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  • ROMEO AND JULIET - PELICAN SHAKESPEARE
    ROMEO AND JULIET - PELICAN SHAKESPEARE
    SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9780143128571
    Title: ROMEO AND JULIET - 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 Romeo and Juliet is edited with an introduction by Peter Holland.

    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
  • SHAKESPEARE : THE BIOGRAPHY
    SHAKESPEARE : THE BIOGRAPHY
    ACKROYD PETER
    ISBN: 9780749386559
    Title: SHAKESPEARE : THE BIOGRAPHY
    Author: ACKROYD PETER
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Peter Ackroyd's marvellous biography is a living attempt to reach into the heart of Shakespeare.He creates an intimate and immediate connection with his subject, so that the book reads like the work of a contemporary - meeting Shakespeare afresh on his own ground.Written with intuition and imagination unique to Peter Ackroyd, this is a book by a writer about a writer, and a fascinating and detailed depiction of the world Shakespeare inhabited.

    Imprint: VINTAGE
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • SHAKESPEARE : THE WORLD AS A STAGE
    SHAKESPEARE : THE WORLD AS A STAGE
    BRYSON BILL
    ISBN: 9780007197903
    Title: SHAKESPEARE : THE WORLD AS A STAGE
    Author: BRYSON BILL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    This short biography of William Shakespeare by world famous writer Bill Bryson brims with the author's inimitable wit and intelligence.

    Examining centuries of myths, half-truths and downright lies, Bill Bryson makes sense of the man behind the masterpieces. As he leads us through the crowded streets of Elizabethan England, he brings to life the places and characters that inspired Shakespeare's work, with his trademark wit and accessibility. Along the way he delights in the inventiveness of Shakespeare's language, which has given us so many of the indispensable words and phrases we use today, and celebrates the Bard's legacy to our literature, culture and history.

    Drawing together information from a vast array of sources, this is a masterful account of the life and works of William Shakespeare, one of the most famous and most enigmatic people ever to have lived – not to mention a classic piece of Bill Bryson, author of ‘A Short History of Nearly Everything' and ‘Notes from a Small Island'.

    Imprint: COLLINS
    RRP: $18.99

    Price: $18.99
  • SHAKESPEARE AND ME : GREAT WRITERS ACTORS AND DIRECTORS ON WHAT THE BARD MEANS TO THEM AND US
    SHAKESPEARE AND ME : GREAT WRITERS ACTORS AND DIRECTORS ON WHAT THE BARD MEANS TO THEM AND US
    CARSON SUSANNAH
    ISBN: 9781780748474
    Title: SHAKESPEARE AND ME : GREAT WRITERS ACTORS AND DIRECTORS ON WHAT THE BARD MEANS TO THEM AND US
    Author: CARSON SUSANNAH
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Leading lights of the theatre and literary world - including Ralph Fiennes, James Franco, Margaret Drabble, Isabel Allende, Sir Ben Kingsley - reflect on why we can't get enough of the Bard


    Why Shakespeare? What explains our continued fascination with his poems and plays?

    In Shakespeare and Me, Susannah Carson invites forty actors, directors, scholars, and writers to reflect on why his work is still such a vital part of our culture. We hear from James Earl Jones on reclaiming Othello as a tragic hero, Sir Ben Kingsley on communicating Shakespeare's ideas through performance, Julie Taymor on turning Prospero into Prospera, Brian Cox on social conflict in his time and ours, Germaine Greer on the playwright's home life, Dame Harriet Walter on the complexity of his heroines, and Sir Antony Sher on feeling at home in Shakespeare's language. Together they provide a fresh appreciation of Shakespeare's works as a living legacy to be read, seen, performed, adapted, revised, wrestled with, and embraced.

    Imprint: ONE WORLD
    RRP: $21.99

    Price: $21.99
  • SHAKESPEARES LOST PLAY : IN SEARCH OF CARDENIO
    SHAKESPEARES LOST PLAY : IN SEARCH OF CARDENIO
    DORAN GREGORY
    ISBN: 9781848422087
    Title: SHAKESPEARES LOST PLAY : IN SEARCH OF CARDENIO
    Author: DORAN GREGORY
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A woman seduced and a friend betrayed; desire, deceit and disguise in the heat and dust of Andalucia. RSC Chief Associate Director Gregory Doran spent years investigating the mystery of Shakespeare's lost play. This is his story, a quest to discover and stage a missing masterpiece.

