Miranda and Caliban

Author: Jacqueline Carey

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 0765386801

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 7358

Miranda and Caliban is bestselling fantasy author Jacqueline Carey’s gorgeous retelling of The Tempest. With hypnotic prose and a wild imagination, Carey explores the themes of twisted love and unchecked power that lie at the heart of Shakespeare’s masterpiece, while serving up a fresh take on the play's iconic characters. A lovely girl grows up in isolation where her father, a powerful magus, has spirited them to in order to keep them safe. We all know the tale of Prospero's quest for revenge, but what of Miranda? Or Caliban, the so-called savage Prospero chained to his will? In this incredible retelling of the fantastical tale, Jacqueline Carey shows readers the other side of the coin—the dutiful and tenderhearted Miranda, who loves her father but is terribly lonely. And Caliban, the strange and feral boy Prospero has bewitched to serve him. The two find solace and companionship in each other as Prospero weaves his magic and dreams of revenge. Always under Prospero’s jealous eye, Miranda and Caliban battle the dark, unknowable forces that bind them to the island even as the pangs of adolescence create a new awareness of each other and their doomed relationship. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


Das Zeichen : Roman / aus dem Engl. von Ann Lecker. Buch 1

Author: Jacqueline Carey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783453522565


Page: 953

View: 4800



Author: Margaret Atwood

Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag

ISBN: 3641161436

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 4087

Alles ist Illusion – Margaret Atwoods Verneigung vor dem großen Bühnenmagier William Shakespeare Felix ist ein begnadeter Theatermacher und in der Szene ein Star. Seine Inszenierungen sind herausfordernd, aufregend, legendär. Nun will er Shakespeares „Der Sturm“ auf die Bühne bringen. Das soll ihn noch berühmter machen – und ihm helfen, eine private Tragödie zu vergessen. Doch nach einer eiskalten Intrige seiner engsten Mitarbeiter zieht sich Felix zurück, verliert sich in Erinnerungen und sinnt auf Rache. Die Gelegenheit kommt zwölf Jahre später, als ein Zufall die Verräter in seine Nähe bringt. In ihrem brillanten Roman schafft die große kanadische Autorin Margaret Atwood mit der Figur des Theaterdirektors Felix ein würdiges Pendant zu Shakespeares Prospero aus „Der Sturm“, jenes Zauberers, der als ein Selbstporträt des alternden Barden aus Stratford-on-Avon gilt.

The Tempest

Author: William Shakespeare,Christine Dymkowski

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521444071

Category: Drama

Page: 373

View: 2767

Telling the story of the stage history of The Tempest, this volume examines four centuries of mainstream, regional and fringe productions in Britain, America, Canada, France, Italy and Japan.

Cross-cultural Performances

Differences in Women's Re-visions of Shakespeare

Author: Marianne Novy

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252063237

Category: Social Science

Page: 274

View: 2002

This is a companion and successor to Women's Re-Visions of Shakespeare (1990), which the Times Higher Education Supplement lauded as a 'fascinating collection.' While the earlier volume focused on Shakespeare's cultural image, plots, and characters as reinterpreted by British and American women novelists and poets, Gross-Cultural Performances adds international scope and emphasis on the theater, race, and colonialism.

Der Sturm (illustriert)

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: FV Éditions

ISBN: 2366687915

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 100

View: 3905

Der Sturm (The Tempest) ist eine tragikomische Geschichte von William Shakespeare.

