Henry IV

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A

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Henry IV

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192831439

Category: Drama

Page: 287

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Rene Weis reveals Shakepeare's use of multiple sources to be eclectic in the extreme in this radical reconsideration of the play's date and text. He also argues for the first time that Falstaff was called Oldcastle in Part 2 as well as in Part I. The play's striving towards a form of order,peace, and legitimacy is explored in relation to Part I and through rigorous attention to structure and language. A full account of the play's history in performance and on film yields a fascinating reflection of its relationship to national triumph and crisis, as well as the diverse idealogicalinterpretations it has inspired.

The Oxford Shakespeare: Henry IV, Part Two

Author: William Shakespeare,René Weis

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198123644

Category: Drama

Page: 287

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This new edition of one of Shakespeare's greatest history plays offers a freshly considered text fully alert to its intense theatrical aspects. A helpful Introduction discusses the play's structure, language, and performance history, and the notes provide an illuminating commentary on details of the text.

Henry VI, Part One

Author: William Shakespeare,Michael Taylor

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192804716

Category: Drama

Page: 256

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The Oxford Shakespeare General Editor: Stanley Wells The Oxford Shakespeare offers authoritative texts from leading scholars in editions designed to interpret and illuminate the plays for modern readers - a new, modern-spelling text, collated and edited from all existing printings - On-page commentary and notes explain meaning, staging, language, and allusions - Detailed introduction considers the first performance in 1592 in relation to the 1623 folio, structure, theatrical history, and the role of women in the play - Illustrated with production photographs and related art - Full index to introduction and commentary - Durable sewn binding for lasting use 'not simply a better text but a new conception of Shakespeare. This is a major achievement of twentieth-century scholarship.'

Henry VI

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486797015

Category: Drama

Page: 96

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Preferring a life of spiritual contemplation, Henry VI leaves politics to his nobles. The resulting power struggle pits the Houses of York and Lancaster against one another for control of the crown. Against a backdrop of violent rebellion, the play explores the relationship between law and justice and the extent of a ruler's authority. The second of three plays based on the life of England's fifteenth-century monarch, this historical drama chronicles the conflicts behind the War of the Roses. Each part of the trilogy is self-contained and can be appreciated without knowledge of the others. Vivid characterization, dark comedy, and powerful language combine for a memorable portrait of a country devastated by civil war.

The Oxford Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780192834201

Category: Drama

Page: 275

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A Midsummer Night's Dream is perhaps the best loved of Shakespeare's plays. It brings together aristocrats, workers, and fairies in a wood outside Athens, and from there the enchantment begins. In the introduction to this edition, Peter Holland pays particular attention to dreams and dreamers, and to Shakespeare's construction of a world of night and shadows. Both here and in his commentary he explores the play's extensive performance history to illustrate the wide range of interpretations of which it is capable. - ;A Midsummer Night's Dream is perhaps the best loved of Shakepeare's plays. It brings together aristocrats, workers, and fairies in a wood outside Athens, and from there the enchantment begins. Simple and engaging on the surface, it is none the less a highly original and sophisticated work, remarkable for both its literary and its theatrical mastery. It is one of the very few of Shakespeare's plays which do not draw on narrative sources, which suggests that it reflects his deepest imaginative concerns to an unusual degree. In his introduction Peter Holland pays particular attention to dreams and dreamers, and to Shakespeare's construction of a world of night and shadows. Both here and in his commentary he explores the play's extensive performance history to illustrate the wide range of interpretations of which it is capable. -

The Oxford Shakespeare: All's Well that Ends Well

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 256

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Usually classified as a `problem comedy', All's Well that Ends Well invites a fresh assessment. Its psychologically disturbing presentation of an aggressive, designing woman and a reluctant husband wooed by trickery won it little favour in earlier centuries, and both directors and critics have frequently tried to avoid or simplify its uncomfortable elements. More recently, several distinguished productions have revealed it as an exceptionally penetrating study of both personal and social issues. In her introduction Susan Snyder makes the play's clashing ideologies of class and gender newly accessible. She explains how the very discords of style can be seen as a source of theatrical power and complexity, and offers a fully reconsidered, helpfully annotated text for both readers and actors.

Hunger on the Stage

Author: Elisabeth Angel-Perez,Alexandra Poulain

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443814962

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 300

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In his short story “The Hunger Artist,” Kafka imagined the theatrical career of a “professional faster” whose performance consists merely in displaying his own starving body before an avid audience. Kafka thus paradoxically suggested that hunger, mere emptiness working its way through declining bodies, may be a privileged theatrical object. Hunger often signals an anchorage in socio-historical reality, and invites extreme situations on stage, articulating large-scale cataclysms (famines, the devastation of war) with personal tragedies (hunger-strikes, anorexia, etc.) in which characters experience the tenuousness of their own lives. Whether in the comic or in the tragic mode, staged hunger metaphorizes various kinds of starvation – material greed, spiritual, emotional, sexual starvation, and even linguistic insufficiency. This volume explores the aesthetic and ethical issues raised by hunger on the stage in the English-speaking world. It investigates the paradox of the hypervisibility of the thinning body and shows how, throughout history, hunger has given shape to innovative, powerfully transgressive dramaturgies.

