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Julius Caesar (Paperback): Richard Appignanesi Julius Caesar (Paperback)
Richard Appignanesi; Originally written by William Shakespeare; Illustrated by Mustashrik Mahbub 2
R246 R188 Discovery Miles 1 880 Save R58 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This manga recreation of Shakespeare's text transfers the action from Ancient Rome to a future Iraq, once again facing dictatorship after its prolonged struggles to establish a democracy. Part of the successful Manga Shakespeare series, a fusion of classic Shakespeare with manga visuals.

Koningin Lear (Afrikaans, Paperback): Antjie Lanoye Koningin Lear (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Antjie Lanoye; Translated by Antjie Krog
R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Koningin Lear is 地 herverbeelding van William Shakespeare se King Lear deur die gevierde Vlaamse skrywer Tom Lanoye. Elizabeth Lear het met die verloop van tyd haar klein besigheid opgebou tot 地 internasionale sakeryk. Elisabeth kondig aan dat die besigheid tussen haar drie seuns verdeel sal word en sy eis dat haar seuns onder eed hul liefde en trou aan haar verklaar.

Haar jongste en geliefde seun weier en dit ontketen 地 familietwis van reuse-omvang. Dit is 地 verhaal van 地 bejaarde besigheidsvrou wat haar houvas op die werklikheid verloor, wat desperaat probeer om die storm wat om haar losgebars het te hanteer. 地 Epiese verhaal wat skerp kommentaar lewer op 地 hedendaagse besigheidswereld waarin integriteit en lojaliteit skaars kommoditeite geword het.

Tempest: No Fear Shakespeare Deluxe Student Edition (Paperback): Spark Notes Tempest: No Fear Shakespeare Deluxe Student Edition (Paperback)
Spark Notes
R220 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R36 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Twelfth Night: No Fear Shakespeare Deluxe Student Edition (Paperback): Spark Notes Twelfth Night: No Fear Shakespeare Deluxe Student Edition (Paperback)
Spark Notes
R223 R187 Discovery Miles 1 870 Save R36 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Shakespeare everyone can understand--now in new DELUXE editions! Why fear Shakespeare? By placing the words of the original play next to line-by-line translations in plain English, these popular guides make Shakespeare accessible to everyone. They introduce Shakespeare's world, significant plot points, and the key players. And now they feature expanded literature guide sections that help students study smarter, along with links to bonus content on the Sparknotes.com website. A Q&A, guided analysis of significant literary devices, and review of the play give students all the tools necessary for understanding, discussing, and writing about Twelfth Night. The expanded content includes: Five Key Questions: Five frequently asked questions about major moments and characters in the play. What Does the Ending Mean?: Is the ending sad, celebratory, ironic . . . or ambivalent? Plot Analysis: What is the play about? How is the story told, and what are the main themes? Why do the characters behave as they do? Study Questions: Questions that guide students as they study for a test or write a paper. Quotes by Theme: Quotes organized by Shakespeare's main themes, such as love, death, tyranny, honor, and fate. Quotes by Character: Quotes organized by the play's main characters, along with interpretations of their meaning.

Macbeth (Paperback, Annotated edition): William Shakespeare Macbeth (Paperback, Annotated edition)
William Shakespeare; Introduction by Cedric Watts; Notes by Cedric Watts; Series edited by Keith Carabine
R69 R57 Discovery Miles 570 Save R12 (17%) In stock

Edited, introduced and annotated by Cedric Watts, M.A., Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of English, University of Sussex. Shakespeare's Macbeth is one of the greatest tragic dramas the world has known. Macbeth himself, a brave warrior, is fatally impelled by supernatural forces, by his proud wife, and by his own burgeoning ambition. As he embarks on his murderous course to gain and retain the crown of Scotland, we see the appalling emotional and psychological effects on both Lady Macbeth and himself. The cruel ironies of their destiny are conveyed in poetry of unsurpassed power. In the theatre, this tragedy remains perennially engrossing.

