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Shakespeare plays

See below for a selection of the latest books from Shakespeare plays category. Presented with a red border are the Shakespeare plays books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Shakespeare plays books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Othello

Othello

Author: William Shakespeare, Gareth Calway Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/09/2020

Exam board: AQA & Edexcel (A Level) , WJEC & Eduqas (GCSE) Level & Subject: A Level, GCSE 9-1 English Literature First teaching: September 2015 First examination: June 2017 This edition of Othello is perfect for A-level and GCSE 9-1 students, with the complete play in an accessible format, on-page notes, introduction setting the context, timeline, character and theme indexes. * Affordable high quality complete play for Othello * Demystify vocabulary with notes on the page and concise commentary * Set the scene with perfectly pitched introductions that introduce key contexts, concerns and stylistic features, and examine different performances and interpretations * Recall plot summaries at the beginning of each scene * Support GCSE and A Level revision and essay writing with theme and character indexes * Help with social, historical and literary context with the bespoke timeline of Shakespeare's life and times

Shakespeare Beyond Science

Shakespeare Beyond Science

Author: Sky Gilbert Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2020

Hamlet

Hamlet

Author: William Shakespeare, Lucy Toop Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/08/2020

Exam board: AQA, Edexcel, Eduqas, WJEC Level & Subject: A Level English Literature First teaching: September 2015 First examination: June 2017 This edition of Hamlet is perfect for A-level students, with the complete play in an accessible format, on-page notes, introduction setting the context, timeline, character and theme indexes. * Affordable high quality complete play for Hamlet * Demystify vocabulary with notes on the page and concise commentary * Set the scene with perfectly pitched introductions that introduce key contexts, concerns and stylistic features, and examine different performances and interpretations * Recall plot summaries at the beginning of each scene * Support A Level revision and essay writing with theme and character indexes * Help with social, historical and literary context with the bespoke timeline of Shakespeare's life and times

King Lear

King Lear

Author: William Shakespeare Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/08/2020

Exam board: AQA B, Edexcel, Eduqas, Cambridge Assessment International Education Level & Subject: AS and A level English Literature First teaching: September 2015; September 2019 First examination: June 2017; June 2021/2/3 This edition of King Lear is perfect for A-level students, with the complete play in an accessible format, on-page notes, introduction setting the context, timeline, character and theme indexes. * Affordable high quality complete play for King Lear * Demystify vocabulary with notes on the page and concise commentary * Set the scene with perfectly pitched introductions that introduce key contexts, concerns and stylistic features, and examine different performances and interpretations * Recall plot summaries at the beginning of each scene * Support A Level revision and essay writing with theme and character indexes * Help with social, historical and literary context with the bespoke timeline of Shakespeare's life and times

Revenge Tragedy and Classical Philosophy on the Early Modern Stage

Revenge Tragedy and Classical Philosophy on the Early Modern Stage

Author: Christopher Crosbie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/08/2020

Examines the influence of classical philosophy on revenge narratives by Shakespeare and his contemporaries This book discovers within early modern revenge tragedy the surprising shaping presence of a wide array of classical philosophies not commonly affiliated with the genre. By recovering the pervasive influence of Aristotelian faculty psychology on The Spanish Tragedy, Aristotelian ethics on Titus Andronicus, Lucretian atomism on Hamlet, Galenic pneumatics on Antonio's Revenge and Epictetian Stoicism on The Duchess of Malfi, Crosbie reveals how the very atmospheres and ontological assumptions of revenge tragedy exert their own kind of conditioning dramaturgical force. The book also revitalises our understanding of how the Renaissance stage, even at its most lurid, functions as a unique space for the era's practical, vernacular engagement with received philosophy. Key Features Analyzes the twentieth-century development of revenge tragedy as a genre, and diagnoses the roots of modern criticism's tendency to treat most philosophy as estranged from the violent work of revenge Provides fresh readings of five plays central to the revenge tragedy genre, paying close attention to the conditioning influence of classical philosophy on their narratives of retribution Reveals how revenge tragedy's distinctive 'moods' or 'atmospheres' emerge from fully-realized sets of ontological assumptions which help shape reception of retribution on the early modern stage Develops new reception histories for five classical philosophical doctrines, revealing their currency and, what's more, radical adaptability within early modern England

Intelligence and Metadrama in the Early Modern Theatre

Intelligence and Metadrama in the Early Modern Theatre

Author: Bill Angus Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/08/2020

Explores intrinsic connections between early modern intelligencers and metadrama in the plays of Shakespeare's contemporaries Intelligence and Metadrama in the Early Modern Theatre offers insight into why the early modern stage abounds with informer and intelligencer figures. Analysing both the nature of intelligence at the time and the metadrama that such characters generate, Angus highlights the significance of intrigue and corruption to dramatic narrative and structure. His study of metadrama reveals some of the most fundamental questions being posed about the legitimacy of authority, authorship and audience interpretation in this seminal era of English drama. Key Features Offers insight into the internal workings and motivations of the drama of Shakespeare's contemporaries Opens a new window on the ambitions, concerns, and fears of these important authors Enhances historical understanding of the place of the intelligencer in the society and the structures of authority within which the drama was produced

