The Comedy of Errors

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486112237
Release Date: 2012-07-12
Genre: Drama

Two sets of identical twins provide the basis for ongoing incidents of mistaken identity, within a lively plot of quarrels, arrests, and a grand courtroom denouement. One of Shakespeare's earliest comedic efforts.

The Comedy of Errors

Author: Robert S. Miola
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0815319975
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Drama

First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Mister Franks fabelhaftes Talent f r Harmonie

Author: Rachel Joyce
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 9783104029665
Release Date: 2017-12-29
Genre: Fiction

Der neue wunderbare Roman der Autorin des Weltbestsellers »Die unwahrscheinliche Pilgerreise des Harold Fry«. Mister Frank hat eine besondere Gabe: Er spürt, welche Musik die Menschen brauchen, um glücklich zu werden. In Franks kleinem Plattenladen in einer vergessenen Ecke der Stadt treffen sich Nachbarn, Kunden und die anderen Ladenbesitzer der Straße. Keiner weiß, wie lange sie hier noch überleben können. Da taucht eines Tages die Frau in Grün vor Franks Schaufenster auf. Sie ist blass und schön, zerbrechlich und stark zugleich. Doch sosehr er sich auch bemüht, Frank kann einfach nicht hören, welche Musik in ihr klingt ... Ein Roman wie ein Geschenk, wie eine Reise voller Musik und mit wunderbaren Begleitern. Eine Geschichte vom Zuhören, von Freundschaft, Mut, Veränderung und Liebe.

Maigret und die widerspenstigen Zeugen

Author: Georges Simenon
Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG
ISBN: 9783257605532
Release Date: 2014-06-25
Genre: Fiction

Eine Keksfabrik, die Kekse herstellt, die nach Pappe schmecken. Eine Familie, die so alt und heruntergekommen ist, dass es nichts mehr zu stehlen oder gar zu erben gibt. Kommissar Maigret, der den Fall nach seiner bewährten Art untersucht, indem er einfach nur da ist und wartet. Und ein arroganter junger Untersuchungsrichter mit brandneuen Methoden, mit denen er viel schneller ans Ziel zu kommen glaubt. Ein Roman über den Wandel der Zeiten und ihre Opfer, auf Mörder-, Opferseite und auf Seiten der Polizei."

K nig Lear

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher:
ISBN: OXFORD:N11276380
Release Date: 1778
Genre:


Shakespeares ruhelose Welt

Author: Neil MacGregor
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406652882
Release Date: 2013-11-07
Genre: History

Während Shakespeare unvergängliche Werke wie «Romeo und Julia», «Hamlet» oder «Othello» schrieb, ging die Welt durch eine Epoche tiefgreifender Veränderungen. Seit der Entdeckung Amerikas hatten sich die Horizonte Europas dramatisch erweitert, die Reformation spaltete die Christenheit, ein ganzes Weltbild geriet ins Wanken. Neil MacGregor führt uns mitten hinein in diese aufregende Zeit – und mitten hinein in die Stücke William Shakespeares. Ob er uns das Schwert eines Edelmanns oder die Wollmütze eines Handwerksburschen, einen Glaskelch aus Venedig oder Münzen aus Marrakesch vorstellt – immer weiß Neil MacGregor in den zwanzig Kapiteln dieses Buches eines der Themen zu illuminieren, die Shakespeares Zeitalter prägten: die Globalisierung, die Glaubenskämpfe, die Pest, der Islam, die Magie – und uns zugleich vertraut zu machen mit einem der aufregendsten Dichter der Weltliteratur. Das Resultat ist ein hinreißend lebendiges, glänzend geschriebenes und in vielem überraschendes Portrait der gefährlich aufgewühlten Welt von William Shakespeare.

Shakespeare s Imaginary Constitution

Author: Paul Raffield
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781847316066
Release Date: 2010-10-28
Genre: Law

Through an examination of six plays by Shakespeare, the author presents an innovative analysis of political developments in the last decade of Elizabethan rule and their representation in poetic drama of the period. The playhouses of London in the 1590s provided a distinctive forum for discourse and dissemination of nascent political ideas. Shakespeare exploited the unique capacity of theatre to humanise contemporary debate concerning the powers of the crown and the extent to which these were limited by law. The autonomous subject of law is represented in the plays considered here as a sentient political being whose natural rights and liberties found an analogue in the narratives of common law, as recorded in juristic texts and law reports of the early modern era. Each chapter reflects a particular aspect of constitutional development in the late-Elizabethan state. These include abuse of the royal prerogative by the crown and its agents; the emergence of a politicised middle class citizenry, empowered by the ascendancy of contract law; the limitations imposed by the courts on the lawful extent of divinely ordained kingship; the natural and rational authority of unwritten lex terrae; the poetic imagination of the judiciary and its role in shaping the constitution; and the fusion of temporal and spiritual jurisdiction in the person of the monarch. The book advances original insights into the complex and agonistic relationship between theatre, politics, and law. The plays discussed offer persuasive images both of the crown's absolutist tendencies and of alternative polities predicated upon classical and humanist principles of justice, equity, and community. 'It is now canon in progressive U.S. legal scholarship that to focus solely on the text of our Constitution is myopic. We look as well for "constitutional moments", moments when the zeitgeist is so transformed that our fundamental legal charter changes with it. In this breathtakingly erudite book, Paul Raffield argues that the late-Elizabethan period was such a "constitutional moment" in England, a moment literally "played out" for the polity by the greatest dramatist of all time. A lawyer and a thespian, Raffield handles both legal and literary sources with exquisite care. As with the works of the Old Masters, one dwells pleasurably on each detail until their cumulative force presses one backward to see the canvas in its sudden, glorious entirety. A major achievement.' Kenji Yoshino Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law, NYU School of Law

Shakespeare a bibliographical guide

Author: Stanley W. Wells
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: UOM:49015001159038
Release Date: 1990-10-01
Genre: Reference

In this comprehensive and compelling study, Stanley Wells explores the wide range of meanings that the plays can generate and analyzes their literary and dramatic craftsmanship in terms that are accessible to the nonspecialist, even to readers with no previous knowledge or experience of Shakespeare. In particular, he looks at Shakespeare's impact through the ages and especially on the varied realizations of his plays in modern theater.

The Pot of Gold and Other Plays

Author: Plautus
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141911229
Release Date: 2004-07-01
Genre: Drama

One of the supreme comic writers of the Roman world, Plautus (c.254-184 BC), skilfully adapted classic Greek comic models to the manners and customs of his day. This collection features a varied selection of his finest plays, from the light-hearted comedy Pseudolus, in which the lovesick Calidorus and his slave try to liberate his lover from her pimp, to the more subversive The Prisoners, which raises serious questions about the role of slavery. Also included are The Brothers Menaechmus, which formed the prototype for Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors, and The Pot of Gold, whose old miser Euclio is a glorious study in avarice. Throughout, Plautus breathes new, brilliant life into classic comic types - including deceitful twins, scheming slaves, bitter old men and swaggering soldiers - creating an entertaining critique of Roman life and values.