Much Ado about Nothing (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): William Shakespeare Much Ado about Nothing (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
William Shakespeare; Introduction by Travis D. Williams; Edited by F.H. Mares
R254 R209 Discovery Miles 2 090 Save R45 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Much Ado about Nothing has always been popular on the stage. This edition pays especial attention to the history and range of theatrical interpretation, in which famous actors, from the time of Garrick to the present, have appeared as the sparring lovers Benedick and Beatrice. A full commentary includes annotation of the many sexual jokes in the play that have been obscured by the complexity of Elizabethan language. In this new edition, Travis D. Williams reviews recent stage, television, film and critical interpretations of the play, considering treatment of the play's special interest in language, bodies and gender.

The Merchant of Venice (Paperback, Updated edition): William Shakespeare The Merchant of Venice (Paperback, Updated edition)
William Shakespeare; Edited by M. M. Mahood; Introduction by Tom Lockwood
R257 R213 Discovery Miles 2 130 Save R44 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

For this updated edition of one of Shakespeare's most problematic plays, Tom Lockwood has added a new introductory section on the latest scholarly trends, performance and adaptation practices which have occurred over the last two decades. Investigating the latest critical frames through which the play has been interpreted, the updated introduction also focuses on recent international performances on stage and screen (including Al Pacino's performances on film and in Daniel Sullivan's production in New York, the Habima National Theatre's production for the Globe to Globe Festival, Jonathan Munby's touring production for the Globe performed in London, New York and Venice, and Rupert Goold's production for the Royal Shakespeare Company). Finally, new forms of adaptation are considered: a performance transposed to the different generic mode of a New York auction room, and the remaking of the play in Howard Jacobson's 2016 novel, Shylock Is my Name.

Macbeth (Paperback): William Shakespeare Macbeth (Paperback)
William Shakespeare
R156 R117 Discovery Miles 1 170 Save R39 (25%) In stock

This Scholastic Classics edition of Shakespeare's well-known tragedy is perfect for students and Shakespeare enthusiasts alike. By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes. When three sinister witches tell Macbeth that power and glory could be within his grasp, he murders the king in a bid to ensure his future. But he soon sees the error of his ways, for if you kill once, you will kill again - and the dead will return to haunt you for your sins. War, power, witchcraft, deadly deeds, relationships and risks are themes that run through this enduring play.

All the Sonnets of Shakespeare (Hardcover): William Shakespeare All the Sonnets of Shakespeare (Hardcover)
William Shakespeare; Edited by Paul Edmondson, Stanley Wells
R358 R296 Discovery Miles 2 960 Save R62 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

How can we look afresh at Shakespeare as a writer of sonnets? What new light might they shed on his career, personality, and sexuality? Shakespeare wrote sonnets for at least thirty years, not only for himself, for professional reasons, and for those he loved, but also in his plays, as prologues, as epilogues, and as part of their poetic texture. This ground-breaking book assembles all of Shakespeare's sonnets in their probable order of composition. An inspiring introduction debunks long-established biographical myths about Shakespeare's sonnets and proposes new insights about how and why he wrote them. Explanatory notes and modern English paraphrases of every poem and dramatic extract illuminate the meaning of these sometimes challenging but always deeply rewarding witnesses to Shakespeare's inner life and professional expertise. Beautifully printed and elegantly presented, this volume will be treasured by students, scholars, and every Shakespeare enthusiast.

A Midsummer Night's Dream (Paperback): William Shakespeare A Midsummer Night's Dream (Paperback)
William Shakespeare 2
R84 R73 Discovery Miles 730 Save R11 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ++++ The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to ensure edition identification: ++++ A Midsummer Night's Dream ...: With Alterations, Additions, And New Songs; As It Is Performed At ... Covent Garden William Shakespeare, John Philip Kemble Frederick Reynolds Printed for John Miller, 1816

Macbeth (Paperback): William Shakespeare Macbeth (Paperback)
William Shakespeare
R187 R140 Discovery Miles 1 400 Save R47 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. 'Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires.' Fresh from victory on the battlefield, the celebrated general and nobleman Macbeth receives a prophecy from three witches that he will one day become king of Scotland. Driven by his own ambition and that of his power-hungry wife, he murders King Duncan and seizes the throne for himself. Forced to commit murder again and again to maintain their grip on power, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth become haunted by guilt and paranoia, falling into a spiral of madness and, eventually, death. Believed to have been written between 1599 and 1606, Macbeth is one of Shakespeare's darkest and most violent tragedies, and has inspired countless stage and screen adaptations.

