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Shakespeare in Love
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Plagued by debt, tormented by writer s block and in desperate need of a new hit, promising new playw....  read more
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Shakespeare's Women In Love
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This booklet is about the women characters in Shakespeare's plays, and how he portrays them. He does what no other writer has done - or could do. He presents women as the one force in society capable of saving mankind from itself: the essential earth-mother, the nurturing force behind everything born, and the solver of problems. He shows that women can be the main force in society for civilising men, for curbing their instincts to fight and kill, and to replace those violent impulses with the gentler arts of tolerance, love and forgiveness. The Elizabethan age, despite the fact that a woman is on the throne, is a supremely masculine age, and the drama reflects this. Scenes of military power and conquest proliferate, where the women are completely subservient to the controlling males. Yet, when Shakespeare starts to write, from the first play onwards, he gives women a power in his plays that no other writer of this period can even understand, let alone dream of doing. As he matures, women demonstrate an ever increasing power. His position is not only that women are the equal of men, which would be a revolutionary belief in that age, as in most other periods before the twentieth century. But he shows that they are superior to men in certain definite aspects. A more challenging notion could not be imagined then - or even now. He demonstrates this superiority in most of his plays.  read more
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Shakespeare in Love: Screenplay
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Tom Stoppard's screenplay of the film 'Shakespeare in Love', strongly tipped to win an Oscar in 1999. It is 1593 and Will Shakespeare - rising young light of the Elizabethan stage - struggles with writer's block.  read more
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Shakespeare in Love [DVD] [1998]
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Shakespeare in Love [DVD] [1998] [DVD] (2011) Gwynth Paltrow; Joseph Fiennes  read more
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Shakespeare in Love (Score) (Eco)
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Release Date: 2010-03-02, Audio CD, Sony Classics  read more
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Shakespeare in Love [Blu-ray]
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This Tom Stoppard penned period comedy won seven Oscars, including those for Best Picture, Actress, Supporting Actress (Judi Dench) and Original Screenplay. In late 16th Century London, the theatre's most promising young playwright, Will Shakespeare (Joseph Fiennes), is suffering from writer's block. Rose Theatre owner Philip Henslowe (Geoffrey Rush) is desperate that Will's new play - tentatively entitled Romeo and Ethel the Pirate's Daughter - be finished, whilst a new cast member, Thomas Kent, is equally eager to make his stage debut. Kent has a secret however: 'he' is actually Viola De Lesseps (Gwyneth Paltrow), merchant's daughter and fianc of Lord Wessex (Colin Firth). Adopting a disguise to enter a trade forbidden to women, matters become complicated when Will falls for her in her more conventional garb. It may take the intervention of Queen Elizabeth (Judi Dench) herself to make sure the course of true love runs smoothly and that the show goes on.  read more
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Shakespeare In Love [DVD] [1999]
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Pride And Prejudice/Shakespeare In Love [DVD]
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Pride and Prejudice Rightly winning wide acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic, this latest take on Jane Austens classic Pride and Prejudice is a real, all-round triumph. The age-old story still holds real resonance, and it follows the tale of five sisters dealing with love, and the many trials and tribulations that brings. There are so many delights to director Joe Wrights take on the story, and his direction is a strong place to start. In spite of having to condense the tale to fit a movie running time, he nonetheless injects a real energy and intelligence to his retelling, and hes served supremely well by his cast. Backed up by strong support by the likes of Brenda Blethyn and Donald Sutherland, its Keira Knightley in the lead turn whos a real surprise here. Her performance is a real joy, and very much at the core of the films success. The film inevitably draws comparison with the superb 1995 BBC adaptation, and while arguably it doesnt quite scale the same peaks, its to the credit of the filmmakers that their version still holds strong. For this is a tremendously enjoyable drama, and one that should continue to find an audience for a long time to come. An excellent film.