2020-11-26

The Arden Research Handbook of Shakespeare and Social Justice

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  • Full Title : The Arden Research Handbook of Shakespeare and Social Justice
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1350140376
  • Pages : 352
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  • Language : English
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The Arden Research Handbook of Shakespeare and Social Justice is a wide-ranging, authoritative guide to research on Shakespeare and issues of social justice and arts activism by an international team of leading scholars, directors, arts activists, and educators. Across four sections it explores the relevance and responsibility of art to the real world ? to the significant teaching and learning, performance and practice, theory and economies that not only expand the discussion of literature and theatre, but also open the gates of engagement between the life of the mind and lived experience. The collection draws from noted scholars, writers and practitioners from around the globe to assert the power of art to question, disrupt and re-invigorate both the ties that bind and the barriers that divide us. A series of interviews with theatre practitioners and scholars opens the volume, establishing an initial portfolio of areas for research, exploration, and change. In Section 2 'The Practice of Shakespeare and Social Justice' contributors examine Shakespeare's place and possibilities in intervening on issues of race, class, gender and sexuality. Section 3 'The Performance of Shakespeare and Social Justice' traces Shakespeare and social justice in multiple global contexts; engaging productions grounded in the politics of Mexico, India, South Africa, China and aspects of Asian politics broadly, this section illuminates the burgeoning field of global production while keeping as a priority the political structures that make advocacy and resistance possible. The last section on 'Economies of Shakespeare' describes socio-economic and community issues that come to light in Shakespeare, and their potential to catalyse ongoing discussion and change in respect to wealth, distribution, equity, and humanity. An annotated bibliography provides further guidance to those researching the subject.


2021-03-25

The Arden Research Handbook of Shakespeare and Textual Studies

By Lukas Erne
  • Full Title : The Arden Research Handbook of Shakespeare and Textual Studies
  • Author : Lukas Erne
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1350080659
  • Pages : 408
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  • Language : English
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The Arden Research Handbook of Shakespeare and Textual Studies is a wide-ranging, authoritative guide to research on Shakespeare and textual studies by an international team of leading scholars. It contains chapters on all the major areas of current research, notably the Shakespeare manuscripts; the printed text and paratext in Shakespeare's early playbooks and poetry books; Shakespeare's place in the early modern book trade; Shakespeare's early readers, users, and collectors; the constitution and evolution of the Shakespeare canon from the sixteenth to the twenty-first century; Shakespeare's editors from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century; and the modern editorial reproduction of Shakespeare. The Handbook also devotes separate chapters to new directions and developments in research in the field, specifically in the areas of digital editing and of authorship attribution methodologies. In addition, the Companion contains various sections that provide non-specialists with practical help: an A-Z of key terms and concepts, a guide to research methods and problems, a chronology of major publications and events, an introduction to resources for study of the field, and a substantial annotated bibliography. The Arden Research Handbook of Shakespeare and Textual Studies is a reference work aimed at advanced undergraduate and graduate students as well as scholars and libraries, a guide to beginning or developing research in the field, an essential companion for all those interested in Shakespeare and textual studies.


2021-03-25

The Arden Research Handbook of Shakespeare and Contemporary Performance

By Peter Kirwan,Kathryn Prince
  • Full Title : The Arden Research Handbook of Shakespeare and Contemporary Performance
  • Author : Peter Kirwan,Kathryn Prince
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1350080683
  • Pages : 416
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  • Language : English
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The Arden Research Handbook of Shakespeare and Contemporary Performance is a wide-ranging, authoritative guide to research on Shakespeare and performance studies by an international team of leading scholars. It contains chapters on the key methods and questions surrounding the performance event, the audience, and the archive – the primary sources on which performance studies draws. It identifies the recurring trends and fruitful lines of inquiry that are generating the most urgent work in the field, but also contextualises these within the histories and methods on which researchers build. A central section of research-focused essays offers case studies of present areas of enquiry, from new approaches to space, bodies and language to work on the technologies of remediation and original practices, from consideration of fandoms and the cultural capital invested in Shakespeare and his contemporaries to political and ethical interventions in performance practice. A distinctive feature of the volume is a curated section focusing on practitioners, in which leading directors, writers, actors, producers, and other theatre professionals comment on Shakespeare in performance and what they see as the key areas, challenges and provocations for researchers to explore. In addition, the Handbook contains various sections that provide non-specialists with practical help: an A-Z of key terms and concepts, a guide to research methods and problems, a chronology of major publications and events, an introduction to resources for study of the field, and a substantial annotated bibliography. The Arden Research Handbook of Shakespeare and Contemporary Performance is a reference work aimed at advanced undergraduate and graduate students as well as scholars and libraries, a guide to beginning or developing research in the field, and an essential companion for all those interested in Shakespeare and performance.


