Oxford Literature Companions: Macbeth Workbook

Author: Ken Haworth,Peter Buckroyd

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780198398844

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Page: 96

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Oxford Literature Companion Workbooks offer student-friendly support for GCSE set texts. This full colour write-in workbook for Macbeth is ideal for use in the classroom or as revision and includes activities designed to prompt a closer analysis of the writer's language and techniques, as well as tasks on characters, themes and contexts.

Oxford Literature Companions: An Inspector Calls

Author: Su Fielder,Peter Buckroyd

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780198390411

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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Oxford Literature Companions offer student-friendly support for set texts. This full colour guide to 'An Inspector Calls' is ideal for use in the classroom or as revision, providing insight into characters, themes and contexts, together with activities designed to prompt a closer analysis of the writer's language and techniques.

Oxford Literature Companions: Lord of the Flies

Author: Alison Smith,Peter Buckroyd

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780198390435

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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Oxford Literature Companions offer student-friendly support for set texts. This full colour guide to 'Lord of the Flies' is ideal for use in the classroom or as revision, providing insight into characters, themes and contexts, together with activities designed to prompt a closer analysis of the writer's language and techniques.

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare

Author: Michael Dobson,Professor of Shakespeare Studies and Director of the Shakespeare Institute Michael Dobson,Professor Emeritus University of Birmingham and Chairman Stanley Wells,Teaching Fellow in English Literature Will Sharpe,Lecturer and Fellow at the Shakespeare Institute Erin Sullivan

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198708734

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Page: 608

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The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare is the most comprehensive reference work available on Shakespeare's life, times, works, and his 400-year global legacy. In addition to the authoritative A-Z entries, it includes nearly 100 illustrations, a chronology, a guide to further reading, a thematic contents list, and special feature entries on each of Shakespeare's works. Tying in with the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, this much-loved Companion has been revised and updated, reflecting developments and discoveries made in recent years and to cover the performance, interpretation, and the influence of Shakespeare's works up to the present day. First published in 2001, the online edition was revised in 2011, with updates to over 200 entries plus 16 new entries. These online updates appear in print for the first time in this second edition, along with a further 35,000 new and revised words. These include more than 80 new entries, ranging from important performers, directors, and scholars (such as Lucy Bailey, Samuel West, and Alfredo Michel Modenessi), to topics as diverse as Shakespeare in the digital age and the ubiquity of plants in Shakespeare's works, to the interpretation of Shakespeare globally, from Finland to Iraq. To make information on Shakespeare's major works easier to find, the feature entries have been grouped and placed in a centre section (fully cross-referenced from the A-Z). The thematic listing of entries - described in the press as 'an invaluable panorama of the contents' - has been updated to include all of the new entries. This edition contains a preface written by much-lauded Shakespearian actor Simon Russell Beale. Full of both entertaining trivia and scholarly detail, this authoritative Companion will delight the browser and reward students, academics, as well as anyone wanting to know more about Shakespeare.

The Reader in the Book: A Study of Spaces and Traces

Author: Stephen Orgel

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191089958

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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The Reader in the Book is concerned with a particular aspect of the history of the book, an archeology and sociology of the use of margins and other blank spaces. One of the most commonplace aspects of old books is the fact that people wrote in them, something that, until very recently, has infuriated modern collectors and librarians. But these inscriptions constitute a significant dimension of the book's history, and what readers did to books often added to their value. Sometimes marks in books have no relation to the subject of the book, merely names, dates, prices paid; blank spaces were used for pen trials and doing sums, and flyleaves are occasionally the repository of records of various kinds. The Reader in the Book deals with that special class of books in which the text and marginalia are in intense communication with each other, in which reading constitutes an active and sometimes adversarial engagement with the book. The major examples are works that are either classics or were classics in their own time; but they are seen here as contemporaries read them, without the benefit of centuries of commentary and critical guidance. The underlying question is at what point marginalia, the legible incorporation of the work of reading into the text of the book, became a way of defacing it rather than of increasing its value-why did we want books to lose their history?

Oxford Literature Companions: Pride & Prejudice

Author: Annie Fox

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780199128808

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

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Oxford Literature Companions offer student-friendly, assessment-focused support for set texts, giving you and your students confidence in achieving their full potential. This full colour guide to Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen is ideal for the classroom or as revision.

