King Lear: York Notes for A-Level

Author: Rebecca Warren,Michael Sherborne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781447982241

Category:

Page: 120

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This updated edition is ideal to support students when studying and revising for the new A level English Literature exams.
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Philip Allan Literature Guide (for A-Level): King Lear

Author: Martin Old

Publisher: Philip Allan

ISBN: 1444153811

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 96

View: 928

Written by experienced A-level examiners and teachers who know exactly what students need to succeed, and edited by a chief examiner, Philip Allan Literature Guides (for A-level) are invaluable study companions with exam-specific advice to help you to get the grade you need. This full colour guide includes: - detailed scene summaries and sections on themes, characters, form, structure, language and contexts - a dedicated 'Working with the text' section on how to write about texts for coursework and controlled assessment and how to revise for exams - Taking it further boxes on related books, film adaptations and websites - Pause for thought boxes to get you thinking more widely about the text - Task boxes to test yourself on transformation, analysis, research and comparison activities - Top 10 quotes PLUS FREE REVISION RESOURCES at www.philipallan.co.uk/literatureguidesonline, including a glossary of literary terms and concepts, revision advice, sample essays with student answers and examiners comments, interactive questions, revision podcasts, flash cards and spider diagrams, links to unmissable websites, and answers to tasks set in the guide.
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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: 1824

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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'King Lear' in Context

The Cultural Background

Author: Keith Linley

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 1783083743

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 306

View: 5389

This engaging book provides in-depth discussion of the various influences that an audience in 1606 would have brought to interpreting ‘King Lear’. How did people think about the world, about God, about sin, about kings, about civilized conduct? Learn about the social hierarchy, gender relationships, parenting and family dynamics, court corruption, class tensions, the literary profile of the time, the concept of tragedy – and all the subversions, transgressions, and oppositions that made the play an unsettling picture of a disintegrating world in free fall.
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King Lear

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Aging parents

Page: 58

View: 1085

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Othello: York Notes for A-Level

Author: Rebecca Warren

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781447982258

Category:

Page: 120

View: 8739

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 In Plain and Simple English (A Modern Translation and the Original Version)

Author: BookCaps Study Guides Staff

Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 1621072894

Category: Drama

Page: N.A

View: 7278

King Lear descends into madness after foolishly disposing of his estate between two of his three daughters based on their flattery, bringing tragic consequences for all. Sound like a good story? It is...if you can understand it. If you have struggled in the past reading Shakespeare, then BookCaps can help you out. This book is a modern translation of King Lear. The original text is also presented in the book, along with a comparable version of both text. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.
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Fool

A Novel

Author: Christopher Moore

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061974779

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 7394

“Hilarious, always inventive, this is a book for all, especially uptight English teachers, bardolaters, and ministerial students.” —Dallas Morning News Fool—the bawdy and outrageous New York Times bestseller from the unstoppable Christopher Moore—is a hilarious new take on William Shakespeare’s King Lear…as seen through the eyes of the foolish liege’s clownish jester, Pocket. A rousing tale of “gratuitous shagging, murder, spanking, maiming, treason, and heretofore unexplored heights of vulgarity and profanity,” Fool joins Moore’s own Lamb, Fluke, The Stupidest Angel, and You Suck! as modern masterworks of satiric wit and sublimely twisted genius, prompting Carl Hiassen to declare Christopher Moore “a very sick man, in the very best sense of the word.”
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Shakespeare After All

Author: Marjorie Garber

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780307490810

Category: Drama

Page: 1008

View: 526

A brilliant and companionable tour through all thirty-eight plays, Shakespeare After All is the perfect introduction to the bard by one of the country’s foremost authorities on his life and work. Drawing on her hugely popular lecture courses at Yale and Harvard over the past thirty years, Marjorie Garber offers passionate and revealing readings of the plays in chronological sequence, from The Two Gentlemen of Verona to The Two Noble Kinsmen. Supremely readable and engaging, and complete with a comprehensive introduction to Shakespeare’s life and times and an extensive bibliography, this magisterial work is an ever-replenishing fount of insight on the most celebrated writer of all time.
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CliffsNotes on Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit

Author: Gene B Hardy

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544182596

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 80

View: 7616

Join the journey through Middle-earth in the study guide of these two epic fantasies suggestive of life in medieval days, a classical battle between good and evil and the quest for a magical ring. This guide covers all four volumes of this unforgettable fantasy.
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King Lear

From Hudson's School Shakespeare

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Drama and Theatre Studies

Author: Sally Mackey,Simon Cooper

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748751686

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 416

View: 7473

Revised and expanded edition for use with all Drama and Theatre Studies A & AS specifications.
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A Thousand Acres

