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Title The Shakespeare Book
Author DK
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2015-03-10
Category Drama
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9781465439024
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"All the world's a stage", William Shakespeare wrote, "And all the men and women merely players." Sit back as the curtain goes up on the dramas, sonnets, and life of one of the greatest writers in the English language. Shakespeare wrote or contributed to more than 40 plays, ranging from romantic comedies to the profound tragedy King Lear, as well as 154 sonnets. The Shakespeare Book has visual plot summaries of each one, with diagrams to show the intricate web of relationships in plays such as A Midsummer's Night Dream. Commentaries explain Shakespeare's sources and set each drama in context, revealing, for instance, how the warring Protestants and Catholics of his day are mirrored in Romeo and Juliet's Montagues and Capulets. Written in plain English and packed with graphics and illustrations, The Shakespeare Book illumines the Bard's world - his marriage, businesses, and friends - and explains how his works became an enduring phenomenon. Whether you need a guide through complex plots and unfamiliar language, or you're looking for a fresh perspective on his well-loved plays and sonnets, this indispensable guide will help you fully appreciate Shakespeare, the man, and the writer. Reviews: "Generous helpings of illustrations, time lines, plot diagrams, and character guides ensure that even readers in their 'salad days' will enjoy every dish at the Shakespearean feast." - Booklist "Enlightening" - YA Book Central "In this latest addition to the series, the Bard comes alive for young aficionados." - School Library Journal "Countless volumes have been written about William Shakespeare and his work, but here is a single volume that has organized his plays (and some of his sonnets) in exactly what the subtitle says: 'Big Ideas Simply Explained...a must-have.'" - VOYA magazine

Sammlung by William Shakespeare

Title Sammlung
Author William Shakespeare
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2002
Category Drama
Total Pages 1754
ISBN 9780141000589
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This major new complete edition of Shakespeare's works combines accessibility with the latest scholarship. Each play and collection of poems is preceded by a substantial introduction that looks at textual and literary-historical issues. The texts themselves have been scrupulously edited and are accompanied by same-page notes and glossaries. Particular attention has been paid to the design of the book to ensure that this first new edition of the twenty-first century is both attractive and approachable.

Shakespeare S Sonnets by William Shakespeare

Title Shakespeare s Sonnets
Author William Shakespeare
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2011-08-23
Category Drama
Total Pages 432
ISBN 9781439117088
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A bestselling, beautifully designed edition of William Shakespeare’s sonnets, complete with valuable tools for educators. The authoritative edition of Shakespeare’s Sonnets from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers, includes: -Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on the facing page of each sonnet -A brief introduction to each sonnet, providing insight into its possible meaning -An index of first lines -Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s vast holdings of rare books -An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the sonnets The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is home to the world’s largest collection of Shakespeare’s printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit Folger.edu.

Title William Shakespeare the Globe
Author Aliki
Publisher Harper Collins
Release Date 2000-08-08
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 48
ISBN 9780064437226
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From Hamlet to Romeo and Juliet to A Midsummer Night′s Dream, Shakespeare′s celebrated works have touched people around the world. Aliki combines literature, history, biography, archaeology, and architecture in this richly detailed and meticulously researched introduction to Shakespeare′s world-his life in Elizabethan times, the theater world, and the Globe, for which he wrote his plays. Then she brings history full circle to the present-day reconstruction of the Globe theater. Ages 8+

William Shakespeare by Joelle Herr

Title William Shakespeare
Author Joelle Herr
Publisher Running Press Miniature Editions
Release Date 2012-08-28
Category Humor
Total Pages 328
ISBN 9780762447565
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Miniature guide to the Bard featuring synopses and character profiles from Shakepeare's 38 timeless plays, with one-color illustrations throughout.

William Shakespeare by William Baker

Title William Shakespeare
Author William Baker
Publisher A&C Black
Release Date 2009-11-01
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 177
ISBN 9781847064097
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A concise, accessible introduction to Shakespeare's life and work which focuses on what we know, assessing the differing theories and avoiding speculation.

