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Shakespeare S Sonnets Retold

Author : William Shakespeare
ISBN : 9781984823472
Genre : Poetry
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An enlightening and entertaining collection of the most esteemed love poems in the English canon, retold in contemporary language everyone can understand James Anthony has long enjoyed poetry with a strict adherence to beat, rhythm, and rhyming patterns, which he likens to the very best pop songs. This drew him to the rewarding 14-line structure of Shakespeare’s sonnets, yet he often found their abstract language frustratingly unintelligible. One day, out of curiosity, he rewrote Sonnet 18—Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day—line-by-line, in the strict five-beat iambic pentameter and rhyming patterns of the original, but in a contemporary language a modern reader could easily understand. The meaning and sentiment—difficult to spot, initially—came to life, revealing new intricacies in the workings of Shakespeare's heart. And so, James embarked on a full-time, year-long project to rewrite all 154 of the Bard's eternal verses creating SHAKESPEARE'S SONNETS, RETOLD. This collection of masterful reinterpretations brilliantly demystifies and breathes new life into Shakespeare's work, demonstrating the continued resonance of a playwright whose popularity remains over 400 years after his death. Now, the passion, heartbreak, deception, reconciliation, and mortality of Shakespeare’s originals can be understood by all, without the need to cross reference to an enjoyment-sapping study-guide. Coming with a foreword by Stephen Fry, this is a stunning collection of beautiful love poems made new.
Category: Poetry

Shakespeare S Sonnets Freshly Phrased

Author : William Shakespeare
ISBN : 143511034X
Genre : Sonnets, English
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This book contains Shakespeare's classic sonnets rephrased for modern readers by Joseph Gallagher.
Category: Sonnets, English

Shakespeare S Sonnets Retold

Author : William Shakespeare
ISBN : 0753553155
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'James Anthony has done something I would have confidently stated to be impossible. He has "translated" Shakespeare's sonnets and he has done so with an insolent, loveable charm ... A dazzling success' - Stephen Fry Rediscover the greatest love poetry ever written Shall I compare you to a summer's day? You're more delightful, always shining strong; High winds blow hard on flowering buds in May, And summer never seems to last that long... Shakespeare's sonnets are some of the nation's favourite lines of verse, but the Elizabethan language can make it difficult to really understand them. Many guides offer to clarify the meaning, but lose the magic of the words by explaining them away. James Anthony has done something boldly different. He has rewritten the whole series of poems as sonnets using modern language, while retaining the rhythm and rhyme patterns that gives them such power. In doing so he breathes new life into the original poems and opens them up for a modern readership, demystifying Shakespeare's eternal poetry with provocative new translations and delightful new lines. Presented as an attractive book with the original sonnets facing their new translations, this is a stunning collection of beautiful love poems, made new.

Teaching Shakespeare In Primary Schools

Author : Stefan Kucharczyk
ISBN : 9781000449662
Genre : Education
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Teaching Shakespeare in Primary Schools offers guidance and practical ideas for teaching Shakespeare’s plays across Key Stage 1 and 2. It demonstrates how the plays can engage young readers in exciting, immersive and fun literacy lessons and illustrates how the powerful themes, iconic characters and rich language remain relevant today. Part 1 explores the place of classic texts in modern classrooms – how teachers can invite children to make meaning from Shakespeare’s words – and considers key issues such as gender and race, and embraces modern technology and digital storytelling. Part 2 presents Shakespeare’s plays: The Tempest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, Macbeth and The Winter’s Tale. For each play, there is a suggested sequence of activities that will guide teachers through the process of inspiring children, incubating ideas and making connections all before responding to it through drama, writing and other subjects. You don’t need to be an actor, a scholar or even an extrovert to get the best out of Shakespeare! Written by experienced teachers, this book is an essential resource for teachers of all levels of experience who want to teach creative, engaging and memorable lessons.
Category: Education

Themes And Variations In Shakespeare S Sonnets

Author : J B Leishman
ISBN : 9781135032784
Genre : Literary Criticism
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First published in 1961. This study analyses Shakespeare's treatment of the universal themes of Beauty, Love and Time. He compares Shakespeare with other great poets and sonnet writers - Pindar, Horace and Ovid, with Petrarch, Tasso and Ronsart, with Shakespeare's own English predecessors and contemporaries, notably Spenser, Daniel and Drayton and with John Donne. By discussing their resemblances and differences, a not altogether orthodox picture of Shakespeare's attitude to life is presented, which suggests that he was not as phlegmatic and equable a person as critics have often supposed.
Category: Literary Criticism

