Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A


Category: Desdemona (Fictitious character)

Page: 253

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Author: William Shakespeare,Constance Jordan

Publisher: Longman


Category: Drama

Page: 269

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From Longman's new Cultural Edition series, Hamlet, edited by Constance Jordan, includes the play and contextual materials from the era of Shakespeare. This edition represents Shakespeare's text as it appears in the most authoritative of early editions, the Folio, published in 1623, and it supplies students with useful footnotes to the interpretation of the text. It also includes brief samples of works by Shakespeare's contemporaries in a section entitled Contexts; which will help students understand the historical setting and cultural ideas that helped shape the meaning of Shakespeare's play. By listening to these voices from the past, students can approach the play with some knowledge of why Hamlet asks the questions he does and of why the character himself, the creation of a distant century, also seems so much a part of our own world. The Longman Cultural Edition series is composed of teaching texts edited by prominent scholars. In addition to the recently published Cultural Editions Frankenstein, Pride and Prejudice, and Othello, titles in the series for this year include Dickens' Hard Times, Beowulf, and Oscar Wilde'sThe Picture of Dorian Gray.
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King Lear

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A


Category: Aging parents

Page: 58

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King Lear: York Notes for A-Level

Author: Rebecca Warren,Michael Sherborne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781447982241


Page: 120

View: 8657

This updated edition is ideal to support students when studying and revising for the new A level English Literature exams.
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King Lear

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435193096

Category: English literature

Page: 308

View: 8918

The Heinemann Advanced Shakespeare series specifically focuses on preparing students for their exams. Teachers find that the accessible notes and end-of-act activities really help students understand the text and encourage them to develop their own insights.
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Tales from Chaucer

In Prose

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer,Charles Cowden Clarke

Publisher: N.A



Page: 323

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Political Shakespeare

Essays in Cultural Materialism

Author: Jonathan Dollimore,Alan Sinfield

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719043529

Category: Authority in literature

Page: 295

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1.Shakespeare, cultural materialism and the new historicism-2.Renaissance authority and its subversion, Henry IV and Henry V.- 3.This thing of darkness I acknowledge mine: The Tempest and the discourse of Colonialism. - 4.Transgressioon and surveillance in Measure for Measure. - 5.The patriarchal bard: feminist criticism and Shakespeare: King Lear and Measure for Measure. - 6.Strategies of State and political plays: A Midsummer Nights̀ Dream, Henry V, Henry VIII. - 7.Shakespeare understudies: the sodomite, the prostitute, the transvestite and their critics. - 8.Introduction: Reproductions, interventions. - 9.Givee an account of Shakespeare and Education, showing why you think they are effective and what you have appreciated about them. Support your comments with precise references. - 10.Royal Shakespeare: theatre and the making of ideology. - 11.Radical potentiality and institutional closure:Shakespeare in film and television. - 12.How Brecht read Shakespeare. - 13.Heritage and the market, regulation and desublimation.
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Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0141000589

Category: Drama

Page: 1754

View: 610

This major new complete edition of Shakespeare's works combines accessibility with the latest scholarship. Each play and collection of poems is preceded by a substantial introduction that looks at textual and literary-historical issues. The texts themselves have been scrupulously edited and are accompanied by same-page notes and glossaries. Particular attention has been paid to the design of the book to ensure that this first new edition of the twenty-first century is both attractive and approachable.
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The Enchanted Island

Stories from Shakespeare

Author: Ian Serraillier

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Publishers

ISBN: 9780435121006


Page: 201

View: 9498

"A collection of eleven extracts" -- Half t.p.
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The Wife of Bath

Author: Richard Swan,Geoffrey Chaucer

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: 9781444119848

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 94

View: 2178

For study or revision, these guides are the perfect accompaniment to the set text, providing invaluable background and exam advice. Philip Allan Literature Guides (for A-level) offer succinct and accessible coverage of all key aspects of the set text and are designed to challenge and develop your knowledge, encouraging you to reach your full potential. Each full colour guide: - Gives you the confidence that you know your set text inside out, with insightful coverage for you to develop your understanding of context, characters, quotations, themes and style - Ensures you are fully prepared for your exams: each guide shows you how your set text will be measured against assessment objectives of the main specification - Develops the skills you need to do well in your exams, with tasks and practice questions in the guide, and lots more completely free online, including podcasts, glossaries, sample essays and revision advice at www.philipallan.co.uk/literatureguidesonline
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The Facts About Shakespeare

