WorldCat Identities

Hamon, Henriette Rynenbroek 1870-

Works: 3 works in 3 publications in 1 language and 32 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Historical drama  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Classifications: PR5363, 822.912
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Henriette Rynenbroek Hamon
La Dame brune des sonnets = The dark lady of the sonnets ; la première pièce de Fanny = Fanny's first play by Bernard Shaw( Book )

1 edition published in 1951 in French and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dark Lady of the Sonnets is a one-act play by the Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw which centers around the character of the "Dark Lady" described in William Shakespeare's sonnets. In the preface to the play, Shaw introduces his own audience to the different theories about the actual person to whom the sonnets were devoted, but also if Shakespeare is the actual writer of his works. Shakespeare and Queen Elizabeth themselves are characters in Shaw's rather witty, comic play. Generally, the Dark Lady of the Sonnets is supposed to be an unconventionally-beautiful woman with whom young Shakespeare falls madly in love. When one day he introduces the Lady to one of his favorite friends, a handsome young man of a high social rank, they both betray him by going to bed together. The feeling of being doubly betrayed has greatly affected the English playwright and marked a considerable transformation in his writing career. By and large, Bernard Shaw's work, with its relatively long explanatory preface, touches the interesting mystery of Shakespeare's person and plays which has been much debated by numerous critics throughout the centuries
Pieces plaisantes by Bernard Shaw( Book )

1 edition published in 1898 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caesar and Cleopatra : a history by Bernard Shaw( Book )

1 edition published in 1926 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In Caesar and Cleopatra, George Bernard Shaw uses his legendary wit to turn ancient history on its head - and to challenge Shakespeare's view of his two famous protagonists. Political drama meets sparkling comedy as veteran strategist Julius Caesar becomes mentor to the enchanting teenage queen of Roman-occupied Egypt. From her first timid encounter with Caesar under a desert moon, Cleopatra grows in strength to become a determined player in the game of power politics - but has she really learned what Caesar wanted to teach her? In his inimitable style, Shaw turns this centuries-old story into a hilarious yet affecting critique of human nature that remains as pertinent today as when he wrote it - reminding readers once again why he is regarded as one of the English language's greatest playwrights
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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.27 (from 0.06 for La Dame br ... to 0.71 for Pieces pla ...)

French (3)