Falstaff

Give Me Life
Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501164155
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 176
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From Harold Bloom, one of the greatest Shakespeare scholars of our time comes “a timely reminder of the power and possibility of words [and] the last love letter to the shaping spirit of Bloom’s imagination” (front page, The New York Times Book Review) and an intimate, wise, deeply compelling portrait of Falstaff—Shakespeare’s greatest enduring and complex comedic characters. Falstaff is both a comic and tragic central protagonist in Shakespeare’s three Henry plays: Henry IV, Parts One and Two, and Henry V. He is companion to Prince Hal (the future Henry V), who loves him, goads, him, teases him, indulges his vast appetites, and commits all sorts of mischief with him—some innocent, some cruel. Falstaff can be lewd, funny, careless of others, a bad creditor, an unreliable friend, and in the end, devastatingly reckless in his presumption of loyalty from the new King. Award-winning author and esteemed professor Harold Bloom writes about Falstaff with the deepest compassion and sympathy and also with unerring wisdom. He uses the relationship between Falstaff and Hal to explore the devastation of severed bonds and the heartbreak of betrayal. Just as we encounter one type of Anna Karenina or Jay Gatsby when we are young adults and another when we are middle-aged, Bloom writes about his own shifting understanding of Falstaff over the course of his lifetime. Ultimately we come away with a deeper appreciation of this profoundly complex character, and this “poignant work” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) as a whole becomes an extraordinarily moving argument for literature as a path to and a measure of our humanity. Bloom is mesmerizing in the classroom, wrestling with the often tragic choices Shakespeare’s characters make. “In this first of five books about Shakespearean personalities, Bloom brings erudition and boundless enthusiasm” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) and his exhilarating Falstaff invites us to look at a character as a flawed human who might live in our world.

Shakespeare

die Erfindung des Menschlichen
Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783827003256
Category:
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Lear

The Great Image of Authority
Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 150116421X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 176
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Harold Bloom, regarded by some as the greatest Shakespeare scholar of our time, presents an intimate, wise, deeply compelling portrait of King Lear—the third in his series of five short books about the great playwright’s most significant personalities, hailed as Bloom’s “last love letter to the shaping spirit of his imagination” on the front page of The New York Times Book Review. King Lear is perhaps the most poignant character in literature. The aged, abused monarch—a man in his eighties, like Harold Bloom himself—is at once the consummate figure of authority and the classic example of the fall from majesty. He is widely agreed to be William Shakespeare’s most moving, tragic hero. Award-winning writer and beloved professor Harold Bloom writes about Lear with wisdom, joy, exuberance, and compassion. He also explores his own personal relationship to the character: Just as we encounter one Emma Bovary or Hamlet when we are seventeen and another when we are forty, Bloom writes about his shifting understanding—over the course of his own lifetime—of Lear, so that this book also explores an extraordinarily moving argument for literature as a path to and a measure of our humanity. Bloom is mesmerizing in the classroom, wrestling with the often tragic choices Shakespeare’s characters make. He delivers that kind of exhilarating intimacy, pathos, and clarity in Lear.

König Heinrich V. / King Henry V - Zweisprachige Ausgabe


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 8026809505
Category:
Page: 448
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Macbeth

A Dagger of the Mind
Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Scribner
ISBN: 9781501164255
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 176
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From the greatest Shakespeare scholar of our time, comes a portrait of Macbeth, one of William Shakespeare’s most complex and compelling anti-heroes—the final volume in a series of five short books about the great playwright’s most significant personalities: Falstaff, Cleopatra, Lear, Iago, Macbeth. From the ambitious and mad titular character to his devilish wife Lady Macbeth to the moral and noble Banquo to the mysterious Three Witches, Macbeth is one of William Shakespeare’s more brilliantly populated plays and remains among the most widely read, performed in innovative productions set in a vast array of times and locations, from Nazi Germany to Revolutionary Cuba. Macbeth is a distinguished warrior hero, who over the course of the play, transforms into a brutal, murderous villain and pays an extraordinary price for committing an evil act. A man consumed with ambition and self-doubt, Macbeth is one of Shakespeare’s most vital meditations on the dangerous corners of the human imagination. Award-winning writer and beloved professor Harold Bloom investigates Macbeth’s interiority and unthinkable actions with razor-sharp insight, agility, and compassion. He also explores his own personal relationship to the character: Just as we encounter one Anna Karenina or Jay Gatsby when we are seventeen and another when we are forty, Bloom writes about his shifting understanding—over the course of his own lifetime—of this endlessly compelling figure, so that the book also becomes an extraordinarily moving argument for literature as a path to and a measure of our humanity. Bloom is mesmerizing in the classroom, wrestling with the often tragic choices Shakespeare’s characters make. He delivers that kind of exhilarating intimacy and clarity in Macbeth, the final book in an essential series.

