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.

Lear

The Great Image of Authority
Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Scribner
ISBN: 1501164201
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 176
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From one of the greatest Shakespeare scholars of our time, a beloved professor who has taught the Bard for over half a century—an intimate, wise, deeply compelling portrait of Lear, arguably Shakespeare’s most tragic and compelling character, the third in a series of five short books hailed as Harold Bloom’s “last love letter to the shaping spirit of his imagination” (The New York Times Book Review). King Lear is one of the most famous and compelling characters in literature. The aged, abused monarch—a man in his eighties, like Bloom himself—is at once the consummate figure of authority and the classic example of the fall from grace and widely agreed to be 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 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. Now he brings that insight to his “measured, thoughtful assessment of a key play in the Shakespeare canon” (Kirkus Reviews). “Lear is a “short, superb book that has a depth of observation acquired from a lifetime of study” (Publishers Weekly).

Генрих IV


Author: Уильям Шекспир
Publisher: Мультимедийное издательство Стрельбицкого
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Трагедия «Генрих IV» - историческая хроника гениального драматурга Уильяма Шекспира (англ. William Shakespeare, 1564-1616).***. В пьесе рассказывается о времени правления Генриха IV и о его планах осуществить поход на Святую Землю, чтобы отомстить за убийство Ричарда II. Уильям Шекспир – автор более тридцати пьес, среди которых «Гамлет», «Макбет», «Буря», исторические хроники «Ричард III», «Генрих IV» и «Генрих VI», великолепная пьеса «Цимбелин» и драма «Венецианский купец». Творчество великого английского поэта уже несколько столетий покоряет мировые театральные сцены: по количеству сыгранных пьес Уильям Шекспир занимает первое место.

Thinking About Shakespeare


Author: Kay Stockholder
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119059046
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 248
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Explores the challenges of maintaining bonds, living up to ideals, and fulfilling desire in Shakespeare’s plays In Thinking About Shakespeare, Kay Stockholder reveals the rich inner lives of some of Shakespeare’s most enigmatic characters and the ways in which their emotions and actions shape and are shaped by the social and political world around them. In addressing all genres in the Shakespeare canon, the authors explore the possibility of people being constant to each other in many different kinds of relationships: those of lovers, kings and subjects, friends, and business partners. While some bonds are irrevocably broken, many are reaffirmed. In all cases, the authors offer insight into what drives Shakespeare’s characters to do what they do, what draws them together or pulls them apart, and the extent to which bonds can ever be eternal. Ultimately, the most durable bond may be between the playwright and the audience, whereby the playwright pleases and the audience approves. The book takes an in-depth look at a dozen of The Bard’s best-loved works, including: A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Romeo and Juliet; The Merchant of Venice; Richard II; Henry IV, Part I; Hamlet; Troilus and Cressida; Othello; Macbeth; King Lear; Antony and Cleopatra; and The Tempest. It also provides an epilogue titled: Prospero and Shakespeare. Written in a style accessible for all levels Discusses 12 plays, making it a comprehensive study of Shakespeare’s work Covers every genre of The Bard’s work, giving readers a full sense of Shakespeare’s art/thought over the course of his oeuvre Provides a solid overall sense of each play and the major characters/plot lines in them Providing new and sometimes unconventional and provocative ways to think about characters that have had a long critical heritage, Thinking About Shakespeare is an enlightening read that is perfect for scholars, and ideal for any level of student studying one of history’s greatest storytellers.

Cleopatra

I Am Fire and Air
Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 150116418X
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.

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.

Король Генрих V


Author: Шекспир, Уильям
Publisher: Aegitas
ISBN: 5000649362
Category: Fiction
Page: 138
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Драма У. Шекспира «Король Генрих V» (англ. Henry V), полностью «Хроника-история Генриха Пятого») — историческая хроника, изображающая поход английского короля Генриха V во Францию в ходе Столетней войны. В Англии «Генрих V» — традиционно одна из самых популярных шекспировских хроник, источник многих вошедших в английский язык цитат. В пьесе ярко выражены патриотические мотивы (знаменитый монолог Генриха перед битвой «Сегодня день святого Криспиана»), показана победа над французами в битве при Азенкуре. в конце пьесы Генрих обручается с дочерью Карла VI Екатериной.

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

Shakespeare's Henry IV


Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Riverhead Trade (Paperbacks)
ISBN: 9781594480102
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 292
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From Bloom's now-canonical book "Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human" come sustained meditations on Shakespeare's greatest histories, comedies, and tragedies. Each book contains the play's complete text.

Macbeth

A Dagger of the Mind
Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501164279
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 160
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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.

Шекспир: Биография


Author: П.Акройд
Publisher: Альпина Паблишер
ISBN: 5961449726
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 560
View: 1984
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О Шекспире — человеке, который столь сильно повлиял на английский язык и мировую литературу, — достоверно известно немногое. Большая часть свидетельств — косвенные, а рассказы о нем — из третьих уст. В своей книге «Шекспир: Биография» Питер Акройд отвечает на главный вопрос: как смог сын перчаточника, провинциальный паренек без университетского образования, создать без малого 40 пьес, которые не сходят с театральных подмостков всего мира вот уже несколько веков. Питер Акройд в очередной раз делает невозможное: воссоздает время и эпоху Шекспира и погружает читателя в мир театра XVI века.

Сонеты и поэмы


Author: Уильям Шекспир
Publisher: Litres
ISBN: 5041195773
Category: Poetry
Page: N.A
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Поэма «Венера и Адонис» принесла славу Шекспиру среди образованной публики, говорят, лондонские прелестницы держали книгу под подушкой, а оксфордские студенты заучивали наизусть целые пассажи и распевали их на улицах. «Лукреция» также имела немалый успех у читателя, в основу поэмы положен сюжет из древнеримской истории, описанный Титом Ливием и Овидием, пересказанный Дж. Чосером в «Легендах о добрых женах».Дискуссии вокруг сонетов Уильяма Шекспира до сих пор не утихают: действительно ли сонеты автобиографичны? Существовал ли любовный треугольник, о котором говорится в сонетах 133, 134 и 144? Кто был прототипом Друга и Смуглой дамы? Знаменитые сонеты Шекспира издаются в классическом переводе Самуила Маршака.В дополнение вошли четыре эссе переводчика Г. М. Кружкова, посвященные интригующим и не до конца проясненным вопросам, касающимся поэм Шекспира и его сонетов.

Лекции о Шекспире


Author: Уистен Оден
Publisher: Litres
ISBN: 5041532915
Category: Education
Page: N.A
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Уистен Хью Оден (1907–1973) – англо-американский поэт, драматург, эссеист. Оден читал лекции о Шекспире в ньюйоркской Новой школе социальных наук в 1946-1947 годах. Детально восстановленные Артуром Киршем по конспектам студентов, особенно Алана Ансена, ставшего впоследствии секретарем и другом Одена, лекции позволяют лучше понять не только творчество Шекспира, но и самого Одена. По словам Ансена, “оденовские лекции о Шекспире – удивительное сочетание спокойного, терпеливого ума и поразительных прозрений – яркие, оригинальные, широкие по охвату, бесстрашные, свободные от слащавого почитания и очень, очень умные”.

Shakespeare the Complete Works


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
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Wisdom

Conversations with the Elder Wise Men of Our Day
Author: James Nelson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Artists
Page: 273
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Shakespeare at Work


Author: John Jones
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198186885
Category: Drama
Page: 292
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Why did Shakespeare revise his plays? In a brilliant and pioneering analysis, the distinguished critic John Jones explores the critical and dramatic significance of Shakespeare's revisions. Analyzing such plays as Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, and Troilus and Cressida, he reveals the artistic impact of the revisions and their importance for our understanding of each play's moral and metaphysical foundations.

By Me, William Shakespeare


Author: Robert Payne
Publisher: Dodd Mead
ISBN: N.A
Category: Dramatists, English
Page: 469
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A new biography of Shakespeare--playwright, poet, actor, stage manager, producer, and family man--examines each play and sonnet and presents the climate in which Shakespeare created his works

From Illusion to Reality in Shakespeare


Author: Hiroshi Miyoshi
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Drama
Page: 72
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The Spectator


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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23 Plays and the Sonnets


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Drama
Page: 1090
View: 5934
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