Antony and Cleopatra Language and Writing

The book encourages students to think outside the binary box, to understand, and to celebrate, Shakespeare's exploitation of the multivalent nature of language.

Author: Virginia Mason Vaughan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408185711

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 184

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Reading Antony and Cleopatra is particularly challenging because of Shakespeare's masterful embodiment of Rome and Egypt's contrasting worlds in language, structure, and characterization. Instead of seeing the interaction of Roman and Egyptian perspectives in Antony and Cleopatra as a type of double image of reality that changes as one moves from one location to another, students often find themselves compelled to pick sides. The more romantic opt for Cleopatra as the most sympathetic character, while the pragmatists dismiss her lifestyle as self-indulgent. The central challenge in reading this play, in other words, is to resist the compulsion to take sides and, instead, to adopt a 'both-and' point of view rather than an 'either-or' choice. The play's central binary - Rome vs. Egypt - is deeply embedded in its language and structure, yet the play consistently complicates our view of either side. The book encourages students to think outside the binary box, to understand, and to celebrate, Shakespeare's exploitation of the multivalent nature of language. As well as helping students to analyse the intricacy of Shakespeare's language in Antony and Cleopatra, each chapter's 'Writing matters' section enables students to develop their own writing strategies in coursework and examinations.

Antony and Cleopatra

Reading Antony and Cleopatra is particularly challenging because of Shakespeare's masterful embodiment of Rome and Egypt's contrasting worlds in language, structure, and characterization.

Author: Virginia Mason Vaughan

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1241941227

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Page: 179

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Reading Antony and Cleopatra is particularly challenging because of Shakespeare's masterful embodiment of Rome and Egypt's contrasting worlds in language, structure, and characterization. Instead of seeing the interaction of Roman and Egyptian perspectives in Antony and Cleopatra as a type of double image of reality that changes as one moves from one location to another, students often find themselves compelled to pick sides. The more romantic opt for Cleopatra as the most sympathetic character, while the pragmatists dismiss her lifestyle as self-indulgent. The central challenge in reading th.

Antony and Cleopatra

William Shakespeare’s great Roman tragedy of adultery amid political conflict is now available in a richly documented and illustrated Norton Critical Edition.

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 0393930777

Category: Drama

Page: 365

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William Shakespeare’s great Roman tragedy of adultery amid political conflict is now available in a richly documented and illustrated Norton Critical Edition.

Encounters in Language and Literature

When , in 1606 , Shakespeare was writing Antony and Cleopatra as a sequel to
his Julius Caesar , he turned again for inspiration to Plutarch ' s Lives of the
Noble Greeks and Romans , in Sir Thomas North ' s translation . Plutarch , who
was a ...

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Publisher: Department of English Language and Literat

ISBN: UOM:39015033319099

Category: Comparative literature

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ANTONY CLEOPATRA

Life of William Shakespeare is a biography of William Shakespeare by the eminent critic Sidney Lee. This book was one of the first major biographies of the Bard of Avon.

Author: William Shakespeare,Sidney Lee

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 9788027236695

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1323

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Antony and Cleopatra is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, written in 1606. The play was first printed in the First Folio of 1623. The plot is based on Thomas North's translation of Plutarch's Lives and follows the relationship between Cleopatra and Mark Antony from the time of the Sicilian revolt to Cleopatra's suicide during the Final War of the Roman Republic. Cleopatra, the ambiguous Queen of Egypt, has bewitched the great Mark Antony, soldier, campaigner and now one of the three rulers of the Roman Empire. When Antony quarrels with his fellow leaders and throws in his lot with Cleopatra, his infatuation threatens to split the Empire in two. Life of William Shakespeare is a biography of William Shakespeare by the eminent critic Sidney Lee. This book was one of the first major biographies of the Bard of Avon. It was published in 1898, based on the article contributed to the Dictionary of National Biography. William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His extant works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, the authorship of some of which is uncertain. Sir Sidney Lee (1859 – 1926) was an English biographer and critic. He was a lifelong scholar and enthusiast of Shakespeare. His article on Shakespeare in the fifty-first volume of the Dictionary of National Biography formed the basis of his Life of William Shakespeare. This full-length life is often credited as the first modern biography of the poet.

