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  • Tyranny in Shakespeareby Mary Ann McGrail

    Lexington Books 2001; US$ 32.99

    Even the most explicitly political contemporary approaches to Shakespeare have been uninterested by his tyrants as such. But for Shakespeare, rather than a historical curiosity or psychological aberration, tyranny is a perpetual political and human problem. Mary Ann McGrail's recovery of the playwright's perspective challenges the grounds of this modern... more...

  • Spirit, Soul, and Cityby Jan Blits

    Lexington Books 2006; US$ 34.99

    Spirit, Soul, and City offers a new reading of Coriolanus, Shakespeare's most political play and the last of his great tragedies. Portraying the founding of the Roman republic and the life and soul of its legendary warrior, Coriolanus, the play brings to light not only the hidden working of Rome's mixed regime but the inherent tragic tensions in the... more...

  • Royal Marriage Secretsby John Ashdown-Hill

    The History Press 2013; US$ 18.94

    Were the 'Princes in the Tower' illegitimate? Did Henry VIII really have six wives? How virginal was the 'Virgin Queen'? Was James, Duke of Monmouth the heir to the throne, or just one of Charles II's bastards? Did George IV marry a German princess or a Catholic widow? Was Queen Victoria 'Mrs Brown'? These questions are explored in the context of... more...

  • Antiformalist, Unrevolutionary, Illiberal Miltonby William Walker

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Citing Milton's major prose works from the civil war through to the Restoration, Walker reveals a Milton who is antiformalist in his constitutional thought, unrevolutionary in his general socio-political outlook, and markedly illiberal on a wide range of social, religious and political issues. Walker's book is thus a highly provocative challenge... more...

  • The Children's Shakespeareby Edith Nesbit; Rolf Klep

    Chicago Review Press 2000; US$ 11.99

    As a writer, E. Nesbit understood that the stories are the least part of Shakespeare, but as a mother she also understood the need for simplicity. Envisioning this simplified introduction to works such as The Winter's Tale, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Taming of the Shrew -- eleven plays in all -- E. Nesbit set out to make them... more...

  • Ovidby Katharina Volk; Dieter Prankel

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2011; US$ 16.37

    P. Ovidius Naso ist einer der bekanntesten römischen Dichter. Sowohl die umstrittene Erotik seiner Werke, als auch die sehnsuchtsvolle Exildichtung erfreuen sich nach wie vor eines großen Publikums. Katharina Volk legt mit ihrem Buch eine einzigartige Einführung in Leben und Werk dieses großen Dichters vor. Sie geht dabei thematisch vor, beschreibt,... more...

  • 31 v. Chr.by David Stuttard; Sam Moorhead

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2013; US$ 41.52

    Nur ein einziges Mal in der Geschichte, im Epochenjahr 31 v. Chr., standen sich Rom und Ägypten in einer Seeschlacht gegenüber. Für beide Supermächte ging es um Sieg oder Untergang. Octavian, der spätere Augustus, traf an der Küste vor Actium auf den »Verräter Roms« ? wie er Marcus Antonius in seiner Propaganda nannte ? und dessen Geliebte Kleopatra,... more...

  • William Shakespeareby Sonja Fielitz

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2013; US$ 149.43

    Seit über 350 Jahren wird kontinuierlich Shakespeare-Philologie betrieben. Diese Einführung belegt, dass die fruchtbare Auseinandersetzung mit dem englischen Nationaldichter noch lange nicht an ihr Ende gekommen ist. Weit davon entfernt, endgültige Antworten zu liefern, präsentiert sich das Forschungsfeld in ständiger Bewegung. Dem trägt diese Einführung... more...

  • Politeness in Shakespeare: Applying Brown and Levinson´s politeness theory to Shakespeare's comediesby Abdelaziz Bouchara

    Diplomica Verlag 2009; US$ 44.18

    Penelope Brown and Stephen Levinson have proposed that power (P), distance (D), and the ranked extremity (R) of a face-threatening act are the universal determinants of politeness levels in dyadic discourse. This claim is tested here for Shakespeare's use of Early Modern English in Much Ado about Nothing, Measure for Measure, The Taming of the Shrew,... more...

  • Shakespeares Schriftraumby Bernd Schneid

    Diplomica Verlag 2010; US$ 13.35

    William Shakespeares Drama 'Julius Caesar' gilt als eines der meistkommentierten und rhetorisch brillantesten des offiziellen Kanons. Dennoch findet es aus Gründen politischer wie textlicher Zusammenhänge immer weniger auf deutsche Bühnen. Dieses Buch versucht über eine dekonstruktivistische Lektüre, die sich auf die Selbstreflexivität und Räumlichkeit... more...