Below is a list of 15 the books by this author.
The Signet Classics edition of William Shakespeare’s incomparable tragic play. “To be, or not to be: that is the question” The... [Read More]
The Signet Classics edition of William Shakespeare’s incomparable tragic play. “To be, or not to be: that is the question” There is arguably no work of fiction quoted as often as William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. This haunting tragedy of a troubled Danish prince devoted to avenging his father’s death has captivated audiences for centuries. This revised Signet Classics edition includes unique features such as: • An overview of Shakespeare’s life, world, and theater • A special introduction to the play by the editor, Sylvan Barnet • Sources from which Shakespeare derived Hamlet • Dramatic criticism from Samuel Taylor Coleridge, A. C. Bradley, Maynard Mack, and others • A comprehensive stage and screen history of notable actors, directors, and productions • Text, notes, and commentaries printed in the clearest, most readable text • And more…
Harcourt Shakespeare provides an integrated language arts approach. In selecting and completing individual activities, students discover opportunities... [Read More]
Harcourt Shakespeare provides an integrated language arts approach. In selecting and completing individual activities, students discover opportunities to: Develop their skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening and viewing Discuss and/or write about their feelings and responses to characters, situations and concepts Keep personal journals Complete independent learning projects Create director logs Improvise, role-play or dramatize scene segments Make video recordings
Enjoy an enduringly popular classic story in a colorful graphic edition. Abridged for fast-paced reading, this book features illustrations that vividl... [Read More]
Enjoy an enduringly popular classic story in a colorful graphic edition. Abridged for fast-paced reading, this book features illustrations that vividly tell the tale. Something is rotten in the state of Denmark. A new king is on the throne--and the ghost of the old king walks the battlements at night, demanding revenge. Hamlet, the old king's son, ought to avenge him--but can he find the courage to do what must be done? Shakespeare's great tragedy of guilt and revenge is vividly retold in graphic novel format.
Henry VI, Part 2 presents a kind of story that was popular before Shakespeare began writing, tracing the fall of powerful individuals to their untimel... [Read More]
Henry VI, Part 2 presents a kind of story that was popular before Shakespeare began writing, tracing the fall of powerful individuals to their untimely deaths. The first to go is the Duke of Gloucester, Lord Protector of England and the most powerful man in the kingdom, who is murdered after his wife goes into exile. Next to meet a bad end is the Duke of Suffolk, the queen’s lover, who rules England through her. After Suffolk conspires with the cardinal of Winchester to kill Gloucester, he is banished and assassinated. The cardinal dies raving of his own guilt. Ultimately, the king’s weakness lies behind these events. Preferring spiritual contemplation, he has left others to contend for power. Now his liberty is at risk as Jack Cade, and then the Duke of York, rise against him. The play leaves us in suspense about Henry’s fate by ending with the start of the Wars of the Roses—a conflict setting the white rose of the Duke of York against the red rose of King Henry, of the House of Lancaster. The authoritative edition of Henry VI, Part 2 from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers, includes: -Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play -Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing 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 Nina Levine 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 Folger.edu.
Graphic Shakespeare brings all of the action to vivid life while retaining every word of the original play. Shakespeare has been called the greatest w... [Read More]
Graphic Shakespeare brings all of the action to vivid life while retaining every word of the original play. Shakespeare has been called the greatest writer in the English language-but his language and settings can seem remote and forbidding. Welcome to Black Dog's Graphic Shakespeare Library, where each play comes to life in a new way, panel after illustrated panel. King Lear is a story of kingship, honor, and bloody revenge. King Lear is illustrated in full color by Ian Pollack and includes a synopsis of the play, and an illustrated character list. It's a marvelous way to experience Shakespeare for the first time-or the tenth-and is sure to be attractive to students and theatre fans alike.
"Helena loves Demetrius, Demetrius loves Hermia, and Hermia and Lysander love each other and want to marry-but her father says no. How true it is that... [Read More]
"Helena loves Demetrius, Demetrius loves Hermia, and Hermia and Lysander love each other and want to marry-but her father says no. How true it is that "the course of true love never did run smooth." Four foolish mortals, as well as for a quarreling fairy king and queen, star in Shakespeare's enchanting comedy of misbegotten lovers"--
Oxford School Shakespeare is an acclaimed edition especially designed for students, with accessible on-page notes and explanatory illustrations, clear... [Read More]
Oxford School Shakespeare is an acclaimed edition especially designed for students, with accessible on-page notes and explanatory illustrations, clear background information, and rigorous but accessible scholarly credentials. In this edition of Romeo and Juliet, illustrations have been extended and updated; the preliminary notes have been expanded; reading lists have been updated, and include websites; and the classroom notes have been brought in line with recent practice. Romeo and Juliet is a set text for 11-14 year olds in England and remains one of the most accessible and popular of Shakespeare's plays for secondary students the world over.
