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English renaissance (1500-1640)

  • '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...

  • 'Counterfeiting' Shakespeareby Brian Vickers

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 48.00

    Vickers examines authorship claims for two poems, finding neither to be the work of Shakespeare. 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...

  • '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 abroad.... 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...

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

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 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$ 26.95

    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$ 20.98

    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... more...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 123.00

    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...