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  • CYMBELINE / ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    CYMBELINE / ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9781903436028
    Title: CYMBELINE / ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The Arden Shakespeare is the established edition of Shakespeare's work. Justly celebrated for its authoritative scholarship and invaluable commentary, Arden guides you a richer understanding and appreciation of Shakespeare's plays.This edition of Cymbeline provides, a clear and authoritative text, detailed notes and commentary on the same page as the text, a full introduction discussing the critical and historical background to the play and appendices presenting sources and relevant extracts.

    Imprint: ARDEN - ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • DOUBLE FALSEHOOD / ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    DOUBLE FALSEHOOD / ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9781903436776
    Title: DOUBLE FALSEHOOD / ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    On December 1727 an intriguing play called Double Falshood; Or, The Distrest Lovers was presented for production by Lewis Theobald, who had it published in January 1728 after a successful run at the TheatreRoyal, Drury Lane, London. The title page to the published version claims that the play was 'Written Originally by W.SHAKESPEARE'. Double Falsehood's plot is a version of the story of Cardenio found in Cervantes's Don Quixote (1605) as translated by Thomas Shelton, published in 1612 though in circulation earlier. Documentary records testify to the existence of a play, certainly performed in 1613, by John Fletcher and William Shakespeare, probably entitled The History of Cardenio and presumed to have been lost. The audience in 1727 would certainly have recognised stage situations and dramatic structures and patterns reminiscent of those in Shakespeare's canonical plays as well as many linguistic echoes. This intriguing complex textual and performance history is thoroughly explored and debated in this fully annotated edition, including the views of other major Shakespeare scholars. The illustrated introduction provides a comprehensive overview of the debates and opinions surrounding the play and the text is fully annotated with detailed commentary notes as in any Arden edition.

    Imprint: ARDEN - ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • ELOQUENT SHAKESPEARE : A PRONOUNCING DICTIONARY FOR THE COMPLETE DRAMATIC WORKS
    ELOQUENT SHAKESPEARE : A PRONOUNCING DICTIONARY FOR THE COMPLETE DRAMATIC WORKS
    LOGAN GARY
    ISBN: 9780226491158
    Title: ELOQUENT SHAKESPEARE : A PRONOUNCING DICTIONARY FOR THE COMPLETE DRAMATIC WORKS
    Author: LOGAN GARY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    An actor's deepest desire is to be understood. But when asked to pronounce such words as 'chanson,' 'phantasime,' or 'quaestor,' many otherwise unflappable actors can be rendered speechless."The Eloquent Shakespeare" aims to untie those tongues and help anyone speak Shakespeare's language with ease. More than 17,000 entries make it the most comprehensive pronunciation guide to Shakespeare's words, from the common to the arcane. Each entry is written in the International Phonetic Alphabet and represents standard American pronunciations, making this dictionary perfect for North American professionals or non-native speakers of American English.Renowned Shakespearean voice and text coach Gary Logan has spent years teaching Shakespeare's works to some of the best actors in the world. His book includes proper names and foreign words and phrases, as well as an extensive introduction that covers everything from how to interpret the entries to scansion dynamics. Designed especially for actors, directors, stage managers, and teachers, "The Eloquent Shakespeare" is a one-of-a-kind resource for performing Shakespeare's dramatic works.

    Imprint: UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PR
    RRP: $83.00

    Price: $83.00
  • FINDING SHAKESPEARES NEW PLACE : An Archaeological Biography
    FINDING SHAKESPEARES NEW PLACE : An Archaeological Biography
    COLLS KEVIN
    ISBN: 9781526106490
    Title: FINDING SHAKESPEARES NEW PLACE : An Archaeological Biography
    Author: COLLS KEVIN
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Unique report on the major archaeological dig at Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon home and the implications for the Shakespearian biography.

    This ground-breaking book provides an abundance of fresh insights into Shakespeare's life in relation to his lost family home, New Place. The findings of a major archaeological excavation encourage us to think again about what New Place meant to Shakespeare and, in so doing, challenge some of the long-held assumptions of Shakespearian biography. New Place was the largest house in the borough and the only one with a courtyard. Shakespeare was only ever an intermittent lodger in London. His impressive home gave Shakespeare significant social status and was crucial to his relationship with Stratford-upon-Avon.

    Archaeology helps to inform biography in this innovative and refreshing study which presents an overview of the site from prehistoric times through to a richly nuanced reconstruction of New Place when Shakespeare and his family lived there, and beyond. This attractively illustrated book is for anyone with a passion for archaeology or Shakespeare.

    Imprint: MANCHESTER U/P
    RRP: $41.99

    Price: $41.99
  • GENIUS OF SHAKESPEARE : PICADOR CLASSIC
    GENIUS OF SHAKESPEARE : PICADOR CLASSIC
    BATE JONATHAN
    ISBN: 9781509822546
    Title: GENIUS OF SHAKESPEARE : PICADOR CLASSIC
    Author: BATE JONATHAN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    With an introduction by Simon Callow

    Judgements about the quality of works of art begin in opinion. But for the last two hundred years only the wilfully perverse (and Tolstoy) have denied the validity of the opinion that Shakespeare was a genius.

