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  • Timon of Athensby William Shakespeare; Nicholas Walton

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 15.98

    After squandering his wealth with prodigal generosity, a rich Athenian gentleman finds himself deep in debt. Unshaken by the prospect of bankruptcy, he is certain that the friends he has helped so often will come to his aid. But when they learn his wealth is gone, he quickly finds that their promises fall away to nothing in this tragic exploration... more...

  • The Two Gentlemen of Veronaby William Shakespeare; Russell Jackson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 15.98

    Leaving behind both home and beloved, a young man travels to Milan to meet his closest friend. Once there, however, he falls in love with his friend's new sweetheart and resolves to seduce her. Love-crazed and desperate, he is soon moved to commit cynical acts of betrayal. And comic scenes involving a servant and his dog enhance the play's exploration... more...

  • Antony and Cleopatraby William Shakespeare; Emrys Jones; René Weis

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 12.78

    A battle-hardened soldier, Antony is one of the three leaders of the Roman world. But he is also a man in the grip of an all-consuming passion for the exotic and tempestuous queen of Egypt. And when their life of pleasure together is threatened by the encroaching politics of Rome, the conflict between love and duty has devastating consequences. more...

  • All's Well That Ends Wellby William Shakespeare; Janette Dillon

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 12.78

    A poor physician's daughter cures the King of France, and in return is promised the hand of any nobleman she wishes. But the man she chooses, the proud young Count of Rosillion, refuses to consummate the forced marriage and flees to Florence. Depicting the triumph of trickery over youthful arrogance, All's Well that Ends Well is among Shakespeare's... more...

  • Henry IV Part Twoby William Shakespeare; Adrian Poole

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 15.98

    Angered by the loss of his son in battle, the Earl of Northumberland supports another rebellion against King Henry IV, bringing the country to the brink of civil war. Sick and weary, the old King sends out his forces, including the unruly Sir John Falstaff, to meet the rebels. But as the conflict grows, he must also confront a more personal problem... more...

  • A Midsummer Night's Dreamby William Shakespeare; Stanley Wells; Helen Hackett

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 12.78

    A young woman flees Athens with her lover, only to be pursued by her would-be husband and by her best friend. Unwittingly, all four find themselves in an enchanted forest where fairies and sprites soon take an interest in human affairs, dispensing magical love potions and casting mischievous spells. In this dazzling comedy, confusion ends in harmony,... more...

  • The Winter's Taleby William Shakespeare; Paul Edmondson; Russ McDonald

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 12.78

    The jealous King of Sicily becomes convinced that his wife is carrying the child of his best friend. Imprisoned and put on trial, the Queen collapses when the King refuses to accept the divine confirmation of her innocence. The child is abandoned to die on the coast of Bohemia. But when she is found and raised by a shepherd, it seems redemption may... more...

  • Coriolanusby William Shakespeare; G. R. Hibbard; Paul Prescott

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 14.38

    A peerless general is offered the consulship of Rome after his triumph over the city of Corioles. Too proud to respect the will of the people, however, he soon finds himself despised by the mob, and speaks out passionately against popular rule. Driven from the city as a traitor, he allies himself with his old enemies and begins to plot a merciless... more...

  • Much Ado About Nothingby William Shakespeare; Janette Dillon

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 12.78

    A vivacious woman and a high-spirited man both claim that they are determined never to marry. But when their friends trick them into believing that each harbours secret feelings for the other, they begin to question whether their witty banter and sharp-tongued repartee conceals something deeper. Schemes abound, misunderstandings proliferate and matches... more...

  • Macbethby William Shakespeare; Carol Rutter

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 12.78

    Promised a golden future as ruler of Scotland by three sinister witches, Macbeth murders the king to ensure his ambitions come true. But he soon learns the meaning of terror - killing once, he must kill again and again, and the dead return to haunt him. A story of war, witchcraft and bloodshed, Macbeth also depicts the relationship between husbands... more...