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The Merchant of Venice (The New Cambridge Shakespeare)

by William Shakespeare M. M. Mahood

Charles Edelman focuses on the play's sexual politics and recent scholarship devoted to the position of Jews in Shakespeare's time in this new edition. He surveys the international scope of theatrical interpretations of The Merchant in the 1980s and 1990s as well as different ways of tackling the troubling figure of Shylock. First Edition Hb (1988): 0-521-22156-0 First Edition Pb (1988): 0-521-29371-5

The Merry Wives of Windsor

by Jonathan Bate Eric Rasmussen William Shakespeare

"Why, then the world's mine oyster."--The Merry Wives of Windsor Eminent Shakespearean scholars Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen provide a fresh new edition of this popular comedy of love, laughter, and merriment--along with more than a hundred pages of exclusive features, including * an original Introduction to The Merry Wives of Windsor* incisive scene-by-scene synopsis and analysis with vital facts about the work* commentary on past and current productions based on interviews with leading directors, actors, and designers* photographs of key RSC productions* an overview of Shakespeare's theatrical career and chronology of his plays Ideal for students, theater professionals, and general readers, these modern and accessible editions from the Royal Shakespeare Company set a new standard in Shakespearean literature for the twenty-first century.From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

by William Shakespeare

The course of true love never did run smooth. Demetrius and Lysander love Hermia. Hermia loves Lysander, but is betrothed to Demetrius-much to her dismay. And no one loves Helena, though her heart belongs to Demetrius. It seems that love could never be so complicated! When Hermia and Lysander escape through the forest to elope, Demetrius chases them-and Helena chases him. With the magic of the forest bewitching the hand of fate, perhaps their dreams of love will come true. . . . Beautifully presented for a modern teen audience with both the original play and prose retellings selected from the Your Midsummer Night's Dream writing contest on inkpop.com, this is the must-have edition of William Shakespeare's timeless classic.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

by William Shakespeare

Each edition includes: Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play * Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play * Scene-by-scene plot summaries * A key to famous lines and phrases * An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language * An essay by an outstanding scholar providing a modern perspective on the play * Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books * Essay by Catherine Belsey. The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D. C. , is home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

by William Shakespeare Jonathan Bate Eric Rasmussen

Magic, love spells, and an enchanted wood provide the materials for one of Shakespeare's most delightful comedies. When four young lovers, fleeing the Athenian law and their own mismatched rivalries, take to the forest of Athens, their lives become entangled with a feud between the King and Queen of the Fairies. Some Athenian tradesmen, rehearsing a play for the forthcoming wedding of Duke Theseus and his bride, Hippolyta, unintentionally add to the hilarity. The result is a marvelous mix-up of desire and enchantment, merriment and farce, all touched by Shakespeare's inimitable vision of the intriguing relationship between art and life, dreams and the waking world.Each Edition Includes:* Comprehensive explanatory notes * Vivid introductions and the most up-to-date scholarship * Clear, modernized spelling and punctuation, enabling contemporary readers to understand the Elizabethan English* Completely updated, detailed bibliographies and performance histories * An interpretive essay on film adaptations of the play, along with an extensive filmography

A Midsummer Night's Dream

by William Shakespeare David Bevington David Scott Kastan

Magic, love spells, and an enchanted wood provide the materials for one of Shakespeare's most delightful comedies. When four young lovers, fleeing the Athenian law and their own mismatched rivalries, take to the forest of Athens, their lives become entangled with a feud between the King and Queen of the Fairies. Some Athenian tradesmen, rehearsing a play for the forthcoming wedding of Duke Theseus and his bride, Hippolyta, unintentionally add to the hilarity. The result is a marvelous mix-up of desire and enchantment, merriment and farce, all touched by Shakespeare's inimitable vision of the intriguing relationship between art and life, dreams and the waking world.Each Edition Includes:* Comprehensive explanatory notes * Vivid introductions and the most up-to-date scholarship * Clear, modernized spelling and punctuation, enabling contemporary readers to understand the Elizabethan English* Completely updated, detailed bibliographies and performance histories * An interpretive essay on film adaptations of the play, along with an extensive filmographyFrom the Paperback edition.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

by William Shakespeare David Bevington David Scott Kastan James Hammersmith Robert Kean Turner Joseph Papp