Shakespeare by William Shakespeare

Title Shakespeare
Author William Shakespeare
Publisher Courier Corporation
Release Date 2012-05-07
Category Literary Collections
Total Pages 64
ISBN 9780486111933
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

With over 500 offerings from the most quoted writer in the English language, this modestly priced volume provides a luxurious assortment of memorable and profound thoughts on love, marriage, truth, beauty, more.

This Is Shakespeare by Emma Smith

Title This Is Shakespeare
Author Emma Smith
Publisher Penguin UK
Release Date 2019-05-02
Category Drama
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780241361641
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A THE TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR 2019 'The best introduction to the plays I've read, perhaps the best book on Shakespeare, full stop' Alex Preston, Observer 'It makes you impatient to see or re-read the plays at once' Hilary Mantel A genius and prophet whose timeless works encapsulate the human condition like no others. A writer who surpassed his contemporaries in vision, originality and literary mastery. Who wrote like an angel, putting it all so much better than anyone else. Is this Shakespeare? Well, sort of. But it doesn't really tell us the whole truth. So much of what we say about Shakespeare is either not true, or just not relevant, deflecting us from investigating the challenges of his inconsistencies and flaws. This electrifying new book thrives on revealing, not resolving, the ambiguities of Shakespeare's plays and their changing topicality. It introduces an intellectually, theatrically and ethically exciting writer who engages with intersectionality as much as with Ovid, with economics as much as poetry: who writes in strikingly modern ways about individual agency, privacy, politics, celebrity and sex. It takes us into a world of politicking and copy-catting, as we watch him emulating the blockbusters of Christopher Marlowe and Thomas Kyd, the Spielberg and Tarantino of their day; flirting with and skirting round the cut-throat issues of succession politics, religious upheaval and technological change. The Shakespeare in this book poses awkward questions rather than offering bland answers, always implicating us in working out what it might mean. This is Shakespeare. And he needs your attention.

Shakespeare S Library by Stuart Kells

Title Shakespeare s Library
Author Stuart Kells
Publisher Text Publishing
Release Date 2018-08-20
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9781925626759
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Millions of words of scholarship have been expended on the world’s most famous author and his work. And yet a critical part of the puzzle, Shakespeare’s library, is a mystery. For four centuries people have searched for it: in mansions, palaces and libraries; in riverbeds, sheep pens and partridge coops; and in the corridors of the mind. Yet no trace of the bard’s manuscripts, books or letters has ever been found. The search for Shakespeare’s library is much more than a treasure hunt. The library’s fate has profound implications for literature, for national and cultural identity, and for the global Shakespeare industry. It bears upon fundamental principles of art, identity, history, meaning and truth. Unfolding the search like the mystery story that it is, acclaimed author Stuart Kells follows the trail of the hunters, taking us through different conceptions of the library and of the man himself. Entertaining and enlightening, Shakespeare’s Library is a captivating exploration of one of literature’s most enduring enigmas. Stuart Kells is an author and book-trade historian. His 2015 book Penguin and the Lane Brothers won the Ashurst Business Literature Prize. An authority on rare books, he has written and published on many aspects of print culture and the book world. Stuart lives in Melbourne with his family. 'Stuart Kells presents a fascinating and persuasive new paradigm that challenges our preconceptions about the Bard’s literary talent.’ Age ‘A delight to read, a wonderful piece of erudition and dazzling detective work.’ David Astle, Evenings on ABC Radio Melbourne ‘An excellent and incredibly fascinating read.’ 3RRR Backstory ‘Kells’s reflections are wonderfully romantic, wryly funny...There’s no doubt we can all learn a lot from the magnificently obsessive and eloquent Kells.’ Australian on The Library: A Catalogue of Wonders ‘Kells is a magnificent guide to the abundant treasures he sets out.’ Mathilda Imlah, Australian Book Review on The Library: A Catalogue of Wonders ‘If you think you know what a library is, this marvellously idiosyncratic book will make you think again. After visiting hundreds of libraries around the world and in the realm of the imagination, bibliophile and rare-book collector Stuart Kells has compiled an enchanting compendium of well-told tales and musings both on the physical and metaphysical dimensions of these multi-storied places.’ Age on The Library: A Catalogue of Wonders

