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The Oxford Shakespeare Hamlet

The Oxford Shakespeare  Hamlet Author William Shakespeare
ISBN-10 0199535817
Release 2008-04-17
Pages 416
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Hamlet's combination of violence and introspection is unusual among Shakespeare's tragedies. It is also full of curious riddles and fascinating paradoxes, making it one of his most widely discussed plays. Professor Hibbard's illuminating and original introduction explains the process by which variant texts were fused together in the eighteenth century to create the most commonly used text of today. Drawing on both critical and theatrical history, he shows how this fusion makes Hamlet seem a much more `problematic' play than it was when it originally appeared in the First Folio of 1623. The Oxford Shakespeare edition presents a radically new text, based on that First Folio, which printed Shakespeare's own revision of an earlier version. The result is a `theatrical' and highly practical edition for students and performers alike.

The Winter s Tale

The Winter s Tale Author William Shakespeare
ISBN-10 BNC:1001933414
Release 1904
Pages 39
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The Winter s Tale has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Winter s Tale also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Winter s Tale book for free.


Hamlet Author William Shakespeare
ISBN-10 9781476788432
Release 2014-10-15
Pages 400
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Hamlet is Shakespeare’s most popular, and most puzzling, play. It follows the form of a “revenge tragedy,” in which the hero, Hamlet, seeks vengeance against his father’s murderer, his uncle Claudius, now the king of Denmark. Much of its fascination, however, lies in its uncertainties. Among them: What is the Ghost—Hamlet’s father demanding justice, a tempting demon, an angelic messenger? Does Hamlet go mad, or merely pretend to? Once he is sure that Claudius is a murderer, why does he not act? Was his mother, Gertrude, unfaithful to her husband or complicit in his murder? The authoritative edition of Hamlet from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers, includes: -The exact text of the printed book for easy cross-reference -Hundreds of hypertext links for instant navigation -Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play -Newly revised explanatory notes conveniently linked to the text of the play -Scene-by-scene plot summaries -A key to the play’s famous lines and phrases -An introduction to reading Shakespeare’s language -An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play -Fresh images from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s vast holdings of rare books -An annotated guide to further reading Essay by Michael Neill The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is home to the world’s largest collection of Shakespeare’s printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit

The Oxford Shakespeare Henry IV

The Oxford Shakespeare  Henry IV Author William Shakespeare
ISBN-10 0199537135
Release 2008-08-14
Pages 304
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This new edition of one of Shakespeare's greatest history plays offers a freshly considered text fully alert to its intense theatrical aspects. A helpful Introduction discusses the play's structure, language, and performance history, and the notes provide an illuminating commentary on details of the text.

Hamlet Thrift Study Edition

Hamlet Thrift Study Edition Author William Shakespeare
ISBN-10 9780486112626
Release 2012-03-02
Pages 208
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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 Oxford Shakespeare The Tempest

The Oxford Shakespeare  The Tempest Author William Shakespeare
ISBN-10 0199535906
Release 2008-04-17
Pages 256
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Performed variously as escapist fantasy, celebratory fiction, and political allegory, The Tempest is one of the plays in which Shakespeare's genius as a poetic dramatist found its fullest expression. Significantly, it was placed first when published in the First Folio of 1623, and is now generally seen as the playwright's most penetrating statement about his art. Stephen Orgel's wide-ranging introduction examines changing attitudes to The Tempest, and reassesses the evidence behind the various readings. He focuses on key characters and their roles and relationships, as well as on the dramatic, historical, and political context, finding the play to be both more open and more historically determined than traditional views have allowed.

The Oxford Shakespeare The History of King Lear

The Oxford Shakespeare  The History of King Lear Author William Shakespeare
ISBN-10 019158424X
Release 2001-01-04
Pages 336
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The Oxford Shakespeare offers authoritative texts from leading scholars in editions designed to interpret and illuminate the plays for modern readers - a new, modern-spelling text, based on the Quarto text of 1608 - on-page commentary and notes explain meaning, staging, allusions and much else - detailed introduction considers composition, sources, performances and changing critical attitudes to the play - illustrated with production photographs and related art - includes 'The Ballad of King Lear' and related offshoots - full index to introduction and commentary - durable sewn binding for lasting use 'not simply a better text but a new conception of Shakespeare. This is a major achievement of twentieth-century scholarship.' Times Literary Supplement ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The History of King Lear

The History of King Lear Author William Shakespeare
ISBN-10 OXFORD:400068452
Release 1768
Pages 71
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The History of King Lear has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The History of King Lear also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The History of King Lear book for free.

