Julius Caesar´s exciting plot, brilliant rhetoric, and searching characterisation have made it one of Shakespeare´s most popular plays with both readers and theatre-goers. Introducing this thoroughly reconsidered edition, Arthur Humphreys provides a fresh look at the play´s date and its place in the Shakespeare canon and examines Shakespeare´s transmutation of history into drama. He investigates the play´s ethical and moral concerns in a section on Roman values and analyses its fortunes in performance, from its immediately successful first staging to modern productions for cinema, television, and stage. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World´s Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford´s commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Chaos and confusion mount to a crescendo in a wild and fast-paced comedy of mistaken identity, one of Shakespeare´s earliest plays. Young Antipholus of Syracuse is searching the world for his identical twin brother, separated from him at birth. With him is his servant Dromio, who lost his twin brother at the same time. The pair arrive in Ephesus where, unbeknownst to them, their twins are living. Antipholus of Syracuse is played by David Tennant, Antipholus of Ephesus by Brendan Coyle. Alan Cox and Jason O´Mara are the two Dromios, while Niamh and Sorcha Cusack play Adriana and Luciana. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Tennant, Brendan Coyle, Alan Cox, Jason O´Mara, Niamh Cusack, Sorcha Cusack. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/006605/bk_blak_006605_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This edition of Sir Thomas More is the first to bring the play into the context of a major Shakespeare series, to provide a substantial critical analysis, and to offer a comprehensive modern stage history. The introduction deals with issues such as the strange involvement of the anti-Catholic spy-hunter Anthony Munday as chief dramatist, the place of Sir Thomas More as a Catholic martyr in Protestant late Elizabethan culture, and the play¿s representation of a multi-cultural London.The text itself, supported by a searching and detailed commentary, adopts a distinctive presentation that enables readers to keep track of the manuscript and the hands that produced it, whilst engaging with the play as a fascinating theatrical piece.
Imagine unleashing your creativity by enjoying the benefits of the type of mental play that helped inspire the theory of relativity. Or evaluating your business climate with the keen observation and open mind that yielded the theory of evolution. The individuals behind these revolutions of thought live on in our collective memory as models for tackling the challenges that lie ahead. The cognitive gap that separates your mind and theirs is smaller than you think, and it can be bridged by passion, focus, and strategy, all of which are yours to develop. In Discover Your Genius, Michael J. Gelb draws upon the wellspring of history´s most revolutionary minds, guiding you to unleash your own creativity through mental play. Searching for the most world-shaking ideas, discoveries, and innovations, Gelb assembled a ´´genius dream team´´ comprised of Plato, Filippo Brunelleschi, Christopher Columbus, Nicolaus Copernicus, Queen Elizabeth I, William Shakespeare, Thomas Jefferson, Charles Darwin, Mahatma Gandhi, and Albert Einstein. Each of these individuals embody a special ´´genius´´ characteristic that you are invited to integrate into daily life. Through fascinating, accessible biographies, you´ll develop a personal relationship with each of these geniuses, and learn how to use his or her guiding principle to enrich the quality of your life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael J. Gelb. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/001048/bk_harp_001048_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:COMMENT´´Putin and the Exile´´, by David Remnick: Sergei Guriev in Paris.THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Martians´´, by Reeves Wiedman: An open application to travel to Mars. THE FINANCIAL PAGE´´Biotech’s Hard Bargain´´, by James Surowiecki: Gilead, drug prices, and profits. ONWARD AND UPWARD WITH THE ARTS´´Pixel Perfect´´, by Margaret Talbot: Digitally cloning actors. LIFE AND LETTERS´´The Poet’s Hand´´, by Adam Gopnik: Searching for Shakespeare’s objects. THE ART WORLD´´Shock Artist´´, by Peter Schjeldahl: A Sigmar Polke retrospective. ON TELEVISION´´Cheaper by the Dozen´´, by Emily Nussbaum: A review of Orphan Black. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/140423/pe_nyer_140423_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Grower´s Market is set in remote marijuana country peopled with characters whose backgrounds are diverse and whose futures are uncertain. Sunbeam, who entered adult life as a 1960s San Francisco hippie girl, moved north searching for peace and quiet in unspoiled nature. Eventually she ended up running the Bird of Prey Tavern and growing enough weed to support her tranquil life. The men who eventually work for her - Shadow, Shrimp, Stones, Toon, and Shakespeare - are combat veterans searching for some of the same things Sunbeam found. A Vietnam vet named Case, a widower, is Sunbeam´s neighbor. Living on the top floor of the tavern is Rainbow, a runaway from Texas who tends bar and nurses her husband, a quadriplegic known as Uncle Sam. Shadow and Shrimp plan to take the money they´ve earned growing weed and open a restaurant. Shakespeare is hard at work on a novel about a hero named Superpenis, modeled after the cartoon character Plastic Man, and a New York publisher is interested. The heavily tattooed Toon sees himself as a living visual symbol of a world gone mad, and Stones has fallen in love with a virtual stranger at a homeless shelter. But now in the second decade of the 21st century, new people have arrived to claim space in the quiet valleys, next to the clear-flowing creeks, along the green mountainsides. They are large-scale growers, armed gangs, corrupt cops, and drug cartels, and violence and death come with them. Shadow, Shrimp, Shakespeare, Toon, and Stones must defend their turf against more heavily armed men who don´t mind declaring war to claim this marijuana country as their own. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jacob H. Knoll. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/022837/bk_adbl_022837_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Beatrice Shakespeare Smith (´´Bertie” for short) consorts daily with fairies, spirits, pirates, kings and queens. Left in infancy on the doorstep of the Theatre Illuminata, Bertie’s confidants and acquaintances step from the pages of plays. When the Theatre decides to evict her from her home of seventeen years, Bertie fights to stay where she is as the curtain goes up on a drama of longing and discovery- with Bertie searching out the well-concealed secrets of her past. Infused with the love of the theater, Lisa Mantchev’s first novel weaves a coming-of-age tale which is rich and sensual, screamingly funny, deeply mystical and ultimately joyous. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cynthia Bishop. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/fcau/000084/pf_fcau_000084_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Michel de Montaigne, one of the foremost writers of the French Renaissance and the originator of the genre of the essay, wrote on subjects ranging from friendship to imagination, from language to conscience. This collection includes 22 of Montaigne´s essays, including ´´Of Prognostications,´´ ´´Of the Custom of Wearing Clothes,´´ ´´Of Pedantry,´´ and ´´Of Friendship.´´ Throughout Montaigne´s writing, he approaches his subject matter with rationality and skepticism, constantly searching for truth and inquiring into the nature of the human character. Montaigne´s essays have been widely read since their first publication by such great writers as Shakespeare and Ralph Waldo Emerson and continue to resonate for modern audiences. This edition is the translation by Charles Cotton. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Clive Chafer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/001995/bk_tant_001995_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This week on The Best of Car Talk, Dana´s wife´s brakes squeak only when he drives her car. Could it be holding a grudge, or is Dana driving too much like a geek? Elsewhere, Sylvia thinks her VW´s problems may be a result of spending two years near a uranium mine; Jim is almost finished restoring a Land Cruiser, but is still searching for the perfect sound; and, on Stump the Chumps we find out if Ralph´s Suburban really was playing ´´Beat the Clock´´. All this, plus some of William Shakespeare´s best un-published plays, and lots more, this week on The Best of Car Talk. [Broadcast Date: August 15, 2015] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/cart/150815/rt_cart_150815_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Here is New York Times best-selling author Iris Johansen´s novel of unforgettable romance and unrelenting suspense; a ravishing thriller of a woman with a secret irresistibly drawn into the glittering world of a famous man whose past may be murder. Taking the stage that evening, Daisy Justine had no idea that she was auditioning for her life. Watching from the darkness beyond the footlights was the world-famous composer Jason Hayes. The reclusive genius was seeking a new star to play the tragic heroine in his latest work, an adaptation of Shakespeare´s Othello. From the moment he heard her sing, Jason knew he´d found the star he´d been searching for his whole life. But coaxing her from Geneva to the bright lights of Broadway wasn´t going to be easy. For she´d made a promise to another man that she couldn´t break, nor disclose to anyone, not even Jason. Jason has only two weeks to change Daisy´s mind. But the closer he gets to her, the closer danger comes. For there´s more than just artistic temperament behind Jason´s legendary seclusion. He, too, is harboring a secret, stalked by a killer who´s followed him for decades. Now he´ll do anything to protect Daisy from the greatest threat of all: herself. Daisy´s determined to catch the ruthless sociopath who´ll stop at nothing to ruin their lives. And she´s baiting the trap with the one victim the killer can´t resist. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pamela Dillman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000877/bk_rand_000877_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.