As You Like It

Author: William Shakespeare,Michael Hattaway

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521732506

Category: Drama

Page: 240

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Updated edition of the popular play As You Like It, containing material on criticism and performances.

The School of Shakespeare

Author: Richard Simpson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783742870032

Category:

Page: 496

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The school of Shakespeare is an unchanged, high-quality reprint of the original edition of 1878. Hansebooks is editor of the literature on different topic areas such as research and science, travel and expeditions, cooking and nutrition, medicine, and other genres.As a publisher we focus on the preservation of historical literature.Many works of historical writers and scientists are available today as antiques only. Hansebooks newly publishes these books and contributes to the preservation of literature which has become rare and historical knowledge for the future.

The Cambridge Introduction to Shakespeare

Author: Emma Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139462393

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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This lively and innovative introduction to Shakespeare promotes active engagement with the plays, rather than recycling factual information. Covering a range of texts, it is divided into seven subject-based chapters: Character; Performance; Texts; Language; Structure; Sources and History, and it does not assume any prior knowledge. Instead, it develops ways of thinking and provides the reader with resources for independent research through the 'Where next?' sections at the end of each chapter. The book draws on scholarship without being overwhelmed by it, and unlike other introductory guides to Shakespeare it emphasizes that there is space for new and fresh thinking by students and readers, even on the most-studied and familiar plays.

Hamlet

Author: William Shakespeare,Helen Gray Cone

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Denmark

Page: 193

View: 1807

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Hamlet

Revised Edition

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474273882

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 688

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This Arden edition of Hamlet, arguably Shakespeare's greatest tragedy, presents an authoritative, modernized text based on the Second Quarto text with a new introductory essay covering key productions and criticism in the decade since its first publication. A timely up-date in the 400th anniversary year of Shakespeare's death which will ensure the Arden edition continues to offer students a comprehensive and current critical account of the play, alongside the most reliable and fully-annotated text available.

The New Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare

Author: Margreta De Grazia,Stanley Wells

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521886325

Category: Drama

Page: 360

View: 2004

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Twenty-one essays provide lively and authoritative approaches to the literary, historical, cultural and performative aspects of Shakespeare works.

As you like it

a concordance to the text of the first folio

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 274

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As You Like It has sometimes seemed a subversive play that exposes the instability of gender roles and traditional values. In other eras it has been prized - or derided - as a reliable celebration of conventional social mores. The play's ability to compass these extremes tells an interesting story about changing cultural and theatrical practices. This edition provides a detailed history of the play in production, both on stage and on screen. The introduction examines how changing conceptions of gender roles have affected the portrayal of Rosalind, one of Shakespeare's greatest comic heroines. The striking differences between the British tradition and the freer treatment the play has received abroad are discussed, as well as the politics of court versus country. The commentary, printed alongside the New Cambridge Shakespeare edition of the text, draws on primary sources to illuminate how costuming, stage business, design, and directorial choices have shaped the play in performance.

Arabian Nights' Entertainments

Author: Robert L. Mack

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199555877

Category: Fiction

Page: 976

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The tales with which Sheherazade nightly postpones the murderous intent of the Sultan Schahriar have entered our language and our lives like no other collection before or since. This, the only edition to include the complete text of the earliest English translation of the Nights, also offers extensive textual apparatus such as explanatory notes and plot summaries to help readers follow the complex and interwoven stories.