--Simon Brew Shakespeare in Love One of the most endearing and intelligent romantic comedies of the 1990s, the Oscar-winning Shakespeare in Love is filled with such good will, sunny romance, snappy one-liners and devilish cleverness that it's absolutely irresistible. With tongue placed firmly in cheek, at its outset the film tracks young Will Shakespeare's overwrought battle with writer's block and the efforts of theatre owner Philip Henslowe (Geoffrey Rush, in rare form) to stage Will's latest comedy, Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate's Daughter. Jokey comedy, though, soon takes a backseat to ravishing romance when the beautiful Viola De Lesseps (Gwyneth Paltrow) disguises herself as a young man to wangle herself an audition in the all-male cast and wins both the part of Romeo and, after much misunderstanding, the playwright's heart. Soon enough, Will's pirate comedy becomes the beautiful, tragic Romeo and Juliet, reflecting the agony and ecstasy of Will and Viola's romance--he's married and she's set to marry the slimy Lord Wessex (Colin Firth). The way that Oscar-winning screenwriters Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard enfold their story within the parameters of Romeo and Juliet (and even Twelfth Night) is nothing short of brilliant--it would take a Shakespearean scholar to dissect the innumerable parallels, oft-quoted lines, plot developments, and thematic borrowings. And most amazingly, Norman and Stoppard haven't forgotten to entertain their audience in addition to riding a Shakespearean roller coaster, with director John Madden (Mrs. Brown) reigning in his huge ensemble with rollicking energy. Along the way there are small gems to be found, including Judi Dench's eight-minute, Oscar-winning turn as a truly regal Queen Elizabeth, but the key element of Shakespeare in Love's success rests on the milky-white shoulders of its two stars. Fiennes, inexplicably overlooked at Oscar time, is a dashing, heartfelt Will and as for Best Actress winner Paltrow, well, nothing she'd done before could have prepared viewers for how amazing she is here. Breathtakingly beautiful, fiercely intelligent, strong-willed and lovestruck--it's a performance worthy of Shakespeare in more ways than one. By the film's end, you'll be thoroughly won over--and brushing up your Shakespeare with newfound ardour. --Mark Englehart  read more
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Shakespeare's Women In Love: The women characters in Shakespeare's plays
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This booklet is about the women characters in Shakespeares plays, and how he portrays them. He does what no other writer has done or could do. He presents women as the one force in society capable of saving mankind from itself: the essential earth-mother, the nurturing force behind everything born, and the solver of problems. He shows that women can be the main force in society for civilising men, for curbing their instincts to fight and kill, and to replace those violent impulses with the gentler arts of tolerance, love and forgiveness.The Elizabethan age, despite the fact that a woman is on the throne, is a supremely masculine age, and the drama reflects this. Scenes of military power and conquest proliferate, where the women are completely subservient to the controlling males. Yet, when Shakespeare starts to write, from the first play onwards, he gives women a power in his plays that no other writer of this period can even understand, let alone dream of doing. As he matures, women demonstrate an ever increasing power.His position is not only that women are the equal of men, which would be a revolutionary belief in that age, as in most other periods before the twentieth century. But he shows that they are superior to men in certain definite aspects. A more challenging notion could not be imagined then or even now. He demonstrates this superiority in most of his plays.  read more
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Much Ado about Jack (Shakespeare in Love)
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Refreshingly honest and passionate.--Publishers Weekly on How to Tame a Willful Wife How to....  read more
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Love on a Midsummer Night (Shakespeare in Love)
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"English crafts a lively battle-of-wills romance."--RT Book Reviews on How to Tame a Willful Wife How to Avoid an Unwanted Marriage: 1. Track down his first love 2. Slap his face when he propositions you to become his mistress 3. Flee the countryside with aforementioned scoundrel 4. Join a traveling troupe of Shakespearean actors 5. Don't fall under the enchantment of a magical midsummer moon... To escape the scheming, pawing clutches of her late husband's nephew, Arabella Darlington turns to Raymond Olivier, the only man she ever loved, for help. But the sweet Raymond she knew as a girl is now the dissolute Earl of Pembroke--the most notorious rake in London. When the situation turns deadly, Arabella and Raymond are forced to hide in the country. As she finds herself succumbing to Raymond's puckish charm, Arabella starts formulating a new plan: how to persuade a rake to propose.  read more
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Shakespeare in Love: Adapted for the Stage
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Pages: 112, Edition: Main, Paperback, Faber & Faber  read more
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In Love With Shakespeare: A Literary Memoir
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Pages: 264, Hardcover, University Press of America  read more
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The Secret Love Story in Shakespeare's Sonnets
