King Henry IV Part 2

Third Series

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408151839

Category: Drama

Page: 576

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More troubled and troubling than King Henry IV Part 1, the play continues the story of King Henry's decline and Hal's reform. Though Part 2 echoes the structure of the earlier play, it is a darker and more unsettling world, in which even Falstaff's revelry is more tired and cynical, and the once-merry Hal sloughs off his tavern companions to become King Henry V. James C. Bulman's authoritative edition provides a wealth of incisive commentary on this complex history play.

King Henry V

Third Series

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781904271086

Category: Drama

Page: 448

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Shakespeare's historical play of kingship and war, based on the life of Henry V.

Cymbeline

Third Series

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408151820

Category: Drama

Page: 474

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In Cymbeline, Ancient Britain's female heir to the throne is slandered by a decadent Italian while the Romans invade Britain to retain it as part of their empire. Shakespeare's late romance is full of unpredictable conjunctions that are explored in the comprehensive introduction to this new, fully-illustrated Arden edition. Valerie Wayne takes a transformative look at the play's critical and performance history by examining its attention to gender, calumny and sexuality together with nationhood, colonialism and British identities. The authoritative play text is amply annotated to clarify its language and allusions, and three appendices delineate the play's textual history, its rich use of music and its casting. Offering students and scholars alike a wealth of insight and new research, this edition maintains the rigorous standards of the Arden Shakespeare.

King Henry IV Part 1

Third Series

Author: William Shakespeare,David Scott Kastan

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781904271345

Category: Drama

Page: 398

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David Scott Kastan's lucid exploration of the remarkable richness and ambitious design of 'King Henry IV part 1' reveals the play to be almost a treatise on the central relationship between value and political authority.

King Henry IV

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781727013573

Category:

Page: 212

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King Henry IV, Part 1 by William Shakespeare KING. Yea, there thou makest me sad, and makest me sin In envy that my Lord Northumberland Should be the father to so blest a son, -- A son who is the theme of honour's tongue; Amongst a grove, the very straightest plant; Who is sweet Fortune's minion and her pride: Whilst I, by looking on the praise of him, See riot and dishonour stain the brow Of my young Harry. O, that it could be proved That some night-tripping fairy had exchanged In cradle-clothes our children where they lay, And call'd mine Percy, his Plantagenet! Then would I have his Harry, and he mine: But let him from my thoughts. What think you, coz, Of this young Percy's pride? the prisoners, Which he in this adventure hath sur

Macbeth

Third Series

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408153734

Category: Drama

Page: 408

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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.

Hamlet

Revised Edition

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474273882

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 688

View: 9140

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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.

Pericles

Third Series

Author: William Shakespeare,Suzanne Gossett

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781903436844

Category: Drama

Page: 456

View: 722

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"The Arden Shakespeare is the established scholarly edition of Shakespeare's plays. Now in its third series, Arden offers the best in contemporary scholarship. This edition of Pericles provides: A clear and authoritative text, edited to the highest standards of scholarship; detailed notes and commentary on the same page as the text; a full, illustrated introduction to the play's historical, cultural and performance contexts; a full index to the introduction and notes. With a wealth of helpful and incisive commentary, The Arden Shakespeare is the finest edition of Shakespeare you can find."--Publisher's description.

The Life of King Henry the Fifth

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1625589980

Category: Drama

Page: 85

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Henry V is a history play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in approximately 1599. It tells the story of King Henry V of England, focusing on events immediately before and after the Battle of Agincourt (1415) during the Hundred Years' War. In the First Quarto text, it was entitled The Cronicle History of Henry the fift, which became The Life of Henry the Fifth in the First Folio text.

The Arden Shakespeare Complete Works

Author: William Shakespeare,Richard Proudfoot,Ann Thompson,David Scott Kastan

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781904271031

Category: Drama

Page: 1360

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An authoritative, classic edition of Shakespeare's complete works in one hardcover volume.

