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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...

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

    Diplomica Verlag 2009; US$ 40.32

    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...

  • Richard IIIby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 60.00

    Equal parts tragedy and history play, Richard III chronicles the rise and short reign of its diabolical title character. Of this masterful creation, esteemed critic Harold Bloom has written, "The manipulative, highly self-conscious, obsessed hero-villain moves himself from being the passive sufferer of his own moral and/or physical deformity to... more...

  • Romeo and Julietby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 36.00

    Edited and introduced by Yale University professor and distinguished literary critic Harold Bloom, Bloom's Guides are comprehensive study guides for both students and adults. Emphasizing summary and analysis, these volumes are designed to provide the necessary materials with which readers can gain a better understanding of the most widely read... more...

  • Royal Marriage Secretsby John Ashdown-Hill

    The History Press 2013; US$ 18.94

    <div>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... 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...

  • Sexuality in the Age of Shakespeareby W. Reginald Rampone

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 72.00

    The theme of sexuality is often integral to Shakespeare's works and therefore merits a thorough exploration. Sexuality in the Age of Shakespeare begins with descriptions of sexuality in ancient Greece and Rome, medieval England, and early-modern Europe and England, then segues into examinations of the role of sexuality in Shakespeare's plays... 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...

  • Shakespeare's Lifeby Brett Foster

    Infobase Publishing 2012; US$ 40.00

    Providing important context for his greatest works, Shakespeare's Life presents a thorough biography of the Bard, featuring the latest findings from scholars about his life and his works. Included is coverage of his upbringing in Stratford, his marriage and family life, the process of writing his greatest works, and his life after the theater.... more...

  • Shakespeare's Sonnets: Loves, Layers, Languagesby Sonja Fielitz

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2012; US$ 26.50

    Hauptbeschreibung 'Shakespeare's Sonnets: Loves, Layers, Languages' does not only testify to the longevity of the Bard´s sonnets by covering various original aspects from their publication to the present but also takes them beyond England, that is, to Wales and Scotland, and to the Continent. The fresh idea behind it is that Shakespeare´s sonnets... more...