Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800

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  • Brutus
    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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    Romeo and Juliet (English, Paperback) William Shakespeare

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

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    Macbeth (English, Paperback) William Shakespeare

    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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    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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  • Collected
    Collected Maxims and Other Reflections (English, Paperback) Francoi de La Rochefoucauld

    This is the fullest collection of La Rochefoucauld's writings ever published in English, and includes the first complete translation of the Miscellaneous Reflections. A table of alternative maxim numbers and an index of topics help the reader to locate any maxim quickly.

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  • "Twelfth
    "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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    "The Winter's Tale" (English, Paperback) William Shakespeare

    One of Shakespeare's late plays, The Winter's Tale falls into two distinct parts: the first part tragedy and the second, comedy. John Pitcher's lively introduction and commentary explores the extraordinary merging of theatrical forms in the play and its success in performance.

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  • How
    How to Live (Paperback) Sarah Bakewell

    How to get on well with people, how to adjust to losing someone you love? How to live? This question obsessed Renaissance nobleman Michel Eyquem de Montaigne (1533-92), who wrote free-roaming explorations of his thought. This biography of Montaigne relates the story of his life by way of the questions he posed and the answers he explored.

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    "Julius Caesar" (English, Paperback) William Shakespeare

    This edition of "Julius Caesar" provides a lively edition of one of Shakespeare's most familiar and studied plays. The introduction sets the play in the context of the last years of Elizabeth I's reign, with rebellion stirring and conflicts over the calendar.

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  • John
    John Donne (English, Paperback) John Donne

    This authoritative edition was formerly published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It brings together a unique combination of Donne's poetry and prose - all the major poems, complemented by rarely published letters and extracts from Donne's sermons - to give the essence of his work and thinking.

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  • The
    The Impact of God (English, Paperback) Iain Matthew

    A modern insight into the legendary Christian mystic St John of the Cross.

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  • Lyrical
    Lyrical Ballads (Multiple languages, 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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    Shakespeare's Original Pronunciation (English, CD-Audio) Ben Crystal

    How did Shakespeare sound to the audiences of his day? For the first time this disc offers listeners the chance to hear England's greatest playwright performed by a company of actors using the pronunciation of his time.

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  • Robinson
    Robinson Crusoe (English, Paperback) Daniel Defoe, James Kelly

    This new edition of Defoe's masterpiece includes a lively introduction by Tom Keymer, full notes and useful appendices, including a chronology of the action of the story and Defoe's most sustained commentary on it.

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  • Evoking
    Evoking (and Forgetting!) Shakespeare (Paperback) Peter Brook

    A revised edition of Peter Brook's take on Shakespeare, with a new chapter. The book addresses a number of questions about performing Shakespeare today: Why is Shakespeare not out of date? What do we mean by Shakespeare's "genius" or "creativity".

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    1606 (Italian, Paperback) James Shapiro

    Following the biographical style of 1599, this book traces Shakespeare's life and times from the autumn of 1605, when he took an old and anonymous Elizabethan play, The Chronicle History of King Leir, and transformed it into his most searing tragedy, King Lear.

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    A Level English Text Guide - Hamlet (Paperback) CGP Books

    A Level English Text Guide - Hamlet

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  • Year
    Year of the Fat Knight (English, Hardback) Antony Sher

    Antony Sher's account - richly supplemented by his own paintings and sketches - of researching, rehearsing and performing one of Shakespeare's best-known and most popular characters. As heard on BBC Radio 4. From the author of the acclaimed Year of the King.

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    Othello: The Oxford Shakespeare (English, Paperback) William Shakespeare

    Along with Hamlet, King Lear, and Macbeth, Othello is one of Shakespeare's four great tragedies. What distinguishes Othello is its bold treatment of racial and gender themes. It is also the only tragedy to feature a main character, Iago, who truly seems evil, betraying and deceiving those that trust him purely for spite and with no political goal. This edition, the first to give full attention to...

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  • Three
    Three Early Modern Utopias: Thomas More: "Utopia"/Francis Bacon: "New Atlantis"/Henry Neville: The "Isle of Pines" (English, Paperback) Saint Thomas More, Francis Bacon

    A unique edition of three early modern utopian texts, using a contemporary translation of More's Utopia and examining the Renaissance world view as shown by these writers. The edition includes the illustrative material that accompanied early editions of Utopia, full chronologies of the authors, notes, and glossary.

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