Author: Douglas Bruster
Publisher: A&C Black
Release Date: 2007-02-15
Genre: Literary Criticism
Hamlet's "To be or not to be" soliloquy is quoted more often than any other passage in Shakespeare. It is arguably the most famous speech in the Western world - though few of us can remember much about it. This book carefully unpacks the individual words, phrases and sentences of Hamlet's soliloquy in order to reveal how and why it has achieved its remarkable hold on our culture. Hamlet's speech asks us to ask some of the most serious questions there are regarding knowledge and existence. In it, Shakespeare also expands the limits of the English language. Douglas Bruster therefore reads Hamlet's famous speech in "slow motion" to highlight its material, philosophical and cultural meaning and its resonance for generations of actors, playgoers and readers.
Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Vechta, language: English, abstract: William Shakespeare ́s ́Hamlet ́ is of great cultural significance. It was published around 1600/1601, marking the transition from the 16th to the 17th century. It reflects upon spiritual and cultural conflicts of the Elizabethan period more intensively than any other literary work. It includes a variety of philosophical, theological, political, literary and general references. With Hamlet, a new form of interiority is born, “the sense of being inside a character ́s psyche and following it ́s twists and turns.” This interiority is predominantly shown to the audience by the use of soliloquies. Shakespeare ́s lifework includes a great variety of soliloquies. Hamlet is commonly associated with one phrase: ́to be or not to be`. In this work, I am going to give an overview of Hamlet ́s soliloquies, concentrating on `to be or not to be ́. Before that, I am going to briefly explain the difference between soliloquy and monologue.
The essential guide to the Bard and his work, celebrating 400 years of his legacy.The works of William Shakespeare have been a permanent feature on school curricula for years, and almost everybody can boast even a basic knowledge of his life and craft. But, with thirty-eight plays, over 150 sonnets and numerous other poems, there's such a wealth of material it's no wonder we sometimes forget the finer details. To Be or Not To Be is a fresh, new look at Shakespeare's work, showing how and why it remains such an integral part of popular culture and the English language. From what drove Ophelia mad, to the real meaning behind the phrase 'Wherefore art thou, Romeo?', this book covers everything: from the characters, essential plotlines and the famous lines from a host of Shakespeare's greatest works, to illuminating information on the playwright himself. All in an attractive gift book format, this is a true Shakespearian treasure trove that nobody should be without.
Author: Ryan North
Release Date: 2016
The greatest work in English literature, now in the greatest format of English literature: a chooseable-path adventure! William Shakespeare's Hamlet has finally been restored to its original second-person non-linear branching narrative format. Now it's up to you to decide what happens next. Play as Hamlet and revenge your father's death. Play as Ophelia and make scientific discoveries. Play as King Hamlet, Sr. and die on the first page!
Author: Beth Pears
Publisher: Deep River Books LLC
Release Date: 2015-02-26
Laney Willow is a well-loved, much-admired high school English teacher in rural Pennsylvania. In spite of personal setbacks, Laney remains steadfast, drawing from classic literature and her own trials to teach her students important life lessons. But when the worst setback of all - cancer - invades Laney's life, she will be forced to choose: continue to inspire others or give in to the horrible disease? As her students, co-workers, and family look on, Laney uses one of her favorite pieces of literature, Shakespeare's Hamlet, to come to her own decision of whether to be or not to be.
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release Date: 2002-04-04
A unique collection of Shakespeare's soliloquies, each introduced by concise and informative editorial notes. This is an edition to complement the highly successful SHAKESPEARE'S SONNETS and is published in commemoration of Shakespeare's birthday. Aperfect book for Shakespeare lovers and enthusiasts.
Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2008 im Fachbereich Germanistik - Gattungen, Note: 1,0, Technische Universitat Berlin (Zentrum fur Antisemitismusforschung), Veranstaltung: Lachen uber Hitler? Filmische Inszenierungen des Holocaust, 19 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: [...] Glaubt man Annette Insdorf, dann werden durch Komodien uber den Holocaust zwei wesentliche Fragen aufgeworfen: In wiefern ist Humor ein adaquates Mittel, um das Grauen darzustellen? Und: Welche neuen Erkenntnisse kann ein humoristischer Ansatz zu diesem Thema bringen? Die Annahme, dass eine komodiantische Bearbeitung eines eigentlich tragischen Themas einen Erkenntniszuwachs bietet, scheint erst mal sehr abwegig. Wird doch seit Aristoteles die Komodie als oberflachliche Stiefschwester der Tragodie angesehen. Es scheint immer noch so, dass ein wirklich ernstzunehmender Film, der dem Attribut kritisch gerecht werden soll, eine dramatische oder tragische Bearbeitung der entsprechenden Thematik aufweisen muss. Das dies nicht immer so sein muss, zeigt sich anhand der Anti-Nazi-Komodie TO BE OR NOT TO BE von Ernst Lubitsch. Hier mischen sich intelligente Gesellschaftskomodie und Anti-Nazi-Film zu einem anspruchsvollen und sehr kritischen Gesamtkunstwerk, das seit 1942 kaum an Aktualitat verloren hat. Dem stelle ich als Vertreter einer tragisch-dramatischen Bearbeitung der Holocaust-Thematik SCHINDLER'S LIST gegenuber. So zeigt sich, dass die scheinbar authentischere" Tragodie sich dem Risiko aussetzt, den Zuschauer zu uberwaltigen und dadurch in seinen angenommenen Ansichten zu bestatigen. [...] Die intelligente Komodie dagegen bietet durch ihren subversiven Witz die Grundlage fur neue Reflexions- und Erkenntnisprozesse. Die so bezogene Position des Zuschauers zum Film, die durch und mit dem Lachen entsteht 'impft' gegen die Versuchung, sich furderhin in irgendeiner Weise - sei es durch Faszination, sei es durch Furcht - von ihm [dem Diktator] beeindrucken zu lassen.
Author: M. D. Marc D. Sopher
Release Date: 2003-01-30
Genre: Health & Fitness
Much of the chronic and recurrent pain and discomfort that we all experience is psychologically induced. This psychologically induced pain is called TMS, or The Mindbody Syndrome. TMS most commonly affects the back, neck, and legs, but can affect any part of the body or organ system. Some common TMS disorders include headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, dyspepsia, gastroesophageal reflux disorder, carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ), and fibromyalgia. Using today's popular lingo, TMS is a mindbody disorder – the symptoms arise from the mind and are experienced by the body. Thus, The Mindbody Syndromeis an appropriate title. With the information in this book, I am optimistic that you will be able to eliminate your pain, no matter where it is. You will do this with knowledge. Simply by changing how you think about the connection between your brain and body, you will begin to feel better. I will not be recommending oral medication, special exercises, surgery, injections, physical therapy, chiropractic manipulation, acupuncture, massage therapy or any other of the multitude of alternative therapies that have sprung up in an effort to combat the explosion of chronic and recurrent pain in our society. Just knowledge.
Author: Duncan Williams
Release Date: 2013-10-22
To be or Not to be: A Question of Survival examines the problems that plague humankind as a whole. The book points out major problems in society and provides plausible explanation, along with the possible remedies to the predicaments. The opening chapter of the text presents the statistical and technical evidence of the problems that affect humanity, while the subsequent chapters cover the analysis of these problems. The topics covered in the book include progress, information, culture, lifestyle, and education. The text will be of great interest to readers who want to understand the predicaments that afflict modern human from a philosophical perspective.
TO BE OR NOT TO BE? That is the question you will answer after reading this insightful nonfi ction on relationships. Since writing her fi rst book entitled “Strategically Placed: For Such A Time As This. AGING WITH WISDOM, Sameale credits the Lord with giving her a passion to write and knows all too well, nonfi ctions are born from the loins of experience. Thus, her motto is “A MAN WITH EXPERIENCE IS NEVER AT THE MERCY OF A MAN WITH AN ARGUMENT”. Sameale Sorrells is a member of the Church of Atlanta Lighthouse, in Atlanta Georgia, under the Bishopric of Michael Spires and presiding Pastor, Timothy Mckibbins.
Existentialism is a philosophical school of thought unique in being based on feeling and experience rather than on the traditional foundations of philosophy. Many of its proponents have been atheists or can be considered opponents of religion. With this history, can there be such a thing as a Christian existentialism? Dr. David Moffett-Moore believes there can be. In this book he outlines the basics of existentialist thought and a path to a Christian existentialist viewpoint.
Author: Mary Rose DeAngelo
Publisher: Author House
Release Date: 2010-10-20
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
This book is my challenge to you to erase the scars of your past that have kept you from becoming the person you truly Are. It shows you a way to bring back that perfect child you were before others gave you a pattern to follow and a mask to wear. That is not to discount the wonderful teachings and things you have learned in life but to erase the messages that kept you from becoming the most you can be.It leads the way to reopen the childs' Awareness of your Beginning that kept your Soul alive to the Spirit of God where you were free of a man made guilt. It kept you joyful and happy with your surroundings.When you erase the suppressions ,you renew your beginning,fresh and free to awaken the true talent you were meant to share in the Creation of a New and Peaceful World. You are not insignificant but truly Important to its Completion., every one of you. For you were not made to fail even if others told you that you were. You were made to, Become " that we may all share in your true talents .