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Julius Caesar Thrift Study Edition

Author : William Shakespeare
ISBN : 9780486112732
Genre : Fiction
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Includes the unabridged text of Shakespeare's classic play plus a complete study guide that features scene-by-scene summaries, explanations and discussions of the plot, question-and-answer sections, author biography, historical background, and more.
Category: Fiction

The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare

Author : William Shakespeare
ISBN : 1840225572
Genre : Dramatists, English
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William Shakespeare (1564-1616) excels in plot, poetry and wit, and his talent encompasses the tragedies of "Hamlet", "King Lear", "Othello", and "Macbeth" as well as history plays and the comedies such as "A Midsummer Night's Dream", and "As You Like It". This volume presents his plays in the chronological order in which they were written.
Category: Dramatists, English

King Richard Ii

Author : William Shakespeare
ISBN : 190343632X
Genre : Drama
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This richly annotated edition takes a fresh look at the first part of Shakespeare's second tetralogy of history plays, showing how it relates to the other plays in the sequence. Forker places the play in its political context, discussing its relation to competing theories of monarchy, looking at how it faced censorship because of possible comparisons between Richard II and Elizabeth I, and how Bolingbroke's rebellion could be compared to the Essex rising of the time. This edition also reconsiders Shakespeare's use of sources, asking why he chose to emphasise one approach over another. Forker also looks at the play's rich afterlife, and the many interpretations that actors and directors have taken. Finally, the edition looks closely at the aesthetic relationship between language, character, structure and political import.
Category: Drama

The Arden Shakespeare Complete Works

Author : William Shakespeare
ISBN : 1903436397
Genre : Drama
File Size : 36.7 MB
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A general introduction, also by the Arden General Editors, gives the reader an overall view of how and why Shakespeare has become such an influential cultural icon, and how perceptions of his work have changed in the intervening four centuries. The introduction summarises the known facts about the dramatist's life, his reading and use of sources, and the nature of theatrical performance during his lifetime.
Category: Drama

The Works Of John Dryden Volume Xv

Author : John Dryden
ISBN : 052090530X
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Volume XV contains three of Dryden's Plays, along with accompanying scholarly appartus: Albion and Albanius, Don Sebastian, and Amphitryon.
Category: Literary Criticism

Divorced Beheaded Sold

Author : Maria Nicolaou
ISBN : 9781781593400
Genre : History
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A fresh perspective on the seamy side of history. Maria Nicolaou has done considerable research into the largely unexplored area of divorce and marital separation from the Tudor period to the early Victorian era. Divorced, Beheaded, Sold is full of scandalous, little-known stories of wife sale, marital discord and audacious escapades of errant spouses, this is an interesting, as well as informative read in the same vein as Maureen Waller's The English Marriage and Kate Summerscale's Mrs Robinson's Disgrace. ??Maria Nicolaou reveals how people ended their marriages in the days before divorce was readily available – from committing bigamy to selling a wife at market. Her book is full of colourful characters and warring spouses, like Con Philips, who fought off her husband with a gun filled with firework powder; the Duke of Grafton, who hired an army of detectives to spy on his wife and obtain proof of her adultery; and Marion Jones, who recruited a gang to take back her property from her husband.
Category: History