Julius Caesar

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137004355

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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'Invigorating, radical and original ... I look forward to using it at my desk and perhaps in my classroom over many years, enjoying Jonathan Bate's perceptive comments, trusting Eric Rasmussen's textual scholarship.' – Professor Peter Holland, Times Literary Supplement From the Royal Shakespeare Company – a fresh new edition of Shakespeare's drama of the conflict between one man's ambition and the good of the state. THIS EDITION INCLUDES: • An illuminating introduction to Julius Caesar by award-winning scholar Jonathan Bate • The play - with clear and authoritative explanatory notes on each page • A helpful scene-by-scene analysis and key facts about the play • An introduction to Shakespeare's career and the Elizabethan theatre • A rich exploration of approaches to staging the play featuring photographs of key productions The most enjoyable way to understand a Shakespeare play is to see it or participate in it. This unique edition presents a historical overview of Julius Caesar in performance, recommends film versions, takes a detailed look at specific productions and includes interviews with three leading directors - Lucy Bailey, David Farr and Edward Hall - so that we may get a sense of the extraordinary variety of interpretations that are possible, a variety that gives Shakespeare his unique capacity to be reinvented and made 'our contemporary' four centuries after his death. Ideal for students, theatre-goers, actors and general readers, the RSC Shakespeare plays offer an accessible and contemporary approach to reading and rediscovering Shakespeare's works for the twenty-first century.
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Shakspere's Julius Caesar

Author: George Clinton Densmore Odell

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9780270187052

Category: Drama

Page: 250

View: 7492

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Julius Caesar and Me

Exploring Shakespeare's African Play

Author: Paterson Joseph

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350011207

Category: Drama

Page: 168

View: 4270

'Julius Caesar is, simply, Shakespeare's African play' John Kani In 2012, actor Paterson Joseph played the role of Brutus in the Royal Shakespeare Company's acclaimed production of Julius Caesar - Gregory Doran's last play before becoming Artistic Director for the RSC. It is a play, Joseph is quick to acknowledge, that is widely misunderstood - even dreaded - when it comes to study and performance. Alongside offering fascinating insights into Julius Caesar and Shakespeare's writing, Joseph serves up details of the rehearsal process; his key collaborations during an eclectic career; as well as his experience of working with a majority black cast. He considers the positioning of ethnic minority actors in Shakespeare productions in general, and female actors tackling so seemingly masculine a play in particular. Audience reactions are also investigated by Joseph, citing numerous conversations he has had with psychologists, counsellors and neurologists on the subject of what happens between performer and spectator. For Paterson Joseph, his experience of playing Brutus in Julius Caesar with the RSC was a defining point in his career, and a transformative experience. For any actor or practitioner working on Shakespeare - or for any reader interested in his plays - this is a fascinating and informative read, which unlocks so much about making and understanding theatre from the inside.
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Dictator

Roman

Author: Robert Harris

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641176476

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 3622

Endlich – das triumphale Finale von Robert Harris’ Cicero-Trilogie Cicero, größter Redner seiner Zeit, weilt mit seinem Sekretär Tiro im Exil. Da er seinen politischen Feind Caesar zu unterstützen verspricht, kann er nach Rom zurückkehren, wo er sich wieder zu ö entlichem Ansehen emporkämpft. Genial und fehlbar, angsterfüllt und doch unbändig mutig – der mit sich ringende Mensch hinter dem Politiker Cicero macht die Geschichte so unwiderstehlich. Dictator umfasst bedeutsame Momente der Menschheitsgeschichte: den Untergang der römischen Republik, den folgenden Bürgerkrieg, die Enthauptung von Pompeius und den Meuchelmord an Caesar. Das Thema jedoch ist zeitlos: Wie lässt sich politische Freiheit gegen skrupellosen Ehrgeiz, korrumpierte Wahlen und den verderblichen Einfluss endloser Auslandseinsätze schützen?
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A Year of Shakespeare

Re-living the World Shakespeare Festival

Author: N.A

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474246273

Category: Drama

Page: 320

View: 1304

A Year of Shakespeare gives a uniquely expert and exciting overview of the largest Shakespeare celebration the world has ever known: the World Shakespeare Festival 2012. This is the only book to describe and analyse each of the Festival's 73 productions in well-informed,lively reviews by eminent and up-and-coming scholars and critics from the UK and around the world. A rich resource of critical interest to all students, scholars and lovers of Shakespeare, the book also captures the excitement of this extraordinary event. A Year of Shakespeare provides: Â? a ground-breaking collection of Shakespearean reviews, covering all of the Festival's productions; Â? a dynamic visual record through a wide range of production photographs; Â? incisive analysis of the Festival's significance in the wider context of the Cultural Olympiad 2012. All the world really is a stage, and it's time for curtain-upÂ?
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Open City

