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Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night Author William Shakespeare
ISBN-10 9781903436998
Release 2008-05-09
Pages 427
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An insightful and scholarly edition of Shakespeare's popular comedy of mistaken identity and love.


Macbeth Author William Shakespeare
ISBN-10 9781408153734
Release 2015-02-26
Pages 408
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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.

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet Author William Shakespeare
ISBN-10 9781408151976
Release 2015-09-30
Pages 454
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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.

Twelfth Night A Critical Reader

Twelfth Night  A Critical Reader Author
ISBN-10 9781472503312
Release 2013-12-16
Pages 224
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Twelfth Night is the most mature and fully developed of Shakespeare's comedies and, as well as being one of his most popular plays, represents a crucial moment in the development of his art. Assembled by leading scholars, this guide provides a comprehensive survey of major issues in the contemporary study of the play. Throughout the book chapters explore such issues as the play's critical reception from John Manningham's account of one of its first performances to major current comentators like Stephen Greenblatt; the performance history of the play, from Shakespeare's day to the present and key themes in current scholarship, from issues of gender and sexuality to the study of comedy and song. Twelfth Night: A Critical Guide also includes a complete guide to resources available on the play - including critical editions, online resources and an annotated bibliography - and how they might be used to aid both the teaching and study of Shakespeare's enduring comedy.


Hamlet Author William Shakespeare
ISBN-10 9781474273886
Release 2016-04-21
Pages 688
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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.

Arden Shakespeare Complete Works

Arden Shakespeare Complete Works Author William Shakespeare
ISBN-10 9781903436615
Release 2001-07-05
Pages 1360
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An authoritative, classic edition of Shakespeare's complete works in one paperback volume.

Much Ado About Nothing Arden Performance Editions

Much Ado About Nothing  Arden Performance Editions Author William Shakespeare
ISBN-10 9781474272100
Release 2018-01-11
Pages 344
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Arden Performance Editions are ideal for anyone engaging with a Shakespeare play in performance. With clear facing-page notes giving definitions of words, easily accessible information about key textual variants, lineation, metrical ambiguities and pronunciation, each edition has been developed to open the play's possibilities and meanings to actors and students. Designed to be used and to be useful, each edition has plenty of space for personal annotations and the well-spaced text is easy to read and to navigate.

Shakespeare s Pictures

Shakespeare s Pictures Author Keir Elam
ISBN-10 9781408179765
Release 2017-09-21
Pages 400
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Keir Elam's book is the first full-length study of the role of graphic and iconographic images in Shakespeare and references performance history throughout. Chapters examine plays in which pictures are brought on stage as part of the dramatic action (Hamlet, The Merchant of Venice, The Taming of the Shrew, Twelfth Night, among others); the embedding of images from the popular imagination in the action and discourse of the plays; the dialectic between optical and auditory illusion in the romance or late plays, or "how" the visual is "heard" in the theatre, and the question of perspective in the comedies, especially Twelfth Night. The book covers many of the most canonical and studied of Shakespeare's plays, giving new critical insight and argument.

The Merry Wives of Windsor

The Merry Wives of Windsor Author William Shakespeare
ISBN-10 190427112X
Release 2000
Pages 344
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The Merry Wives of Windsor, Shakespeare's only thoroughly English comedy, created an archetypal literary figure in the shape of the devious, irrepressible John Falstaff. This edition celebrates the play as a joyous exploration of language, but also places elements of its plot firmly in a continental, specifically Italian, tradition of romantic comedy. In the introduction, Melchiori draws out the complexities of Merry Wives as a multi-plot play, taking a fresh and challenging look at both textual and dating issues and examining the play's comic elements and influences. The book includes tables that illustrate, scene by scene, the passage of time and the sequence of events. The narrative structure and the logistics of performing the play are outlined and analyzed, and a casting and doubling chart is included. The introduction fully explores play's extensive performance history, both dramatic and operatic. A facsimile of the first Quarto is included as an appendix, along with a list of abbreviations and references, a catalog of Shakespeare's works and works partly by Shakespeare, and citations for the modern productions mentioned in the text, other collated editions of The Merry Wives of Windsor, and other related reading. The Arden Shakespeare has developed a reputation as the pre-eminent critical edition of Shakespeare for its exceptional scholarship, reflected in the thoroughness of each volume. An introduction comprehensively contextualizes the play, chronicling the history and culture that surrounded and influenced Shakespeare at the time of its writing and performance, and closely surveying critical approaches to the work. Detailed appendices address problems like dating and casting, and analyze the differing Quarto and Folio sources. A full commentary by one or more of the play's foremost contemporary scholars illuminates the text, glossing unfamiliar terms and drawing from an abundance of research and expertise to explain allusions and significant background information. Highly informative and accessible, Arden offers the fullest experience of Shakespeare available to a reader.

