Coriolanus

Second Series

Author: William Shakespeare,Philip Brockbank

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9780174436270

Category: Drama

Page: 384

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A scholarly edition of Shakespeare's work. Provides authoritative text, detailed notes, historical background, and commentary.
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Coriolanus

Author: William Shakespeare,J. Talfourd Blair,Henry Frowde

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Heroes

Page: 479

View: 1077

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Cymbeline

Third Series

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408151820

Category: Drama

Page: 474

View: 4093

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.
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Coriolanus

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199535804

Category: Drama

Page: 388

View: 7440

Perhaps the most brilliant political play ever written,Coriolanusis a gripping psychological study of the relationship between personality and politics, and its Roman hero one of the most memorable Shakespeare ever created. The introduction to this new edition offers the first full stage history and analysis of the original production ofCoriolanusat the Blackfriars theater, and also examines Shakespeare's adaptation of his historical material while emphasizing the wide range of interpretations that are possible in performance.
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Arden Shakespeare Complete Works

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

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1903436613

Category: Drama

Page: 1360

View: 3999

An authoritative, classic edition of Shakespeare's complete works in one paperback volume.
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Antony and Cleopatra

Third Series

Author: William Shakespeare,John Wilders

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781904271000

Category: Drama

Page: 352

View: 5169

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
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Romeo And Juliet

Shakespeare at Stratford Series

Author: Russell Jackson

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781903436141

Category: Drama

Page: 241

View: 7828

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?
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Titus Andronicus

Third Series

Author: William Shakespeare,Jonathan Bate

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781904271147

Category: Drama

Page: 328

View: 8783

After centuries of vilification and neglect by both scholars and actors, Titus Andronicus has at last come to be recognized as one of ShakespeareÂ's early masterpieces. In this powerful and ground-breaking edition, Bate offers a complete and radical reappraisal of ShakespeareÂ's bloodiest tragedy, seeing it as one of the dramatistÂ's most inventive plays, a complex and self-conscious improvisation upon classical sources. BateÂ's introduction does full justice to the playÂ's artfulness and sophistication, puts forward new arguments regarding the playÂ's date, sources and early stage history, and devotes extended discussion to great modern productions such as those of Peter Brook and Deborah Warner. In an age in which dramatic representation of violence has become an issue of enormous controversy, Titus Andronicus is the essential play; BateÂ's seminal edition indicates just how far, with this early work, the young Shakespeare has already travelled towards the masterpiece of his maturity, King Lear. 'Â…a great edition of a great play' Julie Taymor, Director TITUS, 20th Century Fox, 1999 "Bate makes a really positive virtue of his treatment of the play in performance...putting a vigorous account of Titus on stage at very stage-centre in his Introduction. Using this section as a means for raising fundamental questions as to the playÂ's style, coherence, and meaning, Bate achieves a remarkable fusion between performance history and criticism." John Jowett, Shakespeare Survey 'Â…impressive and excitingÂ…' Barry Gaines, University of New Mexico, Shakespeare Quarterly 'This is an outstanding edition of Titus, especially for its treatment of textual questions and of recent performance history. It supersedes all previous editions' Dr P Hartle, St Catherines College, Cambridge
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English Renaissance Tragedy

Author: T McAlindon

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 134910180X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 282

View: 3317

This book provides an introductory perspective on its subject together with detailed studies of the major non-Shakespearean tragedies. It assumes that the central and most disturbing insights of the plays were expressed in terms of the thought patterns of the time.
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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.
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The Tragedy of Coriolanus

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1988297443

Category:

Page: 28

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Taking place shortly after the expulsion of the Tarquin kings, the play opens up by focusing on the tension with the lords who have been withholding grain from the commoners. A prominent general, Marcius, sees the commoners as useless since they did not help expel the kings and when the people rise up to revolt against the new Roman government a new player gets elected to a prominent role and given the name Coriolanus. When the new lord returns home, his mother who is excited by his success convinces him to run or and win one of the consul seats but this creates quite the tension with the former allies as they seek to dethrone him.
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Double Falsehood

Third Series

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 190343677X

Category: Drama

Page: 443

View: 8574

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

Revised Edition

Author: Jonathan Bate

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350030929

Category: Drama

Page: 376

View: 2839

Titus Andronicus is one of Shakespeare's earliest and bloodiest tragedies and was hugely successful in his lifetime. Subsequent generations have struggled with its bold confrontation of violence but in the 20th and 21st centuries the play has chimed with audiences again, perhaps because of its simultaneously shocking and playful approach to violent revenge and bodily mutilation. Jonathan Bate's original Arden edition was first published in 1995 and has had a significant influence on how the play has been performed and studied in the past 20 years. This revised edition includes a new 10,000 word introductory essay in which Bate reassess his views on the play's co-authorship with George Peele in the light of contemporary textual scholarship and updates his lively account of the play's performance history, on the international stage and screen. With detailed on-page commentary notes this will continue to be the edition of choice for students, scholars and theatre-makers.
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Poems

Third Series

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

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781903436868

Category: Drama

Page: 593

View: 4278

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.
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Emotional Excess on the Shakespearean Stage

Passion's Slaves

Author: Bridget Escolme

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408179687

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 344

View: 9439

Emotional Excess on the Shakespearean Stage demonstrates the links made between excess of emotion and madness in the early modern period. It argues that the ways in which today's popular and theatrical cultures judge how much is too much can distort our understanding of early modern drama and theatre. It argues that permitting the excesses of the early modern drama onto the contemporary stage might free actors and audiences alike from assumptions that in order to engage with the drama of the past, its characters must be just like us. The book deals with characters in the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries who are sad for too long, or angry to the point of irrationality; people who laugh when they shouldn't or make their audiences do so; people whose selfhood has broken down into an excess of fragmentary extremes and who are labelled mad. It is about moments in the theatre when excessive emotion is rewarded and applauded - and about moments when the expression of emotion is in excess of what is socially acceptable: embarrassing, shameful, unsettling or insane. The book explores the broader cultures of emotion that produce these theatrical moments, and the theatre's role in regulating and extending the acceptable expression of emotion. It is concerned with the acting of excessive emotion and with acting emotion excessively. And it asks how these excesses are produced or erased, give pleasure or pain, in versions of early modern drama in theatre, film and television today. Plays discussed include Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, The Spanish Tragedy, Twelfth Night, Much Ado About Nothing, Measure for Measure, and Coriolanus.
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