Macbeth Macbeth

Author: Ewan Fernie
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781474235587
Release Date: 2016-05-19
Genre: Literary Criticism

The tragedy is done, the tyrant Macbeth dead. The time is free. But for how long? As Macduff pursues dreams of national revival, smaller lives are seeding. In the ruins of Dunsinane, the Porter tries to keep his three young boys safe from the nightmare of history. In a nunnery deep in Birnam Wood, a girl attempts to forget what she lost in war. Flitting between them, a tortured clairvoyant shakes with the knowledge of what's to come. An unprecedented collaboration between two leading Shakespeareans, Macbeth, Macbeth sparks a whole new world from the embers of Shakespeare's great tragedy. The crow makes wing to the rooky wood...

Desire A Memoir

Author: Jonathan Dollimore
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781350023147
Release Date: 2017-07-27
Genre: Literary Criticism

Fifty years after the Sexual Offences Act of 1967 decriminalised homosexual acts, Jonathan Dollimore explores, in, through and beyond the gay sub-cultures of cities like New York, Brighton and Sydney, what the new freedoms meant for him and others in the following decades. He writes honestly and movingly about his teenage attraction to risk and danger; of accidents and escapes; of curiosity as a flight from boredom; of suicidal depression and ecstasy; and, beneath all, of the life of desire haunted and torn by loss. For more than thirty years Jonathan Dollimore has been one of contemporary culture's most influential critics of politics, literature, and sexuality. Desire: A Memoir, a hybrid of autobiography, meditation and philosophical reflection, explores the existential sources of his writing.

Beyond Coincidence

Author: Martin Plimmer
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781466852297
Release Date: 2013-09-10
Genre: Science

Ever wonder what the odds are of being struck by lightning? Or winning the lottery? Or meeting someone from Timbuktu with the same middle name as you? BEYOND COINCIDENCE recounts and analyzes over 200 amazing stories of synchronicity, the likes of: Laura Buxton, age ten, releases a balloon from her back yard. It lands 140 miles away in the backyard of another Laura Buxton, also age ten. Two sisters in Alabama decide, independently, to visit the other. En route, their identical jeeps collide and both sisters are killed. A British cavalry officer was fighting in the last year of World War One when he was knocked off his horse by a flash of lightning. He was paralyzed from the waist down. The man moved to Vancouver, Canada where, six years later, while fishing in a river, lightning struck him again, paralyzing his right side. Two years later, he was sufficiently recovered to take walks in a local park when, in 1930, lightning sought him out again, this time permanently paralyzing him. He died soon after. Four years later, lightning destroyed his tomb.

Beyond Tragedy

Author: Robert W. Uphaus
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 9780813164748
Release Date: 2015-01-13
Genre: Literary Criticism

In this compact, yet comprehensive exploration of Shakespeare's romances, Robert W. Uphaus suggests that the romances bring us to a realm of human and dramatic experience that is "beyond tragedy." The inexorable movement of tragedy toward death and a final close is absorbed in romance by a further movement in which death can lead to renewed life, characters can experience a second time of joy and peace, and the audience's conventional expectations about reality and literature are challenged and enlarged. In the late tragedies of King Lear and Antony and Cleopatra, Uphaus finds the tragic structure augmented by elements that will later contribute to the form of the romances. Turning then to the romances themselves, he sees these plays as forming a profession in which Pericles is a brilliant outline of the conventions of romance and Cymbeline is romance taken to its dramatic limits, in fact to the point of parody. Through his fresh and provocative readings of the plays we experience anew the delight of Shakespearean romance and glimpse the world of renewal at its heart.

Twentieth century interpretations of Macbeth

Author: Terence Hawkes
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: UOM:39015001807885
Release Date: 1977
Genre: Drama

Nineteen modern scholars consider Shakespeare's use of imagery, symbolism, and language as well as the central meaning of the tragedy


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9780230576209
Release Date: 2009-04-23
Genre: Drama

Helps the reader understand and enjoy Shakespeare on the stage as well as on the page. This book includes scene-by-scene summary of the play "Macbeth."

Deconstructing Macbeth

Author: Harald William Fawkner
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
ISBN: 0838633935
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Literary Criticism

Macbeth is discussed in relation to Derrida's notion of the metaphysics of presence. Fawkner argues that the quest for metaphysical certitude in Macbeth is related to the hero's transformation from a heroic to a post-heroic status.

Aspects of Macbeth

Author: Kenneth Muir
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 0521291763
Release Date: 1977-06-09
Genre: Drama

Contains scholarly articles examining various elements of William Shakespeare's tragedy "Macbeth."

Women and Shakespeare in the Eighteenth Century

Author: Fiona Ritchie
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107046306
Release Date: 2014-06-02
Genre: Literary Criticism

Fiona Ritchie analyses the significant role played by women in the construction of Shakespeare's reputation which took place in the eighteenth century. The period's perception of Shakespeare as unlearned allowed many women to identify with him and in doing so they seized an opportunity to enter public life by writing about and performing his works. Actresses (such as Hannah Pritchard, Kitty Clive, Susannah Cibber, Dorothy Jordan and Sarah Siddons), female playgoers (including the Shakespeare Ladies Club) and women critics (like Charlotte Lennox, Elizabeth Montagu, Elizabeth Griffith and Elizabeth Inchbald), had a profound effect on Shakespeare's reception. Interdisciplinary in approach and employing a broad range of sources, this book's analysis of criticism, performance and audience response shows that in constructing Shakespeare's significance for themselves and for society, women were instrumental in the establishment of Shakespeare at the forefront of English literature, theatre, culture and society in the eighteenth century and beyond.


Author: Jo Nesbø
Publisher: Verlagsgruppe Random House GmbH
ISBN: 9783641220808
Release Date: 2018-08-27
Genre: Fiction

Jo Nesbøs packender Thriller über die Gier nach Macht Er kennt seine Feinde nur allzu gut. Inspector Macbeth ist der taffste Cop in einer maroden Industriestadt im Norden. Einen Deal nach dem anderen lässt er hochgehen, die Drogenbosse beißen sich an ihm die Zähne aus. Doch irgendwann wird die Verlockung zu groß: Geld, Respekt, Macht. Schnell aber wird ihm klar, dass einer wie er, der schon in der Gosse war, niemals ganz nach oben kommen wird. Außer – er tötet. Angestachelt von seiner Geliebten, schafft er sich einen Konkurrenten nach dem anderen vom Hals. In seinem Blutrausch merkt er nicht, dass er längst jenen dunklen Kräften verfallen ist, denen er einst den Kampf angesagt hat.

Victorian Actors and Actresses in Review

Author: Donald C. Mullin
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press
ISBN: UOM:49015002921709
Release Date: 1983
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

"An informative and scholarly survey by Donald Mullin, Victorian Actors and Actresses in Review, compiles extensive critical assessments by contemporary reviewers of some 250 British and American players who performed between 1837 and 1901." Backstage