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The Winter's Tale (Wordsworth Classics)

By: William Shakespeare

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Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd: 1998

Seller ID: 9781853262357

ISBN: 1853262358

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Wordsworth Editions Ltd. New. Wordsworth Press, Paperback, 2004, Book Condition: New, Edited, introduced and annotated by Cedric Watts, Research Professor of English, University of Sussex The Winter's Tale, one of Shakespeare's later romantic comedies, offers a striking and challenging mixture of tragic and violent events, lyrical love-speeches, farcical comedy, pastoral song and dance, and, eventually, dramatic revelations and reunions. Thematically, there is a rich orchestration of the contrasts between age and youth, corruption and innocence, decline and regeneration. Both Leontes' murderou... View more info

Henry IV: Parts 1 and 2 (Wordsworth Classics)

By: William Shakespeare

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Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd: 2013

Seller ID: 9781840227215

ISBN: 1840227214

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Wordsworth Editions Ltd. New. Wordsworth Press, Paperback, 2013, Book Condition: New, In Henry IV, Part 1, the King is in a doubly ironic position. His rebellion against Richard II was successful, but now he himself is beset by rebels, led by the charismatic Harry Hotspur. The King's son, Prince Hal, seems to be more concerned with the pleasures of the tavern world and the company of the fat rogue, Falstaff, than with concerns of state. Eventually, however, Hal proves a courageous foe of the rebels. This history play is lively in its interplay of political intrigue and boisterous comedy, subtl... View more info

Poems & Sonnets of William Shakespeare

By: William Shakespeare

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Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd: 1998

Seller ID: 9781853264160

ISBN: 1853264164

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Wordsworth Editions Ltd. New. Lb May & Assoc Inc 1998 Paperback. Book Condition: New . 1998. TRADE PAPERBACK. View more info

Romeo and Juliet (Wordsworth Classics)

By: William Shakespeare

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Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd: 2000

Seller ID: 9781840224337

ISBN: 1840224339

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Wordsworth Editions Ltd. New. Edited, introduced and annotated by Cedric Watts, Professor of English Literature, University of Sussex Love, sex and death are the components of Shakespeare's classic story of the love of two young people which reaches across the barriers of family and convention. It encompasses great love, high drama, low comedy and a tragic ending. Romeo and Juliet is a pure tragedy of youth told in verse that is both youthful and intense. The loveliness and the music of the poetry make believable the otherwise commonplace afflictions of blighted love. . 2000. TRADE PAPERBACK. View more info

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Julius Caesar (Wordsworth Classics)

By: William Shakespeare

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Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd: 0

Seller ID: 9781853260223

ISBN: 1853260223

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Wordsworth Editions Ltd. New. Edited, introduced and annotated by Cedric Watts, research Professor of English, University of Sussex Julius Caesar is among the best of Shakespeare's historical and political plays. Dealing with events surrounding the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 B.C., the drama vividly illustrates the ways in which power and corruption are linked. The cry 'Peace, freedom and liberty!' is used to exculpate brutal realities, while personal ambitions taint public actions. Rich in characterisation and replete with eloquent rhetoric, Julius Caesar remains engrossing and topic... View more info

Richard III

By: William Shakespeare

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Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd: 2015

Seller ID: 9781840225907

ISBN: 1840225904

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The Tempest (Wordsworth Classics)

By: William Shakespeare

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Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd: 1998

Seller ID: 9781853262036

ISBN: 185326203X

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Wordsworth Editions Ltd. New. Edited, introduced and annotated by Cedric Watts, Research Professor of English, University of Sussex The Tempest is the most lyrical, profound and fascinating of Shakespeare's late comedies. Prospero, long exiled from Italy with his daughter Miranda, seeks to use his magical powers to defeat his former enemies. Eventually, having proved merciful, he divests himself of that magic, his 'art', and prepares to return to the mainland. The Tempest has often been regarded as Shakespeare's 'farewell to the stage' before his retirement. . 1998. TRADE PAPERBACK. View more info

Macbeth (Wordsworth Classics)

By: William Shakespeare

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Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd: 1997

