Measure for Measure

Second Series
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
ISBN: 9781903436448
Category: Drama
Page: 203
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Shakespeare's compelling and fascinating play dealing with issues of mercy, justice and truth, now available in an authoritative Arden edition.

Macbeth

Second Series
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1903436486
Category: Drama
Page: 190
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The Arden Shakespeare is the established edition of Shakespeare's work. Justly celebrated for its authoritative scholarship and invaluable commentary, Arden guides you a richer understanding and appreciation of Shakespeare's plays.This edition of Macbeth provides, a clear and authoritative text, detailed notes and commentary on the same page as the text, a full introduction discussing the critical and historical background to the play and appendices presenting sources and relevant extracts.

Romeo and Juliet

Second Series
Author: William Shakespeare,Brian Gibbons
Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
ISBN: 9781903436417
Category: Drama
Page: 280
View: 4555
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The Arden Shakespeare is the established edition of Shakespeare's work. Justly celebrated for its authoritative scholarship and invaluable commentary, Arden guides you a richer understanding and appreciation of Shakespeare's plays.This edition of Romeo and Juliet provides, a clear and authoritative text, detailed notes and commentary on the same page as the text, a full introduction discussing the critical and historical background to the play and appendices presenting sources and relevant extracts.

Arden Shakespeare Complete Works


Author: William Shakespeare,Richard Proudfoot,Ann Thompson,David Scott Kastan
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1903436613
Category: Drama
Page: 1360
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An authoritative, classic edition of Shakespeare's complete works in one paperback volume.

Cymbeline

Second Series
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
ISBN: 9781903436028
Category: Drama
Page: 216
View: 1139
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The Arden Shakespeare is the established edition of Shakespeare's work. Justly celebrated for its authoritative scholarship and invaluable commentary, Arden guides you a richer understanding and appreciation of Shakespeare's plays. This edition of Cymbeline provides, a clear and authoritative text, detailed notes and commentary on the same page as the text, a full introduction discussing the critical and historical background to the play and appendices presenting sources and relevant extracts.

Macbeth

Third Series
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408153734
Category: Drama
Page: 408
View: 6461
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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.

King John

Second Series
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
ISBN: 9781903436097
Category: Drama
Page: 176
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Shakespeare's account of how John usurped the British throne in order to prevent foreign domination is accompanied by detailed notes.

Measure for Measure


Author: William Shakespeare,Brian Gibbons
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521670780
Category: Drama
Page: 221
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Presents the text of the classic comedy, in which Isabella is asked to sacrifice her virtue to save her brother's life, along with explanatory notes and commentary.

King Richard III

Second Series
Author: William Shakespeare,Antony Hammond
Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
ISBN: 9781904271093
Category: Drama
Page: 382
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The Arden Shakespeare is the established edition of Shakespeare's work. Justly celebrated for its authoritative scholarship and invaluable commentary, Arden guides you a richer understanding and appreciation of Shakespeare's plays. This edition of King Richard II provides, a clear and authoritative text, detailed notes and commentary on the same page as the text, a full introduction discussing the critical and historical background to the play and appendices presenting sources and relevant extracts.

King Richard II

Third Series
Author: William Shakespeare,Charles R. Forker
Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
ISBN: 9781903436325
Category: Drama
Page: 593
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This richly annotated edition takes a fresh look at the first part of Shakespeare's second tetralogy of history plays, showing how it relates to the other plays in the sequence. Forker places the play in its political context, discussing its relation to competing theories of monarchy, looking at how it faced censorship because of possible comparisons between Richard II and Elizabeth I, and how Bolingbroke's rebellion could be compared to the Essex rising of the time. This edition also reconsiders Shakespeare's use of sources, asking why he chose to emphasise one approach over another. Forker also looks at the play's rich afterlife, and the many interpretations that actors and directors have taken. Finally, the edition looks closely at the aesthetic relationship between language, character, structure and political import.

Infinity and Perspective


Author: Karsten Harries
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262582186
Category: Philosophy
Page: 392
View: 2009
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A philosophical exploration of the origin and limits of the modern world.

Hamlet

Revised Edition
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474273882
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 688
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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.

Much Ado About Nothing: Arden Performance Editions


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 147427210X
Category: Drama
Page: 344
View: 4998
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Arden Performance Editions are ideal for anyone engaging with a Shakespeare play in performance. With clear facing-page notes giving definitions of words, easily accessible information about key textual variants, lineation, metrical ambiguities and pronunciation, each edition has been developed to open the play's possibilities and meanings to actors and students. Designed to be used and to be useful, each edition has plenty of space for personal annotations and the well-spaced text is easy to read and to navigate.

