Mr William Shakespeare's Plays

Seven Plays

Author: Marcia Williams,William Shakespeare

Publisher: Walker

ISBN: 9781406323344


Page: 40

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Take your place in the Globe Theatre of Shakespeare's day to see seven of his best-loved plays in performance: Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, Julius Caesar, The Winter's Tale, and The Tempest are all vividly brought to life in this wondrously accessible comic-strip ver.

Titus Andronicus

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A



Page: 77

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Some Account of the Life &c. of Mr. William Shakespear

Author: Nicholas Rowe,Charles Nicholl

Publisher: Pallas Athene (UK)

ISBN: 9781843680567

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 79

View: 2454

"Republished to mark its tercentenary, this rare text is the first ever biography of Shakespeare"--P. 4 of cover.

Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies

A Facsimile of the First Folio, 1623

Author: Doug Moston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136769722

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 896

View: 7652

For the first time, a photographic facsimile of the First Folio of Shakespeare's plays is available in one affordable volume. Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies gives actors, directors, and anyone interested in Shakespeare access to the plays as Shakespeare envisioned them. In returning to the original text, actors and directors can find answers to the many problems they find preparing a play of Shakespeare. Included is the introduction to acting from the First Folio and its accompanying acting guide and glossary, making this the most valuable tool for all who love the Bard.

Bravo, Mr. William Shakespeare!

Author: Marcia Williams

Publisher: Walker

ISBN: 9781406323351

Category: Children's plays, English

Page: 40

View: 2012

Presents the stories of seven Shakespeare plays by including actual dialogue in the illustrations, summarizing the plots in picture captions, and showing the comments and actions of audience members on the sides and bottom of the pages.

Hear, Hear, Mr. Shakespeare

Story, Illustrations, and Selections from Shakespeare's Plays

Author: Bruce Koscielniak

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0395874955

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 3869

An introduction to Shakespeare finds the English poet and playwright approached by a merry troupe of players seeking a lively new play to perform for the queen.

Romeo and Juliet

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: British Library Board


Category: Drama

Page: 9

View: 4039

Shakespeare’s First Folio is a modern term applied by scholars to one of the world’s most famous books, Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies, the collected edition of Shakespeare’s plays—and one of the highlights of the British Library. Published in folio form seven years after the playwright’s death by Isaac Iaggard and Edward Blount, and overseen by Shakespeare’s fellow actors John Heminge and Henry Condell, the First Folio contains the text of thirty-six plays, half of which had not been previously published during the Bard’s lifetime. At last, readers had the plays as they were actually performed, “where before,” the editors wrote, “you were abused with diverse, stolen and surreptitious copies, maimed and deformed by the frauds and stealths of injurious imposters. . . .” Sold for one pound each at the time, this remarkable collection is invaluable to our understanding of the playwright and our conception of his canon. The British Library and the Globe Theatre in London have worked together to produce a series of affordable and beautifully reproduced facsimile editions of three individual plays from the book, A Midsummer Night's Dream, King Lear, and Romeo and Juliet. In addition to the text for each play, each title will include copies of the preliminary pages from the Folio—including the famous engraved portrait of Shakespeare by Martin Droeshout and an introduction to each individual work by Anthony James West. This exciting new series presents the authentic First Folio manuscripts in a collectible format, an eventful publication for the general reader and Shakespearean scholar alike.

Der Hofmann

Author: Baldassare Castiglione

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 8899

The Works of Mr. William Shakespear [sic]

Author: William Shakespeare,Charles Gildon

Publisher: Pickering & Chatto Publishers



Page: 3968

View: 9317

In the last few years interest in eighteenth–century editions of Shakespeare has grown extremely rapidly. Some of the most exciting recent Shakespeare criticism has been about the work of Rowe and his successors. In 1807 the first of the major editions of Shakespeare's works was published by Jacob Tonsen, edited by the dramatist Nicholas Rowe. This edition presents that text and also includes Shakespeare's poems, edited by Gildon in 1710. For the first time in a collected edition the language of Shakespeare's plays was systematically modernized and repunctuated. Rowe was the first to include lists of the characters for every play, the first to divide all the plays into acts and scenes, the first to mark the location of each scene.

Shakespeare in Children's Literature

Gender and Cultural Capital

Author: Erica Hateley

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415888883

Category: Drama

Page: 218

View: 6792

Shakespeare in Children's Literature looks at the genre of Shakespeare-for-children, considering both adaptations of his plays and children's novels in which he appears as a character. Drawing on feminist theory and sociology, Hateley demonstrates how Shakespeare for children utilizes the ongoing cultural capital of "Shakespeare," and the pedagogical aspects of children's literature, to perpetuate anachronistic forms of identity and authority.

