Download The Queen's Man PDF by Rory Clements Full Free and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2014-02-27 with total page 496 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Includes BONUS short story *****Part of the bestselling John Shakespeare series of Tudor spy thrillers from Rory Clements, winner of the Ellis Peters Historical Fiction Award***** '[Clements] does for Elizabeth's reign what CJ Sansom does for Henry VIII's' Sunday Times ********** England is a Judas nest of conspiracy It is 1582, and the conflict between Protestant and Catholic threatens to tear the country in two. While Queen Elizabeth I holds the reins of power, there are those whose loyalty lies with her imprisoned cousin, Mary Queen of Scots. On his first major mission for Sir Francis Walsingham, the young John Shakespeare is ordered to discover a conspiracy to free the Stuart queen from Sheffield Castle. All too soon, he realises that the tentacles of the plot reach deep into his native Warwickshire and threaten his own friends and family. His duty lies with Elizabeth - but how far will he go to protect those he loves?
Download William Shakespeare PDF by Leon Ashworth Full Free and published by Cherrytree Books. This book was released on 2004-08 with total page 32 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The life of William Shakespeare is described in this book, which is part of the British History Makers series on famous figures who shaped historical events. Through the use of artwork, documentary evidence, and fact-filled information panels, a rounded picture is given of the turbulent time in which he lived.
Download King John PDF by Joseph Candido Full Free and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2021-12-30 with total page 472 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This new volume in Shakespeare: The Critical Tradition increases our knowledge of how Shakespeare's plays were received and understood by critics, editors and general readers. Updated with a new introduction providing a survey of critical responses to the plays since the late 1930s to the present day, the volume offers, in separate sections, both critical opinions about the play across the centuries and an evaluation of their positions within and their impact on the reception of the play. The chronological arrangement of the text-excerpts engages the readers in a direct and unbiased dialogue, whereas the introduction offers a critical evaluation from a current stance, including modern theories and methods. Thus the volume makes a major contribution to our understanding of the play and of the traditions of Shakespearean criticism surrounding it as they have developed from century to century.
Download Holy Spy PDF by Rory Clements Full Free and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2015-02-26 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: *****Part of the bestselling John Shakespeare series of Tudor spy thrillers from Rory Clements, winner of the Ellis Peters Historical Fiction Award***** '[Clements] does for Elizabeth's reign what CJ Sansom does for Henry VIII's' Sunday Times ********** In London's smoky taverns, a conspiracy is brewing: a group of wealthy young Catholic dissidents plot to assassinate Elizabeth, free Mary Queen of Scots - and open England to Spanish invasion. But the conspirators have been infiltrated by Sir Francis Walsingham's top intelligencer, John Shakespeare. Shakespeare, however, is torn: the woman he loves stands accused of murder. In a desperate race against time he must save her from the noose and the realm from treachery. And then it dawns that both investigations are inextricably linked - by corruption very close to the seat of power . . .
Download The Private Life of William Shakespeare PDF by Lena Cowen Orlin Full Free and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2021-08-26 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A new biography of William Shakespeare that explores his private life in Stratford-upon-Avon, his personal aspirations, his self-determination, and his relations with the members of his family and his neighbours. The Private Life of William Shakespeare tells the story of Shakespeare in Stratford as a family man. The book offers close readings of key documents associated with Shakespeare and develops a contextual understanding of the genres from which these documents emerge. It reconsiders clusters of evidence that have been held to prove some persistent biographical fables. It also shows how the histories of some of Shakespeare's neighbours illuminate aspects of his own life. Throughout, we encounter a Shakespeare who consciously and with purpose designed his life. Having witnessed the business failures of his merchant father, he determined not to follow his father's model. His early wedding freed him from craft training to pursue a literary career. His wife's work, and probably the assistance of his parents and brothers, enabled him to make the first of the property purchases that grounded his life as a gentleman. With his will, he provided for both his daughters in ways that were suitable to their circumstances; Anne Shakespeare was already protected by dower rights in the houses and lands he had acquired. His funerary monument suggests that the man of 'small Latin and less Greek' in fact had some experience of an Oxford education. Evidences are that he commissioned the monument himself.
