The Tragedy of King Richard III

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192839930

Category: Drama

Page: 414

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Richard III is one of Shakespeare's most popular plays on the stage and has been adapted successfully for film. This new and innovative edition recognizes the play's pre-eminence as a performance work: a perspective that informs every aspect of the editing. Challenging traditional practice, the text is based on the 1597 Quarto which, it is argued, brings us closest to the play as it would have been staged in Shakespeare's theatre. The introduction, which is illustrated, explores the long performance history from Shakespeare's time to the present. Its critical engagement with the play responds to recent historicist and gender-based approaches. The commentary gives detailed explication of matters of language, staging, text, and historical and cultural contexts, providing coverage that is both carefully balanced and alert to nuance of meaning. Documentation of the extensive textual variants is organized for maximum clarity: the readings of the Folio and the Quarto are presented inseparate banks, and more specialist information is given at the back of the book. Appendices also include selected passages from the main source and a special index of actors and other theatrical personnel.

The Oxford Shakespeare: The Tragedy of King Richard III

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 424

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This innovative edition of Richard III emphasizes the play as a theatre work, and this understanding informs every aspect of the editing. The choice of the 1597 quarto text brings us close to the play as it would have been performed in Shakespeare's theatre. The play's long performance history is described and illustrated in an introduction that is also responsive to recent historicist and gender-based critical approaches. The commentary gives full and balanced treatment to matters of language, performance, text, and historical and cultural contexts.

The Life and Death of King John

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192836076

Category: Drama

Page: 303

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This important new edition of one of Shakespeare's more neglected plays offers a wide-ranging critical introduction, concentrating on its relevance to Elizabethan political issues and on the role played in it by women, the family, and the law. There is a comprehensive stage history, and full and helpful annotation pays special attention to the play's language and staging.

The Tragedy of Macbeth: The Oxford Shakespeare

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191009741

Category: Drama

Page: 272

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Dark and violent, Macbeth is also the most theatrically spectacular of Shakespeare's tragedies. Indeed, for 250 years - until early this century - it was performed with grand operatic additions set to baroque music. In his introduction Nicholas Brooke relates the play's changing fortunes to changes within society and the theatre and investigates the sources of its enduring appeal. He examines its many layers of illusion and interprets its linguistic turns and echoes, arguing that the earliest surviving text is an adaptation, perhaps carried out by Shakespeare himself in collaboration with Thomas Middleton. This fully annotated edition reconsiders textual and staging problems, appraises past and present critical views, and represents a major contribution to our understanding of Macbeth. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Oxford Shakespeare: The Tragedy of Macbeth

Author: William Shakespeare,Nicholas Brooke

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 0199535833

Category: Drama

Page: 249

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Dark and violent, Macbeth is also the most theatrically spectacular of Shakespeare's tragedies. Indeed, for 250 years - until early this century - it was performed with grand operatic additions set to baroque music. In his introduction Nicholas Brooke relates the play's changing fortunes to changes within society and the theatre and investigates the sources of its enduring appeal. He examines its many layers of illusion and interprets its linguistic turns and echoes, arguing that the earliest surviving text is an adaptation, perhaps carried out by Shakespeare himself in collaboration with Thomas Middleton. This fully annotated edition reconsiders textual and staging problems, appraises past and present critical views, and represents a major contribution to our understanding of Macbeth. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Cymbeline

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3843038007

Category: Drama

Page: 132

View: 735

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William Shakespeare: Cymbeline Erstmals ins Deutsche übersetzt von Johann Joachim Eschenburg (1777). Die vorliegende Übersetzung stammt von Dorothea Tieck. Erstdruck in: Shakspeare's dramatische Werke. Übersetzt von August Wilhelm Schlegel. Ergänzt und erläutert von Ludwig Tieck, Bd. 9, Berlin (Georg Andreas Reimer) 1832. Vollständige Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2015. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: William Shakespeare: Sämtliche Werke in vier Bänden. Band 2, Herausgegeben von Anselm Schlösser. Berlin: Aufbau, 1975. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: John Faed, Posthumus und Imogen, um 1865.. Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 11 pt.

The Tragedy of Coriolanus

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192836052

Category: Drama

Page: 388

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'Coriolanus' is perhaps the most brilliant political play ever written. Set in Ancient Rome, it remains a gripping psychological study of the relationship between personality and politics. The introduction to this new edition considers Shakespeare's adaptation of his historical material (Plutarch's Lives) in relation to the social and political conditions in London and Stratford at the time of the play's composition, also offering new evidence that it was written in 1608. Professor Parker examines the play's history and particularly its staging at the Blackfriars theatre, where it was probably the first of Shakespeare's plays to be presented and for which it may have been written. A thorough commentary pays special attention to the needs of actors and directors.

