Shakespeare's Sonnets


Author: Katherine Duncan-Jones

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408143550

Category: Drama

Page: 512

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Shakespeare's Sonnets are universally loved and much-quoted throughout the world. First published in 1997 to much critical acclaim, the Sonnets has been a consistent best-seller in the Arden Shakespeare series. Katherine Duncan-Jones tackles the controversies and mysteries surrounding these beautiful poems head on, and explores the issues of sexuality to be found in them, making this a truly modern edition for today's readers and students. This revised edition has been updated and corrected in the light of new scholarship and critical thinking since its first publication.

The Arden Shakespeare Book Of Quotations From Songs & Sonnets

Author: William Shakespeare,Jane Armstrong

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781903436547

Category: Drama

Page: 48

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If you love the beauty of Shakespeare's poetry If you are looking for the right thing to write to a special person If you are looking for that perfect phrase that expresses your thoughts better than you can Then The Arden Shakespeare Book of Quotations from the Songs and Sonnets is for you. Gathered here are selections from Shakespeare's most beautiful poetry on love, nature and existence, from the intensity of the sonnets to the ravishing and airy beauty of the songs.

Othello, der Mohr Von Venedig. Ueber Shakespear

Aus: [Dramatische Werke] Shakespear's Dramatische Werke

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter



Page: 308

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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. 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.

Arden Shakespeare Complete Works

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408198789

Category: Drama

Page: 1360

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This revised edition of the Arden Shakespeare Complete Works includes the full text of Double Falsehood, which was published in the Arden Third series to critical acclaim in 2010. The play is an eighteenth century rewrite of Shakespeare's "lost" play Cardenio and as such is a fascinating testament to the original. A short introduction outlines its complex textual history and the arguments for including it within the Shakespeare canon. The Complete Works contains the texts of all Shakespeare's plays, poems and sonnets, edited by leading Shakespeare scholars for the renowned Arden series. A general introduction gives the reader an overall view of how and why Shakespeare has become such an influential cultural icon, and how perceptions of his work have changed in the intervening four centuries. The introduction summarises the known facts about the dramatist's life, his reading and use of sources, and the nature of theatrical performance during his lifetime. Brief introductions to each play, written specially for this volume by the Arden General Editors, discuss the date and contemporary context of the play, its position within Shakespeare's oeuvre, and its subsequent performance history. An extensive glossary explains vocabulary which may be unfamiliar to modern readers.

Shakespeare's Sonnets

Gift Edition

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare

ISBN: 9781408128985

Category: Drama

Page: 176

View: 9575

This gift edtion is a small format hardcover, almost diary-like with a sewn-in book ribbon and a bookplate page featuring Shakespeare's most-quoted sonnets, some of the most beautiful and moving poems in English literature. Dealing with love, beauty and the effects of time, Shakespeare's evocative words such as "Shall I compare theee to a summer's day?" speak to us as directly now as to Elizabethan readers centuries ago. The Arden Shakespeare is the most authoritative texts and this edtion is a must-have for all lovers of great literature.

Sonnets and Other Poems

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230576249

Category: Drama

Page: 384

View: 5820

A fresh new edition of Shakespeare's sonnets and poems, developed by and for the RSC

Shakespeare and Domestic Life

A Dictionary

Author: Sandra Clark

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472581814

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 456

View: 6252

This dictionary explores the language of domestic life found in Shakespeare's work and seeks to demonstrate the meanings he attaches to it through his uses of it in particular contexts. "Domestic life" covers a range of topics: the language of the household, clothing, food, family relationships and duties; household practices, the architecture of the home, and all that conditions and governs the life of the home. The dictionary draws on recent cultural materialist research to provide in-depth definitions of the domestic language and life in Shakespeare's works, creating a richly rewarding and informative reference tool for upper level students and scholars.

Ungentle Shakespeare

Scenes from His Life

Author: Katherine Duncan-Jones

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781903436264

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 322

View: 2028

Explores the life and career of Shakespeare in the context of his environment, examining both the facts of his life and the events and people surrounding him.

Shakespeare: An Ungentle Life

Author: Katherine Duncan-Jones

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408138069

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

View: 7300

'[A] deeply considered and stimulating book, informed throughout by the author's intimate knowledge of the literature and society of Shakespeare's age... ' Stanley Wells, TLS 'It is unquestionably the best Shakespearean biography of the new century' Jonathan Bate, Sunday Telegraph This major biography of Shakespeare was first published in 2001 to great critical acclaim. It remains highly regarded and much cited by critics and scholars. Its author, Katherine Duncan Jones was an advisor to William Boyd for his film about Shakespeare's life (A Waste of Shame). The book shows Shakespeare as a man among men and a writer among writers. He lives in a congested city, where he encounters disease, debt and cut-throat competition. His brilliance often makes him the object of envy and malice rather than adulation. He is a shrewd purchaser of property and shows no inclination to divert any of his wealth to charitable or altruistic ends. He appears to be more interested in relationships with well-born young men than with women. Duncan Jones takes us through the complexities of life in late Elizabethan and early Jacobean England in a compelling well-told story. For this paperback reissue, the author has written a new Preface, detailing some of the recent debates about Shakespeare's biography and identity.

Shakespeare, National Poet-Playwright

Author: Patrick Cheney,Patrick Gerard Cheney

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521839235

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 319

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Shakespeare, National Poet-Playwright is an important book which reassesses Shakespeare as a poet and dramatist. Patrick Cheney contests critical preoccupation with Shakespeare as 'a man of the theatre' by recovering his original standing as an early modern author: he is a working dramatist who composes some of the most extraordinary poems in English. The book accounts for this form of authorship by reconstructing the historical preconditions for its emergence, in England as in Europe, including the building of the commercial theatres and the consolidation of the printing press. Cheney traces the literary origin to Shakespeare's favourite author, Ovid, who wrote the Amores and Metamorphoses alongside the tragedy Medea. Cheney also examines Shakespeare's literary relations with his contemporary authors Edmund Spenser and Christopher Marlowe. The book concentrates on Shakespeare's freestanding poems, but makes frequent reference to the plays, and ranges widely through the work of other Renaissance writers.


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Shakespeare's Sonnets and Poems: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Jonathan F. S. Post

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019102709X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 144

View: 6747

Not for nothing is William Shakespeare considered possibly the most famous writer in history; his works have had a lasting effect on culture, vocabularies, and art. His plays contain some of our most well-known lines (how often have you heard the phrase 'To be or not to be'?), yet whilst his poems may often feel less familiar than his plays they have also seeped into our cultural history (who has not heard of ''Shall I compare thee to a summer's day'?). In this Very Short Introduction Jonathan Post introduces all of Shakespeare's poetry: the Sonnets; the two great narrative poems, Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece; A Lover's Complaint; and The Phoenix and Turtle. Describing Shakespeare's double identity as both poet and playwright, in conjunction with several of his contemporaries, Post evaluates the reciprocal advantages as well as the different strategies and strains that came with writing for the stage and the page. Tackling the debates surrounding the disputed authorship of Shakespeare's poems, he also considers the printing history of Shakespeare's canon, and the genres favoured by the bard. Exploring their reception, both with contemporary audiences and through the ages until today, Post explores the core themes of love and lust, and analyzes how the sonnets compare with other great love poetry of the English Renaissance. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

The Sonnets

Author: William Shakespeare,G. Blakemore Evans

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521678374

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 277

View: 3944

Updated edition of Shakespeare's Sonnets, with an introduction by Stephen Orgel.

Shakespeare's Sonnets

An Original-Spelling Text

Author: Paul Hammond

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780199642076

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 512

View: 8232

Shakespeare's Sonnets are the most famous and controversial love poems in the English language. This book is both an edition of these poems and a guide to how to read them. It provides an original-spelling text, and prints the poems as they appeared in the first edition, Shake-speares Sonnets (1609).

Stylistics and Shakespeare's Language

Transdisciplinary Approaches

Author: Mireille Ravassat,Jonathan Culpeper

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441184279

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

View: 2793

This innovative volume testifies to the current revived interest in Shakespeare's language and style and opens up new and captivating vistas of investigation. Transcending old boundaries between literary and linguistic studies, this engaging collaborative book comes up with an original array of theoretical approaches and new findings. The chapters in the collection capture a rich diversity of points of view and cover such fields as lexicography, versification, dramaturgy, rhetorical analyses, cognitive and computational corpus-based stylistic studies, offering a holistic vision of Shakespeare's uses of language. The perspective is deliberately broad, confronting ideas and visions at the intersection of various techniques of textual investigation. Such novel explorations of Shakespeare's multifarious artistry and amazing inventiveness in his use of language will cater for a broad range of readers, from undergraduates, postgraduates, scholars and researchers, to poetry and theatre lovers alike.

Male Friendship in Shakespeare and his Contemporaries

Author: Thomas MacFaul

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139464418

Category: Literary Criticism

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Renaissance Humanism developed a fantasy of friendship in which men can be absolutely equal to one another, but Shakespeare and other dramatists quickly saw through this rhetoric and developed their own ideas about friendship more firmly based on a respect for human difference. They created a series of brilliant and varied fictions for human connection, as often antagonistic as sympathetic, using these as a means for individuals to assert themselves in the face of social domination. Whilst the fantasy of equal and permanent friendship shaped their thinking, dramatists used friendship most effectively as a way of shaping individuality and its limitations. Dealing with a wide range of Shakespeare's plays and poems, and with many works of his contemporaries, this study gives readers a deeper insight into a crucial aspect of Shakespeare's culture and his use of it in art.