Hamlet And The Vision Of Darkness

Hamlet And The Vision Of Darkness

Hamlet And The Vision Of Darkness

An acclaimed new interpretation of Shakespeare's Hamlet Hamlet and the Vision of Darkness is a radical new interpretation of the most famous play in the English language. By exploring Shakespeare's engagements with the humanist traditions of early modern England and Europe, Rhodri Lewis reveals a Hamlet unseen for centuries: an innovative, coherent, and exhilaratingly bleak tragedy in which the governing ideologies of Shakespeare's age are scrupulously upended. Recovering a work of far greater magnitude than the tragedy of a young man who cannot make up his mind, Lewis shows that in Hamlet, as in King Lear, Shakespeare confronts his audiences with a universe that received ideas are powerless to illuminate—and where everyone must find their own way through the dark.

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Genre : Drama
Author : Rhodri Lewis
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2020-04-14
Total Pages : 392 Pages
ISBN : 9780691204512


Hamlet And The Vision Of Darkness

Hamlet And The Vision Of Darkness

An acclaimed new interpretation of Shakespeare's Hamlet Hamlet and the Vision of Darkness is a radical new interpretation of the most famous play in the English language. By exploring Shakespeare's engagements with the humanist traditions of early modern England and Europe, Rhodri Lewis reveals a Hamlet unseen for centuries: an innovative, coherent, and exhilaratingly bleak tragedy in which the governing ideologies of Shakespeare's age are scrupulously upended. Recovering a work of far greater magnitude than the tragedy of a young man who cannot make up his mind, Lewis shows that in Hamlet, as in King Lear, Shakespeare confronts his audiences with a universe that received ideas are powerless to illuminate—and where everyone must find their own way through the dark.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author : Rhodri Lewis
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2020-05-05
Total Pages : 392 Pages
ISBN : 9780691210926


Hamnet

Hamnet

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER OF THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "[An] exceptional winner.... It expresses something profound about the human experience that seems both extraordinarily current and at the same time, enduring." --Martha Lane Fox, Chair of The Women's Prize for Fiction judges TWO EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE. A LOVE THAT DRAWS THEM TOGETHER. A PLAGUE THAT THREATENS TO TEAR THEM APART. England, 1580. A young Latin tutor--penniless, bullied by a violent father--falls in love with an eccentric young woman: a wild creature who walks her family's estate with a falcon on her shoulder and is known throughout the countryside for her unusual gifts as a healer. Agnes understands plants and potions better than she does people, but once she settles on the Henley Street in Stratford she becomes a fiercely protective mother and a steadfast, centrifugal force in the life of her young husband. His gifts as a writer are just beginning to awaken when their beloved twins, Hamnet and Judith, are afflicted with the bubonic plague, and, devastatingly, one of them succumbs to the illness. A luminous portrait of a marriage, a shattering evocation of a family ravaged by grief and loss, and a hypnotic recreation of the story that inspired one of the greatest literary masterpieces of all time, Hamnet & Judith is mesmerizing and seductive, an impossible-to-put-down novel from one of our most gifted writers. Published as Hamnet in the US and the UK.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Maggie O'Farrell
Publisher : Knopf Canada
Release : 2020-07-21
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9780735280182


Dating Hamlet

Dating Hamlet

Ophelia lives to tell the tale of what happened at Elsinore "The nights at Elsinore are longer than anywhere else. I have stayed awake these many weeks, which has aided me greatly in my portrayal of one who has gone daft. For my skin is pale as fresh daisy petals, and my eyes sink inward, rimmed by bruise-like swells of purple. The servants and courtiers whisper that surely, Ophelia . . . most beautified Ophelia . . . has lost touch." It isn't easy dating a prince, especially when that prince is Hamlet. It could easily drive a young girl to madness, or so it would seem. Since the death of his father, Ophelia's beloved Hamlet has descended into a deep depression. To make matters worse, the Danish court is filled with lies and deceit. Was Hamlet's father murdered by King Claudius? Is Polonius truly the father of Laertes? Who can be trusted as a friend? And who is to be feared as an enemy? It is up to clever Ophelia, with the help of her friends, to find a way to save her prince and herself. Only then can she finally reveal the truth about what really happened in the famed castle at Elsinore. With Shakespeare's classic play as a frame, Lisa Fiedler gives voice to Ophelia in a gripping novel full of romance, ghosts, and a touch of alchemy.

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Genre : Young Adult Fiction
Author : Lisa Fiedler
Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Release : 2002-11-01
Total Pages : 192 Pages
ISBN : 9781466813540


Shakespeare S Tragedies

Shakespeare S Tragedies

A collection containing Antony & Cleopatra, Coriolanus, Cymbeline, Julius Caesar, King Lear, Macbeth, Othello, Romeo and Juliet, The Life of Timon of Athens, The tragedy of Titus Andronicus, and The History of Troilus and Cressida.

