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The Cambridge Companion to Verdi

Personal, cultural and political context Verdi’s life: a thematic biography   Mary Jane Phillips-Matz The Italian theatre of Verdi’s day   Alessandro Roccatagliati Verdi, Italian Romanticism, and the Risorgimento   Mary Ann Smart The style of Verdi’s operas and non-operatic works The forms of set pieces   Scott L. Balthazar New currents in the libretto   Fabrizio Della Seta Words …

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Wagner and the Romantic Hero

Introduction Modes of heroism in the early nineteenth century An anti-romantic age The romantic hero The epic hero The messianic hero Wagner and the early nineteenth-century theatre Theatre and freedom Limitations of the theatre German romantic opera and Die Feen Grand opera and Rienzi Early music-drama: the isolated hero The Flying Dutchman: vampire and wanderer …

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A History of the Berliner Ensemble

Introduction The Berliner Ensemble as an opportunity to establish a new type of theatre The founding and the first season of the Berliner Ensemble The Berliner Ensemble’s years at the Deutsches Theater: 1949-1953 Brecht’s last seasons at the Theater am Schiffbauerdamm: 1954-1956 Developing the Brechtian legacy: 1956-1961 Making theatre politically after the Berlin Wall: 1961-1965 …

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Racine or, The Triumph of Relevance

Preface The Choice of a Focus The Multivalency of Time and Space The Stylization of Passion The Paradox of the héros moyen The Interplay of Action and Characterization The Double Pattern: Tragedy and Moral Order The Aesthetic Catharsis Appendix: Vistas in Racinian Criticism

Africans: The History of a Continent

The frontiersmen of mankind The emergence of food-producing communities The impact of metals Christianity and Islam Colonising society in western Africa Colonising society in eastern and southern Africa The Atlantic slave trade Regional diversity in the nineteenth century Colonial invasion Colonial change, 1918-1950 Independent Africa Industrialisation and race in South Africa

Nations and Nationalism Since 1780

Preface Introduction The nation as novelty: from revolution to liberalism Popular proto-nationalism The government perspective The transformation of nationalism 1870-1018 The apogee of nationalism 1918-1950 Nationalism in the late twentieth century

Teaching Shakespeare

Introduction Active methods Teaching Shakespeare: an overview Why teach Shakespeare?[rtoc] Abiding and familiar concerns Student development Language Otherness[/rtoc] Principles[rtoc] Treat Shakespeare as a script Make Shakespeare learner-centred Shakespeare is social Shakespeare celebrates imagination Shakespeare is physical Make Shakespeare exploratory Address the distinctive qualities of the play Choice and variety Shakespeare celebrates plurality Negative capability Shakespeare …

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Principia Ethica

Editor’s introduction    Thomas Baldwin Preface to the Second Edition Preface to the First Edition Table of Contents to the First Edition The Subject-Matter of Ethics Naturalistic Ethics Hedonism Metaphysical Ethics Ethics in Relation to Conduct The Ideal Index to the First Edition The Conception of Instrinsic Value Free Will Appendix: ‘Principia Ethica’ and ‘The Elements …

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Aspects of Shakespearian Comedy

The Year’s Contributions to Shakespearian Study Critical Studies   G. R. Hibbard Shakespeare’s Life, Times and Stage   Leah Scragg Textual Studies   Richard Proudfoot

Shakespeare’s Early Tragedies

The Year’s Contributions to Shakespearian Study Critical Studies   D. J. Palmer Shakespeare’s Life, Times and Stage   Nigel Alexander Textual Studies   Richard Proudfoot

Macbeth

Shakespeare Productions in the United Kingdom: 1965 The Year’s Contributions to Shakespearian Study Critical Studies   Norman Sanders Shakespeare’s Life, Times and Stage   Stanley Wells Textual Studies   J. K. Walton

Shakespeare and His Stage

International News The Year’s Contributions to Shakespearian Study Critical Studies   Una Ellis-Fermor Shakespeare’s Life and Times   Clifford Leech Textual Studies   James G. McManaway

Shakespeare: Theatre Poet

The Year’s Contributions to Shakespearian Study Critical Studies   Norman Sanders Shakespeare’s Life, Times and Stage   Leah Scragg Textual Studies   Richard Proudfoot

The Man and the Writer

International News The Year’s Contributions to Shakespearian Study Critical Studies   Una Ellis-Thermor Shakespeare’s Life, Times and Stage   Clifford Leech Textual Studies   James G. McManaway