Author : William Shakespeare
Release Date : 1875
ISBN 10 : BL:A0026209373
Pages : 1126 pages
Rating : 4.0/5 (2 users)
Download The Works of William Shakespeare. Edited with ... Revision of the Text by C. and M. Cowden Clarke. The Leicester Square Edition; with Portrait and ... Illustrations from the Boydell Gallery in Permanent Photography PDF by William Shakespeare Full Free and published by . This book was released on 1875 with total page 1126 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download Locating the Queen's Men, 1583–1603 PDF by Holger Schott Syme Full Free and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-05-06 with total page 284 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Locating the Queen's Men presents new and groundbreaking essays on early modern England's most prominent acting company, from their establishment in 1583 into the 1590s. Offering a far more detailed critical engagement with the plays than is available elsewhere, this volume situates the company in the theatrical and economic context of their time. The essays gathered here focus on four different aspects: playing spaces, repertory, play-types, and performance style, beginning with essays devoted to touring conditions, performances in university towns, London inns and theatres, and the patronage system under Queen Elizabeth. Repertory studies, unique to this volume, consider the elements of the company's distinctive style, and how this style may have influenced, for example, Shakespeare's Henry V. Contributors explore two distinct genres, the morality and the history play, especially focussing on the use of stock characters and on male/female relationships. Revising standard accounts of late Elizabeth theatre history, this collection shows that the Queen's Men, often understood as the last rear-guard of the old theatre, were a vital force that enjoyed continued success in the provinces and in London, representative of the abiding appeal of an older, more ostentatiously theatrical form of drama.
Download The Queen's Men and Their Plays PDF by Scott McMillin Full Free and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 1998-05-28 with total page 253 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first book devoted to the Queen's Men, one of the major acting companies of the age of Shakespeare.
Download William Shakespeare PDF by Richard Dutton Full Free and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-07-27 with total page 180 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: William Shakespeare is the best-known writer in the English-speaking world. Contrary to popular myth, we actually know more about him and his career than we do about most dramatists of his era - the fruits of three hundred years of fascinated research. Whilst we know less than we would like about Shakespeare's private life, we do have a far clearer picture of his professional career, and of the theatres and social structures with which he was involved. And yet the significance of what we know is fiercely contested and we are challenged by a host of contradictions. Elizabethan actors were often classed as vagabonds yet some were also servants to royalty who performed at court. All the roles in Shakespeare's plays were acted by men, yet he wrote strong roles for women from Lady Macbeth to Rosalind. So was Shakespeare a feminist before his time? Richard Dutton tackles these and other issues which keep Shakespeare, the most influential literary life in literary history, at the centre of our cultural life today.
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Download Shakespeare: Upstart Crow to Sweet Swan PDF by Katherine Duncan-Jones Full Free and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2014-02-13 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An original and provocative study of the evolution of Shakespeare's image, building on the success of Duncan-Jones' acclaimed biography of Shakespeare. Taking a broadly chronological approach, she investigates Shakespeare's changing reputation, as a man, an actor and a poet, both from his own viewpoint and from that of his contemporaries. Many different categories of material are explored, including printed books, manuscripts, literary and non-literary sources. There are biographical elements, but it is not a biography. The change in public opinion in Shakespeare's time is quite startling: Henry Chettle attacked him as an 'upstart Crow' in 1592, an attack from which Shakespeare sought to defend himself; and yet by the time of the First Folio in 1623 he had become the 'Sweet Swan of Avon!' and was fast becoming the national treasure he remains today. This engaging and fascinating study brings the politics and fashions of Shakespeare's literary and theatrical world vividly to life
Download William Shakespeare PDF by Anita Ganeri Full Free and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2014-03-27 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Did you know that Shakespeare couldn't spell his own surname? Love him or hate him, everyone has heard of the world's most famous playwright. But did the Elizabethans think he was a genius or simply that he wrote great soap operas? Any book on Shakespeare will give you the boring facts THEY think you should know, but only this one will tell you what the bard and his mates were REALLY like ... Uncover a wealth of information about Shakespeare! Find out where he was born and look at his family tree, see a map of Shakespeare's Stratford and Shakespeare's London, find out what school was like in Shakespeare's time, what London life was like and what sort of people went to the theatre. See a cross-section illustration of the Globe and discover how special effects were created and what actors wore. Read biographies of famous actors of the era such as Edward Alleyn, Richard Burbage, Richard Tarlton and William Kempe as well as biographies of contemporary writers Ben Jonson, Thomas Kyd and Christopher Marlowe. Read famous quotes and sayings and whizz your eye over a timeline of Shakespeare's plays and of his life. This book will tell you what Shakespeare's longest or shortest play is, or even which is the most miserable or goriest? It includes plots and information about ten of Shakespeare's plays: Richard III; Romeo and Juliet; A Midsummer Night's Dream; The Merchant of Venice; Henry V; Twelfth Night; Hamlet; Othello; Macbeth and The Tempest. It highlights some of Shakespeare's funniest characters and some of those that were in love. It concludes looking at how Shakespeare died, and discusses whether Shakespeare was, in fact, Sir Francis Bacon, Edward De Vere, Roger Manners, William Stanley or Christopher Marlowe. Finally, test your knowledge of all you've read with a fun 20-question quiz.