Die lustige weiber von Windsor


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 184
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Der weite Raum der Zeit

Roman
Author: Jeanette Winterson
Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag
ISBN: 3641161452
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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Blinde Eifersucht und zerstörerischer Zorn – doch die Zeit heilt alle Wunden Der Londoner Investmentbanker Leo verdächtigt seine schwangere Frau MiMi, ihn mit seinem Jugendfreund Xeno zu betrügen. In rasender Eifersucht und blind gegenüber allen gegenteiligen Beweisen verstößt er MiMi und seine neugeborene Tochter Perdita. Durch einen glücklichen Zufall findet der Barpianist Shep das Baby und nimmt es mit nach Hause. Jahre später verliebt sich das Mädchen in einen jungen Mann – Xenos einzigen Sohn. Zusammen machen sie sich auf, das Rätsel ihrer Herkunft zu lösen und alte Wunden zu heilen, damit der Bann der Vergangenheit endlich gebrochen wird. Jeanette Winterson spielt souverän mit Figuren und Handlung aus Shakespeares "Das Wintermärchen" und erzählt eine verblüffend moderne Geschichte über rasende Eifersucht, blinden Selbsthass und die tiefe Sehnsucht in uns, die Fehler der Vergangenheit wieder gut zu machen.

Alle meine Freunde haben wen umgebracht

Stories
Author: Curtis Dawkins
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3518757385
Category: Fiction
Page: 200
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Curtis Dawkins schreibt aus ungewöhnlicher Perspektive. Den Weg des Schriftstellers hatte er eingeschlagen, in namhaften Magazinen veröffentlicht, geheiratet, drei Kinder bekommen. Dann tötete er auf Crack einen Mann. Jetzt sitzt er lebenslänglich im Knast. Und dort schreibt er Literatur, die taumeln lässt. Zwischen Härte und Schönheit, zwischen Gut und Böse, zwischen Liebe und Hass. Dieses Buch ist die kraftvolle literarische Anverwandlung eines Schicksals, es erzählt von Männern hinter Gittern und ihren Versuchen, etwas von dem zurückzugewinnen, was unwiderruflich verloren ist. Es spricht von Freiheit, Liebe und Familie aus der Sicht derer, die ihr Recht darauf verwirkt haben. Curtis Dawkins findet dafür eine massive Sprache, einen Sound voller Sehnsucht, Humor und Tragik. Alle meine Freunde haben wen umgebracht wird so zu einem neuen und streitbaren Meisterwerk amerikanischen Erzählens.

Cleopatra

I Am Fire and Air
Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Scribner
ISBN: 1501164171
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 160
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From Harold Bloom, one of the greatest Shakespeare scholars of our time, comes an intimate, wise, deeply compelling portrait of Cleopatra—one of the Bard’s most riveting and memorable female characters—in “a masterfully perceptive reading of this seductive play’s endless wonders” (Kirkus Reviews). Cleopatra is one of the most famous women in history—and thanks to Shakespeare, one of the most intriguing personalities in literature. She is lover of Marc Antony, defender of Egypt, and, perhaps most enduringly, a champion of life. Cleopatra is supremely vexing, tragic, and complex. She has fascinated readers and audiences for centuries and has been played by the greatest actresses of their time, from Elizabeth Taylor to Vivien Leigh to Janet Suzman to Judi Dench. Award-winning writer and beloved professor Harold Bloom writes about Cleopatra with wisdom, joy, exuberance, and compassion. He also explores his own personal relationship to the character: Just as we encounter one Anna Karenina or Jay Gatsby when we are in high school and college and another when we are adults, Bloom explains his shifting understanding of Cleopatra over the course of his own lifetime. The book becomes an extraordinarily moving argument for literature as a path to and a measure of our own humanity. Bloom is mesmerizing in the classroom, wrestling with the often tragic choices Shakespeare’s characters make. With Cleopatra, “Bloom brings considerable expertise and his own unique voice to this book” (Publishers Weekly), delivering exhilarating clarity and inviting us to look at this character as a flawed human who might be living in our world. The result is an invaluable resource from our greatest literary critic.

König Heinrich IV., Erster Teil


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 3849625745
Category:
Page: 107
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Heinrich IV. ist ein Historiendrama in zwei Teilen in Versen und Prosa von William Shakespeare, entstanden 1596/97. Die Titelfigur ist der englische König Heinrich der Vierte (1366/67−1413). Beide Teile wurden 1597 uraufgeführt. (aus wikipedia.de) Die Serie "Meisterwerke der Literatur" beinhaltet die Klassiker der deutschen und weltweiten Literatur in einer einzigartigen Sammlung. Lesen Sie die besten Werke großer Schriftsteller,Poeten, Autoren und Philosophen auf Ihrem elektronischen Lesegerät. Dieses Werk bietet zusätzlich * Eine Biografie/Bibliografie des Autors.

