The Merchant of Venice

Third Series

Author: William Shakespeare,John Drakakis

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1903436818

Category: Drama

Page: 460

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A major new edition of this much-studied and performed play.

Shakespeare's Plants and Gardens: A Dictionary

Author: Vivian Thomas,Nicki Faircloth

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147255857X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 432

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Shakespeare lived when knowledge of plants and their uses was a given, but also at a time of unique interest in plants and gardens.His lifetime saw the beginning of scientific interest in plants, the first large-scale plant introductions from outside the country since Roman times, and the beginning of gardening as a leisure activity. Shakespeare's works show that he engaged with this new world to illuminate so many facets of his plays and poems. This dictionary offers a complete companion to Shakespeare's references to landscape, plants and gardens, including both formal and rural settings.It covers plants and flowers, gardening terms, and the activities that Shakespeare included within both cultivated and uncultivated landscapes as well as encompassing garden imagery in relation to politics, the state and personal lives. Each alphabetical entry offers an definition and overview of the term discussed in its historical context, followed by a guided tour of its use in Shakespeare's works and finally an extensive bibliography, including primary and secondary sources, books and articles.

Shakespeare's Stage Traffic

Imitation, Borrowing and Competition in Renaissance Theatre

Author: Janet Clare

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107040035

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 318

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Contesting the notion of Shakespeare as originator, Clare demonstrates how Shakespeare adapted, imitated and borrowed from the work of others.

Lacan and Fantasy Literature

Portents of Modernity in Late-Victorian and Edwardian Fiction

Author: Josephine Sharoni

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004336583

Category: Psychology

Page: 248

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A Lacanian reading of fantasy fiction 1887-1914 showing the return of atavistic horrors in the wake of the dissolution of traditional authorities. The book shows the critical power of fantasy read in conjunction with psychoanalysis in exploring profound socio-political questions.

Shakespeare and Domestic Life

A Dictionary

Author: Sandra Clark

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472581814

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 456

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This dictionary explores the language of domestic life found in Shakespeare's work and seeks to demonstrate the meanings he attaches to it through his uses of it in particular contexts. "Domestic life" covers a range of topics: the language of the household, clothing, food, family relationships and duties; household practices, the architecture of the home, and all that conditions and governs the life of the home. The dictionary draws on recent cultural materialist research to provide in-depth definitions of the domestic language and life in Shakespeare's works, creating a richly rewarding and informative reference tool for upper level students and scholars.

Merchant of Venice

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781557833884

Category: Drama

Page: 175

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(Applause Books). These popular editions allow the reader and student to look beyond the scholarly reading text to the more sensuous, more collaborative, more malleable performance text which emerges in conjunction with the commentary and notes. Each note, each gloss, each commentary reflects the stage life of the play with constant reference to the challenge of the text in performance. Readers will not only discover an enlivened Shakespeare, they will be empowered to rehearse and direct their own productions of the imagination in the process.

Romeo und Julia (Zweisprachige Ausgabe: Deutsch-Englisch)

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 8027214718

Category: Drama

Page: 304

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Die Tragödie spielt in der italienischen Stadt Verona und handelt von der Liebe Romeos und Julias, die zwei verfeindeten Familien angehören, den Montagues (Romeo) beziehungsweise den Capulets (Julia). - Romeo and Juliet is an enduring tragic love story written by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1594 or 1595. It about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately unite their feuding families. - William Shakespeare (1564-1616) war ein englischer Dramatiker, Lyriker und Schauspieler. Seine Komödien und Tragödien gehören zu den bedeutendsten und am meisten aufgeführten und verfilmten Bühnenstücken der Weltliteratur. - William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.

The Most Excellent Historie of The Merchant of Venice

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780133555202

Category: Drama

Page: 136

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From his book, Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human, comes Harold Bloom's commentary on the equivocal nature of Shakespeare's most troubling play, from the perspective of the early twenty-first century. We never will know Shakespeare's intentions, and yet few among us are able to see Shylock as a comic villain.

