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  • The Shakespeare Theftsby Eric Rasmussen

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 17.99

    The first edition of Shakespeare's collected works, the First Folio , published in 1623, is one of the most valuable books in the world and has historically proven to be an attractive target for thieves. Of the 160 First Folios listed in a census of 1902, 14 were subsequently stolen-and only two of these were ever recovered. In his efforts to catalog... more...

  • Studying Shakespeare's Contemporariesby Lars Engle; Eric Rasmussen

    Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95

    Studying Shakespeare’s Contemporaries is an accessible guide to the non-Shakespearian drama of Renaissance England that can be read as complete subject overview or used as an indexed reference resource. more...

  • Youth and Sexualitiesby Mary Louise Rasmussen; Eric Rofes; Susan Talburt

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 36.00

    A new collection that addresses the problematic pathologization of queer youth, this book argues that the majority of educators and youth workers still know little about queer youth's negotiations of identity and community. The contributors examine the dangerous effects of heteronormalizing practices, and look at how young people negotiate labels and... more...

  • Hamletby William Shakespeare; Jonathan Bate; Eric Rasmussen

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 8.00

    One of the greatest plays of all time, the compelling tragedy of the tormented young prince of Denmark continues to capture the imaginations of modern audiences worldwide. Confronted with evidence that his uncle murdered his father, and with his mother?s infidelity, Hamlet must find a means of reconciling his longing for oblivion with his duty as avenger.... more...

  • The Tempestby William Shakespeare; Jonathan Bate; Eric Rasmussen

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 8.00

    This joyous play, the last comedy of Shakespeare's career, sums up his stagecraft with a display of seemingly effortless skill. Prospero, exiled Duke of Milan, living on an enchanted island, has the opportunity to punish and forgive his enemies when he raises a tempest that drives them ashore?as well as to forestall a rebellion, to arrange the meeting... more...

  • King Learby William Shakespeare; Jonathan Bate; Eric Rasmussen

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 8.00

    A king foolishly divides his kingdom between his scheming two oldest daughters and estranges himself from the daughter who loves him. So begins this profoundly moving and disturbing tragedy that, perhaps more than any other work in literature, challenges the notion of a coherent and just universe. The king and others pay dearly for their shortcomings?as... more...

  • A Midsummer Night's Dreamby William Shakespeare; Jonathan Bate; Eric Rasmussen

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 8.00

    Magic, love spells, and an enchanted wood provide the materials for one of Shakespeare?s most delightful comedies. When four young lovers, fleeing the Athenian law and their own mismatched rivalries, take to the forest of Athens, their lives become entangled with a feud between the King and Queen of the Fairies. Some Athenian tradesmen, rehearsing... more...

  • Richard IIIby William Shakespeare; Jonathan Bate; Eric Rasmussen

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 8.00

    An exciting new edition of the complete works of Shakespeare with these features:  Illustrated with photographs from New York Shakespeare Festival productions, vivid readable readable introductions for each play by noted scholar David Bevington, a lively personal foreword by Joseph Papp, an insightful essay on the play in performance, modern spelling... more...

  • Love's Labour's Lostby William Shakespeare; Jonathan Bate; Eric Rasmussen

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 5.95

    A continuation of the major series of individual Shakespeare plays from the world renowned Royal Shakespeare Company, edited by two brilliant, younger generation Shakespearean scholars Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen Incorporating definitive text and cutting-edge notes from William Shakespeare: Complete Works -the first authoritative, modernized... more...

  • The Winter's Taleby William Shakespeare; Jonathan Bate; Eric Rasmussen

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 8.00

    One of the last plays Shakespeare penned on his own, The Winter?s Tale is a transcendent work of death and rebirth, exploring irrational sexual jealousy, the redemptive world of nature, and the magical power of art. Under the editorial supervision of Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen, two of today?s most accomplished Shakespearean scholars, this... more...