• Is Shakespeare Dead?
    Is Shakespeare Dead?
    ISBN: 9781847493071
    Title: Is Shakespeare Dead?
    Author: TWAIN MARK

    Balancing humor, insight, and vitriol, this provocative contribution to the tradition of Shakespeare-doubting is a fine example of the great novelist's critical writing "So far as anybody actually knows and can prove, Shakespeare of Stratford-on-Avon never wrote a play in his life." An exponent of the theory that William Shakespeare, the modestly educated provincial man from Stratford-upon-Avon, could not have written the worksfull of erudition and accurate professional jargonwhich are attributed to him, Mark Twain offers an eloquent and entertaining analysis of this issue of authorship, peppered with personal recollections of his own first encounters with the Bard's plays on a boat on the Mississippi. This volume also includes Twain's racy Elizabethan pastiche, 1601, which features Shakespeare as one of its characters, and a 27-page summary of Twain's life and works.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Is this a Dagger Which I See Before Me? Little Black Classics
    Is this a Dagger Which I See Before Me? Little Black Classics
    ISBN: 9780241252192
    Title: Is this a Dagger Which I See Before Me? Little Black Classics
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM


    This collection of Shakespeare's soliloquies, from famous set-pieces to little-known speeches, displays his genius in all its range and richness.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $7.00
    $7.00
  • John Lowin & the English Theatre, 1603-1647 : Acting & Cultural Politics on the Jacobean & Caroline Stage
    John Lowin & the English Theatre, 1603-1647 : Acting & Cultural Politics on the Jacobean & Caroline Stage
    ISBN: 9781409452676
    Title: John Lowin & the English Theatre, 1603-1647 : Acting & Cultural Politics on the Jacobean & Caroline Stage
    Author: WOODING BARBARA

    In the first full-length study devoted to John Lowin, Wooding provides a comprehensive overview of the life and times of one of the greatest actors of seventeenth-century England. She examines his involvement in the Jacobean/Caroline world as citizen, performer, and manager of King's Men's Company, and contextualizes his life and career within the socio-economic and political framework of the period.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $210.00
    $210.00
  • John Mortimer: Collected Plays
    John Mortimer: Collected Plays
    ISBN: 9781840022148
    Title: John Mortimer: Collected Plays
    Author: MORTIMER JOHN


    Includes:A Voyage Around My Father, one of Mortimer's greatest theatrical successes and a celebration of the Shakespeare-quoting, eccentric, brave, and impossible barrister the author had as a father. Also includes:The Collaborators, The Dock Brief, Lunch Hour,andWhat Shall We Tell Caroline?



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Johnny & the Dead
    Johnny & the Dead
    ISBN: 9780198314929
    Title: Johnny & the Dead
    Author: BRIGGS STEPHEN


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Joy Ride: Lives of the Theatricals
    Joy Ride: Lives of the Theatricals
    ISBN: 9781408868638
    Title: Joy Ride: Lives of the Theatricals
    Author: LAHR JOHN

    A dazzling celebration of theatre, its workings and its most compelling playwrights by the New York's senior drama critic emeritus and the author of Tennessee Williams
    'John Lahr manages to write better about the theatre than anybody in the English language,' says Richard Eyre. Joy Ride, which includes the best of his New Yorker profiles and reviews, makes his expertise and his exhilaration palpable. From modern greats, like Arthur Miller, Harold Pinter, David Mamet, Tony Kushner and August Wilson, through the work of directors like Nicholas Hytner and Ingmar Bergman, to Shakespeare himself, the depth of Lahr's understanding is plain to see and extraordinary to read. He brings the reader up close and personal to the artists and their art. Whether you are a regular theatre-goer, or just starting out, Lahr's book delights as both a celebration and a guide.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
    $70.00
  • Joy Ride: Lives of the Theatricals
    Joy Ride: Lives of the Theatricals
    ISBN: 9781408868652
    Title: Joy Ride: Lives of the Theatricals
    Author: LAHR JOHN

