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  • MEASURE FOR MEASURE
    MEASURE FOR MEASURE
    SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9780141396552
    Title: MEASURE FOR MEASURE
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: OCTOBER 2015 NEW RELEASE

    'Redeem thy brother By yielding up thy body to my will'

    A young man is condemned to death for breaking a law forbidding sex outside marriage. When his sister pleads with the Lord Angelo to save him, he offers her a bargain - her brother's life in exchange for her virginity. One of Shakespeare's most enigmatic plays, Measure for Measure is a morally complex drama of intricate moves and countermoves that explores falsehood, justice and humanity's best and basest instincts.

    'Language is his power. His characters are precisely the words they speak.' A. S. Byatt

    General Introduction by Stanley Wells
    Edited by J. M. Nosworthy
    Introduction by Julia Briggs



    Imprint: PENGUIN CLASSIC
    RRP: $19.99
    Price: $19.99
  • MEASURE FOR MEASURE / ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    MEASURE FOR MEASURE / ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9781903436448
    Title: MEASURE FOR MEASURE / 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 Measure for Measure 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
  • MEASURE FOR MEASURE / RSC
    MEASURE FOR MEASURE / RSC
    SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9780230243903
    Title: MEASURE FOR MEASURE / RSC
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK


    Imprint: PALGRAVE
    RRP: $19.95
    Price: $19.95
  • MERCHANT OF VENICE  /  ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    MERCHANT OF VENICE / ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9781903436813
    Title: MERCHANT OF VENICE / ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The Merchant of Venice is perhaps most associated not with its titular hero, Antonio, but with the complex figure of the money lender, Shylock. The play was described as a comedy in the First Folio but modern audiences find it more problematic to categorise. The vilification of Shylock 'the Jew' can be very uncomfortable for a post-holocaust audience and debates continue as to whether Shakespeare's portrayal of this complex man is sympathetic or anti-semitic. John Drakakis's comprehensive introduction traces the stage history of the figure of the Jew and looks boldly at twenty-first century issues surrounding it. He also explores other themes of the play such as father-daughter relations, the power of money and the forceful character of Portia, offering readers an energetic, original and revelatory reading of this challenging play. The Arden Shakespeare has long set the gold standard in annotated, scholarly editions of the plays. Each Arden edition offers an authoritative text with comprehensive commentary notes together with a lengthy, illustrated introduction by a leading scholar exploring the play's critical, theatrical and historical contexts.

    Imprint: ARDEN - ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • MERCHANT OF VENICE / RSC
    MERCHANT OF VENICE / RSC
    SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9780230243866
    Title: MERCHANT OF VENICE / RSC
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK


    Imprint: PALGRAVE
    RRP: $19.95
    Price: $19.95
  • MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR
    MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR
    SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9780141396576
    Title: MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: DECEMBER 2015 NEW RELEASE

    'We'll leave a proof, by that which we will do, Wives may be merry, and yet honest too'

    In need of money, the fat and foolish Falstaff devises a scheme to seduce two married women and steal their husbands' wealth. But the wives soon discover his plan and join forces to plot their own revenge. Relentlessly inventive and yet set in a familiar domestic world of everyday English life, this comic humiliation of a ridiculous would-be Romeo is an exuberant and ultimately joyful celebration of the restorative power of laughter.

    'It never yet had reader or spectator, who did not think it too soon at end.' Samuel Johnson

    General Editor Stanley Wells
    Edited by G. R. Hibbard
    Introduction by Catherine Richardson



    Imprint: PENGUIN CLASSIC
    RRP: $22.99
    Price: $22.99
  • MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR - ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR - ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9781904271123
    Title: MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR - ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    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 stimulating new 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. It draws out the complexities of Merry Wives as a multi-plot play, and takes a fresh and challenging look at both textual and dating issues; a facsimile of the first Quarto is included as an appendix. The play's extensive performance history, both dramatic and operatic, is fully explored and discussed.'This is a significant and substantive edition, in that nothing has been taken for granted, everything has been opened to reconsideration. The commentary is exceptionally detailed and attentive to questions of language and meaning.'John Jowett, Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham, Shakespeare Quarterly

    Imprint: ARDEN - ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM
    MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM
    SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9780143128588
    Title: MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: SEPTEMBER 2016 NEW RELEAS

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    Imprint: PENGUIN CLASSIC
    RRP: $12.99
    Price: $12.99
  • MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM   -   ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM - ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9781903436608
    Title: MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM - 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 A Midsummer Night's Dream 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
  • MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM / PELICAN SHAKESPEARE
    MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM / PELICAN SHAKESPEARE
    SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9780140714555
    Title: MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM / PELICAN SHAKESPEARE
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    The new Pelican Shakespeare series incorporates the more than thirty years of Shakespeare scholarship undertaken since the acclaimed original series, edited by Alfred Harbage, appeared between 1956 and 1967.

    The general editors of the new series of forty volumes-the renowned Shakespeareans Stephen Orgel of Stanford University and A. R. Braunmuller of UCLA-have assembled a team of eminent scholars who have, along with the general editors themselves, prepared new introductions and notes to all of Shakespeare's plays and poems. Redesigned in an easy-to-read format that preserves the favorite features of the original, including an essay on the theatrical world of Shakespeare, an introduction to the individual play, and a note on the text used.

    The new Pelican Shakespeare will be an excellent resource for students, teachers, and theatre professionals well into the twenty first century.