Shakespearean by Robert McCrum

Title Shakespearean
Author Robert McCrum
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Release Date 2020-09-03
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9781509896998
Language English, Spanish, and French
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'Enchanting' Simon Russell Beale --- 'Remarkable' James Shapiro 'Wonderful . . . compulsively readable' Nicholas Hytner Why do the collected works of an Elizabethan writer continue to speak to us as if they were written yesterday? When Robert McCrum began his recovery from a life-changing stroke, described in My Year Off, he discovered that the only words that made sense to him were snatches of Shakespeare. Unable to travel or move as he used to, McCrum found the First Folio became his ‘book of life’, an endless source of inspiration through which he could embark on ‘journeys of the mind’, and see a reflection of our own disrupted times. An acclaimed writer and journalist, McCrum has spent the last twenty-five years immersed in Shakespeare's work, on stage and on the page. During this prolonged exploration, Shakespeare’s poetry and plays, so vivid and contemporary, have become his guide and consolation. In Shakespearean he asks: why is it that we always return to Shakespeare, particularly in times of acute crisis and dislocation? What is the key to his hold on our imagination? And why do the collected works of an Elizabethan writer continue to speak to us as if they were written yesterday? Shakespearean is a rich, brilliant and superbly drawn portrait of an extraordinary artist, one of the greatest writers who ever lived. Through an enthralling narrative, ranging widely in time and space, McCrum seeks to understand Shakespeare within his historical context while also exploring the secrets of literary inspiration, and examining the nature of creativity itself. Witty and insightful, he makes a passionate and deeply personal case that Shakespeare’s words and ideas are not just enduring in their relevance – they are nothing less than the eternal key to our shared humanity.

Arden Shakespeare Complete Works by William Shakespeare

Title Arden Shakespeare Complete Works
Author William Shakespeare
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date 2014-03-10
Category Drama
Total Pages 1360
ISBN 9781408198780
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This revised edition of the Arden Shakespeare Complete Works includes the full text of Double Falsehood, which was published in the Arden Third series to critical acclaim in 2010. The play is an eighteenth century rewrite of Shakespeare's "lost" play Cardenio and as such is a fascinating testament to the original. A short introduction outlines its complex textual history and the arguments for including it within the Shakespeare canon. The Complete Works contains the texts of all Shakespeare's plays, poems and sonnets, edited by leading Shakespeare scholars for the renowned Arden series. A general introduction 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. Brief introductions to each play, written specially for this volume by the Arden General Editors, discuss the date and contemporary context of the play, its position within Shakespeare's oeuvre, and its subsequent performance history. An extensive glossary explains vocabulary which may be unfamiliar to modern readers.

Tales From Shakespeare by Charles Lamb

Title Tales from Shakespeare
Author Charles Lamb
Publisher Penguin UK
Release Date 2007-04-05
Category Fiction
Total Pages 270
ISBN 9780141441627
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Presents prose retellings of Shakespeare's best-known comedies and tragedies, including "Hamlet," "Romeo and Juliet," and "Othello."

Title Shakespeare Italy and Intertextuality
Author Michele Marrapodi
Publisher Manchester University Press
Release Date 2004
Category Drama
Total Pages 278
ISBN 0719066662
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Introduction; Part I: Theory And Practice; Part II: Culture And Tradition; Part III: Text And Ideology; Part IV: Stage And Spectacle; Afterword; Select bibliography; Index.

Title Lectures on Shakespeare
Author W. H. Auden
Publisher Princeton University Press
Release Date 2019-10-08
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 432
ISBN 9780691197166
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From one of the great modern writers, the acclaimed lectures in which he draws on a lifetime of experience to take the measure of Shakespeare's plays and sonnets "W. H. Auden, poet and critic, will conduct a course on Shakespeare at the New School for Social Research beginning Wednesday. Mr. Auden . . . proposes to read all Shakespeare's plays in chronological order." So the New York Times reported on September 27, 1946, giving notice of a rare opportunity to hear one of the century's great poets discuss at length one of the greatest writers of all time. Reconstructed by Arthur Kirsch, these lectures offer remarkable insights into Shakespeare's plays and sonnets while also adding immeasurably to our understanding of Auden.

