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Shakespeare

  • Julius Caesarby William Shakespeare; Mary Ellen Snodgrass

    Wiley 2006; US$ 8.99

    "But, for my own part, it was Greek to me." Now you can appreciate Julius Caesar in plain English. Political intrigue. Ambition. Envy. Conspiracy. Hypocrisy. Betrayal. Assassination. Pride. Suicide. The Ides of March. The tides of war. Julius Caesar makes today's political scene seem boring! If the original text seems Greek (or geek) to you, now... more...

  • 'The Tempest' and Its Travelsby Peter Hulme; William H. Sherman

    Reaktion Books 2006; US$ 24.95

    One of Shakespeare?s final plays, The Tempest is often considered a jewel in the canon of English literature. Mythic, impassioned characters dictate the action, all of which takes place on a moody, windswept island far from the shores of Great Britain. 'The Tempest' and Its Travels considers the rich legacy of this play?s productions abroad.... more...

  • ‘Who the Devil taught thee so much Italian?’by Jason Lawrence

    Manchester University Press 2006; US$ 95.00

    This book offers a comprehensive account of the methods and practice of learning modern languages, particularly Italian, in late sixteenth and early seventeenth century England. It is the first study to suggest that there is a fundamental connection between these language-learning habits and the techniques for both reading and imitating Italian materials... more...

  • 1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeareby James Shapiro

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 13.11

    How did Shakespeare go from being a talented poet and playwright to become one of the greatest writers who ever lived? In this one exhilarating year we follow what he reads and writes, what he saw and who he worked with as he invests in the new Globe theatre and creates four of his most famous plays - Henry V, Julius Caesar, As You Like It,... more...

  • 3 by Shakespeareby William Shakespeare

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 5.00

    Comedy, tragedy, and history ? this anthology presents a trio of Shakespeare's most frequently studied and performed works. Each represents one of the playwright's primary genres, and together they run the gamut of the Elizabethan theater experience, from lighthearted romance to star-crossed passion to ruthless ambition: A Midsummer Night's Dream,... more...

  • 30 Great Myths about Shakespeareby Laurie Maguire; Emma Smith

    Wiley 2012; US$ 26.95

    “Learned and enjoyable (that rarest of combinations), 30 Great Myths is a brilliant exploration of the truth behind popular assumptions about Shakespeare. Some of these myths turn out to be true, some false and some impossible to be decisive about. But these mini-essays are always at once fascinating, provoking and fun.”— Peter... more...

  • The Accommodated Animalby Laurie Shannon

    University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 45.00

    Shakespeare wrote of lions, shrews, horned toads, curs, mastiffs, and hellhounds. But the word ?animal? itself only appears very rarely in his work, which was in keeping with sixteenth-century usage. As Laurie Shannon reveals in The Accommodated Animal , the modern human / animal divide first came strongly into play in the seventeenth century, with... more...

  • Acting Shakespeareby Bertram Leon Joseph

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 120.00

    How did the actors for whom Shakespeare wrote his plays make his characters come to life, how did they convey his words? Can modern directors, actors, and even library readers of Shakespeare learn from them? Creating character and making the Elizabethan playwright?s poetry compelling for the audience is a problem which has seldom been resolved in... more...

  • Acting from Shakespeare's First Folioby Don Weingust

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 38.95

    Acting from Shakespeare's First Folio examines a series of techniques for reading and performing Shakespeare's plays that are based on the texts of the first ?complete? volume of Shakespeare's works: the First Folio of 1623. Do extra syllables in a line suggest how it might be played? Can Folio commas reveal character? Don Weingust places this... more...

  • Actors and Acting in Shakespeare's Timeby John H. Astington

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 24.00

    Perfect for courses, this book is an account of the first actors in the plays of Shakespeare, Marlowe, and Jonson. more...