• Drama

As You Like It

Third Series
Author: William Shakespeare,Juliet Dusinberre
Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
ISBN: 9781904271222
Category: Drama
Page: 449
View: 1876
One of Shakespeare's greatest and most philosophical romantic comedies.

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Macbeth

Third Series
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408153734
Category: Drama
Page: 408
View: 6349
Macbeth is one of Shakespeare's most performed and studied tragedies. This major new Arden edition offers students detailed on-page commentary notes highlighting meaning and theatrical ideas and themes, as well as an illustrated, lengthy introduction setting the play in its historical, theatrical and critical context and outlining the recent debates about Middleton's possible co-authorship of some scenes. A comprehensive and informative edition ideal for students and teachers seeking to explore the play in depth, whether in the classroom or on the stage.

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Romeo and Juliet

Third Series
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408151979
Category: Drama
Page: 454
View: 9789
This major new edition of Shakespeare's greatest tragedy of love argues that that play is ultimately Juliet's. The play text is expertly edited and the on-page commentary notes discuss issues of staging, theme, meaning and Shakespeare's use of his sources to give the reader deep and engaging insights into the play. The introduction looks at the play's exceptionally beautiful and complex language and focuses on the figure of Juliet as being at its centre. René Weis discusses the play's critical, stage and film history, including West Side Story and Baz Luhrmann's seminal film Romeo + Juliet. This is an authoritative edition from a leading scholar, giving the reader a penetrating and wide-ranging insight into this ever popular play.

    • Literary Criticism

Hamlet

Revised Edition
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474273882
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 688
View: 9137
This Arden edition of Hamlet, arguably Shakespeare's greatest tragedy, presents an authoritative, modernized text based on the Second Quarto text with a new introductory essay covering key productions and criticism in the decade since its first publication. A timely up-date in the 400th anniversary year of Shakespeare's death which will ensure the Arden edition continues to offer students a comprehensive and current critical account of the play, alongside the most reliable and fully-annotated text available.

    • Drama

Antony and Cleopatra


Author: William Shakespeare,John Wilders
Publisher: Arden Shakespeare
ISBN: N.A
Category: Drama
Page: 331
View: 7249
Antony and Cleopatra is one of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies: a spectacular, widely-ranging drama of love and war, passion and politics.

    • Drama

Arden Shakespeare Complete Works


Author: William Shakespeare,Richard Proudfoot,Ann Thompson,David Scott Kastan
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1903436613
Category: Drama
Page: 1360
View: 3284
An authoritative, classic edition of Shakespeare's complete works in one paperback volume.

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Hamlet: The Texts of 1603 and 1623

Third Series
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare
ISBN: 9781904271550
Category: Drama
Page: 384
View: 5193
This second volume gives readers the First Quarto text of 1603 and The Folio Text of 1623, fully modernised and edited to the usual Arden standard. A companion to the core volume, it will be of particular interest to scholars and students of textual history, or to anyone studying Hamlet at an advanced level. Both play texts are fully edited and collated and the volume has a full Introduction which gives special attention to the 1603 First Quarto text This second volume gives readers the First Quarto text of 1603 and The Folio Text of 1623, fully modernised and edited to the usual Arden standard. A companion to the core volume, it will be of particular interest to scholars and students of textual history, or to anyone studying Hamlet at an advanced level. Both play texts are fully edited and collated and the volume has a full Introduction which gives special attention to the 1603 First Quarto text

King Henry the Fourth

second part
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 195
View: 5590

    • Literary Criticism

Much Ado About Nothing

Revised Edition
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474216102
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 416
View: 9697
Much Ado About Nothing presents a battle of the sexes in more ways than one: as both a lightning-fast skirmish of wits between two famously disputatious lovers, and a near-deadly conflict built on conventions of gender and male rivalry. Claire McEachern's new introduction brings this best-seller right up to date, analysing recent developments in criticism and the latest productions of this comedy.

    • Drama

Double Falsehood

Third Series
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 190343677X
Category: Drama
Page: 443
View: 7320
A major new scholarly edition of this intriguing drama, thought to have been based on a play originally written by Shakespeare.

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Cymbeline

Third Series
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408151820
Category: Drama
Page: 474
View: 7351
In Cymbeline, Ancient Britain's female heir to the throne is slandered by a decadent Italian while the Romans invade Britain to retain it as part of their empire. Shakespeare's late romance is full of unpredictable conjunctions that are explored in the comprehensive introduction to this new, fully-illustrated Arden edition. Valerie Wayne takes a transformative look at the play's critical and performance history by examining its attention to gender, calumny and sexuality together with nationhood, colonialism and British identities. The authoritative play text is amply annotated to clarify its language and allusions, and three appendices delineate the play's textual history, its rich use of music and its casting. Offering students and scholars alike a wealth of insight and new research, this edition maintains the rigorous standards of the Arden Shakespeare.

