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The Oxford Shakespeare: Hamlet
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The Oxford Shakespeare: Hamlet

William Shakespeare, G.R. Hibbard

Hamlet's combination of violence and introspection is unusual among Shakespeare's tragedies. It is also full of curious riddles and fascinating paradoxes, making it one of his most widely discussed plays. Professor Hibbard's...

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The Taming of The Shrew: Third Series
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The Taming of The Shrew: Third Series

William Shakespeare, Barbara Hodgdon

A major new edition of this perennially successful play which continues to entertain and perplex modern audiences. The play is discussed in its critical and theatrical contexts and Hodgdon, a leading feminist scholar, opens up new...

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King Henry V: Third Series
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King Henry V: Third Series

William Shakespeare, T.W. Craik

The editor takes a broad look at the different meanings which have been attributed to King Henry V , through a discussion of its various critical and theatrical interpretations.

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Sonnets
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Sonnets

William Shakespeare, Germaine Greer

Some are familiar - Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? - others unexpected, but together they form an extraordinary meditation on the nature of love, lust, beauty and time.

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Shakespeare's Sonnets: Popular Penguins
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Shakespeare’s Sonnets: Popular Penguins

William Shakespeare

Presents a collection of Shakespeare's sonnets. This book contains poetry and themes such as love and infidelity, memory and mortality. It is a pocket-sized volume.

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The Winter's Tale
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The Winter’s Tale

William Shakespeare, Susan Snyder, Deborah T. Curren-Aquino, Professor Brian Gibbons, A. R. Braunmuller

The Winter's Tale is one of Shakespeare's most varied, theatrically self-conscious, and emotionally wide-ranging plays. This 2007 edition provides a newly-edited text, a comprehensive introduction that takes into account current...

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Henry VI Part Three: The Oxford Shakespeare
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Henry VI Part Three: The Oxford Shakespeare

William Shakespeare, Randall Martin (Associate Professor of English, Associate Professor of English, University of New Brunswick)

This new edition is based on the 1623 First Folio text and challenges conventional thinking about the nature and relationship of the earliest texts. It contributes substantial new evidence about Shakespeare's revision of the plays...

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Twelfth Night: Third Series
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Twelfth Night: Third Series

William Shakespeare, Keir Elam (University of Bologna, Italy)

Critically acclaimed as one of Shakespeare's most complex and intriguing plays, Twelfth Night is a classic romantic comedy of mistaken identities. This book explores the factors that make up the play's textual, theatrical,...

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Hamlet: Popular Penguins
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Hamlet: Popular Penguins

William Shakespeare

Arguably William Shakespeare's most influential play, Hamlet portrays a young Prince's dilemma in choosing between moral integrity and the need for revenge following the murder of his father. Dealing with themes of love, death and...

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Oxford School Shakespeare: King Lear
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Oxford School Shakespeare: King Lear

William Shakespeare, Roma Gill, OBE

King Lear is a popular text for study by secondary students the world over. This edition includes illustrations, preliminary notes, reading lists and classroom notes.

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Oxford School Shakespeare: Henry IV Part 1
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Oxford School Shakespeare: Henry IV Part 1

William Shakespeare, Roma Gill, OBE

Henry IV Part 1 is a popular text for study by secondary students the world over. This edition includes illustrations, preliminary notes, reading lists and classroom notes.

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Oxford School Shakespeare: The Taming of the Shrew
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Oxford School Shakespeare: The Taming of the Shrew

William Shakespeare, Roma Gill, OBE

The Taming of the Shrew is a popular text for study by secondary students the world over. This edition includes illustrations, preliminary notes, reading lists and classroom notes.

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Antony and Cleopatra
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Antony and Cleopatra

William Shakespeare, Rene Weis

A battle-hardened soldier, Antony is one of the three leaders of the Roman world. But he is also a man in the grip of an all-consuming passion for Cleopatra, the exotic and tempestuous queen of Egypt. And when their life of...

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The Tempest
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The Tempest

William Shakespeare, Martin Butler

A storm rages. Prospero, his daughter Miranda, and his monstrous servant Caliban watch from their desert island as a ship carrying the royal family is wrecked. Miraculously, all on board survive. Plotting, mistaken identities, and...

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As You Like It
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As You Like It

William Shakespeare, Katherine Duncan-Jones

When Rosalind is banished by her uncle Duke Frederick, who has usurped her father's throne, she flees to the forest of Arden where her exiled father holds court. There, dressed as a boy to avoid discovery, she encounters the man...

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Macbeth
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Macbeth

William Shakespeare, Carol Rutter

Promised a golden future as ruler of Scotland by three sinister witches, and spurred on by his wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan to ensure his ambitions come true. But he soon learns the meaning of terror - killing once, he must...

