Romeo and Juliet

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Trajectory, Inc.

ISBN: 1620281155

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 48

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O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore Art Thou Romeo? A tale of tragic romance! This tale unfolds in Verona, Italy, where two noble families are bitterly feuding; the Montagues and the Capulets. Romeo, a Montague, and Juliet, a Capulet, are the star-crossed lovers who rise above the feuding and pronounce their love for each other. Thought provoking and beautifully illustrated, this classic comic graphic novel captures the imagination of readers of all ages and inspires a love of literature and reading. Romeo and Juliet is a must for your library of digital classics.

Henry IV

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486295842

Category: Drama

Page: 96

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Grand drama of nobles' rebellion against the 15th-century king, complicated by the ruler's problems with the wayward Prince Hal. Superb blend of courtly intrigue, battlefield action, and comic interludes featuring Sir John Falstaff.

The Oxford Shakespeare: Henry IV, Part Two

Author: William Shakespeare,René Weis

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198123644

Category: Drama

Page: 287

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This new edition of one of Shakespeare's greatest history plays offers a freshly considered text fully alert to its intense theatrical aspects. A helpful Introduction discusses the play's structure, language, and performance history, and the notes provide an illuminating commentary on details of the text.

Five History Plays

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Limited

ISBN: 9781840221015

Category: Fiction

Page: 502

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Plutarch of Chaeronea is one of the great story-tellers of antiquity, a writer whose ability to create unforgettable scenes matches the grandeur of his subject matter. The heroes of his Lives were the great men of antiquity, often greatly flawed, but with tragic depth and epic stature.

Henry IV

Author: William Shakespeare,David M. Bevington

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192834218

Category: Drama

Page: 315

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As Henry's throne is threatened by rebel forces, England is divided. The characters reflect these oppositions, with Hal and Hotspur vying for position, and Falstaff leading Hal away from his father and towards excess. During Shakespeare's lifetime Henry IV, Part I was his most reprinted play, and it remains enormously popular with theatregoers and readers. Falstaff still towers among Shakespeare's comic inventions as he did in the late 1590s. David Bevington's introduction discusses the play in both peformance and criticism from Shakespeare's time to our own, illustrating the variety of interpretations of which the text is capable. He analyses the play's richly textured language in a detailed commentary on individual words and phrases and clearly explains its historical background.

Engendering a Nation

A Feminist Account of Shakespeare's English Histories

Author: Jean E. Howard,Phyllis Rackin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134946155

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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Engendering a Nation adopts a sophisticated feminist analysis to examine the place of gender in contesting representations of nationhood in early modern England. Plays featured include: * King John * Henry VI, Part I * Henry VI, Part II * Henry, Part III * Richard III * Richard II * Henry V. It will be a must for students and scholars interested in the cultural and social implications of Shakespeare today.

Complete Sonnets

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486111431

Category: Poetry

Page: 80

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Over 150 exquisite poems deal with love, friendship, the tyranny of time, beauty's evanescence, death, and other themes in language of remarkable power, precision, and beauty. Glossary of archaic terms.

Coriolanus

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199535804

Category: Drama

Page: 388

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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.

Every Good Boy Deserves Favor and Professional Foul

Author: Tom Stoppard

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 080219527X

Category: Drama

Page: 188

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It is Tom Stoppard's very special skill as the master comedian of ideas in the modern theater to create brilliant, biting humor out of serious concerns. Virtually assaulting the audience with a cascade of words and a conspicuous display of intellect, Stoppard, in "Every Good Boy Deserves Favor," contrasts the circumstances of a political prisoner and a mental patient in a Soviet insane asylum, to question the difference, if any, between free will and the freedom to conform. The situation, in which the mental patient "hears" an orchestra, is both chilling and funny as we are introduced to two men who happen to share the same name, are in carcerated in the same cell, and are attended by the same doctor.

Shakespeare Puzzles

Author: Cedric Watts

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1291664106

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

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Professor Cedric Watts discusses 25 puzzles presented by the works of Shakespeare. For instance: The Sonnets - autobiographical or fictional? What is the plot of the long-lost Love's Labour's Won? What are the 'glass eyes' in King Lear? Prospero's epilogue: it is really Shakespeare's farewell? Repeatedly, these challenging discussions reveal and resolve problematic features of the works, and demonstrate the linkage of minor and major concerns. Cedric Watts, Emeritus Professor of English at Sussex University, was co-author (with John Sutherland) of the acclaimed book, Henry V: War Criminal? and Other Shakespeare Puzzles. This new selection of puzzles was first published in Around the Globe, the magazine of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London.