    Imprint: NICK HERN
    RRP: $28.99

    Price: $28.99
  • SHAKESPEARES SONNETS
    SHAKESPEARES SONNETS
    SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9781408017975
    Title: SHAKESPEARES SONNETS
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Shakespeare's Sonnets are universally loved and much-quoted throughout the world, while debates still rage as to the identity of the Dark Lady and how autobiographical the sonnets really are. The only edition of the sonnets published in Shakespeare's lifetime was published in 1609 and this revised edition is published to mark their 400th anniversary. First published in 1997 to much critical acclaim, the Sonnets has been a consistent best-seller in the Arden Shakespeare series. Katherine Duncan-Jones tackles the controversies and mysteries surrounding these beautiful poems head on, and explores the issues of sexuality to be found in them, making this a truly modern edition for today's readers and students. This revised edition has been updated and corrected in the light of new scholarship and critical thinking since its first publication.

    Imprint: ARDEN - ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • SHAKESPEARES STORYTELLERS
    SHAKESPEARES STORYTELLERS
    HARDY BARBARA
    ISBN: 9780720610536
    Title: SHAKESPEARES STORYTELLERS
    Author: HARDY BARBARA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE



    Imprint: PETER OWEN
    RRP: $43.95

    Price: $43.95
  • TAMING OF THE SHREW
    TAMING OF THE SHREW
    SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9780141396583
    Title: TAMING OF THE SHREW
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: NOVEMBER 2015 NEW RELEASE

    'Why, there's a wench! Come on, and kiss me, Kate'

    The beautiful and sharp-tongued Katherina has sworn never to accept the demands of any would-be husband. But when she is pursued by the wily Petruchio, it seems that she has finally met her match. As he meets her caustic words with capricious cruelty, Katherina is forced to reconsider her position, in one of the greatest and most controversial of all comic battles of the sexes.

    'I pity the man who cannot enjoy Shakespeare.' George Bernard Shaw

    General Introduction by Stanley Wells
    Edited by G. R. Hibbard
    Introduction by M. J. Kidnie



    Imprint: PENGUIN CLASSIC
    RRP: $19.99
    Price: $19.99
  • TAMING OF THE SHREW  /  ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    TAMING OF THE SHREW / ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9781903436936
    Title: TAMING OF THE SHREW / ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The Taming of the Shrew is unique among Shakespeare's plays and is a perennial and compelling success in the theatre. Its reception is marked, however, by ongoing debate over the meaning and worth of the play.

    This edition disengages Shakespeare's exuberant and disturbing marital farce from the tangled history of its reception. It views the two sixteenth-century Shrew plays as textually independent but theatrically interdependent and so includes the full text of The Taming of A Shrew in an appendix.

    While the Introduction and commentary focus on the critical and theatrical debate surrounding the play, the original and comprehensive editing of the playtext makes available a 'different' Shrew, more open to the reader's interpretation than is usually the case. Barbara Hodgdon is a distinguised feminist scholar whose reading of the play offers a stimulating array of ideas and and questions about this enduringly popular yet challenging comedy.

    The Arden Shakespeare has long set the gold standard in annotated, scholarly editions of the plays. Each Arden edition offers a modernised text with comprehensive commentary notes glossing meanings, discussing staging issues and explaining literary allusions, 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
  • TEMPEST
    TEMPEST
    SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9780141396309
    Title: TEMPEST
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: MARCH 2016 NEW RELEASE

    'We are such stuff, As dreams are made on, and our little life, Is rounded with a sleep'

    A storm rages. Prospero and his daughter watch from their desert island as a ship carrying the royal family is wrecked. Miraculously, all on board survive. Plotting, mistaken identities, bewitching love and enchantment follow as the travellers explore this mysterious place of spirits and monsters, and discover that all is not as it seems. Shakespeare's late, great play is a work filled with marvels, music and strangeness, fully exploiting the power of language and the magic of theatre.

    'Shakespeare, coming upon me unawares, struck me like a thunderbolt.' Hector Berlioz

    General Editor Stanley Wells
    Edited with an Introduction by Martin Butler



    Imprint: PENGUIN CLASSIC
    RRP: $19.99
    Price: $19.99
  • TEMPEST - ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    TEMPEST - ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9781408133477
    Title: TEMPEST - ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    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. Most importantly it looks at Julie Taymor's ground-breaking 2010 film starring Helen Mirren as "Prospera." 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 students and theatre practitioners.

    Imprint: ARDEN - ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $21.99

    Price: $21.99
  • TIMON OF ATHENS
    TIMON OF ATHENS
    SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9780141396491
    Title: TIMON OF ATHENS
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: OCTOBER 2015 NEW RELEASE

    'What a god's gold, That he is worshipped in a baser temple Than where swine feed!'