Seller ID: 9781853260353

ISBN: 1853260355

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Wordsworth Editions Ltd. New. Introduction and Notes by Cedric Watts, Professor of English Literature, University of Sussex Macbeth is one of Shakespeare's four great tragedies, encompassing witchcraft, bloody murder, ghostly apparitions as well as high poetry, blended in such a way as to demonstrate the assured dramatic touch of Shakespeare's maturity. Macbeth's tragedy is that of a good, brave and honourable man turned into the personification of evil by the workings of unreasonable ambition. It was a lesson lost on King James I & VI, for whom the play was written. . 1997. TRADE PAPERBACK. View more info

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Hamlet (Wordsworth Classics)

By: William Shakespeare

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Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd: 1997

Seller ID: 9781853260094

ISBN: 1853260096

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Wordsworth Editions Ltd. New. Edited, Introduced and Annotated by Cedric Watts, Professor of English Literature, University of Sussex Hamlet is not only one of Shakespeare's greatest plays, but also the most fascinatingly problematical tragedy in world literature. First performed around 1600, this a gripping and exuberant drama of revenge, rich in contrasts and conflicts. Its violence alternates with introspection, its melancholy with humour, and its subtlety with spectacle. The Prince, Hamlet himself, is depicted as a complex, divided, introspective character. His reflections on death, morali... View more info

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King Lear (Wordsworth Classics)

By: William Shakespeare

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Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd: 1997

Seller ID: 9781853260957

ISBN: 1853260959

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Wordsworth Editions Ltd. New. Edited, introduced and annotated by Cedric Watts, Research Professor of English, University of Sussex King Lear has been widely acclaimed as Shakespeare's most powerful tragedy. Elemental and passionate, it encompasses the horrific and the heart-rending. Love and hate, loyalty and treachery, cruelty and self-sacrifice: all these contend in a tempestuous drama which has become an enduring classic of the world's literature. . 1997. TRADE PAPERBACK. View more info

Measure For Measure (Wordsworth Classics)

By: William Shakespeare

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Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd: 1999

Seller ID: 9781853262517

ISBN: 185326251X

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Wordsworth Editions Ltd. New. Edited, introduced and annotated by Cedric Watts, Research Professor of English, University of Sussex In the hope of saving her brother's life, should a woman submit to rape? Should the law be respected when its administrator is corrupt? How powerful in the state should religion become? Although Measure for Measure ends like a comedy, with reconciliations, forgiveness and marriages, it has often been regarded as one of Shakespeare's problem plays. The drama shows the difficulty of effecting an appropriate balance between judicial severity and mercy, between sexual... View more info

The Merchant of Venice (Wordsworth Classics)

By: William Shakespeare

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Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd: 1997

Seller ID: 9781840224313

ISBN: 1840224312

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Wordsworth Editions Ltd. New. Edited, introduced and annotated by Cedric Watts, Professor of English Literature, University of Sussex The Merchant of Venice is one of Shakespeare's most popular comedies, but it remains deeply controversial. The text may well seem anti-Semitic; yet repeatedly, in performance, it has revealed a contrasting nature. Shylock, though vanquished in the law-court, often triumphs in the theatre. He is a character so intense that he can dominate the play, challenging abrasively its romantic and lyrical affirmations. . 1997. TRADE PAPERBACK. View more info

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The Complete Works of Shakespeare (4th Edition)

By: William Shakespeare

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Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd: 1997

Seller ID: 9781840225570

ISBN: 1840225572

Condition: New


Wordsworth Editions Ltd. New. Wordsworth Editions Ltd, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. William Shakespeare (1564-1616) is acknowledged as the greatest dramatist of all time. He excels in plot, poetry and wit, and his talent encompasses the great tragedies of Hamlet, King Lear, Othello and Macbeth as well as the moving history plays and the comedies such as A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Taming of the Shrew and As You Like It with their magical combination of humour, ribaldry and tenderness. This volume presents all the plays in chronological order in which they were written. It also incl... View more info

Great Comedies and Tragedies a Midsummer Night's Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, as You Like It, Twel

By: William Shakespeare

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Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd: 2005

Seller ID: 9781840221459

ISBN: 1840221453

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Wordsworth Editions Ltd. New. Wordsworth Editions, Limited 2005 Paperback. Book Condition: New . 2005. TRADE PAPERBACK. View more info