2020-10-15

The Arden Research Handbook of Contemporary Shakespeare Criticism

By Evelyn Gajowski
  • Full Title : The Arden Research Handbook of Contemporary Shakespeare Criticism
  • Author : Evelyn Gajowski
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1350093246
  • Pages : 392
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  • Language : English
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The Arden Research Handbook of Contemporary Shakespeare Criticism is a wide-ranging, authoritative guide to research on critical approaches to Shakespeare by an international team of leading scholars. It contains chapters on 20 specific critical practices, each grounded in analysis of a Shakespeare play. These practices range from foundational approaches including character studies, close reading and genre studies, through those that emerged in the 1970s and 1980s that challenged the preconceptions on which traditional liberal humanism is based, including feminism, cultural materialism and new historicism. Perspectives drawn from postcolonial, queer studies and critical race studies, besides more recent critical practices including presentism, ecofeminism and cognitive ethology all receive detailed treatment. In addition to its coverage of distinct critical approaches, the handbook contains various sections that provide non-specialists with practical help: an A–Z glossary of key terms and concepts, a chronology of major publications and events, an introduction to resources for study of the field and a substantial annotated bibliography.


2021-07-29

Shakespearean Tragedy

By Kiernan Ryan
  • Full Title : Shakespearean Tragedy
  • Author : Kiernan Ryan
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1472587006
  • Pages : 312
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  • Language : English
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This ground-breaking book reveals the prophetic, revolutionary vision that drives Shakespeare's tragedies, tracing its unbroken development from its beginnings in the Henry VI plays and Shakespeare's first tragedy, Titus Andronicus, right through to his last, Coriolanus. The four full-length studies at the heart of the book focus in depth on Shakespeare's four greatest tragedies: Hamlet, Othello, King Lear and Macbeth. Shakespearean Tragedy engages with each of these titanic masterpieces as a singular, complete work of dramatic art with its own distinctive concerns and critical challenges, but with the same unmistakably Shakespearean tragic vision at its core. Through compelling new readings of the plays, grounded in close analysis of their language and form, Kiernan Ryan shows how Shakespeare dramatizes the tragic realities of his world from the standpoint of the transfigured future that our world still awaits.


2017-02-23

Shakespeare and Ecofeminist Theory

By Jennifer Munroe,Rebecca Laroche
  • Full Title : Shakespeare and Ecofeminist Theory
  • Author : Jennifer Munroe,Rebecca Laroche
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1472590473
  • Pages : 216
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  • Language : English
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Ecofeminism has been an important field of theory in philosophy and environmental studies for decades. It takes as its primary concern the way the relationship between the human and nonhuman is both material and cultural, but it also investigates how this relationship is inherently entangled with questions of gender equity and social justice. Shakespeare and Ecofeminist Theory engagingly establishes a history of ecofeminist scholarship relevant to early modern studies, and provides a clear overview of this rich field of philosophical enquiry. Through fresh, detailed readings of Shakespeare's poetry and drama, this volume is a wholly original study articulating the ways in which we can better understand the world of Shakespeare's plays, and the relationships between men, women, animals, and plants that we see in them.