    Who was Shakespeare? Why has his writing endured? And what makes it so endlessly adaptable to different times and cultures? Exploring Shakespeare's life, including questions of authorship and autobiography, and charting how his legacy has grown over the centuries, this extraordinary book asks how Shakespeare has come to be such a powerful symbol of genius.

    Written with lively passion and wit, The Genius of Shakespeare is a fascinating biography of the life - and afterlife - of our greatest poet. Jonathan Bate, one of the world's leading Shakespearean scholars, has shown how the legend of Shakespeare's genius was created and sustained, and how the man himself became a truly global phenomenon.

    Imprint: PICADOR
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • HAMLET
    HAMLET
    SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9780141396507
    Title: HAMLET
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: NOVEMBER 2015 NEW RELEASE

    'O, from this time forth, My thoughts be bloody, or be nothing worth!'

    A young Prince meets his father's ghost in the middle of the night, who accuses his own brother, now married to his widow, of murdering him. The Prince devises a scheme to test the truth of the ghost's accusation, feigning wild insanity while plotting revenge. But his actions soon begins to wreak havoc on innocent and guilty alike, in Shakespeare's verbally dazzling and eternally enigmatic exploration of conscience, madness and the nature of humanity itself.

    'The Mona Lisa of literature' T. S. Eliot

    General Editor Stanley Wells
    Edited by T. J. B. Spencer
    Introduction by Alan Sinfield



    Imprint: PENGUIN CLASSIC
    RRP: $19.99
    Price: $19.99
  • HAMLET - ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    HAMLET - ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9781472518385
    Title: HAMLET - ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    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.

    Imprint: ARDEN - ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • HAMLET - PELICAN SHAKESPEARE
    HAMLET - PELICAN SHAKESPEARE
    SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9780143128540
    Title: HAMLET - PELICAN SHAKESPEARE
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: JUNE 2016 NEW RELEASE

    The legendary Pelican Shakespeare series features authoritative and meticulously researched texts paired with scholarship by renowned Shakespeareans. Each book includes an essay on the theatrical world of Shakespeare's time, an introduction to the individual play, and a detailed note on the text used. Updated by general editors Stephen Orgel and A. R. Braunmuller, these easy-to-read editions incorporate over thirty years of Shakespeare scholarship undertaken since the original series, edited by Alfred Harbage, appeared between 1956 and 1967. With stunning new covers, definitive texts, and illuminating essays, the Pelican Shakespeare will remain a valued resource for students, teachers, and theater professionals for many years to come.

    This edition of Hamlet is edited with an introduction by series editor A. R. Braunmuller.

    For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.



    Imprint: PELICAN
    RRP: $12.99
    Price: $12.99
  • HENRY IV PART ONE
    HENRY IV PART ONE
    SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9780141396682
    Title: HENRY IV PART ONE
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: OCTOBER 2015 NEW RELEASE

    'Come, sing me a bawdy song, make me merry. I was as virtuously given as a gentleman need to be. Virtuous enough. Swore little. Diced not above seven times a week'

    Prince Hal, the son of King Henry IV, spends his time in idle pleasure with dissolute friends, among them the roguish Sir John Falstaff. But when the kingdom is threatened by rebellious forces, the prince must abandon his feckless ways. Ranging from taverns and brothels to the royal court and the battlefield, Shakespeare's masterful drama shows a prodigal son rising to meet his destiny as a ruler of men.

    'The finest, most representative instance of what Shakespeare can do.' Harold Bloom

    General Introduction by Stanley Wells
    Edited by Peter Davison
    Introduction by Charles Edelman



    Imprint: PENGUIN CLASSIC
    RRP: $17.99
    Price: $17.99
  • HENRY IV PART TWO
    HENRY IV PART TWO
    SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9780141396699
    Title: HENRY IV PART TWO
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: OCTOBER 2015 NEW RELEASE

    'Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown'

    The old king Henry IV, sick and weary, must send out his forces - including the unruly Falstaff - to meet another rebellion that threatens to bring the country to the brink of civil war. But as the conflict grows, he must also confront a more personal problem - how to make his troublesome son Prince Hal accept his duty as heir and leave his carousing companions behind. Pitting youth against old age, father against son, carefree hope against the realities of ruling, this is an elegiac drama of pathos and regret.

