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English renaissance (1500-1640)

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  • Romeo and Julietby William Shakespeare

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95

    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...

  • Antony and Cleopatraby William Shakespeare

    The Floating Press 1753; US$ 3.99

    Antony and Cleopatra is a tragic play by Shakespeare, which tells the ill-fated love story between Antony and Cleopatra and the antagonistic role played by Julius Caesar, future Emperor of Rome. "I will tell you. The barge she sat in, like a burnish'd throne, Burn'd on the water: the poop was beaten gold; Purple the sails, and so perfumed... more...

  • Twelfth Nightby William Shakespeare; Jonathan Bate; Eric Rasmussen

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 8.00

    Set in a topsy-turvy world like a holiday revel, this comedy devises a romantic plot around separated twins, misplaced passions, and mistaken identity. Juxtaposed to it is the satirical story of a self-deluded steward who dreams of becoming ?Count Malvolio? only to receive his comeuppance at the hands of the merrymakers he wishes to suppress. The two... more...

  • The Oxford Shakespeareby William Shakespeare; Stanley Wells

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 8.95

    The Oxford Shakespeare offers authoritative texts from leading scholars in editions designed to interpret and illuminate the plays for modern readers- a new, modern-spelling text, based on the Quarto text of 1608- on-page commentary and notes explain meaning, staging, allusions and much else- detailed introduction considers composition, sources, performances... more...

  • Twelfth Night or What You Willby William Shakespeare; Elizabeth Story Donno; Penny Gay

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 14.00

    For this updated edition of Twelfth Night, Penny Gay has written an Introduction to this well-loved Shakespearean comedy. more...

  • Filming Shakespeare's Playsby Anthony Davies

    Cambridge University Press 1988; US$ 52.00

    Shakespeare's plays provide wonderfully challenging material for the film maker. While acknowledging that dramatic experiences for theatre and cinema audiences are significantly different, this book reveals some of the special qualities of cinema's dramatic language in the film adaptations of Shakespeare's plays by four directors - Laurence Olivier,... 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...

  • King Richard IIIby William Shakespeare

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95

    Richard III belongs to Shakespeare's folio of King Richard plays, and is the longest of his plays after Hamlet. It is classified variously as a tragedy and a history, showing the reign of Richard III in an unflattering light. The play's length springs in part from its reference to the other Richard plays, with which Shakespeare assumed his... 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...

  • Othelloby William Shakespeare

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95

    Othello, The Moor of Venice is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in approximately 1603. The work revolves around four central characters: Othello, his wife Desdemona, his lieutenant Cassio, and his trusted advisor Iago. Attesting to its enduring popularity, the play appeared in 7 editions between 1622 and 1705. Because... more...