The Pot of Gold and Other Plays

Author: Plautus

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141911220

Category: Drama

Page: 272

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One of the supreme comic writers of the Roman world, Plautus (c.254-184 BC), skilfully adapted classic Greek comic models to the manners and customs of his day. This collection features a varied selection of his finest plays, from the light-hearted comedy Pseudolus, in which the lovesick Calidorus and his slave try to liberate his lover from her pimp, to the more subversive The Prisoners, which raises serious questions about the role of slavery. Also included are The Brothers Menaechmus, which formed the prototype for Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors, and The Pot of Gold, whose old miser Euclio is a glorious study in avarice. Throughout, Plautus breathes new, brilliant life into classic comic types - including deceitful twins, scheming slaves, bitter old men and swaggering soldiers - creating an entertaining critique of Roman life and values.

Liebesgeschichten aus dem Decameron

Author: Giovanni Boccaccio

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406644872

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 160

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Das Decameron des Giovanni Boccaccio ist eines der berühmtesten Bücher der europäischen Literatur. Viele der Novellen darin handeln von Liebe, aber Boccaccio hatte seinen eigenen Begriff davon. Anschaulich und witzig, wie sie sind, lassen sich die Novellen auch allein zur Unterhaltung lesen. Doch wer sie liest, dem werfen sich oft Fragen auf. Wie hat Boccaccio über Liebe, über Frauen und Männer gedacht? Was bedeutet insbesondere die seltsame Schlussnovelle? Sie handelt von Griselda, die sich von ihrem Mann auf die merkwürdigste Weise alles gefallen lässt. Von dieser Schlusserzählung her erscheint das ganze Decameron in einem neuen Licht.

The Woman in the Window - Was hat sie wirklich gesehen?

Der Spannungsbestseller des Jahres!

Author: A. J. Finn

Publisher: Blanvalet Verlag

ISBN: 3641220955

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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Der internationale Bestseller: von 0 auf Platz 1 der New York Times-Bestsellerliste und von 0 auf Platz 2 der Sunday Times-Bestsellerliste in England! »Der fesselndste Thriller, den ich seit 'Gone Girl' gelesen habe. A.J. Finn ist ein kühner Debütautor – meisterhaft.« Tess Gerritsen Anna Fox lebt allein. Ihr schönes großes Haus in New York wirkt leer. Trotzdem verlässt sie nach einem traumatischen Erlebnis ihre vier Wände nicht mehr. Anna verbringt ihre Tage damit, mit Fremden online zu chatten, zu viel zu trinken – und ihre Nachbarn durchs Fenster zu beobachten. Bis eines Tages die Russels ins Haus gegenüber einziehen – Vater, Mutter und Sohn. Bei dem Anblick vermisst Anna mehr denn je ihr früheres Leben, vor allem, als die neue Nachbarin sie besucht. Kurze Zeit später wird sie Zeugin eines brutalen Überfalls. Sie will helfen. Doch sie traut sich nach wie vor nicht, das Haus zu verlassen. Die Panik holt sie ein. Ihr wird schwarz vor Augen. Als sie aus ihrer Ohnmacht erwacht, will ihr niemand glauben. Angeblich ist nichts passiert ...

The Pot of Gold And Other Stories

Author: Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman

Publisher: tredition

ISBN: 3847206079

Category: Fiction

Page: 221

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This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.

The Seven Basic Plots

Why We Tell Stories

Author: Christopher Booker

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441116516

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 736

View: 1195

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This remarkable and monumental book at last provides a comprehensive answer to the age-old riddle of whether there are only a small number of 'basic stories' in the world. Using a wealth of examples, from ancient myths and folk tales via the plays and novels of great literature to the popular movies and TV soap operas of today, it shows that there are seven archetypal themes which recur throughout every kind of storytelling. But this is only the prelude to an investigation into how and why we are 'programmed' to imagine stories in these ways, and how they relate to the inmost patterns of human psychology. Drawing on a vast array of examples, from Proust to detective stories, from the Marquis de Sade to E.T., Christopher Booker then leads us through the extraordinary changes in the nature of storytelling over the past 200 years, and why so many stories have 'lost the plot' by losing touch with their underlying archetypal purpose. Booker analyses why evolution has given us the need to tell stories and illustrates how storytelling has provided a uniquely revealing mirror to mankind's psychological development over the past 5000 years. This seminal book opens up in an entirely new way our understanding of the real purpose storytelling plays in our lives, and will be a talking point for years to come.

Madness at the Theatre

Author: Femi Oyebode

Publisher: RCPsych Publications

ISBN: 9781908020420

Category: Medical

Page: 100

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Madness at the Theatre studies the theatrical representation of madness from the classical Greek period through to the 21st century.Professor Oyebode charts the portrayal of madness by the world's great playwrights across the centuries and argues that whereas acts of madness are described but unseen in Greek drama, Shakespeare brought these behaviours to centre stage. In the 19th and early 20th centuries aberrant behaviour was portrayed in domestic settings by Ibsen - theatrical madness became a family drama. Tennessee Williams and Eugene O'Neill drew on their own families for their explorations of madness and addiction, which lent a freshness and authenticity to their characters. Pinter's masterful use of the ambiguity of language finds strong echoes in the psychiatric clinic. Soyinka approached the subject from a different perspective, emphasising the social context - the personal malady as reflection of a greater malaise in society. Finally, Sarah Kane, whose own mental illness shaped her work, created plays that were the physical embodiment of her inner world. This book deals with an aspect of drama that speaks to the fears, prejudices and insights of the audience. It makes explicit the rules and models governing the appropriation of madness as a metaphor within theatre. Readership: It will be essential reading for anyone interested in the language of drama, the depiction of mental illness, and in the wider place of madness as a concept within society.