    Imprint: PELICAN
    RRP: $12.99
    Price: $12.99
  • MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
    MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
    SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9780141396590
    Title: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: NOVEMBER 2015 NEW RELEASE

    'When I said I would die a bachelor, I did not think I should live till I were married'

    Beatrice and Benedick both claim they are determined never to marry. But when their friends trick them into believing that each harbours secret feelings for the other, the pair begin to question whether their witty banter and verbal sparring conceals something deeper. Schemes abound, misunderstandings proliferate and matches are eventually made in this dazzling, dark-edged comedy of mature love and second chances.

    'He was not of an age, but for all time.' Ben Jonson

    General Introduction by Stanley Wells
    Edited by R. A. Foakes
    Introduction by Janette Dillon



    Imprint: PENGUIN CLASSIC
    RRP: $19.99
    Price: $19.99
  • MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING  /  ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING / ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9781903436837
    Title: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING / ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Much Ado About Nothing boasts one of Shakespeare's most delightful heroines, most dancing wordplay, and the endearing spectacle of intellectual and social self-importance bested by the desire to love and be loved in return. It offers both the dancing wit of the "merry war" between the sexes, and a sobering vision of the costs of that combat for both men and women. Shakespeare dramatizes a social world in all of its vibrant particulars, in which characters are shaped by the relations between social convention and individual choice.This edition of the play offers in its introduction and commentary an extensive discussion of the materials that informed Shakespeare's compositional choices, both those conventional sources and other contexts, from cuckold jokes to conduct books, which inform the ideas and identities of this play. Particular attention is devoted to Renaissance understandings of gender identity and social rank, as well as to the social valences of Shakespeare's stylistic choices. A treatment of staging possibilities offers illustrations drawn from the earliest and recent theatrical practices, and a critical history examines the fate of the play in the changing trends of academic scholarship. "The text is superb...the critical introduction is predictably smart and engaging, exactly the sort of essay one would recommend to students."Eric Rasmussen, Shakespeare Survey

    Imprint: ARDEN - ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • OTHELLO
    OTHELLO
    SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9780141396514
    Title: OTHELLO
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: OCTOBER 2015 NEW RELEASE

    'Look to her, Moor, if thou hast eyes to see. She has deceived her father, and may thee'

    A soldier of great standing and a newly married man, Othello seems to be in an enviable position. And yet, when his supposed friend sows doubts in his mind about his wife's fidelity, he is gradually consumed by suspicion. In this tragedy of strange, ornate beauty and remarkable psychological power, innocence is corrupted, and goodness and happiness are wantonly destroyed.

    'It makes evil specific and precise and human.' Sam Mendes

    General Introduction by Stanley Wells
    Edited by Kenneth Muir
    Introduction by Tom McAlindon



    Imprint: PENGUIN CLASSIC
    RRP: $17.99
    Price: $17.99
  • OTHELLO - ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    OTHELLO - ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9781472571762
    Title: OTHELLO - ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This second edition of Othello has a new, illustrated introduction by leading American scholar Ayanna Thompson, which addresses such key issues as race, religion and gender, as well as looking at ways in which the play has been adapted in more recent times.

    Othello is one of Shakespeare's great tragedies-written in the same five-year period as Hamlet, King Lear, and Macbeth. The new introduction attends to the play's different meanings throughout history, while articulating the historical context in which Othello was created, paying particular attention to Shakespeare's source materials and the evidence about early modern constructions of racial and religious difference. It also explores the life of the play in different historical moments, demonstrating how meanings and performances develop, accrue, and metamorphose over time. The volume provides a rich and current resource, making this best-selling play edition ideal for today's students at advanced school and undergraduate level.

    Imprint: ARDEN - ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $19.00

    Price: $19.00
  • OXFORD DICTIONARY OF ORIGINAL SHAKESPEARE PRONUNCIATION
    OXFORD DICTIONARY OF ORIGINAL SHAKESPEARE PRONUNCIATION
    CRYSTAL DAVID
    ISBN: 9780199668427
    Title: OXFORD DICTIONARY OF ORIGINAL SHAKESPEARE PRONUNCIATION
    Author: CRYSTAL DAVID
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This dictionary is the first comprehensive description of Shakespearean original pronunication (OP), enabling practitioners to deal with any queries about the pronunciation of individual words. It includes all the words in the First Folio, transcribed using IPA, and the accompanying website hosts sound files as a further aid to pronunciation.

    Imprint: OXFORD
    RRP: $63.99

    Price: $63.99
  • PERICLES
    PERICLES
    SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9780141396637
    Title: PERICLES
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: NOVEMBER 2015 NEW RELEASE

    'One sin, I know, another doth provoke; Murder's as near to lust as flame to smoke'

    Pericles, Prince of Tyre, must solve a riddle in order to marry, or be put to death. But when the answer reveals a horrific secret, the young man faces his greatest dilemma. Danger and adventure follow as Pericles flees the city to find his fortune elsewhere, in a fast-paced, emotionally charged drama of families lost and reunited, evil punished and virtue rewarded.

    'Shakespeare is woven into our history, our most private selves . . . he is everywhere.' Dominic Dromgoole

    General Introduction by Stanley Wells
    Edited with an Introduction by Eugene Giddens



    Imprint: PENGUIN CLASSIC
    RRP: $19.99
    Price: $19.99
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