Erscheinungsdatum: 16.08.2016, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: Shakespearean Tragedy, Titelzusatz: Lectures on Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, and Macbeth, Autor: Bradley, A. C., Verlag: Martino Fine Books, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: DRAMA // European // English // Irish // Scottish // Welsh, Rubrik: Belletristik // Lyrik, Dramatik, Essays, Seiten: 432, Informationen: Paperback, Gewicht: 692 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
In 1863, under the instigation of his former associate, Daniel Drew, the New York State Legislature betrayed Commodore Vanderbilt, withdrawing the permit for his extension of the Harlem Railroad. The lawmakers and Drew then shorted Harlem stock. This play of counteraction portrays the most competitive businessman of the nineteenth century. Light with Shakespearean popularity Should be regarded as a galaxy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Media Kitchen Books. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/011287/bk_acx0_011287_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A.L. Rowse, who died in 1997, was the author of a vast number of books, all of them readable and most of them fiercely arrayed against what he considered to be declining standards of manners, morals, and politics. He was more than a mere curmudgeon, though. His background was extraordinary: from a working-class family, he got a scholarship to Oxford, and from there was elected to All Souls College, the most exclusive of all faculties. He was a Shakespearean scholar who identified the Dark Lady of the sonnets, a historian of vast scope, and a biographer and memoirist, most notably of his beloved Cornwall. He never shied from controversy, and tore great chunks out of other writers in print. In short, Rowse led a fascinating life that bears reading about. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Geoffrey Howard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bkot/000373/bk_bkot_000373_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A major new talent tackles the complicated terrain of sisters, the power of books, and the places we decide to call home. There is no problem that a library card can't solve. The Andreas family is one of readers. Their father, a renowned Shakespeare professor who speaks almost entirely in verse, has named his three daughters after famous Shakespearean women. When the sisters return to their childhood home, ostensibly to care for their ailing mother, but really to lick their wounds and bury their secrets, they are horrified to find the others there. See, we love each other. We just don't happen to like each other very much. But the sisters soon discover that everything they've been running from-one another, their small hometown, and themselves-might offer more than they ever expected. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kirsten Potter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/001637/bk_peng_001637_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Writer Andre Dubus III and actor Sir Ian McKellen on this edition of Fresh Air. Dubus wrote the novel, House of Sand And Fog. It's now a movie starring Ben Kingsley and Jennifer Connelly. The critically acclaimed book was a runaway best seller after being chosen for Oprah's book club. Dubus is the author of two previous books, and he teaches writing at Tufts University and Emerson College. He is the son of the celebrated writer Andre Dubus. Britain's highly acclaimed Shakespearean actor, Sir Ian McKellen, plays Gandalf in all three Lord of the Rings films, including the latest, Return of the King. McKellen also starred in the recent films X-Men and X-Men 2. His role in Peter Shafer's Amadeus earned him a Tony Award in 1981. (Original Broadcast Dates: May 4 1999; June 20, 1994) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/031219/rt_whyy_031219_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With the first two books in the Acacia Trilogy, Acacia and The Other Lands, David Anthony Durham has created a vast and engrossing canvas of a world in turmoil, where the surviving children of a royal dynasty are on a quest to realize their fates - and perhaps right ancient wrongs once and for all. As The Sacred Band begins, one of them, Queen Corinn, bestrides the world as a result of her mastery of spells found in the ancient Book of Elenet. Her younger brother, Dariel, has been sent on a perilous mission to the Other Lands, while her sister, Mena, travels to the far north to confront an invasion of the feared race of the Auldek. Their separate trajectories will converge in a series of world-shaping, earth-shattering battles, all rendered with vividly imagined detail and in heroic scale. David Anthony Durham concludes his tale of kingdoms in collision in an exciting fashion. His fictional world is at once realistic and fantastic, informed with an eloquent and distinctively Shakespearean sensibility. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dick Hill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/003356/bk_adbl_003356_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Unique insights into Shakespeare, from one of the world’s most revered theatre directors.Who was the man who wrote Shakespeare’s plays?Why does Shakespeare never go out of date?How should actors approach Shakespeare’s verse?In this short but immensely wise book, visionary theatre director Peter Brook debates the questions that are central to our understanding of Shakespeare, and revisits the plays he has directed with notable brilliance, including King Lear, Titus Andronicus, and, of course, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.An illuminating and provocative insight into a great director’s relationship with our greatest playwright, narrated by leading Shakespearean actor Michael Pennington.Peter Brook is one of the world’s best-known theatre directors. Outstanding in a career full of remarkable achievements are his productions of Titus Andronicus (1955) with Laurence Olivier, King Lear (1962) with Paul Scofield, and The Marat/Sade (1964) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1970), both for the Royal Shakespeare Company. Since moving to Paris and establishing the Centre International de Créations Théâtrales at the Bouffes du Nord, he has produced a series of events which push at the boundaries of theatre, such as The Conference of Birds (1976), The Ik (1975), The Mahabharata (1985), and The Tragedy of Hamlet (2000). His films include Lord of the Flies (1963), King Lear (1970), and The Mahabharata (1989). His books, especially The Empty Space (1968), have been hugely influential.Michael Pennington is a major British actor and writer. He has played a variety of leading roles in the West End, for the Royal Shakespeare Company, for the National Theatre and for the English Shakespeare Company, of which he was co-founder and joint artistic director. He is the author of several highly praised books on Shakespeare. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Pennington. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/165714/bk_acx0_165714_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
He's on the vacation from hell. She's on her honeymoon with a husband who isn't what he seems. They're both in the wacky world of New York Times best-selling author Katie MacAlister's paranormal Otherworld. On his first day of vacation, Jim ended up naked, alone, and banished to limbo. Things went downhill from there. In a wild ride through Finland with very non-Shakespearean Titania, double-dealing Oberon, and a plethora of militant nymphs bent on revenge, "The Perils of Effrijim" is loaded with quirky characters, a fast-paced story, and an adorable demon who just wants to be with his beloved. In "Cat Got Your Tongue", Joy Randall thought her honeymoon with husband Raphael was going to fulfill all her expectations, but almost immediately they run into a decades-old curse, a spurned ghostly first wife, and a long-dead randy Scottish Laird. As if the odd inhabitants of their castle wasn't enough, Joy finds she isn't going to get the honeymoon she deserves until she settles an ancient feud...which uncovers some pretty shocking secrets about her new husband. This collection of two short stories and assorted mini/short pieces were published previously, and gathered here for the first time. The Perils of Effrijim and Other Stories also includes excerpts of the two books that launched the characters in the stories: You Slay Me and A Girl's Guide to Vampires. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Saskia Maarleveld, Scott Aiello. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/031250/bk_adbl_031250_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Have you always wanted to learn how to speak Spanish but simply didn't have the time? Well, look no further. This is the most advanced and revolutionary method ever designed for quickly becoming conversational in a language. In creating this time-saving program, master linguist Yatir Nitzany spent nearly three years examining the 27 most common languages in the world and distilling from them the 350 words that are most likely to be used in real conversations. These 350 words were chosen in such a way that they are structurally interrelated, and when combined they form sentences. Through various other discoveries about how real conservations work, which are detailed further in this book, Nitzany created the necessary tools for linking these words together in a specific way so that you may become fluent now. If your desire is to learn complicated grammatical rules or to speak Shakespearean Spanish, this book is not for you. However, if you need to actually hold a conversation while on a trip to a Spanish-speaking country, to impress that certain someone, or to be able to speak with your grandfather or grandmother as soon as possible, then the Nitzany method is what you have been looking for. This method is designed for fluency in a foreign language while communicating in the first-person present tense. Nitzany believes that what's most important is actually being able to understand and be understood by another human being right away. More formalized training in grammar rules, etc., can all come later. The first in a series of instructional language guides, the Nitzany method's revolutionary approach is the only one in the world that uses its unique language technology to actually enable you to speak and understand native speakers in the shortest amount of time possible. No more depending on volumes of books of fundamental, beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels in order to learn a language. PLEASE NOTE: When 1. Language: English. Narrator: Claudia R. Barrett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/048902/bk_acx0_048902_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.