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  • The Taming of the Shrewby William Shakespeare

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95

    The Taming of the Shrew is perhaps one of Shakespeare's most controversial plays by modern standards. Hinging on the courtship between the arrogant Petruchio and the "shrew" of the title Katherina, it is unclear whether Shakespeare's blatantly misogynistic themes were in earnest or tongue in cheek. The charming and tender Bianca is... more...

  • Macbethby William Shakespeare; Robert S. Miola

    W. W. Norton & Company 2013; US$ 9.24

    A tragedy that evokes both pity and terror?now in a thoroughly revised and updated Norton Critical Edition. more...

  • The Taming of the Shrewby William Shakespeare

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; US$ 1.99

    Bianca, the daughter of local nobleman, is a beautiful and eligible woman of marriageable age, but her father has declared that no suitor can have her hand until her older, more disagreeable sister, Katherina, is married. In order to have their chance with Bianca, two suitors arrange for their friend Petruchio to ?tame? Katherina and marry her. Known... more...

  • Macbethby William Shakespeare

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95

    Macbeth is Shakespeare's shortest tragedy and one of his best-known plays. Often referred to as an archetypal tale, it warns against lust for power and the betrayal of friends. Shakespeare based the play loosely on a King Macbeth of Scotland. The play is traditionally considered "cursed", and thus many actors refer to it as "The... more...

  • Twelfth Nightby William Shakespeare

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95

    Another case of mistaken identity from the king of the plot twist, Twelfth Night tells the tale of the beautiful young Viola who is separated from her twin brother, Sebastian, when their ship is lost at sea. Believing Sebastian to be dead Viol poses as a man and enters service with the Duke Orisino. When Olivia, the woman that Orisino loves, falls... more...

  • Julius Caesarby William Shakespeare

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 5.99

    Shakespeare may have written Julius Caesar as the first of his plays to be performed at the Globe, in 1599. For it, he turned to a key event in Roman history: Caesar?s death at the hands of friends and fellow politicians. Renaissance writers disagreed over the assassination, seeing Brutus, a leading conspirator, as either hero or villain. Shakespeare's... more...

  • The Merchant of Veniceby William Shakespeare; David Bevington; David Scott Kastan

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 4.99

    This is one of Shakespeare?s darkest comedies, for the romantic story of a young man, Bassanio, who has squandered his fortune and must borrow money to woo the wealthy lady he loves is set against the more disturbing story of the Jewish moneylender Shylock and his demand for the ?pound of flesh? owed him by the Venetian merchant, Antonio. Here pathos... more...

  • Shakespeare's Restless Worldby Neil MacGregor

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 14.38

    From Neil MacGregor, the acclaimed creator of A History of the World in 100 Objects and the Director of the British Museum, comes a unique, enthralling exploration of the age of William Shakespeare to accompany a new BBC Radio 4 series. Shakespeare lived through a pivotal period in human history. With the discovery of the New World, the horizons... more...

  • The Tragedy of Romeo and Julietby Tamara Hollingsworth; Harriet Isecke

    Shell Education 2010; US$ 7.99

    In The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, the Italian city of Verona is disrupted by two wealthy families at war. The Capulets and the Montagues despise each other. Unwittingly, Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet fall in love. Too afraid to tell their families, Romeo and Juliet marry in secret. They make this choice knowing that nothing good can come from... more...

  • Othelloby William Shakespeare; Norman Sanders; Scott McMillin

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 14.00

    Scott McMillin has added a section on scholarship and performance since the 1980s to this updated edition. more...