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Classical Monologues: From Aeschylus to Bernard Shaw : Younger Mens Roles
Classical Monologues
From Aeschylus to Bernard Shaw : Younger Mens Roles
Paperback      ISBN: 1557835756
Contains over 250 monologues that cover over two thousand years of theatrical history.
Hamlet
Hamlet
Paperback      ISBN: 0812036387
Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, discusses the author and the theater of his time, and provides quizzes and other study activities
Shakescenes: Shakespeare for Two
Shakescenes
Shakespeare for Two
Paperback      ISBN: 1557830495
35 scenes from Shakespeare are presented in newly-edited texts, with notes which clarify meanings, topical references, puns, ambiguities, etc. A brief description of characters and situation prefaces each scene, and is followed by a commentary which discusses its major acting challenges and opportunities. Each scene has been chosen for its independent life requiring only the simplest of stage properties and the barest of spaces.
A Midsummer Night's Dream
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Paperback      ISBN: 1557832935
If there has ever been a groundbreaking edition that likewise returns the reader to the original Shakespeare text, it will be THE APPLAUSE FOLIO TEXTS. If there has ever been an accessible version of the Folio, it is this edition, set for the first time in modern fonts. The Folio is the source of all other editions. The Folio text forces us to re-examine the assumptions and prejudices which have encumbered over four hundred years of scholarship and performance. Notes refer the reader to subsequent editorial interventions, and offer the reader a multiplicity of interpretations. Notes also advise the reader on variations between Folios and Quartos. Prepared and annotated by Neil Freeman, Head, Graduate Directing Program, University of British Columbia.
Soliloquy!  the Shakespeare Monologues
Soliloquy! the Shakespeare Monologues
Paperback      ISBN: 0936839783
Your one-stop classical workshop! At last, over 175 of Shakespeare's finest and most performable monologues taken from all thirty-seven plays are here in two easy-to-use volumes (Men and Women). Selections travel the entire spectrum of the great dramatist's vision, from comedies, wit and romances, to tragedies, pathos and histories. Soliloquy! is an excellent and comprehensive collection of Shakespeare's speeches. Not only are the monologues wide-ranging and varied, but they are superbly annotated. Each volume is prefaced by an informative and reassuring introduction, which explains the signals and signposts by which Shakespeare helps the actor on his journey through the text. It includes a very good explanation of blank verse, with excellent examples of irregularities which are specifically related to character and acting intentions. These two books are a must for any actor in search of a 'classical' audition piece.'- Elizabeth Smith, Voice Director, Juilliard
Henry IV
Henry IV
Paperback      ISBN: 0451527119
A revised, annotated edition of one of Shakespeare's most-loved history plays includes an introduction, excerpts from the Bard's sources, selections of dramatic criticism past and present, and a history of the play on stage and screen. Reprint.
Shakespeare Alive
Shakespeare Alive
Paperback      ISBN: 0553270818
Brings to life Shakespeare's England and the original production of his plays
The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke
The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke
Paperback      ISBN: 1557833788
If there ever has been a groundbreaking edition that likewise returns the reader to the original Shakespeare text, it will be the Applause Folio Texts. If there has ever been an accessible version of the Folio, it is this edition, set for the first time in modern fonts. The Folio is the source of all other editions. The Folio text forces us to re-examine the assumptions and prejudices which have encumbered over four hundred years of scholarship and performance. Notes refer the reader to subsequent editorial interventions, and offer the reader a multiplicity of interpretations. Notes also advise the reader on variations between Folios and Quartos. The heavy mascara of four centuries of Shakespearean glossing has by now glossed over the original countenance of Shakespeare's work. Never has there been a Folio available in modern reading fonts. While other complete Folio editions continue to trade simply on the facsimile appearance of the Elizabethan "look," none of them is easily and practically utilized in general Shakespeare studies or performances.
A Shakespeare Thesaurus
A Shakespeare Thesaurus
Paperback      ISBN: 3487097761
A Shakespeare Thesaurus is the first attempt to organize and classify the entire Shakespearean vocabulary. It presents the "world" that is to be derived from Shakespeare’s idiolect and provides a vivid impression of the Elizabethan world. The perspective is, thus, not solely personal, literary, or linguistic but also historical, sociological, and cultural. This classified inventory consists of 37 main groups and 897 subgroups, ranging from the Physical World to Sense Perception, Law to Religion, Time to Space. This unique reference?a treasury of information about Shakespeare and his world?is both indispensable for scholars and students and fascinating for the browser, the curious, and the imaginative. Among Marvin Spevak’s previous works is The Harvard Concordance to Shakespeare.
William Shakespeare: The Complete Works
William Shakespeare
The Complete Works
Hardcover      ISBN: 0517092948
No home library would be complete without this fine collection of all of William Shakespeare's plays and sonnets.