The Merchant of Venice

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Peterson's
ISBN: 019283424X
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Drama

What was Shakespeare's attitude to Semitism? The Introduction to this edition of The Merchant of Venice opens by addressing this vital issue raised by the play, and goes on to study the sources, background, and date, includuing a discussion of Sigmund Freud's essay on 'The Three Caskets'. Professor Halio interprets the play's contradictions, inconsistencies, and complementarities, especially as these relate to the overarching theme of bonds and bondage. A survey of the play's stage history ranges from discussions of its early staging to important twentieth-century productions andperformances outside England, particularly in Israel.The text, based on a fresh examination of the early editions, is presented in modernized spelling and punctuation. Unfailingly lucid and helpful, this is an ideal edition for students, actors, and the general reader.

The Oxford Shakespeare The Merchant of Venice

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
ISBN: 019953585X
Release Date: 2008-04-17
Genre: Drama

What was Shakespeare's attitude to Semitism? The Introduction to this edition of The Merchant of Venice opens by addressing this vital issue raised by the play, and goes on to study the sources, background, and date, including a discussion of Sigmund Freud's essay on `The Three Caskets'. Professor Halio interprets the play's contradictions, inconsistencies, and complementarities, especially as these relate to the overarching theme of bonds and bondage. A survey of the play's stage history ranges from discussions of its early staging to important twentieth-century productions and performances outside England, particularly in Israel. The text, based on fresh examination of the early editions, is presented in modernized spelling and punctuation. Unfailingly lucid and helpful, this is an ideal edition for students, actors, and the general reader.

The New Oxford Shakespeare

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199591152
Release Date: 2016
Genre: English drama

The Complete Works: Modern Critical Edition is part of the landmark New Oxford Shakespeare--an entirely new consideration of all of Shakespeare's works, edited afresh from all the surviving original versions of his work, and drawing on the latest literary, textual, and theatrical scholarship. In one attractive volume, the Modern Critical Edition gives today's students and playgoers the very best resources they need to understand and enjoy all Shakespeare's works. The authoritative text is accompanied by extensive explanatory and performance notes, and innovative introductory materialswhich lead the reader into exploring questions about interpretation, textual variants, literary criticism, and performance, for themselves.The Modern Critical Edition presents the plays and poetry in the order in which Shakespeare wrote them, so that readers can follow the development of his imagination, his engagement with a rapidly evolving culture and theatre, and his relationship to his literary contemporaries.The New Oxford Shakespeare consists of four interconnected publications: the Modern Critical Edition (with modern spelling), the Critical Reference Edition (with original spelling), a companion volume on Authorship, and an online version integrating all of this material on OUP's high-poweredscholarly editions platform. Together, they provide the perfect resource for the future of Shakespeare studies.

The New Oxford Shakespeare Modern Critical Edition

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780192517586
Release Date: 2016-10-27
Genre: Drama

The Complete Works: Modern Critical Edition is part of the landmark New Oxford Shakespeare—an entirely new consideration of all of Shakespeare's works, edited afresh from all the surviving original versions of his work, and drawing on the latest literary, textual, and theatrical scholarship. In one attractive volume, the Modern Critical Edition gives today's students and playgoers the very best resources they need to understand and enjoy all Shakespeare's works. The authoritative text is accompanied by extensive explanatory and performance notes, and innovative introductory materials which lead the reader into exploring questions about interpretation, textual variants, literary criticism, and performance, for themselves. The Modern Critical Edition presents the plays and poetry in the order in which Shakespeare wrote them, so that readers can follow the development of his imagination, his engagement with a rapidly evolving culture and theatre, and his relationship to his literary contemporaries. The New Oxford Shakespeare consists of four interconnected publications: the Modern Critical Edition (with modern spelling), the Critical Reference Edition (with original spelling), a companion volume on Authorship, and an online version integrating all of this material on OUP's high-powered scholarly editions platform. Together, they provide the perfect resource for the future of Shakespeare studies.

Hamlet

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 9783849683535
Release Date: 2016-09-26
Genre: Drama

Die Tragödie von Hamlet, Prinz von Dänemark, ist eine der bekanntesten und am häufigsten aufgeführten Tragödien von William Shakespeare. Der dänische Prinz Hamlet erhält vom Geist seines kurz zuvor vom eigenen Bruder Claudius ermordeten Vaters, des Königs von Dänemark, den Auftrag, das an ihm begangene Verbrechen zu rächen. Um den Mörder zu überführen und seine Rache vorzubereiten, gibt Hamlet vor, wahnsinnig zu sein. Hamlet lauert seinem Onkel auf und ersticht irrtümlich den Oberkämmerer Polonius. Dessen Sohn Laertes fordert, unterstützt von Claudius, Hamlet zum Duell. Hamlet siegt verwundet und ersticht Claudius, bevor er schließlich selbst stirbt.

The Oxford Shakespeare King Henry VIII

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191606243
Release Date: 2000-04-13
Genre: Drama

The Oxford Shakespeare offers authoritative texts from leading scholars in editions designed to interpret and illuminate the plays for modern readers. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

THE OXFORD SHAKESPEARE Othello

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199535873
Release Date: 2008-04-17
Genre: Drama

This is the first scholarly edition of Othello to give full attention to the play's bold treatment of racial themes. Designed to meet the needs of theatre professionals, the edition includes an extensive performance history, a commentary illuminating the complexities of Shakespeare's language, and appendices on music in the play and a full translation of the Italian novella from which the story derives.

Shakespeare s Symmetries

Author: James E. Ryan
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9781476624167
Release Date: 2016-07-29
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The organization of Shakespeare’s plays has challenged, even baffled audiences and critics since the 17th century. Cymbeline has been dismissed as “incoherent.” Hamlet “is of no clear shape.” And Antony and Cleopatra “bewilders the mind.” These judgments result from an incomplete understanding of Shakespeare’s constructive practice. It is not the narrative arc alone that organizes the plays but a complex structure of interwoven narrative and thematic actions. While the narrative varies from play to play, thematic actions are invariably created in mirroring pairs around the central scene: A-B-C-B-A. This symmetrical pattern, which can be visualized as an arch with a focal keystone, is the foundation of all of Shakespeare’s mature work, as shown through an analysis of the 26 plays in this book. This arch illuminates the structure of plays that have long been puzzling, demonstrating that they are thematically organized and rigorously crafted. It also reveals subtleties otherwise invisible.

Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015058394399
Release Date: 2001
Genre: American literature


Metamorphosen

Author: Hugo Keiper
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105126891139
Release Date: 2006
Genre: English literature


K nig Lear

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


How to Read Shakespeare

Author: Nicholas Royle
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015062568889
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Literary Criticism

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) is perhaps the most famous as well as strangest and most inventive poet and dramatist of all time. Although dead for hundreds of years, he is everywhere - in books and movies, in love and war, in the public world of politics and the intimacies of everyday speech. What makes his writings so persistently powerful and fascinating? The most effective way of exploring this question is to focus on what (as far as we are able to determine) he actually wrote. Nicholas Royle conveys the richness and complexity of Shakespeare's work through a series of unusually close readings. His primary concern is with letting the reader experience - anew or for the first time - the extraordinary pleasure and stimulation of reading Shakespeare. There are extracts from some of Shakespeare's most popular plays, including The Merchant of Venice, Julius Caesar, As You Like It, Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth and Antony and Cleopatra.