Mental Health Nursing E-Book

Author: Ruth Elder,Katie Evans,Debra Nizette,Steve Trenoweth

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702046647

Category: Medical

Page: 496

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This exciting new book offers a contemporary manual for the mental health nurse within a mental health care system that is increasingly focused on recovery. Mental Health Nursing incorporates recent policy changes that place a greater emphasis on person-centred and social caring, whilst retaining a strong evidence base. The holistic, skills-based approach helps the student and the beginning practitioner to understand the complex causation of mental illness, its diagnosis, effective interventions and treatments, and the client’s experience of mental illness. Broad, yet in-depth, examination of the essential features of contemporary mental health nursing practice A manual for practice - a skills-based approach provides clear guidance to novices on how to complete essential mental health nursing roles ‘Critical Thinking Challenges’ based on Case Histories provide a realistic context ‘Nurse’s Stories’ explore the reality of mental health nursing care On-line resources guide the reader to reflect upon the essential content and ideas contained within each chapter

Amphitryon, and Two Other Plays

Author: Titus Maccius Plautus

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393006018

Category: Drama

Page: 178

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Plautus wrote upwards of fifty plays, of which twenty have survived.

Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing

Author: Ruth Elder,Katie Evans,Debra Nizette

Publisher: Elsevier Australia

ISBN: 0729540987

Category: Psychiatric nursing

Page: 543

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"This book takes a holistic approach to assist nursing students understand the complex causation of mental illness. The content delves deeply into mental health diagnosis, the most effective interventions and treatment options for the mentally ill, and the consumer's experience of mental illness. ... This new edition places important emphasis on recovery, which provides students to confidently engage a recovery-oriented, empathic and holistic approach to their psychiatric and mental health nursing practice. An increased focus on preventative mental health strategies and current and emerging interventions will also help students develop the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to interact effectively with clients and their families. In addition to ethical and critical thinking challenges, pharmacology and evidence-based practice, this mental health nursing textbook offers students a personal perspective with nurses' stories and case studies. It also works with a local viewpoint with chapters on mental health in Australia and New Zealand, the ANZ politico-legal context and indigenous mental health."--Publisher.

Babettes Fest

und andere Erzählungen

Author: Tania Blixen

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641215730

Category: Fiction

Page: 88

View: 813

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Tania Blixens Geschichten sind Perlen moderner Erzählkunst Jahrelang hat Babette in der Lotterie gespielt, bis ihr eines Tages das Glück hold ist. Mit dem Gewinn richtet die Meisterköchin in dem abgelegenen norwegischen Dorf ein Festmahl aus, dessen lukullische Verführungskunst die Gäste für ein paar Stunden in den Himmel erhebt. Mit der anrührenden Erzählung »Babettes Fest« ist Tania Blixen ein literarisches Glanzstück gelungen, das ihren Ruf als große Schriftstellerin des 20. Jahrhunderts mitbegründet. In diesem Band sind alle fünf »Schicksalsanekdoten«, wie die Autorin den Band betitelte, versammelt. Sie bezeugen, dass Blixens Texte, ihre Lebensthemen und Stoffe, das Exotische, das Märchen- und Legendenhafte dank der bildkräftigen Beschreibungskunst heute noch so lebendig sind wie eh und je.

Plautus: Menaechmi

A Companion to the Penguin Translation

Author: Plautus

Publisher: Bristol Classical Press

ISBN: 9780862922399

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 100

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'Menaechmi' is a broad farce that makes use of the comic possibilities of mistaken identity. Shakespeare adapted the plot for his 'Comedy of Errors', but his is not the only adaptation made since the Renaissance. Its neat plot and witty, fast-moving dialogue often speak for themselves: Frances Muecke's Companion to E. F. Watling's translation concentrates on the finer points of detail and is particularly useful in its discussion of the dramatic an dliterary characteristics of Plautine comedy.

Four Comedies

Author: Titus Maccius Plautus,Erich Segal

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192838964

Category: Drama

Page: 242

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Plautus was the single greatest influence on Western comedy. Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors and Moliere's The Miser are two subsequent classics directly based on Plautine originals. Plautus himself borrowed from the Greeks, but his jokes, rapid dialogue, bawdy humour, and irreverent characterizations are the original work of an undisputed genius. The comedies printed here show him at his best, and professor Segal's translations keep their fast, rollicking pace intact, making these the most readable and actable versions available. His introduction considers Plautus' place in ancient comedy, examines his continuing influence, and celebrates his power to entertain.

Penguin classics

a complete annotated listing of Penguin classics and twentieth-century classics

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780147710901

Category: Literature

Page: 233

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National Union Catalog

A Cumulative Author List Representing Library of Congress Printed Cards and Titles Reported by Other American Libraries

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Union catalogs

Page: N.A

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Includes entries for maps and atlases.