Magic, love spells, and an enchanted wood provide the materials for one of Shakespeare's most delightful comedies. When four young lovers, fleeing the Athenian law and their own mismatched rivalries, take to the forest of Athens, their lives become entangled with a feud between the King and Queen of the Fairies. Some Athenian tradesmen, rehearsing a play for the forthcoming wedding of Duke Theseus and his bride, Hippolyta, unintentionally add to the hilarity. The result is a marvelous mix-up of desire and enchantment, merriment and farce, all touched by Shakespeare's inimitable vision of the intriguing relationship between art and life, dreams and the waking world. Each Edition Includes: * Comprehensive explanatory notes * Vivid introductions and the most up-to-date scholarship * Clear, modernized spelling and punctuation, enabling contemporary readers to understand the Elizabethan English * Completely updated, detailed bibliographies and performance histories * An interpretive essay on film adaptations of the play, along with an extensive filmography

A Midsummer Night's Dream

by William Shakespeare Professor Burton Raffel

From the hilarious mischief of the elf Puck to the rough humor of the self-centered Bottom and his fellow players, from the palace of Theseus in Athens to the magic wood where fairies play, Shakespeare's marvelous A Midsummer Night's Dream is a play of enchantment and an insightful portrait of the predicaments of love.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

by William Shakespeare Shane Weller

In this most famous of Shakespeare's comedies four mismatched lovers and a troupe of actors become tangled in a quarrel between the fairy king and queen. Love portions and transformed identities create a night of confusion that must be set right.

A Midsummer Night's Dream: A Parallel Text

by William Shakespeare Janie B. Yates-Glandorf

Presents the original play with a modern adaptation on facing pages. This line-by-line translation helps students transition from the adaptation to the original text. Parallel Text.

Much Ado About Nothing

by William Shakespeare

This is a story of a lady wrongly accused of treachery, spurned by her bridegroom, and finally justified and reunited with him. Villainy, schemes, and deceits threaten to darken the humor and sparkling word play.

Much Ado About Nothing

by William Shakespeare David Bevington David Scott Kastan

Set in a courtly world of masked revels and dances, this play turns on the archetypal story of a lady falsely accused of unfaithfulness, spurned by her bridegroom, and finally vindicated and reunited with him. Villainy, schemes, and deceits threaten to darken the brilliant humor and sparkling wordplay-but the hilarious counterplot of a warring couple, Beatrice and Benedick, steals the scene as the two are finally tricked into admitting their love for each other in Shakespeare's superb comedy of manners.Each Edition Includes:* Comprehensive explanatory notes * Vivid introductions and the most up-to-date scholarship * Clear, modernized spelling and punctuation, enabling contemporary readers to understand the Elizabethan English* Completely updated, detailed bibliographies and performance histories * An interpretive essay on film adaptations of the play, along with an extensive filmographyFrom the Paperback edition.

Much Ado about Nothing (The Folger Shakespeare Library)

by William Shakespeare

Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare's more popular comedies, with a long history of success on the stage. Much of its appeal lies in its two stories of romantic love with their quite different journeys to comedy's happy ending. Hero and Claudio fall in love almost at first sight; their union has the blessing of the older generation (in the persons of Hero's father, Leonato, and Claudio's prince, Don Pedro).

Much Ado About Nothing (The New Cambridge Shakespeare)

by William Shakespeare F. H. Mares

Famous actors have appeared as this play's sparring lovers, Benedick and Beatrice, from David Garrick's time in the eighteenth century to the present. Angela Stock has added a new section to the Introduction where she reviews the romantic and darker, more cynical aspects of the play in the context of late twentieth-century stage, film and critical interpretations. She also tackles the critical fortunes of Hero and Claudio as they reflect the play's concerns with sexuality and misogyny, eavesdropping and deception.