Hamlet (Paperback): William Shakespeare Hamlet (Paperback)
William Shakespeare; Edited by Peter Alexander; Introduction by Lucy Toop; Notes by Lucy Toop 1
R70 R56 Discovery Miles 560 Save R14 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. 'Though this be madness, yet there is method in't.' Considered one of Shakespeare's most rich and enduring plays, the depiction of its hero Hamlet as he vows to avenge the murder of his father by his brother Claudius is both powerful and complex. As Hamlet tries to find out the truth of the situation, his troubled relationship with his mother comes to the fore, as do the paradoxes in his personality. A play of carefully crafted conflict and tragedy, Shakespeare's intricate dialogue continues to fascinate audiences to this day.

Macbeth (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): William Shakespeare Macbeth (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
William Shakespeare; Edited by A. R. Braunmuller 1
R269 R225 Discovery Miles 2 250 Save R44 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The New Cambridge Shakespeare appeals to students worldwide for its up-to-date scholarship and emphasis on performance. The series features line-by-line commentaries and textual notes on the plays and poems. Introductions are regularly refreshed with accounts of new critical, stage and screen interpretations. This second edition of Macbeth provides a thorough reconsideration of one of Shakespeare's most popular plays. In his introduction, A. R. Braunmuller explores Macbeth's immediate theatrical and political contexts, particularly the Gunpowder Plot, and addresses such celebrated questions as: do the Witches compel Macbeth to murder; is Lady Macbeth herself in some sense a witch; is Macduff morally culpable? A new and well-illustrated account of the play in performance examines several cinematic versions, such as those by Kurosawa and Roman Polanski, as well as other dramatic adaptations. Several possible new sources are suggested and the presence of Thomas Middleton's writing in the play is also proposed.

Macbeth (Paperback): William Shakespeare Macbeth (Paperback)
William Shakespeare
R70 R56 Discovery Miles 560 Save R14 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. 'Stars, hide your fires! Let not light see my black and deep desires.' One of Shakespeare's darkest and most violent tragedies, Macbeth's struggle between his own ambition and his loyalty to the King is dramatically compelling. As those he kills return to haunt him, Macbeth is plagued by the prophecy of three sinister witches and the power hungry desires of his wife.

Shakespeare Survey 73 - Shakespeare and the City (Hardcover): Emma Smith Shakespeare Survey 73 - Shakespeare and the City (Hardcover)
Emma Smith
R2,451 Discovery Miles 24 510 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Shakespeare Survey is a yearbook of Shakespeare studies and production. Since 1948, Survey has published the best international scholarship in English and many of its essays have become classics of Shakespeare criticism. Each volume is devoted to a theme, or play, or group of plays; each also contains a section of reviews of that year's textual and critical studies and of the year's major British performances. The theme for Volume 73 is 'Shakespeare and the City'. The complete set of Survey volumes is also available online at https://www.cambridge.org/core/what-we-publish/collections/shakespeare-survey This fully searchable resource enables users to browse by author, essay and volume, search by play, theme and topic and save and bookmark their results.

Othello (Paperback): William Shakespeare Othello (Paperback)
William Shakespeare; Introduction by Gareth Calway; Notes by Gareth Calway; Edited by Peter Alexander 1
R70 R56 Discovery Miles 560 Save R14 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ++++ The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to ensure edition identification: ++++ Othello; Volume 6 Of Works; William Shakespeare; Volume 6 Of Works (Furness); William Shakespeare William Shakespeare Horace Howard Furness Lippincott, 1886 Drama; Shakespeare; Drama / Shakespeare; Literary Criticism / Shakespeare

Macbeth (English, German, Paperback): William Shakespeare Macbeth (English, German, Paperback)
William Shakespeare
R212 Discovery Miles 2 120 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Othello (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): William Shakespeare Othello (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
William Shakespeare; Edited by Norman Sanders; Introduction by Christina Luckyj
R260 R216 Discovery Miles 2 160 Save R44 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This third edition of Othello offers a completely new introduction by Christina Luckyj, providing readers with a nuanced understanding of early modern theatre and culture, and demonstrating how careful attention to Shakespeare's language, staging and dramaturgy can open up fresh interpretations of the play. Tracing critical and performance trends up to the present day, Luckyj shows how the drama taps into contemporary cultural paradoxes surrounding blackness, marriage, and politics to create a powerful double perspective, illuminating the creative and destructive power of stories and of human love itself. Supplemented by an updated reading list and extensive illustrations, this edition also features revised commentary notes, offering the very best in contemporary criticism of this great tragedy.