The World Of Shakespeare S Sonnets

Author : Robert Matz
ISBN : UOM:39015073859970
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Of Shakespeare's sonnets we know many details but little of their subjects and motives. This book delineates the customs and beliefs that shaped the sonnets, Shakespeare's life and world, and considers them in that context. This book argues for understan
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Antony And Cleopatra

Author : William Shakespeare
ISBN : 1495901556
Genre : Fiction
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Have you ever thought of Shakespeare as a fast-paced, action-filled, page-turning...novel?!Shakespeare plays on stage make for fantastic theatrics! But when you read it as a book...some of it's glory can be lost. This novelization of Anthony and Cleopatra uses a more modern language and narration to capture the story as a novel.This book is part of an expanding series that retells Shakespeare into fiction.
Category: Fiction

Naming Thy Name

Author : Elaine Scarry
ISBN : 9780374713867
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A fascinating case for the identity of Shakespeare’s beautiful young man SHAKESPEARE’S SONNETS ARE indisputably the most enigmatic and enduring love poems written in English. They also may be the most often argued-over sequence of love poems in any language. But what is it that continues to elude us? While it is in part the spellbinding incantations, the hide-and-seek of sound and meaning, it is also the mystery of the noble youth to whom Shakespeare makes a promise—the promise that the youth will survive in the breath and speech and minds of all those who read these sonnets. “How can such promises be fulfilled if no name is actually given?” Elaine Scarry asks. This book is the answer. Naming Thy Name lays bare William Shakespeare’s devotion to a beloved whom he not only names but names repeatedly in the microtexture of the sonnets, in their architecture, and in their deep fabric, immortalizing a love affair. By naming his name, Scarry enables us to hear clearly, for the very first time, a lover’s call and the beloved’s response. Here, over the course of many poems, are two poets in conversation, in love, speaking and listening, writing and writing back. In a true work of alchemy, Scarry, one of America’s most innovative and passionate thinkers, brilliantly synthesizes textual analysis, literary criticism, and historiography in pursuit of the haunting call and recall of Shakespeare’s verse and that of his (now at last named) beloved friend.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Cumulative Book Index

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ISBN : UOM:39015058373252
Genre : American literature
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A world list of books in the English language.
Category: American literature

Retelling Shakespeare S Tragedies

Author : Cassidy Kao
ISBN : 1985345374
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Cassidy wrote this book because she wanted to help everyone understand Shakespeare. She started to get interested in Shakespeare's plays when she was seven. Although the language could be hard to understand in the beginning because of the time period the plays were written, the stories are timeless. Cassidy's goal of writing this book is to lay out the story line for people who are not familiar with Shakespeare's plays so when they go see the plays, they will understand everything that's happening in the play. She chose to retell Shakespeare's tragedies because she liked the complicated plots of these plays and the way Shakespeare kept her in suspense. She couldn't wait to find out who got into trouble this time. The five plays she retold are Macbeth, King Lear, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet and Othello. She organized this book into three parts: the retelling of the five Shakespeare tragedies, the sonnets and poems, and the riddles. She hopes you'll enjoy this book and will start to enjoy Shakespeare's plays too!

Othello Retold In Plain And Simple English

Author : William Shakespeare
ISBN : 1491028351
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Othello--a play full of secret marriage, evil villains, and revenge! It's often credited as one of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies!. But if your like many people, you just don't get it! If you don't understand Shakespeare, then you are not alone.If you have struggled in the past reading Shakespeare, then BookCaps can help you out. This book is a modern translation of Othello.The original text is also presented in the book, along with a comparable version of the modern text.This is a side by side edition--the modern text is in the right column and the original is in the left.We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.

Shakespeare S Greatest Hits

Author : William Shakespeare
ISBN : 1490992723
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Adapted from the work of William Shakespeare. Twenty of the most famous plays by the Western World's greatest wordsmith come alive in this modern, easy-to-read retelling of their storylines. Explore the main characters, the plots, and the conclusions of these timeless masterpieces of higher civilization and discover why the whole world holds the Bard of Stratford-upon-Avon in awe. These stories are vital to any Eurocentric cultural education, and no one of any standing should be in ignorance of them. Now anyone can enjoy these works in the format of conventional stories, rather than complicated plays-ideal for adults and younger readers alike. Also includes a short overview of Shakespeare's life and a final chapter consisting of many of the best quotes and sage advice drawn directly from the text of this "man for all ages." Contents Preface A Brief Life of Shakespeare A Midsummer Night's Dream The Tempest As You Like It The Winter's Tale King Lear Twelfth Night Much Ado about Nothing Romeo and Juliet Pericles Hamlet Cymbeline Macbeth The Comedy of Errors The Merchant of Venice Timon of Athens Othello The Taming of the Shrew Measure for Measure Two Gentlemen of Verona All's Well That Ends Well Quotations from Shakespeare