2019-06-01

How to Get Started in Arts and Humanities Research with Undergraduates

By Iain Crawford,Jenny Olin Shanahan,Sara E. Orel,Julie Langford,John N. Swift,Sheila T. Cavanagh,Lauren Fitzgerald,Maria T. Iacullo-Bird,Tulla Lightfoot,Bernadette McNary-Zak,Rebecca Todd Peters,Kevin A. Quarmby,Steven Roens,Alexa Sand,John Thomas Scott,Stephen Unwin,Wynne Wilbur,Gregory Young
  • Full Title : How to Get Started in Arts and Humanities Research with Undergraduates
  • Author : Iain Crawford,Jenny Olin Shanahan,Sara E. Orel,Julie Langford,John N. Swift,Sheila T. Cavanagh,Lauren Fitzgerald,Maria T. Iacullo-Bird,Tulla Lightfoot,Bernadette McNary-Zak,Rebecca Todd Peters,Kevin A. Quarmby,Steven Roens,Alexa Sand,John Thomas Scott,Stephen Unwin,Wynne Wilbur,Gregory Young
  • Publisher : Council on Undergraduate Research
  • ISBN Code : 0941933059
  • Pages : 136
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  • Language : English
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How to Get Started in Arts and Humanities Research with Undergraduates is designed for faculty members and administrators who wish to develop opportunities for undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative work in the arts and humanities. Since the scholarly norms, definitions of research, and roles of collaboration and individual study in the arts and humanities can differ from those in the sciences, the book contributes new ideas for meaningful student participation in the scholarship of these disciplines and for connections to faculty work. Written by faculty with substantial expertise in working with undergraduate researchers, the book’s 11 chapters offer models of successful practice in a wide range of disciplines and cross-disciplinary programs, and demonstrate the integral role of undergraduate research in these disciplines.


2017-06-09

Chaste Value

By Katherine Gillen
  • Full Title : Chaste Value
  • Author : Katherine Gillen
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1474417736
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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Chaste Value reassesses chastity's significance in early modern drama, arguing that presentations of chastity inform the stage's production of early capitalist subjectivity and social difference. Plays invoke chastity-itself a quasi-commodity-to interrogate the relationship between personal and economic value. Through chastity discourse, the stage disrupts pre-capitalist ideas of intrinsic value while also reallocating such value according to emerging hierarchies of gender, race, class, and nationality. Chastity, therefore, emerges as a central category within early articulations of humanity, determining who possesses intrinsic value and, conversely, whose bodies and labor can be incorporated into market exchange.


2011-04-14

Shakespeare and the Translation of Identity in Early Modern England

By Liz Oakley-Brown
  • Full Title : Shakespeare and the Translation of Identity in Early Modern England
  • Author : Liz Oakley-Brown
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 0826425399
  • Pages : 208
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  • Language : English
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An exploration of the ways in which Shakespearean texts engage in the social and cultural politics of 16th- and early 17th-century translation practices.


2012-12-06

Copp’d Hills Towards Heaven Shakespeare and the Classical Polity

By Howard B. White
  • Full Title : Copp’d Hills Towards Heaven Shakespeare and the Classical Polity
  • Author : Howard B. White
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 9401031894
  • Pages : 155
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  • Language : English
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The departmentalism of American universities has doubtless much to recommend it. It indicates that exuberance is not a sufficient sub stitute for scholarship, that, for better or for worse, every scholar today must be something of a specialist. But when any great writer and great thinker reaches out and grasps the whole of human life, the study of his work transcends specialization. And while exuberance may not replace scholarship, it may accompany it. Most of my work has been done in the history of political philosophy. I have dared to overstep departmental boundaries, because I believe that Shakespeare has something to say to political philosophy. I am not the first to express this view. Whether I express it well or badly, I shall not be the last. I want to thank Leo Strauss, my teacher. He has read the manus cript and given me the benefit of his insight and judgment. I want to thank Richard Kennington, who has taken so much time from his own work to comment meticulously and constructively on this work as on other things I have written. His help has been generous, and my appreciation is deep. I must, in particular, thank my colleague, Adolph Lowe. He has perused this study, much of it in several versions. Through long walks in Manchester, Vermont, we have discussed my work and his comments. Usually his comments have been compelling. I can regret only that I am completely unqualified to reciprocate.


