Introducing Shakespeare

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Introducing Shakespeare

Author : Nick Groom
ISBN : 9781848318823
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Shakespeare's absolute pre-eminence is simply unparalleled. His plays pack theatres and provide Hollywood with block-buster scripts; his works inspire mountains of scholarship and criticism every year. He has given us many of the very words we speak, and even some of the thoughts we think. Nick Groom and Piero explore how Shakespeare became so famous and influential, and why he is still widely considered the greatest writer ever. They investigate how the Bard has been worshipped at different times and in different places, used and abused to cultural and political ends, and the roots of intense controversies which have surrounded his work. Much more than a biography or a guide to his plays and sonnets, Introducing Shakespeare is a tour through the world of Will and concludes that even after centuries, Shakespeare remains the battlefield on which our very comprehension of humanity is being fought out.
Category: Literary Criticism

Introducing Shakespeare S Tragedies

Author : Victor Cahn
ISBN : 9781475836110
Genre : Education
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This guide for instructors of Shakespeare examines six of his most familiar tragedies, with the goal of inspiring students who are largely unfamiliar with them. Proceeding scene by scene through each play, Cahn focuses on character, language, and theme to help students appreciate that these works’ issues and implications remain universal.
Category: Education

Introducing Shakespeare S Comedies Histories And Romances

Author : Victor Cahn
ISBN : 9781475838008
Genre : Education
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This guide for instructors of Shakespeare examines seven of his most familiar plays, with the goal of inspiring students who are largely unfamiliar with them. Proceeding scene by scene through each work, Cahn focuses on character, language, and theme to help students appreciate that these plays’ issues and implications remain universal.
Category: Education

Shakespeare For Young People

Author : Abigail Rokison-Woodall
ISBN : 9781441175298
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The search to find engaging and inspiring ways to introduce children and young adults to Shakespeare has resulted in a wide variety of approaches to producing and adapting Shakespeare's plays and the stories and characters at their heart. This book explores the range of productions, versions, and adaptations of Shakespeare aimed particularly at children or young people. It is the only comprehensive overview of its kind, engaging with a range of genres - drama, prose narrative, television and film - and including both British and international examples. Abigail Rokison covers stage and screen productions, shortened versions, prose narratives and picture books (including Manga), animations and original novels, plays and films rewriting Shakespeare. The book combines an informative guide to the productions and adaptations discussed with critical analysis of their relative strengths. It also has a practical focus including quotes from directors, actors, writers, teachers and young people who worked on or experienced the projects discussed.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Cambridge Introduction To Shakespeare

Author : Emma Smith
ISBN : 9781139462396
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This lively and innovative introduction to Shakespeare promotes active engagement with the plays, rather than recycling factual information. Covering a range of texts, it is divided into seven subject-based chapters: Character; Performance; Texts; Language; Structure; Sources and History, and it does not assume any prior knowledge. Instead, it develops ways of thinking and provides the reader with resources for independent research through the 'Where next?' sections at the end of each chapter. The book draws on scholarship without being overwhelmed by it, and unlike other introductory guides to Shakespeare it emphasizes that there is space for new and fresh thinking by students and readers, even on the most-studied and familiar plays.
Category: Literary Criticism

William Shakespeare A Very Short Introduction

Author : Stanley Wells
ISBN : 9780191028694
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In this new offering from Stanley Wells, the pre-eminent Shakespearian scholar, comes a Very Short Introduction to the life and writings of the world's greatest and best-known dramatists: William Shakespeare. Looking at his early life and education, Wells explores Shakespeare's social and intellectual background and the literary traditions on which Shakespeare drew. Examining the theatres and theatrical profession of the time, he also considers how Shakespeare experienced this world, both as an actor and as a writer. Examining Shakespeare's narrative poems, sonnets, and all of his plays, Wells outlines their sources, style, and originality over the course of Shakespeare's career, to consider the fundamental impact his work has had for subsequent generations. Written with enthusiasm and flair by a scholar who has devoted a lifetime to the study of Shakespeare and his works, this is an engaging and authoritative introduction. 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.
Category: Literary Criticism

An Introduction To Shakespeare S Poems

Author : Peter Hyland
ISBN : 9780230802407
Genre : Literary Criticism
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An Introduction to Shakespeare's Poems provides a lively and informed examination of Shakespeare's non-dramatic poetry: the narrative poems Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece; the Sonnets; and various minor poems, including some only recently attributed to Shakespeare. Peter Hyland locates Shakespeare as a sceptical voice within the turbulent social context in which Elizabethan professional poets had to work, and relates his poems to the tastes, values and political pressures of his time. Hyland also explores how Shakespeare's poetry can be of interest to twenty-first century readers.
Category: Literary Criticism