    John Lahr manages to write better about the theatre than anybody in the English language,' says Richard Eyre. Joy Ride, which includes the best of his New Yorker profiles and reviews, makes his expertise and his exhilaration palpable. From modern greats, like Arthur Miller, Harold Pinter, David Mamet, Tony Kushner and August Wilson, through the work of directors like Nicholas Hytner and Ingmar Bergman, to Shakespeare himself, the depth of Lahr's understanding is plain to see and extraordinary to read. He brings the reader up close and personal to the artists and their art. Whether you are a regular theatre-goer, or just starting out, Lahr's book delights as both a celebration and a guide.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Julius Caesar
    Julius Caesar
    ISBN: 9780141396538
    Title: Julius Caesar
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM

    Folger Shakespeare Library
    The world's leading center for Shakespeare studies
    Each edition includes:

    • Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play
    • Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play
    • Scene-by-scene plot summaries
    • A key to famous lines and phrases
    • An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language
    • An essay by an outstanding scholar providing a modern perspective on the play
    • Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books
    Essay by Coppélia Kahn
    The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $21.00
    $21.00
  • Julius Caesar
    Julius Caesar
    ISBN: 9780143128601
    Title: Julius Caesar
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM

    Shakespeare may have written Julius Caesar as the first of his plays to be performed at the Globe, in 1599. For it, he turned to a key event in Roman history: Caesar's death at the hands of friends and fellow politicians. Renaissance writers disagreed over the assassination, seeing Brutus, a leading conspirator, as either hero or villain. Shakespeare's play keeps this debate alive.

    The authoritative edition of Julius Caesar from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers, is now available as an eBook. Features include:

    #65533; The exact text of the printed book for easy cross-reference
    #65533; Hundreds of hypertext links for instant navigation
    #65533; Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play
    #65533; Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play
    #65533; Scene-by-scene plot summaries
    #65533; A key to famous lines and phrases
    #65533; An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language
    #65533; Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books
    #65533; An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $16.00
    $16.00
  • Julius Caesar
    Julius Caesar
    ISBN: 9781907360824
    Title: Julius Caesar
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $15.00
    $15.00
  • Julius Caesar Shakespeare Audio
    Julius Caesar Shakespeare Audio
    ISBN: 9781843795797
    Title: Julius Caesar Shakespeare Audio
    Author: BUCHAN, ANDREW & SEAN BARRETT


    Format: Compact Disc
    Price: $31.00
    $31.00
  • June Allen More Plays : Sheep Ahoy! & Amethyst
    June Allen More Plays : Sheep Ahoy! & Amethyst
    ISBN: 9781503376595
    Title: June Allen More Plays : Sheep Ahoy! & Amethyst
    Author: ALLEN JUNE


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • June Allen Plays: Kilkenny Rose & Moonshine
    June Allen Plays: Kilkenny Rose & Moonshine
    ISBN: 9781503313828
    Title: June Allen Plays: Kilkenny Rose & Moonshine
    Author: ALLEN JUNE


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • King Henry V
    King Henry V
    ISBN: 9781904271086
    Title: King Henry V
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM

    Excerpt Of indigent faint souls, past corporal toil, A hundred almshouses right well suppli'd; And to the coffers of the King beside, A thousand pounds by the year. Thus runs the bill. ELY. This would drink deep. CANTERBURY. 'Twould drink the cup and all. ELY. But what prevention? CANTERBURY. The King is full of grace and fair regard. ELY. And a true lover of the holy Church. CANTERBURY. The courses of his youth promis'd it not. The breath no sooner left his father's body, But that his wildness, mortifi'd in him, Seem'd to die too; yea, at that very moment Consideration like an angel came And whipp'd the offending Adam out of him, Leaving his body as a paradise To envelope and contain celestial spirits. Never was such a sudden scholar made; Never came reformation in a flood With such a heady cur

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • King Lear
    King Lear
    ISBN: 9780141012292
    Title: King Lear
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM

    An ageing king makes a capricious decision to divide his realm among his three daughters according to the love they express for him. When the youngest daughter refuses to take part in this charade, she is banished, leaving the king dependent on her manipulative and untrustworthy sisters. In the scheming and recriminations that follow, not only does the king's own sanity crumble, but the stability of the realm itself is also threatened.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $13.00
    $13.00
  • King Lear
    King Lear
    ISBN: 9780333555309
    Title: King Lear
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM

    Looks at the diversity of the latest feminist, post-structuralist and new historicist accounts of King Lear. The contributors include Stephen Greenblatt, Terry Eagleton, Annabel Patterson and Jonathan Goldberg.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $70.00
    $70.00
  • King Lear
    King Lear
    ISBN: 9781903436592
    Title: King Lear
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM

