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  • The Tempestby William Shakespeare

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95 US$ 3.44

    The Tempest is thought by many to be Shakespeare's greatest and most perfect play. When the magician Prospero deliberately summons a storm to overcome his enemy King Alonso of Naples ship the passengers are washed ashore on a fantastical island. Prospero manipulates the king, his entourage, apparitions and fiends as he schemes revenge on the hapless... more...

  • Julius Caesarby William Shakespeare

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95 US$ 3.44

    Although Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar is named after the legendary Roman political leader, the central character is thought by many to be Marcus Brutus, Caesar's friend turned foe who struggles throughout the play with conflicting obligations of friendship and duty. While Caesar is warned in a prophecy to "beware the Ides of March"... more...

  • Ian McKellen on Macbeth (Shakespeare on Stage)by Ian McKellen

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 4.99

    In each volume of the Shakespeare on Stage series, a leading actor takes us behind the scenes, recreating in detail a memorable performance in one of Shakespeare’s major roles. They discuss their character, working through the play scene by scene, with refreshing candour and in forensic detail. The result is a masterclass on playing the role, invaluable... more...

  • All's Well that Ends Wellby William Shakespeare; Russell Fraser; Alexander Leggatt

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 12.00

    This second edition of All's Well That Ends Well features a new introduction by Alexander Leggatt. more...

  • Hamlet, Prince of Denmarkby William Shakespeare; Philip Edwards; Robert Hapgood

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 12.00

    This second edition of Hamlet features a new section on recent dramatic and critical interpretations. more...

  • Othelloby William Shakespeare; Norman Sanders; Scott McMillin

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 12.00

    This second edition of Othello features a new introductory section by Scott McMillin. more...

  • Bloom's How to Write about Shakespeare's Romancesby Suanna H Davis

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00

    The Tempest, The Winter's Tale, Measure for Measure, and All's Well That Ends Well have fascinated scholars for centuries for, among other aspects, the ways they resist an obvious genre classification. While these stories of love and familial recognition bear elements of romantic conflict, Shakespeare integrated aspects of the comedic and tragic... more...

  • Literary Buckinghamshireby Paul Wreyford

    The History Press 2008; US$ 7.99

    A history of literary Buckinghamshire more...

  • Dangerous Goodsby Sean Hill

    Milkweed Editions 2014; US$ 15.99

    From the poet whose stunning debut was praised as "transcendent" (Kevin Young) and "steadily confident" (Carl Phillips), Dangerous Goods  tracks its speaker throughout North America and abroad, illuminating the ways in which home and place may inhabit one another comfortably or uncomfortablyor both simultaneously. From the Bahamas, London, and Cairo,... more...

  • The Adventures of Velaby Albert Wendt

    Huia (NZ) Ltd 2013; US$ 5.99

    Journey through the many stories and worlds of the immortal Vela - Vela, so red and ugly at birth they called him the Cooked; Vela the lonely admirer of pigs and the connoisseur of feet; Vela the lover of song maker Mulialofa the Boneman. Follow him down through the centuries on his travels, encountering the single-minded society of the Tagata-Nei... more...