Julius Caesar: No Fear Shakespeare Deluxe Student Edition

Julius Caesar: No Fear Shakespeare Deluxe Student Edition

Author: SparkNotes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/07/2020

Shakespeare everyone can understand--now in this new EXPANDED edition of JULIUS CAESAR! Why fear Shakespeare? By placing the words of the original play next to line-by-line translations in plain English, this popular guide makes Shakespeare accessible to everyone. And now it features expanded literature guide sections that help students study smarter. The expanded sections include: Five Key Questions: Five frequently asked questions about major moments and characters in the play. What Does the Ending Mean?: Is the ending sad, celebratory, ironic . . . or ambivalent? Plot Analysis: What is the play about? How is the story told, and what are the main themes? Why do the characters behave as they do? Study Questions: Questions that guide students as they study for a test or write a paper. Quotes by Theme: Quotes organized by Shakespeare's main themes, such as love, death, tyranny, honor, and fate. Quotes by Character: Quotes organized by the play's main characters, along with interpretations of their meaning.

Midsummer Night's Dream: No Fear Shakespeare Deluxe Student Edition

Midsummer Night's Dream: No Fear Shakespeare Deluxe Student Edition

Author: SparkNotes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/07/2020

Shakespeare everyone can understand--now in this new EXPANDED edition of MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM! Why fear Shakespeare? By placing the words of the original play next to line-by-line translations in plain English, this popular guide makes Shakespeare accessible to everyone. And now it features expanded literature guide sections that help students study smarter. The expanded sections include: Five Key Questions: Five frequently asked questions about major moments and characters in the play. What Does the Ending Mean?: Is the ending sad, celebratory, ironic . . . or ambivalent? Plot Analysis: What is the play about? How is the story told, and what are the main themes? Why do the characters behave as they do? Study Questions: Questions that guide students as they study for a test or write a paper. Quotes by Theme: Quotes organized by Shakespeare's main themes, such as love, death, tyranny, honor, and fate. Quotes by Character: Quotes organized by the play's main characters, along with interpretations of their meaning.

Macbeth: No Fear Shakespeare Deluxe Student Edition

Macbeth: No Fear Shakespeare Deluxe Student Edition

Author: SparkNotes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/07/2020

Shakespeare everyone can understand--now in this new EXPANDED edition of MACBETH! Why fear Shakespeare? By placing the words of the original play next to line-by-line translations in plain English, this popular guide makes Shakespeare accessible to everyone. And now it features expanded literature guide sections that help students study smarter. The expanded sections include: Five Key Questions: Five frequently asked questions about major moments and characters in the play. What Does the Ending Mean?: Is the ending sad, celebratory, ironic . . . or ambivalent? Plot Analysis: What is the play about? How is the story told, and what are the main themes? Why do the characters behave as they do? Study Questions: Questions that guide students as they study for a test or write a paper. Quotes by Theme: Quotes organized by Shakespeare's main themes, such as love, death, tyranny, honor, and fate. Quotes by Character: Quotes organized by the play's main characters, along with interpretations of their meaning.

Hamlet: No Fear Shakespeare Deluxe Student Edition

Hamlet: No Fear Shakespeare Deluxe Student Edition

Author: SparkNotes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/07/2020

Shakespeare everyone can understand--now in this new EXPANDED edition of HAMLET! Why fear Shakespeare? By placing the words of the original play next to line-by-line translations in plain English, this popular guide makes Shakespeare accessible to everyone. And now it features expanded literature guide sections that help students study smarter. The expanded sections include: Five Key Questions: Five frequently asked questions about major moments and characters in the play. What Does the Ending Mean?: Is the ending sad, celebratory, ironic . . . or ambivalent? Plot Analysis: What is the play about? How is the story told, and what are the main themes? Why do the characters behave as they do? Study Questions: Questions that guide students as they study for a test or write a paper. Quotes by Theme: Quotes organized by Shakespeare's main themes, such as love, death, tyranny, honor, and fate. Quotes by Character: Quotes organized by the play's main characters, along with interpretations of their meaning.

Pericles

Pericles

Author: William Shakespeare, Percy Z Round Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/07/2020

Romeo and Juliet: No Fear Shakespeare Deluxe Student Edition

Romeo and Juliet: No Fear Shakespeare Deluxe Student Edition

Author: SparkNotes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/07/2020

Shakespeare everyone can understand--now in this new EXPANDED edition of ROMEO AND JULIET! Why fear Shakespeare? By placing the words of the original play next to line-by-line translations in plain English, this popular guide makes Shakespeare accessible to everyone. And now it features expanded literature guide sections that help students study smarter. The expanded sections include: Five Key Questions: Five frequently asked questions about major moments and characters in the play. What Does the Ending Mean?: Is the ending sad, celebratory, ironic . . . or ambivalent? Plot Analysis: What is the play about? How is the story told, and what are the main themes? Why do the characters behave as they do? Study Questions: Questions that guide students as they study for a test or write a paper. Quotes by Theme: Quotes organized by Shakespeare's main themes, such as love, death, tyranny, honor, and fate. Quotes by Character: Quotes organized by the play's main characters, along with interpretations of their meaning.