Complete Works

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 2485

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An authoritative, modernized edition of the complete works of the great Elizabethan dramatist offers the complete texts of every comedy, tragedy, and history play, along with key facts about each work, a plot summary, major roles, sources, textual history, glossaries, and other helpful textual notes. 100,000 first printing.

Hamlet

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230217877

Category: Drama

Page: 256

View: 8822

From the Royal Shakespeare Company – a fresh new edition of Shakespeare's most celebrated play. This book includes: * An introduction to Hamlet by award-winning scholar Jonathan Bate * The play – with clear explanatory notes on each page * A scene-by-scene analysis * An introduction to Shakespeare's career and the Elizabethan theatre * A rich exploration of approaches to staging Hamlet The most enjoyable way to understand a Shakespeare play is to see it or participate in it. This book presents a historical overview of Hamlet in performance, recommends film versions, takes a detailed look at specific productions and includes interviews with three leading Directors – Michael Boyd, Ron Daniels and John Caird – so that we may get a sense of the extraordinary variety of interpretations that are possible - a variety that gives Shakespeare his unique capacity to be reinvented and made 'our contemporary' four centuries after his death.

RSC Shakespeare Complete Works

Author: William Shakespeare,Jonathan Bate,Eric Rasmussen,Royal Shakespeare Company

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780230003514

Category: English drama

Page: 2549

View: 9080

Developed in partnership with The Royal Shakespeare Company, this guide to the complete works of Shakespeare will appeal to public and academic libraries, teachers, students and lovers of Shakespeare.

The Tempest

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230217850

Category: Drama

Page: 176

View: 7009

The first edition of The Tempest developed by and for the RSC, with unique material including a brand new introduction from Jonathan Bate and interviews with important RSC directors.

Macbeth

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230576206

Category: Drama

Page: 208

View: 1591

Helps the reader understand and enjoy Shakespeare on the stage as well as on the page. This book includes scene-by-scene summary of the play "Macbeth."

King Lear

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230576141

Category: Drama

Page: 240

View: 8258

The first edition of King Lear developed by and for the RSC, with unique material including a new introduction from Jonathan Bate and interviews with important RSC directors

Cymbeline

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230300901

Category: Drama

Page: 240

View: 8297

A fresh new edition of Shakespeare's magical late play, developed by and for the RSC, includes new interviews with acclaimed directors Dominic Cooke and Emma Rice, looks at specific productions in the play's history, and a completely new introduction by acclaimed scholar Jonathan Bate

The Taming of the Shrew

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 023027207X

Category: Drama

Page: 200

View: 6217

From the Royal Shakespeare Company – a modern, definitive edition of Shakespeare's controversial comedy of the war between the sexes. With an expert introduction by Sir Jonathan Bate, this unique edition presents a historical overview of The Taming of the Shrew in performance, takes a detailed look at specific productions, and recommends film versions. Included in this edition are interviews with two leading directors and an actress - Gregory Doran, Phyllida Lloyd and Michelle Gomez – providing an illuminating insight into the extraordinary variety of interpretations that are possible. 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. Ideal for students, theatre-goers, actors and general readers, the RSC Shakespeare editions offer a fresh, accessible and contemporary approach to reading and rediscovering Shakespeare’s works for the twenty-first century.

Sonnets and Other Poems

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230576249

Category: Drama

Page: 384

View: 3710

A fresh new edition of Shakespeare's sonnets and poems, developed by and for the RSC

The RSC Shakespeare Toolkit for Primary Teachers

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472585194

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 8395

Developed by one of the world's leading theatre companies, this fantastic resource offers teachers a practical, drama-based approach to teaching and appreciating three of Shakespeare's most popular plays: Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, and A Midsummer Night's Dream. The toolkit brings the plays alive as performance pieces, with Primary pupils undertaking drama-based explorations of the text that take them through much of the play. Teachers' notes and accompanying photocopiable worksheets offer a lesson-by-lesson teaching route through each of the three plays in turn. The schemes of work offer teachers a route through each play that has been designed to be flexible and to bolt on to what they already teach. The schemes comprise a series of lessons that can either be followed in their entirety as a stand-alone scheme of work or which can be dipped into by teachers wanting to augment their existing schemes of work.

