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  • Shakespeare: Ideas in Profileby Paul Edmondson

    Profile Books 2015; US$ 3.98

    Shakespeare is the world's greatest writer. In this lively and authoritative introduction, Paul Edmondson presents Shakespeare afresh as a dramatist and poet, and encourages us to take ownership of the works for ourselves as words to be spoken as well as discussed. We get a wide sense of what his life was like, his rich language, and astonishing... more...

  • After Electraby April de Angelis

    Faber & Faber 2015; Not Available

    I blame the books they learned to read with. Daddy at the office. Mummy looking out of the window while she's washing up. I should have burnt them. It's Virgie's eighty-fourth birthday and she is bucking convention. But, always more committed as an artist than a mother, Virgie has not reckoned on her family and friends' determination to thwart... more...

  • Odd Ducksby Bryden MacDonald

    Talonbooks 2015; US$ 17.95

    Bryden MacDonald is a playwright, director, dramaturge, and teacher. His published plays (all with Talonbooks) are Whale Riding Weather , The Weekend Healer , Divinity Bash / ninelives , and With Bated Breath . He created and directed theatrical interpretations of the words and music of Leonard Cohen ( The Light Gets In ), Carol Pope and RoughTrade... more...

  • The Slab Boys Trilogyby John Byrne

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 18.94

    Spanning the 1950s to the 70s, the plays capture the rebellious mood of a post-war generation growing up to a backdrop of James Dean, Elvis, sharp-suited glamour, hope and despair. John Byrne takes the slab room he worked in and makes it pure theatre: the scams, the dreams, the aloof but gorgeous girl, the despair of life back home, the obligatory... more...

  • As You Like Itby William Shakespeare

    Simon & Schuster 2015; Not Available

    Readers and audiences have long greeted As You Like It with delight. Its characters are brilliant conversationalists, including the princesses Rosalind and Celia and their Fool, Touchstone. Soon after Rosalind and Orlando meet and fall in love, the princesses and Touchstone go into exile in the Forest of Arden, where they find new conversational... more...

  • Much Ado About Nothingby William Shakespeare; Dr. Barbara A. Mowat; Paul Werstine

    Simon & Schuster 2015; Not Available

    Much Ado About Nothing includes two quite different stories of romantic love. Hero and Claudio fall in love almost at first sight, but an outsider, Don John, strikes out at their happiness. Beatrice and Benedick are kept apart by pride and mutual antagonism until others decide to play Cupid. The authoritative edition of Much Ado About Nothing... more...

  • Twelfth Nightby William Shakespeare; Dr. Barbara A. Mowat; Paul Werstine

    Simon & Schuster 2015; Not Available

    Named for the twelfth night after Christmas, the end of the Christmas season, Twelfth Night plays with love and power. The Countess Olivia, a woman with her own household, attracts Duke (or Count) Orsino. Two other would-be suitors are her pretentious steward, Malvolio, and Sir Andrew Aguecheek. Onto this scene arrive the twins Viola and Sebastian;... more...

  • The Tempestby William Shakespeare

    Simon & Schuster 2015; Not Available

    Putting romance onstage, The Tempest gives us a magician, Prospero, a former duke of Milan who was displaced by his treacherous brother, Antonio. Prospero is exiled on an island, where his only companions are his daughter, Miranda, the spirit Ariel, and the monster Caliban. When his enemies are among those caught in a storm near the island, Prospero... more...

  • A Midsummer Night's Dreamby William Shakespeare

    Simon & Schuster 2015; Not Available

    In A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare stages the workings of love. Theseus and Hippolyta, about to marry, are figures from mythology. In the woods outside Theseus' Athens, two young men and two young women sort themselves out into couples?but not before they form first one love triangle, and then another. Also in the woods, the king and queen... more...

  • The Tempestby William Shakespeare

    Simon & Schuster 2015; Not Available

    Putting romance onstage, The Tempest gives us a magician, Prospero, a former duke of Milan who was displaced by his treacherous brother, Antonio. Prospero is exiled on an island, where his only companions are his daughter, Miranda, the spirit Ariel, and the monster Caliban. When his enemies are among those caught in a storm near the island, Prospero... more...