2017-11-16

The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Performance

By James C. Bulman
  • Full Title : The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Performance
  • Author : James C. Bulman
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0191510823
  • Pages : 656
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  • Language : English
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Shakespearean performance criticism has undergone a sea change in recent years, and strong tides of discovery are continuing to shift the contours of the discipline. The essays in this volume, written by scholars from around the world, reveal how these critical cross-currents are influencing the ways we now view Shakespeare in performance. The volume is organised in four Parts. Part I interrogates how Shakespeare continues to achieve contemporaneity for Western audiences by exploring modes of performance, acting styles, and aesthetic choices regarded as experimental. Part II tackles the burgeoning field of reception: how and why audiences respond to performances as they do, or actors to the conditions in which they perform; how immersive productions turn spectators into actors; how memory and cognition shape and reshape the performances we think we saw. Part III addresses the ways in which revolutions in technology have altered our views of Shakespeare, both through the mediums of film and sound recording, and through digitalizing processes that have generated a profound reconsideration of what performance is and how it is accessed. The final Part grapples with intercultural Shakespeare, considering not only matters of cultural hegemony and appropriation in a 'global' importation of non-Western productions to Europe and North America, but also how Shakespeare has been made 'local' in performances staged or filmed in African, Asian, and Latin American countries. Together, these ground-breaking essays attest to the richness and diversity of Shakespearean performance criticism as it is practiced today, and they point the way to critical continents not yet explored.


2015-08-14

Laws of Inheritance

By Elizabeth Brodersen
  • Full Title : Laws of Inheritance
  • Author : Elizabeth Brodersen
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1317448014
  • Pages : 234
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  • Language : English
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Instilled in interdisciplinary cross-cultural perspectives of mythical, socio-economic, literary, pedagogic and psychoanalytic representations, two archetypal, creative inheritance laws interact as ‘twins’: Eros (fusion/containment/safety) and Thanatos (division/separation/risk). Hypothesising these ‘twin’ laws as matrilineal (Eros) and patrilineal (Thanatos), this book explores why cross-cultural forms, including gender traits, are not fixed but are instead influenced by earlier flexible matrilineal forms. Through a study of ‘twins’ on macro and micro levels, Elizabeth Brodersen argues that a psychological ‘twin’ dilemma is implicit in inheritance laws and offers a unique forum to show how each law competes for primacy as the ‘first’ and ‘other’. Chapters begin by looking at ‘twins’ in creation myths and the historical background to the laws of inheritance, as well as literary representations. The book then moves on to the developmental structures imbued in twin research and educational systems to explore how past cultural forms have been re-defined to fit a modern landscape and the subsequent movement away from the importance of patrilineal primogeniture. Laws of Inheritance will be of key value to academics, researchers and postgraduate students in the fields of psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, archetypal theory, cross-cultural depth psychology, cultural anthropology, sociology, gender studies and twin research. The book will also be of interest to practicing psychoanalysts and psychotherapists.


2020-10-15

Arden Shakespeare Third Series Complete Works

By Ann Thompson,David Scott Kastan,H. R. Woudhuysen,Richard Proudfoot
  • Full Title : Arden Shakespeare Third Series Complete Works
  • Author : Ann Thompson,David Scott Kastan,H. R. Woudhuysen,Richard Proudfoot
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1474296394
  • Pages : 1512
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  • Language : English
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This new Complete Works marks the completion of the Arden Shakespeare Third Series and includes the complete plays, poems and sonnets, edited by leading international scholars. New to this edition are the 'apocryphal' plays, part-written by Shakespeare: Double Falsehood, Sir Thomas More and King Edward III. The anthology is unique in giving all three extant texts of Hamlet from Shakespeare's time: the first and second Quarto texts of 1603 and 1604-5, and the first Folio text of 1623. With a simple alphabetical arrangement the Complete Works are easy to navigate, and the reader's understanding and enjoyment are enhanced by the general introduction, short individual introductions to each text, a glossary and a bibliography. This handsome volume is ideal for readers keen to explore Shakespeare's work and for anyone building their literary library.


