• History

OTHELLO


Author: William 1564-1616 Shakespeare
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781363343744
Category: History
Page: 210
View: 2994

    • Literary Criticism

Hamlet

Revised Edition
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474273882
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 688
View: 3312
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

Othello

Third Series
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408143305
Category: Drama
Page: 425
View: 3483
In a period of ten years, Shakespeare wrote a series of tragedies that established him, by universal consent, in the front rank of the world's dramatists. Critics have praised either Hamlet or King Lear as the greatest of these; Ernst Honigmann, in the most significant edition of the play for a generation, asks: why not Othello? The third of the mature tragedies, it contains, as Honigmann persuasively demonstrates, perhaps the best plot, two of Shakespeare's most original characters, the most powerful scene in any of the plays and poetry second to none. Honigmann's cogent and closely argued introduction outlines the reasons both for a reluctance to recognise the greatness of Othello and for the case against the play.This edition sheds new light on the text of the play as we have come to know it, and on our knowledge of its early history. Honigmann examines the major critical issues, the play in performance and the relationship between reading it and seeing it. He also explores topics such as its date, sources and the conundrum of `double time'.'Honigmann's extensive knowledge illuminates this play at every turn, making this the best edition of Othello now available.'Brian Vickers, Review of English Studies

    • Drama

Macbeth

Third Series
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408153734
Category: Drama
Page: 408
View: 6062
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.

    • Literary Criticism

Much Ado About Nothing

Revised Edition
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474216102
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 416
View: 5395
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

Shakespeare in the Theatre: Peter Sellars


Author: Ayanna Thompson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 135002175X
Category: Drama
Page: 208
View: 9078
The first in-depth look at Peter Sellars, the avant-garde director whose Shakespeare productions have polarized communities and critics. Through extensive interviews and archival work, leading Shakespearean Ayanna Thompson takes readers on a journey through experimental theatre and the tensions that arise between innovation and accessibility. An iconoclastic figure who inspires strong reactions both personally and professionally, Peter Sellars continues to amaze and confound. This book takes readers inside his world for the first time.

    • 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: 4298
An authoritative, classic edition of Shakespeare's complete works in one paperback volume.

    • Desdemona (Fictitious character)

Othello


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Desdemona (Fictitious character)
Page: 253
View: 7560

    • Drama

Teaching Shakespeare with Purpose

A Student-Centred Approach
Author: Ayanna Thompson,Laura Turchi
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472599632
Category: Drama
Page: 192
View: 670
What does it mean to teach Shakespeare with purpose? It means freeing teachers from the notion that teaching Shakespeare means teaching everything, or teaching "Western Civilisation?? and universal themes. Instead, this invigorating new book equips teachers to enable student-centred discovery of these complex texts. Because Shakespeare's plays are excellent vehicles for many topics -history, socio-cultural norms and mores, vocabulary, rhetoric, literary tropes and terminology, performance history, performance strategies - it is tempting to teach his plays as though they are good for teaching everything. This lens-free approach, however, often centres the classroom on the teacher as the expert and renders Shakespeare's plays as fixed, determined, and dead. Teaching Shakespeare with Purpose shows teachers how to approach Shakespeare's works as vehicles for collaborative exploration, to develop intentional frames for discovery, and to release the texts from over-determined interpretations. In other words, this book presents how to teach Shakespeare's plays as living, breathing, and evolving texts.

    • Drama

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Third Series
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408142775
Category: Drama
Page: 400
View: 5180
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.

    • Promptbooks

Othello


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Promptbooks
Page: 216
View: 2879

    • Drama

Cymbeline

Third Series
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408151820
Category: Drama
Page: 474
View: 3246
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.

