Was ihr wollt

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 3849688372
Format: PDF, ePub
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Viola hat ein Schiffsunglück vor der Küste Illyriens überlebt, bei dem ihr Zwillingsbruder Sebastian ums Leben gekommen zu sein scheint. Sie beschließt - als Knabe verkleidet - in die Dienste des Herzogs Orsino zu treten, der über Illyrien herrscht. Orsino ist unsterblich verliebt in die Gräfin Olivia, die aber aus Trauer um ihren verstorbenen Bruder sieben Jahre lang ihr Gesicht verschleiern und die Gesellschaft von Männern meiden will. Die als Mann verkleidete Viola, die sich jetzt Cesario nennt, gewinnt rasch die Gunst Orsinos und wird von ihm beauftragt, seine Liebesbotschaften an Olivia zu übermitteln ...

Twelfth Night Or What You Will

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300134711
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A major figure in the world of theatre as critic, playwright, scholar, teacher, director, actor, and producer, Robert Brustein offers a unique perspective on the American stage and its artists. In this wise, witty, and wide-ranging collection of recent writings, Brustein examines crucial issues relating to theatre in the post-9/11 years, analyzing specific plays, emerging and established performers, and theatrical production throughout the world. Brustein relates our theatre to our society in a manner that reminds us why the performing arts matter. "Millennial Stages" records Brustein's thinking on the important issues 'roiling the national soul' at the start of the twenty-first century. His opening section explores the connections between theatre and society, theatre and politics, and theatre and religion, and it is followed by reviews of such landmark productions as "The Producers and Spamelot," "Long Day's Journey into Night" and "King Lear." In his final section, Brustein reflects on people and places of importance in the world of theatre today, including Marlon Brando and Arthur Miller and Australia and South Africa.

Twelfth Night Or What You Will

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192834157
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Twelfth Night is one of the most popular of Shakespeare's plays in the modern theatre, and this edition places particular emphasis on its theatrical qualities throughout. Peopled with lovers misled either by disguises or their own natures, it combines lyrical melancholy with broad comedy. The introduction analyses its many views of love and the juxtaposition of joy and melancholy, while the detailed commentary pays particular attention to its linguistic subtleties. Music is particularly important in Twelfth Night, and this is the only modern edition to offer material for all the music required in a performance. James Walker has re-edited the existing music from the original sources, and where noe exists has composed settings compatible with the surviving originals.

Twelfth Night

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439116968
Format: PDF, Docs
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Named for the twelfth night after Christmas, the end of the Christmas season, Twelfth Night plays with love and power. The Countess Olivia, a woman with her own household, attracts Duke (or Count) Orsino. Two other would-be suitors are her pretentious steward, Malvolio, and Sir Andrew Aguecheek. Onto this scene arrive the twins Viola and Sebastian; caught in a shipwreck, each thinks the other has drowned. Viola disguises herself as a male page and enters Orsino's service. Orsino sends her as his envoy to Olivia—only to have Olivia fall in love with the messenger. The play complicates, then wonderfully untangles, these relationships. The authoritative edition of Twelfth Night from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers, is now available as an eBook. Features include: · The exact text of the printed book for easy cross-reference · Hundreds of hypertext links for instant navigation · Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play · Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play · Scene-by-scene plot summaries · A key to famous lines and phrases · An introduction to reading Shakespeare’s language · Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s vast holdings of rare books · An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play