Four Comedies:The Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Merchant of Venice, Twelfth Night

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作者: (威廉·莎士比亚)
出版社: Random House
1988-01
版次: 1
ISBN: 9780553212815
定价: 30.00
装帧: 平装
开本: 其他
纸张: 胶版纸
页数: 560页
正文语种: 英语
丛书: Bantam Classics
  • "TheTamingoftheShrew"
    Robustandbawdy,TheTamingoftheShrewcaptivatesaudienceswithoutrageoushumorasKatharina,theshrew,engagesinacontestofwills-andlove-withherbridegroom,Petruchio,inacomedyofunmatchedtheatricalbrilliance,filledwithvisualgagsandwittyrepartee.
    "AMidsummerNight'sDream"
    Fairymagic,lovespells,andanenchantedwoodturnthemismatchedrivalriesoffouryoungloversintoamarvelousmix-upofdesireandenchantment,alltouchedbyShakespeare'sinimitablevisionoftheintriguingrelationshipbetweendreamsandthewakingworld.
    "
    TheMerchantofVenice"
    Thisdarkcomedyofloveandmoneycontainsoneofthetrulymythicfiguresinliterature-Shylock,theJewishmoneylender.The"poundofflesh"hedemandsaspaymentofAntonio'sdebthasbecomeauniversalmetaphorforvengeance.Here,pathosandfarcecombinewithmoralcomplexityandromanticentanglements,todisplaytheextraordinarypowerandrangeofShakespeareathisbest.
    "
    TwelfthNight"
    Setinatopsy-turvyworldlikeaholidayrevel,thiscomedyjuxtaposesaromanticplotinvolvingseparatedtwinsandmistakenidentitywithamoresatiriconeaboutthehumiliationofapompouskilljoy.Thehilarityistouchedwithmelancholy,andtheplayends,notwithlaughter,butwithaclown'splaintivesong.
    EachEditionIncludes:
    -Comprehensiveexplanatorynotes
    -Vividintroductionsandthemostup-to-datescholarship
    -Clear,modernizedspellingandpunctuation,enablingcontemporaryreaderstounderstandtheElizabethanEnglish
    -Completelyupdated,detailedbibliographiesandperformancehistories
    -Aninterpretiveessayonfilmadaptationsoftheplay,alongwithanextensivefilmography WilliamShakespearewasborninStratford-upon-AvoninApril1564,andhisbirthistraditionallycelebratedonApril23.Thefactsofhislife,knownfromsurvivingdocuments,aresparse.HewasoneofeightchildrenborntoJohnShakespeare,amerchantofsomestandinginhiscommunity.WilliamprobablywenttotheKing'sNewSchoolinStratford,buthehadnouniversityeducation.InNovember1582,attheageofeighteen,hemarriedAnneHathaway,eightyearshissenior,whowaspregnantwiththeirfirstchild,Susanna.ShewasbornonMay26,1583.Twins,aboy,Hamnet(whowoulddieatageeleven),andagirl,Judith,werebornin1585.By1592ShakespearehadgonetoLondonworkingasanactorandalreadyknownasaplaywright.Arivaldramatist,RobertGreene,referredtohimas"anupstartcrow,beautifiedwithourfeathers."Shakespearebecameaprincipalshareholderandplaywrightofthesuccessfulactingtroupe,theLordChamberlain'sMen(laterunderJamesI,calledtheKing'sMen).In1599theLordChamberlain'sMenbuiltandoccupiedtheGlobeTheaterinSouthwarkneartheThamesRiver.HeremanyofShakespeare'splayswereperformedbythemostfamousactorsofhistime,includingRichardBurbage,WillKempe,andRobertArmin.Inadditiontohis37plays,Shakespearehadahandinothers,includingSirThomasMoreandTheTwoNobleKinsmen,andhewrotepoems,includingVenusandAdonisandTheRapeofLucrece.His154sonnetswerepublished,probablywithouthisauthorization,in1609.In1611or1612hegaveuphislodgingsinLondonanddevotedmoreandmoretimetoretirementinStratford,thoughhecontinuedwritingsuchplaysasTheTempestandHenryVIIuntilabout1613.HediedonApril231616,andwasburiedinHolyTrinityChurch,Stratford.Nocollectededitionofhisplayswaspublishedduringhislife-time,butin1623twomembersofhisactingcompany,JohnHemingesandHenryCondell,puttogetherthegreatcollectionnowcalledtheFirstFolio. Foreword

