Understanding The Tempest

Understanding The Tempest
Author: Faith Nostbakken
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780313328732
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding The Tempest Book Excerpt:

While The Tempest has always been one of Shakespeare's most entertaining and enchanting plays, it continues to stir up passionate debate throughout the world because of its ideas and attitudes toward race, class, political power, and colonialism. This casebook systematically examines these issues, as well as several others, from dramatic and historical perspectives and through parallel contemporary applications. Readers are first introduced to the play with a dramatic analysis that situates the work within Shakespeare's canon and within the romantic tradition. This fresh interpretation also casts much light on the use of imagery and language in setting, character, and thematic development. This casebook draws on the themes and issues introduced, and examines each one in turn with insightful original essays and primary documents. The shipwreck that sets the play in motion is examined in terms of the discovery of the new world, and the prevailing attitudes toward colonialism. A brief chronology of New World events helps situate the historical excerpts. Another intriguing topic explored in the casebook is the diverging Elizabethan views on science and religion, with a particular focus on the role of magic. Primary documents that help readers appreciate the significance of matters of sorcery and the supernatural include excerpts from Reginald Scott's 1584 The Discovery of Witchcraft, James I's Demonology (1597) as well as Marlowe's Doctor Faustus. Other topic chapters examine political power and treachery, as well as society in terms of marriage and the court. A full chapter is also devoted to performance and interpretation of the play. The final Contemporary Applications section investigates current global concerns that parallel those in the play, and help readers appreciate Shakespeare's play in relation to the world around us. Readers are shown dramatically contrasting perspectives on colonialism in Zimbawe. The casebook concludes with a fascinating discussion of the parallel elements of fantasy in The Tempest and in literary works by popular contemporary writers J.R.R. Tolkien and J. K. Rowling. Understanding The Tempest follows the successful casebook format developed specifically for the Literature in Context series. Following a dramatic analysis, each topic chapter presents an important historical issue in the play, with insightful narrative essays supported by primary documents. In several chapters, brief chronologies of significant related events help readers understand the historical context of the play and its thematic concerns. As a tool for student research and classroom work, educators will appreciate the numerous topics for written and oral discussion suggested at the conclusion of each unit. Suggested readings further complement the content and research applications of the casebook.

William Shakespeare The Tempest

William Shakespeare   The Tempest
Author: C W R D Moseley
Publsiher: Humanities-Ebooks
Total Pages: 91
Release: 2007-01-01
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Aims to introduce students with little or no prior experience of the field to the conclusions of recent scholarship and research into theatrical conditions, conventions and concepts in the time of Shakespeare.

The Tempest

The Tempest
Author: William Shakespeare
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2011-01-14
ISBN: 0486478076
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tempest Book Excerpt:

Two pairs of young lovers fall asleep in an ancient Athenian forest and wake to find themselves in the middle of a good deed gone wrong. A Midsummer Night's Dream conjures up a fairyland inhabited by well-intentioned sprites whose magic leads to farcical confusion. The mirthful tangle of mistaken identities and misplaced affections develops and resolves in the glorious poetry of England's greatest playwright. Shakespeare's fantastical comedy has enchanted audiences since its debut in the twilight years of the sixteenth century. A definitive survey, this Dover Thrift Study Edition offers the drama's complete and unabridged text, plus a comprehensive study guide. Created to help readers gain a thorough understanding of the content and context of A Midsummer Night's Dream, the guide includes: • Scene-by-scene summaries • Explanations and discussions of the plot • Question-and-answer sections • Shakespeare biography • List of characters and more

The Tempest Language and Writing

The Tempest  Language and Writing
Author: Brinda Charry
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2013-05-09
ISBN: 1408156024
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tempest Language and Writing Book Excerpt:

