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Botanical Shakespeare

Botanical Shakespeare ebook ISBN: 0062469908
Publisher: HarperCollins
Author: Gerit Quealy,Sumie Hasegawa Collins
Number of Pages: 208 
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A captivating, beautifully illustrated, one-of-a-kind color compendium of the flowers, fruits, herbs, trees, seeds, and grasses cited in the works of the world’s greatest playwright, William Shakespeare, accompanied by their companion quotes from all of his plays and poems. With a foreword by Dame Helen Mirren—the first foreword she has ever contributed. In this striking compilation, Shakespeare historian Gerit Quealy and respected Japanese artist Sumié Hasegawa combine their knowledge and skill in this first and only book that examines every plant that appears in the works of Shakespeare. Botanical Shakespeare opens with a brief look at the Bard’s relationship to the plants mentioned in his works—a diversity that illuminates his knowledge of the science of botany, as well as the colloquy, revealing his unmatched skill for creating metaphorical connections and interweaving substantive philosophy. At the heart of the book are "portraits" of the over 170 flowers, fruits, grains, grasses, trees, herbs, seeds and vegetables that Shakespeare mentions in his plays and poems. Botanical Shakespeare features a gorgeous color illustration of each, giving a "face" to the name, alongside the specific text in which it appears and the character(s) who utter the lines in which it is mentioned. This fascinating visual compendium also includes a dictionary describing each plant—such as Eglantine, a wild rose with a slight prickle, cherished for its singular scent, superior to any other rose; and the difference between apples and apple-john—along with indices listing the botanical by play/poem, by character, and genus for easy reference, ideal for gardeners and thoughtful birthday gift-giving. This breathtaking, incomparable collection of exquisite artwork and companion quotes offers unique depth and insight into Shakespeare and his timeless work through the unusual perspective of the plants themselves.

A Stage Full of Botanical Shakespeare

A Stage Full of Botanical Shakespeare ebook ISBN:
Author: Vikram Mahkija
Number of Pages: 407 
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A Stage Full Of Botanical Shakespeare: An Illustrated Collection Of All The Flowers, Berries, Plants , Trees, Seeds And Grasses Cited By The Greatest Playwright Of The World

Clues to Acting Shakespeare (Third Edition)

Clues to Acting Shakespeare (Third Edition) ebook ISBN: 1621536637
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Author: Wesley Van Tassel
Number of Pages: 360 
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“A workhorse of a book! Beautifully conceived and executed. Clues to Acting Shakespeare is a no-brainer purchase for acting collections in all libraries.” —Library Journal Clues to Acting Shakespeare has become a popular guide for actors, directors, teachers and Shakespeare enthusiasts, selling over 15,000 copies of previous editions. This third edition retains the second edition’s unique solutions to challenges that face directors and actors at advanced levels and is expanded to include an entirely new section for amateur and community theatre groups. In this new edition, readers will be delighted to find: New section to aid community theatres to perform Shakespeare’s plays, including five recorded workshops of community theatre actors coached and trained by the author Updates to the successful sections on training student actors (MFA and BFA programs), and professional actors (including audition tips)—highlighted by twenty author-coached workshops with professional and advanced student actors Improved section for teachers of high school and child actors with worksheets and sample lesson plans New exercises and resources for all levels of acting and production To aid professionals, Clues to Acting Shakespeare offers a one-day brush-up for auditions and preparation to play Shakespeare immediately. Text analysis, character studies, and both classical British training and American methods are explored. The exercises and recorded workshops provide inspiring advice to all actors and demonstrate concepts discussed throughout the book. The critical skills required for acting Shakespeare, including scansion, phrasing, caesura, breathing, speech structure, antithesis, and more are covered in detail. The comprehensive exercises using the Bard’s plays and sonnets teach actors to break down the verse, support the words, understand the imagery, and use the text to create vibrant performances.

Shakespeare and Emotions

Shakespeare and Emotions ebook ISBN: 1137464755
Publisher: Springer
Author: R. White,K. O'Loughlin,Mark Houlahan
Number of Pages: 270 
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This collection of essays approaches the works of Shakespeare from the topical perspective of the History of Emotions. Contributions come from established and emergent scholars from a range of disciplines, including performance history, musicology and literary history.

