The Taming of the Shrew


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781853260797
Category: Drama
Page: 96
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The Taming of the Shrew is one of the most famous and controversial of Shakespeare's comedies. The central relationship, in which Petruchio boisterously 'tames' a rebellious Kate, has often appeared problematic. In the theatre, it has been treated in a diversity of ways, so that Kate's apparent capitulation varies between the ironic and the sincere. Feminists have been divided in their responses.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781840225570
Category: Dramatists, English
Page: 1280
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William Shakespeare (1564-1616) excels in plot, poetry and wit, and his talent encompasses the tragedies of "Hamlet," "King Lear," "Othello," and "Macbeth" as well as history plays and the comedies such as "A Midsummer Night's Dream," and "As You Like It." This volume presents his plays in the chronological order in which they were written.

The Taming of the Shrew (The Unabridged Play) + The Classic Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare


Author: William Shakespeare,Sidney Lee
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 8026804929
Category: Drama
Page: 852
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This carefully crafted ebook: “The Taming of the Shrew (The Unabridged Play) + The Classic Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Taming of the Shrew is one of Shakespeare's earliest comedies, believed to have been written between 1590 and 1592. It was inspired by classical Roman comedy and the Italian commedia dell'arte. Baptista Minola, a rich gentleman of Padua, has two daughters: Katherina, renowned for her sharp tongue, and Bianca, who is sought after by multiple suitors. Baptista decides that Bianca cannot marry until her elder sister finds a husband. Enter Petruchio, who has come to "wive it wealthily in Padua," and who is convinced by Bianca's suitors to woo Katherina. The play ultimately poses the question of who is the bigger shrew: Kate or Petruchio. The subplot involves the subterfuge employed by Lucentio to woo the lovely Bianca. Life of William Shakespeare is a biography of William Shakespeare by the eminent critic Sidney Lee. This book was one of the first major biographies of the Bard of Avon. It was published in 1898, based on the article contributed to the Dictionary of National Biography. William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His extant works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, the authorship of some of which is uncertain. Sir Sidney Lee (1859 – 1926) was an English biographer and critic. He was a lifelong scholar and enthusiast of Shakespeare. His article on Shakespeare in the fifty-first volume of the Dictionary of National Biography formed the basis of his Life of William Shakespeare. This full-length life is often credited as the first modern biography of the poet.

The Idiot


Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781853261756
Category: Fiction
Page: 592
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Translated by Constance Garnett, with an Introduction and Notes by Agnes Cardinal, Honorary Senior Lecturer in Comparative Literature at the University of Kent. Prince Myshkin returns to Russia from an asylum in Switzerland. As he becomes embroiled in the frantic amatory and financial intrigues which centre around a cast of brilliantly realised characters and which ultimately lead to tragedy, he emerges as a unique combination of the Christian ideal of perfection and Dostoevsky's own views, afflictions and manners. His serene selflessness is contrasted with the worldly qualities of every other character in the novel. Dostoevsky supplies a harsh indictment of the Russian ruling class of his day who have created a world which cannot accomodate the goodness of this idiot.

Four Great Comedies

The Taming of the Shrew, a Midsummer Night's Dream. Twelfth Night, the Tempest
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Turtleback
ISBN: 9780808508816
Category: Drama
Page: N.A
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A collection of classic Shakespeare plays, including "A Midsummer Night's Dream," "Twelfth Night," "The Tempest," and "The Taming of the Shrew"

The Winter's Tale


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781853262357
Category: Drama
Page: 120
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The Winter's Tale is Shakespeare's most perfectly realized tragi-comedy, as notable for its tragic intensity as for its comic grace and, throughout, for the richness and complexity of its poetry. It concludes, moreover, with the most daring and moving reconciliation scene in all Shakespeare's plays.

Macbeth


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781853260353
Category: Drama
Page: 100
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Edited, introduced and annotated by Cedric Watts, Professor of English Literature, University of Sussex. Shakespeare’s Macbeth is one of the greatest tragic dramas the world has known. Macbeth himself, a brave warrior, is fatally impelled by supernatural forces, by his proud wife, and by his own burgeoning ambition. As he embarks on his murderous course to gain and retain the crown of Scotland, we see the appalling emotional and psychological effects on both Lady Macbeth and himself. The cruel ironies of their destiny are conveyed in poetry of unsurpassed power. In the theatre, this tragedy remains perennially engrossing.

Measure for Measure


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781853262517
Category: Drama
Page: 106
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In the hope of saving her brother's life, should a woman submit to rape? Should the law be respected when its administrator is corrupt? How powerful in the state should religion become? Although Measure for Measure ends like a comedy, with reconciliations, forgiveness and marriages, it has often been regarded as one of Shakespeare's problem plays. The drama shows the difficulty of effecting an appropriate balance between judicial severity and mercy, between sexual repression and decadence, and between political vigilance and social manipulation. These problems remain topical, and, in Measure for Measure, they are given immediacy by vivid character-conflicts and memorably intense poetry. This is one of Shakespeare's most probing and powerful works.

Julius Caesar


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781853260223
Category: Drama
Page: 108
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Julius Caesar is among the best of Shakespeare's historical and political plays. Dealing with events surrounding the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 B.C., the drama vividly illustrates the ways in which power and corruption are linked. The cry 'Peace, freedom and liberty!' is used to exculpate brutal realities, while personal ambitions taint public actions. Rich in characterisation and replete with eloquent rhetoric, Julius Caesar remains engrossing and topical: a play for today.