Arden Student Guides: Language and Writing offer a new type of study aid which combines lively critical insight with practical guidance on the critical writing skills you need to develop in order to engage fully with Shakespeare's texts. The books' core focus is on language: both understanding and enjoying Shakespeare's complex dramatic language, and expanding your own critical vocabulary, as you respond to his plays. Key features include: • an introduction considering when and how the play was written, addressing the language with which Shakespeare created his work, as well as the generic, literary and theatrical conventions at his disposal • detailed examination and analysis of the individual text, focusing on its literary, technical and historical intricacies • discussion of performance history and the critical reception of the work • a 'Writing matters' section in every chapter, clearly linking the analysis of Shakespeare's language to your own writing strategies in coursework and examinations Written by world-class academics with both scholarly insight and outstanding teaching skills, each guide will empower you to read and write about Shakespeare with increased confidence and enthusiasm. Shakespeare's The Tempest is among the most widely-admired works of literature. More than any other Shakespeare play, it has lent itself to rewriting and is among the most 'metadramatic' of Shakespeare's works, pondering the value of creating worlds with words.

The Tempest A Critical Reader

The Tempest  A Critical Reader
Author: Alden T. Vaughan,Virginia Mason Vaughan
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2014-09-25
ISBN: 147251842X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tempest A Critical Reader Book Excerpt:

The Tempest contains sublime poetry and catchy songs, magic and low comedy, while it tackles important contemporary concerns: education, power politics, the effects of colonization, and technology. In this guide, Alden T. Vaughan and Virginia Mason Vaughan open up new ways into one of Shakespeare's most popular, malleable and controversial plays.

Postfeminist Discourse in Shakespeare s The Tempest and Warner s Indigo

Postfeminist Discourse in Shakespeare   s The Tempest and Warner   s Indigo
Author: Natali Boğosyan
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2013-05-24
ISBN: 1443849049
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A scrupulous study of Shakespeare’s The Tempest and its most comprehensive rewriting Indigo, or Mapping the Waters by Marina Warner. Taking as its focus representations of femininity and the other, the study scrutinises the various implications of three concepts: ambivalence, liminality and plurality in terms of their relevance to the conjunctures of postfeminism and post-colonialism, proposing that postfeminist discourse is in search of a new ethics and perspective that mainly champion these three terms through the employment of intertextuality as a strategy. The study is careful to carry out a comparative analysis of the works in terms of both poetics and politics. Informed by interdisciplinarity, the study explores how The Tempest destabilises itself, inviting a deconstructionist reading in terms of its relation to patriarchal and colonial dynamics ingrained in the play and how Indigo takes its substantial space among other rewritings of The Tempest by presenting new and imaginative ways of seeing the female and feminised figures in the play.

Shakespeare The Tempest

Shakespeare  The Tempest
Author: David John Palmer
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 212
Release: 1991
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Tragicomedy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Bibliographer s Manual of English Literature

The Bibliographer s Manual of English Literature
Author: William Thomas Lowndes
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1890
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: English literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Arden Research Handbook of Shakespeare and Social Justice

The Arden Research Handbook of Shakespeare and Social Justice
Author: David Ruiter
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-11-26
ISBN: 1350140376
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Arden Research Handbook of Shakespeare and Social Justice Book Excerpt:

The Arden Research Handbook of Shakespeare and Social Justice is a wide-ranging, authoritative guide to research on Shakespeare and issues of social justice and arts activism by an international team of leading scholars, directors, arts activists, and educators. Across four sections it explores the relevance and responsibility of art to the real world ? to the significant teaching and learning, performance and practice, theory and economies that not only expand the discussion of literature and theatre, but also open the gates of engagement between the life of the mind and lived experience. The collection draws from noted scholars, writers and practitioners from around the globe to assert the power of art to question, disrupt and re-invigorate both the ties that bind and the barriers that divide us. A series of interviews with theatre practitioners and scholars opens the volume, establishing an initial portfolio of areas for research, exploration, and change. In Section 2 'The Practice of Shakespeare and Social Justice' contributors examine Shakespeare's place and possibilities in intervening on issues of race, class, gender and sexuality. Section 3 'The Performance of Shakespeare and Social Justice' traces Shakespeare and social justice in multiple global contexts; engaging productions grounded in the politics of Mexico, India, South Africa, China and aspects of Asian politics broadly, this section illuminates the burgeoning field of global production while keeping as a priority the political structures that make advocacy and resistance possible. The last section on 'Economies of Shakespeare' describes socio-economic and community issues that come to light in Shakespeare, and their potential to catalyse ongoing discussion and change in respect to wealth, distribution, equity, and humanity. An annotated bibliography provides further guidance to those researching the subject.

