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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The Ignorance of Shakespeare

Author: John Doherty

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 1612048390

Category: Drama

Page: 260

View: 9441

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: //


Author: Anne Fortier

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 034552523X

Category: Juliet (Fictitious character)

Page: 485

View: 8019

When Julie Jacobs inherits a key to a safety-deposit box in Siena, Italy, she is told that it will lead her to an old family treasure. Soon she is launched on a winding and perilous journey into the history of her ancestor Giulietta, whose legendary love for a young man named Romeo rocked the foundations of medieval Siena. As Julie crosses paths with the descendants of the families immortalized in Shakespeare's unforgettable blood feud, she begins to realize that the notorious curse is still at work, and that she is the next target. It seems that the only one who can save Julie from her fate is Romeo - but where is he?

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A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents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

View: 1035

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

View: 5960

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: 6659

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.

Shakespeare on Love

Seeing the Catholic Presence in Romeo and Juliet

Author: Joseph Pearce

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 1586176846

Category: Religion

Page: 179

View: 3584

Having given the evidence for William Shakespeare's Catholicism in two previous books, literary biographer Joseph Pearce turns his attention in this work to the Bard's most famous play, Romeo and Juliet. "Star-crossed" Romeo and Juliet are Shakespeare'smost famous lovers and perhaps the most well-known lovers in literary history. Though the young pair has been held up as a romantic ideal, the play is a tragedy, ending in death. What then, asks Pearce, is Shakespeare saying about his protagonists? Are they the hapless victims of fate, or are they partly to blame for their deaths? Is their love the "real thing", or is it self-indulgent passion? And what about the adults in their lives? Did they give the young people the example and guidance that they needed? The Catholic understanding of sexual desire, and its need to be ruled by reason, is on display in Romeo and Juliet, argues Pearce. The play is not a paean to romance but a cautionary tale about the naivete and folly of youthful infatuation and the disastrous consequences of poor parenting. The well-known characters and their oft-quoted lines are rich in symbolic meaning that points us in the direction of the age-old wisdom of the Church. Although such a reading of Romeo and Juliet is countercultural in an age that glorifies the heedless and headless heart of young love, Pearce makes his case through a meticulous engagement with Shakespeare and his age and with the text of the play itself -- provided by publisher.

Northrop Frye on Shakespeare

Author: Northrop Frye

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300042085

Category: Drama

Page: 186

View: 5819

One of the greatest literary critics of our time here provides a remarkable introduction to the genius of William Shakespeare through a study of ten of Shakespeare's most popular plays: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Richard II, Henry IV, Measure for Measure, Hamlet, King Lear, Antony and Cleopatra, The Winter's Tale, and The Tempest. The outgrowth of a lifetime of study and teaching, Frye's insights will inform and delight both the expert and the first-time reader of Shakespeare.