Shakespeare studies & criticism

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  • 30-Second Shakespeare

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    30-Second Shakespeare

    30-Second Shakespeare grapples with the world’s most famous playwright. From what we know of his life, to the meanings of concepts and themes, and his enduring literary and linguistic legacy.
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  • A Shakespearean Botanical

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    A Shakespearean Botanical

    Taking fifty quotations centring on flowers, herbs, fruit and vegetables, this book marries the beauty of Shakespeare’s lines with charming contemporary renderings of the plants he described so vividly.

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  • All’s Well That Ends Well

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    All’s Well That Ends Well

    Usually classified as a `problem comedy’, All’s Well that Ends Well invites a fresh assessment. Its psychologically disturbing presentation of an aggressive, designing woman and a reluctant husband wooed by trickery won it little favour in earlier centuries, and both directors and critics have frequently tried to avoid or simplify its uncomfortable elements. More recently, several distinguished productions have revealed it as an exceptionally penetratingstudy of both personal and social issues. In her introduction Susan Snyder makes the play’s clashing ideologies of class and gender newly accessible. She explains how the very discords of style can be seen as a source of theatrical power and complexity, and offers a fully reconsidered, helpfully annotated text for both readers and actors.

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  • As You Like It, William Shakespeare

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    As You Like It, William Shakespeare

    Using an innovative theory of the significance of the Globe’s stage space, Penny Gay examines As You Like It‘s presentation of issues of power, sexuality, gender and genre.

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  • Julius Caesar

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    Julius Caesar

    This new edition of ‘Julius Caesar’, developed by and for the RSC, includes interviews with acclaimed directors Lucy Bailey, David Farr and Edward Hall, looks at specific productions in the play’s history, and contains a completely new introduction by acclaimed scholar Jonathan Bate.

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  • Macbeth

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    Macbeth

    This new edition of one of Shakespeare’s most exciting tragedies, developed by and for the RSC, explores the play’s history inproduction, offers helpful notes and summaries to help the reader understand the text,and includes interviews with three leading directors -Rupert Goold, Gregory Foran and Trevor Nunn.

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  • Measure For Measure

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    Measure For Measure

    When Claudio breaks the new laws against vice in Vienna by getting his fiancee, Julietta, pregnant, a series of ethical issues is brought under scrutiny. His sister’s virtue is held to ransom by the deputy ruler of the city until justice is done, mercy shown, and order restored.This is among Shakespeare’s most vivid dramatic projections of moral duplicity. The introduction discusses the origins of his treatment of the well-known story and examines his sources. The editor also sets the play in its historical context and offers the most comprehensive available account of the text’s theatrical life form Restoration adaptations to present-day productions.

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  • Othello

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    Othello

    Developed by and for the Royal Shakespeare Company, this new edition of Shakespeare’s tragedy includes an introduction from Jonathan Bate, interviews with directors Trevor Nunn, Michael Attenborough and Luk Perceval, and suggestions for further reading, to offer new perspectives on one of Shakespeare’s best-loved plays.

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  • Othello

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    Othello

    This second edition of ‘Othello’ has a new, illustrated introduction by leading American scholar Ayanna Thompson, which addresses such key issues as race, religion and gender, as well as looking at ways in which the play has been adapted in more recent times.

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  • Shakespearean

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    Shakespearean

    A deeply personal journey into Shakespeare’s work that explores how it remains relevant and always has something to say about the times we are living in.

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