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English renaissance (1500-1640)

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  • The Alchemistby Ben Jonson

    The Floating Press 1900; US$ 4.95

    Samuel Taylor Coleridge said of Ben Jonson's The Alchemist that it had one out of the three most perfect plots in literature. This play, with its sharp portrayal of human folly, is considered by many to be Jonson's best comedy. First performed 1610, its popularity has endured to this day. more...

  • The Duchess of Malfiby John Webster

    The Floating Press 1900; US$ 5.99

    "The Duchess of Malfi" was published in 1623, but the date of writing may have been as early as 1611. It is based on a story in Painter's "Palace of Pleasure," translated from the Italian novelist, Bandello; and it is entirely possible that it has a foundation in fact. In any case, it portrays with a terrible vividness one side... 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...

  • John Donne, Undone (Routledge Revivals)by Thomas Docherty

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Contemporary criticism of Donne has tended to ignore the historical culture and ideology that conditioned his writings, reinforcing the traditionally accepted model of the poet as a humanist of ethical, cultural and political individualism. In this title, first published in 1986, Thomas Docherty challenges this with a more rigorously theoretical reading... more...

  • Representing Shakespeareby Robert Shaughnessy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    This text traces the changing theatrical and cultural identity of the History plays in the context of postwar social and political conflict, crisis and change. Since the company's inception in the early 1960s, the RSC's commitment to relevance has fostered close relationships between Shakespearean criticism and performance, and between the theatre... more...

  • Marriage and Land Law in Shakespeare and Middletonby Nancy Mohrlock Bunker

    Fairleigh Dickinson 2014; US$ 79.99

    In paired discussions of marriage plays by Shakespeare and Middleton, this book explores the maneuvers that marriageable characters deploy in order to control spousal choice and secure land. Investigation into the milieu of early modern inheritance laws enables a fresh reading of Shakespeare?s and Middleton?s marriage comedies. more...

  • Shakespeare's Styleby Maurice Charney

    Fairleigh Dickinson 2014; US$ 69.99

    This book presents a detailed consideration of aspects of Shakespeare?s writing style in his plays. Each chapter offers a detailed discussion about a single feature of style in a chosen Shakespeare play. 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...