Twelfth Night

Or, What You Will

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107126274

Category: Drama

Page: 200

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The third New Cambridge edition of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, updated by Penny Gay for the contemporary student reader.

Twelfth Night, Or, What You Will

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192834157

Category: Drama

Page: 247

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Twelfth Night is one of the most popular of Shakespeare's plays in the modern theatre, and this edition places particular emphasis on its theatrical qualities throughout. Peopled with lovers misled either by disguises or their own natures, it combines lyrical melancholy with broad comedy. The introduction analyses its many views of love and the juxtaposition of joy and melancholy, while the detailed commentary pays particular attention to its linguistic subtleties. Music is particularly important in Twelfth Night, and this is the only modern edition to offer material for all the music required in a performance. James Walker has re-edited the existing music from the original sources, and where noe exists has composed settings compatible with the surviving originals.

Was ihr wollt

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849688372

Category: Drama

Page: 92

View: 1892

Viola hat ein Schiffsunglück vor der Küste Illyriens überlebt, bei dem ihr Zwillingsbruder Sebastian ums Leben gekommen zu sein scheint. Sie beschließt - als Knabe verkleidet - in die Dienste des Herzogs Orsino zu treten, der über Illyrien herrscht. Orsino ist unsterblich verliebt in die Gräfin Olivia, die aber aus Trauer um ihren verstorbenen Bruder sieben Jahre lang ihr Gesicht verschleiern und die Gesellschaft von Männern meiden will. Die als Mann verkleidete Viola, die sich jetzt Cesario nennt, gewinnt rasch die Gunst Orsinos und wird von ihm beauftragt, seine Liebesbotschaften an Olivia zu übermitteln ...

Twelfth Night: Language and Writing

Author: Frances E. Dolan

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472518322

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

View: 8351

Frances E. Dolan examines the puzzling pronouns and puns, the love poetry, mischief, and disguises of Twelfth Night, exploring its themes of grief, obsessive love, social climbing and gender identity, and helping you towards your own close-readings.

Anglia

Zeitschrift für englische Philologie

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Comparative linguistics

Page: N.A

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Twelfth Night

Author: Paul Edmondson

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137205628

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

View: 6180

This book opens up Twelfth Night as a play to see and hear, provides useful contextual and source material, and considers the critical and theatrical reception over four centuries. A detailed performance commentary brings to life the many moods of Shakespeare's subtle but robust humour. Students are encouraged to imagine the theatrical challenges of Shakespeare's Illyria afresh for themselves, as well as the thought, creative responses and wonder it has provoked.

Twelfth Night

New Critical Essays

Author: James Schiffer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 041597335X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 286

View: 2940

This volume in the Shakespeare Criticism series offers a range of approaches to Twelfth Night, including its critical reception, performance history, and relation to early modern culture. James Schiffer's extensive introduction surveys the play's critical reception and performance history, while individual essays explore a variety of topics relevant to a full appreciation of the play: early modern notions of love, friendship, sexuality, madness, festive ritual, exoticism, social mobility, and detection. The contributors approach these topics from a variety of perspectives, such as new critical, new historicist, cultural materialist, feminist and queer theory, and performance criticism, occasionally combining several approaches within a single essay. The new essays from leading figures in the field explore and extend the key debates surrounding Twelfth Night, creating the ideal book for readers approaching this text for the first time or wishing to further their knowledge of this stimulating, much loved play.

Theatre and Testimony in Shakespeare's England

A Culture of Mediation

Author: Holger Schott Syme

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139503405

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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Holger Syme presents a radically new explanation for the theatre's importance in Shakespeare's time. He portrays early modern England as a culture of mediation, dominated by transactions in which one person stood in for another, giving voice to absent speakers or bringing past events to life. No art form related more immediately to this culture than the theatre. Arguing against the influential view that the period underwent a crisis of representation, Syme draws upon extensive archival research in the fields of law, demonology, historiography and science to trace a pervasive conviction that testimony and report, delivered by properly authorised figures, provided access to truth. Through detailed close readings of plays by Ben Jonson and William Shakespeare - in particular Volpone, Richard II and The Winter's Tale - and analyses of criminal trial procedures, the book constructs a revisionist account of the nature of representation on the early modern stage.

Der Sturm

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849688607

Category: Drama

Page: 88

View: 3634

“Der Sturm” ist das letzte Theaterstück, das Shakespeare geschrieben hat. Erzählt wird die Geschichte des Zauberers und Herzogs von Mailand Prospero und dessen Tochter Miranda, die auf einer Insel gestrandet sind. Beide mussten vor Prosperos Bruder Antonio fliehen, der Mailand angegriffen hatte. Nun herrscht Prospero über den Luftgeist Ariel, den er aus einer gespaltenen Kiefer befreite, in die ihn Caliban, der Sohn der Hexe Sycorax, verflucht hatte.