The Tempest

The Tempest Author William Shakespeare
ISBN-10 9781408139301
Release 2014-06-01
Pages 416
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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.

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night Author William Shakespeare
ISBN-10 1872968538
Release 2006-07-01
Pages 55
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About the Series: No other series of classic texts equals the caliber of the Norton Critical Editions. Each volume combines the most authoritative text available with the comprehensive pedagogical apparatus necessary to appreciate the work fully. Careful editing, first-rate translation, and thorough explanatory annotations allow each text to meet the highest literary standards while remaining accessible to students. Each edition is printed on acid-free paper and every text in the series remains in print. Norton Critical Editions are the choice for excellence in scholarship for students at more than 2,000 universities worldwide.

King Henry V

King Henry V Author William Shakespeare
ISBN-10 1904271081
Release 1995-03-16
Pages 448
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Shakespeare's historical play of kingship and war, based on the life of Henry V.

Shakespeare s Theatres and the Effects of Performance

Shakespeare s Theatres and the Effects of Performance Author Farah Karim Cooper
ISBN-10 9781408157053
Release 2015-01-05
Pages 306
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How did Elizabethan and Jacobean acting companies create their visual and aural effects? What materials were available to them and how did they influence staging and writing? What impact did the sensations of theatre have on early modern audiences? How did the construction of the playhouses contribute to technological innovations in the theatre? What effect might these innovations have had on the writing of plays? Shakespeare's Theatres and The Effects of Performance is a landmark collection of essays by leading international scholars addressing these and other questions to create a unique and comprehensive overview of the practicalities and realities of the theatre in the early modern period.

The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare

The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare Author Margreta de Grazia
ISBN-10 0521658810
Release 2001-04-05
Pages 328
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A comprehensive, readable and authoritative introduction to the study of Shakespeare.

Shakespeare s Sonnets

Shakespeare s Sonnets Author William Shakespeare
Release 1905
Pages 268
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Shakespeare s Sonnets has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Shakespeare s Sonnets also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Shakespeare s Sonnets book for free.

Shakespeare Criticism in the Twentieth Century

Shakespeare Criticism in the Twentieth Century Author Michael Taylor
ISBN-10 0198711840
Release 2001
Pages 278
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Oxford Shakespeare Topics (General Editors Peter Holland and Stanley Wells) provide students, teachers, and interested readers with short books on important aspects of Shakespeare criticism and scholarship, including some general anthologies relating to Shakespeare. Shakespeare Criticism in the Twentieth Century traces the reception of Shakespeare in the critical literature from the end of Victorianism to the present day. It charts a course through the turbulent waters of the twentiethcentury's intense and prolific engagement with Shakespeare, dramatist and poet. This is not an exhaustive history: its aim is to describe the place of the major Shakespeare critics in the schools and movements of their times. Following an introductory overview of the major trends in Shakespeare criticism in their embattled state in the twentieth century, later chapters take up the various strands of this criticism in a more expansive manner. While recognizing that these strands work from genuine differences of principle and methodology, Taylor points out connections, parallels, and echoes between and among the critical approaches. The book ranges widely across the plays and poems, and canvasses all stages of Shakespeare's career.


Act Author SparkNotes Editors
ISBN-10 1586639609
Release 2003-06
Pages 440
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Act has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Act also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Act book for free.