Plants in Contemporary Poetry

Plants in Contemporary Poetry ebook ISBN: 131728755X
Publisher: Routledge
Author: John Ryan
Number of Pages: 246 
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Positioned within current ecocritical scholarship, this volume is the first book-length study of the representations of plants in contemporary American, English, and Australian poetry. Through readings of botanically-minded writers including Les Murray, Louise Glück, and Alice Oswald, it addresses the relationship between language and the subjectivity, agency, sentience, consciousness, and intelligence of vegetal life. Scientific, philosophical, and literary frameworks enable the author to develop an interdisciplinary approach to examining the role of plants in poetry. Drawing from recent plant science and contributing to the exciting new field of critical plant studies, the author develops a methodology he calls "botanical criticism" that aims to redress the lack of emphasis on plant life in studies of poetry. As a subset of ecocriticism, botanical criticism investigates how poets engage with plants literally and figuratively, materially and symbolically, in their works. Key themes covered in this volume include plants as invasives and weeds in human settings; as sources of physical and spiritual nourishment; as signifiers of region, home, and identity; as objects of aesthetics and objectivism; and, crucially, as beings with their own perspectives, voices, and modes of dialogue. Ryan demonstrates that poetic imagination is as essential as scientific rationality to elucidating and appreciating the mysteries of plant-being. This book will appeal to a multidisciplinary readership in the fields of ecocriticism, ecopoetry, environmental humanities, and ecocultural studies, and will be of interest to researchers in the emerging area of critical plant studies.

The plant-lore and garden-craft of Shakespeare

The plant-lore and garden-craft of Shakespeare ebook ISBN: 3734062292
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Author: Henry Nicholson Ellacombe
Number of Pages: 624 
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Reproduction of the original: The plant-lore and garden-craft of Shakespeare by Henry Nicholson Ellacombe


Botanicum ebook ISBN: 9782203102125
Author: Kathy Willis
Number of Pages: 95 
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Des plantes primitives aux végétaux exotiques en passant par les arbres les plus communs de nos contrées, Botanicum forme une merveilleuse célébration de la botanique.

Shakespeare's Poems

Shakespeare's Poems ebook ISBN:
Author: Justin Winsor
Number of Pages: 9 
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Losing Touch with Nature

Losing Touch with Nature ebook ISBN: 1421415321
Publisher: JHU Press
Author: Mary Thomas Crane
Number of Pages: 248 
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During the scientific revolution, the dominant Aristotelian picture of nature, which cohered closely with common sense and ordinary perceptual experience, was completely overthrown. Although we now take for granted the ideas that the earth revolves around the sun and that seemingly solid matter is composed of tiny particles, these concepts seemed equally counterintuitive, anxiety provoking, and at odds with our ancestors’ embodied experience of the world. In Losing Touch with Nature, Mary Thomas Crane examines the complex way that the new science’s threat to intuitive Aristotelian notions of the natural world was treated and reflected in the work of Edmund Spenser, Christopher Marlowe, William Shakespeare, and other early modern writers. Crane breaks new ground by arguing that sixteenth-century ideas about the universe were actually much more sophisticated, rational, and observation-based than many literary critics have assumed. The earliest stages of the scientific revolution in England were most powerfully experienced as a divergence of intuitive science from official science, causing a schism between embodied human experience of the world and learned explanations of how the world works. This fascinating book traces the growing awareness of that epistemological gap through textbooks and natural philosophy treatises to canonical poetry and plays, presciently registering and exploring the magnitude of the human loss that accompanied the beginnings of modern science.

A Shakespearean Botanical

A Shakespearean Botanical ebook ISBN: 9781851244379
Publisher: Bodleian Library
Author: Margaret Willes
Number of Pages: 200 
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When Falstaff calls upon the sky to rain potatoes in The Merry Wives of Windsor, he is highlighting the late sixteenth-century belief that the exotic vegetable, recently introduced to England from the Americas, was an aphrodisiac. In Romeo and Juliet, Lady Capulet calls for quinces to make pies for the marriage feast of her daughter. This fruit was traditionally connected with weddings and fertility, as echoed by John Gerard in his herbal where he also explained that eating quinces would 'bring forth wise children, and of good understanding'. Taking fifty quotations centring on flowers, herbs, fruit and vegetables, Margaret Willes gives these botanical references their social context to provide an intriguing and original focus on daily life in Tudor and Jacobean England, looking in particular at medicine, cookery, gardening and folklore traditions. Exquisitely illustrated with unique hand-painted engravings from the Bodleian Library's copy of John Gerard's herbal of 1597, this book marries the beauty of Shakespeare's lines with charming contemporary renderings of the plants he described so vividly.