Hell in a Very Small Place

The Siege of Dien Bien Phu

Author: Bernard B. Fall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780306811579

Category: History

Page: 515

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"The definitive account" (Saturday Review) of the battle that paved the way for American involvement in Vietnam

Shakespeare: The Histories

Author: John Blades

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137313056

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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The History plays established Shakespeare's reputation as an enormously popular and dramatic storyteller, demonstrating his skill in drawing such astonishing characters as Richard III and Sir John Falstaff. Featuring detailed analyses of extracts, John Blades guides the student through four of Shakespeare's most compelling Histories. Part I of this stimulating study: • provides clear and engaging close readings of passages from Richard II, Henry IV Parts 1 & 2, and Richard III • examines major themes, characters, language and Shakespeare's dramatic techniques • offers suggestions for further work and summarizes the methods of analysis. Part II supplies essential background material, including: • a detailed survey of Shakespeare's literary and historical contexts • samples of criticism from leading scholars. With a helpful Glossary and Further Reading section, this lucid study is ideal for anyone who wishes to appreciate and explore the remarkable writing of Shakespeare's History plays for themselves.

The School of Shakespeare

Author: Richard Simpson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783742870032

Category:

Page: 496

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The school of Shakespeare is an unchanged, high-quality reprint of the original edition of 1878. Hansebooks is editor of the literature on different topic areas such as research and science, travel and expeditions, cooking and nutrition, medicine, and other genres.As a publisher we focus on the preservation of historical literature.Many works of historical writers and scientists are available today as antiques only. Hansebooks newly publishes these books and contributes to the preservation of literature which has become rare and historical knowledge for the future.

Imagining Shakespeare

A History of Texts and Visions

Author: Stephen Orgel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 023059610X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 172

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In this beautifully illustrated book, one of the foremost Shakespeareans of our time explores the ways in which Shakespeare has been imagined from his time to ours. Drawing on performance history, textual history and the visual arts (including a fascinating chapter on portraiture), Imagining Shakespeare displays throughout the cultural versatility, elegance, lucidity and wit which have become the hallmarks of Stephen Orgel's style.

Four Tragedies

Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Bantam Classics

ISBN: 9780307420602

Category: Drama

Page: 976

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Hamlet One of the most famous plays of all time, the compelling tragedy of the young prince of Denmark who must reconcile his longing for oblivion with his duty to avenge his father’s murder is one of Shakespeare’s greatest works. The ghost, Ophelia’s death and burial, the play within a play, and the breathtaking swordplay are just some of the elements that make Hamlet a masterpiece of the theater. Othello This great tragedy of unsurpassed intensity and emotion is played out against Renaissance splendor. The doomed marriage of Desdemona to the Moor Othello is the focus of a storm of tension, incited by the consummately evil villain Iago, that culminates in one of the most deeply moving scenes in theatrical history. King Lear Here is the famous and moving tragedy of a king who foolishly divides his kingdom between his two wicked daughters and estranges himself from the young daughter who loves him–a theatrical spectacle of outstanding proportions. Macbeth No dramatist has ever seen with more frightening clarity into the heart and mind of a murderer than has Shakespeare in this brilliant and bloody tragedy of evil. Taunted into asserting his “masculinity” by his ambitious wife, Macbeth chooses to embrace the Weird Sisters’ prophecy and kill his king–and thus, seals his own doom. 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

Shakespeare Love Tales

Author: William Shakespeare,Edith Nesbit

Publisher: Sovereign via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1787244555

Category: Drama

Page: 32

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Shakespeare was familiar with all beautiful forms and images, with all that is sweet or majestic in the simple aspects of nature and human life, of that indestructible love, and clear waters,and soft airs and sounds, and bright skies and woodland solitudes, and moon-light bowers. The writings of Shakespeare have been justly termed the richest, the purest, the fairest, that genius uninspired ever penned. This collection of Shakespeare love tales includes: Romeo and Juliet, King Lear, Pericles. These timeless stories are retold in modern English retaining all key elements of Shakespeare's original storyline, characters and wisdoms.

Caesar

Life of a Colossus

Author: Adrian Goldsworthy

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300139198

Category: History

Page: 592

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In this landmark biography, Goldsworthy places Caesar firmly within the context of Roman society in the first century B.C.