Oxford Literature Companions: Animal Farm

Author: Carmel Waldron,Peter Buckroyd

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780198304838

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Page: 96

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Easy to use in the classroom or as a tool for revision, 'Oxford Literature Companions' provide student-friendly analysis of a range of popular GCSE set texts. Each book offers a lively, engaging approach to the text, covering characters, themes, language and contexts, whilst also providing a range of varied and in-depth activities to deepen understanding and encourage close work with the text.

Macbeth (2009 edition)

Oxford School Shakespeare

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780198324003

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

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Macbeth is one of the most popular texts for study by secondary students the world over. This edition includes illustrations, preliminary notes, reading lists (including websites) and classroom notes.

Shakespeare and Text

Author: John Jowett

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199217068

Category: Drama

Page: 229

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The only currently available introductory survey of the foundations of the text of Shakespeare, this book examines Shakespeare's writing in the environment of the theatre, and the printing of the earliest surviving texts. It goes on to review the ways in which the origin and production of these texts have been understood by textual scholars, and how they have been used in the preparation of modern editions.

The New Oxford Shakespeare: Complete Set

Modern Critical Edition, Critical Reference Edition, Authorship Companion

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198791324

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Page: 7755

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The New Oxford Shakespeare consists of four interconnected publications: the Modern Critical Edition (with modern spelling), the Critical Reference Edition (with original spelling), a companion volume on authorship, and an online version integrating all of this material on OUP's high-powered scholarly editions platform. Together, they provide the perfect resource for the future of Shakespeare studies. This set comprises all of the print volumes that make up The New Oxford Shakespeare. The Modern Critical Edition gives today's students and playgoers the very best resources they need to understand and enjoy all Shakespeare's works. The authoritative text is accompanied by extensive explanatory and performance notes, and innovative introductory materials which lead the reader into exploring questions about interpretation, textual variants, literary criticism, and performance, for themselves. This volume presents the plays and poetry in the order in which Shakespeare wrote them, so that readers can follow the development of his imagination, his engagement with a rapidly evolving culture and theatre, and his relationship to his literary contemporaries. The Critical Reference Edition collects the same versions of the same works found in the Modern Critical Edition, keyed to the same line-numbering. But the Critical Reference Edition emphasizes book history and the documentary origins of each text. It preserves the spelling, punctuation, capitalization, abbreviations, typographical contrasts, ambiguities, and inconsistencies of the early documents. Introductions focus on early modern manuscript and print culture, setting each text within the material circumstances of its production, transmission, and early reception. The works are arranged in the chronological order of the surviving texts: the first volume covers documents manufactured in Shakespeare's lifetime, and the second covers documents made between 1622 and 1728. The Authorship Companion accompanies the Modern Critical Edition and the Critical Reference Edition, and concentrates on the issues of canon and chronology--currently the most active and controversial debates in the field of Shakespeare editing. It presents in full the evidence behind the choices made in The Complete Works about which works Shakespeare wrote, in whole or part. A major new contribution to attribution studies, the Authorship Companion illuminates the work and methodology underpinning the groundbreaking New Oxford Shakespeare and casts new light on the professional working practice, and creative endeavours, of Shakespeare and his contemporaries.

The Cambridge Companion to Shakespearean Tragedy

Author: Claire McEachern

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110701977X

Category: Drama

Page: 302

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This revised and updated Companion acquaints the student reader with the forms, contexts, critical and theatrical lives of the ten plays considered to be Shakespeare's tragedies. Thirteen essays, written by leading scholars in Britain and North America, address the ways in which Shakespearean tragedy originated, developed and diversified, as well as how it has fared on stage, as text and in criticism. Topics covered include the literary precursors of Shakespeare's tragedies, cultural backgrounds, sub-genres and receptions of the plays. The book examines the four major tragedies and, in addition, Titus Andronicus, Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra, Coriolanus and Timon of Athens. Essays from the first edition have been fully revised to reflect the most up-to-date scholarship; the bibliography has been extensively updated; and four new chapters have been added, discussing Shakespearean form, Shakespeare and philosophy, Shakespeare's tragedies in performance, and Shakespeare and religion.