Romeo and Juliet

Third Series

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408151979

Category: Drama

Page: 454

View: 7629

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This major new edition of Shakespeare's greatest tragedy of love argues that that play is ultimately Juliet's. The play text is expertly edited and the on-page commentary notes discuss issues of staging, theme, meaning and Shakespeare's use of his sources to give the reader deep and engaging insights into the play. The introduction looks at the play's exceptionally beautiful and complex language and focuses on the figure of Juliet as being at its centre. René Weis discusses the play's critical, stage and film history, including West Side Story and Baz Luhrmann's seminal film Romeo + Juliet. This is an authoritative edition from a leading scholar, giving the reader a penetrating and wide-ranging insight into this ever popular play.

Hamlet: The Texts of 1603 and 1623

Third Series

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1904271804

Category: Drama

Page: 368

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A major scholarly edition ideal for anyone studying Hamlet at an advanced level.

Poems

Third Series

Author: William Shakespeare,Katherine Duncan-Jones,H. R. Woudhuysen

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781903436868

Category: Drama

Page: 593

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In 1593 Shakespeare awoke and found himself famous. Lines from his comic, erotic, tragic poem Venus and Adonis were on everyoneÂ's lips.The appearance in 1594 of the darkly reflective and richly descriptive Rape of Lucrece confirmed his fame as 'Sweet Master Shakespeare', Elizabethan England's most brilliant non-dramatic poet. Shorter poems in this volume testify further to ShakespeareÂ's versatility and to his poetic fame. Some, like the much-debated Â'Phoenix and TurtleÂ', pose problems of meaning; others raise questions about authorship and authenticity. Detailed annotation and a full Introduction seek to resolve such difficulties while also locating Shakespeare's poems in their literary context, which includes his own career as a playwright.

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Third Series

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781904271123

Category: Drama

Page: 344

View: 9843

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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 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. In the introduction, Melchiori draws out the complexities of Merry Wives as a multi-plot play, taking a fresh and challenging look at both textual and dating issues and examining the play's comic elements and influences. The book includes tables that illustrate, scene by scene, the passage of time and the sequence of events. The narrative structure and the logistics of performing the play are outlined and analyzed, and a casting and doubling chart is included. The introduction fully explores play's extensive performance history, both dramatic and operatic. A facsimile of the first Quarto is included as an appendix, along with a list of abbreviations and references, a catalog of Shakespeare's works and works partly by Shakespeare, and citations for the modern productions mentioned in the text, other collated editions of The Merry Wives of Windsor, and other related reading. The Arden Shakespeare has developed a reputation as the pre-eminent critical edition of Shakespeare for its exceptional scholarship, reflected in the thoroughness of each volume. An introduction comprehensively contextualizes the play, chronicling the history and culture that surrounded and influenced Shakespeare at the time of its writing and performance, and closely surveying critical approaches to the work. Detailed appendices address problems like dating and casting, and analyze the differing Quarto and Folio sources. A full commentary by one or more of the play's foremost contemporary scholars illuminates the text, glossing unfamiliar terms and drawing from an abundance of research and expertise to explain allusions and significant background information. Highly informative and accessible, Arden offers the fullest experience of Shakespeare available to a reader.

Henry V

Author: William Shakespeare,BellJohn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 131

View: 6941

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A Midsummer Nights Dream

Side by Sides

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Prestwick House Inc

ISBN: 1580495141

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 174

View: 4349

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Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version.

A Midsummer Night's Dream: Arden Performance Editions

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147424520X

Category: Drama

Page: 264

View: 4817

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For the first time, the world-renowned Arden Shakespeare is producing Performance Editions, aimed specifically for use in the rehearsal room. Published in association with the Shakespeare Institute, the text features easily accessible facing page notes – including short definitions of words, key textual variants, and guidance on metre and pronunciation; a larger font size for easier reading; space for writing notes and reduced punctuation aimed at the actor rather than the reader. With editorial expertise from the worlds of theatre and academia, the series has been developed in association with actors and drama students. The Series Editors are distinguished scholars Professor Michael Dobson and Dr Abigail Rokison and leading Shakespearean actor, Simon Russell Beale.