    • Drama

The Tempest

Third Series
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408139308
Category: Drama
Page: 416
View: 6589
The Tempest is one of Shakespeare's most popular plays, both in the classroom and in the theatre, and this revision brings the Arden 3 edition right up-to-date. A completely new section of the introduction discusses new thinking about Shakespeare's sources for the play and examines his treatment of colonial themes, as well as covering key productions since this edition was first published in 1999. Alden and Virginia Vaughan's edition of The Tempest is much valued for its authority and originality and their revision brings it up-to-date, making it even more relevant and useful to studetns and theatre practitioners.

    • Drama

Romeo and Juliet

Third Series
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408151979
Category: Drama
Page: 454
View: 7944
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.

    • Fiction

Othello Thrift Study Edition


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486112780
Category: Fiction
Page: 176
View: 2428
Includes the unabridged text of Shakespeare's classic play plus a complete study guide that features scene-by-scene summaries, explanations and discussions of the plot, question-and-answer sections, author biography, historical background, and more.

The Tragedy of Othello


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 256
View: 7640

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Othello (2009 edition)

Oxford School Shakespeare
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780198328735
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 208
View: 8244
Othello 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.

    • Drama

Doing Shakespeare


Author: Simon Palfrey
Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
ISBN: 9781904271543
Category: Drama
Page: 300
View: 6131
Doing Shakespeare offers a fresh insight into the difficulties and excesses of Shakespeare's drama and language. Written primarily for students making the transition from school to university, it aims both to demystify and illuminate the study of Shakespeare, tackling many of the challenges students face as they move towards a more complex critical engagement with Shakespeare's work. Equally, it shows how recovering the layered energies within and between Shakespeare's words, and the role of such dense language in constructing character, is indispensable if we are to rediscover the plays' ethical, political and emotional punch. "Simon Palfrey's Doing Shakespeare is far more than a primer. Readers and watchers of Shakespeare, however experienced, will find a host of new insights here. Indeed, I cannot think of another critic since Empson who has teased out so much so lucidly and (usually) so persuasively from the intricacies of Shakespearean language. Sometimes wayward, frequently vertiginous, always provocative of serious thought" Jonathan Bate, International Books of the Year 2004, The Times Literary Supplement, October 2004. Doing Shakespeare offers a fresh insight into the difficulties and excesses of Shakespeare's drama and language. Written primarily for students making the transition from school to university, it aims both to demystify and illuminate the study of Shakespeare, tackling many of the challenges students face as they move towards a more complex critical engagement with Shakespeare's work. Equally, it shows how recovering the layered energies within and between Shakespeare's words, and the role of such dense language in constructing character, is indispensable if we are to rediscover the plays' ethical, political and emotional punch. "Simon Palfrey's Doing Shakespeare is far more than a primer. Readers and watchers of Shakespeare, however experienced, will find a host of new insights here. Indeed, I cannot think of another critic since Empson who has teased out so much so lucidly and (usually) so persuasively from the intricacies of Shakespearean language. Sometimes wayward, frequently vertiginous, always provocative of serious thought" Jonathan Bate, International Books of the Year 2004, The Times Literary Supplement, October 2004.

    • Literary Criticism

Othello: A Critical Reader


Author: Robert C. Evans
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472520386
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 296
View: 4644
Othello has long been, and remains, one of Shakespeare's most popular works. It is a favourite work of scholars, students, and general readers alike. Perhaps more than any other of Shakespeare's tragedies, this one seems to speak most clearly to contemporary readers and audiences, partly because it deals with such pressing modern issues as race, gender, multiculturalism, and the ways love, jealousy, and misunderstanding can affect relations between romantic partners. The play also features Iago, one of Shakespeare's most mesmerizing and puzzling villains. This guide offers students and scholars an introduction to the play's critical and performance history, including notable stage productions and film versions. It includes a keynote chapter outlining major areas of current research on the play and four new critical essays. Finally, a guide to critical, web-based and production-related resources and an annotated bibliography provide a basis for further research.

    • Drama

Romeo And Juliet

Shakespeare at Stratford Series
Author: Russell Jackson
Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
ISBN: 9781903436141
Category: Drama
Page: 241
View: 2085
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?