2019-01-24

Contemporary Plays by African Women

By Sophia Kwachuh Mempuh,JC Niala,Adong Judith,Thembelihle Moyo,Koleka Putuma,Sara Shaarawi,Tosin Jobi-Tume
  • Full Title : Contemporary Plays by African Women
  • Author : Sophia Kwachuh Mempuh,JC Niala,Adong Judith,Thembelihle Moyo,Koleka Putuma,Sara Shaarawi,Tosin Jobi-Tume
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1350034533
  • Pages : 344
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  • Language : English
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This volume uniquely draws together seven contemporary plays by a selection of the finest African women writers and practitioners from across the continent, offering a rich and diverse portrait of identity, politics, culture, gender issues and society in contemporary Africa. Niqabi Ninja by Sara Shaarawi (Egypt) is set in Cairo during the chaotic time of the Egyptian uprising. Not That Woman by Tosin Jobi-Tume (Nigeria) addresses issues of violence against women in Nigeria and its attendant conspiracy of silence. The play advocates zero-tolerance for violence against women and urges women to bury shame and speak out rather than suffer in silence. I Want To Fly by Thembelihle Moyo (Zimbabwe) tells the story of an African girl who wants to be a pilot. It looks at how patriarchal society shapes the thinking of men regarding lobola (bride price), how women endure abusive men and the role society at large plays in these issues. Silent Voices by Adong Judith (Uganda) is a one-act play based on interviews with people involved in the LRA and the effects of the civil war in Uganda. It critiques this, and by implication, other truth commissions. Unsettled by JC Niala (Kenya) deals with gender violence, land issues and relations of both black and white Kenyans living in, and returning to, the country. Mbuzeni by Koleka Putuma (South Africa) is a story of four female orphans, aged eight to twelve, their sisterhood and their fixation with death and burials. It explores the unseen force that governs and dictates the laws that the villagers live by. Bonganyi by Sophia Kwachuh Mempuh (Cameroon) depicts the effects of colonialism as told through the story of a slave girl: a singer and dancer, who wants to win a competition to free her family. Each play also includes a biography of the playwright, the writer's own artistic statement, a production history of the play and a critical contextualisation of the theatrical landscape from which each woman is writing.


2017-01-12

Contemporary Plays from Iraq

By A. Al-Azraki,Monadhil Daoud Albayati,Abdul Razaq al Rubai,Ali Abdel-Nabi Al-Zaidi,Rasha Fadhil,Awatif Naeem,Abdul-Kareem Mahdi Saleh,Kareem Shghidel,Hoshang Waziri
  • Full Title : Contemporary Plays from Iraq
  • Author : A. Al-Azraki,Monadhil Daoud Albayati,Abdul Razaq al Rubai,Ali Abdel-Nabi Al-Zaidi,Rasha Fadhil,Awatif Naeem,Abdul-Kareem Mahdi Saleh,Kareem Shghidel,Hoshang Waziri
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1474253326
  • Pages : 224
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  • Language : English
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Contemporary Plays from Iraq is a ground-breaking collection of Middle Eastern drama translated into English for the very first time. With works from both established and emerging male and female playwrights, written in country and in exile, this volume offers current Iraqi perspectives on a war and occupation that have significantly impacted the Middle East and the rest of the world. Dealing exclusively with contemporary plays originating from Iraq, this anthology gives under-studied Arabic political theatre the attention it deserves and provides a general introduction that sets the plays within their cultural and historical contexts. The plays are preceded by introductions from the playwrights themselves, further enriching each piece for the enjoyment and understanding of the reader. The volume is introduced and translated by James Al-Shamma, Assistant Professor at Belmont University, US, and A. Al-Azraki, an Iraqi playwright.


2005-10

Shakespeare Studies

By Suzan Zimmerman
  • Full Title : Shakespeare Studies
  • Author : Suzan Zimmerman
  • Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780838640753
  • Pages : 328
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  • Language : English
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'Shakespeare Studies' is an international volume containing essays & studies by critics & cultural historians from both hemispheres. Volume 33 continues the series in which specialists in theatrical traditions in the time of Shakespeare discuss the state of scholarly study in their areas.


