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  • The Merchant of Veniceby William Shakespeare

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95

    The Merchant of Venice is classed as one of Shakespeare's comedies, but is more often remembered for its dramatic characters and situations. Though the villain of the piece, the Jewish moneylender Shylock is often the most prominent and well-remembered character of the play. As he can be played and directed either sympathetically or wholly villainous,... more...

  • Macbethby William Shakespeare

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95

    Macbeth is Shakespeare's shortest tragedy and one of his best-known plays. Often referred to as an archetypal tale, it warns against lust for power and the betrayal of friends. Shakespeare based the play loosely on a King Macbeth of Scotland. The play is traditionally considered "cursed", and thus many actors refer to it as "The... more...

  • Twelfth Nightby William Shakespeare

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95

    Another case of mistaken identity from the king of the plot twist, Twelfth Night tells the tale of the beautiful young Viola who is separated from her twin brother, Sebastian, when their ship is lost at sea. Believing Sebastian to be dead Viol poses as a man and enters service with the Duke Orisino. When Olivia, the woman that Orisino loves, falls... more...

  • Pronouncing Shakespeareby David Crystal

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 24.00

    The story behind the production of Romeo and Juliet at Shakespeare's Globe in original, Shakespearian pronunciation, first published in 2005. more...

  • Boswell's Selected Worksby James Boswell

    ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 4.99

    Boswell's Selected Works is collects three major works, Critical Strictures on the New Tragedy of Elvira, The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, and No Abolition of Slavery. The first is a criticism of David Mallet (David Malloch). The second offers an account of a trip to Scotland with Samuel Johnson. The last is a collection of poems displaying... more...

  • Blazing Starby Alexander Larman

    Head of Zeus 2014; US$ 11.65

    He was 'THE WICKEDEST MAN ALIVE'. He went to Oxford University at the age of 12 He slept with his first prostitute at 13 He was an alcoholic by 14 He was imprisoned in the Tower at 18 He was acclaimed a war hero at 19 He died of syphilis at the age of 33 He was English history's first celebrity. He was John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester:... more...

  • Shakespeare's History Playsby Robert Watt

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    Shakespeare's history plays are central to his dramatic achievement. In recent years they have become more widely studied than ever, stimulating intensely contested interpretations, due to their relevance to central contemporary issues such as English, national identities and gender roles. Interpretations of the history plays have been transformed... more...

  • Speaking the Speechby Giles Block; Mark Rylance

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 21.86

    Why does Shakespeare write in the way he does? And how can actors and directors get the most out of his incomparable plays? In Speaking the Speech , Giles Block – ‘Master of the Words? at Shakespeare?s Globe – sets out to answer these two simple questions. The result is the most authoritative, most comprehensive book yet written on speaking Shakespeare?s... more...

  • Ben Jonson and the Roman Frame of Mindby Katharine Eisaman Maus

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Katharine Maus explores the biographical reasons for Jonson's preference for particular Latin authors; the effects of Roman moral and psychological paradigms on his methods of characterization and generic choices; the connection between his critical theory and artistic practice; and the impact of Roman social theory on his portrayal of communities... more...

  • The Antifraternal Tradition in Medieval Literatureby Penn R. Szittya

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 41.95

    This book is a history of a medieval literary tradition that grew out of opposition to the mendicant fraternal orders. Penn R. Szittya argues that the widespread attacks on the friars in late medieval poetry, especially in Ricardian England, drew on an established tradition that originated in the polemical theology, eschatology, and Biblical exegesis... more...