She Hath Been Reading

Women and Shakespeare Clubs in America
Author: Katherine West Scheil
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801464692
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 256
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In the late nineteenth century hundreds of clubs formed across the United States devoted to the reading of Shakespeare. From Pasadena, California, to the seaside town of Camden, Maine; from the isolated farm town of Ottumwa, Iowa, to Mobile, Alabama, on the Gulf coast, Americans were reading Shakespeare in astonishing numbers and in surprising places. Composed mainly of women, these clubs offered the opportunity for members not only to read and study Shakespeare but also to participate in public and civic activities outside the home. In She Hath Been Reading, Katherine West Scheil uncovers this hidden layer of intellectual activity that flourished in American society well into the twentieth century. Shakespeare clubs were crucial for women’s intellectual development because they provided a consistent intellectual stimulus (more so than was the case with most general women’s clubs) and because women discovered a world of possibilities, both public and private, inspired by their reading of Shakespeare. Indeed, gathering to read and discuss Shakespeare often led women to actively improve their lot in life and make their society a better place. Many clubs took action on larger social issues such as women’s suffrage, philanthropy, and civil rights. At the same time, these efforts served to embed Shakespeare into American culture as a marker for learning, self-improvement, civilization, and entertainment for a broad array of populations, varying in age, race, location, and social standing. Based on extensive research in the archives of the Folger Shakespeare Library and in dozens of local archives and private collections across America, She Hath Been Reading shows the important role that literature can play in the lives of ordinary people. As testament to this fact, the book includes an appendix listing more than five hundred Shakespeare clubs across America.

Die Sprache Shakespeares in Vers und Prosa

Unter Berücksichtigung des Amerikanischen entwicklungsgeschichtlich dargestellt. "Shakespeare-Grammatik"
Author: Wilhelm Franz
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110949377
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 770
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Shakespeare and Domestic Life

A Dictionary
Author: Sandra Clark
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472581814
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 456
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This dictionary explores the language of domestic life found in Shakespeare's work and seeks to demonstrate the meanings he attaches to it through his uses of it in particular contexts. "Domestic life" covers a range of topics: the language of the household, clothing, food, family relationships and duties; household practices, the architecture of the home, and all that conditions and governs the life of the home. The dictionary draws on recent cultural materialist research to provide in-depth definitions of the domestic language and life in Shakespeare's works, creating a richly rewarding and informative reference tool for upper level students and scholars.

Dramatic Works

With Explanatory Notes
Author: William Shakespeare,Samuel Ayscough
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Soliloquy!

The Shakespeare Monologues - The Men
Author: Michael Earley,Philippa Keil
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 1476841829
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 272
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(Applause Books). Your one-stop classical workshop! At last, over 175 of Shakespeare's finest and most performable monologues taken from all thirty-seven plays are here in two easy-to-use volumes (Men and Women). Selections travel the entire spectrum of the great dramatist's vision, from comedies, wit and romances, to tragedies, pathos and histories. Soliloquy! is an excellent and comprehensive collection of Shakespeare's speeches. Not only are the monologues wide-ranging and varied, but they are superbly annotated. Each volume is prefaced by an informative and reassuring introduction, which explains the signals and signposts by which Shakespeare helps the actor on his journey through the text. It includes a very good explanation of blank verse, with excellent examples of irregularities which are specifically related to character and acting intentions. These two books are a must for any actor in search of a 'classical' audition piece.' Elizabeth Smith, Voice Director, Juilliard

Ovid and the Cultural Politics of Translation in Early Modern England


Author: Liz Oakley-Brown
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754651550
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 222
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In this study, Liz Oakley-Brown considers English versions of the Metamorphoses - a poem concerned with translation and transformation on a multiplicity of levels - as important sites of social and historical difference from the fifteenth to the early eig

Shakespeare and His Contemporaries


Author: J. Hart
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230118143
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 254
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This book is concerned with language, genre, drama, and literary and historical narrative and examines the comedy of Shakespeare in the context of comedies from Italy, Spain, and France in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

Cymbeline


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230300901
Category: Drama
Page: 240
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A fresh new edition of Shakespeare's magical late play, developed by and for the RSC, includes new interviews with acclaimed directors Dominic Cooke and Emma Rice, looks at specific productions in the play's history, and a completely new introduction by acclaimed scholar Jonathan Bate

Anglia

Zeitschrift für englische Philologie
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Comparative linguistics
Page: N.A
View: 2020

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The Dramatic Works of William Shakepeare

With Explanatory Notes. To which is Added a Copious Index to the Remarkable Passages and Words
Author: William Shakespeare,Samuel Ayscough
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare

Accurately Printed from the Text of Dr. S. Johnson, George Steevens, Esq., and Isaac Reed, Esq.; with Explanatory and Glossarial Notes, a Sketch of His Life, an Essay on His Writings, and a Literary and Historical Notice Prefixed to Each Play
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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