Brutus And Other Heroines

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Brutus And Other Heroines

Author : Harriet Walter
ISBN : 1848422938
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'A part we have played is like a person we once met, grew to know, became intimately enmeshed with and finally moved away from. Some of these characters remain friends, others are like ex-lovers with whom we no longer have anything in common. All of them bring something out in us that will never go back in the box.' In a varied and distinguished career, Harriet Walter has played almost all of Shakespeare's heroines, notably Ophelia, Helena, Portia, Viola, Imogen, Lady Macbeth, Beatrice and Cleopatra, mostly for the Royal Shakespeare Company. But where, she asks, does an actress go after playing Cleopatra's magnificent death? Why didn't Shakespeare write more - and more powerful - roles for mature women? For Walter, the solution was to ignore the dictates of centuries of tradition, and to begin playing the mature male characters. Her Brutus in an all-female Julius Caesar at the Donmar Warehouse was widely acclaimed, and was soon followed by Henry IV. What, she asks, can an actress bring to these roles - and is there any fundamental difference in the way they must be played? In Brutus and Other Heroines, Walter discusses each of these roles - both male and female - from the inside, explaining the particular choices she made in preparing and performing each character. Her extraordinarily perceptive and intimate accounts illuminate each play as a whole, offering a treasure trove of valuable insights for theatregoers, scholars and anyone interested in how the plays work on stage. Aspiring actors, too, will discover the many possibilities open to them in playing these magnificent roles. The book is an exploration of the Shakespearean canon through the eyes of a self-identified 'feminist actor' - but, above all, a remarkable account of an acting career unconstrained by tradition or expectations. It concludes with an affectionate rebuke to her beloved Will: 'I cannot imagine a world without you. I just wish you had put more women at the centre of your world/stage... I would love you to come back and do some rewrites.'

Boccaccio S Heroines

Author : Margaret Ann Franklin
ISBN : 0754653641
Genre : Art
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In this cross disciplinary study of a seminal work of literature and its broader cultural impact, Franklin shows that the stories in Boccaccio's Famous Women were used to promote social ideologies in both Renaissance Tuscany and the dynastic courts of northern Italy. She brings needed clarification to the text by demonstrating that the moral criteria Boccaccio used to judge the lives of legendary women-heroines and miscreants alike-were employed consistently to tackle the challenge that politically powerful women represented for the prevailing social order.
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Shakespeares Julius Caesar

Author : S.S. Agarwalla
ISBN : 817156514X
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Julius Caesar is one of the most popular plays of William Shakespeare, read, anno¬tated and played in schools and colleges in India. In India, the first edition of Julius Caesar was written by Sir Mark Hunter, in 1900, from Madras and Hugh Macmillan, writ

The Heroines Of History

Author : Mrs. Octavius Freire Owen
ISBN : KBNL:KBNL03000120361
Genre : Queens
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Heroines Of History

Author : Mary Elizabeth Hewitt
ISBN : UIUC:30112053914575
Genre : Women
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Harper S Weekly

Author : John Bonner
ISBN : UOM:39015014703303
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Lyric Poetry By Women Of The Italian Renaissance

Author : Virginia Cox
ISBN : 9781421409504
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Lyric Poetry by Women of the Italian Renaissance is the first modern anthology of verse by Italian women of this period to give a full representation of the richness and diversity of their output. Although familiar authors such as Vittoria Colonna, Gaspara Stampa, and Veronica Gambara are well represented, half of the fifty-four poets featured are unknown even to many specialists. Especially noteworthy is an extensive selection of verse from the period following 1560, which has received little or no critical attention. This later, strikingly experimental, proto-Baroque tradition of verse is reconstructed here for the first time. Virginia Cox creates both a scholarly teaching resource and a collection of poetry accessible to general readers with no previous knowledge of the Italian poetic tradition. Each poem is presented in its original language, accompanied by a translation and commentary. An introduction traces the history of Italian lyric poetry from the fifteenth to the seventeenth century. Cox also provides a guide to meter, rhythm, and rhyme, as well as a glossary of rhetorical terms and a biographical dictionary of authors. Organized thematically, this book offers poems about love, religion, and politics; verse addressed to patrons, friends, family, and places; and polemical and correspondence verse. Four languages are represented: Greek, Latin, literary Tuscan of various levels of standardization, and the stylized rustic dialect of pavan. The volume contains more than 200 poems, of which about a quarter have never before been published in a modern edition and more than a third have not previously been available in English translation. "Exhaustive and insightful... This is an amazing book, a major achievement in the field of women's studies."—Renaissance Quarterly, reviewing Women’s Writing in Italy, 1400–1650
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The Hunted Heroine And Other Stories

Author : Puzhankara Govindankutty Menon
ISBN : STANFORD:36105122711927
Genre : Short stories, Indic (English)
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