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  • Henry Vby Infobase Publishing

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 60.00

    The wild and undisciplined young man known as Prince Hal in the two-part Henry IV plays matures into a courageous and deft leader. Based on the life of its title monarch, Henry V chronicles the events surrounding the battle of Agincourt in 1415, part of the Hundred Years' War. This invaluable new study guide contains a selection of the finest criticism... more...

  • Romeo and Julietby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 36.00

    Edited and introduced by Yale University professor and distinguished literary critic Harold Bloom, Bloom's Guides are comprehensive study guides for both students and adults. Emphasizing summary and analysis, these volumes are designed to provide the necessary materials with which readers can gain a better understanding of the most widely read... more...

  • Richard IIIby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 60.00

    Equal parts tragedy and history play, Richard III chronicles the rise and short reign of its diabolical title character. Of this masterful creation, esteemed critic Harold Bloom has written, "The manipulative, highly self-conscious, obsessed hero-villain moves himself from being the passive sufferer of his own moral and/or physical deformity to... more...

  • The Comedy of Errorsby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 60.00

    In the Shakespearean play that most closely resembles farce, two sets of identical twins, each separated for years, arrive in Ephesus and leave a trail of confusion and mistaken identity in their wake. While evoking one of Shakespeare's recurring themes---the restorative power of love--- this early work contains some of the playwright's developing... more...

  • Macbeth - William Shakespeareby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00

    Macbeth is William Shakespeare's stark tale of a tormented nobleman driven to pursue a murderous plot by his ambition to usurp the throne of Scotland. The tautly constructed tragedy is a ruthlessly economic drama, marked by a continuous eloquence that is astonishing even for Shakespeare. This new edition of the Scottish play features full-length... more...

  • Bloom's How to Write about Shakespeare's Historiesby Neil Heims; Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00

    Shakespeare's vibrant history plays, including Richard III, Henry V, and the two parts of Henry IV, spring to life with all the drama of the feuds, rivalries, and epic battles on which they were based. While Shakespeare was aware of the historical past and a keen observer of his own times, his true genius lies in the timeless universality he lends... more...

  • Ben Jonsonby Anne Barton

    Cambridge University Press 1984; US$ 68.00

    Anne Barton gives a reading of the plays that re-evaluates Ben Jonson as a dramatist. more...

  • Faustby Jef Jacobs; Vincent Laarhoven; Ad van der Logt; Myra Nijhof

    Amsterdam University Press 2010; US$ 23.50

    Faust is het nieuwste deel in de AUP-reeks ?Tekst in Context?, waarnaar veel literatuurminnende docenten in het voortgezet onderwijs hebben uitgekeken. Op een uitdagende wijze presenteert dit boek de tradities van een groots literair thema: de Engelse Faust van Christopher Marlowe, de Duitse Historia van Docor Faustus, La Damnation de Faust van Hector... more...

  • Historische letterkunde vandaag en morgenby Jürgen Pieters

    Amsterdam University Press 2011; US$ 42.50

    De studie van de historische letterkunde staat steeds meer onder druk, zowel aan de universiteit als daarbuiten. In de ons omringende landen heeft de marginale positie van de historische letterkunde geleid tot een vernieuwing van de traditionele methode waarmee teksten uit het verleden doorgaans werden gelezen. Vooral in de Angelsaksische wereld zijn... more...

  • Sexuality in the Age of Shakespeareby William Rampone

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 65.00

    This book examines the important themes of sexuality, gender, love, and marriage in stage, literary, and film treatments of Shakespeare's plays. more...