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The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet

by:Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, discusses the author and the theatre of his time, and provides quizzes and other study activities.

Editions:4616  Date:1400 - 2017  Genre(s):Drama, Tragedies (Drama), Tragedies (Drama)

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The tragedy of Titus Andronicus

by:Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

"Titus Andronicus is still regarded by many as a bad play of dubious authorship. Its adversaries have abhorred the violence of the action and the apparent lapses in the quality of the verse. Since 1945, however, the play has been taken increasingly seriously in both the theatre and the study: the violence and cruelty it depicts were disconcertingly matched by the events of two World Wars. Alan Hughes joins those critics who take the play seriously, arguing for its unity of theme and its grim humour, and demonstrates that it is the work of a brilliant stage craftsman, confident in his mastery of space, movement and verse." "The text is based on the first quarto, supplemented by crucial additions and stage directions from the Folio. The critical account of the play's fortunes is integrated within a description of major modern productions, including those directed by Peter Brook, Brian Bedford and Deborah Warner. In addition there is a complete stage history which includes the eighteenth-century adaptation by Edward Ravenscroft and a reconstruction of the version performed by the nineteenth-century black American actor Ira Aldridge. For this updated edition, a new section is included on recent stage, film and critical interpretations by Sue Hall-Smith. There are also sections on text, authorship and the relevance of the famous Longleat drawing of the play. Appendices explore how the play might have been performed at the Rose playhouse in London, and how it could be adapted for a touring company of fourteen men and boys. An updated reading list completes the edition."--Jacket.

Editions:996  Date:1594 - 2017  Genre(s):Drama, History, Historical drama, Historical drama, Tragedies (Drama)

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Oresteia : Agamemnon, the Libation bearers, the Eumenides

by:Aeschylus

A brief discussion of the life of Aeschylus and the structure of early tragedy accompanies a translation of the three plays based on H.W. Smyth's Loeb Classical Library text.

Editions:542  Date:1868 - 2017  Genre(s):Drama, Tragedies (Drama), Tragedies (Drama), Mythological plays, Mythological plays

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Hamlet

by:Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

Often credited with creating a popular movie audience for Shakespeare, Kenneth Branagh has wanted for many years to bring to the screen the complete, full-length version of Hamlet. His desire becomes a reality when this epic drama, featuring an all-star cast and produced and directed by Branagh, comes to theaters this fall. This tie-in book includes Branagh's Introduction and screenplay, a production diary, color stills, and more.

Editions:126  Date:1892 - 2000  Genre(s):Drama, Tragedies (Drama), Tragedies (Drama)

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Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are dead

by:Stoppard, Tom

"Hamlet" as told from the worm's-eye view of the bewildered Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two minor characters in Shakespeare's play.

Editions:266  Date:1900 - 2017  Genre(s):Drama, Tragedies (Drama), Tragedies (Drama), Comedy plays, Comedy plays

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Hamlet

by:Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, with marginal notes and explanations and full descriptions of each character.

Editions:130  Date:1982 - 2012  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Drama, Tragedies (Drama), Tragedies (Drama), Juvenile works

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Hamlet

by:Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

Ghosts, murder, and madness abound in this tale of revenge.

Editions:224  Date:0982 - 2008  Genre(s):Drama, Tragedies (Drama), Tragedies (Drama), Outlines and syllabi, Outlines and syllabi

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Brand

by:Ibsen, Henrik, 1828-1906

"Brand was Ibsen's first masterpiece, a poetic drama composed in 1865 and published to tremendous critical and popular acclaim. The unsparing vision of a priest driven by faith to risk and witness the deaths of his wife and child gives Brand its icy ferocity. When he was writing it in Italy, Ibsen declared: 'It is blessedly peaceful out here; no one I know; I read nothing but the Bible ... ' Geoffrey Hill provides a new Preface to this third and revised edition of his great stage version of Brand."--Jacket.

Editions:347  Date:1870 - 2016  Genre(s):Verse drama, Verse drama, Drama, Tragedies (Drama), Tragedies (Drama)

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Othello

by:Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, with marginal notes and explanations and full descriptions of each character.

Editions:105  Date:1964 - 2010  Genre(s):Drama, Tragedies (Drama), Tragedies (Drama)

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King Lear : the 1608 Quarto and 1623 Folio texts

by:Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

William Shakespeare's bitter tragedy about a foolish king who divides his realm between two ungrateful daughters, presented here in both quarto and folio versions.

Editions:89  Date:1995 - 2011  Genre(s):Drama, Tragedies (Drama), Tragedies (Drama)

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