A Novel

Author: Jane Smiley

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307787710

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 8127

This powerful twentieth-century reimagining of Shakespeare’s King Lear centers on a wealthy Iowa farmer who decides to divide his farm between his three daughters. When the youngest objects, she is cut out of his will. This sets off a chain of events that brings dark truths to light and explodes long-suppressed emotions. Ambitiously conceived and stunningly written, A Thousand Acres takes on themes of truth, justice, love, and pride—and reveals the beautiful yet treacherous topography of humanity.
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The White Tiger

A Novel

Author: Aravind Adiga

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416562737

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 7398

A stunning literary debut critics have likened to Richard Wright’s Native Son, The White Tiger follows a darkly comic Bangalore driver through the poverty and corruption of modern India’s caste society. “This is the authentic voice of the Third World, like you've never heard it before” (John Burdett, Bangkok 8). The white tiger of this novel is Balram Halwai, a poor Indian villager whose great ambition leads him to the zenith of Indian business culture, the world of the Bangalore entrepreneur. On the occasion of the president of China’s impending trip to Bangalore, Balram writes a letter to him describing his transformation and his experience as driver and servant to a wealthy Indian family, which he thinks exemplifies the contradictions and complications of Indian society. Recalling The Death of Vishnu and Bangkok 8 in ambition, scope, The White Tiger is narrative genius with a mischief and personality all its own. Amoral, irreverent, deeply endearing, and utterly contemporary, this novel is an international publishing sensation—and a startling, provocative debut.
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H.G. Wells: Another Kind of Life

Author: Michael Sherborne

Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers

ISBN: 0720613485

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 408

View: 5106

An unlikely lothario, one of the most successful writers of his time, a figure at the heart of the age's political and artistic debates—H. G. Wells' life is a great story in its own right When H. G. Wells left school in 1880 at 13 he seemed destined for obscurity—yet he defied expectations, becoming one of the most famous writers in the world. He wrote classic science-fiction tales such as The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, and The War of the Worlds; reinvented the Dickensian novel in Kipps and The History of Mr Polly; pioneered postmodernism in experimental fiction; and harangued his contemporaries in polemics which included two bestselling histories of the world. He brought equal energy to his outrageously promiscuous love life—a series of affairs embraced distinguished authors such as Dorothy Richardson and Rebecca West, the gun-toting travel writer Odette Keun, and Russian spy Moura Budberg. Until his death in 1946 Wells had artistic and ideological confrontations with everyone from Henry James to George Orwell, from Churchill to Stalin. He remains a controversial figure, attacked by some as a philistine, sexist, and racist, praised by others as a great writer, a prophet of globalization, and a pioneer of human rights. Setting the record straight, this authoritative biography is the first full-scale account to include material from the long-suppressed skeleton correspondence with his mistresses and illegitimate daughter.
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Chaucer's Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale

An Annotated Bibliography, 1900 to 1995

Author: Peter G. Beidler,Elizabeth M. Biebel

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802043665

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 358

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The Chaucer Bibliography series aims to provide annotated bibliographies for all of Chaucer's work. This book summarizes 20th-century commentaries on Chaucer's .Wife of Bath's Prologue. and .Tale..
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The Art of Writing English Literature Essays

For A-Level and Beyond

Author: Michael Meally,Neil Bowen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780993077845

Category:

Page: 226

View: 8961

Whatever texts you're studying, this book will help you achieve top grades in A-level Literature. Featuring detailed analysis of a rich and eclectic mix of A-level texts, from 'King Lear' to 'Frankenstein' and 'The Great Gatsby', 'The Art of Writing English Literature Essays' covers everything you need to know to master high level literary discussion. Written in a lively, engaging style, the book takes readers through the art of close reading, through planning and writing essays and on to the tricky arts of using critics and contexts effectively. A book on how to read Literature, as well as how to write about it, 'The Art of Writing English Literature Essays' will help you to reach the highest grades.
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A midsummer night's dream

Author: James L. Calderwood

Publisher: Twayne Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 227

View: 3977

"Twayne's new critical introductions to Shakespeare." Discusses the key themes and concepts in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.
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Othello

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 9780764120589

Category: Drama

Page: 319

View: 6563

Shakespeare's tragedy of the Moor whose love for Desdemona is destroyed by jealousy is presented in its original text on each left-hand page, with a modernized "translation" on the facing right-hand page. Also included are quizzes and discussion points that teachers can use in the classroom and include in tests.
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Asimov's Guide to Shakespeare

Author: Isaac Asimov

Publisher: Gramercy Books

ISBN: 9780517268254

Category: Reference

Page: 843

View: 3957

Examines the historical, geographical, and mythological background of the plays and two narrative poems
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