The Duchess of Malfi and Other Plays

Author: John Webster

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780199539284

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 480

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This volume offers John Webster's two great Jacobean tragedies, The White Devil and The Duchess of Malfi, together with his brilliant tragicomedy, The Devil's Law-Case, and the comedy written with William Rowley, A Cure for a Cuckold. All four plays display the provocative intelligence of a profoundly original playwright. A critical introduction defends Webster against charges of over-indulgence in violence, and explores his sophisticated staging and scenic forms.
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Webster: The Duchess of Malfi

Author: David Carnegie

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137474483

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 168

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This introductory guide to one of Webster's most widely-studied plays offers a scene-by-scene theatrically aware commentary, a brief history of the text and first performances, case studies of key performances and productions, a survey of film and TV adaptations, and a wide sampling of critical opinion and annotated further reading.
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Early Modern Tragedy and the Cinema of Violence

Author: S. Simkin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230597114

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 264

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This study considers parallel issues in revenge tragedies of the early seventeenth-century and violent cinema of the last thirty years. It offers a series of provocative explorations of death, revenge and justice, and gender and violence. What happens when we connect The White Devil with Basic Instinct ? The Changeling or Titus Andronicus with Straw Dogs ? Doctor Faustus with Se7en ? Taxi Driver with The Spanish Tragedy ? Appealing to those with an interest in either drama or film, written in an engaging style, the book also reconsiders the high /popular culture divide, and reflects on the enduring significance of the revenge motif in Western culture over the past four hundred years, particularly in the post 9/11 context.
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Blood and Home in Early Modern Drama

Domestic Identity on the Renaissance Stage

Author: Ariane M. Balizet

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317961951

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 198

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In this volume, the author argues that blood was, crucially, a means by which dramatists negotiated shifting contours of domesticity in 16th and 17th century England. Early modern English drama vividly addressed contemporary debates over an expanding idea of "the domestic," which encompassed the domus as well as sex, parenthood, household order, the relationship between home and state, and the connections between family honor and national identity. The author contends that the domestic ideology expressed by theatrical depictions of marriage and household order is one built on the simultaneous familiarity and violence inherent to blood. The theatrical relation between blood and home is far more intricate than the idealized language of the familial bloodline; the home was itself a bloody place, with domestic bloodstains signifying a range of experiences including religious worship, sex, murder, birth, healing, and holy justice. Focusing on four bleeding figures—the Bleeding Bride, Bleeding Husband, Bleeding Child, and Bleeding Patient—the author argues that the household blood of the early modern stage not only expressed the violence and conflict occasioned by domestic ideology, but also established the home as a site that alternately reified and challenged patriarchal authority.
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The Seventeenth-Century Literature Handbook

Author: Robert C. Evans,Eric J. Sterling

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441155449

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 284

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The Seventeenth-Century Literature Handbook is an accessible, authoritative and comprehensive introduction to English literature in the seventeenth century.� It provides a one-stop resource for literature students, with the essential information and guidance needed at the beginning of a course through to the development of more advanced knowledge and skills. It includes: - introductions to authors, texts and contexts - guides to key critics, concepts and topics - an overview of major critical approaches, changes in the canon and directions of current and future research - case studies in reading literary and critical texts - an annotated bibliography (including websites), timeline, glossary of critical terms. Written in clear language by leading academics, it is an indispensable starting point for students beginning their study of seventeenth-century literature.
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The Playboy of the Western World and Other Plays

Riders to the Sea; The Shadow of the Glen; The Tinker's Wedding; The Well of the Saints; The Playboy of the Western World; Deirdre of the Sorrows

Author: John Millington Synge,Ann Saddlemyer

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199538058

Category: Drama

Page: 240

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Synge was one of the key dramatists in the flourishing world of Irish literature at the turn of the century. This volume offers every one of his plays, which range from racy comedy to stark tragedy, all sharing a memorable lyricism. The introduction to this new, definitive edition sets the plays in the context of the Irish literary movement, with special attention to Synge's role as one of the founders of the Abbey Theatre and his work alongside W.B. Yeats and Lady Gregory. About the Series:For over 100 yearsOxford World's Classicshas made available the broadest spectrum 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, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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The Reader's Adviser

Author: N.A

Publisher: R. R. Bowker

ISBN: 9780835208529

Category: Best books

Page: 774

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Forthcoming Books

Author: Emily Quintero-Spongberg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

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The Periodical

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Books

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British Books in Print

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Der Sterne Tennisbälle

Roman

Author: Stephen Fry

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 3841203019

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 9643

Ned hat alles, wovon andere Jungs mit 18 nur träumen: gute Noten, eine sportliche Figur, den richtigen Akzent, eine schöne Freundin. Doch ein missgünstiges Trio spielt ihm einen üblen Streich. Als Ned spurlos verschwindet, erfahren seine Widersacher, dass sie nicht ihres Glückes Schmiede, sondern nur »der Sterne Tennisbälle« sind.
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Queer London

Von der Antike bis heute

Author: Peter Ackroyd

Publisher: Verlagsgruppe Random House GmbH

ISBN: 3641230845

Category: History

Page: 272

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Londons größter lebender Chronist über die »gay history« seiner Stadt Das römische Londinium war übersät mit »Wolfshöhlen«, Bordellen und heißen Bädern, in denen es hoch herging. Homosexualität galt als bewundernswert. Bis Kaiser Konstantin die Macht übernahm und mit seinen Mönchen und Missionaren für Ordnung sorgte. Zeiten der Toleranz wechselten mit Zeiten der Ächtung und Verfolgung. Heute gehört »queer London« zur britischen Hauptstadt wie Tower und Big Ben. Londons homosexuelle Szene ist die größte in Europa und eine der größten weltweit. Peter Ackroyd zeigt uns, wie seine Stadt sich diesen Platz erkämpft hat. Er zelebriert die Vielfältigkeit und Energie der Community, zeigt aber auch die Gefährdungen, denen sie zu allen Zeiten ausgesetzt war. »Ein absolut einzigartiges Leseerlebnis.« The Independent
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Measure for measure

Author: William Shakespeare,N. W. Bawcutt

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 255

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In the hope of saving her brother's life, should a woman submit to rape? Should the law be respected when its administrator is corrupt? How powerful in the state should religion become? Although Measure for Measure ends like a comedy, with reconciliations, forgiveness and marriages, it has often been regarded as one of Shakespeare's problem plays.
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The passions of the minde (1601).

Author: Thomas D. D. Wright,Edgar Mertner, Thomas Wright

Publisher: Georg Olms Verlag

ISBN: 9783487403625

Category:

Page: 336

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