Shakespeare and the Shrew

Performing the Defiant Female Voice
Author: A. Kamaralli
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137291516
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 250
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An investigation of the many ways that Shakespeare uses the defiant voice of the shrew. Kamaralli explores how modern performance practice negotiates the possibilities for staging these characters who refuse to conform to standards of acceptable behaviour for women, but are among Shakespeare's bravest, wisest and most vivid creations.

Iago

The Strategies of Evil
Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501164244
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 160
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From one of the greatest Shakespeare scholars of our time, Harold Bloom presents Othello’s Iago, perhaps the Bard’s most compelling villain—the fourth in a series of five short books about the great playwright’s most significant personalities. In all of literature, few antagonists have displayed the ruthless cunning and unscrupulous deceit of Iago, the antagonist to Othello. Often described as Machiavellian, Iago is a fascinating psychological specimen: at once a shrewd expert of the human mind and yet, himself a deeply troubled man. One of Shakespeare’s most provocative and culturally relevant plays, Othello is widely studied for its complex and enduring themes of race and racism, love, trust, betrayal, and repentance. It remains widely performed across professional and community theatre alike and has been the source for many film and literary adaptations. Now award-winning writer and beloved professor Harold Bloom investigates Iago’s motives and unthinkable actions with razor-sharp insight, agility, and compassion. Why and how does Iago uses fake news to destroy Othello and several other characters in his path? What can Othello tell us about racism? Bloom is mesmerizing in the classroom, treating Shakespeare’s characters like people he has known all his life. He delivers that kind of exhilarating intimacy and clarity in these pages, writing about his shifting understanding—over the course of his own lifetime—of this endlessly compelling figure, so that Iago also becomes an extraordinarily moving argument for literature as a path to and a measure of our humanity. This is a provocative study for our time.

Die Shakespeare-Morde


Author: Jennifer Lee Carrell
Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage
ISBN: 3960481306
Category: Fiction
Page: 464
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Ein rätselhaftes Geschenk, eine tote Literaturprofessorin und ein Mörder, der seine Opfer auf ebenso grausame wie symbolhafte Weise ums Leben bringt: Als die junge Theaterregisseurin Kate Stanley auf Hinweise zu einem verschollenen Shakespeare-Drama stößt, beginnt auch für sie ein atemloser Wettlauf mit dem Tod.

Für immer, euer Prince

Aufzeichnungen aus einem Hundeleben ; Roman
Author: Matt Haig
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783442460564
Category:
Page: 378
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Die Kunst des Erzählens


Author: James Wood
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783499630163
Category:
Page: 240
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William Shakespeares Star Wars - Fürwahr, eine neue Hoffnung


Author: Ian Doescher
Publisher: Panini
ISBN: 3833228857
Category: Fiction
Page: 208
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MÖGE DER VERS MIT EUCH SEIN! Der Barde aus Stratford begibt sich in eine weit, weit entfernte Galaxis. In Shakespeares Star Wars treffen zwei Welten aufeinander, die sonst nicht in einem Atemzug genannt werden. Aber warum eigentlich nicht? Immerhin haben die Figuren aus Star Wars viel mit den Dramatis Personae eines elisabethanischen Dramas gemein: Es gibt einen weisen (Jedi-)Ritter und einen bösen (Sith-) Lord, der eine schöne Prinzessin gefangen hält. Auch der jugendliche Held, der zur Rettung eilt, fehlt nicht. Hinzu kommen noch ein kampferprobter Draufgänger und dessen treuer Begleiter. Ian Doescher hat mit diesem Drama in Stile des großen Meisters Episode IV umgedichtet und dabei alle Vorteile genutzt, die das neue Medium zu bieten hat. Das Resultat ist ein einzigartiges Lesevergnügen.

Shakespeare

die Biographie
Author: Peter Ackroyd
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783442738496
Category:
Page: 654
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Will in der Welt

Wie Shakespeare zu Shakespeare wurde
Author: Stephen Greenblatt
Publisher: Pantheon Verlag
ISBN: 3641156149
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 512
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Shakespeare ist wohl der bekannteste Dramatiker aller Zeiten, doch über sein Leben wissen wir so gut wie nichts. Kein Brief blieb von ihm erhalten, wir kennen nur ein paar dürre Lebensdaten, vereinzelte Schriftsätze aus Prozessen, die er betrieb – und ein überaus nüchternes Testament, in dem er seiner Frau sein zweitbestes Bett vermacht. In seiner hochgelobten Biographie versucht Stephen Greenblatt mit detektivischem Scharfsinn, die Lücken dieser Lebensgeschichte zu füllen und hinter das Geheimnis zu kommen, wie aus einem talentierten Jungen aus einer englischen Kleinstadt der größte Dramatiker aller Zeiten werden konnte, kurz: wie Shakespeare zu Shakespeare wurde.

Shakespeare

The Invention of the Human
Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Riverhead Trade (Paperbacks)
ISBN: 9781573227513
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 745
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Discusses each of Shakespeare's plays, and argues that Shakespeare invented the modern English language and essentially shaped human nature as we understand it today