• Literary Collections

The Taming of the Shrew


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139835238
Category: Literary Collections
Page: N.A
View: 8449
One of Shakespeare's most popular yet controversial plays, this edition of The Taming of the Shrew considers its reception in the light of the hostility and embarrassment it often arouses, taking account of both scholarly defences and modern feminist criticism of the play. For this updated edition Ann Thompson has added new sections to the Introduction which describe the 'deeply problematic' nature of debates about the play and its reception since the 1980s. She discusses recent editions and textual, performance and critical studies.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Teaching Shakespeare


Author: Rex Gibson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316609871
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 272
View: 4140
Teaching Shakespeare has been a major contribution to the knowledge and expertise of all teachers of Shakespeare from primary upwards for two decades. This full-colour second edition is in a larger format, updated to reflect modern classroom practice. It includes new contributions by leading practitioners from Shakespeare's Globe, the Shakespeare Schools Festival, the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and the Cambridge School Shakespeare editorial team. Teaching Shakespeare makes explicit the 'Active Shakespeare' principles which underpin Cambridge School Shakespeare and includes activities and advice to help teachers develop their existing good practice, making the learning of Shakespeare valuable and enjoyable for all involved.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Twelfth Night


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521618779
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 180
View: 2760
This edition of Twelfth Night is part of the groundbreaking Cambridge School Shakespeare series established by Rex Gibson. Remaining faithful to the series' active approach it treats the play as a script to be acted, explored and enjoyed. As well as the complete script of the play, you will find a variety of classroom-tested activities, an eight-page colour section and a selection of notes including information on characters, performance, history and language.

    • Desdemona (Fictitious character)

Othello


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Desdemona (Fictitious character)
Page: 253
View: 5428


    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Twelfth Night (2010 edition)

Oxford School Shakespeare
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780198328711
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 144
View: 553
Twelfth Night is a popular text for study by secondary students the world over. This edition includes illustrations, preliminary notes, reading lists (including websites) and classroom notes.

    • Denmark

Hamlet


Author: William Shakespeare,Helen Gray Cone
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Denmark
Page: 193
View: 5285

    • Drama

A Midsummer Night?s Dream


Author: William Shakespeare,Burton Raffel
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 030010653X
Category: Drama
Page: 173
View: 683
Presents the annotated text of Shakespeare's dramatic comedy in which two sets of lovers get lost in the woods and become caught up in a dispute between the fairy king and queen, along with a group of local actors preparing a play for Duke Theseus' wedding.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Twelfth Night Study Guide


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publ
ISBN: 9781562548599
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 48
View: 7501
35 reproducible exercises in each guide reinforce basic reading and comprehension skills as they teach higher order critical thinking skills and literary appreciation. Teaching suggestions, background notes, act-by-act summaries, and answer keys included.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Cambridge Student Guide to Twelfth Night


Author: Rex Gibson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521008204
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 128
View: 3202
The Cambridge Student Guide to Twelfth Night provides explanatory notes and guidance to help form the basis for the understanding of the play. It is part of a new series aimed at students from 16 years upwards in schools and colleges throughout the English-speaking world. Background information provides support and prompts inquiry for advanced level study by drawing out issues and themes related to the text. The content of each book in the series follows the pattern of an introduction; detailed running commentary on the text; insight into historical, social and cultural contexts; analysis of the language; an overview of critical approaches and different interpretations; essay-writing tips and lists of recommended resources.

Twelfth Night. Mit Materialien


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Ernst Klett Sprachen
ISBN: 9783125764118
Category:
Page: 180
View: 7472

    • Drama

Much Ado About Nothing


Author: Rex Gibson,Anthony Partington,Vicki Wienand,Richard Andrews,Richard Spencer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107619890
Category: Drama
Page: 216
View: 2420
An improved, larger-format edition of the Cambridge School Shakespeare plays, extensively rewritten, expanded and produced in an attractive new design. An active approach to classroom Shakespeare enables students to inhabit Shakespeare's imaginative world in accessible and creative ways. Students are encouraged to share Shakespeare's love of language, interest in character and sense of theatre. Substantially revised and extended in full colour, classroom activities are thematically organised in distinctive 'Stagecraft', 'Write about it', 'Language in the play', 'Characters' and 'Themes' features. Extended glossaries are aligned with the play text for easy reference. Expanded endnotes include extensive essay-writing guidance for 'Much Ado about Nothing' and Shakespeare. Includes rich, exciting colour photos of performances of 'Much Ado about Nothing' from around the world.