    After squandering his wealth with prodigal extravagance, a rich Athenian philanthropist finds himself deep in debt. He is certain that the friends he has showered with riches will come to his aid, but instead they turn their backs on him and he sinks into bitterness, at war with the world. Incisive and often scathingly funny, Shakespeare's parable of power and greed shows the folly of mankind in thrall to money.

    'No writer, before or since, has so deeply understood the human condition.' John Mortimer

    General Introduction by Stanley Wells
    Edited by G. R. Hibbard
    Introduction by Nicholas Walton



    Imprint: PENGUIN CLASSIC
    RRP: $19.99
    Price: $19.99
  • TIMON OF ATHENS - ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    TIMON OF ATHENS - ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9781903436974
    Title: TIMON OF ATHENS - ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK


    Timon of Athens has struck many readers as rough and unpolished, perhaps even unfinished, though to others it has appeared as Shakespeare's most profound tragic allegory. Described by Coleridge as 'the stillborn twin of King Lear', the play has nevertheless proved brilliantly effective in performance over the past thirty or forty years.This edition accepts and contributes to the growing scholarly consensus that the play is not Shakespeare's solo work, but is the result of his collaboration with Thomas Middleton, who wrote about a third of it. The editors offer an account of the process of collaboration and discuss the different ways that each author contributes to the play's relentless look at the corruption and greed of society. They provide, as well, detailed annotation of the text and explore the wide range of critical and theatrical interpretations that the play has engendered. Tracing both its satirical and tragic strains, their introduction presents a perspective on the play's meanings that combines careful elucidation of historical context with analysis of its relevance to modern-day society. An extensive and well-illustrated account of the play's production history generates a rich sense of how the play can speak to different historical moments in specific and rewarding ways.

    Imprint: ARDEN - ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • TITUS ANDRONICUS
    TITUS ANDRONICUS
    SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9780141396323
    Title: TITUS ANDRONICUS
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: DECEMBER 2015 NEW RELEASE

    'Hark, villains, I will grind your bones to dust, And with your blood and it I'll make a paste'

    An embittered Roman general returns from war, having captured the Queen of the Goths and her three sons. Sacrificing the eldest, in memory of his own sons killed in battle, he provokes the queen's unending hatred. And when she gains power by her marriage to the new emperor of Rome, she quickly begins to plot a murderous revenge of barely conceivable cruelty, in Shakespeare's first and most savagely bloody tragedy.

    'This is tragedy naked, godless and unredeemed.' Kenneth Tynan

    General Editor Stanley Wells
    Edited by Sonia Massai
    Introduction by Jacques Berthoud



    Imprint: PENGUIN CLASSIC
    RRP: $19.99
    Price: $19.99
  • TITUS ANDRONICUS - ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    TITUS ANDRONICUS - ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9781903436059
    Title: TITUS ANDRONICUS - ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    After centuries of neglect by both scholars and actors, Titus Andronicus has at last come to be recognized as one of Shakespeare's early masterpieces. In this powerful and ground-breaking edition, Bate offers a complete and radical reappraisal of Shakespeare's bloodiest tragedy, seeing it as one of the dramatist's most inventive plays, a complex and self-conscious improvisation upon classical sources. Bate's introduction does full justice to the play's artfulness and sophistication, puts forward new arguments regarding its date, sources and early stage history, and devotes extended discussion to great modern productions such as those of Peter Brook and Deborah Warner.

    Imprint: ARDEN - ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • TROILUS AND CREDDIA
    TROILUS AND CREDDIA
    SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9780141396415
    Title: TROILUS AND CREDDIA
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: FEBRUARY 2016 NEW RELEASE

    'Lechery, still wars and lechery; nothing else holds fashion'

    It is the seventh year of the Trojan War. The Greek army is camped outside Troy, and Achilles - their military hero - refuses to fight. Inside the city, Troilus, the Trojan King's son, falls in love with Cressida, whose father has defected to the Greek camp. In an exchange of prisoners the couple are split - they believe for ever. The honour of lovers and soldiers is tested as a fierce battle begins, in Shakespeare's tragic drama of war, desire, hatred and heroism.

    General Editor Stanley Wells
    Edited with an introduction by C. J. Burrow

    'A wealth of noble themes, heroic characters and sublime settings.' Simon Callow



    Imprint: PENGUIN CLASSIC
    RRP: $24.99
    Price: $24.99
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