The Merchant of Venice


Author: Robert Smith,Rex Gibson,Richard Andrews,Vicki Wienand
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107615399
Category: Drama
Page: 216
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An improved, larger-format edition of the Cambridge School Shakespeare plays, extensively rewritten, expanded and produced in an attractive new design. An active approach to classroom Shakespeare enables students to inhabit Shakespeare's imaginative world in accessible and creative ways. Students are encouraged to share Shakespeare's love of language, interest in character and sense of theatre. Substantially revised and extended in full colour, classroom activities are thematically organised in distinctive 'Stagecraft', 'Write about it', 'Language in the play', 'Characters' and 'Themes' features. Extended glossaries are aligned with the play text for easy reference. Expanded endnotes include extensive essay-writing guidance for 'The Merchant of Venice' and Shakespeare. Includes rich, exciting colour photos of performances of 'The Merchant of Venice' from around the world.

Romeo und Julia (Zweisprachige Ausgabe: Deutsch-Englisch)


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 8027214718
Category: Drama
Page: 304
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Die Tragödie spielt in der italienischen Stadt Verona und handelt von der Liebe Romeos und Julias, die zwei verfeindeten Familien angehören, den Montagues (Romeo) beziehungsweise den Capulets (Julia). - Romeo and Juliet is an enduring tragic love story written by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1594 or 1595. It about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately unite their feuding families. - William Shakespeare (1564-1616) war ein englischer Dramatiker, Lyriker und Schauspieler. Seine Komödien und Tragödien gehören zu den bedeutendsten und am meisten aufgeführten und verfilmten Bühnenstücken der Weltliteratur. - William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.

Money Matters - Christian Ventures and Jewish Usury in Shakespeare's 'The Merchant of Venice'


Author: Lisa Mevissen
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3640635000
Category:
Page: 40
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Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0, RWTH Aachen University (Lehrstuhl fur Anglistische Literaturwissenschaft), course: William Shakespeare: The Tempest and the Merchant of Venice, language: English, abstract: In Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice" we are confronted with a lot of opposites: friendship versus hatred, male versus female power, mercy versus justice or Judaism versus Christianity; just to name a few examples. By contrasting these opposing themes, Shakespeare evolves a lot of problems, which raise unsolvable questions. If we take for example Shylock, we constantly change our opinion about him: on the one hand we dislike him for he is villainous, greedy and merciless, and on the other hand we pity him because of his losses and his isolation in society. Yet, one cannot make a clear-cut statement about him for he bears opposing characteristics in his attitude. So, one can see, Shakespeare does not only depict opposites, but he also creates opposing opinions about the same topic in our heads. Thus, the oppositions he shows in his play should be looked at more carefully. Therefore, I want to focus on the contrast between Jewish usury and Christian ventures, for the conflict between both groups constantly leads to essential problems in the play. As a preliminary step, I want to look at the historical background, an important impact, which influenced the play's final conception. In the following, I want to compare the attitudes of Christians towards Jews and vice versa. In addition to that, in this paper I want to concentrate on the instance that complicates the tension between Christians and Jews: money. Money binds both opposing groups - Christians and Jews - unwillingly together and causes essential conflicts. Therefore, I want to analyse how Christianity and Judaism is interwoven by money, usury, ventures and the characters' behaviour. Therefore, a depiction and an analysis

Editionen in der Kritik

Editionswissenschafliches Rezensionsorgan
Author: Widu-Wolfgang Ehlers
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Editing
Page: 483
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The Merchant of Venice

Shakespeare: The Critical Tradition
Author: William Baker,Brian Vickers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1847141870
Category: Drama
Page: 480
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The Merchant of Venice has always been regarded as one of Shakespeare's most interesting plays. Before the nineteenth century critical reaction is relatively fragmentary. However between then and the late twentieth century the critical tradition reveals the tremendous vitality of the play to evoke emotion in the theatre and in the study. Since the middle of the twentieth century reactions to the drama have been influenced by the Nazi destruction of European Jewry. The first volume to document the full tradition of criticism of The Merchant of Venice includes an extensive introduction which charts the reactions to the play up to the beginning of the twenty first century and reflects changing reactions to prejudice in this period. Material by a variety of critics appears here for the first time since initial publication. Reactions are included from: Malone, Hazlitt, Jameson, Heine, Knight, Lewes, Halliwell-Phillips, Furnivall, Irving, Ruskin, Swinburne, Masefield, Gollancz and Quiller-Couch.

Teaching Shakespeare


Author: Rex Gibson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316609871
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 272
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Teaching Shakespeare has been a major contribution to the knowledge and expertise of all teachers of Shakespeare from primary upwards for two decades. This full-colour second edition is in a larger format, updated to reflect modern classroom practice. It includes new contributions by leading practitioners from Shakespeare's Globe, the Shakespeare Schools Festival, the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and the Cambridge School Shakespeare editorial team. Teaching Shakespeare makes explicit the 'Active Shakespeare' principles which underpin Cambridge School Shakespeare and includes activities and advice to help teachers develop their existing good practice, making the learning of Shakespeare valuable and enjoyable for all involved.