The Oxford Shakespeare

The Oxford Shakespeare Author William Shakespeare
ISBN-10 9780198186427
Release 2011-08-25
Pages 297
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Deftly combining history and tragedy, Shakespeare's tale of bad government and usurpation had great political immediacy for its first audiences. This version of the text is based on the early quartos and first Folio of 1623. It is complemented by an introduction that places the play in its own time, thorough textual notes, and full commentary.


Coriolanus Author William Shakespeare
ISBN-10 0199535809
Release 1994-12-22
Pages 388
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Perhaps the most brilliant political play ever written,Coriolanusis a gripping psychological study of the relationship between personality and politics, and its Roman hero one of the most memorable Shakespeare ever created. The introduction to this new edition offers the first full stage history and analysis of the original production ofCoriolanusat the Blackfriars theater, and also examines Shakespeare's adaptation of his historical material while emphasizing the wide range of interpretations that are possible in performance.


THE OXFORD SHAKESPEARE  Pericles Author William Shakespeare
ISBN-10 019953683X
Release 2008-07-10
Pages 320
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This edition of Pericles in the Oxford Shakespeare series is the only single-volume, modern-spelling edition both to offer a reconstruction of the original play and to reproduce the corrupt Quarto text of 1609 exactly as first printed.

The Oxford Shakespeare Henry VI Part Three

The Oxford Shakespeare  Henry VI Part Three Author William Shakespeare
ISBN-10 0199537119
Release 2008-07-10
Pages 416
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This new edition is based on the 1623 First Folio text and challenges conventional thinking about the nature and relationship of the earliest texts. It contributes substantial new evidence about Shakespeare's revision of the plays and the introduction and commentary focus on stage-oriented discussions of the play's meaning and reception.

An Oxford Anthology of Shakespeare

An Oxford Anthology of Shakespeare Author William Shakespeare
ISBN-10 0192822403
Release 1989
Pages 396
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Gathers selected passages from Shakespeare's plays and poems, and groups them around such themes as love, friendship, hatred, wisdom, responsibility, magic, and death

Murder Most Foul

Murder Most Foul Author David Bevington
ISBN-10 9780199599103
Release 2011-06-23
Pages 236
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What is it about Hamlet that has made it such a vital work in English drama and literature? David Bevington argues that the staging, criticism, and editing of Hamlet go hand in hand over the centuries, from 1599-1600 to the present day, to such a remarkable extent that the history of Hamlet can be seen as a kind of paradigm for the cultural history of the English-speaking world.

No Hamlets

No Hamlets Author Andreas Höfele
ISBN-10 9780198718543
Release 2016-07-14
Pages 300
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No Hamlets is the first critical account of the role of Shakespeare in the intellectual tradition of the political right in Germany from the founding of the Empire in 1871 to the 'Bonn Republic' of the Cold War era. Andreas Höfele begins with Friedrich Nietzsche and follows the rightist engagement with Shakespeare to the poet Stefan George and his circle, continuing with the Shakespeare debate in the Third Reich and its aftermath in the controversyover 'inner emigration' and concluding with Carl Schmitt's Shakespeare writings of the 1950s. Central to this enquiry is the identification of Germany and German intellectuals with Hamlet. No Hamlets bringshistorical depth to the ongoing and increasingly prominent international discussion over German philosophy and political thought. Illuminating the constellations that shaped and were shaped by specific appropriations of Shakespeare, Höfele shows how individual engagements with Shakespeare and a whole strand of Shakespeare reception were embedded in German history from the 1870s to the 1950s and eventually 1989, the year of German reunification.

The Oxford Shakespeare Timon of Athens

The Oxford Shakespeare  Timon of Athens Author William Shakespeare
ISBN-10 0199537445
Release 2008-08-14
Pages 384
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This edition in The Oxford Shakespeare is the first full edition to identify the play as a collaboration between Shakespeare and Thomas Middleton. In his Introduction John Jowett explains how the play's loose ends and uneven writing arise from this collaboration, and he provides the fullest account of the play's performance history available.

The Oxford Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet

The Oxford Shakespeare  Romeo and Juliet Author William Shakespeare
ISBN-10 0199535892
Release 2008-04-17
Pages 464
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This innovative edition offers modernized texts not only of the 1599 quarto but also of the short, or 'bad', quarto of 1597, regarding each as witness to a 'mobile text' which changed in composition as Shakespeare wrote it and which has continued to evolve throughout its richly varied history, both in the theatre and in film, television, opera, and ballet. The more familiar 1599 text is accompanied by a detailed explanatory commentary. The Introduction traces the Romeo and Juliet narrative from its origins in myth through its adaptation in the novella, and shows how Shakespeare's transmutation of the story reflects contemporary concerns with love, death, adolescence, and patriarchism.