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- Reaktion Books 2006; US$ 24.95
One of Shakespeare’s final plays, The Tempest is often considered a jewel in the canon of English literature. Mythic, impassioned characters dictate the action, all of which takes place on a moody, windswept island far from the shores of Great Britain. 'The Tempest' and Its Travels considers the rich legacy of this play’s productions... more...
- Fairleigh Dickinson 2011; US$ 74.99
'What may words say_?' contains a comprehensive and in many respects unconventional interpretation of The Merchant of Venice. The play's development of ideas is unfolded in a literary analysis that focuses on the poet's words in their philological, historical, and philosophical contexts. more...
- Wiley 2012; US$ 84.95
Think you know Shakespeare? Think again . . . Was a real skull used in the first performance of Hamlet? Were Shakespeare's plays Elizabethan blockbusters? How much do we really know about the playwright's life? And what of his notorious relationship with his wife? Exploring and exploding 30 popular myths about the great playwright, this illuminating... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 111.00
Absent Narratives is a book about the defining difference between medieval and modern stories. In chapters devoted to the major writers of the late medieval period - Chaucer, Gower, the Gawain -poet and Malory - it presents and then analyzes a set of unique and unnoticed phenomena in medieval narrative, namely the persistent appearance of missing... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 45.00
Shakespeare wrote of lions, shrews, horned toads, curs, mastiffs, and hellhounds. But the word “animal” itself only appears very rarely in his work, which was in keeping with sixteenth-century usage. As Laurie Shannon reveals in The Accommodated Animal , the modern human / animal divide first came strongly into play in the seventeenth... more...
- Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 2.90
In each volume of the Shakespeare on Stage series, a leading actor takes us behind the scenes, recreating in detail a memorable performance in one of Shakespeare?s major roles. They discuss their character, working through the play scene by scene, with refreshing candour and in forensic detail. The result is a masterclass on playing the role, invaluable... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 34.95
This volume takes as its starting point an interrogation of the African contributions to the Globe to Globe Festival staged in London in 2012, where 37 Shakespeare productions were offered, each from a different nation. Five African companies were invited to perform and there are articles on each of these productions, examining issues of interculturalism,... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2004; US$ 14.00
In The Age of Shakespeare , Frank Kermode uses the history and culture of the Elizabethan era to enlighten us about William Shakespeare and his poetry and plays. Opening with the big picture of the religious and dynastic events that defined England in the age of the Tudors, Kermode takes the reader on a tour of Shakespeare?s England, vividly portraying... more...
- Black & White Publishing 2008; US$ 7.28
The adventures of Harry the Polis ? the self-appointed Chief Constable of funny stories ? continue with this hilarious new collection. Join Harry on his new adventures as he tackles speeding motorists, visits the Blackhills of Glesca, calls time on some barking dogs, gets some Devine intervention and meets some gorgeous girls as he falls victim to... more...
- The Floating Press 1900; US$ 4.95
Samuel Taylor Coleridge said of Ben Jonson's The Alchemist that it had one out of the three most perfect plots in literature. This play, with its sharp portrayal of human folly, is considered by many to be Jonson's best comedy. First performed 1610, its popularity has endured to this day. more...