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  • Shakespeare and Co.by Stanley Wells

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00

    From the dean of Shakespeare studies comes a lively, entertaining work of biography that firmly locates Shakespeare within the hectic, exilarating world in which he lived and worked.Theatre in Shakespeare's day was a growth industry. Everyone knew everyone else, and they all sought to learn, borrow, or steal from one another. Stanley Wells explores... more...

  • Literature and Dramaby Stanley Wells

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    First published in 1970. This book examines the areas of plays that are dependent upon the art of the theatre and the fluidity of interpretation to which this gives rise. It discusses the printing of plays and the limited attempts that have have been made to convey theatrical experience, taking as a particular example a masque by Ben Jonson. Finally,... more...

  • Shakespeare and Co.by Stanley Wells

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 20.78

    'Enjoyable, lively ? such a pleasure to read ? renders the drama of Shakespeare?s contemporaries more than fringe entertainment? Independent Shakespeare is one of the greatest of all English figures, considered a genius for all time. Yet as this enthralling book shows, he was at heart a man of the theatre, one among a community of artists... more...

  • William Shakespeareby Stanley Wells

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 7.99

    In this new offering from Stanley Wells, the pre-eminent Shakespearian scholar, comes a Very Short Introduction to the life and writings of the world's greatest and best-known dramatists: William Shakespeare.Looking at his early life and education, Wells explores Shakespeare's social and intellectual background and the literary traditions on... more...

  • Twelfth Nightby Stanley Wells

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 135.00

    Originally published in 1986. Among the most frequently performed and high admired of Shakespeare?s plays, Twelfth Night is examined here in this collection of writings from well-known essayists and scholars. The chapters present to the modern reader discussions of the play to enhance understanding and study of both the text and performances. Opening... more...

  • Great Shakespeare Actors: Burbage to Branaghby Stanley Wells

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 19.99

    Great Shakespeare Actors offers a series of essays on great Shakespeare actors from his time to ours, starting by asking whether Shakespeare himself was the first--the answer is No--and continuing with essays on the men and women who have given great stage performances in his plays from Elizabethan times to our own. They include both English and American... more...

  • Thomas Nashe (Routledge Revivals)by Stanley Wells

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 51.95

    This book, first published in 1964, is devoted to Thomas Nashe. Shakespeare?s plays have many apparent echoes of his matter and style; he was one of the most adventurous and successful of those who tried to explore the possibilities of the language and to embellish it was an eloquence both learned and popular. Moreover, he is a conscientious and delighted... more...

  • The Blackwell Companion to Christian Ethicsby Sam Wells; Stanley Hauerwas

    Wiley 2008; US$ 199.95

    The Blackwell Companion to Christian Ethics presents a comprehensive and systematic exposition of Christian ethics, seen through the lens of Christian worship. An innovative exposition of Christian ethics, seen through the lens of Christian worship Challenges conventional approaches to the subject Restores a sense of the integral connection between... more...

  • A Dictionary of Shakespeareby Stanley Wells; James Shaw

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 12.99

    Compiled by the general editor of The Oxford Shakespeare, and one of the best-known authorities on the playwright's works, this dictionary offers information on all aspects of Shakespeare, both in his own time and in later ages. The wide-ranging entries cover Shakespeare's plays, as well as everything from famous actors, writers, and directors... more...

  • The Oxford Shakespeareby William Shakespeare; Stanley Wells

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 6.99

    The Oxford Shakespeare offers authoritative texts from leading scholars in editions designed to interpret and illuminate the plays for modern readers- a new, modern-spelling text, based on the Quarto text of 1608- on-page commentary and notes explain meaning, staging, allusions and much else- detailed introduction considers composition, sources, performances... more...