Klassische Dramen


Author: Friedrich Schiller,Matthias Luserke
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783618680260
Category: Commentary
Page: 888
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The Merchant of Venice

Critical Essays
Author: John W. Mahon,Ellen Macleod Mahon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136017666
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 480
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This volume is a collection of all-new original essays covering everything from feminist to postcolonial readings of the play as well as source queries and analyses of historical performances of the play. The Merchant of Venice is a collection of seventeen new essays that explore the concepts of anti-Semitism, the work of Christopher Marlowe, the politics of commerce and making the play palatable to a modern audience. The characters, Portia and Shylock, are examined in fascinating detail. With in-depth analyses of the text, the play in performance and individual characters, this book promises to be the essential resource on the play for all Shakespeare enthusiasts.

Der Tyrann

Shakespeares Machtkunde für das 21. Jahrhundert
Author: Stephen Greenblatt
Publisher: Siedler Verlag
ISBN: 364122862X
Category: Social Science
Page: 224
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Was uns Shakespeare über Trump, Putin und Co. verrät Wie kann es sein, dass eine große Nation in die Hände eines Tyrannen fällt? Warum akzeptieren die Menschen die Lügen eines Mannes, der ihrem Land so offensichtlich schadet? Und gibt es eine Chance, den Tyrannen zu stoppen, ehe es zu spät ist? In seinen Dramen - von "Richard III." bis "Julius Cäsar" - hat sich William Shakespeare immer wieder mit diesen Fragen beschäftigt und vom Aufstieg der Tyrannen, von ihrer Herrschaft und ihrem Niedergang erzählt. Stephen Greenblatt, einer der renommiertesten Shakespeare-Experten unserer Zeit, zeigt uns, wie präzise und anschaulich der Dichter aus Stratford das Wesen der Tyrannei eingefangen hat – und wie erschreckend aktuell uns dies heute erscheint.

Footfalls Echo in the Memory

A Life with the Colonial Education Service and the British Council in Asia
Author: C. Bickley Verner
Publisher: The Radcliffe Press
ISBN: 0857712675
Category: Education
Page: 336
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The Education Service was a vital arm of the British Colonial Service while the British Council has been paramount in promoting the English language and culture overseas. But are both agents of British colonialism and neo-colonialism? Or are both simply altruistic purveyors of language and culture to a wider world? Verner Bickley as an Education Officer in the British Colonial Service and in the British Council provides the answer and shows that educational and cultural values were paramount and important in themselves, and through the medium of the near-global English language, vitally important in both culture and technical training. Life in overseas postings was set against a backdrop of turbulent international relations following World War II, including service in the Royal Navy in India and Ceylon, soon to be become independent Sri Lanka. Bickley was Education Officer in Singapore during the tumultuous 1950s, at the time of the Malayan 'Emergency' and in the lead-up to independence in 1957 which he announced on Radio Malaya. His service with the British Council began with a posting to Burma during the premiership of U Nu, struggling with ethnic problems and to be ousted by military coup. And during his time in Indonesia the British Embassy was burnt to the ground by rioters. Later service was in Japan - basking in its success as an emerging economic powerhouse. This is an essentially warm and human story enlivened, especially during the British Council period, by a succession of diverse personalities, including royalty, British and Thai, as well as writers like Anthony Burgess, Graham Greene and Willis Hall and actors such as Donald Sinden, Patrick Stewart and Max Adrian.

The Merchant of Venice


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783150098004
Category: Jews
Page: 224
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''Der Kaufmann von Venedig'' zählt zwar - wegen des glücklichen Endes - zu Shakespeares Komödien, aber die dominierende Figur des Juden Shylock trägt offenbar Züge, die das Stück durchaus der Tragödie annähern. Venedig und Belmont bilden zudem zwei faszinierende Gegenwelten, aus denen das "Problemstück" seine dramatische Spannung bezieht.

Hamlet. Shakespeare. Zweisprachig / Bilingual

Englisch-Deutsch English-German
Author: William Shakespeare,August Wilhelm Schlegel,Ludwig Tieck
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781508431787
Category: Drama
Page: 224
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Shakespeares Drama zweisprachig im Original und in der deutschen Fassung Shakespeare's drama bilingual in the original and in the German version William Shakespeares »Hamlet« zählt zu den bedeutendsten Dramen der Weltliteratur. Seite für Seite stellt unsere zweisprachige Ausgabe den originalen Text in englischer Sprache mit der textgenauen deutschen Schlegel-Tieck Übersetzung gegenüber. Diese Übersetzung gilt nach wie vor als ein deutschsprachiges Standardwerk. William Shakespeare's »Hamlet« is one of the most important plays of world literature. Page by page presents our bilingual edition the original text in English in relation to the text precise German translation by Schlegel-Tieck. This translation is still regarded as a German-language standard work.

Shakespeare and I


Author: William McKenzie,Theodora Papadopoulou
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 144119200X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 304
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Following the ethos and ambition of the Shakespeare NOW! series, and harnessing the energy, challenge and vigour of the 'minigraph' form, Shakespeare and I is a provocative appeal and manifesto for a more personal form of criticism. A number of the most exciting and authoritative writers on Shakespeare examine and scrutinise their deepest, most personal and intimate responses to Shakespeare's plays and poems, to ask themselves if and how Shakespeare has made them the person they are. Their responses include autobiographical histories, reflections on their relationship to their professional, institutional or familial roles and meditations on the person-making force of religious or political conviction. A blog at http://shakespearenowseries.blogspot.com enables both contributors and readers to continue the debate about why Shakespeare keeps us reading and what that means for our lives today. The book aims to inspire readers to think and write about their ever-changing personal relationship with Shakespeare: about how the poems and plays - and writing about them - can reveal or transform our sense of ourselves.