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Henry V
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Henry V

William Shakespeare, Ann Kaegi

Young King Henry wages war on France. But, tainted by his father's crimes, and with enemies among his own men, he must confront the difficult responsibilities of kingship. But even with the battles won, the war is not yet over -...

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Henry IV Part One
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Henry IV Part One

William Shakespeare, Charles Edelman

Prince Hal, the son of King Henry IV, spends his time in idle pleasure with dissolute friends, among them the roguish Sir John Falstaff. But when the kingdom is threatened by the rebellious Earls of Northumberland and Worcester,...

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The Winter's Tale
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The Winter’s Tale

William Shakespeare, Paul Edmondson, Russ McDonald

Leontes, the jealous King of Sicily becomes convinced that his wife, Hermione is carrying the child of his best friend Polixenes. Imprisoned and put on trial, the Queen collapses when the King refuses to accept the divine...

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Measure for Measure
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Measure for Measure

William Shakespeare, Nicholas Arnold, Julia Briggs

In the Duke Vincentio's absence from Vienna, his strict deputy Angelo revives an ancient law forbidding sex outside marriage. The young Claudio, whose fiancee Juliet is pregnant, is condemned to death by the law. His sister...

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Richard II
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Richard II

William Shakespeare, Paul Edmondson

Banishing his cousin, Bolingbroke, King Richard II prevents a dispute from turning bloody. But Richard is an arrogant and despotic ruler, prone to tyranny and vanity, who listens only to his flatterers. As favour turns against him...

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The Merchant of Venice
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The Merchant of Venice

William Shakespeare, Peter Holland

Bassanio, a noble but impoverished Venetian, asks his friend the merchant Antonio for a loan to impress an heiress. Antonio agrees, but is forced to borrow the sum from a cynical Jewish moneylender, Shylock, who forces him into a...

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Othello
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Othello

William Shakespeare, Tom McAlindon

A popular soldier and newly married man, Othello seems to be in an enviable position. And yet, when his supposed friend Iago sows doubts in his mind about his wife Desdemona's fidelity, and his friend Cassio's true intentions, he...

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Much Ado About Nothing
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Much Ado About Nothing

William Shakespeare, Janette Dillon

Proud, vivacious Beatrice and a high-spirited rake Benedick both claim that they are determined never to marry. But when good-hearted mischief-maker Don Pedro tricks them into believing that each harbours secret feelings for the...

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King Lear
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King Lear

William Shakespeare, Kiernan Ryan

The ageing King Lear, tired of office, decides to split his kingdom between his three daughters, Goneril, Regan and Cordelia; but the decision to allot their share based on the love they express for him proves to be a terrible...

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Hamlet
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare, Paul Prescott, Alan Sinfield

Something is rotten in the state of Denmark. When young prince Hamlet is confronted by his fathers ghost on the battlements of Castle Elsinore, he is burdened with a terrible task: slay King Claudius, Hamlet's uncle, who the ghost...

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The Merry Wives of Windsor
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The Merry Wives of Windsor

William Shakespeare, Catherine Richardson, PhD

In need of money, the fat and foolish Falstaff devises a scheme to seduce two married women and steal their husbands' wealth. By talking to each other, however, the wives soon discover his plan and begin to plot their own...

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Twelfth Night
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Twelfth Night

William Shakespeare, Michael Dobson

Separated from her twin brother Sebastian after a shipwreck, Viola disguises herself as a boy to serve the Duke of Illyria. Wooing a countess on his behalf, she is stunned to find herself the object of his beloved's affections.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream
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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

William Shakespeare, Helen Hackett

Contains a general introduction to Shakespeare's life and Elizabethan theatre. This book provides a separate introduction to A Midsummer Night's Dream, a chronology, suggestions for further reading, an essay discussing performance...

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Henry VIII
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Henry VIII

William Shakespeare, Catherine M. S. Alexander

Conspiracies and intrigue are rife in the court of Henry VIII as the Duke of Buckingham is executed for treason, having been tricked by his enemy Cardinal Wolsey. And when the King falls in love with Anne Boleyn and decides to...

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Julius Caesar
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Julius Caesar

William Shakespeare, Martin Wiggins

When it seems that Julius Caesar may assume supreme power, a plot to destroy him is hatched by the senators Brutus and Cassius, who are determined to preserve the threatened Republic. But the different motives of the conspirators...

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Romeo and Juliet
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Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare, Adrian Poole

The city of Verona, torn apart by the violent feud between the families of Montague and Capulet, is a powder keg waiting to explode; the Prince of Verona, seeking to restore order, has declared any breach of the peace punishable...

