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  • All's Well That Ends Wellby William Shakespeare

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95

    Although originally classified as one of Shakespeare's comedies, All's Well That Ends Well" is now more commonly classified as one of his ambiguous problem plays, so called because they defy neat classification as either comedy or tragedy. Helena, a servant harbors a secret love for Betram her mistresses' son. When the king becomes... more...

  • As You Like Itby William Shakespeare

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95

    As You Like It is truly one of Shakespeare's greatest romantic comedies. The heroine, Rosalind has grown up in the court of her usurping uncle Duke Frederick, her father, the rightful duke, having been exiled by his younger brother. Rosalind falls in love with Orlando, but Orlando is forced to flee when he is persecuted by his older brother Oliver.... more...

  • Love's Labour's Lostby William Shakespeare

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95

    Love's Labour's Lost is one of William Shakespeare's early comedies, believed to have been written in the mid-1590s, and first published in 1598. The play opens with the King of Navarre and three noble companions, Berowne, Dumaine, and Longaville, taking an oath to devote themselves to three years of study, promising not to give in to the... more...

  • The Comedy of Errorsby William Shakespeare

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95

    The Comedy of Errors is one of Shakespeare's most popular short comedy plays. The plot is driven by two cases of mistaken identity and witty pun-drenched dialogue. Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant of Dromio of Syraceuse visit the town of Ephesus, not realizing that this is the home of Antipholus of Ephesus and Dromio of Ephesus, their twin... more...

  • William Shakespeareby Peter Holland

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 9.99

    The life, the works, and the influence of the world's most famous dramatist - ;Definitive, concise, and very interesting... From William Shakespeare to Winston Churchill, the Very Interesting People series provides authoritative bite-sized biographies of Britain's most fascinating historical figures - people whose influence and importance have... more...

  • The Oxford Shakespeare: Othelloby William Shakespeare; Michael Neill

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 6.99

    This is the first scholarly edition of Othello to give full attention to the play's bold treatment of racial themes. Designed to meet the needs of theatre professionals, the edition includes an extensive performance history, a commentary illuminating the complexities of Shakespeare's language, and appendices on music in the play and a full translation... more...

  • The Oxford Shakespeare: The Two Gentlemen of Veronaby William Shakespeare; Roger Warren

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 159.99

    Designed to meet the needs of theatre professionals, as well as general readers, the edition includes an extensive performance history, a commentary illuminating the complexities of Shakespeare's language, and a setting of the song 'Who is Silvia?' prepared from an Elizabethan source. more...

  • Social and Moral Theory in Casework (Routledge Revivals)by Raymond Plant

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1970, the aim of the book is to 'map the logical geography' of an important set of concepts which enter into the theory of social casework - those concerning the individual and society. Concepts examined include the individually orientated values of 'self-direction' and 'acceptance', and those of 'role', 'adjustment' and 'integration',... more...

  • Manhood and Masculine Identity in William Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Macbethby Maria L. Howell

    UPA 2008; US$ 31.99

    Maria Howell's, Manhood and Masculine Identity in William Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Macbeth, is an important and compelling scholarly work which seeks to examine the sixteenth century's greatest concern, echoed by Hamlet himself, "What is a man?" In an attempt to analyze the concept of manhood in Macbeth, Howell explores the contradictions and ambiguities... more...

  • Double Agentsby Clare Lees; Gillian Overing

    University of Wales Press 2009; US$ 85.00

    First printed in 2001 by the University of Pennsylvania Press, this book has been out of print for several years and is highly sought after by researchers in the field of Medieval cultural studies. Double Agents was the first book length study of women in Anglo-Saxon written culture that took on board the insights of contemporary critical theory, especially... more...