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: 919 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: 955 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.
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: 2156 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.
Автор: Shepherd Barr Kirsten Название: Modern Drama: A Very Short Introduction ISBN: 0199658773 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199658770 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: от 529 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 595 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.
Автор: Carlson Marvin Название: Theatre: A Very Short Introduction ISBN: 0199669821 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199669820 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: от 595 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.
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: Treharne Elaine Название: Medieval Literature: A Very Short Introduction ISBN: 0199668493 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199668496 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 1075 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Looking at literature from Medieval Britain and Ireland, including Anglo-Latin and Anglo-Norman poetry, prose and drama, this Very Short Introduction covers the earliest beginnings of print culture, and considers major themes of these works, such as sin and salvation, kingship and authority, myth and the monstrous.
Автор: Butler Christopher Название: Modernism: A Very Short Introduction ISBN: 0192804413 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780192804419 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 919 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Whether we recognise it or not, virtually every aspect of our life today has been influenced in part by the aesthetic legacy of Modernism. In this Very Short Introduction Christopher Butler examines how and why Modernism began, explaining what it is and showing how it has gradually informed all aspects of 20th and 21st century life.
Автор: Loehlin Название: The Cambridge Introduction to Chekhov ISBN: 0521706882 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521706889 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 2070 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика 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.
Описание: William Wordsworth is the most influential of the Romantic poets, and remains widely popular, even though his work is more complex and more engaged with the political, social and religious upheavals of his time than his reputation as a 'nature poet' might suggest. Outlining a series of contexts - biographical, historical and literary - as well as critical approaches to Wordsworth, this Introduction offers students ways to understand and enjoy Wordsworth's poetry and his role in the development of Romanticism in Britain. Emma Mason offers a completely up-to-date summary of criticism on Wordsworth from the Romantics to the present and an annotated guide to further reading. With definitions of technical terms and close readings of individual poems, Wordsworth's experiments with form are fully explained. This concise book is the ideal starting point for studying Lyrical Ballads, The Prelude, and the major poems as well as Wordsworth's lesser known writings.
Описание: Nobel laureate William Faulkner is one of the most distinctive voices in American literature. Known for his opaque prose style and his evocative depictions of life in the American South, he is recognised as one of the most important authors of the twentieth century. This introductory book provides students and readers of Faulkner with a clear overview of the life and work of one of America’s most prolific writers of fiction. His nineteen novels, including The Sound and the Fury, As I Lay Dying, Go Down, Moses and Absalom, Absalom! are discussed in detail, as are his major short stories and nonfiction. Focused on the works themselves, but also providing useful information about their critical reception, this introduction is an accessible guide to Faulkner's challenging and complex oeuvre.
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