William Shakespeare Complete Works

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 0345546563

Category: Drama

Page: 2560

View: 4095

FROM THE WORLD FAMOUS ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY, THE FIRST AUTHORITATIVE, MODERNIZED, AND CORRECTED EDITION OF SHAKESPEARE’S FIRST FOLIO IN THREE CENTURIES. Skillfully assembled by Shakespeare’s fellow actors in 1623, the First Folio was the original Complete Works. It is arguably the most important literary work in the English language. But starting with Nicholas Rowe in 1709 and continuing to the present day, Shakespeare editors have mixed Folio and Quarto texts, gradually corrupting the original Complete Works with errors and conflated textual variations. Now Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen, two of today’s most accomplished Shakespearean scholars, have edited the First Folio as a complete book, resulting in a definitive Complete Works for the twenty-first century. Combining innovative scholarship with brilliant commentary and textual analysis that emphasizes performance history and values, this landmark edition will be indispensable to students, theater professionals, and general readers alike. For more information on this Modern Library edition, visit www.therscshakespeare.com

As You Like It

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230243800

Category: Drama

Page: 200

View: 3968

From the Royal Shakespeare Company – a fresh new edition of Shakespeare's journey into the Forest of Arden THIS EDITION INCLUDES: * An introduction to As You Like It by award-winning scholar Jonathan Bate * The play – with clear and authoritative explanatory notes on each page * A helpful scene-by-scene analysis and key facts about the play * An introduction to Shakespeare's career and the Elizabethan theatre * A rich exploration of approaches to staging the play featuring photographs of key productions The most enjoyable way to understand a Shakespeare play is to see it or participate in it. This unique edition presents a historical overview of As You Like It in performance, recommends film versions, takes a detailed look at specific productions and includes interviews with two leading directors and a well-known Shakespearean actor - Dominic Cooke, Michael Boyd and Naomi Frederick - so that we may get a sense of the extraordinary variety of interpretations that are possible, a variety that gives Shakespeare his unique capacity to be reinvented and made 'our contemporary' four centuries after his death.

Measure for Measure

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137004452

Category: History

Page: 200

View: 6393

From the Royal Shakespeare Company – a fresh new edition of Shakespeare's dark comedy of sexual desire and hypocrisy THIS EDITION INCLUDES: * An introduction to Measure for Measure by award-winning scholar Jonathan Bate * The play – with clear and authoritative explanatory notes on each page * A helpful scene-by-scene analysis and key facts about the play * An introduction to Shakespeare's career and the Elizabethan theatre * A rich exploration of approaches to staging the play featuring photographs of key productions The most enjoyable way to understand a Shakespeare play is to see it or participate in it. This unique edition presents a historical overview of Measure for Measure in performance, recommends film versions, takes a detailed look at specific productions and includes interviews with one leading director and two actors - Trevor Nunn, Roger Allam, and Josette Simon - so that we may get a sense of the extraordinary variety of interpretations that are possible, a variety that gives Shakespeare his unique capacity to be reinvented and made 'our contemporary' four centuries after his death. Ideal for students, theatre-goers, actors and general readers, the RSC Shakespeare editions offer an accessible and contemporary approach to reading and rediscovering Shakespeare's works for the twenty-first century.

Othello

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137004495

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

View: 1850

From the Royal Shakespeare Company – a fresh new edition of Shakespeare's magnificent tragedy of love, jealousy and explosive racial politics THIS EDITION INCLUDES: • An illuminating introduction to Othello by award-winning scholar Jonathan Bate • The play - with clear and authoritative explanatory notes on each page • A helpful scene-by-scene analysis and key facts about the play • An introduction to Shakespeare's career and the Elizabethan theatre • A rich exploration of approaches to staging the play featuring photographs of key productions The most enjoyable way to understand a Shakespeare play is to see it or participate in it. This unique edition presents a historical overview of Othello in performance, recommends film versions, takes a detailed look at specific productions and includes interviews with two leading directors and an actor– Trevor Nunn, Michael Attenborough and Antony Sher – so that we may get a sense of the extraordinary variety of interpretations that are possible, a variety that gives Shakespeare his unique capacity to be reinvented and made 'our contemporary' four centuries after his death. Ideal for students, theatre-goers, actors and general readers, the RSC Shakespeare plays offer an accessible and contemporary approach to reading and rediscovering Shakespeare's works for the twenty-first century.

