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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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  • 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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  • A Midsummer Night's Dream: The Oxford Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
    A Midsummer Night's Dream: The Oxford Shakespeare (English, Paperback) William Shakespeare

    A Midsummer Night's Dream is perhaps Shakespeare's most popular play, particularly as a first introduction to Shakespeare for children--filled as it is with a marvelous mixture of aristocrats, workers, and fairies. Simple and engaging on the surface, it is none the less a highly original and sophisticated work, remarkable for both its literary and its theatrical mastery. It is one of the very few...

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  • Macbeth by Eric Rasmussen
    Macbeth (English, Paperback) Eric Rasmussen, Jonathan Bate

    From the Royal Shakespeare Company - a modern, definitive edition of Shakespeare's great drama of ambition, desire and guilt.

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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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  • "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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  • 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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  • Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
    Romeo and Juliet (English, Paperback) William Shakespeare

    A major new edition of Shakespeare's tragedy arguing that the play is ultimately Juliet's. The illustrated introduction discusses the play's stage and screen history, its language and the many critical issues surrounding it.It gives a comprehensive, penetrating introduction to the play.On-page notes to deepen understanding.

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  • 1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare by James Shapiro
    1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare (English, Paperback) James Shapiro

    Presents the history of Shakespeare, following him through a single year that changed not only his fortunes, but the course of literature. In this one year, we follow what he reads and writes, what he saw, and who he worked with as he creates four of his most famous plays - "Henry V", "Julius Caesar", "As You Like It", and "Hamlet".

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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 and London by Duncan Salkeld
    Shakespeare and London (English, Paperback) Duncan Salkeld

    This book presents new research about Shakespeare's connections with London. Stratford made the man, but London made the phenomenon that is Shakespeare. This book explores Stratford's established links with the capital and seeks to acknowledge those who inhabited Shakespeare's milieu, or played some part in shaping his writing and acting career.

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  • The Arden Introduction to Reading Shakespeare by Jeremy Lopez
    The Arden Introduction to Reading Shakespeare (English, Paperback) Jeremy Lopez

    Shakespeare's plays are works of art made out of words. To read the plays closely, that is, to pay careful attention to the multiple, shifting meanings of and relationships between their words, is to gain a deep and lasting appreciation for the complex artistry of their construction and of their effects. In fourteen chapters, the book takes readers on a guided tour through some of the most...

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

    A Level English Text Guide - Hamlet

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  • Twelfth Night, or What You Will: The Oxford Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
    Twelfth Night, or What You Will: The Oxford Shakespeare (English, Paperback) William Shakespeare

    Twelfth Night is one of the most popular of Shakespeare's plays in the modern theatre, and this edition places particular emphasis on its theatrical qualities throughout. Peopled with lovers misled either by disguises or their own natures, it combines lyrical melancholy with broad comedy....

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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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  • The Sonnets and a Lover's Complaint by William Shakespeare
    The Sonnets and a Lover's Complaint (English, Hardback) William Shakespeare

    Part of the "Clothbound Classics" series, this title collects sonnets of Shakespeare's that deal with eternal subjects such as love and infidelity, memory and mortality, and the destruction wreaked by Time. It also includes the sonnet "A Lover's Complaint", in which a young woman is overheard lamenting her betrayal by a heartless seducer.

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  • A Midsummer Night's Dream by Eric Rasmussen
    A Midsummer Night's Dream (English, Paperback) Eric Rasmussen, Jonathan Bate

    From the Royal Shakespeare Company - a modern, definitive edition of Shakespeare's most loved comedy. This edition also includes an essay on Shakespeare's career and Elizabethan theatre, and enables the reader to understand the play as it was originally intended - as living theatre to be enjoyed and performed.

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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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  • 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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  • Hamlet (No Fear Shakespeare) by SparkNotes
    Hamlet (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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