Drama

Complete Works

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Modern Library (Hardcover)

ISBN:

Category: Drama

Page: 2485

View: 402

An authoritative, modernized edition of the complete works of the great Elizabethan dramatist offers the complete texts of every comedy, tragedy, and history play, along with key facts about each work, a plot summary, major roles, sources, textual history, glossaries, and other helpful textual notes. 100,000 first printing.
English drama

William Shakespeare

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: MacMillan

ISBN:

Category: English drama

Page: 2552

View: 264

Illustrated with photographs of performances chosen by RSC Directors, this title features on-page notes which explain words and phrases unfamiliar to a modern audience.
English drama

RSC Shakespeare Complete Works

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: English drama

Page: 2549

View: 490

Developed in partnership with The Royal Shakespeare Company, this guide to the complete works of Shakespeare will appeal to public and academic libraries, teachers, students and lovers of Shakespeare.
Drama

William Shakespeare Complete Works

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN:

Category: Drama

Page: 2560

View: 224

FROM THE WORLD FAMOUS ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY, THE FIRST AUTHORITATIVE, MODERNIZED, AND CORRECTED EDITION OF SHAKESPEARE’S FIRST FOLIO IN THREE CENTURIES. Skillfully assembled by Shakespeare’s fellow actors in 1623, the First Folio was the original Complete Works. It is arguably the most important literary work in the English language. But starting with Nicholas Rowe in 1709 and continuing to the present day, Shakespeare editors have mixed Folio and Quarto texts, gradually corrupting the original Complete Works with errors and conflated textual variations. Now Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen, two of today’s most accomplished Shakespearean scholars, have edited the First Folio as a complete book, resulting in a definitive Complete Works for the twenty-first century. Combining innovative scholarship with brilliant commentary and textual analysis that emphasizes performance history and values, this landmark edition will be indispensable to students, theater professionals, and general readers alike. For more information on this Modern Library edition, visit www.therscshakespeare.com
Drama

Macbeth

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN:

Category: Drama

Page: 208

View: 132

Helps the reader understand and enjoy Shakespeare on the stage as well as on the page. This book includes scene-by-scene summary of the play "Macbeth."
Literary Criticism

The Winter's Tale

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

View: 389

This fresh new edition of one of Shakespeare's last plays, developed with the RSC, presents an easy-to-read overview of the play's performance history, including interviews with directors Dominic Cooke, Adrian Noble and Gregory Doran, and provides concise scene-by scene analyses and textual notes offering innovative new insights into the text.
Literary Collections

William Shakespeare and Others

Author: Jonathan Bate

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN:

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 752

View: 745

Among the plays staged at the Globe and published in Shakespeare's lifetime were The London Prodigal by William Shakespeare, A Yorkshire Tragedy written by W. Shakespeare and Thomas Lord Cromwell written by W. S. Could Shakespeare really have written these plays? Why were they excluded from the First Folio of his collected works? Edited by renowned Shakespeare scholars Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen and published in coordination with the Royal Shakespeare Company, this is the first edition in over 100 years of the fascinatingly varied body of plays that has become known as "The Shakespeare Apocrypha". Among the highlights are the whole text of Sir Thomas More, which includes the only scene from any play to survive in Shakespeare's own handwriting; the history play Edward III, including a superb seduction scene by Shakespeare; and the domestic murder tragedy Arden of Faversham, in which Shakespeare's hand has been detected by recent computer-assisted analysis. This is also the first ever Shakespeare edition to include the 1602 edition of Thomas Kyd's pioneering The Spanish Tragedy, with "additions" that the latest research attributes to Shakespeare. Included is a comprehensive account of the authorship and attribution of each play. Featuring introductions and background on each play, key fact boxes with information on sources and the distribution of parts, on-page notes explaining difficult or obsolete vocabulary, and interviews with directors and actors who have staged the plays, this work will be an essential addition to the library of any Shakespeare buff.
Drama

The Taming of the Shrew

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN:

Category: Drama

Page: 200

View: 855

From the Royal Shakespeare Company – a modern, definitive edition of Shakespeare's controversial comedy of the war between the sexes. With an expert introduction by Sir Jonathan Bate, this unique edition presents a historical overview of The Taming of the Shrew in performance, takes a detailed look at specific productions, and recommends film versions. Included in this edition are interviews with two leading directors and an actress - Gregory Doran, Phyllida Lloyd and Michelle Gomez – providing an illuminating insight into the extraordinary variety of interpretations that are possible. This edition also includes an essay on Shakespeare’s career and Elizabethan theatre, and enables the reader to understand the play as it was originally intended – as living theatre to be enjoyed and performed. Ideal for students, theatre-goers, actors and general readers, the RSC Shakespeare editions offer a fresh, accessible and contemporary approach to reading and rediscovering Shakespeare’s works for the twenty-first century.
Literary Criticism

Much Ado About Nothing

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

View: 185

The first edition of Much Ado About Nothing developed by and for the RSC, including an introduction from Jonathan Bate and interviews with key RSC directors and actors
Literary Criticism

Henry IV

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

View: 393

From the Royal Shakespeare Company – a fresh new edition of Shakespeare's tragi-comedy of youth and age, introducing the immortal Sir John Falstaff THIS EDITION INCLUDES: • An illuminating introduction to Henry IV Part I by award-winning scholar Jonathan Bate • The play - with clear and authoritative explanatory notes on each page • A helpful scene-by-scene analysis and key facts about the play • An introduction to Shakespeare's career and the Elizabethan theatre • A rich exploration of approaches to staging the play featuring photographs of key productions The most enjoyable way to understand a Shakespeare play is to see it or participate in it. This unique edition presents a historical overview of Henry IV Part I in performance, recommends film versions, takes a detailed look at specific productions and includes interviews with two leading directors and an actor– Michael Boyd, Adrian Noble and Michael Pennington – so that we may get a sense of the extraordinary variety of interpretations that are possible, a variety that gives Shakespeare his unique capacity to be reinvented and made 'our contemporary' four centuries after his death. Ideal for students, theatre-goers, actors and general readers, the RSC Shakespeare editions offer an accessible and contemporary approach to reading and rediscovering Shakespeare's works for the twenty-first century.