    • Education

Shakespeare's Language

150 Photocopiable Worksheets
Author: Rex Gibson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780521578110
Category: Education
Page: 152
View: 8607
Invaluable support for all teachers of Shakespeare in schools, colleges and institutions of higher education. Shakespeare's Language is an adaptable resource that can be used both as an introduction for GCSE students and for study at A Level, enabling students of all abilities to grasp how Shakespeare's dramatic langauge embodies the conflicts that are at the heart of all drama. This teacher's handbook contains 150 photocopiable worksheets.

    • Drama

King Richard III


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1775412113
Category: Drama
Page: 271
View: 7338
Richard III belongs to Shakespeare's folio of King Richard plays, and is the longest of his plays after Hamlet. It is classified variously as a tragedy and a history, showing the reign of Richard III in an unflattering light. The play's length springs in part from its reference to the other Richard plays, with which Shakespeare assumed his audience would be familiar. These references and characters are often edited out to create an abridged version when the play is performed for modern audiences.

The North Face of Shakespeare

Activities for Teaching the Plays
Author: James Stredder
Publisher: Ernst Klett Sprachen
ISBN: 9783125763227
Category:
Page: 280
View: 9956

    • Literary Criticism

Beyond Comedy - The Tragic Fall of Malvolio in William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night


Author: Nadja Grebe
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3656326444
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 27
View: 1048
Seminar paper from the year 2012 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald (Institut für Fremdsprachliche Philologien), course: Shakespeare's Comedies, language: English, abstract: What kind of play is Twelfth Night? This question has probably been raised by many readers of Shakespeare’s play Twelfth Night and has moreover become a central aspect of discussion for numerous critics. It is thus not surprising to find several approaches of defining the tone, style or genre of the play in annotated editions, essays and study books. (cf. Cambridge School Shakespeare, Longman Study Texts) Although there are many ways of interpreting Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night I want to spotlight one distinctive perspective, as it somewhat resembles the initial platform for this essay. “A very amusing and charming play, sunny and always enjoyable. Filled with innocent laughter and preposterous situations, it has a happy ending which restores harmony [...]. All the characters are likeable and funny [...] even Malvolio has his comic appeal, especially when he gets what he deserves at the play’s end. The whole play is simply a delightful entertainment which must never be taken seriously.” (Gibson 1993, 156) Following this interpretation of Twelfth Night however, the reader will miss much of the content that lies behind the comic apparel. Twelfth Night is not always enjoyable, as it often manages to shift the attention from the light play of love and illusion towards the more serious and worrying fate of characters like Malvolio. At yet another point in his review Gibson offers a more suitable angle to Twelfth Night: “An upsetting play which seems light and amusing on the surface yet has dark and harsh depths. It is an uneasy play about outsiders who lose” (157). According to this quote, I argue that Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night is more than just a pure comedy and even has tragic elements to it. Malvolio’s function is not simply to serve as the embodiment of a self-centred and self-loving man, who needs to be taught a lesson, but he is the victim of a cruel prank, which eventually leads to his collapse in person as well as in reputation. Thus it will be the main focus of this paper to rethink Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night as a play beyond comedy. It shall be discussed whether a classification as the one quoted earlier, grasps the whole meaning of the play or whether there are more layers to it – even underlying tragedies. With regard to David Willbern and his essay Malvolio’s Fall (1978) emphasis will be put on the character of Malvolio and the question, if there is anything like a tragic fall in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.

    • Drama

As You Like It


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781853260599
Category: Drama
Page: 102
View: 2086
As You Like It, Shakespeare's most lighthearted comedy and one of the best-loved and most performed of all his plays, was probably written in 1599 or 1600, though it was not printed until the First Folio of 1623. As its witty heroine is Shakespeare's longest female role, the play's performance history is marked by notable Rosalinds, from Hannah Pritchard and Margaret Woffington (giving rival performances in 1741), to Helen Faucit, Ada Rehan, Peggy Ashcroft, Katharine Hepburn, Vanessa Redgrave, Ronald Pickup (in an all-male production of 1967), Juliet Stevenson, and many others.

    • Literary Criticism

Twelfth Night: Language and Writing


Author: Frances E. Dolan
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472518322
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 192
View: 1856
Frances E. Dolan examines the puzzling pronouns and puns, the love poetry, mischief, and disguises of Twelfth Night, exploring its themes of grief, obsessive love, social climbing and gender identity, and helping you towards your own close-readings.