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The Taming of the Shrew
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The Taming of the Shrew

William Shakespeare, M. J. Kidnie

The beautiful but sharp-tongued 'shrew' Katherina has sworn never to accept the demands of any would-be husband. Her younger sister Bianca, meanwhile, is forbidden to be married until Katherina finds a suitable match - much to the...

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The Taming of the Shrew: York Notes for A-level: everything you need to catch up, study and prepare for 2021 assessments and 2022 exams
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The Taming of the Shrew: York Notes for A-level: everything you need to catch up, study and prepare for 2021 assessments and 2022 exams

William Shakespeare, Rebecca Warren, Frances Gray

This updated edition is ideal to support students when studying and revising for the new A level English Literature exams.

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Is This a Dagger Which I See Before Me?
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Is This a Dagger Which I See Before Me?

William Shakespeare

Gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

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Macbeth
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Macbeth

William Shakespeare

HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics.

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Sonnets
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Sonnets

William Shakespeare, Alessandro Gallenzi

Presented here in an edition that makes them accessible to twentieth-century readers, these poems are worth returning to again and again.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream: The Pelican Shakespeare
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A Midsummer Night’s Dream: The Pelican Shakespeare

William Shakespeare, Stephen Orgel, A.R. Braunmuller

An annotated edition of Shakespeare's comedy in which young lovers enter a world of sprites and fairies, and an amateur play production entertains all; also includes essays on Shakespeare's theatrical world and his texts, and a...

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Julius Caesar: The Pelican Shakespeare
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Julius Caesar: The Pelican Shakespeare

William Shakespeare, Stephen Orgel, A.R. Braunmuller

This guide is aimed at students needing to understand literature with a minimum of fuss. It provides detailed commentary supplementing the text of the play, and includes background information on William Shakespeare and his time,...

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Much Ado About Nothing: The Pelican Shakespeare
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Much Ado About Nothing: The Pelican Shakespeare

William Shakespeare, Peter Holland, Stephen Orgel, Professor Stephen Orgel (Stanford University), A R Braunmuller

The repackaging of the acclaimed Pelican Shakespeare series continues with more dazzling new covers to excite Shakespearians of all ages

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The Merchant of Venice
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The Merchant of Venice

William Shakespeare, A. R. Braunmuller, Stephen Orgel

Critical commentary accompanies the story of Antonio, who risks his life to borrow money from his enemy, Shylock, and is saved by Portia, an heiress posing as a lawyer.

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Antony And Cleopatra: The Pelican Shakespeare
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Antony And Cleopatra: The Pelican Shakespeare

William Shakespeare, A.R. Braunmuller, Stephen Orgel, A R Braunmuller

The acclaimed Pelican Shakespeare series, now repackaged in award-winning modern covers to inspire Shakespearians of all ages.

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The Sonnets: The Pelican Shakespeare
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The Sonnets: The Pelican Shakespeare

William Shakespeare, John Hollander

The acclaimed Pelican Shakespeare series, now repackaged in award-winning modern covers to inspire Shakespearians of all ages.

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Much Ado about Nothing
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Much Ado about Nothing

William Shakespeare, Travis D. Williams (University of Rhode Island), F. H. Mares

This new edition of Much Ado about Nothing is supplemented by an updated introduction which analyses recent stage, television, film and critical interpretations of the play, and considers the play's special interest in language,...

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Shakespeare's Sonnets
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Shakespeare’s Sonnets

William Shakespeare

This edition features an attractive bonded-leather binding, distinctive gilt edging and decorative endpapers.

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Power: Vintage Minis
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Power: Vintage Minis

William Shakespeare

LITTLE BOOKS. A series of short books by the world's greatest writers on the experiences that make us human Also in the Vintage Minis series: Independence by Charlotte Bronte Injustice by Richard Wright Money by Yuval...

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Shakespeare's Sonnets
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Shakespeare’s Sonnets

William Shakespeare, Stanley Wells (Emeritus Professor of University of Birmingham and Honorary President of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust)

Shakespeare's Sonnets describe the poet's passionate friendship with a young man, his friend's seduction by the poet's own mistress, his friend's relationship with a rival poet, and Shakespeare's infatuation with the 'Dark Lady'. ...

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The Cambridge Shakespeare 9 Volume Paperback Set
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The Cambridge Shakespeare 9 Volume Paperback Set

William Shakespeare, William George Clark, William Aldis Wright

The Cambridge Shakespeare (1863-1866), is still valued for its careful editorial principles, attractive page design and elegant typography. The base text is the 1623 Folio, collated with the later Folios and Quartos. It includes a...

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