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  • Romeo and Juliet (No Fear Shakespeare) by SparkNotes
    Romeo and Juliet (No Fear Shakespeare) (English, Paperback) SparkNotes

    "The play plus a translation anyone can understand"--Cover.

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  • Everyman and Mankind by Douglas Bruster
    Everyman and Mankind (English, Paperback) Douglas Bruster

    Everyman and Mankind are morality plays that mark the turn of the medieval period to the early modern, with their focus on the individual. Both plays are modernised here with full on-page commentaries, a detailed, illustrated introduction and all the scholarly qualities associated with Arden editions

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  • The Duchess of Malfi by John Fletcher
    The Duchess of Malfi (English, Paperback) John Fletcher

    The Duchess of Malfi is a macabre, tragic play which is often performed and studied at A level and university. This Arden edition brings all the scholarship and comprehensive analysis associated with the series and offers readers a deeper understanding of the play than competing editions.

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  • Othello by William Shakespeare
    Othello (English, Paperback) William Shakespeare

    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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  • Macbeth by William Shakespeare
    Macbeth (English, Paperback) William Shakespeare

    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...

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  • Othello (No Fear Shakespeare) by SparkNotes
    Othello (No Fear Shakespeare) (English, Paperback) SparkNotes

    Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, with marginal notes and explanations and full descriptions of each character.

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  • Roxana by Daniel Defoe
    Roxana (English, Paperback) Daniel Defoe

    Roxana (1724), Defoe's last and darkest novel, is the autobiography of a woman who has traded her virtue, at first for survival, and then for fame and fortune. Its narrator tells the story of her own "wicked" life as the mistress of rich and powerful men. Endowed with many seductive skills, she is herself seduced: by money, by dreams of rank, and by the illusion that she can escape her own past....

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  • "Measure for Measure" by William Shakespeare
    "Measure for Measure" (English, Paperback) William Shakespeare

    The Arden Shakespeare is the established edition of Shakespeare's work. Justly celebrated for its authoritative scholarship and invaluable commentary, Arden guides you a richer understanding and appreciation of Shakespeare's plays.This edition of Measure for Measure provides, a clear and authoritative text, detailed notes and commentary on the same page as the text, a full introduction discussing...

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  • "Twelfth Night" by William Shakespeare
    "Twelfth Night" (English, Paperback) William Shakespeare

    Critically acclaimed as one of Shakespeare's most complex and intriguing plays, "Twelfth Night" is a classic romantic comedy of mistaken identities. This book explores the factors that make up the play's textual, theatrical, critical and cultural history. It surveys the play's production and reception and emphasizes the role of the spectator.

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  • Troilus and Cressida: The Oxford Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
    Troilus and Cressida: The Oxford Shakespeare (English, Paperback) William Shakespeare

    Given the wealth of formal debate contained in this tragedy, Troilus and Cressida was probably written in 1602 for a performance at one of the Inns of the Court. Shakespeare's treatment of the age-old tale of love and betrayal is based on many sources, from Homer and Ovid to Chaucer and Shakespeare's near contemporary Robert Greene. In the introduction the various problems connected with the play,...

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  • Brutus and Other Heroines by Harriet Walter
    Brutus and Other Heroines (English, Paperback) Harriet Walter

    Award-winning actress Dame Harriet Walter reflects on performing Shakespeare's most famous roles - both male and female. An exploration of the Shakespearean canon through the eyes of a self-identified 'feminist actor' - but, above all, a remarkable account of an acting career unconstrained by tradition or expectations.

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  • Coriolanus by Lee Bliss
    Coriolanus (English, Paperback) Lee Bliss

    A second edition of Coriolanus featuring a new introductory section by Bridget Escolme.

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  • Lyrical Ballads by William Wordsworth
    Lyrical Ballads (English, Paperback) William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    Wordsworth and Coleridge's joint collection of poems has often been singled out as the founding text of English Romanticism. This is the only edition to print both the original 1798 collection and the expanded 1802 edition, with Wordsworth's famous Preface. It includes important letters, a wide-ranging introduction and generous notes.

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  • The Rover by Aphra Behn
    The Rover (English, Paperback) Aphra Behn

    Aphra Behn was the first female professional writer in England, and The Rover, her most popular play, is set in Naples during the misrule of carnival time. The Rover explores issues of love, trickery and deception, forced marriage, male power, fidelity, and the excesses of sexual passion.

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  • Much Ado About Nothing (No Fear Shakespeare) by SparkNotes
    Much Ado About Nothing (No Fear Shakespeare) (English, Paperback) SparkNotes

    These updated editions of classic plays feature new cover art along with the complete text of each work, full explanatory notes, scene-by-scene plot summaries, a key to famous lines and phrases, and illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books. Reissue. (Plays/Drama)

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  • "Antony and Cleopatra" by William Shakespeare
    "Antony and Cleopatra" (English, Paperback) William Shakespeare

    John Wilders - literary advisor to the BBC TV Shakespeare series - brings thorough scholarship and a practical understanding of performance needs to this new edition. Clarity, accessibility and rigour are the hallmarks of an edition which will provide invaluable guidance for all its readers. "This edition has a very helpful introduction and good clear text, as well as the exceptionally excellent...

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  • "King Henry V": Pt. 3 by William Shakespeare
    "King Henry V": Pt. 3 (English, Paperback) William Shakespeare

    The editor takes a broad look at the different meanings which have been attributed to "King Henry V", through a discussion of its various critical and theatrical interpretations.

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  • Mary and The Wrongs of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft
    Mary and The Wrongs of Woman (English, Paperback) Mary Wollstonecraft

    Strongly autobiographical, Mary and The Wrongs of Woman powerfully complement Wollstonecraft's non-fictional writing, inspired by the French Revolution and the social upheavals that followed.

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  • Shakespeare's Words by David Crystal
    Shakespeare's Words (English, Paperback) David Crystal, Ben Crystal

    Suitable for scholars, students and actors, this book contains glosses and quotes for over 14,000 words that could be misunderstood by modern audience. It features different panels that look at such areas of Shakespeare's language as greetings, swear-words and terms of address.

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  • The Tempest (No Fear Shakespeare) by SparkNotes
    The Tempest (No Fear Shakespeare) (English, Paperback) SparkNotes

    Read Shakespeare's plays in all their brilliance?and understand what every word means!...

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