2018-04-19

Alienation and Freedom

By Frantz Fanon
  • Full Title : Alienation and Freedom
  • Author : Frantz Fanon
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1474250246
  • Pages : 816
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  • Language : English
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Since the publication of The Wretched of the Earth in 1961, Fanon's work has been deeply significant for generations of intellectuals and activists from the 60s to the present day. Alienation and Freedom collects together unpublished works comprising around half of his entire output – which were previously inaccessible or thought to be lost. This book introduces audiences to a new Fanon, a more personal Fanon and one whose literary and psychiatric works, in particular, take centre stage. These writings provide new depth and complexity to our understanding of Fanon's entire oeuvre revealing more of his powerful thinking about identity, race and activism which remain remarkably prescient. Shedding new light on the work of a major 20th-century philosopher, this disruptive and moving work will shape how we look at the world.


2020-05-05

A Midsummer Night's Dream

By William Shakespeare
  • Full Title : A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Author : William Shakespeare
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • ISBN Code : 1504063031
  • Pages : 77
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  • Language : English
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Shakespeare takes us into the realm of fairies in this classic comedy of marriage and unrequited love. As festivities unfold to celebrate the marriage of the Duke of Athens to the Queen of the Amazons, a large cast of characters, both human and fairy, become entangled in one another’s affairs, in this comical tale that features a love potion, a mischievous sprite, duels, romantic rivalries, the bickering fairy couple Oberon and Titania, and a play within a play.


2021-07-26

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

By William Shakespeare
  • Full Title : The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • Author : William Shakespeare
  • Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • ISBN Code : 8726606992
  • Pages : 84
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  • Language : English
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Immature and reckless the two best friends, Proteus and Valentine, are sent to the court in Milan by their families to do some growing up. Here they both fall for the duke’s daughter, Silvia. Only there is the small issue of Silvia falling in love with Valentine and Proteus’ girlfriend, Julia, who is waiting at home. Loyalties and friendships are tested when Proteus, jealous of Valentine and Silvia’s plan to elope, betrays him to the duke. Meanwhile, more drama awaits, as Julia disguises herself as a boy and sets for Milan. For fans of Jenny Han, Jane Austen and E. Lockhart. William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an English playwright, poet and actor. Considered the greatest dramatist of all time, he is widely regarded as the most influential English language writer. Shakespeare’s plays focus on the range of human emotion and conflict, and have been translated into more than 100 languages. Many including "Hamlet" "Macbeth" and "Romeo and Juliet" have been adapted for stage and screen.


2019-08-07

Shakespeare and Text

By John Jowett
  • Full Title : Shakespeare and Text
  • Author : John Jowett
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0192562614
  • Pages : 256
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  • Language : English
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Shakespeare and Text is built on the research and experience of a leading expert on Shakespeare editing and textual studies. The first edition has proved its value as an indispensable and unique guide to its topic. It takes Shakespeare readers to the very foundation of his work, explaining how his plays first took shape in the theatre where writing was part of a larger collective enterprise. The account examines the early modern printing industry that produced the earliest surviving texts of Shakespeare's plays. It describes the roles of publisher and printer, the controls exerted through the Stationers' Company, and the technology of printing. A chapter is devoted to the book that gathered Shakespeare's plays together for the first time, the First Folio of 1623. Shakespeare and Text goes on to survey the major developments in textual studies over the past century. It builds on the recent upsurge of interest in textual theory, and deals with issues such as collaboration, the instability of the text, the relationship between theatre culture and print culture, and the book as a material object. Later chapters examine the current critical edition, explaining the procedures that transform early texts in to a very different cultural artefact, the edition in which we regularly encounter Shakespeare. The new revised edition, which builds on Jowett's research for the New Oxford Shakespeare, engages with scholarship of the past decade, work that has transformed our understanding of textual versions, has opened up the taxonomy of Shakespeare's texts, and has significantly extended the picture of Shakespeare as a co-author. A new chapter describes digital text, digital editing, and their interface with the traditional media.