Shakespeare and the Gods

The book also illuminates Shakespeare's classical allusions by comparison to the work of contemporaries like Edmund Spenser, Ben Jonson and Thomas Heywood and explores allusive patterns that repeat throughout Shakespeare's canon.

Author: Virginia Mason Vaughan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474284295

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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Shakespeare and the Gods examines Shakespeare's many allusions to six classical gods (Jupiter, Diana, Venus, Mars, Hercules and Ceres) that enhance his readers' and audiences' understanding and enjoyment of his work. Vaughan explains their historical context, from their origins in ancient Greece to their appropriation in Rome and their role in medieval and early modern mythography. The book also illuminates Shakespeare's classical allusions by comparison to the work of contemporaries like Edmund Spenser, Ben Jonson and Thomas Heywood and explores allusive patterns that repeat throughout Shakespeare's canon. Each chapter concludes with a more focused reading of one or two plays in which the god appears or serves as an underlying motif. Shakespeare and the Gods highlights throughout the gods' participation in western constructions of gender as well as classical myth's role in changing attitudes toward human violence and sexuality.

Antony and Cleopatra

The fifth act of Antony and Cleopatra tells us perhaps better than any other piece
of writing what Brecht was driving at . The language of this fifth act is both more '
royal and more ' democratic ' than anywhere else in the play . I use the word ...

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ISBN: UCSC:32106015464586

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The Masks of Anthony and Cleopatra

The Masks of Anthony and Cleopatra follows the pattern of Marvin Rosenberg's four earlier Masks books and offers a sensitive interpretation of the play based on extensive reading of both literary criticism and performance reviews.

Author: Mary Rosenberg

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 0874139244

Category: Drama

Page: 605

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The Masks of Anthony and Cleopatra follows the pattern of Marvin Rosenberg's four earlier Masks books and offers a sensitive interpretation of the play based on extensive reading of both literary criticism and performance reviews. In the middle of this play of clashing values and great conflicting personalities, the unhappy Octavia - sister of the ambitious Octavius Caesar and newly married to the heroic Mark Anthony - sums up the ambiguity of her divided world in her heart-wrenching lament: Husband win, win brother, Prays and destroys the prayer; no midway 'Twixt these extremes at all. In his analysis, Marvin Rosenberg sets out to steer a path between the "extremes" of Rome and Egypt and all they stand for: and to explore the relentless "to and back" confrontation of their different sets of values which leads ultimately to destruction. What his study reveals is a world of endless oppositions and ambiguities. Reason (policy and expediency) is pitted against emotion (love and enduring relationship); the personal and private is balanced against the public and universal; the human is juxtaposed with the divine, the heroic set against the mundane and petty. Great complex characters oppose each other and are divided within themselves, both on the wide stage of the world and within their own personalities. The language is full of antithesis and oxymorons: and the most magnificent poetry is placed alongside the most simple and moving of expressions.

William Shakespeare s Antony and Cleopatra

In our own language , we have two very fine tragedies on the story of Cleopatra :
in that of Dryden , which is in truth a noble ... Of the English tragedies , one was
written by the Countess of Pembroke , the sister of Sir Philip Sydney ; and is , I ...

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: UVA:X030251498

Category: Drama

Page: 273

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From Longman's Cultural Editions series, Antony and Cleopatra, edited by David Quint, presents William Shakespeare's classic work along with a critical introduction and contextual materials on and from the period. Handsomely produced and affordably priced, the Longman Cultural Editions series presents classic works in provocative and illuminating contexts–cultural, critical, and literary. Each Cultural Edition consists of the complete text of an important literary work, reliably edited, headed by an inviting introduction, and supplemented by helpful annotations; a table of dates to track its composition, publication, and public reception in relation to biographical, cultural and historical events; and a guide for further inquiry and study. One Longman Cultural Edition can be packaged at no additional cost with any volume of The Longman Anthology of British Literature by Damrosch et al., or at a discount with any other Longman textbook. See all the Longman Cultural Editions at www.ablongman.com/longmanculturaleditions.

