Romeo and Juliet: BBC Dramatization (Audiobook)

Romeo and Juliet: BBC Dramatization  (Audiobook)

Romeo and Juliet: BBC Dramatization (Audiobook) By William Shakespeare, Dramatization by various artists
1994 | 3 hours and 13 mins | ISBN: 0553455370 | MP3 245 kbps (vbr) | 350 MB

From Byfleet to the Bush: The Autobiography of Jacqueline Pearce

From Byfleet to the Bush: The Autobiography of Jacqueline Pearce

From Byfleet to the Bush: The Autobiography of Jacqueline Pearce
Language: English | AZW3 | ISBN-10: 1906263876 | 2012 | 214 pages | 0.6 MB

The actress Jacqueline Pearce is best known to television audiences as the villainous Servalan from the fondly remembered Blake’s Seven (BBC 1978-1981). But her career has taken her from RADA to Hollywood, via starring roles in international comedy films, Hammer Horror, BBC Shakespeare, and London’s West End. So how did she end up living in the African bush with her belongings in black bin-bags? Find out with this gripping memoir of an extraordinary life – from Byfleet to the Bush.

William Shakespeare, "Shakespeare's Sonnets" (The Arden Shakespeare, 3rd Edition)

William Shakespeare, "Shakespeare's Sonnets" (The Arden Shakespeare, 3rd Edition)

William Shakespeare, "Shakespeare's Sonnets" (The Arden Shakespeare, 3rd Edition)
Edited by Katherine Duncan-Jones
Thomas Nelson Publishers | 3rd Edition | 1997 | ISBN: 017443474X | 504 pages | siPDF | 8.6 MB

This Arden edition of Shakespeare's sonnets is closely based on the 1609 Quarto. As Katherine Duncan-Jones demonstrates, this text was authorized by Shakespeare himself, and may be based on an authorial manuscript. The whole carefully-ordered sequence, including "A Lover's Complaint", is read in the context of Shakespeare's career and of the poems' historical setting within early Jacobean culture. A clear-eyed analysis of homoerotic elements in the sonnets puts an end to the century of homophobic readings initiated by Sir Sidney Lee in 1897. Succinct and accessible notes guide the reader through complex vocabulary and syntax, as well as the poems' literary and cultural background. For ease of reference, these are printed on the same page-opening as the text.

BBC Drama - A Room with a View (Audio)

BBC Drama - A Room with a View (Audio)

E.M. Forster's A Room with a View - BBC Radio Drama (Audio)
Recorded from BBC radio, no ISBN | MP3 192kbps 44100Hz | English | 308 MB (4 files)

BBC Micro:bit: Tests Tricks Secrets Code

BBC Micro:bit: Tests Tricks Secrets Code

BBC Micro:bit: Tests Tricks Secrets Code by Juergen Pintaske
English | 20 Dec. 2016 | ISBN: 1541200721 | 88 Pages | PDF (conv) | 3.71 MB

Micro:bit is a small microcontroller learning system, developed by the BBC in collaboration with the University of Lancaster for seventh grade students in Great Britain.

William Shakespeare, "The Taming of the Shrew" (The Arden Shakespeare), 2nd Edition

William Shakespeare, "The Taming of the Shrew" (The Arden Shakespeare), 2nd Edition

William Shakespeare, "The Taming of the Shrew" (The Arden Shakespeare), 2nd Edition
Edited by Brian Morris
Arden Shakespeare | 2nd Edition | 1981 | ISBN: 1903436109 | 330 pages | siPDF | 5.7 MB

Renowned as Shakespeare's most boisterous comedy, The Taming of the Shrew is the tale of two young men—the hopeful Lucentio and the worldly Petruchio—and the two sisters they meet in Padua. Lucentio falls in love with Bianca, the apparently ideal younger daughter of the wealthy Baptista Minola. But before they can marry, Bianca's formidable elder sister, Katherine, must be wed. Petruchio, interested only in the huge dowry, arranges to marry Katherine—against her will—and enters into a battle of the sexes that has endured as one of Shakespeare's most enjoyable works.

William Shakespeare, Tales from Shakespeare

William Shakespeare, Tales from Shakespeare

William Shakespeare, Tales from Shakespeare
ISBN: 1405865229 | edition 2009 | PDF | 100 pages | 6 mb

Classic / British English This Book includes stories based on seven of Shakespeare's greatest plays. We meet many of Shakespeare's most famous characters magical Prospero; Puck, the badly-behaved fairy; evil Macbeth; Shylock, the greedy moneylender, and many more. This is a wonderful first step on the journey into the world of Shakespeare.