The Two Noble Kinsmen, Revised Edition

Third Series

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472577574

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 440

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This tragi-comedy is one of the plays we know Shakespeare worked with a collaborator on -- John Fletcher -- and is based on Chaucer's Knight's Tale. This revised edition includes a new introductory essay bringing the edition up-to-date in terms of both the play's performance and critical history, and in particular with current thinking about the nature of Shakespeare's collaboration with other playwrights. As scholars have begun to discover more about this aspect of his career, interest in the play has grown. This revised edition is ideal for undergraduate study, offering on-page annotations to the play text as well as a lengthy, illustrated introduction.

Shakespeare's Sonnette

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 151

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...as his own" (Dowden). For the references to the poet's age.in the Sonnets, see p. 41 above. 3. Furrows. Cf. Sonn. 2 above, and Rich. III. i. 3. 229. 4. Expiate. Bring to an end. Cf. Rich. III. iii. 3. 23: "Make haste; the hour of death is expiate." Here, as there, Steevens conjectures "expirate," which White and Hudson adopt. Surely there is no need of coining a word to replace one which S. twice uses and which can be plausibly explained. Malone quotes Chapman's Byron's Conspiracie, in which an old courtier speaks of himself as " A poor and expiate humour of the court." XXIII 1. Vnperfect. Used by S. only here; but unperfectness occurs in Oth. ii. 3. 298. Imperfect we find in Sonn. 43. 11 and elsewhere, and imperfection six times in the plays. On the present passage, cf. Cor. v. 3. 40: --"Like a dull actor now, I have forgot my part, and I am out, Even to a full disgrace." 2. Besides. For the prepositional use, cf. T. N, iv. 2. 92: "Alas, sir, how fell you besides your five wits?" 3. Replete with too much rage. The rage overcoming self-control. 5. For fear of trust. Fearing to trust myself. Schmidt makes it = " doubting of being trusted;" but the context clearly confirms the explanation I have given. Dowden calls attention to the construction of the first eight lines, 5, 6 referring to 1, 2, and 7, 8, to 3. 4 6. Ceremony. Hudson says that the word "is here used as a trisyllable, as if spelt cer'mony;" but how he would scan the verse I cannot imagine. The word is clearly a quadrisyllable, as almost always in S. 9. Books. Sewell reads " looks;" but the old reading is supported by 13 below. The books, as Dowden remarks, are probably the manuscript books in which the poet writes his sonnets. 12. That tongue. Probably = any tongue, however eloquent, ...

Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice

Author: Harold Bloom,William Shakespeare,William Aldis Wright

Publisher: Riverhead Trade (Paperbacks)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 132

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The award-winning author of Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human shares his incisive meditations and commentary on each of the great Shakespearean comedies, tragedies, and history plays in a series that also includes the full text of each play, with editorial revisions by the critic, in each volume.

The Merchant of Venice

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: VCTA

ISBN: N.A

Category: English drama

Page: 123

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"The Merchant of Venice, as part of the Macmillan Modern Shakespeare Series, is a large-format illustrated text which is an ideal and easy introduction to Shakespeares plays. Comprehensive notes appear next to the text for easy reference and explanations are given of difficult language, cultural and historical references.

The Merchant of Venice and Other Stories from Shakespeare's Plays

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195854312

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 89

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Harold Bloom on "The Merchant of Venice": "Shylock's prose is Shakespeare's best before Falstaff's...His utterances manifest a spirit so potent, malign, and negative as to be unforgettable."

The Arden Shakespeare Book Of Quotations On Life

Author: Jane Armstrong

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781903436516

Category: Drama

Page: 48

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Know then thyself If you are interested in human nature If you are looking for the right thought at the right moment If you are looking for that perfect phrase that expresses your thoughts better than you can Then The Arden Shakespeare Book of Quotations on Life is for you. Packed with Shakespeare's most acute insights into what it means to be human, both in our inmost selves and in relation to the world around us, this book offers everything from the brief and telling phrase to some of Shakespeare's finest and most profound poetry on the human condition.