Understanding The Tempest

A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents

Author: Faith Nostbakken

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313328732

Category: Drama

Page: 195

View: 3449

While "The Tempest" has always been one of Shakespeare's most entertaining and enchanting plays, it continues to stir up passionate debate throughout the world because of its ideas and attitudes toward race, class, political power, and colonialism. This casebook systematically examines these issues, as well as several others, from dramatic and historical perspectives and through parallel contemporary applications. Readers are first introduced to the play with a dramatic analysis that situates the work within Shakespeare's canon and within the romantic tradition. This fresh interpretation also casts much light on the use of imagery and language in setting, character, and thematic development. This casebook draws on the themes and issues introduced, and examines each one in turn with insightful original essays and primary documents. The shipwreck that sets the play in motion is examined in terms of the discovery of the new world, and the prevailing attitudes toward colonialism. A brief chronology of New World events helps situate the historical excerpts. Another intriguing topic explored in the casebook is the diverging Elizabethan views on science and religion, with a particular focus on the role of magic. Primary documents that help readers appreciate the significance of matters of sorcery and the supernatural include excerpts from Reginald Scott's 1584 "The Discovery of Witchcraft, " James I's "Demonology" (1597) as well as Marlowe's "Doctor Faustus." Other topic chapters examine political power and treachery, as well as society in terms of marriage and the court. A full chapter is also devoted to performance and interpretation of the play. The final Contemporary Applications section investigates current global concerns that parallel those in the play, and help readers appreciate Shakespeare's play in relation to the world around us. Readers are shown dramatically contrasting perspectives on colonialism in Zimbawe. The casebook concludes with a fascinating discussion of the parallel elements of fantasy in "The Tempest" and in literary works by popular contemporary writers J.R.R. Tolkien and J. K. Rowling. Understanding "The Tempest" follows the successful casebook format developed specifically for the "Literature in Context" series. Following a dramatic analysis, each topic chapter presents an important historical issue in the play, with insightful narrative essays supported by primary documents. In several chapters, brief chronologies of significant related events help readers understand the historical context of the play and its thematic concerns. As a tool for student research and classroom work, educators will appreciate the numerous topics for written and oral discussion suggested at the conclusion of each unit. Suggested readings further complement the content and research applications of the casebook.

Copp’d Hills Towards Heaven Shakespeare and the Classical Polity

Author: Howard B. White

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401031894

Category: History

Page: 155

View: 2186

The departmentalism of American universities has doubtless much to recommend it. It indicates that exuberance is not a sufficient sub stitute for scholarship, that, for better or for worse, every scholar today must be something of a specialist. But when any great writer and great thinker reaches out and grasps the whole of human life, the study of his work transcends specialization. And while exuberance may not replace scholarship, it may accompany it. Most of my work has been done in the history of political philosophy. I have dared to overstep departmental boundaries, because I believe that Shakespeare has something to say to political philosophy. I am not the first to express this view. Whether I express it well or badly, I shall not be the last. I want to thank Leo Strauss, my teacher. He has read the manus cript and given me the benefit of his insight and judgment. I want to thank Richard Kennington, who has taken so much time from his own work to comment meticulously and constructively on this work as on other things I have written. His help has been generous, and my appreciation is deep. I must, in particular, thank my colleague, Adolph Lowe. He has perused this study, much of it in several versions. Through long walks in Manchester, Vermont, we have discussed my work and his comments. Usually his comments have been compelling. I can regret only that I am completely unqualified to reciprocate.

Die Tochter der Wälder


Author: Juliet Marillier

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426435195

Category: Fiction

Page: 656

View: 8572

»Du wirst herausfinden, was zu tun ist, Tochter der Wälder – durch Verrat und Verlust und durch viele Prüfungen ...« Im 9. Jahrhundert nach Christus müssen die keltischen Fürsten ihr Land gegen den Ansturm der Briten verteidigen. Fern der Schlachtfelder wächst Sorcha als jüngste Tochter der Herren von Sevenwaters auf. Das behütete Leben findet ein jähes Ende als ein Fluch ihre sechs Brüder trifft. Sorcha ist die Einzige, die sie retten kann – doch dafür muss sie mehr aufgeben als sie sich jemals hätte vorstellen können ... Der erste Band der bezaubernden Erfolgsserie von Juliet Marillier! Alle Romane der magischen Sevenwaters-Saga in der Reihenfolge ihres Erscheinens: »Die Tochter der Wälder«, »Der Sohn der Schatten«, »Das Kind der Stürme« und »Die Erben von Sevenwaters«. Begeisterte Leserstimmen: »Ein rundum wundervolles Buch von einer brillianten Autorin!« »Man liebt und leidet mit den Protagonisten mit - und bei einigen Stellen kamen mir sogar die Tränen vor Rührung.« »Wer noch etwas von seiner Liebe zu Märchen aus der Kindheit ins Erwachsensein hinübergerettet hat, wird von diesem zauberhaften Roman begeistert sein. Unbedingt lesenswert!« »Von der ersten bis zur letzten Seite gelingt es Juliet Marillier den Leser zu fesseln. Man kann sich perfekt in die Charaktere hineinversetzten; fühlt, freut und leidet mit ihnen.«


His Triumph over the Tyrant Prospero and his Courtship of Miranda

Author: Victor Sasson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1475977336

Category: Drama

Page: 98

View: 5523

King Caliban presents a fresh and admirable view of Caliban, who manages, with his acquired use of the colonial’s language, to gain his rightful kingship of the island, and Miranda’s enduring love. King Caliban is a revolutionary version of Shakespeare’s colonial Tempest, following the mock shipwreck, and the scattered travellers on the island. The play views Prospero as a missionary and a despot, who with his technological expertise, exploits the island’s natural resources of airy spirits, using a different staff, a different robe, and a different book. While engaging in personal revenge, left and right, he works his black art under the guise of bringing civilization, language, and salvation to the native he has enslaved and maligned. His pardoning of state criminals paraded as forgiveness, has a typically sham, ulterior motive -- that of making his daughter, Miranda, Queen of Naples -- an aim that is frustrated in King Caliban through Miranda’s revelation of Caliban’s inner worth, the injustice done to him, their shared childhood on the island, and his courtship of her.

