In an interdisciplinary collection of specially commissioned essays, the book uncovers the complex economic and political contexts in which these changes took place. Covering a wide variety of art forms - drama, television, film, poetry, the novel, popular music, dance, cinema and the visual arts - authors investigate how sixties' culture became policized, and how its inherent contradictions still have repercussions for the arts today.
This magnificant, bestselling reference book finally leaves its old look to join the modern Penguin subject dictionary series. Why exactly did Van Gogh cut off his ear? Was Warhol an original or just a copyist? The answers to all this and more are found in "The Penguin Dictionary of Art and Artists", the essential guide to over 700 years of creative endeavour. Each entry features extensive cross-referencing and listings of galleries where the artist’s work can be seen.
Intended for students who are ready to approach literature in English, this text deals with the literary and language aspects of modern plays. It includes seven extracts of modern plays, contrastive extracts and an introductory chapter on the anatomy of a play, which deals with characters, plots, stage design, acting and rehearsals. The text contains a variety of language-based exercises in areas of grammar, vocabulary and writing styles, as well as exercises involving personal responses. An answer key to the exercises means the book can be used for self-study. The seven main play extracts are from: Shaw's "Pygmalion", O'Neill's "Long Day's Journey into Night", Miller's "The Crucible", O'Casey's "The Plough and the Stars", Williams's "A Streetcar named Desire", Fugard's "Siswe Bansi is Dead" and Ayckbourn's "Man of the Moment". Contrastive extracts are taken from Wesker, Leonard, Friel, Russel and Mamet.
Herbert Sussman's book explores ideas of manhood and masculinity as they emerged in the early Victorian period, and traces these through diverse formations in the literature and art of the time. Concentrating on representative major figures - Thomas Carlyle, Robert Browning, the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and Walter Pater - Sussman focuses on areas of conflict and contradiction within their formulation of the masculine. He identifies the development of a 'masculine poetics' as a project which was for the Victorians, and continues to be, crucial to an industrial and commercial age. The book reveals manhood as an unstable equilibrium, and is responsive to the complex ways in which the early Victorians' masculine poetics simultaneously subverts and maintains patriarchal power.
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This book brings together 100 highly varied, original, ready to use activities to foster real communication in English trough imaginative response to both artistic images and easy to do creative work. A clear introduction explains how art can be used to stimulate language acquisition in a creative, enjoyable and memorable way and provides advice ow how to get the very best out of this exceptional book.
From Acid House, Martin Amis, and The Avengers to Skinheads, Irvine Welsh, Vivienne Westwood, and The Who, this is an A-Z guide to popular British film, music, television, fashion, literature, design, and more. Spanning 30 years, this book features over 100 images and covers the highlights of British pop culture.
The Illustrated Brontës of Haworth is a celebration of the lives of one of the most famous families in English literature, Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë, who lived in Haworth in Yorkshire during the first half of the nineteenth century. Brian Wilks has made a skillful selection from the prose and poetry of all the sisters to give a vivid picture of their lives. Their writings closely reflect the sisters' own experiences: for example, we see how Charlotte transformed her own ordeal at Cowan Bridge School into her account of Lowood in Jane Eyre, and how Emily used the dramatic moorland landscape around Haworth to provide the symbolically charged backdrop to the powerful emotions at play in Wuthering Heights. For those new to the Brontës this book is a fascinating introduction to the family and their writings, and Bronte lovers will find all their favorite pieces are included, with a fascinating commentary which sets the works in context. Beautifully illustrated with paintings, drawings and memorabilia of Haworth and photographs of the surrounding landscape. The Illustrated Brontës of Haworth is a superb collection of some of the most memorable prose in English language.
Wielka Brytania była i jest kolebką wielu idei, które od końca XVII wieku przez ponad dwieście lat stanowiły kamienie milowe w zakresie urbanistyki, architektury i architektury krajobrazu. Na czym polega owa „angielska szkoła" projektowania, jej sukcesy i porażki, które prędzej czy później stawały się kulturowym dziedzictwem Europy? Pytanie to stało się motywem wywoławczym VII Seminarium wyjazdowego, zorganizowanego w 2005 roku przez Wydział Architektury Politechniki Wrocławskiej we współpracy z Urzędem Miejskim Wrocławia. Próba odnalezienia prawidłowości w chaosie londyńskiej zabudowy przypomina poszukiwanie metody w szaleństwie Hamleta i z naukowego punktu widzenia jest równie ryzykowna.