Author : D. Cavanagh
Publisher : Springer
Release Date : 2003-12-12
ISBN 10 : 9780230005839
Pages : 197 pages
Rating : 4.2/5 (23 users)
Download Language and Politics in the Sixteenth-Century History Play PDF by D. Cavanagh Full Free and published by Springer. This book was released on 2003-12-12 with total page 197 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Language and Politics in the Sixteenth-Century History Play examines a key preoccupation of historical drama in the period 1538-1600: the threat presented by uncivil language. 'Unlicensed' speech informs the presentation of political debate in Tudor history plays and it is also the subject of their most daring political speculations. By analyzing plays by John Bale, Thomas Norton, Thomas Sackville, and Robert Greene, as well as Shakespeare, this study also argues for a more inclusive approach to the genre.
Download Shakespeare's Money PDF by Robert Bearman Full Free and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2016-04-07 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book tackles a much neglected issue--what measure of success, in financial terms, did Shakespeare enjoy? By re-examining the considerable body of surviving about his business dealings, we can track his progress from a very low base due to his father's business failure and his own imprudent marriage to one of comfortable means--but, it is strongly argued here not, as it often vaguely assumed, to one of great wealth. Instead, as is clear from the circumstancesof his daughter's marriages and from his own efforts towards the end of his life to protect his assets, he cannot be shown to have achieved convincing gentry status even in the context of a midlandsmarket town. On the other hand, especially when compared with his father's career, it is clear that he appreciated the importance of business credit and the need to avoid over-ambitious ventures.
Author : Helen Vella Bonavita
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release Date : 2017-02-03
ISBN 10 : 9781317118930
Pages : 196 pages
Rating : 4.3/5 (317 users)
Download Illegitimacy and the National Family in Early Modern England PDF by Helen Vella Bonavita Full Free and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2017-02-03 with total page 196 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This study considers the figure of the bastard in the context of analogies of the family and the state in early modern England. The trope of illegitimacy, more than being simply a narrative or character-driven issue, is a vital component in the evolving construction and representation of British national identity in prose and drama of the sixteenth and early seventeenth century. Through close reading of a range of plays and prose texts, the book offers readers new insight into the semiotics of bastardy and concepts of national identity in early modern England, and reflects on contemporary issues of citizenship and identity. The author examines play texts of the period including Bale's King Johan, Peele's The Troublesome Reign of John, and Shakespeare's King John, Richard II, and King Lear in the context of a selection of legal, religious, and polemical texts. In so doing, she illuminates the extent to which the figure of the bastard and, more generally the trope of illegitimacy, existed as a distinct discourse within the wider discursive framework of family and nation.
Download How Shakespeare Put Politics on the Stage PDF by Peter Lake Full Free and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 2016-11-15 with total page 696 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A masterful, highly engaging analysis of how Shakespeare’s plays intersected with the politics and culture of Elizabethan England With an ageing, childless monarch, lingering divisions due to the Reformation, and the threat of foreign enemies, Shakespeare’s England was fraught with unparalleled anxiety and complicated problems. In this monumental work, Peter Lake reveals, more than any previous critic, the extent to which Shakespeare’s plays speak to the depth and sophistication of Elizabethan political culture and the Elizabethan imagination. Lake reveals the complex ways in which Shakespeare’s major plays engaged with the events of his day, particularly regarding the uncertain royal succession, theological and doctrinal debates, and virtue and virtù in politics. Through his plays, Lake demonstrates, Shakespeare was boldly in conversation with his audience about a range of contemporary issues. This remarkable literary and historical analysis pulls the curtain back on what Shakespeare was really telling his audience and what his plays tell us today about the times in which they were written.
Download Shakespeare on Theatre PDF by Robert Cohen Full Free and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-09-07 with total page 130 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Shakespeare on Theatre, master acting teacher Robert Cohen brilliantly scrutinises Shakespeare's implicit theories of acting, paying close attention to the plays themselves and providing a wealth of fascinating historical evidence. What he finds will surprise scholars and actors alike – that Shakespeare's drama and his practice as an actor were founded on realism, though one clearly distinct from the realism later found in Stanislavski. Shakespeare on Acting is an extraordinary introduction to the way the plays articulate a profound understanding of performance and reflect the life and times of a uniquely talented theatre-maker.