An Oxford Anthology of Shakespeare
Clarendon Press, 1987 - 396 ページ
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
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My words would bandy her to my sweet love , And his to me . But old folks , many feign as they were deadUnwieldy , slow , heavy , and pale as lead . Enter the Nurse and Peter O God , she comes ! O honey Nurse , what news ?
Enter an Old Shepherd OLD SHEPHERD I would there were no age between ten and three - and - twenty , or that youth would sleep out the rest ; for there is nothing in the between but getting wenches with child , wronging the ancientry ...
Enter Pericles a - shipboard PERICLES The god of this great vast rebuke these surges Which wash both heav'n and hell , and thou that hast Upon the winds command , bind them in brass , Having called them from the deep .
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Shakespearean scholar Wells has gleaned from Shakespeare's 43 plays and 14 of his sonnets a collection of poems and passages whose strengths lie in their artistic, rhetorical, and literary value ... レビュー全文を読む
A Villains CreedDesire for RevengeA Merry BondA
The Playwrights Plea 1The Playwrights Plea 2Seem
Playing the FoolA Fools WisdomA Fool in the ForestA
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