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English renaissance (1500-1640)

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  • Dante - Shakespeare - Goetheby Joseph P. Strelka

    Narr Francke Attempto 2014; US$ 21.26

    In der platonischen Akademie von Florenz wurde im 15. Jahrhundert entdeckt, dass sich durch die ganze abendlšndische Geistesgeschichte eine synkretistische Traditionskette zieht, die Ideen von Hermes Trismegistos, Plato, Pythagoras, Seneca, Plotin und des Neuplatonismus vereinigt. Strelkas ideengeschichtliche Untersuchung zeigt in faszinierender Weise... more...

  • The Essaysby Francis Bacon; John Pitcher

    Penguin Books Ltd 1985; Not Available

    One of the major political figures of his time, Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626) served in the court of Elizabeth I and ultimately became Lord Chancellor under James I in 1617. A scholar, wit, lawyer and statesman, he wrote widely on politics, philosophy and science - declaring early in his career that 'I have taken all knowledge as my province'. In this,... more...

  • The Unfortunate Traveller and Other Worksby Thomas Nashe; J. Steane

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; Not Available

    Written in the late sixteenth century, at the pinnacle of the English Renaissance, the rich and ingenious works of Thomas Nashe uniquely reveal the ambivant nature of the Elizabethan era. Mingling the devout and the bawdy, scholarship and slang, they express throughout an irrepressible, inexhaustible wit and an astonishing command of language. This... more...

  • John Donne: The Critical Heritageby A.J. Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 290.00

    Contains writings about John Donne from 1873 to 1923, including Henry Morley, Edmund Gosse, W.F. Collier, Rudyard Kipling, Charles Eliot Norton, Henry Augustin Beers, Thomas Hardy, W.B. Yeats, Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, and many others. Together these works present a record of how, from the nineteenth century onwards, critics viewed Donne, and how he... more...

  • Meaning by Shakespeareby Terence Hawkes

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 45.95

    We traditionally assume that the `meaning' of each of Shakespeares plays is bequeathed to it by the Bard. It is as if, to the information which used to be given in theatrical programmes, `Cigarettes by Abdullah, Costumes by Motley, Music by Mendelssohn', we should add `Meaning by Shakespeare'. These essays rest on a different, almost opposite, principle.... more...

  • Christopher Marloweby Vivien Thomas; William Tydeman

    Routledge 1994; US$ 159.95

    Brings together for the first time in a single volume all the recognised sources of Marlowe's dramatic work. An invaluable resource for all those interested Marlowe and the development of Elizabethan theatre. more...

  • The Comedies of Shakespeareby William Shakespeare

    Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 24.95

    This Modern Library edition presents all fourteen comedies--each complete and unabridged--in the Shakespearean canon, along with notes and glossary. Here are: The Tempest The Two Gentlemen of Verona The Merry Wives of Windsor Measure for Measure The Comedy of Errors Much Ado About Nothing Love's Labour's Lost A Midsummer-Night's Dream... more...

  • Shakespeare, Marlow and the Politics of Franceby Richard Hillman

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 138.00

    Taking a wide-ranging intertextual approach, Richard Hillman sets Early Modern English play-texts against political and cultural discourses concerning France, as these informed contemporary English consciousness. The English works explored go beyond those directly representing French affairs; the French examples include dramatic treatments of Joan... more...

  • The Tragedies of Shakespeareby William Shakespeare

    Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 24.95

    Contains the complete text of such Shakespeare tragedies as Romeo and Juliet, King Lear, and Macbeth. more...

  • Making Shakespeareby Tiffany Stern

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 39.95

    Making Shakespeare is a lively introduction to the major issues of the stage and print history, whilst also raising questions about what a Shakespeare play actually is. Tiffany Stern reveals how London, the theatre, the actors and the way in which the plays were written and printed all affect the 'Shakespeare' that we now read. Concentrating on the... more...