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101 Short Essays on Shakespeare

by Paul Kent

101 Short Essays on Shakespeare is an accessible and jargon-free guide, whether you're new to Shakespeare, or a seasoned playgoer. Contents include: General introductions to the comedies, tragedies & histories. Essays on all 38 plays, as well as

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30 Great Myths about Shakespeare

by Laurie Maguire & Emma Smith

<p><strong>Think you know Shakespeare? Think again . . .</strong></p> <p>Was a real skull used in the first performance of Hamlet? Were Shakespeare's plays Elizabethan blockbusters? How much do we really know about the playwright's life? And ...

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A critical Essay on Shakespeare By LEO TOLSTOY

by Leo Tolstoy

<p>I remember the astonishment I felt when I first read Shakespeare. I expected to receive a powerful aesthetic pleasure, but having read, one after the other, works regarded as his best: &quot;King Lear,&quot; &quot;Romeo and Juliet,&quot; ...

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A Feminist Companion to Shakespeare

by Dympna Callaghan

<p>The question is not whether Shakespeare studies needs feminism, but whether feminism needs Shakespeare. This is the explicitly political approach taken in the dynamic and newly updated edition of <em>A Feminist Companion to ...

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

The Hidden Astrologial Keys

by Priscilla Costello

<p>The “Shakespeare and the Stars” series celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death and offer fresh and exciting insights into the ever-popular works of the world’s greatest playwright. Each analysis specifically highlights ...

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

by William Shakespeare

<p><em>Midsummer Night's Dream</em> is Shakespeare's classic tale of two couples who can't quite pair up to everyone's satisfaction. Demetrius and Lysander love Hermia. Hermia loves Lysander but has been promised to Demetrius by her father. ...

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Adapting King Lear for the Stage

by Lynne Bradley

<p>Questioning whether the impulse to adapt Shakespeare has changed over time, Lynne Bradley argues for restoring a sense of historicity to the study of adaptation. Bradley compares Nahum Tate's History of King Lear (1681), adaptations by David ...

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All's Well That Ends Well

by William Shakespeare

<p>The play opens in Rousillon, a Catalan province of Spain, where young Count Bertram bids farewell to his mother the Countess and Helena, as he leaves for the court of Paris at the French King's order. Bertram's father has recently died and ...

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All's Well That Ends Well

by William Shakespeare

<p>The play opens in Rousillon, a Catalan province of Spain, where young Count Bertram bids farewell to his mother the Countess and Helena, as he leaves for the court of Paris at the French King's order. Bertram's father has recently died and ...

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Antony and Cleopatra

by William Shakespeare

<p>Antony and Cleopatra is a tragedy by William Shakespeare. It was first printed in the First Folio of 1623. The plot is based on Thomas North's translation of Plutarch's Life of Markus Antonius and follows the relationship between Cleopatra ...

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Antony And Cleopatra

by William Shakespeare

<p>The tragedy is set in Rome and Egypt, characterised by swift, panoramic shifts in geographical locations and in registers. The story follows the relationship between Cleopatra and Mark Antony from the time of the Sicilian revolt to ...

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Antony And Cleopatra

by William Shakespeare

<p>The tragedy is set in Rome and Egypt, characterised by swift, panoramic shifts in geographical locations and in registers. The story follows the relationship between Cleopatra and Mark Antony from the time of the Sicilian revolt to ...

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Approaches to Teaching Shakespeare's English History Plays

by Laurie Ellinghausen

<p>Shakespeare's history plays make up nearly a third of his corpus and feature iconic characters like Falstaff, the young Prince Hal, and Richard III--as well as unforgettable scenes like the storming of Harfleur. But these plays also present ...

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Ariosto, Shakespeare and Corneille

by Benedetto Croce

<p>Originally published in 1921 this volume consists of the first of Croce’s literary criticisms to be published in English and as well as a section on Shakespeare, it contains unique essays on Ariosto and Corneille which together inaugurated a ...

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As You Like It

by William Shakespeare

<p>As You Like It is a pastoral comedy by William Shakespeare believed to have been written in 1599 and first published in the First Folio, 1623.</p> ...

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As You Like It

by William Shakespeare

<p>As You Like It is a pastoral comedy by William Shakespeare believed to have been written in 1599 and first published in the First Folio, 1623.</p> ...

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At Work in the Early Modern English Theater

Valuing Labor

by Matthew Kendrick

<p><em>At Work in the Early Modern English Theater: Valuing Labor</em> explores the economics of the theater by examining how drama seeks to make sense of changing conceptions of labor. With the growth of commerce and market relations in ...

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Avant-Garde Hamlet

Text, Stage, Screen

by R. S. White

<p><em>Hamlet</em> stands as a high water mark of canonical art, yet it has equally attracted rebels and experimenters, those avant-garde writers, dramatists, performers, and filmmakers who, in their adaptations and appropriations, seek new ways

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Bargains with Fate

Psychological Crises and Conflicts in Shakespeare and His Plays

by Maria Jarosz

<p>The enduring appeal of Shakespeare's works derives largely from the fact that they contain brilliantly drawn characters. Interpretations of these characters are products of changing modes of thought, and thus past explanations of their ...

ISBN: 9781351314787

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Beside Myself

An Actor's Life

by Antony Sher

<p>A remarkably candid autobiography, utterly involving and often startlingly revelatory, <em>Beside Myself</em> is an inspiration to young actors and a treat for seasoned theatregoers.</p> <p>'I wish I'd read this book when I was starting out.

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