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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...

  • William Shakespeare Complete Worksby William Shakespeare; Jonathan Bate; Eric Rasmussen

    Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 75.00

    FROM THE WORLD FAMOUS ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY, THE FIRST AUTHORITATIVE, MODERNIZED, AND CORRECTED EDITION OF SHAKESPEARE?S FIRST FOLIO IN THREE CENTURIES. Skillfully assembled by Shakespeare?s fellow actors in 1623, the First Folio was the original Complete Works. It is arguably the most important literary work in the English language. But starting... 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...

  • 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...

  • Othelloby William Shakespeare; Jonathan Bate; Eric Rasmussen

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 8.00

    Though this great tragedy of unsurpassed intensity and emotion is played out against Renaissance splendor, its story of the doomed marriage of a Venetian senator?s daughter, Desdemona, to a Moorish general, Othello, is especially relevant to modern audiences. The differences in race and background create an initial tension that allows the horrifyingly... more...

  • Macbethby William Shakespeare; Jonathan Bate; Eric Rasmussen

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 8.00

    No dramatist has ever seen with more frightening clarity into the heart and mind of a murderer than has Shakespeare in this compelling tragedy of evil. Taunted into asserting his ?masculinity? by his ambitious wife, Macbeth chooses to embrace the Weird Sisters? prophecy and kill his king?and thus, seals his own doom. Fast-moving and bloody, this drama... more...

  • The Sonnets and Other Poemsby William Shakespeare; Jonathan Bate; Eric Rasmussen

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 8.00

    Shakespeare became famous as a dazzling poet before most people even knew that he wrote plays. His sonnets are the English language?s most extraordinary anatomy of love in all its dimensions?desire and despair, longing and loss, adoration and disgust. To read them is to confront morality and eternity in the same breath. Produced under the editorial... more...

  • Henry IV, Part 1by William Shakespeare; Jonathan Bate; Eric Rasmussen

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 8.00

    Henry IV sits on a usurped throne, his conscience and his nobles in revolt, while his son Hal is immersed in a self-indulgent life of revelry with the notorious Sir John Falstaff. Shakespeare explores questions of kingship and honor in this masterly mingling of history, comedy, and tragedy. Under the editorial supervision of Jonathan Bate and Eric... more...