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  • 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
  • KING HENRY VI PART I
    KING HENRY VI PART I
    SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9781903436431
    Title: KING HENRY VI PART I
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: PRINT ON DEMAND



    Imprint: ARDEN - ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $27.99

    Price: $27.99
  • KING HENRY VI PART II - ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    KING HENRY VI PART II - ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9781903436639
    Title: KING HENRY VI PART II - ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    This edition celebrates King Henry VI Part 2 as one of the most exciting and dynamic plays of the English renaissance theatre, with its exploration of power politics and social revolution and its focus on the relationship between divine justice and sin. An extensive discussion of performance history traces the play's progress on stage from abridgement and adaptation to full historical epic. A survey of criticism discusses the wide range of responses provoked by the play's handling of its historical theme, and concludes by focusing on the element of burlesque in the attempted social revolution portrayed.

    Imprint: ARDEN - ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • KING HENRY VI PART III  /  ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    KING HENRY VI PART III / ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9781903436318
    Title: KING HENRY VI PART III / ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In their lively and engaging edition of this sometimes neglected early play, Cox and Rasmussen make a strong claim for it as a remarkable work, revealing a confidence and sureness that few earlier plays can rival. They show how the young Shakespeare, working closely from his chronicle sources, nevertheless shaped his complex material freely to make it both theatrically effective and poetically innovative. The resulting work creates, in Queen Margaret, one of Shakespeare's strongest female roles and is the source of the popular view of Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick as 'kingmaker'. Focusing on the history of the play both in terms of performance and criticism, the editors open it to a wide and challenging variety of interpretative and editorial paradigms.

    Imprint: ARDEN - ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • KING HENRY VIII - ARDEN SHAKEPEARE
    KING HENRY VIII - ARDEN SHAKEPEARE
    SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9781903436257
    Title: KING HENRY VIII - ARDEN SHAKEPEARE
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    King Henry VIII has one of the fullest theatrical histories of any play in the Shakespeare canon, yet has been consistently misrepresented, both in performance and in criticism. This edition offers a new perspective on this ironic, multi-layered, collaborative play, revealing it as a complex meditation on the progress of Reformation which sees English life since Henry VIII's day as a series of bewildering changes in national and personal allegiance and represents 'history' as the product of varied and contradictory testimony. McMullan makes a powerful claim for the rehabilitation of Henry VIII, providing the fullest performance history of any edition to date and reading the work not as a marginal 'late' Shakespeare play but as a play which is paradigmatic of the achievement of Renaissance drama as a whole.'This is a staggeringly brilliant, captivating edition that will undoubtedly occasion a huge surge of critical interest in this neglected play. For those of use who have never taken Henry VIII very seriously ' perhaps dismissing it as a late collaborative play of no consequence or as conservative propaganda ' McMullan's introduction is genuinely revelatory.' Eric Rasmussen, University of Nevada at Reno, Shakespeare Survey

    Imprint: ARDEN - ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • KING LEAR
    KING LEAR
    SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9780141396460
    Title: KING LEAR
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: OCTOBER 2015 NEW RELEASE

    'How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is To have a thankless child!'

    An ageing king rejects the young daughter who loves him and misplaces his trust in her malevolent sisters, who strip him of his power and condemn him to a wretched wasteland of horror and insanity. Set in a pitiless universe, Shakespeare's bleak and brutal tragedy, written at the height of his powers, is a towering masterpiece of fierce poetry and vast imaginative scope.

    'The most perfect specimen of the dramatic art existing in the world.' Percy Bysshe Shelley

    General Introduction by Stanley Wells
    Edited by George Hunter
    Introduction by Kiernan Ryan



    Imprint: PENGUIN CLASSIC
    RRP: $19.99
    Price: $19.99
  • KING LEAR - ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    KING LEAR - ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9781903436592
    Title: KING LEAR - ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    'By far the best edition of King Lear - in respect of both textual and other matters - that we now have.'John Lyon, English Language Notes'This volume is a treasure-trove of precise information and stimulating comments on practically every aspect of the Lear-universe. I know of no other edition which I would recommend with such confidence: to students, professional colleagues and also the 'educated public'.'Dieter Mehl, Shakespeare Jahrbuch,

    Imprint: ARDEN - ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • KING LEAR - PELICAN SHAKESPEARE
    KING LEAR - PELICAN SHAKESPEARE
    SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9780143128557
    Title: KING LEAR - 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 King Lear presents a conflated text, combining the 1608 Quarto and 1623 Folio Texts, edited with an introduction by series editor Stephen Orgel.