Timon of Athens: The Oxford Shakespeare

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191623083

Category: Drama

Page: 384

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The Oxford Shakespeare General Editor: Stanley Wells The Oxford Shakespeare offers authoritative texts from leading scholars in editions designed to interpret and illuminate the plays for modern readers - A new, modern-spelling text, collated and edited from all existing printings - On-page commentary and notes explain meaning, staging, language, and allusions - Detailed introduction provides a full account of the play's performance history and explores issues of gender, gift-theory, and ecology - Appendices include source materials and a chronology of major productions worldwide - Illustrated with production photographs and related art - Full index to introduction and commentary - Durable sewn binding for lasting use 'not simply a better text but a new conception of Shakespeare. This is a major achievement of twentieth-century scholarship.' ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range 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, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


Hamlet

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849683532

Category: Drama

Page: 148

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Die Tragödie von Hamlet, Prinz von Dänemark, ist eine der bekanntesten und am häufigsten aufgeführten Tragödien von William Shakespeare. Der dänische Prinz Hamlet erhält vom Geist seines kurz zuvor vom eigenen Bruder Claudius ermordeten Vaters, des Königs von Dänemark, den Auftrag, das an ihm begangene Verbrechen zu rächen. Um den Mörder zu überführen und seine Rache vorzubereiten, gibt Hamlet vor, wahnsinnig zu sein. Hamlet lauert seinem Onkel auf und ersticht irrtümlich den Oberkämmerer Polonius. Dessen Sohn Laertes fordert, unterstützt von Claudius, Hamlet zum Duell. Hamlet siegt verwundet und ersticht Claudius, bevor er schließlich selbst stirbt.

Henry IV

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Best Classic Books

ISBN: N.A

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Page: 122

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William Shakespeare: 'Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2'

Author: C W R D Moseley

Publisher: Humanities-Ebooks

ISBN: 1847601510

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 91

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Students with little or no prior experience of studying Shakespeare in depth will find very useful the summaries of the conclusions of recent research into theatrical conditions, conventions and concepts in the time of Shakespeare. After an overview of Shakespeare’s life and career, the book summarises Elizabethan attitudes to History and Politics, concepts of the cosmos, theological issues such as Free Will and the Fall of Man, and the tensions that ultimately destroyed consensus on these matters. Discussion of expectations of different types of plays then precedes detailed analysis of Henry IV’s structure, genres and literary strategies, and of the major themes it explores. The play is firmly placed in the sequence of history plays from Richard II to Henry V. A chapter examines fully the issues surrounding the Education of a Prince for rule, concluding with full exploration of the part played by Falstaff. The final chapters examine the conceptual and ideological implications of the play’s languages and styles, and the career of the play, which, especially in Part 1, has been greatly successful in later ages when its original topicality is quite forgotten. There is an Appendix listing some extant History Plays, and copious explanatory hyperlinks.

The Oxford Shakespeare: Henry VI, Part One

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780199537105

Category: Drama

Page: 272

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This edition in the Oxford Shakespeare series completes the trilogy of Henry VI plays. In his introduction Michael Taylor considers the implications of the gap between first performance in 1592 and the play's first printed appearance in the 1623 folio. He discusses key issues such as language, structure, performance history, and the role of women in the play.


König Lear

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Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: 110

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The Oxford Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780199535859

Category: Drama

Page: 256

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What was Shakespeare's attitude to Semitism? The Introduction to this edition of The Merchant of Venice opens by addressing this vital issue raised by the play, and goes on to study the sources, background, and date, including a discussion of Sigmund Freud's essay on `The Three Caskets'. Professor Halio interprets the play's contradictions, inconsistencies, and complementarities, especially as these relate to the overarching theme of bonds and bondage. A survey of the play's stage history ranges from discussions of its early staging to important twentieth-century productions and performances outside England, particularly in Israel. The text, based on fresh examination of the early editions, is presented in modernized spelling and punctuation. Unfailingly lucid and helpful, this is an ideal edition for students, actors, and the general reader.

The Oxford Shakespeare

Julius Caesar

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199536122

Category: Drama

Page: 272

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The most famous of Shakespeare's Roman tragedies, Julius Caesar was written and first performed in 1599, and was apparently one the plays his contemporaries enjoyed most. Recounting the death of Caesar on the steps of the Senate house, the play offers some of Shakespeare's finest scenes: Antony's skillful speech at Caesar's funeral, and the quarrel and reconciliation between Brutus and Cassius with the news of Portia's death. This edition includes a fresh consideration of the play's date and its place in the Shakespeare canon and examines how Shakespeare reshaped his sources (primarily North's translation of Plutarch's Lives).


The Oxford Shakespeare: The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Author: William Shakespeare,Roger Warren

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0198123671

Category: Drama

Page: 190

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Designed to meet the needs of theatre professionals, as well as general readers, the edition includes an extensive performance history, a commentary illuminating the complexities of Shakespeare's language, and a setting of the song 'Who is Silvia?' prepared from an Elizabethan source.