This book deals with the historical context of ancient Greek tragic performances, with the plays themselves, and with later adaptation and re-performance, down to modern times.
"Paul Cartledge hat ein Weltklasse-Team zusammengebracht, welches das Bildmaterial als integralen Bestandteil der Darstellung behandelt" (Oliver Taplin). Dieses Buch will die antike griechische Kultur in ihrer ganzen Vielfalt darstellen und den Glanz Griechenlands von der Antike bis in unsere Zeit vor Augen führen. 300 meist farbige Abbildungen sind das Herzstück dieser Kultur- und Mentalitätsgeschichte, einer Übersetzung aus der renommierten Reihe "Cambridge Illustrated History". Die Abbildungen sind sorgfältig ausgewählt und ausführlich kommentiert. Zusammen mit historischen Karten, Fallbeispielen und "Schaukästen" machen Sie die vielen Facetten der griechischen Geschichte auf unterhaltende und faszinierende Weise anschaulich. Die neun britischen und amerikanischen Wissenschaftler schildern nicht nur die Geschichte der Kriege und der großen Kulturleistungen, sondern auch die Geschichte des alltäglichen und festtäglichen Lebens, der sozialen, wirtschaftlichen und umweltbedingten Aspekte der griechischen Kultur. So wird zum einen die enorme kulturbildende Kraft der Griechen deutlich, die die Entfaltung der westlichen Zivilisation bis heute bestimmt hat, zum anderen sind die Grenzen und die Fremdheit dieser Kultur aus heutiger Sicht eindrucksvoll nachzuvollziehen. Zeittafel, Glossar, ein Who's Who der wichtigsten Persönlichkeiten u.a. komplettieren diesen Band, der auch für den schulischen und universitären Unterricht Material in großer Fülle zu bieten hat.
The Cambridge Companion to John Donne introduces students (undergraduate and graduate) to the range, brilliance, and complexity of John Donne. Sixteen essays, written by an international array of leading scholars and critics, cover Donne's poetry (erotic, satirical, devotional) and his prose (including his Sermons and occasional letters). Providing readings of his texts and also fully situating them in the historical and cultural context of early modern England, these essays offer the most up-to-date scholarship and introduce students to the current thinking and debates about Donne, while providing tools for students to read Donne with greater understanding and enjoyment. Special features include a chronology; a short biography; essays on political and religious contexts; an essay on the experience of reading his lyrics; a meditation on Donne by the contemporary novelist A. S. Byatt; and an extensive bibliography of editions and criticism.
"Julius Caesar" ist eine 1599 entstandene Tragödie von William Shakespeare, der die historische Person Gaius Iulius Caesar zugrunde liegt. - Written around 1599, Julius Caesar is a tragedy by William Shakespeare. The play is based on historical events surrounding the conspiracy against the ancient Roman leader Julius Caesar (c.100-44B.C.) and the civil war that followed his death. - William Shakespeare (1564-1616) war ein englischer Dramatiker, Lyriker und Schauspieler. Seine Komödien und Tragödien gehören zu den bedeutendsten und am meisten aufgeführten und verfilmten Bühnenstücken der Weltliteratur. - William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.
The contributors explore diverse contexts of performance to discuss peoples' own reflections on political subjectivities, governance and development. The volume refocuses anthropological engagement with ethics, aesthetics, and politics to examine the transformative potential of political performance, both for individuals and wider collectives.
Aristophanes and His Tragic Muse considers the opposition of comedy and tragedy in 5th century Athens and its effect on the drama of Aristophanes. The study examines tragedy’s focus on necessity and a quest for meaning as a complement to a neglected but critical element in Athenian comedy, a concern with freedom and an underlying ambivalent vision of reality.
The Cambridge Companion to the African American Novel presents landmark essays combining new and current scholarship covering one hundred fifty years of novel writing in the U.S. These newly commissioned essays examine eighty African American novels-the well-known and those recently recovered or acknowledged--grouped in terms of theme, structure, period, and influence, and in terms of their relationship to relevant traditions. Discussions of the slave narrative, coming of age, vernacular modernism, and the post-colonial novel are intended to help readers gain a better appreciation of the novel's diversity and complexity.
Since the rise of modern thought and natural science, teleological discourses have been banished as explanatory tools in natural investigations. The various contributions to this volume embrace the task of rethinking natural purposiveness in accordance with natural science. They set out from the issue of whether, and in which form, it is possible to talk of purposes in nature, without resorting to an account requesting some intentional agent. The legitimacy of such a notion as that of internal teleology has been addressed, together with the issue of what the term "internal" properly denotes. It is meant to be an alternative both to the position of those who assume that teleology in biology requires a dimension transcending nature itself and find in teleological language an argument for the Intelligent Designer, and to the stance of those who aim to eliminate teleology from scientific inquiry altogether.
Byron s life and work have fascinated readers around the world for two hundred years, but it is the complex interaction between his art and his politics, beliefs and sexuality that has attracted so many modern critics and students. In three sections devoted to the historical, textual and literary contexts of Byron s life and times, these specially commissioned essays by a range of eminent Byron scholars provide a compelling picture of the diversity of Byron s writings. The essays cover topics such as Byron s interest in the East, his relationship to the publishing world, his attitudes to gender, his use of Shakespeare and eighteenth-century literature, and his acute fit in a post-modernist world. This Companion provides an invaluable resource for students and scholars, including a chronology and a guide to further reading.
GERMAN FOR READING KNOWLEDGE, FOURTH EDITION develops the fundamental skills graduate students need to read authentic German texts on a variety of subjects related to humanities. The Fourth Edition includes improved grammar explanations, contextualized exercises, new high-interest readings, and a section on choosing the right dictionary.
Wenn sich auf einem abgetakelten Kreuzfahrtschiff vor der Küste Miamis spielsüchtige Glücksritter, mittelmäßige Gitarristen, wunderschöne Kellnerinnen, schlagfertige Senioren, drogendealende Gangster und ein feuchtfröhlicher Tropensturm in die Quere kommen, bleibt kein Auge trocken. Vor allem beim Leser ...Mit Tricky Business erweist sich Dave Barry erneut als der unumschränkte Meister der rasanten Komödie.

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