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Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Drama texts, plays > 16th to 18th centuries > Shakespeare plays, texts

Julius Caesar (Paperback): Richard Appignanesi Julius Caesar (Paperback)
Richard Appignanesi; Originally written by William Shakespeare; Illustrated by Mustashrik Mahbub 2
R238 R190 Discovery Miles 1 900 Save R48 (20%) Ships in 12 - 17 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.

Julius Caesar (Paperback): William Shakespeare Julius Caesar (Paperback)
William Shakespeare
R70 R56 Discovery Miles 560 Save R14 (20%) In stock

HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics. Power, corruption and betrayal are at the heart of Shakespeare's most well-known historical and political drama. As Julius Caesar moves closer to securing power for himself and is perceived by some as a threat to Roman citizens, his senators plot to bring about his downfall. Caesar's assassination leads to civil war rather than peace and the play explores the subsequent deaths of the conspirators Brutus and Cassius. Shakespeare's contemporaries would have spotted the playwright's attempts to use the shift from republican to imperial Rome to highlight the political situation of the Elizabethans at the time. Featuring some of the most powerfully resonant and rousing speeches of any of Shakespeare's plays, Julius Caesar remains one of his most well-loved historical tragedies.

Macbeth (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): William Shakespeare Macbeth (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
William Shakespeare; Edited by A. R. Braunmuller 1
R291 R255 Discovery Miles 2 550 Save R36 (12%) In stock

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.

Shakespeare and Lost Plays - Reimagining Drama in Early Modern England (Hardcover): David McInnis Shakespeare and Lost Plays - Reimagining Drama in Early Modern England (Hardcover)
David McInnis
R798 Discovery Miles 7 980 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Shakespeare and Lost Plays returns Shakespeare's dramatic work to its most immediate and (arguably) pivotal context; by situating it alongside the hundreds of plays known to Shakespeare's original audiences, but lost to us. David McInnis reassesses the value of lost plays in relation to both the companies that originally performed them, and to contemporary scholars of early modern drama. This innovative study revisits key moments in Shakespeare's career and the development of his company and, by prioritising the immense volume of information we now possess about lost plays, provides a richer, more accurate picture of dramatic activity than has hitherto been possible. By considering a variety of ways to grapple with the problem of lost, imperceptible, or ignored texts, this volume presents a methodology for working with lacunae in archival evidence and the distorting effect of Shakespeare-centric narratives, thus reinterpreting our perception of the field of early modern drama.

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%) In stock

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

All the Sonnets of Shakespeare (Hardcover): William Shakespeare All the Sonnets of Shakespeare (Hardcover)
William Shakespeare; Edited by Paul Edmondson, Stanley Wells
R346 R293 Discovery Miles 2 930 Save R53 (15%) 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.

Othello (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): William Shakespeare Othello (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
William Shakespeare; Edited by Norman Sanders; Introduction by Christina Luckyj
R275 R237 Discovery Miles 2 370 Save R38 (14%) 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.

Twelfth Night - Or What You Will (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): William Shakespeare Twelfth Night - Or What You Will (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
William Shakespeare; Edited by Elizabeth Story Donno; Introduction by Penny Gay 1
R261 R223 Discovery Miles 2 230 Save R38 (15%) In stock

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 third edition of Twelfth Night retains the text edited and annotated by Elizabeth Story Donno for the first edition of 1985, and features an updated introduction by Penny Gay, which focuses on recent scholarship and performance history. Building on her Introduction to the second edition, Gay stresses the play's theatricality, its elaborate linguistic games and its complex use of Ovidian myths. She analyses the delicate balance Shakespeare strikes in Twelfth Night between romance and realism, and explores representations of gender, sexuality and identity in the text. A selection of new photographs completes the edition.

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.

Romeo and Juliet (Paperback): William Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet (Paperback)
William Shakespeare 1
R72 R62 Discovery Miles 620 Save R10 (14%) 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.

Shakespeare in a Divided America - What His Plays Tell Us about Our Past and Future (Paperback): James Shapiro Shakespeare in a Divided America - What His Plays Tell Us about Our Past and Future (Paperback)
James Shapiro
R364 R303 Discovery Miles 3 030 Save R61 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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.

The Tragedy of King Richard III: The Oxford Shakespeare (Paperback): William Shakespeare The Tragedy of King Richard III: The Oxford Shakespeare (Paperback)
William Shakespeare; Edited by John Jowett
R190 R176 Discovery Miles 1 760 Save R14 (7%) In stock

