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Shakespeare

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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...

  • Theatrical Convention and Audience Response in Early Modern Dramaby Jeremy Lopez

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 47.00

    A survey of the formal conventions of the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. 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...

  • Drama Stage and Audienceby John L. Styan

    Cambridge University Press 1975; US$ 42.00

    This book will appeal to students, actors and directors of drama, as well as the theatregoers. more...

  • On King Learby Lawrence Danson

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In their lectures on King Lear, the eight contributors to this volume fulfill Shakespeare's rigorous injunction to Speak what we feel" about the playwright's amplest tragedy. Representing distinctive but complementary points of view, they cover theatrical history, verbal style, acting and actors, the playwright in his cultural context and in the light... more...

  • Shakespeareby Kiernan Ryan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 68.95

    This is the first collection of criticism on Shakespeare's romances to register the impact of modern literary theory on interpretations of these plays. Kiernan Ryan brings together the most important recent essays on Pericles, Cymbeline, The Winter's Tale and The Tempest , the greatest of the `last plays', staging a dynamic debate between feminist,... more...

  • How To Read Shakespeareby Nicholas Royle

    Granta Publications 2014; US$ 10.65

    For theatre-goers and curious readers alike, an approachable, richly detailed, and illuminating study of the most celebrated English writer ever to have lived more...

  • Shakespeare's Comedies: All That Mattersby Mike Scott

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; Not Available

    What's so funny about Shakespeare's comedies? more...