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  • Macbeth (No Fear Shakespeare) by SparkNotes
    Macbeth (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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  • Emilia by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm
    Emilia (English, Paperback) Morgan Lloyd Malcolm

    This new play explores Emilia Bassano, Shakespeare's `Dark Lady of the Sonnets' in her own right as poet, mother and feminist. For the first time, the focus will be on this brilliant woman who managed to outlive all the men the history books tethered her to. Introducing to the world: Emilia! She's going to make you remember her name.

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  • King Richard III by William Shakespeare
    King Richard III (English, Paperback) William Shakespeare

    This comprehensive edition of King Richard III offers all the features associated with the Arden Shakespeare. Richard is one of Shakespeare's great villains and the play that bears his name is one of his most popular in performance and in classrooms.

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  • Upstart Crow by Ben Elton
    Upstart Crow (English, Paperback) Ben Elton

    "This does indeed deserve comparisons with Blackadder" Radio Times"A knockabout, well-researched take on the working and domestic life of Shakespeare." William Shakespeare - brought to life on screen by the inimitable David Mitchell - is at the start of his career.

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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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  • Shakespeare's Language by Frank Kermode
    Shakespeare's Language (English, Paperback) Frank Kermode

    The true biography of Shakespeare is in the plays. The great English tragedies were all written in the first decade of the seventeenth century. They are often in language that is difficult to us, and must have been hard even for contemporaries. How and why did Shakespeare's language develop as it did?

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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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  • Speaking the Speech by Giles Block
    Speaking the Speech (English, Paperback) Giles Block

    The most authoritative, most comprehensive book yet written on speaking Shakespeare's words

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  • "The Winter's Tale" by William Shakespeare
    "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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  • Shakespeare's Restless World by Neil MacGregor
    Shakespeare's Restless World (English, Paperback) Neil MacGregor

    The Elizabethan age was a tumultuous time, when long-cherished certainties were crumbling and life was uncertain. This title uncovers the extraordinary stories behind twenty objects from the period to re-create an age at once distant and yet surprisingly familiar.

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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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  • The Shakespeare Book by DK
    The Shakespeare Book (English, Hardback) DK

    Features witty illustrations and inspirational quotes. This title covers every work, from the comedies of Twelfth Night and As You Like It to the tragedies of Julius Caesar and Hamlet, and lost plays and less well-known works of poetry.

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  • Shakespeare's Sonnets by Katherine Duncan-Jones
    Shakespeare's Sonnets (English, Paperback) Katherine Duncan-Jones

    A revised edition of this acclaimed and best-selling edition of Shakespeare's Sonnets and updated throughout to take account of recent scholarship since its first publication in 1997.

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  • Shakespeare (TM)s Advice to the Players by Peter Hall
    Shakespeare (TM)s Advice to the Players (English, Paperback) Peter Hall

    A practical handbook for students and actors alike, this book is an indispensable guide to understanding, reading and acting Shakespeare. Written by the founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Sir Peter Hall. This edition is a smaller pocket size format for ease of reading.

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  • "The Merry Wives of Windsor" by William Shakespeare
    "The Merry Wives of Windsor" (English, Paperback) William Shakespeare

    The Merry Wives of Windsor, Shakespeare's only thoroughly English comedy, created an archetypal literary figure in the shape of the devious, irrepressible John Falstaff. This stimulating new edition celebrates the play as a joyous exploration of language, but also places elements of its plot firmly in a continental, specifically Italian, tradition of romantic comedy. It draws out the complexities...

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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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  • Twelfth Night by Eric Rasmussen
    Twelfth Night (English, Paperback) Eric Rasmussen, Jonathan Bate

    From the Royal Shakespeare Company - a modern, definitive edition of Shakespeare's great comedy of love, folly and mistaken identity.

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  • Shakespeare On Stage: Volume 2 by Julian Curry
    Shakespeare On Stage: Volume 2 (English, Paperback) Julian Curry

    Twelve leading actors, including Alan Rickman, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Eileen Atkins, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart, discuss playing twelve key Shakespearean roles.

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  • Shakespeare by Bill Bryson
    Shakespeare (English, Paperback) Bill Bryson

    From bestselling author Bill Bryson comes this compelling short biography of William Shakespeare, our greatest dramatist and poet.

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  • "The Taming of the Shrew" by William Shakespeare
    "The Taming of the Shrew" (English, Paperback) William Shakespeare

    A major new edition of this perennially succesful play which continues to entertain and perplex modern audiences. The play is discussed in its critical and theatrical contexts and Hodgdon, a leading feminist scholar, opens up new readings for modern audiences and students.

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