Author: Mark Helprin

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641134099

Category: Fiction

Page: 864

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New York, ausgehendes 19. Jahrhundert: Der Waisenjunge Peter Lake schlägt sich mit Diebstählen durch. Auf seinen Streifzügen durch die von Verfall und Verbrechen gezeichnete Stadt wird er von einem geheimnisvollen weißen Hengst begleitet, der ihm auf der Flucht vor einer Gangstermeute das Leben rettet. Als Peter in eine festungsgleiche Villa an der Upper West Side einbricht, begegnet er Beverly. Zwischen den beiden jungen Menschen entspinnt sich eine magische Liebesgeschichte ...

The Winter's Tale

Second Series

Author: William Shakespeare,J. H. P. Pafford

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781903436004

Category: Drama

Page: 225

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The winter's tale is a play in five acts by William Shakespeare, originally produced in 1610-11 with a plot based on the play Pandosto (1588) by Robert Greene. One of Shakespeare's final plays, it is a romantic comedy with elements of tragedy. Leontes, the jealous king of Sicilia, mistakenly believes that his faithful wife Hermione is having an affair with his old friend Polixenes, the king of Bohemia. Various mayhem ensues, after which the three reconcile following the wedding of their children. (Florizel, the son of Polixenes, weds Perdita, the daughter of Leontes and Hermione.) This edition includes detailed notes and commentary on the same page as the text, a full introduction discussing the critical and historical background to the play, and appendices presenting sources and relevant extracts.

The Winter's Tale: Evans Shakespeare Edition

Author: Lawrence F. Rhu

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495911224

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 304

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Each volume of EVANS SHAKESPEARE is edited by a Shakespearean scholar. The pedagogy is designed to help students contextualize Renaissance drama, while providing explanatory notes to the play. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Winter's Tales

Reflections on the Novelistic Stage

Author: Kathleen George

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 9780874139167

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 231

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Winter's Tales tackles the question of whether narrative and drama are as different from each other as some scholars have assumed. By examining everything from voice and tense to "scene and summary," George, a theater professor and novelist, analyzes the many choices a writer has when framing a story. She addresses narrative theoretical ground before focusing on contemporary plays that are "novelistic." She finishes the study by examining the problems of adaptation from novel to stage. Her account is-by way of its essayistic style-personal, at times a writer's journal of reading and writing discoveries. In Winter's Tales, George demonstrates, among other things, the ways the diegetic is evident in the very content of frame plays and divided plays: she distinguishes between kinds of memory plays by cataloguing the possible stances of the narrator: she also covers subjects like multiple narration, and she gives accounts of the epic, dramatic, and lyric solutions to adapting novels. Kathleen George is a Professor in the Theatre Arts Department at the University of Pittsburgh.

The Winter's Tale

Author: Harold Bloom,Paul Gleed

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438131593

Category: English literature

Page: 191

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Equal parts tragedy and history play, Richard III chronicles the rise and short reign of its diabolical title character. Of this masterful creation, esteemed critic Harold Bloom has written, The manipulative, highly self-conscious, obsessed hero-villain moves himself from being the passive sufferer of his own moral and/or physical deformity to becoming a highly active melodramatist. Portrayed as England's curse and as his own worst enemy, the jealous and ambitious Richard would find little glory or peace awaiting him upon his ascension to England's throne. This collection of critical essays about the Bard's Richard III includes classic criticism from a number of notable critics throughout the centuries. Edited by Bloom, this title also features a handy index for quick reference.

Winter's Tale

Author: Mark Helprin

Publisher: Washington Square Pr

ISBN: 9780671727079

Category: Fiction

Page: 688

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Peter Lake--orphan, thief, mechanic extraordinare--and Athansor, a flying Brooklyn milkhorse, establish a reign of love and justice in New York City in the year 2000

The Winter's Tale

A Commentary on the Structure

Author: Fitzroy Pyle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136564616

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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First published in 1969. Critics have in the past described The Winter's Tale as a work of "haphazard structure". More recent criticism has defended the structure of the play and this work shows that the evidence points to the fact that Shakespeare took infinite pains with the choice and disposition of the materials of The Winter's Tale. The scene-by-scene commentary considers The Winter's Tale in isolation, but prologue, epilogue and appendix place it in the context of related plays, and discuss, among others, the problem of genre as it affects the play.

The Winter's Tale

Critical Essays

Author: Maurice Hunt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135023298

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 444

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A collection that includes a lengthy introduction describing historical trends in critical interpretations and theatrical performances of Shakespeare's play; 20 essays on the play, including two written especially for this volume (by Maurice Hunt and David Bergeron).

Art and Illusion in The Winter's Tale

Author: B. J. Sokol

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719038570

Category: Tragicomedy

Page: 283

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This work treats a single Shakespeare play from a number of perspectives. The author combines insights from contemporary psychology with art, social and stage histories to challenge the limits of current positivist critical theories. The book also has a central theme: how the dark side of art and illusion must be represented in order to establish the redemptive pattern which The Winter's Tale shares with Shakespeare's other late tragi-comedies.

Winter's Tale

Author: William Shakespeare,Vincent Goodwin

Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company

ISBN: 1617874523

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 48

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The works of William Shakespeare come alive in these stunning graphic novels adaptation using the original Shakespearean dialog. The world-class art, fantasy, and romance of The Winter's Tale will capture the attention of reluctant readers. Supplement your traditional Shakespearean sources with the graphic novel adaptation that will help readers imagine the action like never before. Graphic Planet is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO Publishing Group. Grades 5-10.

The Winter's Tale in Plain and Simple English (a Modern Translation and the Original Version)

Author: Shakespeare

Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 162107305X

Category: Drama

Page: N.A

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Magic, sexuality, death! The Winter's Tale has it all. It was the Days of our Lives of the Elizabethan era! Now if only 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 The Winter's Tale. 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.

William Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Chelsea House Pub


Category: Drama

Page: 165

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A collection of critical essays on Shakespeare's play "The Winter's Tale" arranged in chronological order of publication.

Heinrich Heine: Dreams in A Winter's Tale. A New Historicist Approach.

Author: Susanne Wiedenmann,Susanne Kaufmann

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638771784


Page: 40

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Seminar paper from the year 2000 in the subject German Studies - Modern German Literature, grade: A-, University of Connecticut (German), language: English, abstract: Texts do not come out of the blue. This could be the motto of those literary theorists that apply the method of the "new historicism," a procedure for interpreting texts that has become popular in the 1980s. New historicism aims at revealing power relations that are reflected but hidden in texts. Alll texts are considered products of specific historical conditions and therefore imbued with cultural, social and political elements. Such a complex dialogue between text and history can be clearly seen in Deutschland. A Winter's Tale by Heinrich Heine. His motto, when he was writing the travel story in 1844, could have been: dreams do not come out of the blue either. One may wonder why the four dreams, which make up a comparatively small part of the whole text, are of such importance. From the point of view of a new historicist, however, all texts sorts should be regarded equal and inter-dependent. Accepting the historicity of all texts, new historicists work with sources from a variety of disciplines and discourses for the analysis of a piece of literature. Furthermore, this approach even justifies an application of discourses that have come into existence before or after the work in question - as long as they can contribute to its interpretation and evaluation. For the interpretation of the dreams in Heine's Deutschland. A Winter's Tale I will make use of this methodological advantage and apply various sources that range from ancient times up to the 20th century.