This innovative edition offers modernized texts not only of the 1599 quarto but also of the short, or 'bad', quarto of 1597, regarding each as witness... [Read More]
This innovative edition offers modernized texts not only of the 1599 quarto but also of the short, or 'bad', quarto of 1597, regarding each as witness to a 'mobile text' which changed in composition as Shakespeare wrote it and which has continued to evolve throughout its richly varied history, both in the theatre and in film, television, opera, and ballet. The more familiar 1599 text is accompanied by a detailed explanatory commentary. The Introduction traces the Romeo and Juliet narrative from its origins in myth through its adaptation in the novella, and shows how Shakespeare's transmutation of the story reflects contemporary concerns with love, death, adolescence, and patriarchism. * A major new edition of one of Shakespeare's best loved and most frequently performed and studied plays. * Provides clear and comprehensive annotation for the student. * Unlike all other available editions of the play, this edition offers the Q1 text, the so-called bad quarto in full as well as the familiar Q2 text. * illustrated with scenes from film as well as stage versions from different eras. Source: https://global.oup.com/ukhe/product/romeo-and-juliet-the-oxford-shakespeare-9780199535897
A story of ill-fated lovers whose untimely deaths unite two feuding families, Romeo and Juliet has become the archetype of young love destined to meet... [Read More]
A story of ill-fated lovers whose untimely deaths unite two feuding families, Romeo and Juliet has become the archetype of young love destined to meet a tragic end. The hatred between the House of the Capulets and the House of the Montagues is well known in Verona. Yet love blossoms between Romeo and Juliet. A brawl between the kinsmen of the Houses leads to Romeo's exile, and from then on it is a series of misjudgments and chance - of time, place, and event that inexorably play out the lovers' doom. One of the most popular of Shakespeare's plays, and one of his most performed, Romeo and Juliet is an enduring love story of emblematic proportions. Campfire's adaptation seeks to bring this iconic work of Shakespeare to young readers in a language that is simple yet Shakespearean, and art that movingly recreates a tragic romance of 16th-century feudal Italy.
The Tempest is one of Shakespeare's most popular plays, both in the classroom and in the theatre, and this revision brings the Arden 3 edition right u... [Read More]
The Tempest is one of Shakespeare's most popular plays, both in the classroom and in the theatre, and this revision brings the Arden 3 edition right up-to-date. A completely new section of the introduction discusses new thinking about Shakespeare's sources for the play and examines his treatment of colonial themes, as well as covering key productions since this edition was first published in 1999. Most importantly it looks at Julie Taymor's ground-breaking 2010 film starring Helen Mirren as "Prospera." Alden and Virginia Vaughan's edition of The Tempest is much valued for its authority and originality and their revision brings it up-to-date, making it even more relevant and useful to students and theatre practitioners. Source: https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/the-tempest-9781408133477/
Retold for a picture book audience, the Bard's mischievous take on love run amok in fairyland meets its match in luminous illustrations by Jane Ray. I... [Read More]
Retold for a picture book audience, the Bard's mischievous take on love run amok in fairyland meets its match in luminous illustrations by Jane Ray. If we shadows have offended, Think but this, and all is mended, That you have but slumber'd here . . . There's trouble in the Fairy Kingdom. King Oberon wants to teach Titania, his proud wife, a lesson. Things heat up when four young nobles arrive in the enchanted forest from Athens. They're all in love--but with the wrong person. It's up to Puck, a playful sprite who isn't above a bit of mischief after dark, to do his master's bidding, trick Queen Titania, and dial down the drama among foolish lovers. With a certain potion at his disposal, what could go wrong? Retold from Puck's point of view in simple, accessible language, peppered with quotes from Shakespeare's original play, and brought to life in Jane Ray's lush, moonlit illustrations, this introduction to the Bard's most enchanting comedy hints at the richness of his work while being a lovely keepsake edition in its own right.