Much Ado About Nothing: The RSC Shakespeare

by William Shakespeare

From the Royal Shakespeare Company â " a fresh new edition of Shakespeare's much-loved comedy of the battle between the sexes THIS EDITION INCLUDES: â ¢ An illuminating introduction to Much Ado About Nothing by award-winning scholar Jonathan Bate â ¢ The play - with clear and authoritative explanatory notes on each page â ¢ A helpful scene-by-scene analysis and key facts about the play â ¢ An introduction to Shakespeare's career and the Elizabethan theatre â ¢ 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 Much Ado About Nothing in performance, recommends film versions, takes a detailed look at specific productions and includes interviews with two leading directors and an actor â " Nicholas Hytner , Marianne Elliott and Harriet Walter â " 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 â 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.

No Fear Shakespeare: Sonnets

by William Shakespeare John Crowther

No Fear Shakespeare puts Shakespeare's language side-by-side with a facing-page translation into modern English-- the kind of English people actually speak today. When Shakespeare's words make your head spin, our translation will help you sort out what's happening, who's saying what, and why.

Otelo

by William Shakespeare

Otelo, el moro de Venecia es la única entre las grandes tragedias de Shakespeare que transcurre en el ámbito doméstico; no hay reinados en peligro, ni se derroca al soberano. Se trata de un estudio de los celos en el que el amor, la lujuria y el odio ocasionan la muerte de los protagonistas. Otelo, llevado por las maquinaciones de Yago, es el elemento disruptor que instala el caos en una Venecia que simboliza la razón, la ley y el orden. La crítica ha descripto con acierto al protagonista de esta tragedia como la figura más romántica de todos los héroes de Shakespeare, por su vida aventurera y sus batallas en lugares exóticos. Otelo parece provenir de Las Mil y Una Noches, no posee la imaginación especulativa de Hamlet, pero demuestra ser, en sus soliloquios, el mayor poeta del universo shakespeariano.

Othello

by William Shakespeare

Tragedy by Shakespeare revolving around themes of racism, jealousy, and betrayal.

Othello

by William Shakespeare

A prose retelling of Shakespeare's play in which a jealous general is duped into thinking that his wife has been unfaithful, with tragic consequences.

Othello

by William Shakespeare David Bevington David Scott Kastan

Though this great tragedy of unsurpassed intensity and emotion is played out against Renaissance splendor, its story of the doomed marriage of a Venetian senator's daughter, Desdemona, to a Moorish general, Othello, is especially relevant to modern audiences. The differences in race and background create an initial tension that allows the horrifyingly envious villain Iago methodically to promote the "green-eyed monster" jealousy, until, in one of the most deeply moving scenes in theatrical history, the noble Moor destroys the woman he loves-only to discover too late that she was innocent.Each Edition Includes:* Comprehensive explanatory notes * Vivid introductions and the most up-to-date scholarship * Clear, modernized spelling and punctuation, enabling contemporary readers to understand the Elizabethan English* Completely updated, detailed bibliographies and performance histories * An interpretive essay on film adaptations of the play, along with an extensive filmography

Othello

by William Shakespeare David Bevington David Scott Kastan James Hammersmith Robert Kean Turner Joseph Papp

Some of the most affecting moments in drama have been associated with Othello, as have been some of the worst (or, perhaps just funniest) blunders imaginable.

Othello

by William Shakespeare Divakar Prasad Vidyarthi

One of the most horrific tragedies written by Shakespeare. The play grabs and holds us in hypnosis. Iago sets traps like an spider and Othello steadily becomes his prey. Othello kills his wife and then kills himself after finding that he was at fault.

Othello: A Novel

by William Shakespeare Julius Lester

Iago has become fiercely jealous of Othello's success as a respected general in the King's army, and lies to make him doubt his wife's faithfulness. Will Othello discover the truth, or lose everything because of a lie?

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