The Shakespeare secret

The Shakespeare secret
Author: Edwin Bormann
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 376
Release: 1895
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Jonah a sacred cantata Adapted from the original Latin text by H Leslie

Jonah  a sacred cantata     Adapted from the original Latin text by H  Leslie
Author: Giacomo Carissimi
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1872
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ocean s Tempest A High Seas Battle with Modern Day Pirates

Ocean s Tempest  A High Seas Battle with Modern Day Pirates
Author: Allen Swenson
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2017-12-06
ISBN: 1483477347
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ocean s Tempest A High Seas Battle with Modern Day Pirates Book Excerpt:

In a modern world, pirates are still wreaking havoc while working closely with terrorists as well as narco and human traffickers. Captain Thor Henrikssen, known to his crew as Cap T, is an esteemed leader who must deal with the shady characters patrolling the seas. As Cap T prepares to launch his new charter yacht, Ocean's Tempest, into the heart of a quadruple threat on the high seas, he soon realizes that he and his crew are seemingly not destined to slip quietly into the idyllic life of traveling the Caribbean. Soon they are besieged by terrorists and waterborne criminals that include Ustan Bantor, a vengeful Chechen radical. Now only time will tell if Cap T and his polished crew of warriors will win their battle to protect their guests and other seafarers from a ruthless killer determined to carry out his evil mission. In this riveting thriller, a seasoned yacht captain and his crew become embroiled in a ferocious skirmish with the shady characters lurking the high seas.

Eight Glees

Eight Glees
Author: Robert Cooke
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 58
Release: 1805
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Glees, catches, rounds, etc
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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God in Shakspeare

God in Shakspeare
Author: Charles Downing
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 424
Release: 1890
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: God in literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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On the Winds and Waves of Imagination

On the Winds and Waves of Imagination
Author: Constance S. Richards
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2020-06-30
ISBN: 1136532951
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On the Winds and Waves of Imagination Book Excerpt:

First published in 2000.This book takes a transnational feminist approach to the literature of three contemporary women authors, Virginia Woolf, Alice Walker, and South African writer Zoe Wicomb. The author draws from post-colonial studies and considers how gender collides with race, national origin, and class in women's oppression.

Comedies

Comedies
Author: William Shakespeare
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 470
Release: 1867
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Apocalypse Explained According to the Spiritual Sense

The Apocalypse Explained According to the Spiritual Sense
Author: Emanuel Swedenborg
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 612
Release: 1894
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bible
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Tempest

The Tempest
Author: William Shakespeare
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 116
Release: 1806
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Works of William Shakespeare

The Works of William Shakespeare
Author: William Shakespeare
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 420
Release: 1868
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Works of William Shakespeare Book Excerpt:

Introd Additions and corrections The origin of the English drama The beginnings of the English regular drama Shakespere s predecessors Shakspere Ben Jonson

Introd  Additions and corrections  The origin of the English drama  The beginnings of the English regular drama  Shakespere s predecessors  Shakspere  Ben Jonson
Author: Sir Adolphus William Ward
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1875
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: English drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introd Additions and corrections The origin of the English drama The beginnings of the English regular drama Shakespere s predecessors Shakspere Ben Jonson Book Excerpt: