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 William Shakespeare - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Shakespeare is considered by many to be the greatest writer in the English language, as well as one of the greatest in Western literature, and one of the world's pre-eminent dramatists.
Shakespeare is believed to have produced most of his work between 1586 and 1616, although the exact dates and chronology of the plays attributed to him are often uncertain.
Shakespeare is buried in the chancel of Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-upon-Avon.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Shakespeare   (3399 words)

 Wikinfo | William Shakespeare   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The baptism of Shakespeare is recorded on April 26 of that year and the 23rd has traditionally been considered his birthday.
Shakespeare became an actor, writer and ultimately part-owner of an acting company known as The Lord Chamberlain's Men - the company was named, like others of the period, for their aristocratic sponsor.
Shakespeare's plays continue to be widely studied and performed and are a firm part of the Western canon of literature.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=William_Shakespeare   (1034 words)

 William Shakespeare Biography
Shakespeare's position with the Lord Chamberlain's Men was a source of professional stability that probably had a great deal to do with his growth and maturation as a writer.
Shakespeare's apprentice comedies are quite "inventive" in many respects, particularly in the degree to which they "overgo" the conventions and devices the young playwright drew upon.
Romance is also a key ingredient in the concluding arias of Shakespeare's next comedy, The Merchant of Venice, where Bassanio and Portia, Lorenzo and Jessica, and Gratiano and Nerissa celebrate the happy consummation of three love quests and contemplate the music of the spheres from a magical estate known symbolically as Belmont.
people.brandeis.edu /~teuber/shakespearebio.html   (12273 words)

 College Literature: Shakespeare After Mass Media/Spectacular Shakespeare: Critical Theory and Popular Cinema/All About ...
Shakespeare, transformed from poet into postmodern industry, has long since succumbed to the "universal wolf" of commodity reification, a politico-economic dynamic the bard himself perhaps prophesied as Hugh Grady has recently argued in his analysis of Ulysses' speech on degree (Qtd.
The phenomenon of Shakespeare in Bollywood is explored by Julie Sanders's fine analysis of Leslie Forbes's novel Bombay Ice that heavily draws from The Tempest to explore, as Sanders argues, the post-colonial problem of locating an indigenous Indian culture "in a sphere dominated by Western capitalists" (165).
Overall, Sanders's novelists use Shakespeare and also modern criticism of him to warn the reader-and themselves-against conflating the normal with the natural or the meaningful with the closed and typical.Things may or may not seem exactly what they are.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa3709/is_200404/ai_n9344958   (1028 words)

 The Tempest Summary & Essays - William Shakespeare
And while Shakespeare may have had a hand in The Two Noble Kinsman (written a decade or so after The Tempest and assigned to dual authorship), The Tempest is customarily identified as the Bard's last stage piece.
The romance genre is distinguished by the inclusion (and synthesis) of these tragic, comic, and problematical ingredients and further marked by a happy ending (usually concluding with a masque or dance) in which all, or most, of the characters are brought into harmony.
The play was composed by Shakespeare as a multi-sensory theater experience, with sound, and especially music, used to complement the sights of the play, and all of it interwoven by the author with lyrical textual passages that overflow with exotic images, trifling sounds, and a palpable lushness.
www.allshakespeare.com /tempest   (452 words)

 Shakespeares Late Plays   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Shakespeare’s romances, “Pericles,” “Cymbeline,” “The Winter’s Tale” and “The Tempest,” provide a striking contrast to his earlier comedies, histories and tragedies.
We will discuss some of the common features of these late plays, view clips from films and videos, and catch a full-length production of “The Tempest” videotaped before a live audience at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Canada.
Gordon Lell, Ph.D., has shared his passion for Shakespeare with students at Concordia for the past 35 years.
www.cord.edu /dept/fmcomm/ShakespearesLatePlays.htm   (145 words)

 Shakespearean Romances | Shakespeare and the Romance Tradition | The Romantic and Shakespeare | Questia.com Online ...
Shakespeare's Romances: A Study of Some Ways of the Imagination
Shakespeare the Playwright: A Companion to the Complete Tragedies, Histories, Comedies, and Romances
In this connection it is significant...them were memorably presented in the romances which continued to be immensely...
www.questia.com /library/literature/literature-of-specific-countries/british-literature/16th-century/shakespeare/shakespearean-romances.jsp   (560 words)

