All's Well That Ends Well by William Shakespeare, Jonathan Bate

By William Shakespeare, Jonathan Bate

"A younger guy married is a guy that's marr'd."
--All's good That Ends Well

Eminent Shakespearean students Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen offer a clean re-creation of this vintage play approximately gender, wish, and sexual love.

THIS quantity additionally comprises greater than 100 PAGES OF specific FEATURES:

• an unique creation to All's good That Ends Well
• incisive scene-by-scene synopsis and research with very important evidence concerning the work
• remark on prior and present productions in response to interviews with top administrators, actors, and designers
• pictures of key RSC productions
• an summary of Shakespeare's theatrical occupation and chronology of his plays

Ideal for college kids, theater execs, and basic readers, those smooth and obtainable variants from the Royal Shakespeare corporation set a brand new usual in Shakespearean literature for the twenty-first century.

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Tell them on oath that Orestes is dead. An accident. Fatal: rolled out of his chariot on the racetrack at Delphi. Dragged to death under the wheels. Let that be the story. Meanwhile, we go to my father's grave, as Apollo commanded, to pour libation and crown the tomb with locks of hair cut from my head. 52 [26-52] 40 50 60 70 E L EC T RA [53-79] Then we'll be back with that bronzeplated urn (you know, the one I hid in the bushes). Oh yes, we'll fool them with this tale of me dead, burnt, nothing left but ash.

R. C. " (R. II. " (D. " (E. Pound) During the days and weeks when I was working on this play I used to dream about translating. One night I dreamed that the text of the play was a big solid glass house. I floated above the house trying to zero in on v. 363. I was carrying in my hands wrapped in a piece of black cloth the perfect English equivalent for lupein and I kept trying to force myself down through the glass atmosphere of the house to position this word in its right place. But there was an upward pressure as heavy as water.

Electra counters that he is a bad choice because his son avenged him by killing his mother. Electra remains focused on what she can do, on deeds with her own hands, like other Sophoclean heroes, and so she ends the kommos: Laid out somewhere not by my hands. Not with my tears. 21 (1162-65) INTRODUCTION The mood abruptly shifts when Chrysothemis enters: I am so happy, I ran here to tell you — decorum aside! (1166-67) This should mark the beginning of the discovery and of the change of Electra's fortunes.

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