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  • A Midsummer Night's Dreamby William Shakespeare

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95

    Midsummer Night's Dream is Shakespeare's classic tale of two couples who can't quite pair up to everyone's satisfaction. Demetrius and Lysander love Hermia. Hermia loves Lysander but has been promised to Demetrius by her father. Hermia's best friend Helena loves Demetrius, but in his obsession for Hermia Demetrius barely even notices... more...

  • Much Ado about Nothingby William Shakespeare

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95

    Shakespeare's comedy play Much Ado About Nothing pivots around the impediments to love for young betrothed Hero and Claudio when Hero is falsely accused of infidelity and the "lover's trap" set for the arrogant and assured Benedick who has sworn of marriage and his gentle adversary Beatrice. The merry war between Benedick and Beatrice... 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...

  • 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...

  • Shakespeare's Sonnetsby William Shakespeare

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 'Antony and Cleopatra' in Contextby Keith Linley

    Anthem Press 2015; US$ 21.86

    This engaging book provides in-depth discussion of the various influences that an audience in 1607 would have brought to interpreting Antony and Cleopatra'. How did people think about the world, about God, about sin, about kings, about civilized conduct? Learn about the social hierarchy, gender relationships, court corruption, class tensions, the literary... more...

  • 'King Lear' in Contextby Keith Linley

    Anthem Press 2015; US$ 21.86

    This engaging book provides in-depth discussion of the various influences that an audience in 1606 would have brought to interpreting ‘King Lear?. How did people think about the world, about God, about sin, about kings, about civilized conduct? Learn about the social hierarchy, gender relationships, parenting and family dynamics, court corruption,... more...

  • 'The Tempest' in Contextby Keith Linley

    Anthem Press 2015; US$ 21.86

    This engaging book provides detailed in-depth discussion of the various influences that an audience in 1611 would have brought to interpreting ‘The Tempest?. How did people think about the world, about God, about sin, about kings, about civilized conduct? Learn about the social hierarchy, gender relationships, parenting and family dynamics, court... more...