    'By far the best edition of King Lear - in respect of both textual and other matters - that we now have.' John Lyon, English Language Notes 'This volume is a treasure-trove of precise information and stimulating comments on practically every aspect of the Lear-universe. I knowof no other edition which I would recommend with such confidence: to students, professional colleagues and also the 'educated public'.' Dieter Mehl, Shakespeare Jahrbuch, vol 134

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • King Lear: Pelican Shakespeare
    King Lear: Pelican Shakespeare
    ISBN: 9780143128557
    Title: King Lear: Pelican Shakespeare
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM

    The legendary Pelican Shakespeare series features authoritative and meticulously researched texts paired with scholarship by renowned Shakespeareans. Each book includes an essay on the theatrical world of Shakespeare's time, an introduction to the individual play, and a detailed note on the text used. Updated by general editors Stephen Orgel and A. R. Braunmuller, these easy-to-read editions incorporate over thirty years of Shakespeare scholarship undertaken since the original series, edited by Alfred Harbage, appeared between 1956 and 1967. With stunning new covers, definitive texts, and illuminating essays, the Pelican Shakespeare will remain a valued resource for students, teachers, and theater professionals for many years to come.

    This edition of King Lear presents a conflated text, combining the 1608 Quarto and 1623 Folio Texts, edited with an introduction by series editor Stephen Orgel.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $16.00
    $16.00
  • Lascivious Something/roadkill Confidential/that Pretty Pretty; Or, the Rape Play Three Plays
    Lascivious Something/roadkill Confidential/that Pretty Pretty; Or, the Rape Play Three Plays
    ISBN: 9781593764142
    Title: Lascivious Something/roadkill Confidential/that Pretty Pretty; Or, the Rape Play Three Plays
    Author: CALLAGHAN SHEILA

    Praise for Sheila Callaghan [Callaghan] push(es) her audience's buttons with an aggressive treatment of some of the darker corners of the human psyche. The New York Times Sheila Callaghan seems to have put third-wave feminism, Gen-Y gender confusion and macho writerly clichs in a blender set to high speed. TimeOut New York [Callaghans] plays defy categorization. They are sexy, punky, smart, sophisticated, literate, edgy, tightly woven, big, crass, witty, exquisite. They swell with moments of the unreal but never let go of a narrative thread. They expand and contract to underscore everyday grit and epic ache. American Theater Post-feminist punk incursions into the poetic turf of early Sam Shepard. LA Weekly Callaghan has a keen sense of language as an act of aggression. Los Angeles Times [Callaghans] playful sense of language and her attunement to her characters are enthralling. TimeOut Chicago
    Praise for Sheila Callaghan

    #147;[Callaghan] push(es) her audience's buttons with an aggressive treatment of some of the darker corners of the human psyche. #151;The New York Times

    #147;Sheila Callaghan seems to have put third-wave feminism, Gen-Y gender confusion and macho writerly clich├ęs in a blender set to high speed. #151;TimeOut New York

    #147;[Callaghans] plays defy categorization. They are sexy, punky, smart, sophisticated, literate, edgy, tightly woven, big, crass, witty, exquisite. They swell with moments of the unreal but never let go of a narrative thread. They expand and contract to underscore everyday grit and epic ache. #151;American Theater

    #147;Post-feminist punk incursions into the poetic turf of early Sam Shepard. #151;LA Weekly

    #147;Callaghan has a keen sense of language as an act of aggression. #151;Los Angeles Times

    #147;[Callaghans] playful sense of language and her attunement to her characters are enthralling. #151;TimeOut Chicago
    Praise for Sheila Callaghan

    [Callaghan] push(es) her audience's buttons with an aggressive treatment of some of the darker corners of the human psyche. The New York Times

    Sheila Callaghan seems to have put third-wave feminism, Gen-Y gender confusion and macho writerly clichs in a blender set to high speed. TimeOut New York

    [Callaghans] plays defy categorization. They are sexy, punky, smart, sophisticated, literate, edgy, tightly woven, big, crass, witty, exquisite. They swell with moments of the unreal but never let go of a narrative thread. They expand and contract to underscore everyday grit and epic ache. American Theater

