For close to two hundred years, the ideas of Shakespeare have inspired incredible work in the literature, fiction, theater, and cinema of China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. From the novels of Lao She and Lin Shu to Lu Xun's search for a Chinese "Shakespeare," and from Feng Xiaogang's martial arts films to labor camp memoirs, Soviet-Chinese theater, Chinese opera in Europe, and silent film, Shakespeare has been put to work in unexpected places, yielding a rich trove of transnational imagery and paradoxical citations in popular and political culture. Chinese Shakespeares is the first book to concentrate on both Shakespearean performance and Shakespeare's appearance in Sinophone culture and their ambiguous relationship to the postcolonial question. Substantiated by case studies of major cultural events and texts from the first Opium War in 1839 to our times, Chinese Shakespeares theorizes competing visions of "China" and "Shakespeare" in the global cultural marketplace and challenges the logic of fidelity-based criticism and the myth of cultural exclusivity. In her critique of the locality and ideological investments of authenticity in nationalism, modernity, Marxism, and personal identities, Huang reveals the truly transformative power of Chinese Shakespeares.
Three Volume Set Volume I A-F Volume II G-P Volume III Q-Z
Author: Gordon Williams
Pubpsher: A&C Black
Category: Literary Criticism
Providing an alphabetical listing of sexual language and locution in 16th and 17th-century English, this book draws especially on the more immediate literary modes: the theatre, broadside ballads, newsbooks and pamphlets. The aim is to assist the reader of Shakespearean and Stuart literature to identify metaphors and elucidate meanings; and more broadly, to chart, through illustrative quotation, shifting and recurrent linguistic patterns. Linguistic habit is closely bound up with the ideas and assumptions of a period, and the figurative language of sexuality across this period is highly illuminating of socio-cultural change as well as linguistic development. Thus the entries offer as much to those concerned with social history and the history of ideas as to the reader of Shakespeare or Dryden.
Release on 2012-05-30 | by David Becker,Scott Hill
Author: David Becker,Scott Hill
Pubpsher: Strategic Book Publishing
Category: Sports & Recreation
Discover the winning secrets to peak performance in the National Bestselling and 2nd Edition book, Secrets of Winning Coaches Revealed. The first in a series of books, it imparts the collective wisdom of Australia?s finest coaches using their personal stories and insights.The book is aimed at athletes, sports parents, teachers, coaches and business leaders and focuses specifically on key personal and developmental insights which aim to fast track a young athlete to individual excellence not only in their sport but in life. Some of the coaches featured include: Wayne Bennett (rugby league), Norma Plummer (netball), Lindsay Gaze (basketball), Frank Farina (soccer) Ric Charlesworth (hockey), Rod Macqueen (rugby union), Ron Barassi (AFL), Laurie Lawrence (swimming) and many more.Whether you want to create a winning environment in sport or business, you can learn from the ?master? coaches who have nurtured success attributes in athletes and managed to foster environments of success and have taken athletes to the limits of their ability.
Release on 2012-07-31 | by S. Herbrechter,I. Callus
Author: S. Herbrechter,I. Callus
Category: Literary Criticism
Shakespeare scholars and cultural theorists critically investigate the relationship between early modern culture and contemporary political and technological changes concerning the idea of the 'human.' The volume covers the tragedies King Lear and Hamlet in particular, but also provides posthumanist readings of other Shakespearean plays.
Release on 2002-09-18 | by Rhona Silverbush,Sami Plotkin
Shakespeare's Monologues Illuminated
Author: Rhona Silverbush,Sami Plotkin
Pubpsher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
The most comprehensive sourcebook of Shakespeare's monologues ever available in one volume. A detailed guide to approaching Shakespearean text, Speak the Speech! contains everything an actor needs to select and prepare a Shakespeare monologue for classwork, auditions, or performance. Included herein are over 150 monologues. Each one is placed in context with a brief introduction, is carefully punctuated in the manner that best illustrates its meaning, and is painstakingly and thoroughly annotated. Each is also accompanied by commentary that will spark the actor's imagination by exploring how the interrelationship of meter and the choice of words and sounds yields clues to character and performance. And throughout the book sidebars relate historical, topical, technical, and other useful and entertaining information relevant to the text. In addition, the authors include an overview of poetic and rhetorical elements, brief synopses of all the plays, and a comprehensive index along with other guidelines that will help readers locate the perfect monologue for their needs. More than just an actor's toolkit, Speak the Speech! is also an entertaining resource that will help demystify Shakespeare's language for the student and theater lover alike.