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The Oxford Handbook of Shakespearean Tragedy

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ISBN 13 : 0198724195
Pages : 993 pages
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Download The Oxford Handbook of Shakespearean Tragedy PDF Format Full Free by Michael Neill and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2016 with total page 993 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This handbook brings together 54 essays by scholars from all parts of the world. It offers a fresh and comprehensive understanding of Shakespeare tragedies as both works of literature and as performance texts, written by a playwright who was himself an experienced actor.


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The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Performance

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ISBN 13 : 0199687161
Pages : 705 pages
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Download The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Performance PDF Format Full Free by James C. Bulman and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2017 with total page 705 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The series statement "Oxford handbooks to Shakespeare" taken from dust jacket.


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The Oxford Handbook of Shakespearean Comedy

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ISBN 13 : 0191043451
Pages : 592 pages
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Download The Oxford Handbook of Shakespearean Comedy PDF Format Full Free by Heather Hirschfeld and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2018-09-06 with total page 592 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Oxford Handbook of Shakespearean Comedy offers critical and contemporary resources for studying Shakespeare's comic enterprises. It engages with perennial, yet still urgent questions raised by the comedies and looks at them from a range of new perspectives that represent the most recent methodological approaches to Shakespeare, genre, and early modern drama. Several chapters take up firmly established topics of inquiry such Shakespeare's source materials, gender and sexuality, hetero- and homoerotic desire, race, and religion, and they reformulate these topics in the materialist, formalist, phenomenological, or revisionist terms of current scholarship and critical debate. Others explore subjects that have only relatively recently become pressing concerns for sustained scholarly interrogation, such as ecology, cross-species interaction, and humoral theory. Some contributions, informed by increasingly sophisticated approaches to the material conditions and embodied experience of theatrical practice, speak to a resurgence of interest in performance, from Shakespeare's period through the first decades of the twenty-first century. Others still investigate distinct sets of plays from unexpected and often polemical angles, noting connections between the comedies under inventive, unpredicted banners such as the theology of adultery, early modern pedagogy, global exploration, or monarchical rule. The Handbook situates these approaches against the long history of criticism and provides a valuable overview of the most up-to-date work in the field.


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Shakespeare and Happiness

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ISBN 13 : 1000541592
Pages : 264 pages
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Download Shakespeare and Happiness PDF Format Full Free by Kathleen French and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2022-02-28 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Shakespeare and Happiness is a study of attitudes to happiness in the early modern period and in Shakespeare’s plays. It considers the conflicting influences of religion and Aristotelian philosophy in shaping attitudes to the possibility of attaining happiness. By being the first book to focus specifically on the representation of happiness in Shakespeare’s plays, it contributes to feminist approaches to Shakespeare by foregrounding the important role of women in showing the right way to live and achieve happiness. timely criticism, as it considers Shakespeare in the current context of the #MeToo movement providing new insights to studies of the emotions by approaching them from the perspective of research conducted by positive psychologists. This book takes an interdisciplinary approach that combines methodologies from literature, psychology philosophy, religion and history, by emphasizing the richness and complexity of Shakespeare’s exploration of the nature of happiness.


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The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Embodiment

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ISBN 13 : 0191019720
Pages : 816 pages
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Download The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Embodiment PDF Format Full Free by Valerie Traub and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2016-09-08 with total page 816 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Embodiment brings together 42 of the most important scholars and writing on the subject today. Extending the purview of feminist criticism, it offers an intersectional paradigm for considering representations of gender in the context of race, ethnicity, sexuality, disability, and religion. In addition to sophisticated textual analysis drawing on the methods of historicism, psychoanalysis, queer theory, and posthumanism, a team of international experts discuss Shakespeare's life, contemporary editing practices, and performance of his plays on stage, on screen, and in the classroom. This theoretically sophisticated yet elegantly written Handbook includes an editor's Introduction that provides a comprehensive overview of current debates.


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Shakespeare’s Ruins and Myth of Rome

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ISBN 13 : 1000531597
Pages : 320 pages
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Download Shakespeare’s Ruins and Myth of Rome PDF Format Full Free by Maria Del Sapio Garbero and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2022-01-14 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Rome was tantamount to its ruins, a dismembered body, to the eyes of those – Italians and foreigners – who visited the city in the years prior to or encompassing the lengthy span of the Renaissance. Drawing on the double movement of archaeological exploration and creative reconstruction entailed in the humanist endeavour to ‘resurrect’ the past, ‘ruins’ are seen as taking precedence over ‘myth’, in Shakespeare’s Rome. They are assigned the role of a heuristic model, and discovered in all their epistemic relevance in Shakespeare’s dramatic vision of history and his negotiation of modernity. This is the first book of its kind to address Shakespeare’s relationship with Rome’s authoritative myth, archaeologically, by taking as a point of departure a chronological reversal, namely the vision of the ‘eternal’ city as a ruinous scenario and hence the ways in which such a layered, ‘silent’, and aporetic scenario allows for an archaeo-anatomical approach to Shakespeare’s Roman works.


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The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare's Language

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ISBN 13 : 1107131936
Pages : 313 pages
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Download The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare's Language PDF Format Full Free by Lynne Magnusson and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2019-08-08 with total page 313 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Illuminates the pleasures and challenges of Shakespeare's complex language for today's students, teachers, actors and theatre-goers.


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Shakespeare Dwelling

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ISBN 13 : 022626615X
Pages : 272 pages
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Download Shakespeare Dwelling PDF Format Full Free by Julia Reinhard Lupton and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2018-04-06 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Great halls and hovels, dove-houses and sheepcotes, mountain cells and seaside shelters—these are some of the spaces in which Shakespearean characters gather to dwell, and to test their connections with one another and their worlds. Julia Reinhard Lupton enters Shakespeare’s dwelling places in search of insights into the most fundamental human problems. Focusing on five works (Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Pericles, Cymbeline, and The Winter’s Tale), Lupton remakes the concept of dwelling by drawing on a variety of sources, including modern design theory, Renaissance treatises on husbandry and housekeeping, and the philosophies of Hannah Arendt and Martin Heidegger. The resulting synthesis not only offers a new entry point into the contemporary study of environments; it also shows how Shakespeare’s works help us continue to make sense of our primal creaturely need for shelter.


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The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Dance

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ISBN 13 : 0190873493
Pages : 904 pages
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Download The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Dance PDF Format Full Free by Lynsey McCulloch and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2019-01-28 with total page 904 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Shakespeare's texts have a long and close relationship with many different types of dance, from dance forms referenced in the plays to adaptations across many genres today. With contributions from experienced and emerging scholars, this handbook provides a concise reference on dance as both an integral feature of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century culture and as a means of translating Shakespearean text into movement - a process that raises questions of authorship and authority, cross-cultural communication, semantics, embodiment, and the relationship between word and image. Motivated by growing interest in movement, materiality, and the body, The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Dance is the first collection to examine the relationship between William Shakespeare - his life, works, and afterlife - and dance. In the handbook's first section - Shakespeare and Dance - authors consider dance within the context of early modern life and culture and investigate Shakespeare's use of dance forms within his writing. The latter half of the handbook - Shakespeare as Dance - explores the ways that choreographers have adapted Shakespeare's work. Chapters address everything from narrative ballet adaptations to dance in musicals, physical theater adaptations, and interpretations using non-Western dance forms such as Cambodian traditional dance or igal, an indigenous dance form from the southern Philippines. With a truly interdisciplinary approach, The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Dance provides an indispensable resource for considerations of dance and corporeality on Shakespeare's stage and the early modern era.


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Dramaturgies of Love in Romeo and Juliet

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ISBN 13 : 1000437825
Pages : 242 pages
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Download Dramaturgies of Love in Romeo and Juliet PDF Format Full Free by Jonas Kellermann and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-09-10 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bringing together current intermedial discourses on Shakespeare, music, and dance with the affective turn in the humanities, Dramaturgies of Love in Romeo and Juliet offers a unique and highly innovative transdisciplinary discussion of "unspeakable" love in one of the most famous love stories in literary history: the tragic romance of Romeo and Juliet. Through in-depth case studies and historical contextualisation, this book showcases how the "woes that no words can sound" of Shakespeare’s iconic lovers nevertheless have found expression not only in his verbal poetry, but also in non-verbal adaptations of the play in 19th-century symphonic music and 20th- and 21st-century theatre dance. Combining methodological approaches from diverse disciplines, including affect theory, musicology, and dance studies, this study opens up a new perspective onto the artistic representation of love, defining amorous emotion as a generically transformative constellation of dialogic performativity. To explore how this constellation has become manifest across the arts, this book analyses and compares dramatic, musical, and choreographic dramatisations of love in William Shakespeare’s early modern tragedy, French composer Hector Berlioz’s dramatic symphony Roméo et Juliette (1839), and the staging of Berlioz’s symphony by German contemporary choreographer Sasha Waltz for the Paris Opera Ballet (2007).


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Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice

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ISBN 13 : 9781907776212
Pages : 130 pages
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Download Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice PDF Format Full Free by Michael Neill and published by Connell Publishing. This book was released on 2020-10-13 with total page 130 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Merchant of Venice is now the most contentious of Shakespeare's plays. Its only rival in this respect is Othello, and this is because both plays deal with dangerous issues of race. In Othello Iago uses the protagonist's colour both to goad his victim's jealousy and to excite the animosity of Venetians against this visible outsider; in The Merchant Shylock's Jewishness renders him, from the beginning, the object of general opprobrium in Christian Venice. But whereas the Moor is treated as a generally sympathetic character, the Jew appears to be cast in an entirely negative light. Or so, at least, many critics believe. In this book, however, one of the best respected critics of Shakespeare, Michael Neill, takes issue with this simplistic view, providing a fresh reading of the play and arguing that in it, as always, Shakespeare refuses to allow us the comfort of any single "view of the world".


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Late Shakespeare, 1608-1613

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ISBN 13 : 9781107463196
Pages : 358 pages
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Download Late Shakespeare, 1608-1613 PDF Format Full Free by Andrew J. Power and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2014-11-06 with total page 358 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In fourteen specially commissioned chapters by leading Shakespeare scholars from around the globe, Late Shakespeare, 1608-1613 provides an essential re-appraisal of the final phase of Shakespeare's writing life. Arranged for the first time in the best-established chronological sequence, Shakespeare's last seven extant plays are discussed in detail in dedicated chapters, from Pericles to the late co-authored works, King Henry VIII and The Two Noble Kinsmen. The plays are situated in the context of Shakespeare's financial investments, his focus on the practice of reading, the changing nature of his acting company and the pressing issues of contemporary politics and urban life. The book also goes on to explore the relationship between Shakespeare and his audience and considers the dominant themes in his final works. Analysing and responding to the latest criticism in the field, this volume brings to light a vital re-examination of what it means to discuss 'late Shakespeare'.


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The Renegado

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ISBN 13 : 1408139006
Pages : 272 pages
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Download The Renegado PDF Format Full Free by Philip Massinger and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2014-05-01 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Renegado is one of the most shamelessly entertaining plays of its age, fetching its inspiration from a number of works by Cervantes, based on his own experiences as a captive in Algiers. Introducing the eroticized captivity narrative to the English stage, Massinger's tragicomedy combines it with the long-popular romance motif of a Christian hero's conquest of an exotic princess. But even as it indulges in romantic fantasy, The Renegado engages with contentious issues of national and international politics, offering a provocative response to the sectarian feuds dividing England in the 1620s, while exploiting wider European fears of the expansionist Muslim empire of the Ottomans. Through its treatment of religious confrontation and conversion, Massinger's play offers important insights into early modern constructions of the Islamic world, and emerges as a piece with unexpected resonances for our own time. This is the first major single-volume edition of The Renegado, making it properly available to all students and teachers of early modern drama. With detailed on-page commentary notes and an illustrated introduction assessing its impact on the Renaissance stage as well as its particular relevance to our contemporary multi-cultural society, it is a stimulating and original teaching edition. An extract from Cervantes' The Prisons of Algiers, a key source for the play, is given in an appendix and the whole Cervantes text is available on the Arden website as an additional resource.


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The Man of Mode

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ISBN 13 : 1474289517
Pages : 208 pages
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Download The Man of Mode PDF Format Full Free by George Etherege and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2019-02-07 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Arguably the most perfectly poised of Restoration wit comedies, The Man of Mode is a finished exercise in dramatic sprezzatura, or nonchalance, matching the beguiling 'easiness' and 'complaisance' of its central character. The play's imaginative brilliance depends upon its author's ability to hint at the dark abyss of passion and emotional violence at whose edge the modish denizens of the town perform their graceful ballet. Its seemingly casual construction and wanton breaches of comic decorum mask a ferocious artistic control designed to upset the complacency of the audience's moral, social and aesthetic assumptions by luring them into sympathy for a character whose dangerous 'wildness' they ought to deplore. It is at once among the funniest and the most unsettling of comedies in English. The full, modernized play text is accompanied by incisive commentary notes, while its engaging introduction unpacks the complexity of the Restoration's political and theatrical context, analyses the play's performance history (including Nicholas Hytner's 2007 modern-dress version) and demonstrates Etherege's linguistic finesse. This edition is supplemented by a plot summary and an annotated bibliography. The New Mermaids plays offer: · Modernized versions of the play text edited to the highest textual standards · Fully annotated student editions with obscure words explained and critical, contextual and staging insight provided on each page · Full Introductions analyzing context, themes, author background and stage history


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Shakespearean Sensations

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ISBN 13 : 1107028000
Pages : 256 pages
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Download Shakespearean Sensations PDF Format Full Free by Katharine A. Craik and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2013-02-07 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Shakespearean Sensations explores the ways Shakespeare and his contemporaries imagined literature affecting audiences' bodies, minds and emotions.


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The Changeling

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ISBN 13 : 1474290264
Pages : 200 pages
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Download The Changeling PDF Format Full Free by Thomas Middleton and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2019-01-10 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “The next good mood I find my father in, I'll get him quite discarded” With these chillingly offhand words, Beatrice-Joanna, the spoilt daughter of a powerful nobleman, plots to get rid of the family servant who has crossed her once too often. The Changeling's vivid tale of sexual appetite, repulsion, betrayal and lunacy remains one of the most compelling tragedies of the 17th century. Exposing the vexed relationship between servants and masters, setting notions of `change' against the revelation of psychological 'secrets' as ways of explaining human behaviour, and exploring the idea of love as a `tame madness', the play reveals the terrifying consequences of ungoverned sexual appetite and betrayal. Featuring the full and modernized play text, this revised edition includes incisive commentary notes which explain the nuances of the play's vibrant, colloquial language and demonstrate its sly delight in the characters' conscious and unconscious wordplay. Michael Neill's illuminating introduction provides a firm grounding in the play's socio-political context, demonstrates how careful close-reading can expand your enjoyment of the play, explains the play's violent linkage of comic and tragic plots and gives theatrical life to the text via a discussion of its stage history, with a particular emphasis on the most interesting recent productions. The New Mermaids plays offer: · Modernized versions of the play text edited to the highest textual standards · Fully annotated student editions with obscure words explained and critical, contextual and staging insight provided on each page · Full Introductions analyzing context, themes, author background and stage history