Traitor

John Shakespeare 4

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Author: Rory Clements

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848544316

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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*****FANS OF THE EXPLOSIVE BBC TV SERIES 'GUNPOWDER' STARRING KIT HARRINGTON will love the bestselling John Shakespeare series of Tudor spy thrillers from Rory Clements, winner of the Ellis Peters Historical Fiction Award***** '[Clements] does for Elizabeth's reign what CJ Sansom does for Henry VIII's' Sunday Times ********** The Elizabethan navy has a secret weapon: an optical instrument so powerful it gives England unassailable superiority at sea. Spain will stop at nothing to steal it and seize the two men who understand its secrets - its operative William Ivory, known as the 'Queen's Eye', and its inventor, the maverick magician Dr Dee. With a second Armada threatened, intelligencer John Shakespeare is sent north to escort Dr Dee to safety. But his mission is far from straightforward. Dee's host, the Earl of Derby, cousin to Elizabeth, is dying in agony, apparently poisoned. Who wants him dead and why? What lies behind the lynching of the recusant priest Father Matthew Lamb? And what exactly is the connection between these events and the mysterious and beautiful Lady Eliska? While Shakespeare attempts to untangle a plot that points to treachery at the very highest reaches of government, he also faces serious accusations far closer to home. With so much at stake, must he choose between family and his duty to Queen and country? Moving from the Catholic heartlands of Lancashire to a vagabond camp in the heart of England, and from the deck of Admiral Frobisher's flagship off the Brittany coast to the secret meetings of Elizabeth's closest associates, Traitor is award-winning writer Rory Clements' most intriguing and compelling novel to date.

Shakespeare

For All Time

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Author: Stanley W. Wells

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195160932

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 442

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Looks at the life, career, works, and influence of William Shakespeare.

Martyr

The First John Shakespeare Mystery

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Author: Rory Clements

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062356259

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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England is close to war. Within days the axe could fall on the neck of Mary, Queen of Scots, and Spain is already gathering a battle fleet to avenge her. Tensions in Elizabeth I's government are at the breaking point. At the center of the storm is John Shakespeare, chief intelligencer in the secret service of Sir Francis Walsingham. When an intercept reveals a plot to assassinate England's "sea dragon," Francis Drake, Shakespeare is ordered to protect him. Busy fitting out his ships on land, Drake is frighteningly vulnerable. If he dies, England will be open to invasion. From the splendor and intrigue of the royal court to the sleek warships of Her Majesty's Navy and the teeming brothels of Southwark, Shakespeare soon learns that nothing is as it seems …

Cymbeline

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Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3843038007

Category: Drama

Page: 132

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William Shakespeare: Cymbeline Erstmals ins Deutsche übersetzt von Johann Joachim Eschenburg (1777). Die vorliegende Übersetzung stammt von Dorothea Tieck. Erstdruck in: Shakspeare's dramatische Werke. Übersetzt von August Wilhelm Schlegel. Ergänzt und erläutert von Ludwig Tieck, Bd. 9, Berlin (Georg Andreas Reimer) 1832. Vollständige Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2015. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: William Shakespeare: Sämtliche Werke in vier Bänden. Band 2, Herausgegeben von Anselm Schlösser. Berlin: Aufbau, 1975. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: John Faed, Posthumus und Imogen, um 1865.. Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 11 pt.

Troilus und Cressida

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Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3843037280

Category: Drama

Page: 128

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William Shakespeare: Troilus und Cressida Erstmals ins Deutsche übersetzt von Johann Joachim Eschenburg (1777). Die vorliegende Übersetzung stammt von Wolf Graf Baudissin. Erstdruck in: Shakspeare's dramatische Werke. Übersetzt von August Wilhelm Schlegel. Ergänzt und erläutert von Ludwig Tieck, Bd. 7, Berlin (Georg Andreas Reimer) 1832 Vollständige Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2015. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: William Shakespeare: Sämtliche Werke in vier Bänden. Band 2, Herausgegeben von Anselm Schlösser. Berlin: Aufbau, 1975. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Gustave Moreau, Helena auf den Mauern Trojas, 1885. Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 11 pt.

God’s Traitors

Terror and Faith in Elizabethan England

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Author: Jessie Childs

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 147351164X

Category: History

Page: 464

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*Winner of the PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize* *Longlisted for The Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction* *A Sunday Times Book of the Year* *A Daily Telegraph Book of the Year* *A Times Book of the Year* *An Observer Book of the Year* A woman awakes in a prison cell. She has been on the run but the authorities have tracked her down and taken her to the Tower of London - where she is interrogated about the Gunpowder Plot. The woman is Anne Vaux - one of the ardent, brave and exasperating members of the aristocratic Vauxes of Harrowden Hall. Through the eyes of this remarkable family, award-winning author Jessie Childs explores the Catholic predicament in Elizabethan England - an age in which their faith was criminalised and almost two hundred Catholics were executed. From dawn raids to daring escapes, stately homes to torture chambers, God's Traitors exposes the tensions masked by the cult of Gloriana - and is a timely reminder of the terrible consequences when religion and politics collide.