    Post-feminist punk incursions into the poetic turf of early Sam Shepard. LA Weekly

    Callaghan has a keen sense of language as an act of aggression. Los Angeles Times

    [Callaghans] playful sense of language and her attunement to her characters are enthralling. TimeOut Chicago

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $34.00
    $34.00
  • Last Days of Mankind: the Complete Text
    Last Days of Mankind: the Complete Text
    ISBN: 9780300207675
    Title: Last Days of Mankind: the Complete Text
    Author: KRAUS KARL

    Kraus's iconic WWI drama, a satirical indictment of the glory of war, now in English in its entirety for the first time
    One hundred years after Austrian satirist Karl Kraus began writing his dramatic masterpiece, The Last Days of Mankind remains as powerfully relevant as the day it was first published. Kraus's play enacts the tragic trajectory of the First World War, when mankind raced toward self-destruction by methods of modern warfare while extolling the glory and ignoring the horror of an allegedly "defensive" war. This volume is the first to present a complete English translation of Kraus's towering work, filling a major gap in the availability of Viennese literature from the era of the War to End All Wars.
    Bertolt Brecht hailed The Last Days as the masterpiece of Viennese modernism. In the apocalyptic drama Kraus constructs a textual collage, blending actual quotations from the Austrian army's call to arms, people's responses, political speeches, newspaper editorials, and a range of other sources. Seasoning the drama with comic invention and satirical verse, Kraus reveals how bungled diplomacy, greedy profiteers, Big Business complicity, gullible newsreaders, and, above all, the sloganizing of the press brought down the Austro-Hungarian Empire. In the dramatization of sensationalized news reports, inurement to atrocities, and openness to war as remedy, today's readers will hear the echo of the fateful voices Kraus recorded as his homeland descended into self-destruction.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
    $80.00
  • Laughing Wild
    Laughing Wild
    ISBN: 9780822215288
    Title: Laughing Wild
    Author: DURANG CHRISTOPHER

    THE STORY: In the first section of the play, a Woman enters and embarks on an increasingly frenetic (and funny) recital of the perils and frustrations of daily life in urban America--waiting in line, rude taxi drivers, inane talk shows and the selfi

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
    $24.00
  • Lenny Henry's Othello
    Lenny Henry's Othello
    ISBN: 9781408466919
    Title: Lenny Henry's Othello
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM


    Format: Compact Disc
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Life & Times of William Shakespeare
    Life & Times of William Shakespeare
    ISBN: 9781742481418
    Title: Life & Times of William Shakespeare
    Author: TEMPLAR PUBLISHING STAFF (ILLUSTRATOR)


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Life of the Bee
    Life of the Bee
    ISBN: 9781407626703
    Title: Life of the Bee
    Author: MAETERLINCK MAURICE


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Life of William Shakespeare: a Critical Biography
    Life of William Shakespeare: a Critical Biography
    ISBN: 9781118281529
    Title: Life of William Shakespeare: a Critical Biography
    Author: POTTER LOIS

    The Life of William Shakespeare is a fascinating and wide-ranging exploration of Shakespeare′s life and works focusing on oftern neglected literary and historical contexts: what Shakespeare read, who he worked with as an author and an actor, and how these various collaborations may have affected his writing. Written by an eminent Shakespearean scholar and experienced theatre reviewer Pays particular attention to Shakespeare′s theatrical contemporaries and the ways in which they influenced his writing Offers an intriguing account of the life and work of the great poet-dramatist structured around the idea of memory Explores often neglected literary and historical contexts that illuminate Shakespeare′s life and works

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Little Book of Shakespeare
    Little Book of Shakespeare
    ISBN: 9780241341162
    Title: Little Book of Shakespeare
    Author: DK

    The Little Shakespeare Book is the perfect primer to the works of William Shakespeare, packed with witty illustrations and inspirational quotes, now in a handy compact size.

    This bold book covers every work, from the comedies of Twelfth Night and As You Like It to the tragedies of Julius Caesar and Hamlet, plus lost plays and less well-known works of poetry.Easy-to-understand graphics and illustrations bring the themes, plots, characters and language of Shakespeare to life, including illustrated timelines which offer an at-a-glance summary of the action for each play. With detailed plot summaries and an in-depth analysis of the major characters and themes, this is a brilliant, innovative exploration of the entire canon of Shakespeare plays, sonnets and poetry.

