Shakespeare s EnglishShakespeare s English

Ithaseven been rendered into English, as honorificabilitudinity (a wonderful word for Scrabble players, but unfortunately the board is not big enough). Try looking for the Latin version on an internet search engine.

Author: Keith Johnson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317860655


Page: 336

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Shakespeare's English: A Practical Linguistic Guide provides students with a solid grounding for understanding the language of Shakespeare and its place within the development of English. With a prime focus on Shakespeare and his works, Keith Johnson covers all aspects of his language (vocabulary, grammar, sounds, rhetorical structure etc.), and gives illuminating background information on the linguistic context of the Elizabethan Age. As well as providing a unique introduction to the subject, Johnson encourages a "hands-on" approach, guiding students, through the use of activities, towards an understanding of how Shakespeare's English works. This book offers: · A unique approach to the study of Early Modern English which enables students to engage independently with the topic · Clear and engagingly written explanations of linguistic concepts · Plentiful examples and activities, including suggestions for further work · A glossary, further reading suggestions and guidance to relevant websites Shakespeare's English is perfect for undergraduate students following courses that combine English language, linguistics and literature, or anyone with an interest in knowing more about the language with which Shakespeare worked his literary magic.

Mistress ShakespeareMistress Shakespeare

... I was snared by the speeches, the wonderful words, words, words. Henry VIII's first wife, Queen Catherine, “like a jewel hung twenty years about his neck,” was about to be replaced by his second wife, the enticing Anne Boleyn.

Author: Karen Harper

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440697722


Page: 448

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A bold and intriguing novel about the woman who was William Shakespeare's secret wife from New York Times bestselling author Karen Harper. As historical records show, Anne Whateley of Temple Grafton was betrothed to William Shakespeare just days before he was forced to wed the pregnant Anne Hathaway. Here, Anne Whateley takes up her pen to tell the intimate story of her daring life with Will. Obliged to acknowledge Will's publicly sanctioned marriage, Anne Whateley nevertheless follows him from rural Stratford-Upon-Avon to teeming London, where they honor their secret union, the coming together of two passionate souls. Persecution and plague, insurrection and inferno, friends and foes all play parts in Anne's lively tale. Spanning half a century of Elizabethan and Jacobean history, and sweeping from the lowest reaches of society to the royal court, this richly textured novel tells the real story of Shakespeare in love.

Clues to Acting Shakespeare Third Edition Clues to Acting Shakespeare Third Edition

And you're not using some of the wonderful words—like “foul,” and “graceless,” and “traitor.” And the other two men are standing by your husband with their hands out, ready to win the “one hundred crowns” bet.

Author: Wesley Van Tassel

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781621536635


Page: 502

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“A workhorse of a book! Beautifully conceived and executed. Clues to Acting Shakespeare is a no-brainer purchase for acting collections in all libraries.” —Library JournalClues to Acting Shakespeare has become a popular guide for actors, directors, teachers and Shakespeare enthusiasts, selling over 15,000 copies of previous editions. This third edition retains the second edition’s unique solutions to challenges that face directors and actors at advanced levels and is expanded to include an entirely new section for amateur and community theatre groups. In this new edition, readers will be delighted to find: New section to aid community theatres to perform Shakespeare’s plays, including five recorded workshops of community theatre actors coached and trained by the author Updates to the successful sections on training student actors (MFA and BFA programs), and professional actors (including audition tips)—highlighted by twenty author-coached workshops with professional and advanced student actors Improved section for teachers of high school and child actors with worksheets and sample lesson plans New exercises and resources for all levels of acting and production To aid professionals, Clues to Acting Shakespeare offers a one-day brush-up for auditions and preparation to play Shakespeare immediately. Text analysis, character studies, and both classical British training and American methods are explored. The exercises and recorded workshops provide inspiring advice to all actors and demonstrate concepts discussed throughout the book. The critical skills required for acting Shakespeare, including scansion, phrasing, caesura, breathing, speech structure, antithesis, and more are covered in detail. The comprehensive exercises using the Bard’s plays and sonnets teach actors to break down the verse, support the words, understand the imagery, and use the text to create vibrant performances.

A C Bradley on Shakespeare s TragediesA C Bradley on Shakespeare s Tragedies

The feeling of insecurity is due to the excess of joy, as in the wonderful words after he rejoins Desdemona at Cyprus (II.i.191): If it were now to die, 'Twere now to be most happy: for, I fear My soul hath her content so absolute That ...

Author: John Russell-Brown

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350316652


Page: 176

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This guide helps students navigate A.C. Bradley's classic text, while providing an important commentary on the value of Bradley's approach and how it can be adapted to present-day interests. John Russell Brown highlights the advantages of understanding Bradley's methods and provides major insights for any student of Shakespeare.

The Unconscious in Shakespeare s PlaysThe Unconscious in Shakespeare s Plays

Now that Antony is reunited with Cleopatra, Shakespeare introduces us to a neurotic Antony. He can fight Octavius Caesar either by land or by sea. ... (III.xi.42–43) The wonderful word “unqualitied”, meaning to lose one's quality ...

