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The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice

Third Series

  • Author: William Shakespeare,John Drakakis
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1903436818
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 460
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A major new edition of this much-studied and performed play.

Macbeth: A Critical Reader

Macbeth: A Critical Reader

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1472517393
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 352
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ARDEN RENAISSANCE DRAMA GUIDES offer students and academics practical and accessible introductions to the critical and performance contexts of key Elizabethan and Jacobean plays. Essays from leading international scholars provide invaluable insights into the text by presenting a range of critical perspectives, making the books ideal companions for study and research. Key features include: Essays on the play's critical and performance history A keynote essay on current research and thinking about the play A selection of new essays by leading scholars A survey of resources to direct students' further reading about the play in print and online Regularly performed and studied, Macbeth is not only one of Shakespeare's most popular plays but also provides us with one of the literary canon's most compellingly conflicted tragic figures. This guide offers fresh new ways into the play.

The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice

  • Author: William Shakespeare
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781492790433
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 120
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William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice. Are you looking for one of the best books of all time to read? Then you've come to the right spot! The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare is one of the best works of all time. Don't miss out on this great classic - read The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare today!

Cymbeline

Cymbeline

Third Series

  • Author: William Shakespeare
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1408151820
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 474
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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.

Much Ado About Nothing: Arden Performance Editions

Much Ado About Nothing: Arden Performance Editions

  • Author: William Shakespeare
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 147427210X
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 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.

The Arden Guide to Renaissance Drama

The Arden Guide to Renaissance Drama

An Introduction with Primary Sources

  • Author: Brinda Charry
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1472572262
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 360
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The Arden Guide to Renaissance Drama is a single critical and contextual resource for students embarking on an in-depth exploration of early modern drama, providing both critical insight and accessible contextual information. This companion equips students with the information needed to situate the plays in their socio-political, intellectual and literary contexts. Divided into two parts, it introduces students to the major authors and significant dramatic texts of the period and emphasises the importance of both a historicist and close-reading approach to better engage with these works. The Guide offers: · primary texts from key early modern scholars such as Machiavelli, Heywood and Sidney · contextual information vital to a full understanding of the drama of the period · close readings of 14 of the most widely studied play texts by Shakespeare and his contemporaries · a single resource to accompany any study of early modern drama This is an ideal companion for students of Renaissance drama, offering students and teachers a range of primary contextual sources to illuminate their understanding alongside close critical readings of the major plays of the period.

Romeo And Juliet

Romeo And Juliet

Shakespeare at Stratford Series

  • Author: Russell Jackson
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
  • ISBN: 9781903436141
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 241
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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?

Othello

Othello

  • Author: William Shakespeare
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Desdemona (Fictitious character)
  • Page: 253
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Arden Shakespeare Complete Works

Arden Shakespeare Complete Works

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

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Third Series

  • Author: William Shakespeare
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1408142775
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 400
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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.

Othello Thrift Study Edition

Othello Thrift Study Edition

  • Author: William Shakespeare
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486112780
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 176
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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.

Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

Third Series

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

Shakespeare's Pictures

Shakespeare's Pictures

Visual Objects in the Drama

  • Author: Keir Elam
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1408179776
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 400
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Shakespeare's Pictures is the first full-length study of visual objects in Shakespearean drama. In several plays (Hamlet, The Merchant of Venice and Twelfth Night, among others) pictures are brought on stage - in the form of portraits or other images - as part of the dramatic action. Shakespeare's characters show, exchange and describe them. The pictures arouse in their beholders strong feelings, of desire, nostalgia or contempt, and sometimes even taking the place of the people they depict. The pictures presented in Shakespeare's work are part of the language of the drama, and they have a significant impact on theatrical performance, from Shakespeare's time to our own. Keir Elam pays close attention to the iconographic and literary contexts of Shakespeare's pictures while also exploring their role in performance history. Highly illustrated with 46 images, this volume examines the conflicted cooperation between the visual and the verbal.

