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  • Henry VIIIby William Shakespeare; A. R. Humphreys; Catherine M. S. Alexander

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 12.68

    Conspiracies and intrigue are rife in the court of Henry VIII as a Duke is executed for treason, having been tricked by the Cardinal. And when the King falls in love with Anne Bullen and decides to divorce his wife, he causes an irrevocable rift with the Catholic Church. After the King's secret marriage to Anne courtiers fall in and out of favour and... more...

  • The Merry Wives of Windsorby William Shakespeare; Catherine Richardson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 11.27

    In need of money, the fat and foolish Falstaff devises a scheme to seduce two married women and steal their husbands' wealth. By talking to each other, however, the wives soon discover his plan and begin to plot their own revenge. Relentlessly inventive, this comic humiliation of a foolish would-be seducer is a lively, compelling and ultimately joyous... more...

  • King Learby William Shakespeare; George Hunter; Kiernan Ryan

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 11.27

    An ageing king makes a capricious decision to divide his realm among his three daughters according to the love they express for him. When the youngest daughter refuses to take part in this charade, she is banished, leaving the king dependent on her manipulative and untrustworthy sisters. In the scheming and recriminations that follow, not only does... more...

  • Hamletby William Shakespeare; Paul Prescott; Alan Sinfield

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 11.27

    A young prince meets with his father's ghost, who alleges that his own brother, now married to his widow, murdered him. The prince devises a scheme to test the truth of the ghost's accusation, feigning wild madness while plotting a brutal revenge. But his apparent insanity soon begins to wreak havoc on innocent and guilty alike. more...

  • Romeo and Julietby William Shakespeare; T. J. B. Spencer; Adrian Poole

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 11.27

    A young man and woman meet by chance and fall instantly in love. But their families are bitter enemies, and in order to be together the two lovers must be prepared to risk everything. Set in a city torn apart by feuds and gang warfare, Romeo and Juliet is a dazzling combination of passion and hatred, bawdy comedy and high tragedy. more...

  • Richard IIIby William Shakespeare; Gillian Day; E. A. J. Honigmann; Michael Taylor

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 11.27

    The bitter, deformed brother of the King is secretly plotting to seize the throne of England. Charming and duplicitous, powerfully eloquent and viciously cruel, he is prepared to go to any lengths to achieve his goal - and, in his skilful manipulation of events and people, Richard is a chilling incarnation of the lure of evil and the temptation of... more...

  • Periclesby William Shakespeare; Eugene Giddens

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 14.09

    Pericles, Prince of Tyre, must solve a riddle in order to marry the daughter of the King of Antioch, or be put to death. But when the answer reveals a horrific secret, the young man faces his greatest dilemma. Danger and adventure follow as Pericles flees the city to find his fortune elsewhere, in a romantic drama of families lost and reunited, evil... more...

  • The Two Noble Kinsmenby William Shakespeare

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99

    This is Shakespeare's last dramatic work. The two noble kinsmen are cousins who swear a vow of friendship until death. King Theseus of Athens leads an invasion against Thebes and returns to Athens with the two cousins who both fall in love with Princess Emilia, Theseus' sister-in-law. Both become rivals for Emilia's hand arousing the wrath... more...

  • Sir Thomas Moreby William Shakespeare

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99

    “Sir Thomas More” is especially valuable for the light it throws on the doctrinal issues that were at the center of the Reformation. This is a detailed, well-researched and thouroughly conventional biography of the life of Thomas More. To put it succintly, this biography is more a discussion of ideas than of events of that time, since More... more...

  • Shakespeare For Beginnersby Brandon Toropov; Joe Lee

    For Beginners 2008; US$ 16.99

    Despite the reshifting of values that has affected every aspect of life in the 21st century, William Shakespeare still stands as the greatest writer the English language has ever produced. Even so, many people have never read him. If you have never read ?the Bard??or if you?ve tried and given up in frustration?you need  Shakespeare For Beginners .... more...