Author: Martin S. Bergmann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429922602


Page: 294

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Just as concerts emerge from the interaction of many instruments, so our understanding of Shakespeare is enriched by different approaches to him. Psychoanalysis assumes that creative writers have the need to both reveal and conceal their own inner conflicts in their works. They leave residues in their works that, if we pay attention, can become building blocks that reveal aspects of the unconscious. Readers may find that the questions raised add to the pleasure of reading Shakespeare and that they deepens their understanding of his plays. Topics covered include the pivotal position of Hamlet, the poet and his calling, the Oedipus complex, intrapsychic conflict, the battle against paranoia and the homosexual compromise. By using psychoanalytic techniques in analyzing his plays and characters, the author reveals more about Shakespeare's hidden motivations and mental health.

A Reader Friendly Biography of William ShakespeareA Reader Friendly Biography of William Shakespeare

Probably it's just the legal jargon which makes it sound so cold, something of an anti-climax after all the wonderful words written by Will. By necessity, wills are not emotional documents, though the legal-speak can be softened by ...

Author: Miranda M. Howarth M.A.

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781728386102


Page: 232

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This book is for everyone who wants to discover more about the double life of Will Shakespeare. He was born in the middle of the 16th century, in the middle of England, in the middle of turbulent times. He wasn’t a posh boy, but a provincial parvenu who took the new London theatre-world by storm. Find out how he did it!

Shakespeare Survey Volume 54 Shakespeare and ReligionsShakespeare Survey Volume 54 Shakespeare and Religions

Much more famously , of course , in later history , the England of this period comes to be known for the plays of Shakespeare ; and Shakespeare is renowned above all with later readers and audiences for his words .

Author: Peter Holland

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521803411


Page: 372

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Shakespeare Survey is a yearbook of Shakespeare studies and production. Since 1948 Survey has published the best international scholarship in English and many of its essays have become classics of Shakespeare criticism. Each volume is devoted to a theme, or play, or group of plays; each also contains a section of reviews of the previous year's textual and critical studies and of major British performances. The books are illustrated with a variety of Shakespearean images and production photographs. The current editor of Survey is Peter Holland. The first eighteen volumes were edited by Allardyce Nicoll, numbers 19-33 by Kenneth Muir and numbers 34-52 by Stanley Wells. The virtues of accessible scholarship and a keen interest in performance, from Shakespeare's time to our own, have characterised the journal from the start. For the first time, numbers 1-50 are being reissued in paperback, available separately and as a set

Shakespeare s Ghost WritersShakespeare s Ghost Writers

The wonderful word defeature means both " undoing , ruin " and " disfigurement ; defacement ; marring of features " ( OED ) . In The Comedy of Errors it is twice used to describe the change of appearance wrought by age upon the face ...

Author: Marjorie B. Garber

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415918693


Page: 203

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This collection of essays and reviews represents the most significant and comprehensive writing on Shakespeare's A Comedy of Errors. Miola's edited work also features a comprehensive critical history, coupled with a full bibliography and photographs of major productions of the play from around the world. In the collection, there are five previously unpublished essays. The topics covered in these new essays are women in the play, the play's debt to contemporary theater, its critical and performance histories in Germany and Japan, the metrical variety of the play, and the distinctly modern perspective on the play as containing dark and disturbing elements. To compliment these new essays, the collection features significant scholarship and commentary on The Comedy of Errors that is published in obscure and difficulty accessible journals, newspapers, and other sources. This collection brings together these essays for the first time.

Shakespeare s EarShakespeare s Ear

Aeschylus is one of the great tragedians (how's that for a wonderful word?) of ancient Greece. Credited as the “father of tragedy,” he is said to have written as many as ninety plays, but alas, only seven of them have survived, ...

Author: Tim Rayborn

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 9781510719583


Page: 280

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A “page-turningly entertaining” history of scandals and skulduggery onstage and off (William Lyons, historical adviser for Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre). Filled with fact, folklore, and stories of revenge, murder, affairs, and persecution, Shakespeare’s Ear shows that in the world of theater, the drama can be just as intense behind the scenes. Learn about: An ancient Greek writer of tragedies who dies when an eagle drops a tortoise on his head A sixteenth-century English playwright who lives a double life as a spy and perishes horribly A small Parisian theater where grisly horrors unfold on stage The gold earring that Shakespeare wears in the Chandos portrait, and its connections to bohemians and pirates of the time Journey back to see theatrical shenanigans from the ancient Near East, explore the violent plays of ancient Greece and Rome, revel in the Elizabethan and Jacobean golden age of bloodthirsty drama, delight in the zany and subversive antics of the Commedia dell’arte, and tremble at ghostly incursions into playhouses. Here you will find many fine examples of playwrights, actors, and audiences alike being horrible to each other over the centuries.