Shakespeare's Dramatic Genres

Author: Lawrence Danson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198711728

Category: Drama

Page: 160

View: 3553

'Oxford University Press offer a mix of engagingly written introductions to a variety of Topics intended largely for undergraduates. Each author has clearly been reading and listening to the most recent scholarship, but they wear their learning lightly.' -Ruth Morse, Times Literary SupplementOxford Shakespeare Topics (General Editors Peter Holland and Stanley Wells) provide students, teachers, and interested readers with short books on important aspects of Shakespeare criticism and scholarship, including some general anthologies relating to Shakespeare. Students of Shakespeare cannot avoid questions of genre, or literary kinds. Often they are the reason why smart people fail to agree on basic interpretative issues. Danson's lively guide to the kinds of Shakespearian drama provides a history of genre-theory in Shakespeare's day, an overview of the genres on the Elizabethan stage, and a provocative look at the full range of Shakespeare's comedies, histories, and tragedies

The Apocryphal William Shakespeare

Book One of A 'Third Way' Shakespeare Authorship Scenario

Author: Sabrina Feldman

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 1457507218

Category: Drama

Page: 376

View: 9756

Sabrina Feldman manages the Planetary Science Instrument Development Office at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Born and raised in Riverside, California, she attended college and graduate school at the University of California at Berkeley, where she enjoyed the wonderful performances of the Berkeley Shakespeare Company, studied Shakespeare's works for a semester with Professor Stephen Booth, and received a Ph.D. in experimental physics in 1996. She has worked on many different instrument development projects for NASA, and is the former deputy director of JPL's Center for Life Detection. Her scientific training, combined with a lifelong love of literature and all things Shakespearean, gives her a unique perspective on the Shakespeare authorship mystery. Dr. Feldman lives in Pasadena, California with her husband and two children. This is her first book. If William Shakespeare wrote the Bard's works... Who wrote the Shakespeare Apocrypha? During his lifetime and for many years afterwards, William Shakespeare was credited with writing not only the Bard's canonical works, but also a series of 'apocryphal' Shakespeare plays. Stylistic threads linking these lesser works suggest they shared a common author or co-author who wrote in a coarse, breezy style, and created very funny clown scenes. He was also prone to pilfering lines from other dramatists, consistent with Robert Greene's 1592 attack on William Shakespeare as an "upstart crow." The anomalous existence of two bodies of work exhibiting distinct poetic voices printed under one man's name suggests a fascinating possibility. Could William Shakespeare have written the apocryphal plays while serving as a front man for the 'poet in purple robes, ' a hidden court poet who was much admired by a literary coterie in the 1590s? And could the 'poet in purple robes' have been the great poet and statesman Thomas Sackville (1536-1608), a previously overlooked authorship candidate who is an excellent fit to the Shakespearean glass slipper? Both of these scenarios are well supported by literary and historical records, many of which have not been previously considered in the context of the Shakespeare authorship debate.


Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 147678843X

Category: Drama

Page: 400

View: 2351

Hamlet is Shakespeare’s most popular, and most puzzling, play. It follows the form of a “revenge tragedy,” in which the hero, Hamlet, seeks vengeance against his father’s murderer, his uncle Claudius, now the king of Denmark. Much of its fascination, however, lies in its uncertainties. Among them: What is the Ghost—Hamlet’s father demanding justice, a tempting demon, an angelic messenger? Does Hamlet go mad, or merely pretend to? Once he is sure that Claudius is a murderer, why does he not act? Was his mother, Gertrude, unfaithful to her husband or complicit in his murder? The authoritative edition of Hamlet from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers, includes: -The exact text of the printed book for easy cross-reference -Hundreds of hypertext links for instant navigation -Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play -Newly revised explanatory notes conveniently linked to the text of the play -Scene-by-scene plot summaries -A key to the play’s famous lines and phrases -An introduction to reading Shakespeare’s language -An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play -Fresh images from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s vast holdings of rare books -An annotated guide to further reading Essay by Michael Neill 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

Shakespeare's Companies

William Shakespeare's Early Career and the Acting Companies, 1577–1594

Author: Mr Terence G Schoone-Jongen

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409475131

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

View: 2659

Focusing on a period (c.1577-1594) that is often neglected in Elizabethan theater histories, this study considers Shakespeare's involvement with the various London acting companies before his membership in the Lord Chamberlain's Men in 1594. Locating Shakespeare in the confusing records of the early London theater scene has long been one of the many unresolved problems in Shakespeare studies and is a key issue in theatre history, Shakespeare biography, and historiography. The aim in this book is to explain, analyze, and assess the competing claims about Shakespeare's pre-1594 acting company affiliations. Schoone-Jongen does not demonstrate that one particular claim is correct but provides a possible framework for Shakespeare's activities in the 1570s and 1580s, an overview of both London and provincial playing, and then offers a detailed analysis of the historical plausibility and probability of the warring claims made by biographers, ranging from the earliest sixteenth-century references to contemporary arguments. Full chapters are devoted to four specific acting companies, their activities, and a summary and critique of the arguments for Shakespeare's involvement in them (The Queen's Men, Strange's Men, Pembroke's Men, and Sussex's Men), a further chapter is dedicated to the proposition Shakespeare's first theatrical involvement was in a recusant Lancashire household, and a final chapter focuses on arguments for Shakespeare's membership in a half dozen other companies (most prominently Leicester's Men). Shakespeare's Companies simultaneously opens up twenty years of theatrical activity to inquiry and investigation while providing a critique of Shakespearean biographers and their historical methodologies.

Julius Cäsar (Zweisprachige Ausgabe: Deutsch-Englisch)

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 8027214734

Category: Drama

Page: 318

View: 3374

"Julius Caesar" ist eine 1599 entstandene Tragödie von William Shakespeare, der die historische Person Gaius Iulius Caesar zugrunde liegt. - Written around 1599, Julius Caesar is a tragedy by William Shakespeare. The play is based on historical events surrounding the conspiracy against the ancient Roman leader Julius Caesar (c.100-44B.C.) and the civil war that followed his death. - William Shakespeare (1564-1616) war ein englischer Dramatiker, Lyriker und Schauspieler. Seine Komödien und Tragödien gehören zu den bedeutendsten und am meisten aufgeführten und verfilmten Bühnenstücken der Weltliteratur. - William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.