Twelfth Night

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781853260100
Category: Drama
Page: 87
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Edited, Introduced and Annotated by Cedric Watts, Research Professor of English, University of Sussex. The Wordsworth Classics' Shakespeare's Series presents a newly-edited sequence of William Shakespeare's works. The textual editing takes account of recent scholarship while giving the material a careful reappraisal. Variously melancholy, lyrical, joyous and farcical, Twelfth Night has long been a popular comedy with Shakespearian audiences. The main plot revolves around mistaken identities and unrequited love. Both Olivia and Orsino are attracted to Viola, who is disguised as a young man; and Viola’s brother, Sebastian, finds that he is loved not only by Antonio but also by Olivia. Meanwhile, in the comic sub-plot, Sir Toby Belch and his companions outwit the vain Malvolio, who is ludicrously humiliated. While offering broad comedy, Twelfth Night teasingly probes gender-roles and sexual ambiguities.

Twelfth Night (The Unabridged Play) + The Classic Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare

Twelfth Night Or, What You Will
Author: William Shakespeare,Sidney Lee
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 802680497X
Category: Drama
Page: 960
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This carefully crafted ebook: “Twelfth Night (The Unabridged Play) + The Classic Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. This play is named after the Twelfth Night holiday of the Christmas season. It was written around 1601 and first published in the First Folio in 1623. Like many of Shakespeare’s comedies, this one centers on mistaken identity. The leading character, Viola, is shipwrecked on the shores of Illyria during the opening scenes. She loses contact with her twin brother, Sebastian, whom she believes dead. Posing as a man and masquerading as a young page under the name Cesario, she enters the service of Duke Orsino. Orsino is in love with the bereaved Lady Olivia, whose brother has recently died and decides to use “Cesario” as an intermediary. Olivia, believing Viola to be a man, falls in love with this handsome and eloquent messenger. Viola, in turn, has fallen in love with the Duke, who also believes Viola is a man and who regards her as his confidant. 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.

Klassische Dramen

Author: Friedrich Schiller,Matthias Luserke
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783618680260
Category: Commentary
Page: 888
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King Lear

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781853260957
Category: Drama
Page: 145
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The Wordsworth Classics’ Shakespeare Series presents a newly-edited sequence of William Shakespeare’s works. The textual editing takes account of recent scholarship while giving the material a careful reappraisal.King Lear has been widely acclaimed as Shakespeare’s most powerful tragedy. Elemental and passionate, it encompasses the horrific and the heart-rending. Love and hate, loyalty and treachery, cruelty and self-sacrifice: all these contend in a tempestuous drama which has become an enduring classic of the world’s literature. In the theatre and on screen King Lear continues to challenge and enthral.This Wordsworth edition of King Lear provides a comprehensive, integrated text of the play.

Der Sturm

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 3849688607
Category: Drama
Page: 88
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“Der Sturm” ist das letzte Theaterstück, das Shakespeare geschrieben hat. Erzählt wird die Geschichte des Zauberers und Herzogs von Mailand Prospero und dessen Tochter Miranda, die auf einer Insel gestrandet sind. Beide mussten vor Prosperos Bruder Antonio fliehen, der Mailand angegriffen hatte. Nun herrscht Prospero über den Luftgeist Ariel, den er aus einer gespaltenen Kiefer befreite, in die ihn Caliban, der Sohn der Hexe Sycorax, verflucht hatte.

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.

Die störrische Braut

Author: Anne Tyler
Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag
ISBN: 3641182794
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
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Eine turbulente Komödie um eine moderne Frau, die nicht gezähmt, sondern überzeugt werden will Kate Battista ist frustriert. Wie kommt es eigentlich, dass sie ihrem exzentrischen Vater brav den Haushalt führt und sich um ihre jüngere Schwester Bunny kümmert, die nur Flausen im Kopf hat? Auch in ihrem Kindergartenjob gibt es immer nur Ärger. Professor Battista hat andere Sorgen. Seit Jahrzehnten widmet er sich beharrlich seiner Forschungsarbeit, nun steht er kurz vor dem Durchbruch. Wenn, ja wenn sein brillanter Assistent Pjotr nicht des Landes verwiesen wird. Die Aufenthaltsgenehmigung des Weißrussen läuft bald ab. Als Professor Battista einen Plan ausheckt, um Pjotr in Amerika zu halten, verlässt er sich wie immer auf seine ältere Tochter. Doch Kate sieht rot – und Pjotrs tollpatschiges Werben um ihre Gunst macht die Sache erst einmal auch nicht besser. Eine herrlich turbulente Komödie um einen manipulativen Vater, eine sich heftig zur Wehr setzende Tochter und einen Bräutigam, in den sich die Braut wider Willen zu guter Letzt doch noch verliebt.

Naming the Unnamable

Researching Identities through Creative Writing
Author: Tom Dobson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9462096414
Category: Education
Page: 216
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Reflecting upon his own prior experiences as Writer, PhD Student embarks on an ethnographic research project which seeks to explain the relationship between Boys’ creative writing and identity. A view of identity as performance is adopted, a main cast of year 6 Boys is assembled, and the stage of the year 6 primary classroom and the secondary school is set. Undertaking participant observation, PhD Student sends his reflections as emails to PhD Supervisor but as their dialogue takes hold, questions relating to the problematic nature of research and representation proliferate. Which identity is PhD Student performing in the classroom: himself, Mr Dobson, Writer or Tom? Is self-reflexivity enough? To what extent can the Boys’ identities ever be known? Rather than silencing these problems, PhD Student looks for a form of writing which lays bare the messiness of research. He rejects the linearity of the traditional form and writes his thesis as a self-conscious fiction: a dialogue on a train between himself, a post/structuralist academic, and You, a humanist non-academic. As PhD Student’s data is analysed, critiqued and deconstructed from both essentialist and interpretivist perspectives, the impossibility of objective representation is explored. Within its own frame of reference, PhD Student’s analysis of the Boys’ writing offers a theoretical framework for thinking about creative writing in terms of identity and agency. However, the thesis-script itself is primarily a methodological critique: one that shows that no matter what is written on pages, between the words, between the letters, there will always be the Unnamable.

The Great Comedies and Tragedies

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781840221459
Category: Drama
Page: 896
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The collection of the finest of Shakespeare's plays presents Shakespeare's comedies with introductions by Judith Buchanan and tragedies with introductions by Emma Smith

Selections in Prose and Verse

Edited with Introduction and Notes (Classic Reprint)
Author: J. H. Lobban
Publisher: CUP Archive
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 186
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Excerpt from Selections in Prose and Verse: Edited With Introduction and Notes Leigh Hunt's selection from his writings in T/ze Indicator, T/ze Companion, and T /ze Seer, published by Moxon in 1841. They may there fore be said to appear with the authority of their author's critical judgment. Leigh Hunt has had few equals as a maker of an anthology, and his skill did not desert him when he was dealing with. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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.

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.

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.