Shakespeare: The Seven Major Tragedies [repost]

Shakespeare: The Seven Major Tragedies [repost]

Shakespeare: The Seven Major Tragedies
7xAudio CDs in MP3 / English: MP3, 64 kb/s (2 ch) | Duration: 08:12:48 | + PDF Guide | 226 mb
Genre: Cultures / Languages

Shakespeare's seven great tragedies contain unmistakable elements that set them apart from any other plays ever written. In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare embodied in the character of Juliet the world's most impressive representation ever of a woman in love. With Julius Caesar, the great playwright produced a drama of astonishing and perpetual relevance. In Hamlet, Shakespeare created a character with the most brilliant mind in all of literature. And the character of Iago in Othello has been the very archetype of the villain ever since. King Lear presents audiences with unparalleled emotional and intellectual demands. Macbeth is a play of ruthless economy in which Shakespeare forces his audience into intimate sympathy with a man not far from being a mass murderer. Finally, in Antony and Cleopatra, Shakespeare created something entirely new: a vast political and historical conspectus involving the whole world.

William Shakespeare, "Much Ado About Nothing" (The Arden Shakespeare), 3rd Edition

William Shakespeare, "Much Ado About Nothing" (The Arden Shakespeare), 3rd Edition

William Shakespeare, "Much Ado About Nothing" (The Arden Shakespeare), 3rd Edition
Edited by Claire McEachern
Arden Shakespeare | 3rd Edition | 2006 | ISBN: 1903436834 | 365 pages | siPDF | 6.4 MB

Shakespeare and the Traditions of Comedy

Shakespeare and the Traditions of Comedy

Shakespeare and the Traditions of Comedy
Cambridge University Press | 368 pages | 1976 | ISBN: 0521291135 | DJVU | 2.16 MB

This book relates Shakespeare's comedies to a broad European background. At the beginning and again at the end of his career, Shakespeare was attracted by a tradition of stage romances which can be traced back to Chaucer's time. But the main shaping behind his comedies came from the classical tradition. Mr Salingar therefore examines the underlying theme of 'errors' in Greek and Roman comedies and, taking three Italian comedies famous in the sixteenth century as examples, he then reveals how the Italian Renaissance revived the classical tradition, and what effect this revival had on Shakespeare the Elizabethan playwright and discusses such topics as the device of the play within a play and Shakespeare's choice of Italian short stories as plot material. This book shows how Shakespeare changed the motifs he took over from previous traditions of comedy and highlights the innovations he introduced, as an actor-dramatist writing in the first period of commercial theatre in Europe.

Shakespeare and Wales

Shakespeare and Wales

Willy Maley, "Shakespeare and Wales"
Ashgate | February 1, 2010 | English | ISBN: 0754662799 | 250 pages | PDF | 3 Mb

"Shakespeare and Wales"offers 'a Welsh correction' to a long-standing deficiency. It explores the place of Wales in Shakespeare's drama and in Shakespeare criticism, covering ground from the absorption of Wales into the Tudor state in 1536 to Shakespeare on the Welsh stage in the twenty-first century. Shakespeare's major Welsh characters, Fluellen and Glendower, feature prominently, but the Welsh dimension of the histories as a whole, "The Merry Wives of Windsor", and"Cymbeline"also come in for examination.

Shakespeare, Sex, and Love

Shakespeare, Sex, and Love

Stanley Wells, "Shakespeare, Sex, and Love"
Oxford University Press, USA | June 1, 2010 | English | ISBN: 0199578591 | 282 pages | PDF | 2 Mb

As anyone who has read the non-Bowdlerized editions of his plays can attest, Shakespeare loved a lusty line. His plays are filled to the brim with bawdy puns and sly double entendres. Just how packed the Bard's plays are becomes quickly clear in Wells' sober, clearly written, scholarly examination of love and lust in Shakespeare's life, times, and work. Wells begins with a quick summary of sexual mores in Shakespeare's England, including the prevalence of the crime of “incontinency”—premarital and extramarital dalliances—in the country in general, and in Shakespeare's Stratford in particular. He then moves on to a brief but fascinating survey of how Shakespeare's contemporaries handled sexual themes.

Shakespeare in the Movies: From the Silent Era to Shakespeare in Love

Shakespeare in the Movies: From the Silent Era to Shakespeare in Love

Shakespeare in the Movies: From the Silent Era to Shakespeare in Love
Oxford University Press, USA | April 27, 2000 | ISBN-10: 0195139585 | 272 pages | PDF | 14.5 Mb

Shakespeare is now enjoying perhaps his most glorious–certainly his most popular–filmic incarnation. Indeed, the Bard has been splashed across the big screen to great effect in recent adaptations of Hamlet, Henry V, Othello, Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing, Richard II, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and of course in the hugely successful Shakespeare in Love.