    'This, of the history plays, is The Tragedy . . . the most lyrical Shakespeare ever wrote.' Simon Schama

    General Introduction by Stanley Wells
    Edited by Peter Davison
    Introduction by Adrian Poole



    Imprint: PENGUIN CLASSIC
    RRP: $17.99
    Price: $17.99
  • HENRY VI PART ONE
    HENRY VI PART ONE
    SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9780141396606
    Title: HENRY VI PART ONE
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: FEBRUARY 2016 NEW RELEASE

    Send between the red rose and the white. A thousand souls to death and deadly night'

    After the death of Henry V, the French revolt and threaten to reclaim their country from English rule. But while the young king Henry VI journeys to Paris to reaffirm his rule and his armies battle Joan of Arc abroad, discontent is also breeding at home between the two ancient houses of York and Lancaster. Filled with pageantry and spectacle, the opening play in Shakespeare's tetralogy dealing with the Wars of the Roses shows the origins of a conflict that caused bloodshed over England.

    General Editor Stanley Wells
    Edited by Norman Sanders
    Introduction by Jane Kingsley-Smith


    'Shakespeare is epic yet domestic, heightened yet humane, with universal themes that affect all humanity: love, hate, war, death, religion.' David Oyelowo



    Imprint: PENGUIN CLASSIC
    RRP: $24.99
    Price: $24.99
  • HENRY VIII
    HENRY VIII
    SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9780141396620
    Title: HENRY VIII
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: FEBRUARY 2016 NEW RELEASE

    'O, how wretched. Is that poor man that hangs on princes' favours!'

    Conspiracies and intrigue are rife in the court of Henry VIII, with Cardinal Wolsey at the heart of machinations. But when the King falls in love with Anne Bullen and decides to divorce his wife, he causes an irrevocable rift with the Roman Catholic Church. After the King's secret marriage to Anne, courtiers fall in and out of favour, Thomas Cromwell rises to power and deaths abound. The long-awaited birth of Elizabeth signifies either hope or disaster. Shakespeare's morally ambiguous, elusive late play examines power, authority and succession in a dangerous age.

    General Editor Stanley Wells
    Edited by A. R. Humphreys
    Introduction by C. M. S. Alexander

    'If we wish to know the force of human genius we should read Shakespeare.' William Hazlitt



    Imprint: PENGUIN CLASSIC
    RRP: $24.99
    Price: $24.99
  • JULIUS CAESAR - ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    JULIUS CAESAR - ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9781903436219
    Title: JULIUS CAESAR - ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This edition of one of Shakespeare's best known and most frequently performed plays argues for Julius Caesar as a new kind of political play, a radical departure from contemporary practice, combining fast action and immediacy with compelling rhetorical language, and finding a clear context for its study of tyranny in the last decade of the reign of Elizabeth 1.

    The richly experimental verse and the complex structure of the play are analysed in depth, and a strong case is made for this to be the first play to be performed at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.

    Imprint: ARDEN - ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • KING HENRY IV PART I / ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    KING HENRY IV PART I / ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9781904271352
    Title: KING HENRY IV PART I / ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    David Scott Kastan lucidly explores the remarkable richness and the ambitious design of King Henry IV Part 1 and shows how these complicate any easy sense of what kind of play it is. Conventionally regarded as a history play, much of it is in fact conspicuously invented fiction. Kastan argues that the non-historical comic plot does not simply parody the historical action but raises questions about the very nature of history. The full and engaging introduction devotes extensive discussion to the play's language, showing how its economic vocabulary provides texture for the social concerns of the play and focuses attention on the central relationship between value and political authority.

    Imprint: ARDEN - ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • KING HENRY IV PART II   /   ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    KING HENRY IV PART II / ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9781904271062
    Title: KING HENRY IV PART II / ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The Arden Shakespeare is the established edition of Shakespeare's work. Justly celebrated for its authoritative scholarship and invaluable commentary, Arden guides you a richer understanding and appreciation of Shakespeare's plays.This edition of King Henry IV Part II provides, a clear and authoritative text, detailed notes and commentary on the same page as the text, a full introduction discussing the critical and historical background to the play and appendices presenting sources and relevant extracts.

    Imprint: ARDEN - ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $20.00

    Price: $20.00
  • KING HENRY V   -   ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    KING HENRY V - ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9781904271086
    Title: KING HENRY V - ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Distinguished editor T.W. Craik makes an independent and balanced examination of the many textual problems of Henry V, providing many new emendations.

    "Craik's commentary is particularly ample and detailed, with careful attention to the play's language, textual problems, the interpretation of stage directions, and Shakespeare's handling of source materials...he builds up a distinct though traditionalist reading which, critically sympathetic and undogmatic, finds the play at once simple and subtle." John Jowett, Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare Survey, 1997

    'With the exceptionally thorough Arden notes, and the extensive editorial coverage, including recent stage history, this Henry V is the one to have.'Times Higher Education Supplement'

    Craik's commentary is exemplary in its thorough treatment of critical concerns, glossaries and explanations, theatrical matters, and source material.'Barry Gaines, University of New Mexico, Shakespeare Quarterly

    Imprint: ARDEN - ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
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