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ROMEO AND JULIET- William Shakespeare. All explained, and with comments. For the XXIst Century readers. By Claudia Daneu
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In "Romeo and Juliet" Shakespeare subtly depicts the very face of absurdity. Though he always composes the circumstances within his plays so that they quite make sense, he also shows the... More > reality of facts with injust and sudden end, which lack a true purpose and reject any further justification. Claudia Daneu has explained and commented the original Shakespeare´s text (edited by Howard Staunton) with the utmost carefulness. Unless every symbolical expression, metaphor, joke, ironical allusion, intra-textual or extra-textual reference, is closely studied and cleared up in its deepest meaning, Shakespeare´s genuine aim will never be understood. The present work invites the readers to approach Shakespeare´s world, to admire it in its priceless value, and to enjoy it beyond the bonds of literature. Claudia Daneu has also translated into Spanish, explained and commented, Shakespeare´s "Romeo and Juliet" and "Antony and Cleopatra".< Less
ROMEO AND JULIET- William Shakespeare. All explained, and with comments. For the XXIst Century readers. By Claudia Daneu
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In "Romeo and Juliet" Shakespeare subtly depicts the very face of absurdity. Though he always composes the circumstances within his plays so that they quite make sense, he also shows the... More > reality of facts with injust and sudden end, which lack a true purpose and reject any further justification. Claudia Daneu has explained and commented the original Shakespeare´s text (edited by Howard Staunton) with the utmost carefulness. Unless every symbolical expression, metaphor, joke, ironical allusion, intra-textual or extra-textual reference, is closely studied and cleared up in its deepest meaning, Shakespeare´s genuine aim will never be understood. The present work invites the readers to approach Shakespeare´s world, to admire it in its priceless value, and to enjoy it beyond the bonds of literature. Claudia Daneu has also translated into Spanish, explained and commented, Shakespeare´s "Romeo and Juliet" and "Antony and Cleopatra".< Less
Tolstoy on Shakespeare: A Critical Essay on Shakespeare By Leo Tolstoy
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Leo Tolstoy, was a Russian writer - novelist, essayist, dramatist and philosopher as well as a pacifist Christian anarchist and educational reformer. As a fiction writer Tolstoy is widely regarded as... More > one of the greatest of all novelists, particularly noted for his masterpieces War and Peace and Anna Karenina. In their scope, breadth and realistic depiction of 19th-century Russian life, the two books stand at the peak of realist fiction. As a moral philosopher Tolstoy was notable for his ideas on nonviolent resistance through works such as The Kingdom of God is Within You. During his life, Tolstoy came to the conclusion that William Shakespeare is a bad dramatist and not a true artist at all. Tolstoy explained his views in a critical essay on Shakespeare written in 1903. It includes the text "Shakespeare's Attitude to the Working Classes" By ERNEST CROSBY And a Letter From G. BERNARD SHAW.< Less
Shakespeare in Small Doses By Martin Wynne
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Begin by downloading one of Shakespeare’s plays; then consider the options. Make reading easier by converting some dialogue into contemporary English or paraphrasing difficult Shakespearean... More > wording. Change the story line. Switch the genders of some characters. Add a running commentary from the perspective of any character. Create one or more final speeches. The six plays offer examples of how a word processor can be used to make changes to Shakespeare’s works. The method used to make the changes is explained in detail. A set of step by step instructions is included.< Less
William Shakespeare's "A MIdsummer Night's Dream": A Retelling in Prose By David Bruce
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This is an easy-to-read retelling of William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream," whose major theme is love and the silly things it makes us do: 1) Love can make us see a... More > distinction where no real distinction exists. 2) Love can make us desire someone who is totally unsuitable for us. 3) Love can make us blind to the loved one’s faults. 4) Love can make us jealous. 5) Love can make friends enemies. 6) Love can make us quarrelsome. 7) Love can make us fickle. 8) If we are rejected, love can make us have low self-esteem (e.g., Helena). 9) Love can make us chase after someone who hates us. 10) Love can make us attempt to use reason to explain love although love is a nonrational emotion. (Lysander does this.) 11) Love is not irrational, although it can make people act in silly ways. Love is nonrational. 12) One of the best comments on the nonrationality of love is made by Bottom: “And yet, to say the truth, reason / and love keep little company together nowadays.”< Less
BLACKBOARD FICTION Text Guide: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE By L E Jenkinson
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Designed with the independent student in mind, studying at home without the benefit of a teacher on hand to explain the details, this guide to the play text will talk you through every Act and Scene... More > in plain, formal English, while at the same time giving you an excellent example of essay-writing style. Two tutors in one! Whether you’re studying on your own or in class, this guide will speed you through the layers of meaning of Shakespeare’s language and help you fully understand the play and how to write about it.< Less
Montague and Capulet By Zas
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Antonio Montague and Francesco Capulet are best friends, blood brothers even. Yet when at a ball with their friend Eugeleus, Antonio and Francesco both fall for the enigmatic Lilia Benutti, and from... More > that night unfolds events that lead us into the well known family fued of Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet'..... 'Montague and Capulet', the prequel to Shakespeare's classic, takes a new look at the history of the Montague and Capulet families, and attempts to explain why it is that the fued occurs...< Less
The mathematics of irony By Weurther Heckslin-Smyth
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Ever wanted to write a play like Hamlet or Othello? This book explains how to do it by analysing Shakespeare's plays to find a deep structure that is extremely simple that is repeated within his... More > works. This book shows you the key to writing works like the bard which when understood gives an understanding why irony exists in the world using an analytical approach. There is a mathematical explanation of how to build a narrative of this quality that any reader with basic mathematical education can interpret and work from.< Less
The mathematics of irony By Weurther Heckslin-Smyth
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Ever wanted to write a play like Hamlet or Othello? This book explains how to do it by analysing Shakespeare's plays to find a deep structure that is extremely simple that is repeated within his... More > works. This book shows you the key to writing works like the bard which when understood gives an understanding why irony exists in the world using an analytical approach. There is a mathematical explanation of how to build a narrative of this quality that any reader with basic mathematical education can interpret and work from.< Less
The Love Tests In King Lear and Macbeth By George F. Held
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This essay forms Chapters 3 and 4 of my ebook: A Christian Pattern In Shakespeare’s Tragedies: Hamlet, King Lear, Macbeth, and Othello, available at Lulu. Lastly and most importantly, the... More > action of both plays is structured around a pair of love tests: one at or near the beginning of each play, and the other at or near its end. In both plays the first love test illuminates the personality of the female deuteragonist and the quality of her love for the male protagonist; in both the second love test illuminates the character of the male protagonist, the quality of his love for the female deuteragonist, and the nature of her effect on him. In both the second love test consists of the male protagonist’s reaction to the death of the female deuteragonist. In both the results of the love tests are mutually illuminating: they help to explain each other and much else in these plays.< Less