Coriolanus

Second Series
Author: William Shakespeare,Philip Brockbank
Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
ISBN: 9780174436270
Category: Drama
Page: 384
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A scholarly edition of Shakespeare's work. Provides authoritative text, detailed notes, historical background, and commentary.

Coriolanus


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 256
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Arden Shakespeare Complete Works


Author: William Shakespeare,Richard Proudfoot,Ann Thompson,David Scott Kastan
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1903436613
Category: Drama
Page: 1360
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An authoritative, classic edition of Shakespeare's complete works in one paperback volume.

Cymbeline

Third Series
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408151820
Category: Drama
Page: 474
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In Cymbeline, Ancient Britain's female heir to the throne is slandered by a decadent Italian while the Romans invade Britain to retain it as part of their empire. Shakespeare's late romance is full of unpredictable conjunctions that are explored in the comprehensive introduction to this new, fully-illustrated Arden edition. Valerie Wayne takes a transformative look at the play's critical and performance history by examining its attention to gender, calumny and sexuality together with nationhood, colonialism and British identities. The authoritative play text is amply annotated to clarify its language and allusions, and three appendices delineate the play's textual history, its rich use of music and its casting. Offering students and scholars alike a wealth of insight and new research, this edition maintains the rigorous standards of the Arden Shakespeare.

Coriolanus


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199535804
Category: Drama
Page: 388
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Perhaps the most brilliant political play ever written,Coriolanusis a gripping psychological study of the relationship between personality and politics, and its Roman hero one of the most memorable Shakespeare ever created. The introduction to this new edition offers the first full stage history and analysis of the original production ofCoriolanusat the Blackfriars theater, and also examines Shakespeare's adaptation of his historical material while emphasizing the wide range of interpretations that are possible in performance.

Much Ado About Nothing: Arden Performance Editions


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 147427210X
Category: Drama
Page: 344
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Arden Performance Editions are ideal for anyone engaging with a Shakespeare play in performance. With clear facing-page notes giving definitions of words, easily accessible information about key textual variants, lineation, metrical ambiguities and pronunciation, each edition has been developed to open the play's possibilities and meanings to actors and students. Designed to be used and to be useful, each edition has plenty of space for personal annotations and the well-spaced text is easy to read and to navigate.

Antony and Cleopatra

Third Series
Author: William Shakespeare,John Wilders
Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
ISBN: 9781904271000
Category: Drama
Page: 352
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John Wilders - literary advisor to the BBC TV Shakespeare series - brings thorough scholarship and a practical understanding of performance needs to this new edition. Clarity, accessibility and rigour are the hallmarks of an edition which will provide invaluable guidance for all its readers. "This edition has a very helpful introduction and good clear text, as well as the exceptionally excellent and detailed notes." Dr Michael Herbert, St Andrews University 'Â…a useful treatment of a complex play' Barry Gaines, University of New Mexico, Shakespeare Quarterly

Romeo And Juliet

Shakespeare at Stratford Series
Author: Russell Jackson
Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
ISBN: 9781903436141
Category: Drama
Page: 241
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This study of Romeo and Juliet focuses on the play as a series of topics, rather than adopting a chronological approach. Jackson sees the play as working through a series of dilemmas and choices which derive their potency from the vividness and poetic force of the figures portrayed, which in turn depends on how those characters are represented on stage. The portrayal of the two warring households of Capulet and Montague sets up the context for the ensuing action, but the key roles are of course the lovers, about whom the script is less than informative. Are they played as adolescents or are they idealized? If the Juliet is convincingly youthful, has she also the technique and insight to succeed in her role? How can an actor deal effectively with Romeo's moodiness and swift changeability?

Macbeth

Third Series
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408153734
Category: Drama
Page: 408
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Macbeth is one of Shakespeare's most performed and studied tragedies. This major new Arden edition offers students detailed on-page commentary notes highlighting meaning and theatrical ideas and themes, as well as an illustrated, lengthy introduction setting the play in its historical, theatrical and critical context and outlining the recent debates about Middleton's possible co-authorship of some scenes. A comprehensive and informative edition ideal for students and teachers seeking to explore the play in depth, whether in the classroom or on the stage.

Coriolanus

Donmar Warehouse
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama
ISBN: 9781472576774
Category: Drama
Page: 120
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When an old adversary threatens Rome, the city calls once more on her hero and defender: Coriolanus. But famine threatens the city, the citizens' hunger swells to an appetite for change, and on returning from the field Coriolanus must confront the march of realpolitik and the voice of an angry people. This is one of Shakespeare's last tragedies, best known for its political and military themes. Shakespeare's searing play of political manipulation and revenge is here abridged and this version was first produced at the Donmar Warehouse, London, directed by Josie Rourke and with Tom Hiddleston in the title role. The script has been edited and abridged by Rob Hastie and Josie Rourke.

