakespeare's Hamlet in the Movies

The Perception of Hamlet's Ghost in Zeffirelli, Kozintsev and Olivier

Author: Melanie Bobik

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640598415

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 27

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Seminar paper from the year 2002 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 1,7, Free University of Berlin (Englische Philologie / Filmwissenschaften), language: English, abstract: Shakespeare’s Hamlet, „the Mona Lisa of literature“, features a supernatural element that launches the tragedy: the ghost of Denmark’s murdered king. Ever since the play was staged, the Ghost’s true nature and his function in the play have been much discussed issues. Obviously, the playwright used people’s uncertainty about the ghost-lore of his time to deliver a play that remains opaque until today. Film makers like Zeffirelli, Olivier and Kozintsev have dealt with the Ghost’s identity in different ways and show the essential position of it within the play. One created an abusive father who comes back to seek revenge. The other one presents a rather political reading of the Ghost. In the 3rd movie under investigation the Ghost conveys the message that family values must be remembered in order to maintain a society. This paper analyses the different views, theological and philosophical ones, and provides more than 30 bibliographical sources for further reading and research.

Hamlet

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Severus Verlag

ISBN: 3958553745

Category: Drama

Page: 160

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„Grausam, nicht unnatürlich laß mich sein; Nur reden will ich Dolche, keine brauchen.“ Vom Geist seines toten Vaters erfährt Hamlet, dass dessen Bruder Claudius ihn heimtückisch ermordet und dann Land und Krone an sich gerissen hat. Hamlet schwört Rache und täuscht eine geistige Verwirrung vor. In seinem Wahnsinn droht er sich selbst und seine Familie ins Verderben zu stürzen.

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