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Shakespeare

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  • Shakespeare and the Power of Performanceby Robert Weimann; Douglas Bruster

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 32.00

    Demonstrates the artful means by which Shakespeare responded to the competing claims of acting and writing in the Elizabethan era. more...

  • Macbethby Samuel Schoenbaum

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00

    Originally published in 1991. Collecting together commentary and critique on ?the Scottish play?, this book showcases varied discussions of the text and the theatrical productions. From Samuel Johnson?s brief 1765 comment to the editor?s own piece on the Porter?s scene, the texts included here are popular important accounts of thoughts and scholarship... more...

  • Othelloby Susan Snyder

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 135.00

    Originally published in 1988. Selections here are organised chronologically looking at both theatrical commentary and literary criticism. The organisation brings out the shifts in emphasis as each generation reinvents Shakespeare, and Othello, by the questions asked, those not asked, and the answers given. Chapters cover the theme of heroic action,... more...

  • Coriolanusby David Wheeler

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00

    Originally published in 1995. Providing the most influential historical criticism, but also some contemporary pieces written for the volume, this collection includes the most essential study and reviews of this tragic play. The first part contains critical articles arranged chronologically while the second part presents reviews of stage performances... 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...