John Shakespeare 2

Author: Rory Clements

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848543883

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 5765

*****FANS OF THE EXPLOSIVE BBC TV SERIES 'GUNPOWDER' STARRING KIT HARRINGTON will love the bestselling John Shakespeare series of Tudor spy thrillers from Rory Clements, winner of the Ellis Peters Historical Fiction Award***** '[Clements] does for Elizabeth's reign what CJ Sansom does for Henry VIII's' Sunday Times ********** 1592. England and Spain are at war, yet there is peril at home, too. The death of her trusted spymaster Sir Francis Walsingham has left Queen Elizabeth vulnerable. Conspiracies multiply. The quiet life of John Shakespeare is shattered by a summons from Robert Cecil, the cold but deadly young statesman who dominated the last years of the Queen's long reign, insisting Shakespeare re-enter government service. His mission: to find vital papers, now in the possession of the Earl of Essex. Essex is the brightest star in the firmament, a man of ambition. He woos the Queen, thirty-three years his senior, as if she were a girl his age. She is flattered by him - despite her loathing for his mother, the beautiful, dangerous Lettice Knollys who presides over her own glittering court - a dazzling array of the mad, bad, dangerous and disaffected. When John Shakespeare infiltrates this dissolute world he discovers not only that the Queen herself is in danger - but that he and his family is also a target. With only his loyal footsoldier Boltfoot Cooper at his side, Shakespeare must face implacable forces who believe themselves above the law: men and women who kill without compunction. And in a world of shifting allegiances, just how far he can trust Robert Cecil, his devious new master?



Author: Rory Clements

Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage

ISBN: 384371603X

Category: Fiction

Page: 420

View: 7773

1936: Eine Mordserie erschüttert Cambridge. Internationale Kräfte kämpfen um Einfluss. Der nächste Weltkrieg steht kurz bevor. Europa ist in Aufruhr. Die Nazis haben das Rheinland besetzt, Stalin entfesselt in Russland den großen Terror, in Spanien ist der Bürgerkrieg ausgebrochen. Eine Studentin aus Cambridge reist nach Berlin, um einem jüdischen Wissenschaftler gefälschte Papiere zu überbringen. Wenige Wochen später wird sie tot aufgefunden. Nur ihre beste Freundin Lydia glaubt nicht an einen Unfall und vertraut ihren Verdacht Thomas Wilde an. Der Geschichtsprofessor ist in der Universitätsstadt ein Außenseiter, allein schon weil er Amerikaner ist. Dann wird ein politisch exponiertes Ehepaar ermordet. Wilde muss all sein Wissen und Können unter Beweis stellen, um weitere Morde zu verhindern und um die Frau zu retten, die er liebt.

Women and Revenge in Shakespeare

Gender, Genre, and Ethics

Author: Marguerite A. Tassi

Publisher: Susquehanna University Press

ISBN: 1575911310

Category: Drama

Page: 344

View: 7465

Can there be a virtue in vengeance? Can revenge do ethical work? Can revenge be the obligation of women? This wide-ranging literary study looks at Shakespeare's women and finds bold answers to questions such as these. A surprising number of Shakespeare's female characters respond to moral outrages by expressing a strong desire for vengeance. This book's analysis of these characters and their circumstances offers incisive critical perceptions of feminine anger, ethics, and agency and challenges our assumptions about the role of gender in revenge. In this provocative book, Marguerite A. Tassi counters longstanding critical opinions on revenge: that it is the sole province of men in Western literature and culture, that it is a barbaric, morally depraved, irrational instinct, and that it is antithetical to justice. Countless examples have been mined from Shakespeare's dramas to reveal women's profound concerns with revenge and justice, honor and shame, crime and punishment. In placing the critical focus on avenging women, this book significantly redresses a gender imbalance in scholarly treatments of revenge, particularly in early modern literature.

Five Revenge Tragedies

The Spanish Tragedy, Hamlet, Antonio's Revenge, The Tragedy of Hoffman, The Revenger's Tragedy

Author: Thomas Kyd,Thomas Middleton,William Shakespeare,John Marston,Henry Chettle

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141960469

Category: Drama

Page: 464

View: 9367

As the Elizabethan era gave way to the reign of James I, England grappled with corruption within the royal court and widespread religious anxiety. Dramatists responded with morally complex plays of dark wit and violent spectacle, exploring the nature of death, the abuse of power and vigilante justice. In Kyd's The Spanish Tragedy a father failed by the Spanish court seeks his own bloody retribution for his son's murder. Shakespeare's 1603 version of Hamlet creates an avenging Prince of unique psychological depth, while Chettle's The Tragedy of Hoffman is a fascinating reworking of Hamlet's themes, probably for a rival theatre company. In Marston's Antonio's Revenge, thwarted love leads inexorably to gory reprisals and in Middleton's The Revenger's Tragedy, malcontent Vindice unleashes an escalating orgy of mayhem on a debauched Duke for his bride's murder, in a ferocious satire reflecting the mounting disillusionment of the age. Emma Smith's introduction considers the political and religious climate behind the plays and the dramatic conventions within them. This edition includes a chronology, playwrights' biographies and suggestions for further reading.

