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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...

  • Shakespeare, Sex, and Loveby Stanley Wells

    OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 11.99 US$ 10.31

    How does Shakespeare's treatment of human sexuality relate to the sexual conventions and language of his times? Looking at both plays and poetry, this lively and informative book explores Shakespeare's portrayal of desire, jealousy, and same-gender relationships, as well as how sex becomes a source of humour in his comedies. 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...

  • William Shakespeare: A Very Short Introductionby Stanley Wells

    OUP Oxford 2015; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    In this new offering from Stanley Wells comes an exploration of one of the world's greatest dramatists: William Shakespeare. Written with enthusiasm and flair, Wells looks at both the world Shakespeare lived in and all of his major works, to show how and why he continues to be so influential and important to society today. more...

  • Twelfth Nightby Stanley Wells

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    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 Actorsby Stanley Wells

    OUP Oxford 2015; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.19

    Great Shakespeare Actors provides a series of well-informed, well-written, illuminating, and entertaining accounts of many of the most famous stage performers of Shakespeare in both England and America, offering a concise, actor-centred history of Shakespeare on the stage. 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$ 54.95 US$ 47.62

    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... more...

  • A Dictionary of Shakespeareby Stanley Wells; James Shaw

    OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 14.99 US$ 12.89

    Compiled by one of the best-known authorities on the bard's works, this dictionary offers up-to-date information on all aspects of Shakespeare in his own time and on his impact and influence on later ages. Essential reference for anyone with an interest in Shakespeare. more...

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

    Wiley 2011; US$ 223.95 US$ 194.09

    Featuring updates, revisions, and new essays from various scholars within the Christian tradition, The Blackwell Companion to Christian Ethic s, Second Edition reveals how Christian worship is the force that shapes the moral life of Christians. Features new essays on class, race, disability, gender, peace, and the virtues Includes a number... more...