    Whether you're a Shakespeare scholar or a student of the great Bard, The Little Book of Shakespeare Book offers a fuller appreciation of his phenomenal talent and lasting legacy.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $21.00
    $21.00
  • Living With Shakespeare: Essays by Writers, Actors & Directors
    Living With Shakespeare: Essays by Writers, Actors & Directors
    ISBN: 9780307742919
    Title: Living With Shakespeare: Essays by Writers, Actors & Directors
    Author: CARSON SUSANNAH & BLOOM HAROLD

    Why Shakespeare? What explains our continued fascination with his poems and plays? In Living with Shakespeare, Susannah Carson invites forty actors, directors, scholars, and writers to reflect on why his work is still such a vital part of our culture.

    We hear from James Earl Jones on reclaiming Othello as a tragic hero, Julie Taymor on turning Prospero into Prospera, Camille Paglia on teaching the plays to actors, F. Murray Abraham on gaining an audience's sympathy for Shylock, Sir Ben Kingsley on communicating Shakespeare's ideas through performance, Germaine Greer on the playwright's home life, Dame Harriet Walter on the complexity of his heroines, Brian Cox on social conflict in his time and ours, Jane Smiley on transposing King Lear to Iowa in A Thousand Acres, and Sir Antony Sher on feeling at home in Shakespeare's language. Together these essays provide a fresh appreciation of Shakespeare's works as a living legacy to be read, seen, performed, adapted, revised, wrestled with, and embraced by creative professionals and lay enthusiasts alike.

    F. Murray Abraham ● Isabel Allende ● Cicely Berry ● Eve Best ● Eleanor Brown ● Stanley Cavell ● Karin Coonrod ● Brian Cox ● Peter David ● Margaret Drabble ● Dominic Dromgoole ● David Farr ● Fiasco Theater ● Ralph Fiennes ● Angus Fletcher ● James Franco ● Alan Gordon ● Germaine Greer ● Barry John ● James Earl Jones ● Sir Ben Kingsley ● Maxine Hong Kingston ● Rory Kinnear ● J. D. McClatchy ● Conor McCreery ● Tobias Menzies ● Joyce Carol Oates ● Camille Paglia ● James Prosek ● Richard Scholar ● Sir Antony Sher ● Jane Smiley ● Matt Sturges ● Julie Taymor ● Eamonn Walker ● Dame Harriet Walter ● Bill Willingham ● Jess Winfield

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • London Theatres
    London Theatres
    ISBN: 9780711238619
    Title: London Theatres
    Author: COVENEY MICHAEL & DAZELEY PETER

    London is the theatre capital of the world. From world-famous musicals to West End shows, from cutting-edge plays to Shakespeare in its original staging, from outdoor performance to intimate fringe theatre, the range and quality is unsurpassed.

    Leading theatre critic Michael Coveney invites you on a tour of the forty-five theatres which make the London stage what it is, with stories of the architecture, the people and the productions which have defined each one. Sumptuous photographs by Peter Dazeley of the public areas, auditorium and backstage complete the picture.

    Contents include:
    1. Grandes Dames: The Grade I listed Haymarket, Drury Lane, and Covent Garden Opera House
    2. Palaces of Pleasure: The London Palladium, the Coliseum, Lyceum, and Prince of Wales
    3. Popular landmarks: The National Theatre, Old Vic, Shakespeare's Globe, Roundhouse, and Royal Court
    4. Informal delights: The Young Vic, Almeida, Donmar, and The Other Palace, opening 2017
    5. Legends Alive: Richmond Theatre, The Playhouse, Adelphi, and the New Ambassadors
    6. Hidden Gems: Alexandra Palace, The BBC Radio Theatre, Normansfield and Charing Cross theatres
    7. Eastward Ho!: Barbican, Hackney Empire, Stratford East, and Wilton's Music Hall
    8. West End jewels: The Savoy, Novello, Duke of York's, St Martin's, and Criterion


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
    $70.00
  • Lovely Head & Other Plays
    Lovely Head & Other Plays
    ISBN: 9781468307054
    Title: Lovely Head & Other Plays
    Author: LABUTE NEIL