Pride and Prejudice


Author: Jane Austen
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781853260001
Category: Fiction
Page: 376
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Introduction and Notes by Dr Ian Littlewood, University of Sussex. Pride and Prejudice, which opens with one of the most famous sentences in English Literature, is an ironic novel of manners. In it the garrulous and empty-headed Mrs Bennet has only one aim - that of finding a good match for each of her five daughters. In this she is mocked by her cynical and indolent husband. With its wit, its social precision and, above all, its irresistible heroine, Pride and Prejudice has proved one of the most enduringly popular novels in the English language.

Tristram Shandy


Author: Laurence Sterne
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781853262913
Category: Fiction
Page: 457
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Introduces us to a group of memorable characters, variously eccentric, farcical and endearing. This book involves the reader in the labyrinthine creation of a purported autobiography. It anticipates modernism and postmodernism.

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man


Author: James Joyce
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781853260063
Category: Fiction
Page: 252
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Perhaps Joyce's most personal work, "A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man" depicts the intellectual awakening of one of literature's most memorable young heroes, Stephen Dedalus. Through a series of brilliant epiphanies that parallel the development of his own aesthetic consciousness, Joyce evokes Stephen's youth, from his impressionable years as the youngest student at the Clongowed Wood school to the deep religious conflict he experiences at a day school in Dublin, and finally to his college studies where he challenges the conventions of his upbringing and his understanding of faith and intellectual freedom. James Joyce's highly autobiographical novel was first published in the United States in 1916 to immediate acclaim. Ezra Pound accurately predicted that Joyce's book would "remain a permanent part of English literature, " while H.G. Wells dubbed it "by far the most important living and convincing picture that exists of an Irish Catholic upbringing." A remarkably rich study of a developing young mind, "A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man" made an indelible mark on literature and confirmed Joyce's reputation as one of the world's greatest and lasting writers.

Complete Works of William Shakespeare


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: NTC/Contemporary Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781853268106
Category: Drama
Page: 1263
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William Shakespeare (1564-1616) is acknowledged as the greatest dramatist of all time. He excels in plot, poetry and wit, and his talent encompasses the great tragedies of Hamlet, King Lear, Othello and Macbeth as well as the moving history plays and the comedies such as A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Taming of the Shrew and As You Like It with their magical combination of humour, ribaldry and tenderness.

Tales from Shakespeare


Author: Charles Lamb,Mary Lamb
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781853261404
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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Includes Shakespeare's best-loved tales, comic and tragic, rewritten for a younger audience. This title contains the delightful pen-and-ink drawings of Arthur Rackham.

Cymbeline


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3843038007
Category: Drama
Page: 132
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William Shakespeare: Cymbeline Erstmals ins Deutsche übersetzt von Johann Joachim Eschenburg (1777). Die vorliegende Übersetzung stammt von Dorothea Tieck. Erstdruck in: Shakspeare's dramatische Werke. Übersetzt von August Wilhelm Schlegel. Ergänzt und erläutert von Ludwig Tieck, Bd. 9, Berlin (Georg Andreas Reimer) 1832. Vollständige Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2015. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: William Shakespeare: Sämtliche Werke in vier Bänden. Band 2, Herausgegeben von Anselm Schlösser. Berlin: Aufbau, 1975. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: John Faed, Posthumus und Imogen, um 1865.. Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 11 pt.

Shakespeare and Me


Author: Susannah Carson
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1780744897
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 528
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Why Shakespeare? It’s been 400 years since his death and yet we continue to find inspiration, revelation, solace, and entertainment in his poems and plays. In this original collection, Susannah Carson invites 38 actors, directors, scholars, and writers to share their own personal connections with Shakespeare and explore how he came to shape our world so completely. Along the way, we reminisce on a childhood spent constructing makeshift matchstick theatres with Isabel Allende, grapple with Coriolanus for a modern audience alongside Ralph Fiennes, hear from James Earl Jones on reclaiming Othello as a tragic hero, share in Julie Taymor’s transformation of Prospero into Prospera, join Sir Ben Kingsley on his mission to keep Shakespeare’s ideas alive for all generations through performance, and muse with Brian Cox on social conflict in Shakespeare’s time and in ours. Together they offer fresh insight into Shakespeare’s work as a living legacy to be read, seen, performed, adapted, revised, wrestled with, and loved.

Er redete mit dem Vieh, den Vögeln und den Fischen

Mit einem Vorwort von Patrick Bahners
Author: Konrad Lorenz
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3423433744
Category: Science
Page: 208
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Ein Leben in einer Arche Noah. Berühmt geworden ist er als der »Gänsevater«: der Mediziner, Zoologe und Pionier der Verhaltensforschung Konrad Lorenz. Sein Haus war bevölkert von Wildgänsen, Kakadus, Singvögeln, Hunden, Kapuzineraffen und Fischen. Als Tierfreund und Wissenschaftler zugleich erzählt Konrad Lorenz voller Einfühlungsvermögen, unsentimental, selbstironisch, witzig und herzerwärmend von seinen Erlebnissen mit den Hausgenossen und verknüpft damit Beobachtungen, vielfältige Informationen und Betrachtungen darüber, wie Tiere wirklich sind und was Menschen im Umgang mit ihnen falsch machen.

Woran glaubt ein Atheist?

Spiritualität ohne Gott
Author: André Comte-Sponville
Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG
ISBN: 3257606168
Category: Religion
Page: 256
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Was die Religion dem Gläubigen bereithält, muss dem Atheisten nicht verwehrt sein. Werte, Spiritualität und Trost gibt es auch jenseits von Gott. Ein Buch, das den Nerv der Zeit trifft und all jenen, die nicht glauben möchten oder können, neue Wege eröffnet.