An Oxford Anthology of Shakespeare
Clarendon Press, 1987 - 396 Seiten
In this elegantly-crafted anthology, readers have at their fingertips over two hundred of the finest examples of Shakespeare's work, ranging from two-line aphorisms, to sonnets, to complete scenes. Ideal for browsing, it allows readers to revisit favorite passages--Hamlet's soliloquy, the balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet--or to discover unfamiliar gems. Above all, it permits readers to savor Shakespeare's unequalled capacity to portray the peaks and valleys of human experience.
Here readers will rediscover Shakespeare's extraordinary ability to capture in words the hearts, minds, and imaginations of kings and peasants, wise men and fools, warriors and page-boys, statesmen and common thieves. And hear quintessential expressions of admiration and vituperation, villainy and virtue, grief, joy, and despair. It is unlikely that a selection from the work of any other writer could represent so wide a range of human experience.
In creating this anthology, Stanley Wells--the General Editor of the Oxford Shakespeare--has tried to select those passages that are most attractive in their own right and that suffer least from being read out of context. For the reader's convenience, he has arranged the excerpts according to subject matter, under headings such as Friendship, Love, Hatred, Responsibility and Government, Time, Wisdom and Folly, and Death. For readers looking for a particular quotation, there is also a play-by-play index.
Highlighted by some of the most memorable and moving moments in world literature, this anthology is also a masterpiece of craftsmenship, with exquisite endpapers, excellent typography, and high quality paper. It is a perfect gift for the aficionado of Shakespeare or for anyone who loves fine writing.
A Villains Creed Desire for RevengeA Merry BondA
The Playwrights Plea 1The Playwrights Plea 2Seem
Playing the FoolA Fools WisdomA Fool in the ForestA
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ANTIPHOLUS OF SYRACUSE Antony ARVIRAGUS BELARIUS blood Bolingbroke breath Caesar CATHERINE Cleopatra CORDELIA Coriolanus Cressida crown Cymbeline daughter dead death DESDEMONA OTHELLO dost doth DROMIO OF SYRACUSE Duke eyes fair fairy father fear Ferdinand fool GENTLEMAN give grave grief GUIDERIUS Hamlet hath hear heart heaven Henry honour i'th Innogen JOHN OF GAUNT Kate KING HARRY King Lear kiss lady lips live look lord Love's Love's Labour's Lost lover Lychorida LYSIMACHUS maid MARINA married master Midsummer Night's Dream MIRANDA mock never night NURSE o'er o'th OBERON ORLANDO OTHELLO PERICLES plays poor Prince PROSPERO Queen quoth Richard Richard II Romeo and Juliet ROSALIND Shakespeare Silvia sing SIR JOHN sleep Sonnet soul speak spirit sweet tale tell thee things thou art thou hast Titania Troilus Troilus and Cressida Twelfth Night unto weep wife wind