Roman

Author: Teju Cole

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518789007

Category: Fiction

Page: 334

View: 1946

Julius, ein junger Psychiater, durchstreift die Straßen Manhattans, allein und ohne Ziel, stundenlang. Die Bewegung ist ein Ausgleich zur Arbeit, sie strukturiert seine Abende, seine Gedanken. Er lässt sich treiben, und während seine Schritte ihn tragen, denkt er an seine kürzlich zerbrochene Liebesbeziehung, seine Kindheit, seine Isolation in dieser Metropole voller Menschen. Fast unmerklich verzaubert sein Blick die Umgebung, die Stadt blättert sich vor ihm auf, offenbart die Spuren der Menschen, die früher hier lebten. Mit jeder Begegnung, jeder neuen Entdeckung gerät Julius tiefer hinein in die verborgene Gegenwart New Yorks – und schließlich in seine eigene, ihm fremd gewordene Vergangenheit. Für seinen faszinierenden Roman über einen Flaneur des 21. Jahrhunderts ist Teju Cole international von Presse und Lesern gefeiert und mit Autoren wie Sebald, Camus oder Naipaul verglichen worden. Getragen vom Fluss seiner bewegenden, klaren Sprache, erzählt »Open City« eine Geschichte von Erinnerung, Entwurzelung und der erlösenden Kraft der Kunst.
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Kicker im Kleid

Author: David Walliams

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644401365

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 240

View: 4327

Dennis ist ein großer Fußballfan, genau wie alle seine Freunde, wie sein Vater und sein Bruder. Seine zweite Leidenschaft jedoch ist ein großes Geheimnis: Dennis liebt Mode. Jeden Monat kauft er sich eine neue «Vogue». Ein Glück, dass er in Lisa eine Verbündete findet – und eine gute Freundin. Bis Lisa auf eine ziemlich verrückte Idee kommt und Dennis einen noch verrückteren Einfall hat, wie er Fußball und Mode unter einen Hut bringen kann!
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English Shakespeares

Shakespeare on the English Stage in the 1990s

Author: Peter Holland

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521564762

Category: Drama

Page: 295

View: 1313

This book, which explores the full extent of Shakespeare performances in England over the last decade, invites a broad readership of playgoers and students. As a regular theatre reviewer, Holland has examined the variety, the strengths and the problems of English productions and companies. They are charted chronologically here, and compared with productions elsewhere. Peter Holland's reviews are individually thoughtful, provocative and illuminating; cumulatively they show that there is no one English Shakespeare style but a rich and often bewildering variety.
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Players of Shakespeare 4

Further Essays in Shakespearean Performance by Players with the Royal Shakespeare Company

Author: Robert Smallwood,Royal Shakespeare Company

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521794169

Category: Drama

Page: 224

View: 9275

This is the fourth volume of essays by actors with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Twelve actors including Sir Derek Jacobi, Jane Lapotaire and Julian Glover describe the Shakespearian roles they played in productions between 1992 and 1997. The plays covered include The Merchant of Venice, Love's Labour's Lost, The Taming of the Shrew, The Winter's Tale, and Romeo and Juliet, among others. The essays divide equally among comedies, histories, and tragedies, with emphasis among the comedies on those notoriously difficult "clown" roles. A brief biographical note is provided for each of the contributors.
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Titus Andronicus

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3843043655

Category: Drama

Page: 92

View: 1483

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.
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Complete Works

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 2485

View: 7798

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.
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Vertraute Dinge, fremde Dinge

Essays

Author: Teju Cole

Publisher: Hanser Berlin

ISBN: 3446254323

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 2133

Teju Cole betrachtet Kunst, wie er die Welt betrachtet: mit dem Blick eines unsystematischen Historikers, der zunächst beobachtet, beschreibt, das Offensichtliche betrachtet, um zum weniger Offensichtlichen vorzudringen, das darunter liegt. Seine Essays handeln vom Unterwegssein, von politischer Moral, von Rassismus und von dem, was ihn geistig nährt, ob Essays von Baldwin, Gedichte von Tranströmer oder neue Meister der Fotografie auf Instagram. Und immer wieder zieht er erhellende Verbindungen, von der konkreten Gegenwart zur Dichtung, von der Geschichte zur Kunst. "Vertraute Dinge, fremde Dinge" offenbart den Reichtum von Teju Coles Interessen, hier findet er zum poetischen Kern seines Denkens und Schreibens.
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Hexensaat

