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Oxford Playscripts Lady Macbeth

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An engaging classroom playscript. Daughter of a Pictish king, Gruach is forced to marry her father's enemy by the new ruler, King Malcolm. Desperate, she turns to the Wyrd Sisters for advice. Meanwhile, Macbeth and Duncan join forces against the King, killing him and all his followers. Now a Widow, Gruach is free to become Lady Macbeth. New, innovative activities specifically tailored to support the KS3 Framework for Teaching English and help students to fulfil the Framework objectives. Activities include work on Speaking and Listening, close text analysis, and the structure of playscripts, and act as a springboard for personal writing.

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare

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Shakespeare a Playgoer s and Reader s Guide

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A handy yet authoritative guide to all Shakespeare's extant works (with information about those known to be lost), this volume provides cast lists, scene-by-scene plot synopses, and contextual information for Shakespeare's plays, and thorough entries on his poems. It is a perfect primer for anyone wishing to be better acquainted with Shakespeare.

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare

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The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare is the most comprehensive reference work available on Shakespeare's life, times, works, and his 400-year global legacy. In addition to the authoritative A-Z entries, it includes nearly 100 illustrations, a chronology, a guide to further reading, a thematic contents list, and special feature entries on each of Shakespeare's works. Tying in with the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, this much-loved Companion has been revised and updated, reflecting developments and discoveries made in recent years and to cover the performance, interpretation, and the influence of Shakespeare's works up to the present day. First published in 2001, the online edition was revised in 2011, with updates to over 200 entries plus 16 new entries. These online updates appear in print for the first time in this second edition, along with a further 35,000 new and revised words. These include more than 80 new entries, ranging from important performers, directors, and scholars (such as Lucy Bailey, Samuel West, and Alfredo Michel Modenessi), to topics as diverse as Shakespeare in the digital age and the ubiquity of plants in Shakespeare's works, to the interpretation of Shakespeare globally, from Finland to Iraq. To make information on Shakespeare's major works easier to find, the feature entries have been grouped and placed in a centre section (fully cross-referenced from the A-Z). The thematic listing of entries - described in the press as 'an invaluable panorama of the contents' - has been updated to include all of the new entries. This edition contains a preface written by much-lauded Shakespearian actor Simon Russell Beale. Full of both entertaining trivia and scholarly detail, this authoritative Companion will delight the browser and reward students, academics, as well as anyone wanting to know more about Shakespeare.

The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare s Poetry

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The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare's Poetry contains thirty-eight original essays written by leading Shakespeareans around the world. Collectively, these essays seek to return readers to a revivified understanding of Shakespeare's verbal artistry in both the poems and the drama. The volume understands poetry to be not just a formal category designating a particular literary genre but to be inclusive of the dramatic verse as well, and of Shakespeare's influence as a poet on later generations of writers in English and beyond. Focusing on a broad set of interpretive concerns, the volume tackles general matters of Shakespeare's style, earlier and later; questions of influence from classical, continental, and native sources; the importance of words, line, and rhyme to meaning; the significance of songs and ballads in the drama; the place of gender in the verse, including the relationship of Shakespeare's poetry to the visual arts; the different values attached to speaking 'Shakespeare' in the theatre; and the adaptation of Shakespearean verse (as distinct from performance) into other periods and languages. The largest section, with ten essays, is devoted to the poems themselves: the Sonnets, plus 'A Lover's Complaint', the narrative poems, Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece, and 'The Phoenix and the Turtle'. If the volume as a whole urges a renewed involvement in the complex matter of Shakespeare's poetry, it does so, as the individual essays testify, by way of responding to critical trends and discoveries made during the last three decades.

THE OXFORD TO THE THEATRE

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The Oxford Anthology of Australian Literature

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The Oxford Magazine

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Presentism Gender and Sexuality in Shakespeare

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This collection of essays by an international group of prominent scholars explores, for the first time, the implications of presentism for issues of sexual orientation and gender in Shakespeare's texts. It offers crucial insights into our present professional, theoretical, political, and social moment, as well as readings of particular texts.

