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- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.99
The Beggar's Opera is the only ballad opera that is still popularly performed today. A ballad opera is a satirical musical, which uses the form of an opera but incorporates popular songs and ballads as well as operatic numbers. The Beggar's Opera satirizes the corruption to be found in all levels of society. Its immense popularity provided... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 105.00
From the star-crossed romance of Romeo and Juliet to Othello's misguided murder of Desdemona to the betrayal of King Lear by his daughters, family life is central to Shakespeare's dramas. This book helps students learn about family life in Shakespeare's England and in his plays. The book begins with an overview of the roots of Renaissance... more...
- The Floating Press 1901; US$ 4.99
Learn more about the life and works of the brilliant eighteenth-century spy, novelist, and rabble-rouser Daniel Defoe in this penetrating biography penned by William Minto. Minto, a Scottish professor of logic, offers a keenly insightful take on the influences and events that shaped Defoe's contributions to journalism and literature, which included... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 50.00
First performed in May 1611, The Winter's Tale is a play about reconciliation, atonement, and the healing effects of time. Leontes, a paranoid tyrant, suffers from his own rash behavior and jealous delusions. When his long-lost daughter returns and the statue of his dead wife magically comes back to life, order is restored, the family is reunited,... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00
Presents critical essays on Shakespeare's comedy of fairies, lovers, and amateur actors in the woods outside Athens. more...
- Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 60.00
In Shakespeare's powerful drama of destiny and revenge, "Hamlet", the troubled prince of Denmark, must overcome his own self-doubt and avenge the murder of his father. Contains a selection of the finest criticism through the centuries on "Hamlet", as well as a biography on Shakespeare. more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 60.00
The wild and undisciplined young man known as Prince Hal in the two-part Henry IV plays matures into a courageous and deft leader. Based on the life of its title monarch, Henry V chronicles the events surrounding the battle of Agincourt in 1415, part of the Hundred Years' War. This invaluable new study guide contains a selection of the finest criticism... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 36.00
Edited and introduced by Yale University professor and distinguished literary critic Harold Bloom, Bloom's Guides are comprehensive study guides for both students and adults. Emphasizing summary and analysis, these volumes are designed to provide the necessary materials with which readers can gain a better understanding of the most widely read... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 60.00
Equal parts tragedy and history play, Richard III chronicles the rise and short reign of its diabolical title character. Of this masterful creation, esteemed critic Harold Bloom has written, "The manipulative, highly self-conscious, obsessed hero-villain moves himself from being the passive sufferer of his own moral and/or physical deformity to... more...