European Shakespeares

Translating Shakespeare in the Romantic Age

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Author: Dirk Delabastita,Lieven d'. Hulst

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027221308

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Where, when, and why did European Romantics take to Shakespeare? How about Shakespeare's reception in enduring Neoclassical or in popular traditions? And above all: which Shakespeare did these various groups promote? This collection of essays leaves behind the time-honoured commonplaces about Shakespearean translation (the 'translatability' of Shakespeare's forms and meanings, the issue of 'loss' and 'gain' in translation, the distinction between 'translation' and 'adaptation', translation as an 'art'. etc.) and joins modern Shakespearean scholarship in its attempt to lay bare the cultural mechanisms endowing Shakespeare's texts with their supposedly inherent meanings. The book presents a fresh approach to the subject by its radically descriptive stance, by its search for an adequate underlying theory along interdisciplinary lines, and not in the least by its truly European scope. It traces common trends and local features not just in France and Germany, but also in Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Scandinavia, and the West Slavic cultures.

The Inspiration Motif in the Works of Franz Grillparzer

With special consideration of ‘Libussa’

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Author: Gisela Stein

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401531714

Category: Social Science

Page: 223

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Franz Grillparzer was not a man of extravagance either in phrase or conduct. His life as an individual and artist is marked by a reticence, an aversion to the unveiling of the inner SOul,1 that is perhaps best matched by the concise style and expression of his works. This art of effective restraint is particularly visible in the dramas where often a single word or indeed an utter silence carries the greatest emotional impact. There is an absolute lack of sound and fury signifying nothing; even in the frenzy of inspiration 2 Grillparzer carefully chooses words that best convey his thoughts and for purely emotional release he turns to another medium which he sharply distinguished from poetry: to music. If this poet then who knows no empty phrases applies terms like 'betrothed of the gods',3 'mother of all greatness',4 'mighty 5 lever of the universe', 'messenger of divine happiness'6 to one and the same concept at different times, we may assume that he here expresses something deeply anchored in his being. And indeed, the motif of concentration ('Sammlung') and inspiration ('Begeisterung') is one that we meet again and again in the poetry, the diaries and the dramas. This emotional state is at all times highly revered and greatly sought by the poet - it is, in fact, made a condition of creative productivity and, as the years pass, finally develops into a condition of life itself in the prophecy of 'Libussa'.

Shakespeare and Race

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Author: Catherine M. S. Alexander,Stanley Wells,Professor of Shakespeare Studies and Director of the Shakespeare Institute Stanley Wells,Alexander Catherine M. S.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521779388

Category: Drama

Page: 233

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This volume, first published in 2000, draws together thirteen important essays on the concept of race in Shakespeare's drama.

The Sonnets

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Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Classic Books Company

ISBN: 0742653056

Category: English poetry

Page: 500

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The Signet Classic Shakespeare Series The work of the world's greatest dramatist edited by outstanding scholars The Sonnets UNIQUE FEATURES OF THE SIGNET CLASSICS SHAKESPEARE - An extensive overview of Shakespeare's life, world, and sonnets by the general editor of the Signet Classics Shakespeare series, Sylvan Barnet, Tufts University - Special introduction to "The Sonnets," by W. H. Auden - Literary criticism by William Empson, Hallett Smith, Winifred M. T. Nowottny, and Helen Vendler - Detailed footnotes at the bottom of each page of the sonnets - List of recommended reading - All text printed in the clearest, most readable type

Shakespeare's Legal Maxims

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Author: William Lowes Rushton

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 1584778598

Category: History

Page: 61

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This scarce antiquarian book is included in our special Legacy Reprint Series. In the interest of creating a more extensive selection of rare historical book reprints, we have chosen to reproduce this title even though it may possibly have occasional imperfections such as missing and blurred pages, missing text, poor pictures, markings, dark backgrounds and other reproduction issues beyond our control. Because this work is culturally important, we have made it available as a part of our commitment to protecting, preserving and promoting the world's literature.

Henry V

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Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Classic Books Company

ISBN: 0742653021

Category:

Page: 500

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The text, with few departures, is that of the First Quarto (1598) edition of the play. Act and scene divisions are not indicated in the Quarto; those of the First Folio have been incorporated, with one exception: scene ii of Act V has been divided into two scenes, with the concluding scenes numbered accordingly. The Third Edition includes expanded annotations. "Contexts and Sources" includes dueling arguments on the play's completeness (one play or one half of a play?) and the naming of a central character (Falstaff or Oldcastle?). "Criticism" includes twenty-four essays-from E. M. W. Tillyard's classic argument of an ordered Shakespearean universe to Graham Holderness's rebuttal to Gus Van Sant's interview regarding 1 Henry IV as the inspiration for his cult film, My Own Private Idaho-nineteen of them new to the Third Edition. The Selected Bibliography has been thoroughly updated.