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English renaissance (1500-1640)

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  • Macbethby William Shakespeare

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95 US$ 3.44

    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...

  • Romeo and Julietby William Shakespeare

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95 US$ 3.44

    Romeo and Juliet is one of Shakespeare's early tragedies. The two young title characters fall madly in love, but are the children of feuding houses whose hatred for each other works to a devastating end. The play was immensely popular in Shakespeare's lifetime and is the most enduring of his plays along with Hamlet. Romeo and Juliet is considered... more...

  • Hamletby William Shakespeare

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95 US$ 3.44

    Hamlet is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1599 and 1601. The play, set in Denmark, recounts how Prince Hamlet exacts revenge on his uncle Claudius, who has murdered Hamlet's father, the King, and then taken the throne and married Hamlet's mother. The play vividly charts the course of real and feigned... more...

  • The Tempestby William Shakespeare

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95 US$ 3.44

    The Tempest is thought by many to be Shakespeare's greatest and most perfect play. When the magician Prospero deliberately summons a storm to overcome his enemy King Alonso of Naples ship the passengers are washed ashore on a fantastical island. Prospero manipulates the king, his entourage, apparitions and fiends as he schemes revenge on the hapless... more...

  • Cymbelineby William Shakespeare; Martin Butler

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 12.00

    The first New Cambridge Shakespeare edition of Cymbeline, edited and introduced by Martin Butler. more...

  • Pericles, Prince of Tyreby William Shakespeare; Doreen DelVecchio; Antony Hammond

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 12.00

    This edition shows Shakespeare's Pericles to be a unified aesthetic experience. more...

  • King Richard IIby William Shakespeare; Andrew Gurr

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 12.00

    This second edition of King Richard II features a new introductory section by Andrew Gurr. more...

  • The Faerie Queene, Book Oneby Edmund Spenser; Carol Kaske; Abraham Stoll

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2006; US$ 10.95

    The first volume in Hackett's five-volume edition of The Faerie Queene. Each includes its own Introduction, annotation, notes on the text, bibliography, glossary, and index of characters; Spenser’s “Letter to Raleigh” and a short Life of Edmund Spenser appear in every volume. more...

  • Bloom's How to Write about Shakespeare's Romancesby Suanna H Davis

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00

    The Tempest, The Winter's Tale, Measure for Measure, and All's Well That Ends Well have fascinated scholars for centuries for, among other aspects, the ways they resist an obvious genre classification. While these stories of love and familial recognition bear elements of romantic conflict, Shakespeare integrated aspects of the comedic and tragic... more...

  • Shakespeare's Sonnetsby William Shakespeare

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.95 US$ 4.31

    The Sonnets compiles 154 Sonnets written by Shakespeare on all manner of themes from love and fidelity to politics and lineage. Many of the sonnets - in particular the first 17, commonly called the procreation sonnets - were commissioned, a fact which calls a simple, romantic reading into question. more...