Clashing together outrageous musical influences and extravagantly visual imagery, Queen's place in history as the greatest glam band of them all is rock solid. Their fan base continues to grow, a decade and a half on from the death of Freddy Mercury, Queen's super-charismatic front man. Georg Purvis's meticulous, session-by-session, song-by-song, album-by-album, tour-by-tour record of the band's progress is the complete reference source that Queen fans have been waiting for. If you love the Champions of Rock, it's all here: The Band – detailed insights into Freddy Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon The Albums – detailed production history and analysis of every album, including solo releases The Sessions – In depth coverage from the early days via A Night at The Opera all the way to Made in Heaven The Songs – hundreds of individual entries on all the famous recordings, as well as obscure, unreleased rarities The Tours – set-lists and histories of every live show The Videos – a complete guide to Queen's groundbreaking video work The Movies – Flash Gordon, and other projects Plus – the reunion shows with Paul Rodgers, the radio sessions, the costumes, the parties and much, much more...
The Complete Arden Shakespeare, published for the first time in 1998, is now available in an updated hardback edition. The Complete Arden Shakespeare contains the texts of all Shakespeare's plays, edited by leading Shakespeare scholars for the renowned Arden Shakespeare series. The updated edition includes eight newly revised playtexts as published in the Arden Third Series since 1998.A general introduction by the three General Editors of the ongoing Arden Shakespeare series gives the reader an overall view of how and why Shakespeare has become such an influential cultural icon, and how perceptions of his work have changed in the intervening four centuries. The introduction summarises the known facts about the dramatist's life, his reading and use of sources, and the nature of theatrical performance during his lifetime.Brief introductions to each play, written specially for this volume by the Arden General Editors, discuss the date and contemporary context of the play, its position within Shakespeare's 'uvre, and its subsequent performance history. An extensive glossary explains vocabulary which may be unfamiliar to modern readers.À The sound, reliable, critical edition of Shakespeare's workÀ Updated and revised to include all of the editions currently available in the Arden Third SeriesÀ Includes The Two Noble Kinsmen, the Poems and the SonnetsÀ General introduction by the Arden General EditorsÀ Brief contextual introductions to each playÀ Glossary with about 400 entries
Extraordinary but true tales from 400 years of Shakespearean theatre
Author: Ian Spragg
Pubpsher: Pavilion Books
A fascinating playbill of stories from the weird and wonderful world of Shakespearean theatre through the centuries, including distinguished actors falling off stages, fluffed lines, performances in the dark, and why you must never, ever say the name of that Scottish play, especially if you are Peter O'Toole. Discover a wealth of Shakespearean shenanigans over the years, including the terrible behaviour of the groundlings at Shakespeare's Globe, how the 'rude mechanicals' in A Midsummer Night's Dream got recast as a bunch of ladies from the WI, and how Dame Maggie Smith got even with Sir Laurence Olivier. Published to coincide with the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, this treasury of curious tales is a must-read for all Shakespeare lovers and theatre fans.
Goethe's most complex and profound work, Faust was the effort of the great poet's entire lifetime. Written over 60 years, it can be read as a document of Goethe's moral and artistic development. Faust is made available to the English reader in a completely new translation that communicates both its poetic variety and its many levels of tone. The language is present-day English, and Goethe's formal and rhythmic variety is reproduced in all its richness.
Queen's fanbase continues to grow even 15 years after the death of frontman Freddie Mercury. Here, the author presents a session-by-session, song-by-song, album-by-album, tour-by-tour record of the band's progress.
Release on 2007-05-29 | by Christopher Marlowe,Stephen Orgel
Author: Christopher Marlowe,Stephen Orgel
The essential lyric works of the great Elizabethan playwright--newly revised and updated Though best known for his plays--and for courting danger as a homosexual, a spy, and an outspoken atheist--Christopher Marlowe was also an accomplished and celebrated poet. This long-awaited updated and revised edition of his poems and translations contains his complete lyric works--from his translations of Ovidian elegies to his most famous poem, "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love," to the impressive epic mythological poem "Hero and Leander." For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.