Richard III is one of Shakespeare's most popular plays on the stage and has been adapted successfully for film. This new and innovative edition recognizes the play's pre-eminence as a performance work: a perspective that informs every aspect of the editing. Challenging traditional practice, the text is based on the 1597 Quarto which, it is argued, brings us closest to the play as it would have been staged in Shakespeare's theatre. The introduction, which is illustrated, explores the long performance history from Shakespeare's time to the present. Its critical engagement with the play responds to recent historicist and gender-based approaches. The commentary gives detailed explication of matters of language, staging, text, and historical and cultural contexts, providing coverage that is both carefully balanced and alert to nuance of meaning. Documentation of the extensive textual variants is organized for maximum clarity: the readings of the Folio and the Quarto are presented in separate banks, and more specialist information is given at the back of the book. Appendices also include selected passages from the main source and a special index of actors and other theatrical personnel. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Tempest - Third Series (Paperback, Revised edition): Alden T. Vaughan The Tempest - Third Series (Paperback, Revised edition)
Alden T. Vaughan; William Shakespeare; Edited by Virginia Mason Vaughan 1
R195 R185 Discovery Miles 1 850 Save R10 (5%) In stock

"The Tempest "is one of Shakespeare's most popular plays, both in the classroom and in the theatre, and this revision brings the Arden Third series edition right up-to-date. A completely new section of the introduction discusses new thinking about Shakespeare's sources for the play and examines his treatment of colonial themes, as well as covering key productions since this edition was first published in 1999. Most importantly it looks at Julie Taymor's ground-breaking 2010 film starring Helen Mirren as "Prospera"

Alden and Virginia Vaughan's edition of "The Tempest "is highly valued for its authority and originality and this revision brings it up-to-date, making it even more relevant and useful to studetns and theatre practitioners.

Macbeth (Paperback): William Shakespeare Macbeth (Paperback)
William Shakespeare
R181 R143 Discovery Miles 1 430 Save R38 (21%) Ships in 12 - 17 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.

Tempest: No Fear Shakespeare Deluxe Student Edition (Paperback): Spark Notes Tempest: No Fear Shakespeare Deluxe Student Edition (Paperback)
Spark Notes
R238 R208 Discovery Miles 2 080 Save R30 (13%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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
R268 R230 Discovery Miles 2 300 Save R38 (14%) 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 (English, German, Paperback): William Shakespeare Macbeth (English, German, Paperback)
William Shakespeare
R206 Discovery Miles 2 060 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The Merchant of Venice (Paperback): William Shakespeare The Merchant of Venice (Paperback)
William Shakespeare
R67 R57 Discovery Miles 570 Save R10 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics. 'The quality of mercy is not strain'd, It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven' Bassiano, a noble Venetian, hopes to woo the beautiful heiress Portia. However, he requires financial assistance from his friend Antonio. Antonio agrees, but he, in turn, must borrow from the Jewish moneylender Shylock. As recourse for past ills, Shylock stipulates that the forfeit on the loan must be a pound of Antonio's flesh. In the most renowned onstage law scene of all time, Portia proves herself one of Shakespeare's most cunning heroines, disguising herself as a lawyer and vanquishing Shylock's claims; meanwhile, Shylock triumphs on a humanitarian level with his plea for tolerance: `Hath not a Jew eyes?' Viewed paradoxically as anti-Semitic, while at the same time powerfully liberal for its time, The Merchant of Venice is at its core a bittersweet drama, exploring the noble themes of prejudice, justice and honour.

Romeo and Juliet (English, German, Paperback): William Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet (English, German, Paperback)
William Shakespeare
R205 Discovery Miles 2 050 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
A Midsummer Night's Dream (Paperback): William Shakespeare A Midsummer Night's Dream (Paperback)
William Shakespeare 2
R81 R72 Discovery Miles 720 Save R9 (11%) 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

The Remarks of M. Karl Simrock, on the Plots of Shakespeare's Plays (Paperback): Karl Joseph Simrock The Remarks of M. Karl Simrock, on the Plots of Shakespeare's Plays (Paperback)
Karl Joseph Simrock
R365 Discovery Miles 3 650 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
As You Like It (Paperback): William Shakespeare As You Like It (Paperback)
William Shakespeare 1
R67 R56 Discovery Miles 560 Save R11 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. 'All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players.' Featuring Rosalind, one of Shakespeare's most likeable and strong female protagonists, As You Like It is a comedic play centred around concealed identity, love, exile and artifice. Banished from the court by her uncle, Rosalind flees to the forest with her cousin Celia and her jester, joining her already exiled father, and disguising herself as a boy. In the guise of a young man, she instructs her would-be lover Orlando in the ways of love and in doing so allows Shakespeare to explore the dynamics of the city and the country as well as the sexual politics of the time.

Hamlet (Paperback): William Shakespeare, Roy Blatchford, Julia Markus, Paul Jordan Hamlet (Paperback)
William Shakespeare, Roy Blatchford, Julia Markus, Paul Jordan
R279 R246 Discovery Miles 2 460 Save R33 (12%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Part of a series of Shakespeare editions, providing the complete original text as well as support materials for teachers and pupils. It features a National Curriculum study programme with activities "before", "during" and "after" encountering the text. Opening double page spreads for each act provide a synopsis of that act and, where appropriate, photographs from productions. Notes are given on left-hand pages, opposite the text.

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.

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