Titus Andronicus

Third Series
Author: William Shakespeare,Jonathan Bate
Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
ISBN: 9781904271147
Category: Drama
Page: 328
View: 1980

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After centuries of vilification and neglect by both scholars and actors, Titus Andronicus has at last come to be recognized as one of ShakespeareÂ's early masterpieces. In this powerful and ground-breaking edition, Bate offers a complete and radical reappraisal of ShakespeareÂ's bloodiest tragedy, seeing it as one of the dramatistÂ's most inventive plays, a complex and self-conscious improvisation upon classical sources. BateÂ's introduction does full justice to the playÂ's artfulness and sophistication, puts forward new arguments regarding the playÂ's date, sources and early stage history, and devotes extended discussion to great modern productions such as those of Peter Brook and Deborah Warner. In an age in which dramatic representation of violence has become an issue of enormous controversy, Titus Andronicus is the essential play; BateÂ's seminal edition indicates just how far, with this early work, the young Shakespeare has already travelled towards the masterpiece of his maturity, King Lear. 'Â…a great edition of a great play' Julie Taymor, Director TITUS, 20th Century Fox, 1999 "Bate makes a really positive virtue of his treatment of the play in performance...putting a vigorous account of Titus on stage at very stage-centre in his Introduction. Using this section as a means for raising fundamental questions as to the playÂ's style, coherence, and meaning, Bate achieves a remarkable fusion between performance history and criticism." John Jowett, Shakespeare Survey 'Â…impressive and excitingÂ…' Barry Gaines, University of New Mexico, Shakespeare Quarterly 'This is an outstanding edition of Titus, especially for its treatment of textual questions and of recent performance history. It supersedes all previous editions' Dr P Hartle, St Catherines College, Cambridge

Double Falsehood

Third Series
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 190343677X
Category: Drama
Page: 443
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A major new scholarly edition of this intriguing drama, thought to have been based on a play originally written by Shakespeare.

King Henry IV Part 2

Third Series
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408151839
Category: Drama
Page: 576
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More troubled and troubling than King Henry IV Part 1, the play continues the story of King Henry's decline and Hal's reform. Though Part 2 echoes the structure of the earlier play, it is a darker and more unsettling world, in which even Falstaff's revelry is more tired and cynical, and the once-merry Hal sloughs off his tavern companions to become King Henry V. James C. Bulman's authoritative edition provides a wealth of incisive commentary on this complex history play.

The Arden Shakespeare Miscellany


Author: Jane Armstrong
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408139162
Category: Drama
Page: 224
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A gem of a reference book covering everything you could possibly want to know about Shakespeare between two handsome covers. Entries are quite short and range from "What did Shakespeare look like?", "Shakespeare on Film" and lists of compliments, oathes, lovers' vows and boys and girls names. There is an entry for each play too, summarising its plot and outlining major characters and themes. Details are given of the debates surrounding Shakespeare's identity, the known and fanciful facts of his life, and descriptions of the theatres in which he worked and the acting companies of which he was a member. A wealth of information and insight, both useful and entertainingly trivial, make this miscellany a book to satisfy students, buffs and bluffers alike.

Coriolanus

A Guide to the Play
Author: Mary Steible
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313329623
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 155
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Whether written for Renaissance law students or the popular crowds at the Globe Theatre, Coriolanus appeals to a wide audience. The play dramatizes the class conflict between Roman patricians and plebeians and treats such topics as the relationship between individuals and the social order and the responsibility of individuals to others. This book is a comprehensive introduction to the play, looking at the play's genesis and textual history--including Shakespeare's sources and his cultural and intellectual contexts. It summarizes the play and discusses Shakespeare's language and dramatic art, examines his themes and ideas and traces the critical and scholarly reception given his work. In additon, the author overviews the play's performance history and cites works for further reading.

Emotional Excess on the Shakespearean Stage

Passion's Slaves
Author: Bridget Escolme
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408179687
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 344
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Emotional Excess on the Shakespearean Stage demonstrates the links made between excess of emotion and madness in the early modern period. It argues that the ways in which today's popular and theatrical cultures judge how much is too much can distort our understanding of early modern drama and theatre. It argues that permitting the excesses of the early modern drama onto the contemporary stage might free actors and audiences alike from assumptions that in order to engage with the drama of the past, its characters must be just like us. The book deals with characters in the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries who are sad for too long, or angry to the point of irrationality; people who laugh when they shouldn't or make their audiences do so; people whose selfhood has broken down into an excess of fragmentary extremes and who are labelled mad. It is about moments in the theatre when excessive emotion is rewarded and applauded - and about moments when the expression of emotion is in excess of what is socially acceptable: embarrassing, shameful, unsettling or insane. The book explores the broader cultures of emotion that produce these theatrical moments, and the theatre's role in regulating and extending the acceptable expression of emotion. It is concerned with the acting of excessive emotion and with acting emotion excessively. And it asks how these excesses are produced or erased, give pleasure or pain, in versions of early modern drama in theatre, film and television today. Plays discussed include Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, The Spanish Tragedy, Twelfth Night, Much Ado About Nothing, Measure for Measure, and Coriolanus.

King Lear

Parallel Text Edition
Author: Rene Weis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317863305
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 360
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This reissed edition of Longman Annotated Texts King Lear includes comprehensive notes, annotations and an introduction, all designed to be of use to undergraduates and interested readers. King Lear is one of Shakespeare's most widely studied tragedies. However, since the late 1970s textual scholars, critics and editors have argued that there is no single 'King Lear' text. Anyone studying the play needs to be aware of two different texts, one based on the quarto of 1608, The History of King Lear, and a revised version published in the first folio of 1623, The Tragedy of King Lear. This edition offers a fully annotated, modern spelling version of the texts set side by side, identifying and elucidating the major discrepancies between the two. It presents some possible reasons for the differences between the two texts, which themselves shed light on a number of issues relating to literary transmission in the Renaissance and give an insight into the nature of performance and censorship.