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Stephen Hero

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(1944), an early draft of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce, written 1904–7 and published posthumously. The draft contains several characters and episodes absent ... ...

Stephen Hero

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The Concise Oxford Companion to Irish Literature

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Current Version:
2003
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Literature
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61 words

... Hero ( 1944 ), an early draft of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce , written 1904–7 and published posthumously. The draft contains several characters and episodes absent from its successor and is written in strictly chronological form. The work remains interesting as an account of the period of the literary revival from Joyce's personal...

Stephen Hero

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Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase & Fable

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2011

... Hero . An earlier and much longer version of James Joyce 's A portrait of the artist as a young man . It was written 1904–7 . Much of it was destroyed, but a surviving portion, corresponding to the last section of A Portrait , was published in 1944...

Stephen Hero

Stephen Hero  

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(1944), an early draft of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce, written 1904–7 and published posthumously. The draft contains several characters and episodes absent ...
Henry IV Part 1

Henry IV Part 1   Reference library

Michael Dobson and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
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Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
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3,574 words
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Oxford University Press
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...King Henry and his son), and have related the play plausibly to the interests of the Tudor nation-state, an institution for which critics have in general expressed progressively less enthusiasm since Tillyard’s own time. In an influential essay the American New historicist Stephen Greenblatt compared Harry ’s strategies among the common people of Eastcheap with those of 16th-century English colonists in the New World, while King Henry’s attempts to subdue the Welsh have been repeatedly compared to Queen Elizabeth’s efforts to put down rebellions in ...

Coriolanus

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Michael Dobson, Will Sharpe, and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
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Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
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3,020 words
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Oxford University Press
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...tour in 1977 ), Ian McKellen (in Peter Hall’s uneasy modern-dress production in the National Theatre’s Olivier auditorium, with a powerful Irene Worth as Volumnia, 1984 ), Kenneth Branagh (outclassed by Judi Dench ’s Volumnia at Chichester in 1992 ) and Toby Stephens , who played Coriolanus as a sneering Regency public-school prefect in David Thacker’s RSC production, with Caroline Blakiston as Volumnia, in 1994 . This intelligent production was one of very few to produce the play in neither modern nor Roman dress, taking up an idea of ...

The Merchant of Venice

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Michael Dobson, Will Sharpe, and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
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Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
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3,171 words
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Oxford University Press
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...of flesh and the casket plots: Stephen Gosson ’s The Anatomy of Abuses ( 1579 ) refers to a now lost play called The Jew , which represents, he reports, ‘the greediness of worldly choosers and the bloody minds of usurers’. Whether or not this vaguely described play served as a source for The Merchant of Venice , Shakespeare must have been conscious as he wrote his own play about a Jew of another, Christopher Marlowe ’s black farce The Jew of Malta ( c. 1589 ). In Marlowe’s play the titular Machiavellian villain-hero, Barabas, is betrayed by his...

Othello

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Michael Dobson, Will Sharpe, Anthony Davies, and Will Sharpe

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
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4,092 words
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Oxford University Press
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...he may enjoy Othello’s favour. 2.2 A herald announces feasting in honour of Othello’s marriage. 2.3 Leaving Cassio in charge, Othello retires to bed with Desdemona. Iago gets Cassio drunk among members of the Cypriot garrison, singing ‘And let me the cannikin clink’ and ‘King Stephen was a worthy peer’. Iago alleges that Cassio is a drunkard, a story apparently confirmed when Cassio drives in Roderigo, who has succeeded in provoking him to fight. Montano tells Cassio he is drunk, and they also fight. An alarm bell summons Othello to quell this brawl: he...

Animal Adjectives

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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016
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Language reference, Usage and Grammar Guides
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491 words
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Oxford University Press

...pronounced /-ɪn/ , but /-in/ is also acceptable. Avoid /-een/ , except in elephantine and serpentine . For more on the pronunciation of words ending in -ine , see -ile . For more on animal words, see Darryl Lyman , Dictionary of Animal Words and Phrases ( 1994 ); Stephen Potter & Laurens Sargent , Pedigree: The Origins of Words from Nature ( 1974...

Plurals

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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016
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Language reference, Usage and Grammar Guides
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2,782 words
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Oxford University Press

.... But some weak guidelines can be ventured. First, nouns used quite often in the plural tend to end in -oes ( embargoes , heroes , noes , potatoes , vetoes ). The following plurals ending in -oes are predominant in English: archipelago archipelagoes buffalo buffaloes calico calicoes cargo cargoes desperado desperadoes domino dominoes echo echoes embargo embargoes fresco frescoes go ( a go at it ) goes grotto grottoes hero heroes hobo hoboes innuendo innuendoes magnifico magnificoes mango mangoes mosquito mosquitoes motto mottoes no noes peccadillo...

Apollonius (14)

Apollonius (14)  

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Of Tyre, hero of an anonymous novel, extant as the Latin Historia Apollonii Regis Tyrii (5th or 6th cent. ad); modern editors agree that it is preserved in three main ...
Michel Zévaco

Michel Zévaco  

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(1860–1918).The last author to achieve fame as writer of romans‐feuilletons, Zévaco shared characteristics with his heroes. Seducer, soldier, libertarian, feminist, he published a volume of military ...
Nisus

Nisus  

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Trojan hero in Virgil's Aeneid, son of Hyrtacus, sympathetically presented as the devoted older lover of the young and headstrong Euryalus. He helps Euryalus to victory in the foot-race at ...
Ragged Heroes

Ragged Heroes  

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An eight-piece electric folk band from England named after an Albion Band track. The line-up comprised Jerry Sharpley (fiddle), Vikki Clayton (vocals), Paul Gough (bass/vocals), Stephen Clayton ...
Latinus

Latinus  

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Eponymous hero of the Latini. Hesiod (Theogonia 1011–16) makes him son of Circe and Odysseus and king of the Tyrrhenians (i.e. Etruscans, see West's comm.); he is later said to ...
Doctor Who

Doctor Who  

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*science fiction television series (originally for children, but with a strong adult following) which started in 1963, running until 1989. It was successfully revived in 2005. Its hero, the ...
Stephen Decatur

Stephen Decatur  

(1779–1820)US naval commander. He was promoted captain following his daring recapture of the frigate Philadelphia in the Tripolitan War (1801–05). After the War of 1812 he became a national hero by ...
Turnus

Turnus  

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Italian hero, in Virgil son of Daunus and the nymph Venilia and brother of the nymph Juturna; the Greek tradition calls him ‘Tyrrhenus’, suggesting an Etruscan link (Dionysius Halicarnassensis 1. ...
Anglo-Irish war

Anglo-Irish war  

The campaign against government forces mounted by the Irish Volunteers, now increasingly known as the Irish Republican Army (IRA). Conventionally dated from 21 January 1919, when nine Volunteers, ...
Abydos

Abydos  

1 A town of ancient Mysia in Asia Minor, situated on a hill overlooking the Dardanelles, north‐east of the modern Turkish city of Çanakkale. Abydos was the scene of the story of Hero and Leander and ...
John Muir

John Muir  

USnaturalist, traveller, and writer (1838–1914) who was born in England and became America's most famous and most influential conservationist. He lived in the Yosemite Valley in California and ...

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