Brooke's 'Romeus and Juliet, '

Being the Original of Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet'

Author: Arthur Brooke

Publisher: Andesite Press

ISBN: 9781298537089


Page: 244

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The Palace of Pleasure (Complete)

Author: William Painter

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465603344

Category: English literature

Page: 432

View: 1564

A young man, trained in the strictest sect of the Pharisees, is awakened one morning, and told that he has come into the absolute possession of a very great fortune in lands and wealth. The time may come when he may know himself and his powers more thoroughly, but never again, as on that morn, will he feel such an exultant sense of mastery over the world and his fortunes. That image seems to me to explain better than any other that remarkable outburst of literary activity which makes the Elizabethan Period unique in English literature, and only paralleled in the worldÕs literature by the century after Marathon, when Athens first knew herself. With Elizabeth England came of age, and at the same time entered into possession of immense spiritual treasures, which were as novel as they were extensive. A New World promised adventures to the adventurous, untold wealth to the enterprising. The Orient had become newly known. The Old World of literature had been born anew. The Bible spoke for the first time in a tongue understanded of the people. Man faced his God and his fate without any intervention of Pope or priest. Even the very earth beneath his feet began to move. Instead of a universe with dimensions known and circumscribed with Dantesque minuteness, the mystic glow of the unknown had settled down on the whole face of Nature, who offered her secrets to the first comer. No wonder the Elizabethans were filled with an exulting sense of manÕs capabilities, when they had all these realms of thought and action suddenly and at once thrown open before them. There is a confidence in the future and all it had to bring which can never recur, for while man may come into even greater treasures of wealth or thought than the Elizabethans dreamed of, they can never be as new to us as they were to them. The sublime confidence of Bacon in the future of science, of which he knew so little, and that little wrongly, is thus eminently and characteristically Elizabethan. The department of Elizabethan literature in which this exuberant energy found its most characteristic expression was the Drama, and that for a very simple though strange reason. To be truly great a literature must be addressed to the nation as a whole. The subtle influence of audience on author is shown equally though conversely in works written only for sections of a nation. Now in the sixteenth century any literature that should address the English nation as a wholeÑnot necessarily all Englishmen, but all classes of EnglishmenÑcould not be in any literary form intended to be merely read. For the majority of Englishmen could not read. Hence they could only be approached by literature when read or recited to them in church or theatre. The latter form was already familiar to them in the Miracle Plays and Mysteries, which had been adopted by the Church as the best means of acquainting the populace with Sacred History. The audiences of the Miracle Plays were prepared for the representation of human action on the stage. Meanwhile, from translation and imitation, young scholars at the universities had become familiar with some of the masterpieces of Ancient Drama, and with the laws of dramatic form. But where were they to seek for matter to fill out these forms? Where were they, in short, to get their plots?

The Ignorance of Shakespeare

Author: John Doherty

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 1612048390

Category: Drama

Page: 260

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Did William Shakespeare write the plays usually attributed to him or was he an imposter? Many claims have been advanced supporting rival authors, based to a large extent on Shakespeare's presumed ignorance and inability, but no one has ever succeeded in proving beyond doubt that their candidate was the real writer. Nor, it must be said, has anybody proved conclusively the case for Shakespeare. His name, however, appears on the title pages of every edition of the plays published over the last three hundred years or so. This should be a strong point in his favour, but his opponents claim it can be explained away as part of the imposture. Those supporting alternative authors do best when they show that their proteges had the education and access to sources necessary to write the plays. Can the same be said for William Shakespeare? The Ignorance of Shakespeare does not attempt to answer all rival claims in detail-a project that would require several volumes. Rather it aims to show that it is far more likely than not that Shakespeare was well educated, and had access to the reference books and source books required to write the plays. http: //

Brooke's "Romeus and Juliet"

Being the Original of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet"

Author: Arthur Brooke

Publisher: Trieste Publishing

ISBN: 9780649756896


Page: 167

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Understanding Romeo and Juliet

A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents

Author: Alan Hager

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313296161

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 241

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A rich collection of commentary and primary documents that will enhance the reader's understanding of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.

