Description : Stephen Greenblatt's Will in the World is widely recognised to be the fullest and most brilliant account ever written of Shakespeare's life, his work and his age. Shakespeare was a man of his time, constantly engaging with his audience's deepest desires and fears, and by reconnecting with this historic reality we are able to experience the true character of the playwright himself. Greenblatt traces Shakespeare's unfolding imaginative generosity - his ability to inhabit others, to confer upon them his own strength of spirit, to make them truly live as independent beings as no other artist has ever done. Digging deep into the vital links between the playwright and his world, Will in the World provides the fullest account ever written of the living, breathing man behind the masterpieces.
Description : The Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist, reissued with a new afterword for the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. A young man from a small provincial town moves to London in the late 1580s and, in a remarkably short time, becomes the greatest playwright not of his age alone but of all time. How is an achievement of this magnitude to be explained? Stephen Greenblatt brings us down to earth to see, hear, and feel how an acutely sensitive and talented boy, surrounded by the rich tapestry of Elizabethan life, could have become the world’s greatest playwright.
Description : Of Shakespeare’s sonnets we know the crystalline meter, exquisite diction, and exhilarating surprise of the “turn” in the final couplet. By contrast, we know very little of their subjects and motives. This book does not approach the sonnets as Shakespearean autobiography but instead delineates the customs that shaped the poet’s world and thus his sonnets. It argues for understanding them as brilliant, edgy expressions of the equally brilliant, edgy culture of the English Renaissance.
Description : "Shakespeare: World Views comprises fifteen papers concerned with the politics of reading and performance in Autralasia, Asia, and Europe." "The attention to the history and politics of Shakespeare in performance is matched by an interest in the uses and inscriptions of Shakespeare from postcolonial and new European locations." "Two very different essays plot Shakespeare's investments in equally different cartographies: the unsettled and unsettling geographies of the Comedies and the patriarchal territories of Lucrece's Tragedy." "Taken together, these essays from widely differing geographic, political, and critical locations attest to the multiplicity of "Shakespeares" available today. This very multiplicity suggests that Shakespeare is being produced as both local and global, paradoxically fragmented and monolithic, a fertile site both for affinity and contest. The effect is a challenge to any easy claim for Shakespeare's unproblematic status as a stable indicator of cultural value. In Singh's words, this collection manifests the "anomalies and contradictions" as well as the rich variety of "Shakespeares" around the world."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Description : Offering an exciting new perspective on Shakespeare's relationship to popular culture, this work reconstructs the principal events, customs and games of the Elizabethan festive tradition and reconsiders Shakespeare's techniques in this context.
Description : How many ages hence Shall this our lofty scene be acted o’er In states unborn and accents yet unknown! – Julius Caesar, III.i.111 Many ages later, we are still enjoying Shakespeare’s works. But, too often, his plays are studied as "literature," ignoring the fact that Shakespeare wrote plays for living performance. Richard Courtney puts the focus back where it should be, helping us to understand the works of Shakespeare as dramas intended for an audience. Written for directors and actors, the eight books in the series will also interest theatregoers, scholars, and the general reader seeking a fuller understanding of Shakespeare’s works. The introduction and end notes give helpful information on life in sixteenth century England, its language and beliefs, Elizabethan theatre and stages. Each play is analyzed scene by scene, with background on the history and the leading characters, and reasons for the choice of theme. From his own wide experience as actor and director, Richard adds anecdotes and examples to illustrate directing challenges and provide practical solutions. Shakespeare’s World of Death discusses Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, and Hamlet.
Author by : International Shakespeare Association. World Congress
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Description : This collection offers 29 essays by many of the world's major scholars of the extraordinary diversity and richness of Shakespeare studies today. It ranges from examinations of the society Shakespeare himself lived in, to recent films, plays, novels and operatic adaptations in Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and the Middle East.
Description : This book explores the significance of Shakespeare in contemporary world cinema for the first time. Mark Thornton Burnett draws on a wealth of examples from Africa, the Arctic, Brazil, China, France, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, Tibet, Venezuela, Yemen and elsewhere.
Description : It is an historical record of significant events in countries around the world in the years of William Shakespeare's life and career in England. A secondary purpose is to show clearly that Shakespeare's greatness cannot be in the drama and poetry in his plays. Rather, it is in the virtually infinite variety and high quality in onstage performance opportunities his plays. I know of these because in addition to being a scholar in the works of William Shakespeare, I am an onstage performer, having played all his protagonist characters, and many others.