Cue for Treason

Author: Geoffrey Trease
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 014132726X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 320
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Fleeing from the evil Sir Philip Morton, Peter Brownrigg finds himself on the wrong side of the law. On the run to London he meets Kit and the two decide to stick together. But a chance discovery endangers their lives and soon Peter is deep in murderous plots, secrets and even treason. Set in the turbulent days of Elizabeth I, this classic story of danger and intrigue conjures up a world of mystery, twists and turns and thrilling action.

Shakespeare in Parts

Author: Simon Palfrey,Tiffany Stern
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199272050
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 545
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Shakespeare's drama originally circulated in the form of the individual actor's part, containing only a single character's speeches and brief cues. This unique collaboration of original theatre history with exciting literary criticism captures anew Shakespeare's development as a writer, showing how scripting and acting work together to produce characters of unprecedented immediacy.

Shakespearean Scholarship

A Guide for Actors and Students
Author: Leslie O'Dell
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313311468
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 413
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More has been written about Shakespeare than about any other author, and many of these works are of interest primarily to scholars. At the same time, a great many works exist that are of inestimable value to theatre professionals, and many actors and directors have little need for more arcane scholarly studies. This reference conveniently discusses scholarship on Shakespeare that is of particular value to members of the dramatic community. Included are chapters on how to locate works in an academic library, the merits of various editions and commentaries, available reference works, studies of the Elizabethan world, and Shakespeare's stage history.

100 Must-read Historical Novels

Author: Nick Rennison
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408136066
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 192
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Historical fiction is a hugely popular genre of fiction providing fictional accounts or dramatizations of historical figures or events. This latest guide in the highly successful Bloomsbury Must-Reads series depicts 100 of the finest novels published in this sector, with a further 500 recommendations. A wide range of classic works and key authors are covered: Peter Ackroyd, Margaret Attwood, Sarah Waters, Victor Hugo and Robert Louis Stevenson to name a few. If you want to expand your reading in this area, or gain a deeper understanding of the genre - this is the best place to start! Inside you'll find: - An extended Introduction to historical fiction - 100 titles highlighted A-Z by novel with 500 Read-on recommendations - Read-on-a-theme categories - Award winners and book club recommendations

Reading History in Children's Books

Author: Catherine Butler,Hallie O'Donovan
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137026030
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 207
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This book offers a critical account of historical books about Britain written for children, including realist novels, non-fiction, fantasy and alternative histories. It also investigates the literary, ideological and philosophical challenges involved in writing about the past, especially for an audience whose knowledge of history is often limited.

Natasha's Will

Author: Joan Lingard
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141928093
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 176
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Natasha's story is set against the background of the Russian Revolution as she and her family flee persecution. Her story is dramatically and cleverly linked with the present as her heirs search for her will. The will can only be found through a trail of literary clues from classic children's books.


Author: Noel Streatfeild
Publisher: CARLSEN Verlag
ISBN: 3646920580
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 336
View: 1910

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Santa und Peter laufen davon. Denn ins Waisenhaus wollen sie auf keinen Fall, schon gar nicht, wenn sie dabei voneinander getrennt werden. Da fällt ihnen ihr Onkel Gus ein. Der ist Clown beim Zirkus Cob. Doch wie sollen sie herausfinden, wo der Zirkus gerade Station macht? Wie Onkel Gus davon überzeugen, dass sie bei ihm bleiben dürfen? Und was wollen sie eigentlich lernen - Akrobatik, Reiten oder Tierdressur? Bis sie ihren Platz im Zirkus gefunden haben, vergehen turbulente Monate mit viel harter Arbeit, aufregenden Vorführungen - und neuen Freundschaften.

The Trial of Col. Aaron Burr on an Indictment for Treason

Before the Circuit Court of the United States, Held in Richmond, (Virginia), May Term, 1807 : Including the Arguments and Decisions on All the Motions Made During the Examination and Trial, and on the Motion for an Attachment Against Gen. Wilkinson
Author: T. Carpenter
Publisher: N.A
Category: Burr Conspiracy, 1805-1807
Page: N.A
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The New Jim Crow

Masseninhaftierung und Rassismus in den USA
Author: Michelle Alexander
Publisher: Antje Kunstmann
ISBN: 3956141598
Category: Political Science
Page: 352
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Die Wahl von Barack Obama im November 2008 markierte einen historischen Wendepunkt in den USA: Der erste schwarze Präsident schien für eine postrassistische Gesellschaft und den Triumph der Bürgerrechtsbewegung zu stehen. Doch die Realität in den USA ist eine andere. Obwohl die Rassentrennung, die in den sogenannten Jim-Crow-Gesetzen festgeschrieben war, im Zuge der Bürgerrechtsbewegung abgeschafft wurde, sitzt heute ein unfassbar hoher Anteil der schwarzen Bevölkerung im Gefängnis oder ist lebenslang als kriminell gebrandmarkt. Ein Status, der die Leute zu Bürgern zweiter Klasse macht, indem er sie ihrer grundsätzlichsten Rechte beraubt – ganz ähnlich den explizit rassistischen Diskriminierungen der Jim-Crow-Ära. In ihrem Buch, das in Amerika eine breite Debatte ausgelöst hat, argumentiert Michelle Alexander, dass die USA ihr rassistisches System nach der Bürgerrechtsbewegung nicht abgeschafft, sondern lediglich umgestaltet haben. Da unter dem perfiden Deckmantel des »War on Drugs« überproportional junge männliche Schwarze und ihre Communities kriminalisiert werden, funktioniert das drakonische Strafjustizsystem der USA heute wie das System rassistischer Kontrolle von gestern: ein neues Jim Crow.