The Tragedy of King Richard III

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Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192839930

Category: Drama

Page: 414

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Richard III is one of Shakespeare's most popular plays on the stage and has been adapted successfully for film. This new and innovative edition recognizes the play's pre-eminence as a performance work: a perspective that informs every aspect of the editing. Challenging traditional practice, the text is based on the 1597 Quarto which, it is argued, brings us closest to the play as it would have been staged in Shakespeare's theatre. The introduction, which is illustrated, explores the long performance history from Shakespeare's time to the present. Its critical engagement with the play responds to recent historicist and gender-based approaches. The commentary gives detailed explication of matters of language, staging, text, and historical and cultural contexts, providing coverage that is both carefully balanced and alert to nuance of meaning. Documentation of the extensive textual variants is organized for maximum clarity: the readings of the Folio and the Quarto are presented inseparate banks, and more specialist information is given at the back of the book. Appendices also include selected passages from the main source and a special index of actors and other theatrical personnel.

Coriolanus

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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.

The Oxford Shakespeare: Richard II

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Author: William Shakespeare,Anthony B. Dawson,Paul Yachnin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019960228X

Category: Drama

Page: 297

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Shakespeare plays, texts.

The Oxford Shakespeare: Henry IV, Part Two

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Author: William Shakespeare,René Weis

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198123644

Category: Drama

Page: 287

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This new edition of one of Shakespeare's greatest history plays offers a freshly considered text fully alert to its intense theatrical aspects. A helpful Introduction discusses the play's structure, language, and performance history, and the notes provide an illuminating commentary on details of the text.

The Oxford Shakespeare

Richard II

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Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198186428

Category: Drama

Page: 297

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Deftly combining history and tragedy, Shakespeare's tale of bad government and usurpation had great political immediacy for its first audiences. This version of the text is based on the early quartos and first Folio of 1623. It is complemented by an introduction that places the play in its own time, thorough textual notes, and full commentary.

The Oxford Shakespeare: Hamlet

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Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780199535811

Category: Drama

Page: 416

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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 illuminating and original introduction explains the process by which variant texts were fused together in the eighteenth century to create the most commonly used text of today. Drawing on both critical and theatrical history, he shows how this fusion makes Hamlet seem a much more `problematic' play than it was when it originally appeared in the First Folio of 1623. The Oxford Shakespeare edition presents a radically new text, based on that First Folio, which printed Shakespeare's own revision of an earlier version. The result is a `theatrical' and highly practical edition for students and performers alike.

The Oxford Shakespeare: Henry VI Part Three

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Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780199537112

Category: Drama

Page: 416

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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 and the introduction and commentary focus on stage-oriented discussions of the play's meaning and reception.

The New Oxford Shakespeare

The Complete Works

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Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199591156

Category: English drama

Page: 3382

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The Complete Works: Modern Critical Edition is part of the landmark New Oxford Shakespeare--an entirely new consideration of all of Shakespeare's works, edited afresh from all the surviving original versions of his work, and drawing on the latest literary, textual, and theatrical scholarship. In one attractive volume, the Modern Critical Edition gives today's students and playgoers the very best resources they need to understand and enjoy all Shakespeare's works. The authoritative text is accompanied by extensive explanatory and performance notes, and innovative introductory materialswhich lead the reader into exploring questions about interpretation, textual variants, literary criticism, and performance, for themselves.The Modern Critical Edition presents the plays and poetry in the order in which Shakespeare wrote them, so that readers can follow the development of his imagination, his engagement with a rapidly evolving culture and theatre, and his relationship to his literary contemporaries.The New Oxford Shakespeare consists of four interconnected publications: the Modern Critical Edition (with modern spelling), the Critical Reference Edition (with original spelling), a companion volume on Authorship, and an online version integrating all of this material on OUP's high-poweredscholarly editions platform. Together, they provide the perfect resource for the future of Shakespeare studies.

King Richard III

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Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775412113

Category: Drama

Page: 271

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Richard III belongs to Shakespeare's folio of King Richard plays, and is the longest of his plays after Hamlet. It is classified variously as a tragedy and a history, showing the reign of Richard III in an unflattering light. The play's length springs in part from its reference to the other Richard plays, with which Shakespeare assumed his audience would be familiar. These references and characters are often edited out to create an abridged version when the play is performed for modern audiences.

King Lear

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Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Aging parents

Page: 58

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The Gospels

Authorized King James Version

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Author: W.R. Owens

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199541175

Category: Bibles

Page: 281

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This unique edition of the Gospels presents the Authorized King James text in modernized spelling with invaluable Introduction and Notes, which provide historical and critical context, highlighting how each Gospel offers its own distinctive and memorable portrait of Jesus.

The Life of King Henry the Fifth

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Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1625589980

Category: Drama

Page: 85

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Henry V is a history play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in approximately 1599. It tells the story of King Henry V of England, focusing on events immediately before and after the Battle of Agincourt (1415) during the Hundred Years' War. In the First Quarto text, it was entitled The Cronicle History of Henry the fift, which became The Life of Henry the Fifth in the First Folio text.

Cymbeline

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Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 180

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Comedy of Errors

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Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Miniature books

Page: 249

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Love's labour's lost

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Author: William Shakespeare,George Richard Hibbard

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 263

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Love's Labour's Lost, now recognized as one of the most delightful and stageworthy of Shakespeare's comedies, came into its own both on the stage and in critical esteem only during the 1930s and 1940s--after nearly three hundred years of neglect by the theater and misuse by critics. In this new critical edition, Hibbard pays particular attention to this process of rehabilitation. Based on the quarto of 1598, and drawing on recent scholarly analysis, he proposes that the quarto goes way back, probably by way of a "lost" quarto, to an authorial manuscript representing the play in a state prior to "fair copy." He offers numerous new readings of difficult and disputed passages, and a helpful commentary to the play's scintillating language.

Shakespeare's Edward III

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Author: Eric Sams

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300066265

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 242

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Argues the case for naming Shakespeare as the author of "Edward III," and presents the text of the play with an introduction and notes

More's History of King Richard III.

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Author: John Morton (Abp. of Canterbury and Cardinal),Saint Thomas More

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: 218

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