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Medieval. Middle English (1066-1500)

  • "Paradise Lost" and the Rhetoric of Literary Formsby Barbara Kiefer Lewalski

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 48.95

    This comprehensive study interprets Paradise Lost as a rhetoric of literary forms, by attending to the broad spectrum of literary genres, modes, and exemplary works Milton incorporates within that poem. Originally published in 1985. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print... more...

  • 'The Tempest' and Its Travelsby Peter Hulme; William H. Sherman

    Reaktion Books 2006; US$ 24.95

    One of Shakespeare’s final plays, The Tempest is often considered a jewel in the canon of English literature. Mythic, impassioned characters dictate the action, all of which takes place on a moody, windswept island far from the shores of Great Britain. 'The Tempest' and Its Travels considers the rich legacy of this play’s productions... more...

  • 'What May Words Say . . . ?'by Inge Leimberg

    Fairleigh Dickinson 2011; US$ 74.99

    'What may words say_?' contains a comprehensive and in many respects unconventional interpretation of The Merchant of Venice. The play's development of ideas is unfolded in a literary analysis that focuses on the poet's words in their philological, historical, and philosophical contexts. more...

  • 101 Amazing Facts about William Shakespeareby Jack Goldstein

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 2.99

    Did you know Shakespeare introduced thousands of words into the English language, amongst them alligator, eyeball and swagger? Do you know what unusual item he left to his wife in his will? Have you heard of the conspiracy theory that suggests Shakespeare didn’t write the plays we attribute to him today? This fascinating book contains over one... more...

  • 30 Great Myths about Shakespeareby Laurie Maguire; Emma Smith

    Wiley 2012; US$ 25.95

    Think you know Shakespeare? Think again . . . Was a real skull used in the first performance of Hamlet? Were Shakespeare's plays Elizabethan blockbusters? How much do we really know about the playwright's life? And what of his notorious relationship with his wife? Exploring and exploding 30 popular myths about the great playwright, this illuminating... more...

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

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2013; US$ 21.13

    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...

  • Absent Narratives, Manuscript Textuality, and Literary Structure in Late Medieval Englandby Elizabeth Scala

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 117.00

    Absent Narratives is a book about the defining difference between medieval and modern stories. In chapters devoted to the major writers of the late medieval period - Chaucer, Gower, the Gawain -poet and Malory - it presents and then analyzes a set of unique and unnoticed phenomena in medieval narrative, namely the persistent appearance of missing... more...

  • The Accommodated Animalby Laurie Shannon

    University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 45.00

    Shakespeare wrote of lions, shrews, horned toads, curs, mastiffs, and hellhounds. But the word “animal” itself only appears very rarely in his work, which was in keeping with sixteenth-century usage. As Laurie Shannon reveals in The Accommodated Animal , the modern human / animal divide first came strongly into play in the seventeenth... more...

  • Acting Shakespeareby Bertram Leon Joseph

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 120.00

    How did the actors for whom Shakespeare wrote his plays make his characters come to life, how did they convey his words? Can modern directors, actors, and even library readers of Shakespeare learn from them? Creating character and making the Elizabethan playwright?s poetry compelling for the audience is a problem which has seldom been resolved in... more...

  • Adaptations of Shakespeareby Daniel Fischlin; Mark Fortier

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 45.95

    Shakespeare's plays have been adapted or rewritten in various, often surprising, ways since the seventeenth century. This groundbreaking anthology brings together twelve theatrical adaptations of Shakespeares work from around the world and across the centuries. The plays include The Woman's Prize or the Tamer Tamed John Fletcher The History of King... more...