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King Henry IV Part 2

Third Series
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408151839
Category: Drama
Page: 576
View: 9846
More troubled and troubling than King Henry IV Part 1, the play continues the story of King Henry's decline and Hal's reform. Though Part 2 echoes the structure of the earlier play, it is a darker and more unsettling world, in which even Falstaff's revelry is more tired and cynical, and the once-merry Hal sloughs off his tavern companions to become King Henry V. James C. Bulman's authoritative edition provides a wealth of incisive commentary on this complex history play.

    • Drama

The Winter's Tale

Third Series
Author: William Shakespeare,John Pitcher
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1903436354
Category: Drama
Page: 476
View: 6620
A new edition of this popular late Shakespearean play.

    • Drama

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Third Series
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408142775
Category: Drama
Page: 400
View: 2075
The Arden Shakespeare is the established edition of Shakespeare's work. Justly celebrated for its authoritative scholarship and invaluable commentary, Arden editions guide you to a richer understanding and appreciation of Shakespeare's plays. This edition of A Midsummer Night's Dream provides a clear and authoritative text, detailed notes and commentary on the same page as the text and a full introduction discussing the critical and historical background to the play. The editor brings fresh perspectives on global productions and adaptations of this most-loved of Shakespeare's comedies.

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Romeo And Juliet

Shakespeare at Stratford Series
Author: Russell Jackson
Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
ISBN: 9781903436141
Category: Drama
Page: 241
View: 5605
This study of Romeo and Juliet focuses on the play as a series of topics, rather than adopting a chronological approach. Jackson sees the play as working through a series of dilemmas and choices which derive their potency from the vividness and poetic force of the figures portrayed, which in turn depends on how those characters are represented on stage. The portrayal of the two warring households of Capulet and Montague sets up the context for the ensuing action, but the key roles are of course the lovers, about whom the script is less than informative. Are they played as adolescents or are they idealized? If the Juliet is convincingly youthful, has she also the technique and insight to succeed in her role? How can an actor deal effectively with Romeo's moodiness and swift changeability?

Philaster, 1622


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 42
View: 4357

    • Literary Criticism

Essential Shakespeare

The Arden Guide to Text and Interpretation
Author: Pamela Bickley,Jenny Stevens
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472535847
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 360
View: 1759
An introductory critical study for first year undergraduates which bridges the gap between A Level and university study. The book offers an accessible overview of key critical perspectives, early modern contexts, and methods of close reading, as well as screen and stage performances spanning several decades. Organised around the discussion of fourteen major plays, it introduces readers to the diverse theoretical approaches typical of today's English studies. This is a go-to resource that can be consulted thematically or by individual play or genre. Critical approaches can overwhelm students who are daunted by the quantity and complexity of current scholarship; Bickley and Stevens are experienced teachers at both A and university level and are thus uniquely qualified to show how a mix of critical ideas can be used to inform ways of thinking about a play.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

As You Like It (2009 Edition)

Oxford School Shakespeare
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780198328698
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 192
View: 6124
As You Like It is a popular text for study by secondary students the world over. This edition includes illustrations, preliminary notes, reading lists (including websites) and classroom notes.

    • Literary Criticism

Doing Shakespeare


Author: Simon Palfrey
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408139154
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 372
View: 4198
A throroughly revised edition of the successful student text Doing Shakespeare, first published in 2005. The book's success lies in the close readings it gives students, demystifying the language of the plays and critical approaches to it. The new edition introduces a new way of approaching Shakespeare's text, through ideas of performance and the actor's role and restructures the content to make it easier to navigate. Simon Palfrey takes a direct approach to the common difficulties faced by students "doing" Shakespeare and tackles them head on in a no-nonsense style which makes the book especially accessible. He bring us much closer to the animate life of the plays, as things that are not finished monuments but living material, in process and up for grabs, empowering students to see opportunities for their own creative or re-creative readings of Shakespeare.

    • Drama

Much Ado About Nothing

Third Series
Author: William Shakespeare,Claire McEachern
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1903436834
Category: Drama
Page: 345
View: 6761
An acclaimed Arden edition of one of Shakespeare's most enduringly popular plays.