Roman

Author: Margaret Atwood

Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag

ISBN: 3641161436

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 1450

Alles ist Illusion – Margaret Atwoods Verneigung vor dem großen Bühnenmagier William Shakespeare Felix ist ein begnadeter Theatermacher und in der Szene ein Star. Seine Inszenierungen sind herausfordernd, aufregend, legendär. Nun will er Shakespeares „Der Sturm“ auf die Bühne bringen. Das soll ihn noch berühmter machen – und ihm helfen, eine private Tragödie zu vergessen. Doch nach einer eiskalten Intrige seiner engsten Mitarbeiter zieht sich Felix zurück, verliert sich in Erinnerungen und sinnt auf Rache. Die Gelegenheit kommt zwölf Jahre später, als ein Zufall die Verräter in seine Nähe bringt. In ihrem brillanten Roman schafft die große kanadische Autorin Margaret Atwood mit der Figur des Theaterdirektors Felix ein würdiges Pendant zu Shakespeares Prospero aus „Der Sturm“, jenes Zauberers, der als ein Selbstporträt des alternden Barden aus Stratford-on-Avon gilt.
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Directions by Indirections

John Barton of the Royal Shakespeare Company

Author: Michael L. Greenwald

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 9780874132649

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 317

View: 2412

This book traces the evolution of John Barton, one of this century's most important directors, from his days as a Cambridge student and scholar through his career with the prestigious Royal Shakespeare Company. Two lengthy interviews with Barton are included, as well as a number of rare pictures of his Cambridge work and representative pictures from his Royal Shakespeare Company productions.
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Shakespeare and Me

Author: Susannah Carson

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780744897

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 528

View: 9998

Why Shakespeare? It’s been 400 years since his death and yet we continue to find inspiration, revelation, solace, and entertainment in his poems and plays. In this original collection, Susannah Carson invites 38 actors, directors, scholars, and writers to share their own personal connections with Shakespeare and explore how he came to shape our world so completely. Along the way, we reminisce on a childhood spent constructing makeshift matchstick theatres with Isabel Allende, grapple with Coriolanus for a modern audience alongside Ralph Fiennes, hear from James Earl Jones on reclaiming Othello as a tragic hero, share in Julie Taymor’s transformation of Prospero into Prospera, join Sir Ben Kingsley on his mission to keep Shakespeare’s ideas alive for all generations through performance, and muse with Brian Cox on social conflict in Shakespeare’s time and in ours. Together they offer fresh insight into Shakespeare’s work as a living legacy to be read, seen, performed, adapted, revised, wrestled with, and loved.
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Edinburgh Companion to Shakespeare and the Arts

Author: Mark Thornton Burnett

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748649344

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 588

View: 6771

This authoritative and innovative volume explores the place of Shakespeare in relation to a wide range of artistic practices and activities, past and present.
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King Lear

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1786825996

Category: Drama

Page: 128

View: 2685

Jonathan Munby’s explosive revival of Shakespeare’s epic tragedy transferred to the West End following its sold-out run at Chichester Festival Theatre, performed by a celebrated cast led by Ian McKellen as the embittered monarch in a fractured kingdom. This version of the text was edited and curated specially for the production. Two ageing fathers - one a King, one his courtier - reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with shocking ends. Tender, brutal, moving and epic, King Lear is considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written.
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Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television

Author: Owen O'Donnell,Sara Steen

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780810320710

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 496

View: 4696

Biographical reference providing information on individuals active in the theatre, film, and television industries. Covers not only performers, directors, writers, and producers, but also behind-the-scenes specialists such as designers, managers, choreographers, technicians, composers, executives, dancers, and critics from the United States and Great Britain.
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Players of Shakespeare 3

Further Essays in Shakespearean Performance by Players with the Royal Shakespeare Company

Author: Russell Jackson,Robert Smallwood,Royal Shakespeare Company

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521477345

Category: Drama

Page: 222

View: 9755

This is the third volume of essays by actors with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Thirteen actors describe the Shakespearean roles they played in productions between 1987 and 1991. The plays covered include Hamlet, Richard III, The Merchant of Venice, As You Like It, Much Ado About Nothing, Measure for Measure, and important theatrical rarities such as Cymbeline, Titus Andronicus, King John, and the Henry VI plays in the Royal Shakespeare Company's highly successful adaptation retitled The Plantagenets.
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