English Revenge Drama

Money, Resistance, Equality

Author: Linda Woodbridge

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139493558

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

View: 4544

Vengeance permeates English Renaissance drama - for example, it crops up in all but two of Shakespeare's plays. This book explores why a supposedly forgiving Christian culture should have relished such bloodthirsty, vengeful plays. A clue lies in the plays' passion for fairness, a preoccupation suggesting widespread resentment of systemic unfairness - legal, economic, political and social. Revengers' precise equivalents - the father of two beheaded sons obliges his enemy to eat her two sons' heads - are vigilante versions of Elizabethan law, where penalties suit the crimes: thieves' hands were cut off, scolds' tongues bridled. The revengers' language of 'paying' hints at the operation of revenge in the service of economic redress. Revenge makes contact with resistance theory, justifying overthrow of tyrants, and some revengers challenge the fundamental inequity of social class. Woodbridge demonstrates how, for all their sensationalism, their macabre comedy and outlandish gore, Renaissance revenge plays do some serious cultural work.

William Shakespeare


Author: John Lennard

Publisher: Humanities-Ebooks

ISBN: 1847600840

Category: Drama

Page: 85

View: 2742

Aims to introduce students (including those with little or no prior experience of the field) to the worlds of Shakespeare and his theatre revealed in Hamlet. It begins by ‘Approaching Shakespeare’ as utterly a man of the theatre, a professional actor before he was a playwright and a resident dramatist who knew intimately the actors for whom he wrote. It continues by ‘Approaching Hamlet’ in that light, and as a revenge tragedy deliberately overloaded with complications. The middle chapters look in detail at the ‘Actors and Players’ of the drama, starting with the Ghost and ending with ‘the best actors in the world’, and at Shakespeare’s favourite ‘Acts and Devices’ as deployed within it. A final chapter considers Hamlet and Twelfth Night, written and premiered in close succession, as an unexpectedly resonant pair, a surprisingly funny revenge tragedy and a surprisingly bleak revenge comedy that for the first audiences would have complemented one another. The annotated Bibliography includes the current major editions of Hamlet, the major film-adaptations, and a selection of both the best criticism and the most useful websites.


A Complete Dictionary of All the English Words, Phrases and Constructions in the Works of the Poet

Author: Alexander Schmidt

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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The Revenger's Tragedy

Author: Cyril Tourneur

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803252844

Category: Fiction

Page: 130

View: 2937

"An intense and horrible view of life."--T. S. Eliot "This drama must now be acknowledged, for dramtic power, for coherence of structure, for astonishing compression and consistency of language, and for superb unity of tone, surpassed in the whole Elizabethan repertory by only the few greatest plays."--Lawrence J. Ross In the family of passions none is more patient than hate. This masterpiece of the Elizabethan stage, first published in 1607, is a study of debauchery, deep offense, and the high cost of revenge. It is often compared to Hamlet for its relentless tension and its lecherous royalty. Its protagonist, Vindice, is one of the most memorable characters in all of Renaissance theater, a murderer who will not let a single enemy remain alive.


Vollständiger englischer Sprachschatz mit allen Wörtern, Wendungen und Satzbildungen in den Werken des Dichters / A complete Dictionary of all the English words, phrases and constructions in the works of the poet

Author: Alexander Schmidt

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 311088254X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1494

View: 5213

This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

Titus Andronicus

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3843043663

Category: Drama

Page: 92

View: 7621

William Shakespeare: Titus Andronicus Erstmals ins Deutsche übersetzt von Johann Joachim Eschenburg (1777). Die vorliegende Übersetzung stammt von Wolf Graf Baudissin. Erstdruck in: Shakspeare's dramatische Werke. Übersetzt von August Wilhelm Schlegel. Ergänzt und erläutert von Ludwig Tieck, Bd. 6, Berlin (Georg Andreas Reimer) 1831. Vollständige Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2014. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: William Shakespeare: Sämtliche Werke in vier Bänden. Band 4, Herausgegeben von Anselm Schlösser. Berlin: Aufbau, 1975. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Ferdinand Bol, Titus Manlius Torquatus, 1663. Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 11 pt.



Author: Margaret Atwood

Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag

ISBN: 3641161436

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 1219

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.

Revenge Tragedy and the Drama of Commemoration in Reforming England

Author: Thomas Rist

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754661528

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 165

View: 6429

Considering major works by Kyd, Shakespeare, Middleton and Webster among others, this book transforms current understanding of early modern revenge tragedy. Revising the genre in light of historical revisions to England's Reformations, and with appropriate regard to the social history of the dead, it shows revenge tragedy is not a Reformist and anti-Catholic genre, but one rooted in traditional Catholic culture, thereby transforming understandings of the theatre of the age



Author: Stephanie Parris

Publisher: Limes Verlag

ISBN: 3641082382

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 5620

Ein grausamer Mordfall erschüttert den englischen Königshof ... England, 1583. Königin Elisabeths Herrschaft ist bedroht. Gerüchte gehen um, dass die katholische Maria Stuart, Elisabeths Cousine, auf den Thron gesetzt werden soll. Der Freigeist Giordano Bruno wird nach London geschickt, um Beweise für das Komplott zu finden. Doch dann wird eine der Ehrenjungfrauen der Königin ermordet aufgefunden. In den Händen hält sie einen Rosenkranz, ihr toter Körper ist mit okkulten Symbolen übersät. Ist schwarze Magie im Spiel? Oder hat der Mord etwas mit Elisabeth zu tun? Bruno ermittelt und verstrickt sich immer tiefer in höfische Intrigen und religiöse Verschwörungen ...