Henry the Sixth, Part Three

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192831415

Category: Drama

Page: 392

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The Oxford Shakespeare General Editor Stanley Wells The Oxford Shakespeare offers authoritative texts from leading scholars in editions designed to interpret and illuminate the plays for modern readers. - a new, modern-spelling text, based on the 1623 First Folio - detailed introduction considers composition, sources, historical events, performances and changing critical attitudes to the play - on-page commentary and notes explain meaning, staging, identify historical figures andevents, and much else - appendices include extracts from the chronicle sources and new research on the use of boy actors in Elizabethan performance - illustrated with production photographs and related art - full index to introduction and commentary - durable sewn binding for lasting use 'not simply a better text but a new conception of Shakespeare. This is a major achievement of twentieth-century scholarship.' Times Literary Supplement

Shakespeare and the Middle Ages

Essays on the Performance and Adaptation of the Plays with Medieval Sources or Settings

Author: Martha W. Driver,Sid Ray

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786491655

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 284

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Every generation reinvents Shakespeare for its own needs, imagining through its particular choices and emphases the Shakespeare that it values. The man himself was deeply involved in his own kind of historical reimagining. This collection of essays examines the playwright’s medieval sources and inspiration, and how they shaped his works. With a foreword by Michael Almereyda (director of the Hamlet starring Ethan Hawke) and dramaturge Dakin Matthews, these thirteen essays analyze the ways in which our modern understanding of medieval life has been influenced by our appreciation of Shakespeare’s plays.

König Lear

ein Trauerspiel in fünf Aufzügen

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 110

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Complete Works

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 2485

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An authoritative, modernized edition of the complete works of the great Elizabethan dramatist offers the complete texts of every comedy, tragedy, and history play, along with key facts about each work, a plot summary, major roles, sources, textual history, glossaries, and other helpful textual notes. 100,000 first printing.

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.

Shakespeare's Originality

Author: John Kerrigan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198793758

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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This compact, engaging book puts Shakespeare's originality in historical context and looks at how he worked with his sources: the plays, poems, chronicles and romances on which his own plays are based. Lucid, astute, and innovative, it shows through a series of case studies from Richard III to The Tempest what can be learned about Shakespeare's artistry by thinking about these sources-including newly identified ones. Discussion is enriched bysuch matters as Elizabethan ruffs and feathers, actors' footwork, science, magic, and ecological catastrophe. John Kerrigan is one of the world's leading Shakespeare scholars, dealing here with a central topic andhighlighting such canonical plays as Much Ado, Macbeth, and King Lear. Accessible to the general reader-jargon-free and direct-this authoritative book is also sure of a place on student reading lists.

Titus Andronicus

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3843043655

Category: Drama

Page: 92

View: 6065

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William Shakespeare: Titus Andronicus Erstmals ins Deutsche übersetzt von Johann Joachim Eschenburg (1777). Die vorliegende Übersetzung stammt von Wolf Graf Baudissin. Erstdruck in: Shakspeare's dramatische Werke. Übersetzt von August Wilhelm Schlegel. Ergänzt und erläutert von Ludwig Tieck, Bd. 6, Berlin (Georg Andreas Reimer) 1831. Vollständige Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2015. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: William Shakespeare: Sämtliche Werke in vier Bänden. Band 4, Herausgegeben von Anselm Schlösser. Berlin: Aufbau, 1975. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Ferdinand Bol, Titus Manlius Torquatus, 1663. Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 11 pt.

Troilus und Cressida

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3843037256

Category: Drama

Page: 128

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William Shakespeare: Troilus und Cressida Erstmals ins Deutsche übersetzt von Johann Joachim Eschenburg (1777). Die vorliegende Übersetzung stammt von Wolf Graf Baudissin. Erstdruck in: Shakspeare's dramatische Werke. Übersetzt von August Wilhelm Schlegel. Ergänzt und erläutert von Ludwig Tieck, Bd. 7, Berlin (Georg Andreas Reimer) 1832 Vollständige Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2015. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: William Shakespeare: Sämtliche Werke in vier Bänden. Band 2, Herausgegeben von Anselm Schlösser. Berlin: Aufbau, 1975. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Gustave Moreau, Helena auf den Mauern Trojas, 1885. Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 11 pt.

Shakespeare

For All Time

Author: Stanley W. Wells

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195160932

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 442

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Looks at the life, career, works, and influence of William Shakespeare.