Title Shakespeare s Book of Wisdom
Author Rob Crisell
Publisher de Portola Press
Release Date 2018-12
Category Drama
Total Pages 154
ISBN 0692186735
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Shakespeare's Book of Wisdom offers practical and profound advice for readers ages 15 to 115 from the writings of Shakespeare as well as from dozens of other philosophers, artists, saints, and sinners throughout history. Every entry consists of a practical piece of advice, illustrated by a quote from Shakespeare and a plain-English translation.

Shakespeare S Books by Stuart Gillespie

Title Shakespeare s Books
Author Stuart Gillespie
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date 2016-02-25
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 432
ISBN 9781474216067
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Shakespeare's Books contains nearly 200 entries covering the full range of literature Shakespeare was acquainted with, including classical, historical, religious and contemporary works. The dictionary covers works whose importance to Shakespeare has emerged more clearly in recent years due to new research, as well as explaining current thinking on long-recognized sources such as Plutarch, Ovid, Holinshed, Ariosto and Montaigne. Entries for all major sources include surveys of the writer's place in Shakespeare's time, detailed discussion of their relation to his work, and full bibliography. These are enhanced by sample passages from early modern England writers, together with reproductions of pages from the original texts. Now available in paperback with a new preface bringing the book up to date, this is an invaluable reference tool.

Title The Collected Sonnets of William Shakespeare Zombie
Author William Shakespeare
Publisher McFarland
Release Date 2018-02-22
Category Poetry
Total Pages 154
ISBN 9781476671154
Language English, Spanish, and French
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What if one of literature's greatest poets was actually a zombie, writing in an Elizabethan world teeming with the undead hiding in plain sight? Inviting readers to see the sublime in the looming apocalypse, this book presents all 154 Shakespearean sonnets (with minor alterations transfigured into "zonnets") in their horrifying glory, highlighting transcendent themes of love, death, beauty and feasting on the flesh of the living. Each sonnet portrays a zombie encounter, with accompanying vignettes revealing the struggles of undead life in early modern England. Original illustrations by Anna Pagnucci bring the nightmare to life. Shakespeare will never be the same.

William Shakespeare by Terry Eagleton

Title William Shakespeare
Author Terry Eagleton
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Release Date 1991-01-08
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 128
ISBN 0631145540
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This is a bold and original reinterpretation of almost all of Shakespeare's major plays, in the light of the Marxist, feminist and semiotic ideas of our own time. Through a set of tenaciously detailed readings, the book illuminates a number of persistent problems or conflicts in Shakespearean drama - in particular a contradiction between words and things, body and language, which is also explored in terms of law, sexuality and Nature. Language and desire, Terry Eagleton argues, are seen by Shakespeare as a kind of 'surplus' over and above the body, stable and social roles and a fixed human nature. But the attitude of the plays to such a 'surplus' is profoundly ambivalent; if they admire it as the very source of human creativity, they also fear its anarchic, trangressive force. Underlying such ambiguities, the book convincingly shows, is a deeper ideological struggle, between feudalist traditionalism on the one hand, and the emergence of new forms of bourgeois individualism on the other. This book revels how, in the light of our own contemporary theories of language, sexuality and society, we can understand the issues present in Shakespeare's drama which previously have remained obscure.

Shakespeare by Bill Bryson

Title Shakespeare
Author Bill Bryson
Publisher HarperCollins
Release Date 2016-04-26
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9780062565167
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Bill Bryson’s bestselling biography of William Shakespeare takes the reader on an enthralling tour through Elizabethan England and the eccentricities of Shakespearean scholarship—updated with a new introduction by the author to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death William Shakespeare, the most celebrated poet in the English language, left behind nearly a million words of text, but his biography has long been a thicket of wild supposition arranged around scant facts. With a steady hand and his trademark wit, Bill Bryson sorts through this colorful muddle to reveal the man himself. His Shakespeare is like no one else's—the beneficiary of Bryson's genial nature, his engaging skepticism, and a gift for storytelling unrivaled in our time.

Title The Women of Shakespeare
Author Louis Lewes
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1895
Category
Total Pages 384
ISBN HARVARD:32044009906546
Language English, Spanish, and French
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