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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... 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...

  • 30 Great Myths about Shakespeareby Laurie Maguire; Emma Smith

    Wiley 2012; US$ 25.95

    Think you know Shakespeare? Think again . . . Was a real skull used in the first performance of Hamlet? Were Shakespeare's plays Elizabethan blockbusters? How much do we really know about the playwright's life? And what of his notorious relationship with his wife? Exploring and exploding 30 popular myths about the great playwright, this illuminating... 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... 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. more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 23.00

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

  • Adapting King Lear for the Stageby Lynne Bradley

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 119.95

    Exploring whether the impulse to adapt Shakespeare has changed over time, Lynne Bradley argues for restoring a sense of historicity to the study of adaptation. Bradley compares adaptations of King Lear from the seventeenth through the nineteenth centuries to twentieth-century rewritings of the play, suggesting modern Shakespeare adaptations represent... more...

  • African Theatre 12 (pbk)by Martin Banham; James Gibbs; Femi Osofisan

    Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 34.95

    A key volume for Shakespeare, African theatre and postcolonial cultural scholars, promoting debate on the role of Western cultural icons in contemporary postcolonial cultures. more...