Shakespeare's Tudor History: A Study of "Henry IV Parts 1 and 2"

A Study of "Henry IV Parts 1 and 2"

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Author: Tom McAlindon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351785974

Category: Social Science

Page: 238

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This title was first published in 2002: An intensive study of Shakespeare's most ambitious and complex achievement in the historical mode. The book offers an account of the play's critical history from 1700 until the 1980s, deals with the aspects of Tudor history relevant to an understanding, and offers close readings of the text structured around what the author believes to be the play's three dominant concepts: time; truth; and grace. In an attempt to correct what he sees as a certain falsification of critical history, the author aligns his account of the play's reception with one of its major preoccupations - the inescapable and informing presence of the past.

Macbeth

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Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775412121

Category: Drama

Page: 163

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Macbeth is Shakespeare's shortest tragedy and one of his best-known plays. Often referred to as an archetypal tale, it warns against lust for power and the betrayal of friends. Shakespeare based the play loosely on a King Macbeth of Scotland. The play is traditionally considered "cursed", and thus many actors refer to it as "The Scottish Play" to avoid naming it.

Shakespeare's Macbeth

A Shortened Version in Modern English

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Author: William Shakespeare,John Hort,Leela Hort

Publisher: The Kabet Press

ISBN: 9780948662041

Category: Drama

Page: 48

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Der Sturm (illustriert)

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Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: FV Éditions

ISBN: 2366687915

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 100

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Der Sturm (The Tempest) ist eine tragikomische Geschichte von William Shakespeare.

Henry IV

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Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439117055

Category: Drama

Page: 336

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Family relationships are at the center of Henry IV, Part 1. King Henry IV and Prince Hal form one major father-son pair, with Henry in despair because Hal lives a dissolute life. The father-son pair of Hotspur (Lord Henry Percy) and his father, the Earl of Northumberland, is in seeming contrast; the king envies Northumberland “his Harry,” wishing he could claim the gallant Hotspur as his own. Meanwhile, Hal has entered into a quasi-father-son relationship with a disreputable but amusing knight, Sir John Falstaff. Another strand of action centers on still more family relationships. Hotspur’s stand against Henry focuses on Hotspur’s brother-in-law, Mortimer. Mortimer, who fought against the Welsh magician Owen Glendower, was defeated and captured and has married Glendower’s daughter. King Henry pronounces Mortimer a traitor whom he will not ransom. Hotspur, in declaring war on Henry, sees himself as fighting for Mortimer, his wife’s brother. The authoritative edition of Henry IV, Part 1 from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers, includes: -Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play -Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play -Scene-by-scene plot summaries -A key to the play’s famous lines and phrases -An introduction to reading Shakespeare’s language -An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play -Fresh images from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s vast holdings of rare books -An annotated guide to further reading Essay by Alexander Leggatt The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is home to the world’s largest collection of Shakespeare’s printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit Folger.edu.

König Heinrich IV., Erster Teil

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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-lexicon

A Complete Dictionary of All the English Words, Phrases and Constructions in the Works of the Poet

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Author: Alexander Schmidt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Will in der Welt

Wie Shakespeare zu Shakespeare wurde

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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.

Corpus

Roman

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Author: Rory Clements

Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage

ISBN: 384371603X

Category: Fiction

Page: 420

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1936: Eine Mordserie erschüttert Cambridge. Internationale Kräfte kämpfen um Einfluss. Der nächste Weltkrieg steht kurz bevor. Europa ist in Aufruhr. Die Nazis haben das Rheinland besetzt, Stalin entfesselt in Russland den großen Terror, in Spanien ist der Bürgerkrieg ausgebrochen. Eine Studentin aus Cambridge reist nach Berlin, um einem jüdischen Wissenschaftler gefälschte Papiere zu überbringen. Wenige Wochen später wird sie tot aufgefunden. Nur ihre beste Freundin Lydia glaubt nicht an einen Unfall und vertraut ihren Verdacht Thomas Wilde an. Der Geschichtsprofessor ist in der Universitätsstadt ein Außenseiter, allein schon weil er Amerikaner ist. Dann wird ein politisch exponiertes Ehepaar ermordet. Wilde muss all sein Wissen und Können unter Beweis stellen, um weitere Morde zu verhindern und um die Frau zu retten, die er liebt.