Anecdotal Shakespeare

A New Performance History
Author: Paul Menzer
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472576179
Category: Drama
Page: 280
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Shakespeare's four-hundred-year performance history is full of anecdotes ? ribald, trivial, frequently funny, sometimes disturbing, and always but loosely allegiant to fact. Such anecdotes are nevertheless a vital index to the ways that Shakespeare's plays have generated meaning across varied times and in varied places. Furthermore, particular plays have produced particular anecdotes ? stories of a real skull in Hamlet, superstitions about the name Macbeth, toga troubles in Julius Caesar ? and therefore express something embedded in the plays they attend. Anecdotes constitute then not just a vital component of a play's performance history but a form of vernacular criticism by the personnel most intimately involved in their production: actors. These anecdotes are therefore every bit as responsive to and expressive of a play's meanings across time as the equally rich history of Shakespearean criticism or indeed the very performances these anecdotes treat. Anecdotal Shakespeare provides a history of post-Renaissance Shakespeare and performance, one not based in fact but no less full of truth.

Troilus and Cressida


Author: William Shakespeare,David M. Bevington
Publisher: Arden Shakespeare
ISBN: N.A
Category: Drama
Page: 469
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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.

Timon of Athens


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 100
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King Richard III


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 200
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All's Well That Ends Well

Second Series
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
ISBN: 9781903436233
Category: Drama
Page: 152
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G. K. Hunterwas Founding Professor of English Literature at Warwick University and Emily Sanford Professor of English at Yale University. His publications include editions ofKing LearandMacbethfor The Penguin Shakespeare,English Drama 1586-1642: The Age of Shakespeare, andDramatic Identities and Cultural Tradition: Studies in Shakespeare and his Contemporaries. He also wroteJohn Lyly: The Humanist as Courtier, widely regarded as the best critical study of Lyly. The editor’s introduction includes extensive discussion of the text, date, and source of the play. That the play is only found in 1623’s First Folio makes dating it difficult; in his attempt to do so, Wilson uses previous scholarship, including hypotheses that the play was once calledLove’s Labour’s Won, and compares the play to 1604’sMeasure for Measure. A critical introduction of the play first lays out its structure and themes, then discusses the problematic roles of Bertram, Parolles, and Helena, and finally examines the play’s unity (or lack thereof). Following the text ofAll’s Well That Ends Wellis an appendix, “Giletta of Narbona” by William Painter, a probable source of the play. The Arden Shakespearehas 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.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Third Series
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408142775
Category: Drama
Page: 400
View: 6820
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The Arden Shakespeare is the established edition of Shakespeare's work. Justly celebrated for its authoritative scholarship and invaluable commentary, Arden editions guide you to a richer understanding and appreciation of Shakespeare's plays. This edition of A Midsummer Night's Dream provides a clear and authoritative text, detailed notes and commentary on the same page as the text and a full introduction discussing the critical and historical background to the play. The editor brings fresh perspectives on global productions and adaptations of this most-loved of Shakespeare's comedies.

Measure for Measure

An Authoritative Text, Sources, Criticism, Adaptations, and Responses
Author: William Shakespeare,Grace Ioppolo
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393931716
Category: Drama
Page: 242
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This Norton Critical Edition looks at the full range of opinion and interpretation of this major play from its origins to the present day, from its "genius" (William Hazlitt) to its being a "hateful work, although Shakespearean throughout" (Samuel Taylor Coleridge), and beyond. The Norton Critical Edition is based on the 1623 First Folio text, the only authoritative edition of the play. The editor has modernized spelling but preserves, for the most part, the original lineation and characteristically heavy punctuation. The text of Measure for Measure is accompanied by a full introduction, a note on the text, textual variants, and related illustrations. "Sources" considers the probable, primary, and analogous sources Shakespeare drew upon while composing Measure for Measure, including excerpts from G. B. Giraldi Cinthio's Hecatommithi and The Tragedy of Epitia, King James I's Basilikon Doron, and-most directly-George Whetstone's The History of Promos and Cassandra. "Criticism" collects seventeen important commentaries on Measure for Measure spanning four centuries, including, among others, those by Alexander Pope, Charlotte Lennox, Samuel Johnson, Elizabeth Inchbald, A. C. Bradley, G. Wilson Knight, Jonathan Dollimore, and Marliss C. Desens. "Adaptations and Responses" reprints alternative versions of the play: William D'avenant's The Law Against Lovers (1662), Charles Gildon's Measure of Measure, or, Beauty the Best Advocate (1700), and Charles Marowitz's postmodern version (1975). A Selected Bibliography is also included.