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. Language: English. Narrator: David Tennant, Brendan Coyle, Alan Cox, Jason O´Mara, Niamh Cusack, Sorcha Cusack. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/006605de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This collection of essays centres on Double Falsehood , Lewis Theobalds 1727 adaptation of the lost play of Cardenio, possibly co-authored by John Fletcher and William Shakespeare. In a departure from most scholarship to date, the contributors fold Double Falsehood back into the milieu for which it was created rather than searching for traces of Shakespeare in the text. Robert D. Humes knowledge of theatre history permits a fresh take on the forgery question as well as the Shakespeare authorship controversy. Diana Solomons understanding of eighteenth-century rape culture and Jean I. Marsdens command of contemporary adaptation practices both emphasise the plays immediate social and theatrical contexts. And, finally, Deborah C. Paynes familiarity with the eighteenth-century stage allows for a reconsideration of Double Falsehood as integral to a debate between Theobald, Alexander Pope, and John Gay over the future of the English drama. Deborah C. Payne is an Associate Professor of Literature at American University. She specializes in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century drama, theatre history, and performance theory. Her publications include Cultural Readings of Restoration and Eighteenth-Century English Theatre , co-edited with J. Douglas Canfield; The Cambridge Companion to English Restoration Theatre ; and Four Restoration Libertine Plays . Recently she completed The Commodiluxe Stage: A New History of Restoration Theatre, 1660-1700 .
Seminar paper from the year 2013 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,7, , course: Seminary: Literary Works and Their Contexts, language: English, abstract: As Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) was unable to pursue his chosen career as a scientist and could not fight in World War II due to a disease that caused him to be almost blind, he turned to writing and throughout his career published numerous caricatures, essays, sketches, and four novels. (Jalic Inc., 2000) His dystopian novel Brave New World was published in 1932. It represented his most successful novel and it may be said that [a]llusions of The Tempest and other Shakespearean works make Brave New World one of the most complex and significant, as well as best known, works of twentieth century fiction. (Powell, 1991, P. ii) That Huxley took Mirandas words in Shakespeares comedy The Tempest in order to form a title for his own book Brave New World is not a secret anymore. However, to some it could be a surprising fact that Huxley did not only use Mirandas words, but statements of 16 different Shakespearean plays in total. Also, Huxley did not divide the quotations among his characters - he gave all of them to one single character: John. In this seminar paper, Aldous Huxleys character John the Savage is examined for Shakespearean influence. In the final part of the paper, answers are found to how and why John the Savage quotes Shakespearean plays. In order to provide a sufficient base for the examination of the book, first, there has to be taken a look at Shakespeare himself and the time he lived in. After searching the Elizabethan Age for its ideals and norms, three of the Shakespearean plays are looked at closer: Othello, The Tempest and Romeo and Juliet, as these are thought to have the biggest influence on John. Furthermore, a short overview of Aldous Huxley himself and the book Brave New World is given and followed by a characterization of the Savage. Bettina Hajek wurde am 22.11.1988 in Dingolfing geboren. Sie wuchs in Niederbayern auf und erzielte in der Kleinstadt Rottenburg ihren ersten Schulabschluss. Da ihr die Mittlere Reife nicht genug war holte sie nach einer Ausbildung mittels der Berufsoberschule ihr Abitur nach. Von 2009 bis 2014 studierte sie an der Katholischen Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt Anglistik/Amerikanistik und Hispanistik und erzielte den Masterabschluss. Heute bildet sich Frau Hajek in den Bereichen Wirtschaft und Informatik weiter, um so ihre Karriere optimal auszubauen.
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. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/140423de/bk_rhde_002536_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. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Jacob H. Knoll. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/022837de/bk_rhde_002536_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. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Cynthia Bishop. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/fcau/000084de/bk_rhde_002536_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. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Pamela Dillman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000877de/bk_rhde_002536_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. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Clive Chafer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/001995de/bk_rhde_002536_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] Language: English. Narrator: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/cart/150815de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.