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Rumors in London in 1573 said that Queen Elizabeth the First was having a love affair with her favorite court playwright, Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford. They had a love-child being raised as the Third Earl of Southampton, Henry Wriothesley. To protect the image of the Virgin Queen and his natural son, Lord Oxford began to use the pen name of "William Shakespeare" in 1593. The mysterious Dedication to "Shake-speare's Sonnets" published in 1609 uses Rosicrucian and Freemason secret symbols and ciphers to tell this beautiful love story. Although the sonnets were placed in scrambled order to outwit the censors, matches the events of the life of Edward de Vere. This book solves the riddle of the Dedication and discloses the identities of the Dark Lady, the Rival Poet, and the Fair Youth (Third Earl of Southampton).  read more
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Shakespeare's Comedies of Love: Essays in Honour of Alexander Leggatt
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Pages: 320, Hardcover, University of Toronto Press  read more
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How to Tame a Willful Wife (Shakespeare in Love series)
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Anthony Carrington, Earl of Ravensbrook, returns from war to marry his commanding officer's daughter. A man of fiery passion and strict self-control, Anthony expects a biddable bride who obeys him without question. But Caroline Montague is no simpering miss; she rides a war stallion named Hercules, fights with a blade, and can best most men with both bow and rifle. It's a duel of wit and wills in this charming first book of a new series.  read more
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Souls with Longing: Representations of Honor and Love in Shakespeare
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Pages: 342, Hardcover, Lexington Books  read more
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Love in William Shakespeare's
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Seminar paper from the year 2015 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 1,7, University of Heidelberg (Anglistisches Seminar), course: Literature & Film Adapting Shakespeare for the Screen, language: English, abstract: William Shakespeares "As You Like It" portrays love and marriage in a comical, amusing manner. The play represents passionate love on the one hand, as well as disguised, blind and even manipulated love on the other hand.Love as a state of being is omnipresent throughout As You Like It. As the plays major theme, love is illustrated essentially by eight characters who all marry at the end of the play. However, As You Like It cannot be interpreted as a typical love story. In fact, only one twosome, namely Rosalind and Orlando, illustrates a relationship of true love which ends in a happy, mutually agreeable marriage. By falling in love at first sight, they symbolize the typical Shakespearean romantic lovers whose love overcomes any obstacles. The other couples in the play, however, seem to pursue rather different goals. Audrey and Touchstone simply wish to act on their sexual desire, which they cleverly hide behind marriage in order to prevent any Vorwurf der Unzucht a serious matter in Elizabethan times. Phoebe and Silvius are both in love, though not reciprocally. Silvius does love Phoebe; she, however, falls in love with Ganymede and is merely tricked into committing herself to Silvius. Celia and Oliver are simply following the lead of Rosalind and Orlando, but seem to strive for companionship rather than passion or true love. Shakespeare illustrates four different kinds of love in As You Like It in a humorous way. He demonstrates that love and marriage do not necessarily have to go hand in hand and adds comical aspects of love by turning some characters into fools. In this way, Shakespeare builds on the Elizabethan assumptions about love as a sickness, but still validates it as a valuable aspect of a happy marriage.  read more
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Shakespeare in Love - Music from the Miramax Motion Picture
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.Label: Sony Classical.Published: 1999  read more
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How to Tame a Willful Wife (Shakespeare in Love)
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How To Tame A Willful Wife: 1. Forbid her from riding astride 2. Hide her dueling sword3. Burn all her breeches and buy her silk drawers4. Frisk her for hidden daggers5. Don't get distracted while frisking her for hidden daggers...Anthony Carrington, Earl of Ravensbrook, expects a biddable bride. A man of fiery passion tempted by the rigors of war into steely self-control, he demands obedience from his troops and his future wife. Regardless of how fetching she looks in breeches. Promised to the Earl of Plump Pockets by her impoverished father, Caroline Montague is no simpering miss. She rides a war stallion named Hercules, fights with a blade, and can best most men with both bow and rifle. She finds Anthony autocratic, domineering, and...ridiculously handsome. It's a duel of wit and wills in this charming retelling of The Taming of the Shrew. But the question is...who's taming whom?Celebrate the 80th birthday of Regency Romance with great books from Sourcebooks Casablanca!  read more
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