Shakespeare Biographies and Criticism
Essential Shakespeare Handbook
Paperback ISBN: 0789493330
Provides a beautifully illustrated, informative guide to every play in the Shakespearean canon, as well as an in-depth profile of Shakepeare's life, a portrait of the Elizabethan world and its theater, and facts about the Bard's poetry, influence, and literary significance.
The Hidden Beliefs and Coded Politics of William Shakespeare
Hardcover ISBN: 1586483161
Examines possible hidden code terms and double meanings in Shakespeare's plays, which the author maintains was the playwright's way of registering his dissent to the political situation in Elizabethan England.
The Gender of Rosalind
Interpretations : Shakespeare, Buchner, Gautier
Paperback ISBN: 0810110385
Sparkling with the wit and verbal agility that characterize his writing, Kott's scholarly volume brings together three of his most important essays, each of them grounded in a particular Shakespeare play. The title essay in The Gender of Rosalind offers a snapshot of Kott's thinking as it traces the complexities within-and implied by-As You Like It's major female character. In "Head for Maidenhead, Maidenhead for Head" Kott unbraids the interwoven themes of gender, law, and familial attachment in Measure for Measure. "The Guillotine as a Tragic Hero" deftly highlights the themes linking Georg B
Shakespeare's Restless World
Portrait of an Era
Paperback ISBN: 014312594x
The New York Times bestselling author of A History of the World in 100 Objects brings the world of Shakespeare and the Tudor era of Elizabeth I into focus We feel we know Shakespeare’s characters. Think of Hamlet, trapped in indecision, or Macbeth’s merciless and ultimately self-destructive ambition, or the Machiavellian rise and short reign of Richard III. They are so vital, so alive and real that we can see aspects of ourselves in them. But their world was at once familiar and nothing like our own. In this brilliant work of historical reconstruction Neil MacGregor and his team at the British Museum, working together in a landmark collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the BBC, bring us twenty objects that capture the essence of Shakespeare’s universe. A perfect complement to A History of the World in 100 Objects, MacGregor’s landmark New York Times bestseller, Shakespeare’s Restless World highlights a turning point in human history. This magnificent book, illustrated throughout with more than one hundred vibrant color photographs, invites you to travel back in history and to touch, smell, and feel what life was like at that pivotal moment, when humankind leaped into the modern age. This was an exhilarating time when discoveries in science and technology altered the parameters of the known world. Sir Francis Drake’s circumnavigation map allows us to imagine the age of exploration from the point of view of one of its most ambitious navigators. A bishop’s cup captures the most sacred and divisive act in Christendom. With A History of the World in 100 Objects, MacGregor pioneered a new way of telling history through artifacts. Now he trains his eye closer to home, on a subject that has mesmerized him since childhood, and lets us see Shakespeare and his world in a whole new light.
Timeless Lessons for Leaders from Shakespeare's Henry V
Paperback ISBN: 1857886038
In this fascinating book, acclaimed stage director and creative consultant Richard Olivier draws on his intimate knowledge of Henry V, and its absorbing central character, to unmask the secrets of inspirational leadership and reveal the timeless lessons it hold for managers and leaders today.
Shakespeare After All
Paperback ISBN: 0385722141
Reflecting thirty years of scholarship, a comprehensive companion to the plays of Shakespeare presents the plays in chronological order, examining the playwright's stylistic and literary development and the recurring themes and motifs of the plays, accompanied by chapters on Shakespeare's world and stage, a critical biography, and a detailed index. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.