Shakespeare For All The Primary School

Author : Maurice Gilmour
ISBN : 9781474247603
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book focuses on teaching Shakespeare to young pupils and deals with issues of interest to all educationalists. It raises questions about the general content of the primary curriculum while underlining the range of teaching strategies which are available to teachers wishing to convey complex ideas to children of all ages and abilities.
Category: Literary Criticism

Weekly Reader S Read Magazine Presents Simply Shakespeare

Author : Jennifer L. Kroll
ISBN : 1563089467
Genre : Education
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Thirteen scripts from Weekly Reader's Read magazine feature age-appropriate play adaptations from some of Shakespeare's greatest and best-known works.
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Introducing Shakespeare

Author : George Bagshawe Harrison
ISBN : STANFORD:36105010680200
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Shakespeare

Author : George Ian Duthie
ISBN : 9781136559648
Genre : Literary Criticism
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First published in 1951. 'The book has the sterling qualities of shrewd sense and acumen that mark the 'rational' classical school of Shakespeare criticism.' Notes and Queries 'Professor Duthie's approach is direct and extremely objective. With no axe to grind, he pays impartial court to most of the great schools of Shakespearian criticism.' Cambridge Daily News 'Professor Duthie has much to say that is wise and judicious'. Times Literary Supplement. Contents include: Shakespeare's Characters and Truth to Life; Shakespeare and the Order-Disorder Antithesis; Comedy; Imaginative Interpretation and Troilus and Cressida; History; Tragedy; The Last Plays.
Category: Literary Criticism

Hamlet Manual

Author : Jonnie Patricia Mobley
ISBN : 9780787780319
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 81.91 MB
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Make Shakespeare?s Hamlet come alive for your students! This manual is filled with background information on Shakespeare and his theatre, suggestions for teaching and producing the play, summaries of every scene, and questions and answers for every act. You?ll also find an annotated bibliography, a guide to pronouncing proper names, a Shakespearean time line, and a glossary of terms. For the best experience, use this manual alongside the Access to Shakespeare edition of Hamlet.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

A Midsummer Night S Dream Manual Enhanced Ebook

Author : William Shakespeare
ISBN : 9781429117821
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 23.43 MB
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This manual offers a wealth of instructional tools, including background information on Shakespeare's sources, his life, his theater, and stage directions; suggestions for teaching the play; detailed summaries of every scene; questions and answers for every act; an annotated bibliography; a guide to pronouncing proper names; a Shakespearean time line; and and alphabetical glossary of terms.
Category: Literary Criticism

Julius Caesar Manual

Author : Jonnie Patricia Mobley
ISBN : 9780787780333
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 48.59 MB
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Make Shakespeare?s Julius Caesar come alive for your students! This manual is filled with background information on Shakespeare and his theatre, suggestions for teaching and producing the play, summaries of every scene, and questions and answers for every act. You?ll also find an annotated bibliography, a guide to pronouncing proper names, a Shakespearean time line, and a glossary of terms. For the best experience, use this manual alongside the Access to Shakespeare edition of Julius Caesar.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Romeo And Juliet Manual Enhanced Ebook

Author : William Shakespeare
ISBN : 9781429117845
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 39.11 MB
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This manual offers a wealth of instructional tools, including background information on Shakespeare's sources, his life, his theater, and stage directions; suggestions for teaching the play; detailed summaries of every scene; questions and answers for every act; an annotated bibliography; a guide to pronouncing proper names; a Shakespearean time line; and and alphabetical glossary of terms.
Category: Literary Criticism

Shakespeare For All Secondary

Author : Maurice Gilmour
ISBN : 9780304339167
Genre : Literary Criticism
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An account of the RSA Shakespeare in Schools project, which demonstrates that Shakespeare can be made accessible to students of all abilities from the age of 5 upwards. The book provides accounts of performances of Shakespeare plays at a number of secondary schools, and includes illustrated explorations of topics ranging from language to villains. It links the use of Shakespeare to the National Curriculum, emphasizing the fact that Shakespeare can be fun, even for very young students. The book has a companion Primary level volume.
Category: Literary Criticism