Author: William Allan Nielson

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465586733


Page: N.A

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Study and Revise for AS/A-level: King Lear

Author: Martin Old

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 147185387X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 3984

Enable students to achieve their best grade in AS/A-level English Literature with this year-round course companion; designed to instil in-depth textual understanding as students read, analyse and revise King Lear throughout the course. This Study and Revise guide: - Increases students' knowledge of King Lear as they progress through the detailed commentary and contextual information written by experienced teachers and examiners - Develops understanding of characterisation, themes, form, structure and language, equipping students with a rich bank of textual examples to enhance their coursework and exam responses - Builds critical and analytical skills through challenging, thought-provoking questions and tasks that encourage students to form their own personal responses to the text - Extends learning and prepares students for higher-level study by introducing critical viewpoints, comparative references to other literary works and suggestions for independent research - Helps students maximise their exam potential using clear explanations of the Assessment Objectives, sample student answers and examiner insights - Improves students' extended writing techniques through targeted advice on planning and structuring a successful essay
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Shakespeare's Restless World

Portrait of an Era

Author: Neil MacGregor

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101638117

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 9849

The New York Times bestselling author of A History of the World in 100 Objects brings the world of Shakespeare and the Tudor era of Elizabeth I into focus We feel we know Shakespeare’s characters. Think of Hamlet, trapped in indecision, or Macbeth’s merciless and ultimately self-destructive ambition, or the Machiavellian rise and short reign of Richard III. They are so vital, so alive and real that we can see aspects of ourselves in them. But their world was at once familiar and nothing like our own. In this brilliant work of historical reconstruction Neil MacGregor and his team at the British Museum, working together in a landmark collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the BBC, bring us twenty objects that capture the essence of Shakespeare’s universe. A perfect complement to A History of the World in 100 Objects, MacGregor’s landmark New York Times bestseller, Shakespeare’s Restless World highlights a turning point in human history. This magnificent book, illustrated throughout with more than one hundred vibrant color photographs, invites you to travel back in history and to touch, smell, and feel what life was like at that pivotal moment, when humankind leaped into the modern age. This was an exhilarating time when discoveries in science and technology altered the parameters of the known world. Sir Francis Drake’s circumnavigation map allows us to imagine the age of exploration from the point of view of one of its most ambitious navigators. A bishop’s cup captures the most sacred and divisive act in Christendom. With A History of the World in 100 Objects, MacGregor pioneered a new way of telling history through artifacts. Now he trains his eye closer to home, on a subject that has mesmerized him since childhood, and lets us see Shakespeare and his world in a whole new light.
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William Shakespeare

A Critical Study

Author: George Brandes

Publisher: Literary Licensing, LLC

ISBN: 9781497830233


Page: 720

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This Is A New Release Of The Original 1905 Edition.
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Shakespeare is Hard, But So is Life

A Radical Guide to Shakespearian Tragedy

Author: Fintan O'Toole

Publisher: Granta Books

ISBN: 9781862075283

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 164

View: 8387

"O'Toole challenges the traditional approach towards the study of the four key plays--Hamlet, Othello, King Lear and Macbeth--and provides an entertaining and absorbing appreciation of the dramatic qualities of each."--cover.
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Shakespearean Tragedy

Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth

Author: Kiernan Ryan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare

ISBN: 9781472586988

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 360

View: 8035

This ground-breaking study reveals the prophetic, revolutionary vision at the heart of Shakespeare's four greatest tragedies: Hamlet, Othello, King Lear and Macbeth. Shakespearean Tragedy engages with each of these titanic masterpieces as a singular, complete work of dramatic art with its own distinctive concerns and critical challenges. Through compelling new readings of the plays, couched in lively, accessible prose and grounded in close analysis of their language and form, Kiernan Ryan transforms our understanding of Shakespearean tragedy by revealing the radical egalitarian perspective from which it is conceived and written. In recent decades criticism has striven to entrench these plays in the culture of the distant past from which they sprang. This book frees them to show how Shakespeare dramatises the tragic realities of his world from the standpoint of the transfigured future that our world still awaits.
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The Complete Sonnets and Poems of William Shakespeare

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781461048299


Page: 148

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The greatest sonnets and poems ever written, by the greatest poet and playwright in the English language.
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