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  • PERICLES  /  ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    PERICLES / ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9781903436851
    Title: PERICLES / ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: PRINT ON DEMAND

    Suzanne Gossett offers a full and critical performance history, with an introduction showing how the play's performance history has paralled the criticism. It then gives an interpretation of this two-generation romance, with its successive male and female central characters, based on a reading 'through the family', and influenced by the feminist and new historicist criticism of the last two decades. The edition integrates cumulative research on Shakespeare's collaborative authorship and the transmission of the text without rewriting the play or ignoring years of emendations.

    Imprint: ARDEN - ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • POEMS AND SONNETS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
    POEMS AND SONNETS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
    SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9781853264160
    Title: POEMS AND SONNETS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    With an Introduction by Tim Cook.

    Shakespeare's sonnets have an intensity of both feeling and meaning unmatched in English sonnet form. They divide into two parts; the first 126 sonnets are addressed to a fair youth for whom the poet has an obsessive love and the second chronicles his love for the notorious "Dark Lady".'

    In addition to the sonnets, this volume includes Shakespeare's two lengthy narrative poems on classical themes, 'The Rape of Lucrece' which looks forward to the dark imagery of 'Macbeth', and 'Venus and Adonis' which mixes ribaldry and tragedy in unique Shakespearean manner. 'The Phoenix and the Turtle' is a beautiful metaphysical and allegorical short elegy, and takes its place with Shakespeare's better-known poetry.

    Imprint: WORDSWORTH EDITIONS
    RRP: $16.95

    Price: $16.95
  • POEMS SHAKESPEARE
    POEMS SHAKESPEARE
    SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9780415027526
    Title: POEMS SHAKESPEARE
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: ARDEN - ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $21.95
    Price: $21.95
  • RICHARD II
    RICHARD II
    SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9780141396644
    Title: RICHARD II
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Banishing his cousin, Bolingbroke, King Richard II prevents a dispute from turning bloody. But Richard is an arrogant and despotic ruler, prone to tyranny and vanity, who listens only to his flatterers. As favour turns against him and Bolingbroke returns to reclaim his land...

    Imprint: PENGUIN CLASSIC
    RRP: $14.99

    Price: $14.99
  • RICHARD III
    RICHARD III
    SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9780141396651
    Title: RICHARD III
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: FEBRUARY 2016 NEW RELEASE

    'Now is the winter of our discontent. Made glorious summer by this sun of York'

    As the dust settles on England after bloody civil war, the bitter hunchback Richard, brother of the king, is secretly plotting to seize the throne. Charming and duplicitous, powerfully eloquent and viciously cruel, he is prepared to go to any lengths to achieve his goal. Shakespeare's final drama of the Wars of the Roses cycle shows a man who, in his skilful manipulation of events and people, is a chilling incarnation of the temptations of power in a land shocked by war.

    'Exciting, funny and violent.' Ian McKellen

    General Editor Stanley Wells
    Edited by E. A. J. Honigmann
    Introduction by Michael Taylor



    Imprint: PENGUIN CLASSIC
    RRP: $22.99
    Price: $22.99
  • ROMEO AND JULIET - ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    ROMEO AND JULIET - ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9781903436912
    Title: ROMEO AND JULIET - ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    A major new edition of Shakespeare's tragedy arguing that the play is ultimately Juliet's. The illustrated introduction discusses the play's stage and screen history, its language and the many critical issues surrounding it.It gives a comprehensive, penetrating introduction to the play.On-page notes to deepen understanding.

    Imprint: ARDEN - ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • 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: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    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
  • SHAKESPEARE IN CHINA : Penguin Specials
    SHAKESPEARE IN CHINA : Penguin Specials
    PELLEGRINI NANCY
    ISBN: 9780734399021
    Title: SHAKESPEARE IN CHINA : Penguin Specials
    Author: PELLEGRINI NANCY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: OCTOBER 2016 NEW RELEASE

    Shakespeare is, arguably, Britain's most famous literary icon. So how did this uniquely Anglophone playwright come to China? From the first staging of the Merchant of Venice in 1913, to experimental new interpretations on the Chinese stage, his plays touch on universal themes, of love and loss, revenge and guilt, and have the ability to transcend the boundaries of language and culture.

    Commemorating 400 years of Shakespeare, Nancy Pellegrini explores the unique story of Shakespeare in China and how he came to be The People's Bard.

    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $9.99

    Price: $9.99
  • SHAKESPEARE TREASURY : A COLLECTION OF FASCINATING INSIGHTS INTO THE PLAYS THE PERFORMANCES AND THE MAN BEHIND THEM
    SHAKESPEARE TREASURY : A COLLECTION OF FASCINATING INSIGHTS INTO THE PLAYS THE PERFORMANCES AND THE MAN BEHIND THEM
    ALEXANDER CATHERINE M S
    ISBN: 9780233004969
    Title: SHAKESPEARE TREASURY : A COLLECTION OF FASCINATING INSIGHTS INTO THE PLAYS THE PERFORMANCES AND THE MAN BEHIND THEM
    Author: ALEXANDER CATHERINE M S
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    The Shakespeare Treasury is a fascinating collection of facts on Britain's greatest playwright and insights into the enduring popularity of his work. Delving into the inspirations behind his masterworks and the influences of generations of performers, it reveals the incredible variety of ways Shakespeare's plays have been adapted for stage and screen.

    Commemorating the 400th anniversary of his death, this quirky volume looks at the facts and myths of Shakespeare's life and times as well as revealing little known stories about his plays and poems, including: the inspiration behind some of his best-loved characters; which actor played Hamlet over 500 times; and the unusual item that Shakespeare left his wife Anne on his death.

    Imprint: ANDRE DEUTSCH
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • SHAKESPEAREAN BOTANICAL
    SHAKESPEAREAN BOTANICAL
    WILLES MARGARET
    ISBN: 9781851244379
    Title: SHAKESPEAREAN BOTANICAL
    Author: WILLES MARGARET
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    When Falstaff calls upon the sky to rain potatoes in The Merry Wives of Windsor, he is highlighting the late sixteenth-century belief that the exotic vegetable, recently introduced to England from the Americas, was an aphrodisiac. In Romeo and Juliet, Lady Capulet calls for quinces to make pies for the marriage feast of her daughter. This fruit was traditionally connected with weddings and fertility, as echoed by John Gerard in his herbal where he also explained that eating quinces would bring forth wise children, and of good understanding.

    Taking fifty quotations centring on flowers, herbs, fruit and vegetables, Margaret Willes gives these botanical references their social context to provide an intriguing and original focus on daily life in Tudor and Jacobean England, looking in particular at medicine, cookery, gardening and folklore traditions. Exquisitely illustrated with unique hand-painted engravings from the Bodleian Librarys copy of John Gerards herbal of 1597, this book marries the beauty of Shakespeares lines with charming contemporary renderings of the plants he described so vividly.

    Imprint: BODLEIAN LIBRARY
    RRP: $37.95

    Price: $37.95
  • 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
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