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  • Hamlet - The First Quarto (Sos)by William Shakespeare; Graham Holderness; Bryan Loughrey

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    The first in a series on Shakespeare's original texts, including facsimile pages, this version of "Hamlet" is claimed to be, in some ways, the most authentic version of the play that we have. Included are an introduction, notes, and a theoretical, historical and contextual critique. This text has been rejected by scholars as a "bad Quarto" - corrupt... more...

  • Mary Wroth and Shakespeareby Paul Salzman; Marion Wynne-Davies

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Over the last twenty five years, scholarship on Early Modern women writers has produced editions and criticisms, both on various groups and individual authors. The work on Mary Wroth has been particularly impressive at integrating her poetry, prose and drama into the canon. This in turn has led to comparative studies that link Wroth to a number of... more...

  • The First Two Quartos of Hamletby Margrethe Jolly

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    It is nearly two centuries since the first quarto of Hamlet was rediscovered, yet there is still no consensus about its relationship to the second quarto. Indeed, the first quarto, the least frequently read Hamlet, has been dismissed as "corrupt," "inferior" or like "a mutilated corpse," even though in performance it has... more...

  • Prison Shakespeare and the Purpose of Performanceby Niels Herold

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    Over the last decade a number of prison theatre programs have developed to rehabilitate inmates by having them perform Shakespearean adaptations. This book focuses on how prison theatre today reveals certain elements of the early modern theatre that were themselves responses to cataclysmic changes in theological doctrine and religious practice. more...

  • John Donne and the Conway Papers: Patronage and Manuscript Circulation in the Early Seventeenth Centuryby Daniel Starza Smith

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 97.99

    How and why did men and women send handwritten poetry, drama, and literary prose to their friends and social superiors in the seventeenth century-and what were the consequences of these communications? Within this culture of manuscript publication, why did John Donne (1572-1631), an author who attempted to limit the circulation of his works, become... more...

  • Shakespeare and the Embodied Heroineby Lori Leigh

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Shakespeare and the Embodied Heroine is a bold new investigation of Shakespeare's female characters using the late plays and the early adaptations written and staged during the seventeenth and eighteenth century. more...

  • Hamletby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 3.99

    This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This booktable of contents linked to every act and scene. *****************. 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,... more...

  • Family Life in the Age of Shakespeareby Bruce W. Young

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 105.00

    From the star-crossed romance of Romeo and Juliet to Othello's misguided murder of Desdemona to the betrayal of King Lear by his daughters, family life is central to Shakespeare's dramas. This book helps students learn about family life in Shakespeare's England and in his plays. The book begins with an overview of the roots of Renaissance... more...

  • The Winter's Taleby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 50.00

    First performed in May 1611, The Winter's Tale is a play about reconciliation, atonement, and the healing effects of time. Leontes, a paranoid tyrant, suffers from his own rash behavior and jealous delusions. When his long-lost daughter returns and the statue of his dead wife magically comes back to life, order is restored, the family is reunited,... more...

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream - William Shakespeare, New Editionby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00

    Presents critical essays on Shakespeare's comedy of fairies, lovers, and amateur actors in the woods outside Athens. more...