    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
  • KING RICHARD II - ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    KING RICHARD II - ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9781903436332
    Title: KING RICHARD II - ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This richly annotated edition takes a fresh look at the first part of Shakespeare's second tetralogy of history plays, showing how it relates to the other plays in the sequence. Forker places the play in its political context, discussing its relation to competing theories of monarchy, looking at how it faced censorship because of possible comparisons between Richard II and Elizabeth I, and how Bolingbroke's rebellion could be compared to the Essex rising of the time. This edition also reconsiders Shakespeare's use of sources, asking why he chose to emphasise one approach over another. Forker also looks at the play's rich afterlife, and the many interpretations that actors and directors have taken. Finally, the edition looks closely at the aesthetic relationship between language, character, structure and political import.

    Imprint: ARDEN - ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • KING RICHARD III - ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    KING RICHARD III - ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9781903436899
    Title: KING RICHARD III - ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Richard III is one of the great Shakespearean characters and roles. James R Siemon examines the attraction of this villain to audiences and focuses on how beguiling, even funny, he can be, especially in the earlier parts of the play. Siemon also places King Richard III in its historical context; as Elizabeth I had no heirs the issue of succession was a very real one for Shakespeare's audience.

    The introduction is well-illustrated and provides a comprehensive account of the play and of critical approaches to it.

    The edition also provides a clear and authoritative playtext, edited to the most rigorous standards of scholarship, with detailed notes and commentary on the same page.

    With a wealth of helpful and incisive commentary the Arden Shakespeare is the finest edition of Shakespeare you can find, giving a deeper understanding and appreciation of his work.

    Imprint: ARDEN - ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • LOVES LABOURS LOST
    LOVES LABOURS LOST
    SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9780141396439
    Title: LOVES LABOURS LOST
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: FEBRUARY 2016 NEW RELEASE

    'What fool is not so wise. To lose an oath to win a paradise?'

    A king and his lords form an austere academy, swearing to have no contact with women for three years. But when the Princess of neighbouring France arrives with her female attendants, their pledge is quickly placed under strain. Soon all are smitten and confusion abounds, in Shakespeare's hopeful, open-hearted and verbally dazzling comedy of deception, desire and mistaken identity.

    General Editor Stanley Wells
    Edited with an introduction by John Kerrigan


    'The most beautiful of Shakespeare's comedies.' Kenneth Branagh



    Imprint: PENGUIN CLASSIC
    RRP: $22.99
    Price: $22.99
  • LOVES LABOURS LOST   -   ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    LOVES LABOURS LOST - ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9781904271109
    Title: LOVES LABOURS LOST - ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    'With the publication of Woudhuysen's Arden 3 edition, the magisterial study of the play that will energise a new generation of readers and directors has now arrived.'Eric Rasmussen, University of Nevada at Reno, Shakespeare Survey

    Imprint: ARDEN - ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • MACBETH
    MACBETH
    SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9780141396316
    Title: MACBETH
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    'Stars, hide your fires, Let not light see my black and deep desires'

    Promised a golden future as ruler of Scotland by supernatural forces, Macbeth, spurred on by his wife, murders the king to ensure his ambitions come true. But he soon learns the meaning of terror - killing once, he must kill again and again, while the dead return to haunt him. A blood-soaked drama of murder, madness and the uncanny, Macbeth is an anatomy of fear and a bleak portrayal of what some will do to achieve their desires.

    'Shakespeare - the nearest thing in incarnation to the eye of God.' Laurence Olivier

    General Introduction by Stanley Wells
    Edited by George Hunter
    Introduction by Carol Rutter



    Imprint: PENGUIN CLASSIC
    RRP: $19.99
    Price: $19.99
  • MACBETH - ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    MACBETH - ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9781904271413
    Title: MACBETH - ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    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.

    Imprint: ARDEN - ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • MACBETH - PELICAN SHAKESPEARE
    MACBETH - PELICAN SHAKESPEARE
    SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9780143128564
    Title: MACBETH - 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 Macbeth is edited with an introduction by series editor Stephen Orgel.

    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
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