Visions of Caliban

On Chimpanzees and People

Author: Dale Peterson,Jane Goodall

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820322063

Category: Nature

Page: 379

View: 6550

The authors use Shakespeare's Tempest as a metaphor for the relationship between people and chimps, exploring the very human aspects of this remarkable species. Original.

Africa and the Americas

Culture, Politics, and History : a Multidisciplinary Encyclopedia

Author: Richard M. Juang,Noelle Anne Morrissette

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851094415

Category: Africa

Page: 1215

View: 9502

Is He a Monster? - Caliban in William Shakespeare's 'The Tempest'

Author: Sandra Graf

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640338146


Page: 40

View: 6112

Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,5, University of Tubingen (Englisches Seminar), course: Proseminar II Literatur: The World and Shakespeare, 11 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: "A salvage and deformed slave." With these words William Shakespeare describes the figure of Caliban in the dramatis personae of his play The Tempest. For almost four centuries, literary critics have dealt with trying to answer the question how Shakespeare's character has to be regarded. Is Caliban to be considered as a monster representing humanity's bestial side including all its vices, and thereby arousing the audience's disgust? Or has he rather to be looked at the victim of an imperia l tyrant - personified in Prospero - who arouses the spectator's pity? In which way Shakespeare really intended Caliban to be was, is and will ever be a secret he took to his grave. However, the reception history of the play has proven that Shakespeare's presentation of the characters - especially Caliban - opened up a large scope for various, often contradicting interpretations of the "slave." Thus, the following paper analyses the play with regard to the basic question whether or not Caliban is a monster. It is divided into two parts. The first one concentrates only on how Shakespeare's drama The Tempest in general and the character of Caliban in particular have been staged and interpreted throughout the last barely four centuries of reception. For this purpose, a small selection of representations of the play on stage and in editions are introduced and discussed, which show the major strands and general tendencies of Caliban's changing interpretations in the course of time. One of the main changes in Caliban's interpretation is the difference of reading the character in colonial and in post-colonial eras. After the end of the Second World War and after most of the world's colonies had been released and g"

The Tempest

Author: David Stone

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748769582

Category: Drama

Page: 127

View: 6531

This student book contains extensive notes and well-placed illustrations, providing clear explanations of words and phrases. It provides just the right balance for the study of language, imagery and theatricality, and of character and context, enabling students to gain a clear understanding of the text.

Feminist Readings of Early Modern Culture

Emerging Subjects

Author: Valerie Traub,M. Lindsay Kaplan,Dympna Callaghan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521558198

Category: History

Page: 301

View: 4266

How did the new developments of the Renaissance affect the way women were understood by men and the way they understood themselves? Addressing a wide range of issues across Renaissance culture--humanism, technology, science, anatomy, literacy, theater, domesticity, colonialism, and sex--this collection of essays attempts to answer that question. In doing so, the authors discover that the female subject of the Renaissance shares a surprising amount of conceptual territory with her postmodern counterpart.


Die Rachel-Morgan-Serie 5 - Roman

Author: Kim Harrison

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641091713

Category: Fiction

Page: 768

View: 3476

Spannend und sexy – die Erfolgsserie geht weiter! Ihr Name: Rachel Morgan. Ihr Job: Kopfgeldjägerin. Ihre Aufgabe: auf den Straßen von Cincinnati Vampire, Hexen und andere finstere Kreaturen zu jagen. Ihr Problem: Sie selbst hat eine düstere Vergangenheit ... Mit ihrer Rachel-Morgan-Serie schreibt Kim Harrison Mystery-Thriller der neuen Generation!

Decolonizing Feminisms

Race, Gender & Empire Building

Author: Laura E. Donaldson

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9780807843826

Category: Social Science

Page: 175

View: 461

Donaldson presents new paradigms of interpretation that help to bring the often oppositional stances of First versus Third World and traditional versus postmodern feminism into a more constructive relationship. She situates contemporary theoretical debate