The Tragicall Hystory of Romeus and Juliet

Contayning in It a Rare Example of True Constancie; With the Subtill Counsels and Practises of an Old Fryer, and Their Ill Event


Publisher: Gale Ecco, Print Editions

ISBN: 9781379767206


Page: 80

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The 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press. In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind. Now for the first time these high-quality digital copies of original 18th century manuscripts are available in print, making them highly accessible to libraries, undergraduate students, and independent scholars. Western literary study flows out of eighteenth-century works by Alexander Pope, Daniel Defoe, Henry Fielding, Frances Burney, Denis Diderot, Johann Gottfried Herder, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and others. Experience the birth of the modern novel, or compare the development of language using dictionaries and grammar discourses. ++++ The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification: ++++ British Library T051577 Adapted by Arthur Brooke from a French version by Pierre Boaistuau of "La sfortunata morte di dui infelicissimi amanti" by Matteo Bandello, from his "Novelle." Edited by E. Malone. Reprint of the edition of 1562 of R. Tottill, with the title of 1587. [London, 1780]. 77, [1]p.; 8°

Shakespeare Remains

Theater to Film, Early Modern to Postmodern

Author: Courtney Lehmann

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801487675

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 265

View: 5772

No literary figure has proved so elusive as Shakespeare. How, Courtney Lehmann asks, can the controversies surrounding the Bard's authorship be resolved when his works precede the historical birth of that modern concept? And how is it that Shakespeare remains such a powerful presence today, years after poststructuralists hailed the "death of the author"? In her cogent book, Lehmann reexamines these issues through a new lens: film theory.An alternative to literary models that either minimize or exalt the writer's creative role, film theory, in Lehmann's view, perceives authorship as a site of constitutive conflict, generating in the process the notion of the auteur. From this perspective, she offers close readings of Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Hamlet, of film adaptations by Kenneth Branagh, Baz Luhrmann, and Michael Almereyda, and of John Madden's Shakespeare in Love. In their respective historical contexts, these plays and films emerge as allegories of authorship, exploiting such strategies as appropriation, adaptation, projection, and montage. Lehmann explores the significance of this struggle for agency, both in Shakespeare's time and in the present day, in the cultures of early and late capitalism.By projecting film theory from the postmodern to the early modern and back again, Lehmann demonstrates the ways in which Shakespeare emerges as a special effect—indeed, as an auteur—in two cultures wherein authors fear to tread.

Romeus and Juliet, a poem, by Arthur Brooke. Rhomeo and Julietta; from Paynter's Palance of pleasure. Giletta of Narbona, on which is founded All's well that ends well; from Paynter's Palace of pleasure. The story of the two lovers of pisa, which Shakespeare employed in his Merry wives of Windsor. The historie of Apollonius and Silla, containing part of the plot of Twelfth night; reprinted from Rich's Farewell to military profession, 1606

Author: John Payne Collier

Publisher: N.A



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Shakespeare's Originality

Author: John Kerrigan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198793758

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

View: 741

This compact, engaging book puts Shakespeare's originality in historical context and looks at how he worked with his sources: the plays, poems, chronicles and romances on which his own plays are based. Lucid, astute, and innovative, it shows through a series of case studies from Richard III to The Tempest what can be learned about Shakespeare's artistry by thinking about these sources-including newly identified ones. Discussion is enriched bysuch matters as Elizabethan ruffs and feathers, actors' footwork, science, magic, and ecological catastrophe. John Kerrigan is one of the world's leading Shakespeare scholars, dealing here with a central topic andhighlighting such canonical plays as Much Ado, Macbeth, and King Lear. Accessible to the general reader-jargon-free and direct-this authoritative book is also sure of a place on student reading lists.

The Ghostly Father

Author: Sue Barnard

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781548268084


Page: 280

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Romeo & Juliet - was this what really happened? When Juliet Roberts is asked to make sense of an ancient Italian manuscript, she little suspects that she will find herself propelled into the midst of one of the greatest love stories of all time. But this is only the beginning. As more hidden secrets come to light, Juliet discovers that the tragic tale of her famous namesake might have had a very different outcome... A favourite classic story with a major new twist.