Drama

As You Like It

Third Series

Author: William Shakespeare,Juliet Dusinberre

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781904271222

Category: Drama

Page: 449

View: 674

One of Shakespeare's greatest and most philosophical romantic comedies.
Drama

Macbeth

Third Series

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408153734

Category: Drama

Page: 408

View: 9590

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.
Drama

Romeo and Juliet

Third Series

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408151979

Category: Drama

Page: 454

View: 4020

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.
Drama

As You Like It

Third Series

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Arden Shakespeare

ISBN: 9781904271215

Category: Drama

Page: 472

View: 8773

With its explorations of sexual ambivalence, As You Like It speaks directly to the twenty-first century. Juliet Dusinberre demonstrates that Rosalind's authority in the play grows from new ideas about women and reveals that Shakespeare's heroine reinvents herself for every age. But the play is also deeply rooted in Elizabethan culture and through it Shakespeare addresses some of the hotly debated issues of the period."This will be the definitive edition of As You Like It for many years to come" - Phyllis Rackin, University of Pennsylvania
Drama

Arden Shakespeare Complete Works

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

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781903436615

Category: Drama

Page: 1360

View: 1664

An authoritative, classic edition of Shakespeare's complete works in one paperback volume.
Literary Criticism

Hamlet

Revised Edition

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474273882

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 688

View: 4610

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.
Drama

Antony and Cleopatra

Third Series

Author: William Shakespeare,John Wilders

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781904271000

Category: Drama

Page: 352

View: 9852

John Wilders - literary advisor to the BBC TV Shakespeare series - brings thorough scholarship and a practical understanding of performance needs to this new edition. Clarity, accessibility and rigour are the hallmarks of an edition which will provide invaluable guidance for all its readers. "This edition has a very helpful introduction and good clear text, as well as the exceptionally excellent and detailed notes." Dr Michael Herbert, St Andrews University 'Â…a useful treatment of a complex play' Barry Gaines, University of New Mexico, Shakespeare Quarterly
Drama

Romeo And Juliet

Shakespeare at Stratford Series

Author: Russell Jackson

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781903436141

Category: Drama

Page: 241

View: 1209

This study of Romeo and Juliet focuses on the play as a series of topics, rather than adopting a chronological approach. Jackson sees the play as working through a series of dilemmas and choices which derive their potency from the vividness and poetic force of the figures portrayed, which in turn depends on how those characters are represented on stage. The portrayal of the two warring households of Capulet and Montague sets up the context for the ensuing action, but the key roles are of course the lovers, about whom the script is less than informative. Are they played as adolescents or are they idealized? If the Juliet is convincingly youthful, has she also the technique and insight to succeed in her role? How can an actor deal effectively with Romeo's moodiness and swift changeability?
Drama

Hamlet: The Texts of 1603 and 1623

Third Series

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare

ISBN: 9781904271550

Category: Drama

Page: 384

View: 2690

This second volume gives readers the First Quarto text of 1603 and The Folio Text of 1623, fully modernised and edited to the usual Arden standard. A companion to the core volume, it will be of particular interest to scholars and students of textual history, or to anyone studying Hamlet at an advanced level. Both play texts are fully edited and collated and the volume has a full Introduction which gives special attention to the 1603 First Quarto text This second volume gives readers the First Quarto text of 1603 and The Folio Text of 1623, fully modernised and edited to the usual Arden standard. A companion to the core volume, it will be of particular interest to scholars and students of textual history, or to anyone studying Hamlet at an advanced level. Both play texts are fully edited and collated and the volume has a full Introduction which gives special attention to the 1603 First Quarto text
Drama

Troilus and Cressida

Author: William Shakespeare,David M. Bevington

Publisher: Arden Shakespeare

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 469

View: 4371

New Shakespeare, long since out-of-print, is now reissued. Each work contains a lengthy and lively introduction, main text, and substantial notes and glossary.
Drama

Cymbeline

Third Series

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408151820

Category: Drama

Page: 474

View: 2910

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.
Drama

Pericles

Third Series

Author: William Shakespeare,Suzanne Gossett

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781903436844

Category: Drama

Page: 456

View: 4628

"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.

King Henry the Fourth

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 9631

Drama

Othello

Third Series

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408143313

Category: Drama

Page: 425

View: 7890

In a period of ten years, Shakespeare wrote a series of tragedies that established him, by universal consent, in the front rank of the world's dramatists. Critics have praised either Hamlet or King Lear as the greatest of these; Ernst Honigmann, in the most significant edition of the play for a generation, asks: why not Othello? The third of the mature tragedies, it contains, as Honigmann persuasively demonstrates, perhaps the best plot, two of Shakespeare's most original characters, the most powerful scene in any of the plays and poetry second to none. Honigmann's cogent and closely argued introduction outlines the reasons both for a reluctance to recognise the greatness of Othello and for the case against the play.This edition sheds new light on the text of the play as we have come to know it, and on our knowledge of its early history. Honigmann examines the major critical issues, the play in performance and the relationship between reading it and seeing it. He also explores topics such as its date, sources and the conundrum of `double time'.'Honigmann's extensive knowledge illuminates this play at every turn, making this the best edition of Othello now available.'Brian Vickers, Review of English Studies
Drama

A Midsummer Night's Dream: Arden Performance Editions

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147424520X

Category: Drama

Page: 264

View: 5663

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.
Drama

Double Falsehood

Third Series

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 190343677X

Category: Drama

Page: 443

View: 5582

A major new scholarly edition of this intriguing drama, thought to have been based on a play originally written by Shakespeare.
Drama

The Winter's Tale

Third Series

Author: William Shakespeare,John Pitcher

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1903436354

Category: Drama

Page: 476

View: 8150

A new edition of this popular late Shakespearean play.
Drama

The Comedy of Errors

Third Series

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408151901

Category: Drama

Page: 424

View: 3440

Shakespeare's dextrous comedy of two twin masters and two twin servants continually mistaken for one another is both farce and more than farce. The Comedy of Errors examines the interplay between personal and commercial relationships, and the breakdown of social order that follows the disruption of identity. As well as detailed on-page commentary notes, this new edition has a long, illustrated introduction exploring the play's performance and crtitical history, as well as its place in the comic tradition from Classical to modern times.
Drama

King Henry IV Part 2

Third Series

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408151839

Category: Drama

Page: 576

View: 3547

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.
Drama

Poems

Third Series

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

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781903436868

Category: Drama

Page: 593

View: 1846

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.