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English renaissance (1500-1640)

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  • The Plays of Beaumont and Fletcherby Sandra Clark

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 77.95

    This is an analysis of sexual themes in the plays of Beaumont and Fletcher, both in the context of the Jacobean theatre and in the light of modern readings of sexuality and gender during the English Renaissance. Sandra Clark challenges commonly-held perceptions of Beaumont and Fletcher's work. The book is intended for undergraduate and graduate courses... more...

  • The Merry Wives of Windsorby Evelyn Gajowski; Phyllis Rackin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    The Merry Wives of Windsor has recently experienced a resurgence of critical interest. At times considered one of Shakespeare?s weaker plays, it is often dismissed or marginalized; however, developments in feminist, ecocritical and new historicist criticism have opened up new perspectives and this collection of 18 essays by top Shakespeare scholars... 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...

  • 'Antony and Cleopatra' in Contextby Keith Linley

    Anthem Press 2015; US$ 21.86

    This engaging book provides in-depth discussion of the various influences that an audience in 1607 would have brought to interpreting ‘Antony and Cleopatra?. How did people think about the world, about God, about sin, about kings, about civilized conduct? Learn about the social hierarchy, gender relationships, court corruption, class tensions, the... more...

  • 'The Tempest' in Contextby Keith Linley

    Anthem Press 2015; US$ 21.86

    This engaging book provides detailed in-depth discussion of the various influences that an audience in 1611 would have brought to interpreting ‘The Tempest?. How did people think about the world, about God, about sin, about kings, about civilized conduct? Learn about the social hierarchy, gender relationships, parenting and family dynamics, court... more...

  • 'King Lear' in Contextby Keith Linley

    Anthem Press 2015; US$ 21.86

    This engaging book provides in-depth discussion of the various influences that an audience in 1606 would have brought to interpreting ‘King Lear?. How did people think about the world, about God, about sin, about kings, about civilized conduct? Learn about the social hierarchy, gender relationships, parenting and family dynamics, court corruption,... more...

  • Shakespeareby Hans-Dieter Gelfert

    C.H. Beck 2015; US$ 7.46

    William Shakespeare ist der wohl größte englische Dichter. Hans-Dieter Gelfert gibt in diesem Buch eine Einführung in Leben und Werk. Er skizziert das gesellschaftliche Bewußtsein der Shakespearezeit und die Grundthemen des Gesamtwerks, interpretiert die wichtigsten Werke und deutet sie vor dem Hintergrund des elisabethanischen Weltbildes und der anbrechenden... more...

  • Zur Entstehungsgeschichte des Schlegelschen Shakespeareby Michael Bernays

    Celtis Verlag 2013; US$ 51.44

    August Wilhelm Schlegels Shakespeare-Übersetzung zählt zu den exponierten Übersetzungsprojekten der deutschen Literaturgeschichte. Die vierzehn von 1797 bis 1810 erschienenen Stücke, später ergänzt durch Dorothea Tieck und Wolf Heinrich Graf von Baudissin, bilden bis heute die deutsche Standardversion. ? Michael Bernays unterzieht die Manuskripte Schlegels... more...

  • Satiren und Briefeby Horaz; Thomas Baier; Friedemann Weitz; Otto Schönberger; Kai Brodersen; Martin Hose

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2015; US$ 157.43

    Quintus Horatius Flaccus (65-8 v. Chr.) ist einer der bedeutendsten Dichter lateinischer Sprache. Er lebte während der politisch dramatischen Jahre zwischen Caesars Ermordung und dem Beginn des Prinzipats unter Augustus. Maecenas nahm ihn auf Empfehlung Vergils in seinen Freundeskreis auf, Augustus erteilte ihm den ehrenvollen Auftrag, für das Jahr... more...

  • Cardenioby William Shakespeare; Gregory Doran; Antonio Álamo

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 14.57

    Set in the heat and dust of Andalusia in seventeenth-century Spain, Cardenio is the story of a friendship betrayed, with all the elements of a thriller: disguise, dishonour and deceit. A woman is seduced, a bride is forced to the altar, and a man runs mad among the mountains of the Sierra Morena. The history of the play is every bit as thrilling,... more...