William Shakespeare: A Very Short Introduction, Wells Stanley
Автор: Hanhim?ki Название: The United Nations ISBN: 0195304373 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780195304374 Издательство: Oxford Academ Цена: 1094 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: The United Nations has been called everything from "the best hope of mankind" to "irrelevant" and "obsolete." With this
much-needed introduction to the UN, Jussi Hanhimaki engages the current debate over the organizations effectiveness as he provides a clear understanding of how it was originally
conceived, how it has come to its present form, and how it must confront new challenges in a rapidly changing world. After a brief history of the United Nations and its predecessor, the
League of Nations, the author examines the UN's successes and failures as a guardian of international peace and security, as a promoter of human rights, as a protector of international
law, and as an engineer of socio-economic development. Hanhimaki stresses that the UN's greatest problem has been the impossibly wide gap between its ambitions and
In the area of international security, for instance, the UN has to settle conflicts--be they between or within states--without offending the national sovereignty of its
member states, and without being sidelined by strong countries, as happened in the 2003 intervention of Iraq.Hanhimaki also provides a clear accounting of the UN and its various arms
and organizations (such as UNESCO and UNICEF), and he offers a critical overview of how effective it has been in the recent crises in Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia, for
example--and how likely it is to meet its overall goals in the future. The United Nations, Hanhimaki concludes, is an indispensable organization that has made the wo
ld a better place. But it is also a deeply flawed institution, in need of constant reform.
Автор: Shakespeare Название: The tragedy of Macbeth ISBN: 0199535833 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199535835 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 1094 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Dark and violent, Macbeth is also the most theatrically spectacular of Shakespeare`s tragedies. Indeed, for 250 years - until early this century - it was performed with grand operatic additions set to baroque music. In his introduction Nicholas Brooke relates the play`s changing fortunes to changes within society and the theatre and investigates the sources of its enduring appeal. He examines its many layers of illusion and interprets its linguistic turns and echoes, arguing that the earliest surviving text is an adaptation, perhaps carried out by Shakespeare himself in collaboration with Thomas Middleton. This fully annotated edition reconsiders textual and staging problems, appraises past and present critical views, and represents a major contribution to our understanding of Macbeth.
Автор: Cronk Nicholas Название: Voltaire: A Very Short Introduction ISBN: 0199688354 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199688357 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 1231 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (1 шт.) Описание: Voltaire (1694-1778), best remembered as the author of Candide, is one of the central actors -- arguably the defining personality -- of the European Enlightenment. In this Very Short Introduction, Nicholas Cronk explores Voltaire's remarkable career and demonstrates how his thinking is pivotal to our notion and understanding of the Enlightenment. In a fresh and modern examination of his writings, Cronk examines the nature of Voltaire's literary celebrity, demonstrating the extent to which his work was reactive and practical, and therefore made sense within the broader context of the debates to which he responded. The most famous living author in Europe in the 18th century, Cronk emphasises Voltaire's skills of 'performance' as a writer and his continued relevance today. He concludes by looking not only at Voltaire's impact in literature and philosophy, but also his influence on French political values and modern French politics. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Описание: In this Very Short Introduction Bart Van Es analyses Shakespeare`s comedic plays, picking out the family resemblances across these works. He considers their shared themes such as confusion and cross dressing, misguided love, twins and substitutions, and explores the bard`s verbal artistry and wit.
Автор: Carlson Marvin Название: Theatre: A Very Short Introduction ISBN: 0199669821 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199669820 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: от 774 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: Theatre is one of the longest-standing art forms of modern civilization. Taking a global look at how various forms of theatre - including puppetry, dance, and mime - have been interpreted and enjoyed, this Very Short Introduction explores all aspects of the theatre, including its relationship with religion, literature, and its value worldwide.
Автор: Smith, Emma Название: Cambridge introduction to shakespeare ISBN: 0521671884 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521671880 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 2908 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (1 шт.) Описание: Lively, accessible and innovative, this 2007 introduction to Shakespeare's plays is divided into seven subject-based chapters: Character; Performance; Texts; Language; Structure; Sources and History. It promotes active engagement with the plays and proves that there is space for new and fresh thinking, even on the most-studied and familiar plays.
Описание: Since the mid-19th century crime fiction has been one of the most popular sub-genres of the novel. In this Very Short Introduction, Richard Bradford explores its origins and the features that define its varied style. He considers its role in popular culture around the world and considers why its classification as 'literature' is still ambiguous.
Описание: Shakespeare`s tragedies contain an astonishing variety of suffering, from suicides and murders to dismemberments and grief. Stanley Wells considers how the bard`s tragic plays drew on the literary and theatrical conventions of his time. Discussing the individual plays, he also explores why tragedy is regarded as a fit subject for entertainment.
Автор: Lee, Hermione Название: Biography: A Very Short Introduction ISBN: 0199533547 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199533541 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 773 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Biographies are one of the most popular and best-selling of the literary genres. Why do people like them? What does a biography do and how does it work? This Very Short Introduction examines different types of biographies, why certain people and historical events arouse so much interest, and how they are compared with history and fiction.
Автор: Loehlin Название: The Cambridge Introduction to Chekhov ISBN: 0521706882 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521706889 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 2601 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Chekhov is widely acknowledged as one of the most influential literary figures of modern times. Russia's preeminent playwright, he played a significant role in revolutionizing the modern theatre. His impact on prose fiction writing is incalculable: he helped define the modern short story. Beginning with an engaging account of Chekhov's life and cultural context in nineteenth-century Russia, this book introduces the reader to this fascinating and complex personality. Unlike much criticism of Chekhov, it includes detailed discussions of both his fiction and his plays. The Introduction traces his concise, impressionistic prose style from early comic sketches to mature works such as 'Ward No. 6' and 'In the Ravine'. Examining Chekhov's development as a dramatist, the book considers his one-act vaudevilles and early works, while providing a detailed, act-by-act analysis of the masterpieces on which his reputation rests: The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, Three Sisters and The Cherry Orchard.
Автор: Emma Smith Название: The Cambridge Introduction to Shakespeare ISBN: 0521855993 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521855990 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 8079 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This lively and innovative introduction to Shakespeare promotes active engagement with the plays, rather than recycling factual information. Covering a range of texts, it is divided into seven subject-based chapters: Character; Performance; Texts; Language; Structure; Sources and History, and it does not assume any prior knowledge. Instead, it develops ways of thinking and provides the reader with resources for independent research through the ‘Where next?’ sections at the end of each chapter. The book draws on up-to-date scholarship without being overwhelmed by it, and unlike other introductory guides to Shakespeare it emphasizes that there is space for new and fresh thinking by students and readers, even on the most-studied and familiar plays.
Описание: Combines scholarship with editorial material. This work includes a foreword, list of contents, general introduction, essay on language, contemporary allusions to Shakespeare, glossary, consolidated bibliography, and an index of first lines of Sonnets.
Автор: Ferber Michael Название: Romanticism: A Very Short Introduction ISBN: 019956891X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199568918 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 1231 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Michael Ferber considers Romanticism in its time of growth in Western Europe, examining various types of Romantic literature, music, painting, religion, and philosophy. He provides examples and quotations throughout to demonstrate the diverse nature of the movement.
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