    Four Comedies

    The Playhouse

    THE TAMING OF THE SHRES

    Introducion

    The Taming of the Shrew in Performance

    The Taming of the Dhrew 

    Date and Text 

    Textual Notes

    Shakespeare's Sources

    Further Teading

    A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

    Introduction

    A Midsummer Night's Dream in Performance

    A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Date and Text

    Textual Notes

    Shakespeare's Sources

    Further Reading

    THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

    Introduction

    The Merchant of venice in Performance

    The Merchant of venice 

    Date and Text 

    Textual Notes

    Shakespear's Sources

    TWELFTH NIGHT or WHAT YOU WILL

    Introduction

    Twelfth Night in Performance 

    Twelfth Night

    ……
  • 内容简介:
    "TheTamingoftheShrew"
    Robustandbawdy,TheTamingoftheShrewcaptivatesaudienceswithoutrageoushumorasKatharina,theshrew,engagesinacontestofwills-andlove-withherbridegroom,Petruchio,inacomedyofunmatchedtheatricalbrilliance,filledwithvisualgagsandwittyrepartee.
    "AMidsummerNight'sDream"
    Fairymagic,lovespells,andanenchantedwoodturnthemismatchedrivalriesoffouryoungloversintoamarvelousmix-upofdesireandenchantment,alltouchedbyShakespeare'sinimitablevisionoftheintriguingrelationshipbetweendreamsandthewakingworld.
    "
    TheMerchantofVenice"
    Thisdarkcomedyofloveandmoneycontainsoneofthetrulymythicfiguresinliterature-Shylock,theJewishmoneylender.The"poundofflesh"hedemandsaspaymentofAntonio'sdebthasbecomeauniversalmetaphorforvengeance.Here,pathosandfarcecombinewithmoralcomplexityandromanticentanglements,todisplaytheextraordinarypowerandrangeofShakespeareathisbest.
    "
    TwelfthNight"
    Setinatopsy-turvyworldlikeaholidayrevel,thiscomedyjuxtaposesaromanticplotinvolvingseparatedtwinsandmistakenidentitywithamoresatiriconeaboutthehumiliationofapompouskilljoy.Thehilarityistouchedwithmelancholy,andtheplayends,notwithlaughter,butwithaclown'splaintivesong.
    EachEditionIncludes:
    -Comprehensiveexplanatorynotes
    -Vividintroductionsandthemostup-to-datescholarship
    -Clear,modernizedspellingandpunctuation,enablingcontemporaryreaderstounderstandtheElizabethanEnglish
    -Completelyupdated,detailedbibliographiesandperformancehistories
    -Aninterpretiveessayonfilmadaptationsoftheplay,alongwithanextensivefilmography
  • 作者简介:
    WilliamShakespearewasborninStratford-upon-AvoninApril1564,andhisbirthistraditionallycelebratedonApril23.Thefactsofhislife,knownfromsurvivingdocuments,aresparse.HewasoneofeightchildrenborntoJohnShakespeare,amerchantofsomestandinginhiscommunity.WilliamprobablywenttotheKing'sNewSchoolinStratford,buthehadnouniversityeducation.InNovember1582,attheageofeighteen,hemarriedAnneHathaway,eightyearshissenior,whowaspregnantwiththeirfirstchild,Susanna.ShewasbornonMay26,1583.Twins,aboy,Hamnet(whowoulddieatageeleven),andagirl,Judith,werebornin1585.By1592ShakespearehadgonetoLondonworkingasanactorandalreadyknownasaplaywright.Arivaldramatist,RobertGreene,referredtohimas"anupstartcrow,beautifiedwithourfeathers."Shakespearebecameaprincipalshareholderandplaywrightofthesuccessfulactingtroupe,theLordChamberlain'sMen(laterunderJamesI,calledtheKing'sMen).In1599theLordChamberlain'sMenbuiltandoccupiedtheGlobeTheaterinSouthwarkneartheThamesRiver.HeremanyofShakespeare'splayswereperformedbythemostfamousactorsofhistime,includingRichardBurbage,WillKempe,andRobertArmin.Inadditiontohis37plays,Shakespearehadahandinothers,includingSirThomasMoreandTheTwoNobleKinsmen,andhewrotepoems,includingVenusandAdonisandTheRapeofLucrece.His154sonnetswerepublished,probablywithouthisauthorization,in1609.In1611or1612hegaveuphislodgingsinLondonanddevotedmoreandmoretimetoretirementinStratford,thoughhecontinuedwritingsuchplaysasTheTempestandHenryVIIuntilabout1613.HediedonApril231616,andwasburiedinHolyTrinityChurch,Stratford.Nocollectededitionofhisplayswaspublishedduringhislife-time,butin1623twomembersofhisactingcompany,JohnHemingesandHenryCondell,puttogetherthegreatcollectionnowcalledtheFirstFolio.
  • 目录:
    Foreword

    Four Comedies

    The Playhouse

    THE TAMING OF THE SHRES

    Introducion

    The Taming of the Shrew in Performance

    The Taming of the Dhrew 

    Date and Text 

    Textual Notes

    Shakespeare's Sources

    Further Teading

    A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

    Introduction

    A Midsummer Night's Dream in Performance

    A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Date and Text

    Textual Notes

    Shakespeare's Sources

    Further Reading

    THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

    Introduction

    The Merchant of venice in Performance

    The Merchant of venice 

    Date and Text 

    Textual Notes

    Shakespear's Sources

    TWELFTH NIGHT or WHAT YOU WILL

    Introduction

    Twelfth Night in Performance 

    Twelfth Night

    ……
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