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By William Shakespeare

HarperCollins is proud to offer its very good diversity of best-loved, crucial classics.Hugely formidable in its old concentration and great geographical scope, Antony and Cleopatra is one in every of Shakespeare’s so much miraculous tragedies. The drama centres at the relationships among his major protagonists, Octavius Ceasar, Mark Antony and Cleopatra, and the hugely charged affair among Mark Antony and the Egyptian queen that types the backdrop to the pervading subject of fight among East and West during the play.The inner conflict of private emotion and responsibility that Antony studies, and the dynamics of energy and sexuality portrayed through Cleopatra, provide the play its dramatic rigidity. wealthy and intricate in its language and poetic in tone, Shakespeare indicates how the politics of Rome finally reason catastrophe for a guy who's torn among cause and passion.

William Shakespeare is greatly considered as the best playwright the realm has obvious. He produced an dazzling quantity of labor; 37 performs, 154 sonnets, and five poems. He died on twenty third April 1616, elderly fifty two, and used to be buried within the Holy Trinity Church, Stratford.

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Extraordinary Circumstances, Exceptional Practices: Music in Japanese American Concentration Camps,” in: Journal of Asian American Studies 8, 2 (June 2005), 171-­209, 200. 108 Waseda, 200. ”109 On another level, yet comparable in its manipulative use, the WRA advocated non-­objectionable activities and, in an effort to “Americanize” its prisoners, encouraged popular Western and American musical activities that even included beauty pageants and baton-­twirling leagues of the cheerleading kind. 110 Keeping these issues in mind it is much simpler to recognize that after the war, on a much greater scale than within the internment camps, the infusion of Western art was in many ways politically employed to contribute to winning a budding Cold War against the Soviet Union and Communism.

108 In Nazi concentration camps, music was employed for entertainment of those in charge or “for coercing the prisoners to march in step,” “sing humiliating songs while they worked” or to “deceive visiting delegations from the Red Cross” by tolerating voluntary musical activities. At the same time “prisoners composed satirical works and secretly played compositions by Jews unknown to Germans as a means of resistance,” and made music to mentally escape their 105 Hershenson, WC 19. 106 Welchman, John C.

87 Kimmelmann, C 26. 88 Kimmelmann, C26. As late as the mid-­1990’s it was still considered “surprising” that an exhibition “highly critical” of the internment stirred “little controversy,” see Golberger, Paul. ,” in: The New York Times, February 11, 1996, H1, 26. 89 Nakane, 201. 90 Ibid. 39 Renowned human-­rights and feminist activist Eleanor Roosevelt even sought solace in the arts produced within the internment camps. Through the mere existence of artifacts and based on general observations she could best prove her point about the ethnic Japanese as compliant and trustworthy as any US citizen.

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