Todo mundo já ouviu falar de William Shakespeare. Considerado um dos maiores escritores de todos os tempos, Shakespeare - Will, para os íntimos - é autor de textos célebres como 'Romeu e Julieta', 'Sonho de uma noite de verão' e 'Hamlet'. Essas peças estão entre as mais encenadas no mundo, e Will faz um tremendo sucesso em todos os países que passa. Em 'William Shakespeare e seus atos dramáticos' você vai ficar sabendo de tudo sobre esse misterioso autor. Tão misterioso que tem gente que duvida que ele tenha existido em carne e osso! E os suspeitos de terem escrito sua obra não seriam poucos, alguns acham que até mesmo a rainha Elizabeth pode ter arriscado algumas histórias! Lendo o 'Diário secreto de William Shakespeare' você descobrirá o que se passava na cabeça de Will quando ele era criança e até quando criava suas peças. No jornal Echos D'Albion, vai conhecer a Inglaterra da época, com seus reis e rainhas, suas guerras e seus costumes esquisitos. A seção 'Um cara enigmático' traz à tona grandes mistérios da vida de Will, como o do chá de sumiço que ele tomou por sete anos antes de se mudar para Londres. Você ainda vai conhecer o enredo de algumas das principais peças de Will, bem como seus personagens e também as falas mais famosas. Para completar, terá acesso exclusivo aos bastidores do Globo, o teatro que Will e seus colegas construíram na beira do Tâmisa.
Everyone knows that William Shakespeare is famous for having a way with words and creating characters such as Romeo and murderous Macbeth. But in this Horribly Famous title, readers can find out everything they didn't know, including how he did a seven-year vanishing act and how he nearly had his head chopped off by Queen Elizabeth I!
My Name Is Will
Author: Jess Winfield
"Utterly delicious, original, witty, hilarious and brilliant. Shakespeare In Love on magic mushrooms. The Bard has never been this much fun." -Christopher Buckley, author of Boomsday and Thank You For Smoking A Tale of two Shakespeares... Struggling UC Santa Cruz grad student Willie Shakespeare Greenberg is trying to write his thesis about the Bard. Kind of... Cut off by his father for laziness, and desperate for dough, Willie agrees to deliver a single giant, psychedelic mushroom to a mysterious collector, making himself an unwitting target in Ronald Reagan's War on Drugs. Meanwhile, would-be playwright (and oppressed Catholic) William Shakespeare is eighteen years old and stuck teaching Latin in the boondocks of Stratford-upon-Avon. The future Bard's life is turned upside down when a stranger entrusts him with a sacred relic from Rome... This, at a time when adherents of the "Old Faith" are being hanged, drawn, and quartered as traitors. Seemingly separated in time and place, the lives of Willie and William begin to intersect in curious ways, from harrowing encounters with the law (and a few ex-girlfriends) to dubious experiments with mind-altering substances. Their misadventures could be dismissed as youthful folly. But wise or foolish, the bold choices they make will shape not only the 'Shakespeare' each is destined to come... but the very course of history itself.
Describes Shakespeare's life and work, from his relocation from Stratford to London as a young man to his pursuit of a career in the theater.
Everybody's heard of Isaac Newtown. He is horribly famous for discovering gravity, being clever and getting hit on the head with an apple. But not everyone knows that Isaac came from the bottom of the class at school, poked sticks in his eye and nearly blinded himself, and nearly got himself executed. Everything you ever wanted to know about the man with the apple.
Everybody knows that Joan of Arc-Saint Joan-led the French army into battle and met a fiery end. But in this book readers can find out all the fascinating facts they didn't know, including how Joan had to prove that she wasn't a witch and how she loved writing cheeky letters to very important people. Everything you ever wanted to know about the woman in the suit of armour.
You've probably heard of Leonardo da Vinci. He is dead famous for painting the Mona Lisa and designing the first-ever flying machine. But have heard that Leonardo spent ten years making a seven-metre tall horse, thought pink was the coolest colour for clothes and loved to play practical jokes?
Author: Francois Truffaut
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Iconic, groundbreaking interviews of Alfred Hitchcock by film critic François Truffaut—providing insight into the cinematic method, the history of film, and one of the greatest directors of all time. In Hitchcock, film critic François Truffaut presents fifty hours of interviews with Alfred Hitchcock about the whole of his vast directorial career, from his silent movies in Great Britain to his color films in Hollywood. The result is a portrait of one of the greatest directors the world has ever known, an all-round specialist who masterminded everything, from the screenplay and the photography to the editing and the soundtrack. Hitchcock discusses the inspiration behind his films and the art of creating fear and suspense, as well as giving strikingly honest assessments of his achievements and failures, his doubts and hopes. This peek into the brain of one of cinema’s greats is a must-read for all film aficionados.
Author: Zlata Filipovic
A chronicle of the war in Sarajevo from a child's perspective details the author's struggle for survival and a normal life in a chaotic nation from 1991 through 1993, revealing how an innocent life of piano lessons and birthday parties was transformed into horrifying days of food shortages, friends dying, and hiding out in a neighbor's cellar during bombings. Reissue.
A fascinating and accessible exploration of the world of grand opera, first published in 2003.
Dominoes: One: Macbeth
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: OUP Oxford
You've probably heard of a few scientists... - Galileo Galilei and his telescope - Isaac Newton and his apple - Charles Darwin and his theory of evolution. But have you heard that... - Galileo was sentenced to life in prison for his shocking ideas about the solar system - Newton wasn't all that keen on science - sometimes it got on his nerves - Darwin wrote a book about his pet worms? Yes, even though they're dead, scientists are still full of surprises - and the nine in this book are more surprising than most. Now you can get the inside story from their lost notebooks, read the news reports as their breakthroughs hit the headlines, and find out all about the mind-blowing experiments! Dead Funny ~ Dead Gripping ~ Dead Famous