The Garden

The Garden ebook ISBN:
Author: N.A
Number of Pages: N.A 
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Comment dessiner votre dragon

Comment dessiner votre dragon ebook ISBN: 9788499368801
Author: Sergio Guinot
Number of Pages: 384 
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Les dragons sont au coeur de nombreux romans et films fantastiques. Qu'ils soient terrifiants ou bienveillants, mauvais ou alliés du héros, qu'ils agissent comme instruments de destruction, ou se montrent partisans du bien, les dragons ne sont pas faits pour être des personnages secondaires. Comment dessiner votre dragon vous apprendra à dessiner des dizaines de dragons de types différents, pas à pas, en fonction de leurs caractéristiques anatomiques particulières : griffes, ailes, queue, dents, traînées de feuil. Il ne vous aura jamais été aussi facile de dessiner un dragon extraordinaire. Ce livre contient des douzaines d'exercices remarquables, tout en couleurs, de l'esquisse initiale à l'oeuvre finale. Ailes, dents, griffes : Comment dessiner votre dragon se penche notamment sur tous ces détails qui confèrent de la personnalité à un dragon terrifiant.

Shakespeare's Plants and Gardens: A Dictionary

Shakespeare's Plants and Gardens: A Dictionary ebook ISBN: 1472558588
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Author: Vivian Thomas,Nicki Faircloth
Number of Pages: 432 
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Shakespeare lived when knowledge of plants and their uses was a given, but also at a time of unique interest in plants and gardens.His lifetime saw the beginning of scientific interest in plants, the first large-scale plant introductions from outside the country since Roman times, and the beginning of gardening as a leisure activity. Shakespeare's works show that he engaged with this new world to illuminate so many facets of his plays and poems. This dictionary offers a complete companion to Shakespeare's references to landscape, plants and gardens, including both formal and rural settings.It covers plants and flowers, gardening terms, and the activities that Shakespeare included within both cultivated and uncultivated landscapes as well as encompassing garden imagery in relation to politics, the state and personal lives. Each alphabetical entry offers an definition and overview of the term discussed in its historical context, followed by a guided tour of its use in Shakespeare's works and finally an extensive bibliography, including primary and secondary sources, books and articles.

Missouri Botanical Garden Bulletin

Missouri Botanical Garden Bulletin ebook ISBN:
Author: Missouri Botanical Garden
Number of Pages: N.A 
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The January number of early volumes contains the reports of the officers of the board and the director.

Disability, Health, and Happiness in the Shakespearean Body

Disability, Health, and Happiness in the Shakespearean Body ebook ISBN: 1317620070
Publisher: Routledge
Author: Sujata Iyengar
Number of Pages: 280 
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This book considers early modern and postmodern ideals of health, vigor, ability, beauty, well-being, and happiness, uncovering and historicizing the complex negotiations among physical embodiment, emotional response, and communally-sanctioned behavior in Shakespeare's literary and material world. The volume visits a series of questions about the history of the body and how early modern cultures understand physical ability or vigor, emotional competence or satisfaction, and joy or self-fulfillment. Individual essays investigate the purported disabilities of the "crook-back" King Richard III or the "corpulent" Falstaff, the conflicts between different health-care belief-systems in The Taming of the Shrew and Hamlet, the power of figurative language to delineate or even instigate puberty in the Sonnets or Romeo and Juliet, and the ways in which the powerful or moneyed mediate the access of the poor and injured to cure or even to care. Integrating insights from Disability Studies, Health Studies, and Happiness Studies, this book develops both a detailed literary-historical analysis and a provocative cultural argument about the emphasis we place on popular notions of fitness and contentment today.

Open-Air Shakespeare

Open-Air Shakespeare ebook ISBN: 1137426861
Publisher: Springer
Author: R. Gaby
Number of Pages: 123 
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Many people today first encounter staged Shakespeare in an open-air setting. This book traces the history of open-air Shakespeares in Australia to investigate why the anomaly of adapting 400-year old plays under Australian skies exerts such a strong appeal.

Shakespeare's Poems and Sonnets

Shakespeare's Poems and Sonnets ebook ISBN: 1438115865
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
Author: Harold Bloom
Number of Pages: N.A 
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Provides insight into the poems & sonnets of William Shakespeare along with a brief biography.

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare ebook ISBN: 113478340X
Publisher: Routledge
Author: Brian Vickers
Number of Pages: 568 
File: william-shakespeare.pdf
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The Critical Heritage gathers together a large body of critical sources on major figures in literature. Each volume presents contemporary responses to a writer's work, enabling students and researchers to read for themselves, for example, comments on early performances of Shakespeare's plays, or reactions to the first publication of Jane Austen's novels. The carefully selected sources range from landmark essays in the history of criticism to journalism and contemporary opinion, and little published documentary material such as letters and diaries. Significant pieces of criticism from later periods are also included, in order to demonstrate the fluctuations in an author's reputation. Each volume contains an introduction to the writer's published works, a selected bibliography, and an index of works, authors and subjects.The Collected Critical Heritage set will be available as a set of 68 volumes and the series will also be available in mini sets selected by period (in slipcase boxes) and as individual volumes.