Oxford Illustrated Encyclopedia The arts

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Pictorical History of England

Author : George Lillie Craik
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The Pictorial History of England

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Index to the Pictorial History of England

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Shakespeare Quarterly

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Notes and Queries

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The Athenaeum

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Evelyn Waugh Newsletter

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Secret Black and Midnight Hags

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The present dissertation analyses the conception, depiction and functions of witch figures in English Elizabethan and Jacobean drama including their relevant predecessors and successors until the closing of the theatres in 1642. The focus is on malevolent female figures who are linked to black magic and partly prove their supernatural powers on the stage. The applied methodology of analysis has been developed from Manfred Pfister's set of criteria in Das Drama. In the first part of the investigation, the field of witchcraft is essentially described in its cultural and historical context. After a close examination of the witch figures in the main part it becomes evident that figures based on real-life models are generally conceived as more individual, complex and dynamic than those who are partly derived from classical and literary sources. Figures in drama without any connection with real-life trials generally represent the archetypal and universally valid idea of evil that could have never been communicated with the same intensity by old, lonely and isolated women in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England. In conclusion it should be noted that witch figures in less-known plays deserve more critical attention than they received in the past, and the majority of figures in well-known plays merit reconsideration and reveal new approaches to their interpretation.

The School Librarian

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Discourse and Literature

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Acknowledgements Introduction PART ONE 1. A basis for analysis: schema theory, its general principles, history and terminology Introduction Schema theory: general principles Examples demonstrating schemata in discourse processing Evidence for schemata World schemata and text schemata The origins of schema theory Bartlett's Remembering The eclipse of schema theory The revival of schema theory The terminology of schema theory Notes 2. A first bearing: discourse analysis and its limitations Introduction 'Text', 'context', and 'discourse' Acceptability above the sentence Cohesion The omission fallacy Meaning as encoding/decoding versus meaning as construction Pragmatic approaches and their capacity to characterize 'literariness' Macro-functions Discourse structure Discourse as process (and literature as conversation) Discourse as dialogue The 'post-scientific' approach Conclusion Notes 3. A second bearing: AI text theory and its limitations Introduction The computational and brain paradigms of language The constructivist principle One system of conceptual construction: conceptual dependency theory (CD) Problems for conceptual constructions A complex AI schema theory Conclusion Notes 4. Testing the AI approach. Two analyses: a 'literary' and a 'non-literary' text Introduction Text One: the opening of 'Crime and Punishment' (translation) Text Two: 'Every cloud has a Silver Lining' (advertisement) Conclusions from analyses Notes 5. A third bearing: literary theories from formalism to stylistics Introduction The rise of 'modern literary theory' Theories of pattern and deviation The formalist theory of defamiliarization Patterns in discourse: structures and structuralism Roman Jakobson's poetics Conclusion Notes 6. Incorporating the reader: two analyses combining stylistics and schema theory Introduction Text Three: 'Elizabeth Taylor's Passion' (advertisement) Text Four: 'First World War Poets' (poem) Incorporating the reader Notes PART TWO 7. Theory of discourse deviation: schema refreshment and cognitive change Introduction: the argument so far The need for schema change Prelude to the theory: earlier accounts of schema change A theory of literary discourse: schema refreshment and cognitive change A theory of literary discourse: discourse deviation Defamiliarization revisited Notes 8. Application of the theory: discourse deviation in three literary texts Introduction Text Five: 'The Tyger' Text Six: 'The Turn of the Screw' Text Seven: 'The Windhover' Conclusion Notes 9. What the theory means for literature teaching Appendix A: Grammatical notation: symbols and abbreviations Appendix B: Conceptual dependency (CD) and semantics Bibliography Index Acknowledgements Introduction PART ONE 1. A basis for analysis: schema theory, its general principles, history and terminology Introduction Schema theory: general principles Examples demonstrating schemata in discourse processing Evidence for schemata