The Oxford Handbook Of Shakespeare S Poetry

Author : Jonathan Post
ISBN : 9780191665066
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare's Poetry contains thirty-eight original essays written by leading Shakespeareans around the world. Collectively, these essays seek to return readers to a revivified understanding of Shakespeare's verbal artistry in both the poems and the drama. The volume understands poetry to be not just a formal category designating a particular literary genre but to be inclusive of the dramatic verse as well, and of Shakespeare's influence as a poet on later generations of writers in English and beyond. Focusing on a broad set of interpretive concerns, the volume tackles general matters of Shakespeare's style, earlier and later; questions of influence from classical, continental, and native sources; the importance of words, line, and rhyme to meaning; the significance of songs and ballads in the drama; the place of gender in the verse, including the relationship of Shakespeare's poetry to the visual arts; the different values attached to speaking 'Shakespeare' in the theatre; and the adaptation of Shakespearean verse (as distinct from performance) into other periods and languages. The largest section, with ten essays, is devoted to the poems themselves: the Sonnets, plus 'A Lover's Complaint', the narrative poems, Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece, and 'The Phoenix and the Turtle'. If the volume as a whole urges a renewed involvement in the complex matter of Shakespeare's poetry, it does so, as the individual essays testify, by way of responding to critical trends and discoveries made during the last three decades.
Category: Literary Criticism

Sovereign Amity

Author : Laurie Shannon
ISBN : 0226749665
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Renaissance formulations of friendship typically cast the friend as "another self" and idealized a pair of friends as "one soul in two bodies." Laurie Shannon's Sovereign Amity puts this stress on the likeness of friends into context and offers a historical account of its place in English culture and politics. Shannon demonstrates that the likeness of sex and station urged in friendship enabled a civic parity not present in other social forms. Early modern friendship was nothing less than a utopian political discourse. It preceded the advent of liberal thought, and it made its case in the terms of gender, eroticism, counsel, and kingship. To show the power of friendship in early modernity, Shannon ranges widely among translations of classical essays; the works of Elizabeth I, Montaigne, Donne, and Bacon; and popular literature, to focus finally on the plays of Shakespeare. Her study will interest scholars of literature, history, gender, sexuality, and political thought, and anyone interested in a general account of the English Renaissance.
Category: Literary Criticism

Shakespeare Classics For Kids

Author : Charles Lamb
ISBN : 6050375631
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+ Illustrated Edition In this wonderful book, Shakespeare's best tales are reduced to a simple level and retold in a more modern style that children--and, of course, adults too--could easily read and understand. A great introduction to comprehend, interpret, evaluate, and appreciate Shakespeare's sonnets and plays. The collection features twenty plays: + Romeo and Juliet + Hamlet + Othello + A Midsummer Night's Dream + Macbeth + As You Like It + Much Ado About Nothing + The Winter's Tale + The Tempest + The Two Gentlemen of Verona + The Merchant of Venice + Cymbeline + King Lear + All's Well that Ends Well + The Taming of the Shrew + The Comedy of Errors + Measure for Measure + Twelfth Night, or What You Will + Timon of Athens + Pericles, Prince of Tyre A great intro! A good summary! The best guide to Shakespeare!

Authorizing Shakespeare On Film And Television

Author : L. Monique Pittman
ISBN : 1433106647
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Authorizing Shakespeare on Film and Television examines recent film and television transformations of William Shakespeare's drama by focusing on the ways in which modern directors acknowledge and respond to the perceived authority of Shakespeare as author, text, cultural icon, theatrical tradition, and academic institution. This study explores two central questions. First, what efforts do directors make to justify their adaptations and assert an interpretive authority of their own? Second, how do those self-authorizing gestures impact upon the construction of gender, class, and ethnic identity within the filmed adaptations of Shakespeare's plays? The chosen films and television series considered take a wide range of approaches to the adaptative process - some faithfully preserve the words of Shakespeare; others jettison the Early Modern language in favor of contemporary idiom; some recreate the geographic and historical specificity of the original plays, and others transplant the plot to fresh settings. The wealth of extra-textual material now available with film and television distribution and the numerous website tie-ins and interviews offer the critic a mine of material for accessing the ways in which directors perceive the looming Shakespearean shadow and justify their projects. Authorizing Shakespeare on Film and Television places these directorial claims alongside the film and television plotting and aesthetic to investigate how such authorizing gestures shape the presentation of gender, class, and ethnicity.
Category: Literary Criticism