Shakespeare Plays
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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.
Sparknotes the Merchant of Venice
Sparknotes the Merchant of Venice
Paperback      ISBN: 1586638505
Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, with marginal notes and explanations and full descriptions of each character.
The Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark
The Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark
Paperback      ISBN: 0451521285
Biographical information and critical essays accompany Shakespeare's play about a prince's wavering determination to avenge his father's murder
The Tempest
The Tempest
Paperback      ISBN: 1557831823
The Applause edition of Shakespeare's The Tempest allows the reader and student to look beyond the scholarly reading text to the more sensuous, more collaborative, more malleable performance text which emerges in conjunction with the commentary and notes. Readers and students are faced with real theatrical choices in each speech as the editors point out the challenges and opportunities to the actor and director at each juncture. Readers will not only discover an enlivened Shakespeare, they will be empowered to rehearse and direct their own productions of the imagination in the process.
Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar
Paperback      ISBN: 0812035739
Discussion questions, background information, and a modern English version accompany the original text of Shakespeare's play about political conspiracy in ancient Rome
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
Twelfth Night: Or, What You Will
Twelfth Night
Or, What You Will
Paperback      ISBN: 0486292908
Delightfully comic tale revolves around the physical likeness between Sebastian and his twin sister Viola. Filled with superb comic scenes, this delightful tale of mistaken identities remains one of Shakespeare's most popular and performed comedies.
Essential Shakespeare Handbook
Essential Shakespeare Handbook
Paperback      ISBN: 0789493330
Provides a beautifully illustrated, informative guide to every play in the Shakespearean canon, as well as an in-depth profile of Shakepeare's life, a portrait of the Elizabethan world and its theater, and facts about the Bard's poetry, influence, and literary significance.
Soliloquy! Tthe Shakespeare Monologues Women
Soliloquy! Tthe Shakespeare Monologues Women
Paperback      ISBN: 0936839791
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
Cymbeline
Cymbeline
Paperback      ISBN: 0192833502
This is the first new, full-scale edition of Cymbeline in 37 years. One of Shakespeare's final works, Cymbeline uses virtuoso theatrical and poetic means to dramatize a story of marriage imperiled by mistrust and painfully rebuilt in the context of international conflict. Roger Warren's commentary emphasizes the play's theatrical impact and pays close attention to its complex, evocative language.