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Genre : Drama
Author : William Shakespeare
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2013-07-18
Total Pages : 933 Pages
ISBN : 9781627932547


Othello Thrift Study Edition

Othello Thrift Study Edition

Includes the unabridged text of Shakespeare's classic play plus a complete study guide that features scene-by-scene summaries, explanations and discussions of the plot, question-and-answer sections, author biography, historical background, and more.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : William Shakespeare
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Release : 2012-04-04
Total Pages : 176 Pages
ISBN : 9780486112787


Hamlet

Hamlet

From the artistic director of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London, an account of the theater’s extraordinary two-year tour bringing Hamlet to every country on earth

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Genre : History
Author : Dominic Dromgoole
Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Release : 2017-04-26
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9780802189684


Four Shakespearean Period Pieces

Four Shakespearean Period Pieces

"Margreta de Grazia continues to change the course of Shakespeare Studies in this book, where she focuses on four key terms: anachronism, chronology, periods, and the grand secular narrative. These "unassailable" terms, once considered the bedrock of what we "know" and how we study Shakespeare, are now under debate in our particular moment in the study of the past. Anachronism in Shakespeare's plays (e.g., how Homeric-era Trojan and Greek characters could possibly know Aristotle), once an embarrassment, is now enabling new ways of understanding the plays. Or the accepted chronological composition of the plays, however well documented they may be in performance, drifts further into the murky past as evidence of collaboration, revision, and multiple authorship continues to mount and cast doubt on how the plays relate to one another, and, ultimately how they all eventually relate to the Bard himself. How is it that it took until the nineteenth century for the plays to be performed with costumes and sets appropriate to the era in which a given play's action takes place? And why do we persist in assuming that the godlessness of King Lear's BC Albion necessarily prefigures the modern secularity to come, and not apprehend the tragedy in its own terms: as a pre-Christian drama exercising its own prerogative and worldview? In successive chapters, de Grazia slowly but steadily accumulates seemingly small historical and textual details, whose cumulative effect, as one of our readers says, will be like "a bomb thrown into one of the central rooms of the grand house of literary criticism." And while the book's archive is Shakespearean, its patient, painstaking method has lessons to teach literary scholars well beyond specialists of early modern England"--

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Genre : History
Author : Margreta de Grazia
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2021-05-14
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 9780226785226


Darkness Visible

Darkness Visible

The New York Times–bestselling memoir of crippling depression and the struggle for recovery by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Sophie’s Choice. In the summer of 1985, William Styron became numbed by disaffection, apathy, and despair, unable to speak or walk while caught in the grip of advanced depression. His struggle with the disease culminated in a wave of obsession that nearly drove him to suicide, leading him to seek hospitalization before the dark tide engulfed him. Darkness Visible tells the story of Styron’s recovery, laying bare the harrowing realities of clinical depression and chronicling his triumph over the disease that had claimed so many great writers before him. His final words are a call for hope to all who suffer from mental illness that it is possible to emerge from even the deepest abyss of despair and “once again behold the stars.” This ebook features a new illustrated biography of William Styron, including original letters, rare photos, and never-before-seen documents from the Styron family and the Duke University Archives.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : William Styron
Publisher : Open Road Media
Release : 2010-05-04
Total Pages : 96 Pages
ISBN : 9781936317295


Fools Of Time

Fools Of Time

In the Alexander Lectures for 1965-66 at the University of Toronto, Dr. Frye describes the basis of the tragic vision as "being in time," in which death as "the essential event that gives shape and form to life ... defines the individual, and marks him off from the continuity of life that flows indefinitely between the past and the future." In Dr. Frye's view, three general types can be distinguished in Shakespearean tragedy, the tragedy of order, the tragedy of passion, and the tragedy of isolation, in all of which a pattern of "being in time" shapes the action. In the first type, of which Julius Caesar, Macbeth, and Hamlet are examples, a strong ruler is killed, replaced by a rebel-figure, and avenged by a nemesis-figure; in the second, represented by Romeo and Juliet, Anthony and Cleopatra, and Troilus and Cressida, authority is split and the hero is destroyed by a conflict between social and personal loyalties; and in the third, Othello, King Lear, and Timon of Athens, the central figure is cut off from his world, largely as a result of his failure to comprehend the dynamics of that world. What all these plays show us, Dr. Frye maintains, is "the impact of heroic energy on the human situation" with the result that the "heroic is normally destroyed ... and the human situation goes on surviving." Fools of Time will be welcomed not only by many scholars who are familiar with Dr. Frye's keen critical insight but also by undergraduates, graduates, high-school and university teachers who have long valued his work as a means toward a firmer grasp and deeper understanding of English literature.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author : Northrop Frye
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Release : 1996-02-06
Total Pages : 121 Pages
ISBN : 9781442656239