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  • The Winter's Taleby Harold Bloom

    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...

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream - William Shakespeare, New Editionby Harold Bloom

    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...

  • Hamletby Harold Bloom

    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...

  • Much Ado About Nothingby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 60.00

    Presents essays written from the seventeenth through the early twenty-first centuries that offer an analysis and critique of "Much Ado about Nothing," and includes a summary of the play and excerpts of key passages. more...

  • Henry Vby Infobase Publishing

    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...

  • Romeo and Julietby Harold Bloom

    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...

  • Richard IIIby Harold Bloom

    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...

  • The Comedy of Errorsby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 60.00

    In the Shakespearean play that most closely resembles farce, two sets of identical twins, each separated for years, arrive in Ephesus and leave a trail of confusion and mistaken identity in their wake. While evoking one of Shakespeare's recurring themes---the restorative power of love--- this early work contains some of the playwright's developing... more...

  • Macbeth - William Shakespeareby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00

    Macbeth is William Shakespeare's stark tale of a tormented nobleman driven to pursue a murderous plot by his ambition to usurp the throne of Scotland. The tautly constructed tragedy is a ruthlessly economic drama, marked by a continuous eloquence that is astonishing even for Shakespeare. This new edition of the Scottish play features full-length... more...

  • Politeness in Shakespeare: Applying Brown and Levinsonīs politeness theory to Shakespeare's comediesby Abdelaziz Bouchara

    Diplomica Verlag 2009; US$ 50.17

    Penelope Brown and Stephen Levinson have proposed that power (P), distance (D), and the ranked extremity (R) of a face-threatening act are the universal determinants of politeness levels in dyadic discourse. This claim is tested here for Shakespeare's use of Early Modern English in Much Ado about Nothing, Measure for Measure, The Taming of the Shrew,... more...