Henry V

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230243827

Category: Drama

Page: 240

View: 2580

From the Royal Shakespeare Company – a fresh new edition of Shakespeare's great exploration of patriotism and war THIS EDITION INCLUDES: * An introduction to Henry V by award-winning scholar Jonathan Bate * The play – with clear and authoritative explanatory notes on each page * A helpful scene-by-scene analysis and key facts about the play * An introduction to Shakespeare's career and the Elizabethan theatre * A rich exploration of approaches to staging the play featuring photographs of key productions The most enjoyable way to understand a Shakespeare play is to see it or participate in it. This unique edition presents a historical overview of Henry V in performance, recommends film versions, takes a detailed look at specific productions and includes interviews with three leading directors - Nicholas Hytner, Michael Boyd and Ed Hall - so that we may get a sense of the extraordinary variety of interpretations that are possible, a variety that gives Shakespeare his unique capacity to be reinvented and made 'our contemporary' four centuries after his death. Ideal for students, theatre-goers, actors and general readers, the RSC Shakespeare editions offer an accessible and contemporary approach to reading and rediscovering Shakespeare's works for the twenty-first century.

Henry IV

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137004290

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

View: 3950

From the Royal Shakespeare Company – a fresh new edition of Shakespeare's tragi-comedy of youth and age, introducing the immortal Sir John Falstaff THIS EDITION INCLUDES: • An illuminating introduction to Henry IV Part I by award-winning scholar Jonathan Bate • The play - with clear and authoritative explanatory notes on each page • A helpful scene-by-scene analysis and key facts about the play • An introduction to Shakespeare's career and the Elizabethan theatre • A rich exploration of approaches to staging the play featuring photographs of key productions The most enjoyable way to understand a Shakespeare play is to see it or participate in it. This unique edition presents a historical overview of Henry IV Part I in performance, recommends film versions, takes a detailed look at specific productions and includes interviews with two leading directors and an actor– Michael Boyd, Adrian Noble and Michael Pennington – so that we may get a sense of the extraordinary variety of interpretations that are possible, a variety that gives Shakespeare his unique capacity to be reinvented and made 'our contemporary' four centuries after his death. Ideal for students, theatre-goers, actors and general readers, the RSC Shakespeare editions offer an accessible and contemporary approach to reading and rediscovering Shakespeare's works for the twenty-first century.

Shakespeare and the Idea of Apocrypha

Negotiating the Boundaries of the Dramatic Canon

Author: Peter Kirwan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316300536

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

View: 3770

In addition to the thirty-six plays of the First Folio, some eighty plays have been attributed in whole or part to William Shakespeare, yet most are rarely read, performed or discussed. This book, the first to confront the implications of the 'Shakespeare Apocrypha', asks how and why these plays have historically been excluded from the canon. Innovatively combining approaches from book history, theatre history, attribution studies and canon theory, Peter Kirwan unveils the historical assumptions and principles that shaped the construction of the Shakespeare canon. Case studies treat plays such as Sir Thomas More, Edward III, Arden of Faversham, Mucedorus, Double Falsehood and A Yorkshire Tragedy, showing how the plays' contested 'Shakespearean' status has shaped their fortunes. Kirwan's book rethinks the impact of authorial canons on the treatment of anonymous and disputed plays.

The Winter's Tale

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137004738

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

View: 9633

This fresh new edition of one of Shakespeare's last plays, developed with the RSC, presents an easy-to-read overview of the play's performance history, including interviews with directors Dominic Cooke, Adrian Noble and Gregory Doran, and provides concise scene-by scene analyses and textual notes offering innovative new insights into the text.