A Chapter in the Early Life of Shakespeare: Polesworth in Arden (Cambridge Library Collection - Shakespeare and Renaissance Dra

A Chapter in the Early Life of Shakespeare: Polesworth in Arden (Cambridge Library Collection - Shakespeare and Renaissance Dra

A Chapter in the Early Life of Shakespeare: Polesworth in Arden (Cambridge Library Collection - Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama) by Arthur Gray
English | July 20, 2009 | ISBN: 1108005578 | 155 Pages | PDF | 7 MB

In this charming and thought-provoking 1926 volume, Arthur Gray, Master of Jesus College, Cambridge from 1912 to 1940, explored the possibility that William Shakespeare spent his formative years at Polesworth Hall in the Forest of Arden, perhaps serving as a page boy.

A Midsummer Night's Dream: The Oxford Shakespeare

A Midsummer Night's Dream: The Oxford Shakespeare

A Midsummer Night's Dream: The Oxford Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
English | June 15, 2008 | ISBN: 0199535868 | 65 Pages | PDF | 0.30 MB

A Midsummer Night's Dream is perhaps Shakespeare's most popular play, particularly as a first introduction to Shakespeare for children–filled as it is with a marvelous mixture of aristocrats, workers, and fairies. Simple and engaging on the surface, it is none the less a highly original and sophisticated work, remarkable for both its literary and its theatrical mastery. It is one of the very few of Shakespeare's plays which do not draw on narrative sources, which suggests that it reflects his deepest imaginative concerns to an unusual degree.

Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies [repost]

Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies [repost]

Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies
36xDVDRip | AVI / XviD, ~776 kb/s | 640x480 | Duration: 18:15:19 | English: MP3, 96 kb/s (2 ch) | 6.7 GB
Genre: Cultures / Languages

There is no more important author in Western literature than William Shakespeare. And his plays—whether a comedy like A Midsummer Night's Dream; a history like Henry IV; or a tragedy like Hamlet—are treasure troves of insight into our very humanity. Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories, Tragedies introduces you to Shakespeare's plays and explains the achievement that makes Shakespeare the leading playwright in Western civilization.

The Rough Guide to Shakespeare (repost)

The Rough Guide to Shakespeare (repost)

The Rough Guide to Shakespeare By Andrew Dickson
English | 2009 | 608 Pages | ISBN: 1858284430 | PDF | 15 MB

The Rough Guide to Shakespeare is the ultimate guide to the life and work of the world’s greatest playwright; William Shakespeare. With full coverage of the 38 Shakespearian plays, including a synopsis, full character list, stage history and a critical essay for each, this comprehensive guide is both a quick reference and in-depth background guide for theatergoers, students, film buffs and lovers of literature alike. The Rough Guide to Shakespeare also explores Shakespeare’s sonnets and Shakespeare’s less well-known narrative poems, combined with fascinating accounts of Shakespeare’s life and theatre, exploring in colourful detail each play’s original performances.

Shakespeare and Wales (repost)

Shakespeare and Wales (repost)

Willy Maley, "Shakespeare and Wales"
English | February 1, 2010 | English | ISBN: 0754662799 | 250 pages | PDF | 40 Mb

"Shakespeare and Wales"offers 'a Welsh correction' to a long-standing deficiency. It explores the place of Wales in Shakespeare's drama and in Shakespeare criticism, covering ground from the absorption of Wales into the Tudor state in 1536 to Shakespeare on the Welsh stage in the twenty-first century.

William Shakespeare, "As You Like It" (The Arden Shakespeare), 3rd Edition

William Shakespeare, "As You Like It" (The Arden Shakespeare), 3rd Edition

William Shakespeare, "As You Like It" (The Arden Shakespeare), 3rd Edition
Edited by Juliet Dusinberre
Arden Shakespeare | 3rd Edition | 2006 | ISBN: 1904271227 | 465 pages | siPDF | 8 MB

With its cross-dressed heroine, gender games and explorations of sexual ambivalence, its Forest of Arden and melancholy Jacques, As You Like It speaks directly to the twenty-first century. Juliet Dusinberre demonstrates that Rosalind’s authority in the play grows from new ideas about women and reveals that Shakespeare’s heroine reinvents herself for every age.

William Shakespeare, "The Merchant of Venice" (The New Cambridge Shakespeare, Updated Edition)

William Shakespeare, "The Merchant of Venice" (The New Cambridge Shakespeare, Updated Edition)

William Shakespeare, "The Merchant of Venice" (The New Cambridge Shakespeare, Updated Edition)
Edited by M. M. Mahood
Cambridge University Press | 2003 | ISBN: 0521532515 | 216 pages | siPDF | 5.7 MB

The Merchant of Venice has been performed more often than any other comedy by Shakespeare. Molly Mahood pays special attention to the expectations of the play's first audience, and to our modern experience of seeing and hearing the play. In a substantial new addition to the Introduction, Charles Edelman focuses on the play's sexual politics and recent scholarship devoted to the position of Jews in Shakespeare's time. He surveys the international scope and diversity of theatrical interpretations of The Merchant in the 1980s and 1990s and their different ways of tackling the troubling figure of Shylock.