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  • Shakespeare Lexicon & Quotation Dictionary: Volume 2 N-Z

    Category:
    • Literature
    Author: Schmidt, Alexander

    In more than 300 years of Shakespearean scholarship, only one book, the famous Shakespeare Lexicon and Quotation Dictionary, has investigated the meaning of every word that Shakespeare wrote. The lifetime work of Professor Alexander Schmidt of Königsberg, this book has long been the indispensable companion for every person seriously interested in Shakespeare, Renaissance poetry and prose of any sort, or English literature. It is really two important books in one.
    Schmidt’s set contains every single word that Shakespeare used, not simply words that have changed their meaning since the seventeenth century, but every word in all the accepted plays and the poems. Covering both quartos and folios, it carefully distinguishes between shades of meaning for each word and provides exact definitions, plus governing phrases and locations, down to the numbered line of the Cambridge edition of Shakespeare. There is no other word dictionary comparable to this work.
    Even more useful to the general reader, however, is the incredible wealth of exact quotations. Arranged under the words of the quotation itself (hence no need to consult confusing subject classifications) are more than 50,000 exact quotations. Each is precisely located, so that you can easily refer back to the plays or poems themselves, if you wish context.
    Other features helpful to the scholar are appendixes on basic grammatical observations, a glossary of provincialisms, a list of words and sentences taken from foreign languages, a list of words that form the latter part of word-combinations. This third edition features a supplement with new findings.

    No. of copies in library catalogue: 1

  • Shakespeare Lexicon & Quotation Dictionary: Volume 1 A-M

    Category:
    • Literature
    Author: Schmidt, Alexander

    In more than 300 years of Shakespearean scholarship, only one book, the famous Shakespeare Lexicon and Quotation Dictionary, has investigated the meaning of every word that Shakespeare wrote. The lifetime work of Professor Alexander Schmidt of Königsberg, this book has long been the indispensable companion for every person seriously interested in Shakespeare, Renaissance poetry and prose of any sort, or English literature. It is really two important books in one.
    Schmidt’s set contains every single word that Shakespeare used, not simply words that have changed their meaning since the seventeenth century, but every word in all the accepted plays and the poems. Covering both quartos and folios, it carefully distinguishes between shades of meaning for each word and provides exact definitions, plus governing phrases and locations, down to the numbered line of the Cambridge edition of Shakespeare. There is no other word dictionary comparable to this work.
    Even more useful to the general reader, however, is the incredible wealth of exact quotations. Arranged under the words of the quotation itself (hence no need to consult confusing subject classifications) are more than 50,000 exact quotations. Each is precisely located, so that you can easily refer back to the plays or poems themselves, if you wish context.
    Other features helpful to the scholar are appendixes on basic grammatical observations, a glossary of provincialisms, a list of words and sentences taken from foreign languages, a list of words that form the latter part of word-combinations. This third edition features a supplement with new findings.

    No. of copies in library catalogue: 1

  • Best Contemporary Monologues For Women 18-35

    Category:
    • Monologue
    Author: Harbison, Lawrence

    Lawrence Harbison has selected 100 terrific monologues for women – from contemporary plays, all by characters between the ages of 18 and 35 – perfect for auditions or class.

    No. of copies in library catalogue: 1

  • Modern Irish Theatre: Cultural History of Literature

    Category:
    • Theatre History
    Author: Trotter, Mary

    Analysing major Irish dramas and the artists and companies that performed them, Modern Irish Theatre provides an engaging and accessible introduction to twentieth-century Irish theatre: its origins, dominant themes, relationship to politics and culture, and influence on theatre movements around the world.

    No. of copies in library catalogue: 1

  • Directing for the Stage

    Category:
    • Technique
    • Actors/Directors/Writers
    Author: Converse, Terry John

    A workshop guide of 42 creative training exercises and projects. A comprehensive guide for instructors and students. Designed for both beginning and advanced courses in Directing for Theatre.

    No. of copies in library catalogue: 1

  • Shooting the Actor

    Category:
    • Technique
    • Actors/Directors/Writers
    Author: Callow, Simon

    The classic account of moviemaking gone wrong, completely revised and expanded to include new material on the making of A Room with a View, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Shakespeare in Love, and the 2002 Oscar Award winner for Best Foreign Film, No Man’s Land.

    No. of copies in library catalogue: 1

  • Imagine All This: How to Write Your Own Stories

    Category:
    • Technique
    • Actors/Directors/Writers
    Author: Bosco, Don

    Ever wanted to write your own stories? Here’s a fun and inspiring guide to get you started. This book will help you use your imagination in clever ways and turn your ideas into a great story experience.

    No. of copies in library catalogue: 1

  • Scriptwriting Updated

    Category:
    • Technique
    • Actors/Directors/Writers
    Author: Aronson, Linda

    Scriptwriting has changed. As well as being skilled in traditional writing methods and approaches, today’s writer must be able to take on new structures like parallel storytelling of Pulp Fiction and Magnolia, the multiple protagonist narrative of American Beauty and the complex flashback form of films like The Sweet Hereafter. Writers need a new kind of book, one that puts the emphasis on versatility and explains how the new narrative structures work in relation to the old.

    Scriptwriting Updated: New and Conventional Ways of Writing for the Screen is a desktop reference guide and do-it-yourself script doctor to help writers consolidate their skills in traditional narrative and grasp the mechanics of the new.

    Practicality is the key to this book. Traditional and new narrative structures are carefully explained and cross-referenced. There is a range of helpful analytical aids like charts, quick reference guides and structural breakdowns. Special script development strategies help with plotting. There are highly effective concentration techniques for countering cliché and a wide variety of ways to trigger ideas.

    Scriptwriting Updated is an indispensable aid for the modern writer.

    No. of copies in library catalogue: 1

  • Singapore Pioneer Poets: The Best of Robert Yeo

    Category:
    • Literature
    Genre: Anthology Author: Yeo, Robert

    Collection of poems by Robert Yeo.

    No. of copies in library catalogue: 1

  • Interlogue: Studies in Singapore Literature, Vol. 5: Robert Yeo

    Category:
    • Literature
    Author: Watt, George

    In this volume, George Watt analyses the works of Robert Yeo, a major voice in the articulation of Singaporean literature.

    No. of copies in library catalogue: 1

  • Shakespeare & Me

    Category:
    • Literature
    Author: Carson, Susannah

    38 great writers, actors, and directors on what the bard means to the – and us.

    No. of copies in library: 1

  • The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

    Category:
    • Play
    • Play Scripts
    Full-length Genre: Anthology Author: Shakespeare, William

    A complete compilation of all of William Shakespeare’s major works throughout his lifetime, including sonnets.

    No. of copies in library catalogue: 1