    Also included is the one-act playThe Great War, which looks at a divorcing couple and the ground they need to cross to reach their own end of hostilities; In the Beginning, which was written as a response to the Occupy movement and produced around the world in 2012-13 as part of Theatre Uncut; The Wager, the stage version of the film Double or Nothing starring Adam Brody; the two-handers A Guy Walks Into a Bar, Over the River and Through the Woods, and Strange Fruit; and two powerful new monologues, Bad Girl and The Pony of Love.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
    $27.99
  • Loveplay
    Loveplay
    ISBN: 9780571209835
    Title: Loveplay
    Author: BUFFINI MOIRA

    Witty, sexy and powerful, this play follows a trail of seductions, transactions and encounters that take place in the same location in London across 2000 years. It portrays a search for love through time and history.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $28.99
    $28.99
  • Love's Labor's Lost
    Love's Labor's Lost
    ISBN: 9780143132226
    Title: Love's Labor's Lost
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM

    The legendary Pelican Shakespeare series features authoritative and meticulously researched texts paired with scholarship by renowned Shakespeareans. Each book includes an essay on the theatrical world of Shakespeare's time, an introduction to the individual play, and a detailed note on the text used. Updated by general editors Stephen Orgel and A. R. Braunmuller, these easy-to-read editions incorporate over thirty years of Shakespeare scholarship undertaken since the original series, edited by Alfred Harbage, appeared between 1956 and 1967. With definitive texts and illuminating essays, the Pelican Shakespeare will remain a valued resource for students, teachers, and theater professionals for many years to come.

    For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,800 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $16.00
    $16.00
  • Love's Labour's Lost
    Love's Labour's Lost
    ISBN: 9781904271109
    Title: Love's Labour's Lost
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM

    William Shakespeare's comedy Love's Labours Lost is edited with an introduction by John Kerrigan in Penguin Shakespeare. 'What fool is not so wise To lose an oath to win a paradise?' Ferdinand, King of Navarre and his lords Berowne, Dumaine, and Longaville agree to form an austere academy, taking a solemn to have no contact with women for three years. But when the Princess of neighbouring France arrives with her female attendants, their pledge is quickly placed under strain. Soon all are smitten and confusion abounds, as each struggles to secretly declare his love in this comedy of deception, desire and mistaken identity. This book contains a general introduction to Shakespeare's life and Elizabethan theatre, a separate introduction to Love's Labours Lost, a chronology, suggestions for further reading, an essay discussing performance options on both stage and screen, and a commentary. If you enjoyed Love's Labours Lost, you might like The Merry Wives of Windsor, also available in Penguin Shakespeare. 'The most beautiful of Shakespeare's comedies' Kenneth Branagh

    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Lunatics, Lovers & Poets: Twelve Stories After Cervantes & Shakespeare
    Lunatics, Lovers & Poets: Twelve Stories After Cervantes & Shakespeare
    ISBN: 9781908276780
    Title: Lunatics, Lovers & Poets: Twelve Stories After Cervantes & Shakespeare
    Author: HAHN DANIEL & VALENCIA MARGARITA (EDS)

    ""The lunatic, the lover, and the poet,
    are of imagination all compact.""
    - William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night s Dream
    To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the deaths of William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes, And Other Stories and Hay Festival have selected twelve contemporary international authors to each write an original and previously unpublished story as their tribute to these giants of world literature.
    In order to celebrate the international influence of both writers and offer us new and intriguing perspectives on them, six English-speaking authors have taken inspiration from Cervantes and his work, while six Spanish-language authors have written stories inspired by Shakespeare.
    The authors are Ben Okri, Deborah Levy, Kamila Shamsie, Yuri Herrera, Marcos Giralt Torrente, Juan Gabriel Vasquez, Vicente Molina Foix, Soledad Puertolas, Hisham Matar, Nell Leyshon, Rhidian Brook and Valeria Luiselli. An introduction by Salman Rushdie explores the liberating legacy of Cervantes and Shakespeare for contemporary fiction.
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    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Lysistrata & Other Plays
    Lysistrata & Other Plays
    ISBN: 9780140448146
    Title: Lysistrata & Other Plays
    Author: ARISTOPHANES

