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: 832 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: от 615 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
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: 832 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
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.
Автор: Shepherd Barr Kirsten Название: Modern Drama: A Very Short Introduction ISBN: 0199658773 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199658770 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: от 615 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: This book tells the story of modern drama through its seminal, groundbreaking plays and performances, and the artistic diversity that these represent. Exploring the new note of artistic hostility between dramatists and their audience, Shepherd-Barr draws on a range of theories and performances to reveal what makes modern drama "modern".
Автор: Robertson Ritchie Название: Goethe: A Very Short Introduction ISBN: 0199689253 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199689255 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: от 615 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe lived to the age of 82 and wrote prodigiously in every genre: drama, poetry, fiction, autobiography, travel narrative, translation from French and Italian, and critical essays on art and literature, besides copious letters and diaries. Ritchie Robertson draws out key themes of his work and explains its lasting importance.
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.
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: Smith, Emma Название: Cambridge introduction to shakespeare ISBN: 0521671884 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521671880 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 1755 р. 1950.00-10% 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.
Автор: Carlson Marvin Название: Theatre: A Very Short Introduction ISBN: 0199669821 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199669820 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 832 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
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: Emma Smith Название: The Cambridge Introduction to Shakespeare ISBN: 0521855993 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521855990 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 4787 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика 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: Sterritt David Название: Beats: A Very Short Introduction ISBN: 0199796777 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199796779 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: от 185 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: This book offers a concise overview of the social, cultural, and aesthetic sensibilities of the Beat Generation, explaining how their drastic visions and radical styles challenged postwar America`s dominant values in ways that can still be felt in literature, cinema, music, theatre, and the visual arts.
Автор: Lee, Hermione Название: Biography: A Very Short Introduction ISBN: 0199533547 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199533541 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: от 615 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
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.
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