The Merchant of Venice

Third Series

Author: William Shakespeare,John Drakakis

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1903436818

Category: Drama

Page: 460

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A major new edition of this much-studied and performed play.
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The Merchant of Venice

Author: William Shakespeare,Barbara A. Mowat,Paul Werstine

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743452984

Category: Fiction

Page: 237

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Includes the text of the play, commentary, textual notes, a key to famous lines and phrases, and an essay by Alexander Leggatt.
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Macbeth: A Critical Reader

Author: N.A

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472517393

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

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ARDEN RENAISSANCE DRAMA GUIDES offer students and academics practical and accessible introductions to the critical and performance contexts of key Elizabethan and Jacobean plays. Essays from leading international scholars provide invaluable insights into the text by presenting a range of critical perspectives, making the books ideal companions for study and research. Key features include: Essays on the play's critical and performance history A keynote essay on current research and thinking about the play A selection of new essays by leading scholars A survey of resources to direct students' further reading about the play in print and online Regularly performed and studied, Macbeth is not only one of Shakespeare's most popular plays but also provides us with one of the literary canon's most compellingly conflicted tragic figures. This guide offers fresh new ways into the play.
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The Arden Guide to Renaissance Drama

An Introduction with Primary Sources

Author: Brinda Charry

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472572262

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 360

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The Arden Guide to Renaissance Drama is a single critical and contextual resource for students embarking on an in-depth exploration of early modern drama, providing both critical insight and accessible contextual information. This companion equips students with the information needed to situate the plays in their socio-political, intellectual and literary contexts. Divided into two parts, it introduces students to the major authors and significant dramatic texts of the period and emphasises the importance of both a historicist and close-reading approach to better engage with these works. The Guide offers: · primary texts from key early modern scholars such as Machiavelli, Heywood and Sidney · contextual information vital to a full understanding of the drama of the period · close readings of 14 of the most widely studied play texts by Shakespeare and his contemporaries · a single resource to accompany any study of early modern drama This is an ideal companion for students of Renaissance drama, offering students and teachers a range of primary contextual sources to illuminate their understanding alongside close critical readings of the major plays of the period.
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Arden Shakespeare: The Merchant Of Venice

(2nd Series)

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Arden Shakespeare

ISBN: 9780174435808

Category: Drama

Page: 232

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'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
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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: 9715

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

Third Series

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408151979

Category: Drama

Page: 454

View: 6662

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.
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Sir Thomas More

By Anthony Munday and Others

Author: Anthony Munday,Henry Chettle,Vittorio Gabrielli,Giorgio Melchiori

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719016325

Category: Drama

Page: 258

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This modern-spelling critical edition of a famous and controversial theatrical document from the Elizabethan age shows that Sir Thomas More is the best extant example of the genre of biographical history. Following a radical re-examination of the manuscript, this edition relates step by step to the process by which the play acquired its final form, accounting in the collation and in the rejected or alternative passages at the end of the text for each single word or mark found in the manuscript. Particular attention is devoted to the use of sources not previously identified, most of which are reproduced in the appendices.
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Much Ado About Nothing: Arden Performance Editions

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147427210X

Category: Drama

Page: 344

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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.
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Shakespeare's Pictures

Visual Objects in the Drama

Author: Keir Elam

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408179768

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

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Keir Elam's book is the first full-length study of the role of graphic and iconographic images in Shakespeare and references performance history throughout. Chapters examine plays in which pictures are brought on stage as part of the dramatic action (Hamlet, The Merchant of Venice, The Taming of the Shrew, Twelfth Night, among others); the embedding of images from the popular imagination in the action and discourse of the plays; the dialectic between optical and auditory illusion in the romance or late plays, or "how" the visual is "heard" in the theatre, and the question of perspective in the comedies, especially Twelfth Night. The book covers many of the most canonical and studied of Shakespeare's plays, giving new critical insight and argument.
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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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Histories

Author: William Shakespeare,Tony Tanner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 672

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The Everyman Complete Shakespeare will publish the History plays in two volumes. In volume I are contained Shakespeare's first five history plays: HENRY VI parts I, II and II; RICHARD III and KING JOHN. The text of the plays is accompainied by extensive notes, author chronology, bibliography and a detailed introduction to each play and to Shakespeare's history plays in general by Tony Tanner.
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Othello

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Promptbooks

Page: 216

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The Teacher's Guide to Grammar

Author: Deborah Cameron

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199214484

Category: Education

Page: 163

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Assuming little or no formal linguistic education, provides the necessary background knowledge required in the classroom, offering chapters on words, morphology, sentences, phrases, verbs, and clauses.
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Third Series

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408142775

Category: Drama

Page: 400

View: 7135

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.
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Much Ado About Nothing

Third Series

Author: William Shakespeare,Claire McEachern

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1903436834

Category: Drama

Page: 345

View: 6640

An acclaimed Arden edition of one of Shakespeare's most enduringly popular plays.
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Othello

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Desdemona (Fictitious character)

Page: 253

View: 4928

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Shakespeare's Plants and Gardens: A Dictionary

Author: Vivian Thomas,Nicki Faircloth

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472558588

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 432

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Shakespeare lived when knowledge of plants and their uses was a given, but also at a time of unique interest in plants and gardens.His lifetime saw the beginning of scientific interest in plants, the first large-scale plant introductions from outside the country since Roman times, and the beginning of gardening as a leisure activity. Shakespeare's works show that he engaged with this new world to illuminate so many facets of his plays and poems. This dictionary offers a complete companion to Shakespeare's references to landscape, plants and gardens, including both formal and rural settings.It covers plants and flowers, gardening terms, and the activities that Shakespeare included within both cultivated and uncultivated landscapes as well as encompassing garden imagery in relation to politics, the state and personal lives. Each alphabetical entry offers an definition and overview of the term discussed in its historical context, followed by a guided tour of its use in Shakespeare's works and finally an extensive bibliography, including primary and secondary sources, books and articles.
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Queering the Shakespeare Film

Gender Trouble, Gay Spectatorship and Male Homoeroticism

Author: Anthony Guy Patricia

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474237045

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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A range of mainstream and independent English language film productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Othello, Twelfth Night, and The Merchant of Venice take centre stage in Queering the Shakespeare Film. This study critiques the various representations of the queer Â? broadly understood as that which is at odds with what has been deemed to be the normal, the legitimate, and the dominant, particularly Â? but not exclusively Â? as regards sexual matters, in the Shakespeare film. The movies chosen for analysis correspond deliberately with those Shakespeare plays that, as written texts, have been subjected to a great deal of productive study in a queer context since the beginnings of queer theory in the early 1990s. Thus the book extends the ongoing queer discussion of these written texts to their counterpart cinematic texts. Queering the Shakespeare Film is a much-needed alternative and complementary critical history of the Shakespeare film genre.
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Shakespeare and the Jews

Author: James Shapiro

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231541872

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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First published in 1996, James Shapiro's pathbreaking analysis of the portrayal of Jews in Elizabethan England challenged readers to recognize the significance of Jewish questions in Shakespeare's day. From accounts of Christians masquerading as Jews to fantasies of settling foreign Jews in Ireland, Shapiro's work delves deeply into the cultural insecurities of Elizabethans while illuminating Shakespeare's portrayal of Shylock in The Merchant of Venice. In a new preface, Shapiro reflects upon what he has learned about intolerance since the first publication of Shakespeare and the Jews.
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