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The tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice

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:3260  Date:1000 - 2019  Genre(s):Drama, Tragedies, Drama, Tragedies (Drama), Tragedies (Drama)

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King Lear

by:Shakespeare, William

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:2585  Date:1606 - 2018  Genre(s):Drama, Tragedies, Drama, Tragedies (Drama)

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Julius Caesar

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:3266  Date:1599 - 2018  Genre(s):Drama, Tragedies, History, Drama, Tragedies (Drama)

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Antony and Cleopatra

by:Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

"A wide-ranging selection from the most recent criticism of Antony and Cleopatra, beginning with seminal work from the 1950s onwards and culminating in a series of radical reappraisals of the play's content, form and appeal to modern readers. The essays, together with a substantial Introduction, offer a controversial, lively re-reading of one of Shakespeare's major tragedies."--BOOK JACKET.

Editions:1653  Date:1623 - 2019  Genre(s):Drama, History, Tragedies, Drama, Tragedies (Drama)

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The tragedy of Hamlet, prince of Denmark

by:Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

Biographical information and critical essays accompany Shakespeare's play about a prince's wavering determination to avenge his father's murder.

Editions:2518  Date:1602 - 2018  Genre(s):Drama, Tragedies, Tragedies (Drama), Tragedies (Drama), Drama

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Romeo and Juliet

by:Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

Romeo and Juliet is one of Shakespeare's early tragedies. The two young title characters fall madly in love, but are the children of feuding houses whose hatred for each other works to a devastating end. The play was immensely popular in Shakespeare's lifetime and is the most enduring of his plays along with Hamlet. Romeo and Juliet is considered one of the archetypal love stories.

Editions:554  Date:1595 - 2018  Genre(s):Drama, Tragedies, Tragedies (Drama), Tragedies (Drama), Drama

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Romeo and Juliet

by:Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

This new edition of Shakespeare's greatest tragedy of love argues that the play is ultimately Juliet's. It's richly illustrated introduction looks at the play's exceptionally beautiful and complex language and focuses on the figure of Juliet as being at its center. Rene Weis also discusses the play's critical, stage, and film history, including West Side Story and Baz Lurhmann's seminal film adaptation. This authoritative edition from a leading scholar gives the reader a penetrating and wide-ranging insight into this ever-popular play. This book includes expertly edited play text and on-page commentary notes discussing issues of staging, theme, meaning, and Shakespeare's use of his sources to give the reader deep and engaging insights into the play.

Editions:2873  Date:0001 - 2019  Genre(s):Drama, Tragedies

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The tragedy of Macbeth

by:Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

This fully annotated edition reconsiders textual and staging problems, appraises past and present critical views, and represents a major contribution to our understanding of Macbeth.

Editions:1891  Date:1663 - 2018  Genre(s):Drama, Tragedies, Historical drama, Historical drama, History

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Faust : a tragedy : backgrounds and sources, the author on the drama, contemporary reactions, modern criticism

by:Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832

This edition includes Parts I and II complete. The backgrounds include the medieval Chapbook, the puppet play, and a surviving fragment of G.E. Lessing's Faust play. The author's plans and sketches, and a rich selection of his letters and comments to Eckermann, trace Goethe's lifelong involvement in the work, as does an analytical table showing the phases of composition. The contemporary reactions show how rapidly Faust came to be seen as a quintessential expression of German Romantic consciousness. The essays have been chosen to help readers perceive and understand Faust's extraordinary thematic and formal complexity--Cover.

Editions:2279  Date:1800 - 2019  Genre(s):Drama, Tragedies

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The tragedy of Titus Andronicus

by:Shakespeare, William

"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:930  Date:1590 - 2019  Genre(s):Drama, Tragedies, Historical drama, History, Historical drama

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