 Powell's Books - Reading Popular Romance in Early Modern England by Lori Humphrey Newcomb
Lori Humphrey Newcomb examines the proliferation of romances in early modern England, as well as their vilification by elite writers.
Using as her case study Robert Greenes Pandosto (1585), an Elizabethan prose romance that inspired Shakespeares late play, The Winters Tale, she shows that the two forms of literature influenced each other profoundly.
Because Shakespeares works are considered timeless literary achievements, critics have distanced his plays from his romantic sources -a separation that until now has gone unquestioned.
www.powells.com /biblio?PID=719&cgi=product&isbn=0231123787   (240 words)

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This exciting and approachable text provides colorful, yet simple descriptions of Shakespeare's life, Tudor England, Renaissance Europe, and global colonialism during the 16th and early 17th centuries.
Shakespeare's World opens the door to students who are curious about the Bard and his world, providing an easy-to-understand overview of the time period and key events that impacted or were impacted by Shakespeare's writing.
Enables students to appreciate the impact of the era of Shakespeare on his work, as well as the impact of Shakespeare's work on the era.
vig.prenhall.com:8081 /catalog/academic/EZPrint_Product/0,2989,0130971014,00.html   (372 words)

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Shakespeare is my passion, and I am currently most interested in issues of law and justice in Shakespeare's histories and tragedies.
William Shakespeare may have been the greatest playwright of all time, but his plays were probably MOST effective when they were performed during his day by his actors on his stage for his audience.
Shakespeare was not a filmmaker, nor he did he have any knowledge of standard American realism, or the well-made play.
www.chass.utoronto.ca /emls/iemls/shaksper/biogs/g.txt   (18694 words)

 Books by, for, about Shakespeare   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Shakespeare the Historian Pugliatti, Paola (Professor of English, University of Florence, Italy)
Shakespeare on Film Belsey, Catherine (Professor of English Literature and Chair, Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory, University of Wales);Breight, Curt (Associate Professor of English, University of Pittsburgh, USA);Collick, John (Waseda Uni Staging Masculinities; History, Gender, Performance; Mangan, Michael (Professor of Drama, University of Wales, Aberystwyth)
Shakespeare: Seven Tragedies Revisited The Dramatist's Manipulation of Response; Honigmann, Ernst (formerly Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham, University of Glasgow and University of Newcastle)
book.look-4-it.com /Shakespeare   (5875 words)

 William Shakespeare Shakespeare as a Writer of Comedy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Shakespeare's interest in comedy—in its conventions, characters, traditions, and forms—was both searching and lifelong.
Even if we except the late romances as a separate but closely allied genre, we can count thirteen plays, one-third of Shakespeare's canon, as full-fledged experiments with dramatic comedy.
When we add to that the recognition that some of Shakespeare's best comic characters and situations lie in other genres—witness Falstaff in the history plays, Mercutio and the Nurse in Romeo and Juliet, and the Clown-Gravedigger in Hamlet—we can say with assurance that a...
www.enotes.com /shakespeare-masters/47582   (155 words)

 Berkeley English: Courses: Upper Division
My lectures will tend to emphasize Shakespeare's reworking of race, gender, sexuality, and the family in these plays, but I hope that the classroom will be a place of lively exchange, in which you feel free to challenge my ideas and to develop your own interests.
Course Description: In this course we'll be studying Shakespeare's richest work in the London theater from early in his career to his retirement from the stage.
To help visualize both the possibilities and problems of interpreting Shakespeare's texts, we'll view scenes on videotape as often as is practicable--and we'll try to leave time for some interactive conversation in class.
english.berkeley.edu /courses/upperSP05.html   (5454 words)

 Reading Popular Romance In Early Modern England; Author: Newcomb, Lori Humphrey; Paperback
Using as her case study Robert Greenes Pandosto (1585), an Elizabethan prose romance that inspired Shakespeares late play, The Winters Tale, she showsthat the two forms of literature influenced each other profoundly.
Because Shakespeares works are considered timeless literary achievements, critics have distanced his plays from his romantic sourFull title: 'Reading Popular Romance in Early Modern England'.
This work examines the proliferation of romances in early modern England, as well as their vilification by elite writers.
www.netstoreusa.com /lxbooks/023/0231123795.shtml   (303 words)

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It was one I saw anyway - Lawrence Harvey and Jane Asher were in it, and (?) Moira Redmond (?) played the statue.
Since his daughter is restored to him, complete with an engagement to the son of the guy the Duke thought had cuckolded him, theres joy all around.
I know that dosnt sound like a very fetching reccommendation, but the last 4 shakespeare plays, the romances-Pericles,Cymbeline(my favorite), a winters Tale, and the Tempest, might appeal to Robyn fans.
www.smoe.org /lists/fegmaniax/1996/v04.n098   (1554 words)

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