As You Like it

Authoritative Text, Sources and Contexts, Criticism

Author: William Shakespeare,Leah Sinanoglou Marcus

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393927627

Category: Drama

Page: 467

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"All the world's a stage." Shakespeare's beloved pastoral comedy is now available in a Norton Critical Edition. Since its return to the London stage in 1740, As You Like It has delighted theatergoers, readers, and critics. Its heroine, Rosalind, is one of Shakespeare's greatest characters. The play's Forest of Arden setting and its focus on the relationship between natural occurrences and things created by humans (Shakespeare collectively termed these "art") provide us with access to debates in Renaissance England that relate to the ecological issues of our own time. This Norton Critical Edition is based on the 1623 First Folio text. It is accompanied by a note on the text, eight illustrations, six photographs, and explanatory annotations. "Sources and Contexts" includes, in its entirety, Shakespeare's primary source for the play-Thomas Lodge's popular prose romance Rosalynde (1590). Reading Shakespeare's play with (and against) Lodge's romance reveals striking similarities and fascinating differences, both large and small. An array of other readings focuses on the central areas of gender and ecology and includes works by Michel de Montaigne, Sir Thomas More, Thomas Bastard, George Gascoygne, and William Prynne. A rich "Criticism" section includes twenty-one commentaries on As You Like It spanning four centuries. Contributors include, among others, Mrs. Anna Jameson, Clara Claiborne Park, Jean E. Howard, Marjorie Garber, James Shapiro, Valerie Traub, Jeffrey Masten, and Robert Smallwood. A Selected Bibliography is also included.

Crisis? What Crisis?

Britain in the 1970s

Author: Alwyn W. Turner

Publisher: Aurum Press Limited

ISBN: 1845138511

Category: History

Page: 200

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DIV The 1970s. They were the best of times and the worst of times. Wealth inequality was at a record low, yet industrial strife was at a record high. These were the glory years of Doctor Who and glam rock, but the darkest days of the Northern Ireland conflict. Beset by strikes, inflation, power cuts and the rise of the far right, the cosy Britain of the post-war consensus was unravelling – in spectacularly lurid style. Fusing high politics and low culture, Crisis? What Crisis? presents a world in which Enoch Powell, Ted Heath and Tony Benn jostle for space with David Bowie, Hilda Ogden and Margo Leadbetter, and reveals why a country exhausted by decline eventually turned to Margaret Thatcher for salvation. /div

The Poems

Venus and Adonis, The Rape of Lucrece, The Phoenix and the Turtle, The Passionate Pilgrim, A Lover's Complaint

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139835378

Category: Literary Collections

Page: N.A

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This is a fully annotated edition of all the poems which are now generally regarded as Shakespeare's, excluding the Sonnets. It contains Venus and Adonis, The Rape of Lucrece, The Phoenix and the Turtle, The Passionate Pilgrim, and A Lover's Complaint. The introduction to the two long narrative poems examines their place within the classical and Renaissance European traditions, an issue which also applies to The Phoenix and the Turtle. John Roe analyses the conditions in which the collection was produced, and weighs the evidence for and against Shakespeare's authorship of A Lover's Complaint and the much-debated question of its genre. He demonstrates how in his management of formal tropes Shakespeare, like the best Elizabethans, fashions a living language out of handbook oratory. This updated edition contains a new introductory section on recent critical interpretations and an updated reading list.

Doubt and Skepticism in Antiquity and the Renaissance

Author: Michelle Zerba

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139536915

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

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This book is an interdisciplinary study of the forms and uses of doubt in works by Homer, Sophocles, Aristophanes, Cicero, Machiavelli, Shakespeare and Montaigne. Based on close analysis of literary and philosophical texts by these important authors, Michelle Zerba argues that doubt is a defining experience in antiquity and the Renaissance, one that constantly challenges the limits of thought and representation. The wide-ranging discussion considers issues that run the gamut from tragic loss to comic bombast, from psychological collapse to skeptical dexterity and from solitary reflection to political improvisation in civic contexts and puts Greek and Roman treatments of doubt into dialogue not only with sixteenth-century texts but with contemporary works as well. Using the past to engage questions of vital concern to our time, Zerba demonstrates that although doubt sometimes has destructive consequences, it can also be conducive to tolerance, discovery and conversation across sociopolitical boundaries.

A Midsummer Night?s Dream

Author: William Shakespeare,Burton Raffel

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 030010653X

Category: Drama

Page: 173

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Presents the annotated text of Shakespeare's dramatic comedy in which two sets of lovers get lost in the woods and become caught up in a dispute between the fairy king and queen, along with a group of local actors preparing a play for Duke Theseus' wedding.

As You Like It (2009 Edition)

Oxford School Shakespeare

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780198328698

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 7651

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As You Like It is a popular text for study by secondary students the world over. This edition includes illustrations, preliminary notes, reading lists (including websites) and classroom notes.