Antony and Cleopatra

But the difficulty of drawing a line does not obscure the palpable difference
between understanding the language of a poem , in the sense that one could
provide a rough translation into another language , and understanding the poem
.

Author: Nigel Wood

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105018362207

Category: Drama

Page: 143

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Rolfe s Shakespeare Antony and Cleopatra

Daniel's Cleopatra ( 1594 ) was apparently never acted . The Countess of
Pembroke's Tragedie of Antonie was written in 1590 and printed in 1595. Mrs.
Jameson believes it to be “ the first instance in our language of original dramatic
writing ...

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015082517676

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Answering to the Language

I felt that as a writer I had to defend my own sense of style against any and every
encroachment . ... character — and consequently it's more significant to know
who is the leading actress in any production of Antony and Cleopatra than to
know ...

Author: Christian Karlson Stead

Publisher: Auckland : Auckland University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015018909302

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 300

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A collection of 47 essays, lectures, reviews and articles covering a wide variety of topics, ranging from Yeats and Katherine Mansfield to Booker Prizewinners Peter Carey and Keri Hulme.

The Shakespeare Newsletter

Antony and Cleopatra Gershon Hepner Professor Tucker has already provided
us with a perceptive report on this Globe production , so I ... the respective
contributions of Shakespeare and John Fletcher , I found it difficult to determine
which scenes belonged to which writer . The language of both Acts 1 and 5 was
complex and difficult enough to suggest Shakespeare ' s style in his later plays ,
and Lois ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015054049559

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Language and Structure in Tennyson s Poetry

Some of the writing , by comparison with the earlier work , is extraordinarily bad .
Antony to Cleopatra is perhaps the worst specimen : O , Cleopatra ! fare thee well
, We two can meet no more ; This breaking heart alone can tell The love to thee ...

Author: Francis Ethelbert Louis Priestley

Publisher: London : A. Deutsch

ISBN: STANFORD:36105038714288

Category: English language

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The Encyclopaedia Britannica

Antony is so deeply suuk in love that no other impulse has Perhaps the ridicule of
The Rehearsal had destroyed their power ... On the other hand , Dryden's
Cleopatra is so the public mind , in view of the Dutch war , was written ,
completely enslaved by love for Antony that ... both in versification and in moment
during which motives play within a narrow circle , moderation of language , to its
predecessors .

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ISBN: MSU:31293008965893

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Shakespeare Quarterly

All joy of the worm ' : Tragi - Comic Tempering in Shakespeare ' s Antony and
Cleopatra . ... In an introduction to Antony and Cleopatra for French students
studying for the Capes - Agrégation exam , considers such topics as sources , the
worlds of the play , structure , language , and ... Comment , Kristin M . “ Dickinson
' s Bawdy : Shakespeare and Sexual Symbolism in Emily Dickinson ' s Writing to
Susan ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015068935215

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A Reading of Shakespeare s Antony and Cleopatra

... attitude to the play and the language of his essay : Eros , Iras , Charmian ,
Enobarbus , Antony , and Cleopatra - all die in the ... A number of influential
critics have agreed with this writer in his basic attitude to the play ' s theme and
meaning ...

Author: A. P. Riemer

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015008408448

Category: Egypt

Page: 119

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Language Behavior and Renaissance Poetry

Occasionally in speech , more often in literary writing , intraverbal associations
become tacts for thematic properties of the work itself . This appears to happen
with " well " in some of Shakespeare's later plays , especially Antony and
Cleopatra .

Author: Janis Lull

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951001108163U

Category:

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The Penguin Dictionary of Language

Author: David Crystal

Publisher: Penguin Group

ISBN: UCSC:32106015394825

Category: Language and languages

Page: 390

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What precisely are structuralism, semiotics and sociolinguistics? What distinguishes pidgins from creoles, gerunds from gerundines and the hard palate from the soft palate? How many people speak Macedonian, Malay or Makua? Now in its second edition, David

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Category: Philology, Modern

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