Download e-book for iPad: Brick Shakespeare: The Comedies—A Midsummer Night's Dream, by John Mccann, Monica Sweeney

By John Mccann, Monica Sweeney

ISBN-10: 1629140872

ISBN-13: 9781629140872

Discover 4 of Shakespeare's comedies like by no means before—with LEGO bricks! This publication provides Shakespeare's most pleasurable comedies, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Much Ado approximately Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew, and The Tempest, in a single thousand awesome colour photos. This targeted variation of the world's most renowned performs remains actual to Shakespeare's unique textual content, whereas giving audiences a thrilling new point of view because the tales are retold with the universally loved building toy.

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This wonderful approach to storytelling offers new existence to Shakespeare's masterpieces. With an abridged shape that continues unique Shakespearean language and smooth visuals, this ode to the Bard is bound to thrill all audiences, from the main versed Shakespeare fanatics to younger scholars and newbies alike!

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A version of the anecdote with only minor differences occurs amongst “A Collection of Divers Curious Historical Pieces” in Francis Peck, Memoirs of the Life and Actions of Oliver Cromwell (London, 1740), 85. Herrick’s garden was clearly not the wasteland “overgrown with nettles and weeds” described by Speed. Speed’s map of the city of Leicester suggests that he may have been mistaken as to the site of the Franciscan priory; the map puts Greyfriars on what was in fact the location of the Blackfriars.

Royal Funerals of the House of York, 96). Such double monuments, featuring both a lifelike effigy and a representation of the decaying corpse, or transi, were not unknown in fifteenth-century England, and were particularly favoured by high-ranking clergymen. Yet a royal transi tomb such as Edward devised would have constituted a deeply ambivalent image, with its insistent juxtaposition of the regal figure with the representation of decay threatening to imply the dissolution of the body politic itself.

For some forty years after the construction of the tomb, Richard’s remains lay peacefully in the choir of the Greyfriars beneath his alabaster effigy. We can be sure that tens of thousands of masses were said within a few feet of where he lay; we cannot know what prayers were said for him. 5³ Ashdown-Hill argues that even the most hostile readings are “far less hostile to him than might have been expected, given its period of composition” (“Epitaph of King Richard III,” 39–40). 54 Andre, Historia, 10.

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