Much Ado About Nothing (Wordsworth Classics)

By: William Shakespeare

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Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd: 0

Seller ID: 9781853262548

ISBN: 1853262544

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Wordsworth Editions Ltd. New. Edited, introduced and annotated by Cedric Watts, Research Professor of English, University of Sussex Much Ado About Nothing has long been celebrated as one of Shakespeare's most popular comedies. The central relationship, between Benedick and Beatrice, is wittily combative until love prevails. Broader comedy is provided by Dogberry, Verges and the watchmen. The drama ranges between the destructively sinister and the lyrically romantic, giving the whole a complex and sometimes problematic character. . 0. TRADE PAPERBACK. View more info

A Midsummer Night's Dream (Wordsworth Classics)

By: William Shakespeare

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Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd: 1998

Seller ID: 9781853260308

ISBN: 1853260304

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Wordsworth Editions Ltd. New. Edited, Introduced and Annotated by Cedric Watts, Professor of English Literature, University of Sussex Its lyricism, comedy (both broad and subtle) and magical transformations have long made A Midsummer Night s Dream one of the most popular of Shakespeare's works. The supernatural and the mundane, the illusory and the substantial, are all shimmeringly blended. Love is treated as tragic, poignant, absurd and farcical. 'Lord, what fools these mortals be!', jeers Robin Goodfellow; but the joke may be on him and on his master Oberon when Bottom the weaver, his head t... View more info

Taming of the Shrew (Wordsworth Classics)

By: William Shakespeare

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Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd: 1999

Seller ID: 9781853260797

ISBN: 1853260797

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Wordsworth Editions Ltd. New. Edited, introduced and annotated by Cedric Watts, Research Professor of English Literature, University of Sussex. The Wordsworth Classics' Shakespeare's Series presents a newly-edited sequence of William Shakespeare's works. The textual editing takes account of recent scholarship while giving the material a careful reappraisal. The Taming of the Shrew is one of the most famous and controversial of Shakespeare's comedies. The central relationship, in which Petruchio boisterously "tames" a rebellious Kate, has often appeared problematic. In the thea... View more info

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Romeo And Juliet (No Fear Shakespeare)

By: William Shakespeare

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Publisher: 2003

Seller ID: 9781586638450

ISBN: 1586638459

Condition: Used; Good


Used; Good. This edition of Romeo and Juliet is part of the groundbreaking Cambridge School Shakespeare series established by Rex Gibson. Remaining faithful to the series' active approach it treats the play as a script to be acted, explored and enjoyed. As well as the complete script of the play, you will find a variety of classroom-tested activities, an eight-page colour section and a selection of notes including information on characters, performance, history and language. . 2003. TRADE PAPERBACK. View more info

Othello (Wordsworth Classics)

By: William Shakespeare

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Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd: 1997

Seller ID: 9781853260186

ISBN: 1853260185

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Wordsworth Editions Ltd. New. Edited, Introduced and Annotated by Cedric Watts, Professor of English Literature, University of Sussex This is an intense drama of love, deception, jealousy and destruction. Desdemona's love for Othello, the Moor, transcends racial prejudice; but the envious Iago conspires to devastate their lives. In its vivid rendering of racism, sexism, contested identities, and the savagery lurking within civilisation, Othello is arguably the most topical and accessible tragedy from Shakespeare's major phase as a dramatist. . 1997. TRADE PAPERBACK. View more info

Henry V (Wordsworth Classics)

By: William Shakespeare

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Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd: 0

Seller ID: 9781840224214

ISBN: 1840224215

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Wordsworth Editions Ltd. New. Edited, introduced and annotated by Cedric Watts, Professor of English Literature, University of Sussex Henry V is the most famous and influential of Shakespeare's history plays. Its powerful patriotic rhetoric has resounded down the ages, gaining eloquent expression in Laurence Olivier's renowned film. Henry himself, astute and charismatic, who led his 'band of brothers' to victory in the Battle of Agincourt, could indeed seem to be 'this star of England'. In recent decades the play has attracted increasing critical attention and is now highly controversial. Kenn... View more info