Comedies Of Courtship

Author: Anthony Hope
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 3849647951
Size: 49.85 MB
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Comedies Of Courtship from the Author: Anthony Hope. Mr. Anthony Hope is original, and original with a light-handed grace not too often found in English writers of fiction. His Comedies of Courtship remind one of pretty dances. The step of the dancers is light and firm, the figures graceful and lively. The whole leaves a sense of harmony and completeness. As in a dance, too, the people are real, the movements artificial. The plots of these tales can scarcely be taken quite seriously. But the young men and women in whom Mr. Hope delights, and makes us delight, talk and behave in the most natural manner. Through these comedies there runs a spice of smiling mischief—it is not even a distant cousin to cynicism—which unites the reader and author in bonds of pleasant fraternity. It is a skilful thing to place behind his smiling groups, as Mr. Hope sometimes does, a background of slightly but well-defined tragedy—a ghastly or pathetic bygone incident of family history, against which plays the modern scene. Tennis parties, afternoon tea ; the bright girls with the ready tongues, and the men who answer deliberately but so much to the point also, are haunted— pleasantly haunted—by the shadow of the past. Between the whiffs of the cigarettes you see the plaintive eyes of a Lady Agatha of a former age looking down on her descendants from a portrait on the wall ; and you suspect that by some imaginative laws of heredity she guides the freakish plot. Merimee was a great master of this art of threading a tragic underplot with the every-day realism of a modern tale which Mr. Hope also uses.

Courtships Marriage Customs And Shakespeare S Comedies

Author: L. Giese
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137095164
Size: 75.95 MB
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Courtships Marriage Customs And Shakespeare S Comedies from the Author: L. Giese. Loreen L. Giese's study of over 5000 important folios of court depositions contemporary with Shakespeare's plays demonstrates the complex ways those plays participate in and comment upon their culture, rather than stand apart from it. Both the court records and the plays present women as agents who are capable of challenging their traditional roles.

Comedies Of Courtship

Author: HardPress
Publisher: Hardpress Publishing
ISBN: 9781313911092
Size: 66.20 MB
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Comedies Of Courtship from the Author: HardPress. Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

Courtship And Marriage In Victorian England

Author: Jennifer Phegley
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313375348
Size: 71.52 MB
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Courtship And Marriage In Victorian England from the Author: Jennifer Phegley. This book examines the popular publications of the Victorian period, illuminating the intricacies of courtship and marriage from the differing perspectives of the working, middle, and upper classes.

Introducing Shakespeare S Comedies Histories And Romances

Author: Victor Cahn
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 147583800X
Size: 70.12 MB
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Introducing Shakespeare S Comedies Histories And Romances from the Author: Victor Cahn. Acclaimed teacher of drama Victor L. Cahn begins with a general introduction, then examines seven of Shakespeare’s plays: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, TWELFTH NIGHT, RICHARD II, HENRY IV, PART 1, and THE TEMPEST. With attention always directed towards inspiring student interest and response, Professor Cahn provides an overview or “spine” for each work, then proceeds scene by scene, focusing on salient characters, details of language, and major themes. The volume not only is entertaining and clear, but also raises provocative points of interpretation as well as numerous questions for discussion. Underlying the project is the conviction that although the plays are most effective in performance, they can nonetheless prove compelling in the classroom, where students can appreciate that although these works are set in a distant time and place, their issues and implications remain universal.