    Writing at a time of political and social crisis in Athens, Aristophanes (c.447-c.385bc) was an eloquent, yet bawdy, challenger to the demagogue and the sophist. In Lysistrataand The Acharnians, two pleas for an end to the long war between Athens and Sparta, a band of women and a lone peasant respectively defeat the political establishment. The darker comedy of The Cloudssatirizes Athenian philosophers, Socrates in particular, and reflects the uncertainties of a generation in which all traditional religious and ethical beliefs were being challenged.
    For this edition Alan Sommerstein has completely revised his translation of the three plays, bringing out the full nuances of Aristophanes' ribald humour and intricate wordplay, with a new introduction explaining the historical and cultural background to the plays.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Lysistrata the Sex Strike After Aristophanes
    Lysistrata the Sex Strike After Aristophanes
    ISBN: 9780953675708
    Title: Lysistrata the Sex Strike After Aristophanes
    Author: GREER GERMAINE

    Aristophanes' classic play retold in a bang up to the minute way.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $43.00
    $43.00
  • Macbeth
    Macbeth
    ISBN: 9780170232906
    Title: Macbeth
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM & ROXBOROUGH T (ED)


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Macbeth
    Macbeth
    ISBN: 9781402790034
    Title: Macbeth
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM

    Tony Award winner Alan Cumming in his riveting solo interpretation of Shakespeare's tragedy.
    Star of stage, film and television Alan Cumming delivers a virtuoso performance playing every role in the National Theatre of Scotland';s bold presentation of Shakespeare's chilling tale of desire, ambition, and the supernatural.
    This radical reimagining of one of Shakespeare’s most deeply psychological plays is set in a psychiatric unit in which Cumming is the lone patient. Channeling the story of Macbeth, he is inhabited in turn by each of the characters of the drama, including some of Shakespeare’s most complex and troubled creations.


    & & & & Cumming’s one-man interpretation of Shakespeare’s Scottish play comes to audio directly from acclaimed limited stage engagements with the National Theatre of Scotland in Glasgow and at New York’s Lincoln Center. Directed for audio by the stage production’s renowned directors, this exclusive studio recording of Cumming’s dazzling solo performance captures the excitement, passion and poetry of a wildly original tour-de-force that is destined to become theatrical legend.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Macbeth
    Macbeth
    ISBN: 9781586638467
    Title: Macbeth
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM & SPARKNOTES EDITORS

    The classic Arden editions of Shakespeare's best-loved plays have been specially selected for the collector and theater-goer in a handsomely produced Playgoer's edition. With the full Arden text, as edited by an established scholar for the second series of Arden Shakespeare editions plus an authoritative introduction and a wealth of helpful and incisive explanatory notes on the same page as the text, Arden Playgoer's bring Shakespeare's dramas to life.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
    $15.00
  • Macbeth
    Macbeth
    ISBN: 9781107615496
    Title: Macbeth
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM

    An improved, larger-format edition of the Cambridge School Shakespeare plays, extensively rewritten, expanded and produced in an attractive new design. An active approach to classroom Shakespeare enables students to inhabit Shakespeare's imaginative world in accessible and creative ways. Students are encouraged to share Shakespeare's love of language, interest in character and sense of theatre. Substantially revised and extended in full colour, classroom activities are thematically organised in distinctive 'Stagecraft', 'Write about it', 'Language in the play', 'Characters' and 'Themes' features. Extended glossaries are aligned with the play text for easy reference. Expanded endnotes include extensive essay-writing guidance for 'Macbeth' and Shakespeare. Includes rich, exciting colour photos of performances of 'Macbeth' from around the world.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Macbeth the Oxford Shakespeare
    Macbeth the Oxford Shakespeare
    ISBN: 9780199535835
    Title: Macbeth the Oxford Shakespeare
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM

    Dark and violent, Macbeth is also the most theatrically spectacular of Shakespeare's tragedies. Indeed, for 250 years - until early this century - it was performed with grand operatic additions set to baroque music. In his introduction Nicholas Brooke relates the play's changing fortunes to changes within society and the theatre and investigates the sources of its enduring appeal. He examines its many layers of illusion andinterprets its linguistic turns and echoes, arguing that the earliest surviving text is an adaptation, perhaps carried out by Shakespeare himself in collaboration with Thomas Middleton. This fully annotated edition reconsiders textual and staging problems, appraises past and present criticalviews, and represents a major contribution to our understanding of Macbeth.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $21.00
    $21.00
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