Realizing Reason

A Narrative of Truth and Knowing

Author: Danielle Macbeth

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191022756

Category: Philosophy

Page: 496

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Realizing Reason pursues three interrelated themes. First, it traces the essential moments in the historical unfolding—from the ancient Greeks, through Descartes, Kant, and developments in the nineteenth century, to the present—that culminates in the realization of pure reason as a power of knowing. Second, it provides a cogent account of mathematical practice as a mode of inquiry into objective truth. And finally, it develops and defends a new conception of our being in the world, one that builds on and transforms the now standard conception according to which our experience of reality arises out of brain activity due, in part, to merely causal impacts on our sense organs. Danielle Macbeth shows that to achieve an adequate understanding of the striving for truth in the exact sciences we must overcome this standard conception and that the way to do that is through a more adequate understanding of the nature of mathematical practice and the profound transformations it has undergone over the course of its history, the history through which reason is first realized as a power of knowing. Because we can understand mathematical practice only if we attend to the systems of written signs within which to do mathematics, Macbeth provides an account of the nature and role of written notations, specifically, of the principal systems that have been developed within which to reason in mathematics: Euclidean diagrams, the symbolic language of arithmetic and algebra, and Frege's concept-script, Begriffsschrift.

Thomas Middleton and Early Modern Textual Culture

A Companion to the Collected Works

Author: Gary Taylor,John Lavagnino

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199678731

Category: Drama

Page: 1200

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Thomas Middleton and Early Modern Textual Culture is a comprehensive companion to The Collected Works of Thomas Middleton, providing detailed introductions to and full editorial apparatus for the works themselves as well as a wealth of information about Middleton's historical and literary context.

Rollercoasters: A Christmas Carol Reader

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780198329985

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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Rollercoasters now extends up to GCSE! This edition of A Christmas Carol has a durable flexi-cover format so it lasts longer in the classroom.

Macbeth

New Critical Essays

Author: Nick Moschovakis

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0203930703

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 372

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This volume offers a wealth of critical analysis, supported with ample historical and bibliographical information about one of Shakespeare’s most enduringly popular and globally influential plays. Its eighteen new chapters represent a broad spectrum of current scholarly and interpretive approaches, from historicist criticism to performance theory to cultural studies. A substantial section addresses early modern themes, with attention to the protagonists and the discourses of politics, class, gender, the emotions, and the economy, along with discussions of significant ‘minor’ characters and less commonly examined textual passages. Further chapters scrutinize Macbeth’s performance, adaptation and transformation across several media—stage, film, text, and hypertext—in cultural settings ranging from early nineteenth-century England to late twentieth-century China. The editor’s extensive introduction surveys critical, theatrical, and cinematic interpretations from the late seventeenth century to the beginning of the twenty-first, while advancing a synthetic argument to explain the shifting relationship between two conflicting strains in the tragedy’s reception. Written to a level that will be both accessible to advanced undergraduates and, at the same time, useful to post-graduates and specialists in the field, this book will greatly enhance any study of Macbeth. Contributors: Rebecca Lemon, Jonathan Baldo, Rebecca Ann Bach, Julie Barmazel, Abraham Stoll, Lois Feuer, Stephen Deng, Lisa Tomaszewski, Lynne Bruckner, Michael David Fox, James Wells, Laura Engel, Stephen Buhler, Bi-qi Beatrice Lei, Kim Fedderson and J. Michael Richardson, Bruno Lessard, Pamela Mason.

Oxford Literature Companions: an Inspector Calls Workbook

Author: Jill Carter,Peter Buckroyd

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780198398868

Category:

Page: 96

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Oxford Literature Companion Workbooks offer student-friendly support for GCSE set texts. This full colour write-in workbook for An Inspector Calls is ideal for use in the classroom or as revision and includes activities designed to prompt a closer analysis of the writer's language, as well as tasks on characters, themes and contexts.

Oxford Literature Companions: Hamlet

Author: Anna Beer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780198399063

Category:

Page: 112

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Oxford Literature Companions offer student-friendly support for A Level set texts. This guide to Hamlet is ideal for use in the classroom or for revision, providing insight into characterisation, contexts and critical views, along with activities that prompt a closer analysis of the writer's language and techniques.