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

    Diplomica Verlag 2009; US$ 40.32

    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...

  • A Preface to Miltonby Lois Potter

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 79.95

    A highly readable and illustrated introduction to the work of Milton, which provides both a biographical account of the poet and his influences, and a critical survey of his poetry. 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...

  • Robert Fergussonby Robert Fergusson; James Robertson

    Birlinn 2015; US$ 10.19

    This edition, first published in 2000 to mark the 250th anniversary of Fergusson?s birth, and revised in 2007, contains all his poems in Scots, a selection of poems in English, an introductory essay, revised orthography, substantial footnotes, eight illustrations and a comprehensive glossary. Acknowledged as a crucial influence on Burns, Robert Fergusson... 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...

  • The Roverby Aphra Behn

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 5.82

    The NHB Drama Classics series presents the world's greatest plays in affordable, highly readable editions for students, actors and theatregoers. The hallmarks of the series are accessible introductions (focussing on the play's theatrical and historical background, together with an author biography, key dates and suggestions for further reading) and... more...

  • Royal Marriage Secretsby John Ashdown-Hill

    The History Press 2013; US$ 18.94

    <div>Were the 'Princes in the Tower' illegitimate? Did Henry VIII really have six wives? How virginal was the 'Virgin Queen'? Was James, Duke of Monmouth the heir to the throne, or just one of Charles II's bastards? Did George IV marry a German princess or a Catholic widow? Was Queen Victoria 'Mrs Brown'? These questions are explored... more...

  • Rushing Into Floodsby Gunda Windmüller

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2012; US$ 37.84

    The dramatic representation of maritime spaces, characters and plots in Restoration and early eighteenth-century English theatres served as a crucial discursive negotiation of a burgeoning empire. This study focuses on ?staging the sea? in a period of growing maritime, commercial and colonial activity, a time when the prominence of the sea and shipping... more...

  • The School for Scandal and Other Playsby Richard Brinsley Sheridan

    Oxford University Press, UK 1998; US$ 8.99

    Richly exploited comic situations, effervescent wit, and intricate plots combine to make Sheridan's work among the best of all English comedy. This edition includes his most famous plays, The Rivals, The School for Scandal, and The Critic, and two lesser known musical plays, The Duenna and A Trip to Scarborough. A fine introduction and notes on... more...

  • Sexuality in the Age of Shakespeareby W. Reginald Rampone

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 72.00

    The theme of sexuality is often integral to Shakespeare's works and therefore merits a thorough exploration. Sexuality in the Age of Shakespeare begins with descriptions of sexuality in ancient Greece and Rome, medieval England, and early-modern Europe and England, then segues into examinations of the role of sexuality in Shakespeare's plays... more...