Romeo and Juliet (English, German, Paperback): William Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet (English, German, Paperback)
William Shakespeare
R211 Discovery Miles 2 110 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Shakespeare Made Easy: Macbeth (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Alan Durband Shakespeare Made Easy: Macbeth (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Alan Durband
R361 Discovery Miles 3 610 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The full comprehension of the plays is gained from the line-by-line modern English translation given on facing pages. Understanding of the plays is increased as pupils take part in the variety of related activities included in each book. The significance of the plays is reinforced by sections discussing Shakespeare's life, works and theatre. Pupils are encouraged to understand the language, characters, structure and themes of the plays by completion of practical exercises.

Romeo and Juliet (Paperback): William Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet (Paperback)
William Shakespeare 1
R74 R63 Discovery Miles 630 Save R11 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

SIGNATURE SHAKESPEARE SERIESFeaturing remarkable laser-cut paper designs throughout, this new series offers stunning presentations of Shakespeare's plays, complete with scholarship, commentary, notes, and illustrated essays about Shakespeare's language and performances of the play. It's a keepsake package worthy of the greatest, and most loved, playwright in the English language. Each volume in the Signature Shakespeare series includes:
- Illustration: Original paper-cuts, in the form of laser tip-ins and scans, beautifully illustrate each play. Paintings and photographs add depth to front and back matter.
- Scholarship: Premier scholars introduce each play with contemporary scholarship. An essay on editing the text provides an in-depth look at the quartos and folios used in the edition.
- Context: Essays on Shakespeare's England, language, and life, along with essays on performing Shakespeare and significant performances, frame the play in both historical and theatrical context for readers. A look at the lasting influence of the play on music, art, film, and dance creates an interdisciplinary framework with which to approach the play.
- Notes: Through one-word margin definitions, facing-page glosses, and longer end notes after each play, the series' approach to notes pulls readers away from the text fewer times while providing them with more information and comprehensive analysis.
- Further Reading - An annotated bibliography of titles, hand-selected by the introduction author, takes readers beyond the edition for further reading. "Romeo and Juliet-"-Shakespeare's timeless tale of star-crossed lovers who "Do with their death bury their parents' strife"--is one of the first two works in the "Signature Shakespeare" series. It includes contextualizing essays and timelines by scholar Mario DiGangi, in collaboration with one of the world's foremost Shakespeare authorities, David Scott Kastan of Columbia University.

Much Ado About Nothing (Paperback): William Shakespeare Much Ado About Nothing (Paperback)
William Shakespeare 1
R73 R61 Discovery Miles 610 Save R12 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. `Thou and I are too wise to woo peaceably.' One of Shakespeare's most witty and enjoyable comedies, Much Ado About Nothing is a play that explores courtship, romance and marriage through a number of relationships. Most famously, that of the irrepressible Beatrice and Benedick as they trade their wits against one another, criticising the notion of marriage, yet slowly falling in love with one another as they do so.

Macbeth (Paperback): William Shakespeare Macbeth (Paperback)
William Shakespeare
R166 R136 Discovery Miles 1 360 Save R30 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Merchant of Venice: No Fear Shakespeare Deluxe Student Edition (Paperback): Spark Notes Merchant of Venice: No Fear Shakespeare Deluxe Student Edition (Paperback)
Spark Notes
R223 R187 Discovery Miles 1 870 Save R36 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Shakespeare's Tragedy of Antony & Cleopatra (Paperback): William Shakespeare Shakespeare's Tragedy of Antony & Cleopatra (Paperback)
William Shakespeare
R374 Discovery Miles 3 740 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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