Histories

Histories

  • Author: William Shakespeare,Sylvan Barnet
  • Publisher: Everyman's Library
  • ISBN: 9780679436508
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 768
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Othello

Othello

  • Author: William Shakespeare
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Promptbooks
  • Page: 216
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Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

Third Series

  • Author: William Shakespeare
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1408151979
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 454
  • View: 4662
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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.

Titus Andronicus

Titus Andronicus

Third Series

  • Author: William Shakespeare,Jonathan Bate
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
  • ISBN: 9781904271147
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 328
  • View: 3580
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After centuries of vilification and neglect by both scholars and actors, Titus Andronicus has at last come to be recognized as one of ShakespeareÂ's early masterpieces. In this powerful and ground-breaking edition, Bate offers a complete and radical reappraisal of ShakespeareÂ's bloodiest tragedy, seeing it as one of the dramatistÂ's most inventive plays, a complex and self-conscious improvisation upon classical sources. BateÂ's introduction does full justice to the playÂ's artfulness and sophistication, puts forward new arguments regarding the playÂ's date, sources and early stage history, and devotes extended discussion to great modern productions such as those of Peter Brook and Deborah Warner. In an age in which dramatic representation of violence has become an issue of enormous controversy, Titus Andronicus is the essential play; BateÂ's seminal edition indicates just how far, with this early work, the young Shakespeare has already travelled towards the masterpiece of his maturity, King Lear. 'Â…a great edition of a great play' Julie Taymor, Director TITUS, 20th Century Fox, 1999 "Bate makes a really positive virtue of his treatment of the play in performance...putting a vigorous account of Titus on stage at very stage-centre in his Introduction. Using this section as a means for raising fundamental questions as to the playÂ's style, coherence, and meaning, Bate achieves a remarkable fusion between performance history and criticism." John Jowett, Shakespeare Survey 'Â…impressive and excitingÂ…' Barry Gaines, University of New Mexico, Shakespeare Quarterly 'This is an outstanding edition of Titus, especially for its treatment of textual questions and of recent performance history. It supersedes all previous editions' Dr P Hartle, St Catherines College, Cambridge

Shakespeare's Plants and Gardens: A Dictionary

Shakespeare's Plants and Gardens: A Dictionary

  • Author: Vivian Thomas,Nicki Faircloth
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1472558588
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 432
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Shakespeare lived when knowledge of plants and their uses was a given, but also at a time of unique interest in plants and gardens.His lifetime saw the beginning of scientific interest in plants, the first large-scale plant introductions from outside the country since Roman times, and the beginning of gardening as a leisure activity. Shakespeare's works show that he engaged with this new world to illuminate so many facets of his plays and poems. This dictionary offers a complete companion to Shakespeare's references to landscape, plants and gardens, including both formal and rural settings.It covers plants and flowers, gardening terms, and the activities that Shakespeare included within both cultivated and uncultivated landscapes as well as encompassing garden imagery in relation to politics, the state and personal lives. Each alphabetical entry offers an definition and overview of the term discussed in its historical context, followed by a guided tour of its use in Shakespeare's works and finally an extensive bibliography, including primary and secondary sources, books and articles.

Shakespeare in London

Shakespeare in London

  • Author: Hannah Crawforth,Sarah Dustagheer,Jennifer Young
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1408151804
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 280
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Shakespeare in London offers a lively and engaging new reading of some of Shakespeare's major work, informed by close attention to the language of his drama. The focus of the book is on Shakespeare's London, how it influenced his drama and how he represents it on stage. Taking readers on an imaginative journey through the city, the book moves both chronologically, from beginning to end of Shakespeare's dramatic career, and also geographically, traversing London from west to east. Each chapter focuses on one play and one key location, drawing out the thematic connections between that place and the drama it underwrites. Plays discussed in detail include Hamlet, Richard II, The Merchant of Venice, The Tempest, King Lear and Romeo and Juliet. Close textual readings accompany the wealth of contextual material, providing a fresh and exciting way into Shakespeare's work.

Othello (2009 edition)

Othello (2009 edition)

Oxford School Shakespeare

  • Author: William Shakespeare
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 9780198328735
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 208
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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.