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Shakespeare plays books

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.

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Recently Published

The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare The Taming of the Shrew

The third edition of The Taming of the Shrew, one of Shakespeare's most popular yet controversial plays.
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/10/2017

Romeo and Juliet: Arden Performance Editions by William Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet: Arden Performance Editions

In the heat of renaissance Italy two houses are at war. One son and one daughter from the opposing families break this bitter conflict by falling in love. Yet, in this whirlwind of enmity, Romeo and Juliet's passion agitates rather...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/10/2017

A Midsummer Night's Dream: Arden Performance Editions by William Shakespeare A Midsummer Night's Dream: Arden Performance Editions

For the first time, the world-renowned Arden Shakespeare is producing Performance Editions, aimed specifically for use in the rehearsal room. Published in association with the Shakespeare Institute, the text features easily accessible facing page notes - including short definitions of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/10/2017

The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare The Taming of the Shrew

The third edition of The Taming of the Shrew, one of Shakespeare's most popular yet controversial plays.
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/10/2017

Hamlet: Arden Performance Editions by William Shakespeare Hamlet: Arden Performance Editions

The young Prince Hamlet, returning from university, finds his Kingdom in disarray: `something is rotten in the state of Denmark'. With his father dead, and his uncle and mother marrying, Hamlet is confronted by an armored ghost, who, claiming to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/10/2017

Literary Stationery Sets: William Shakespeare by Insight Editions Literary Stationery Sets: William Shakespeare


Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Hamlet by William Shakespeare, Neil Gardner Hamlet
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Following the death of his father, the King of Denmark, young prince Hamlet returns home to find his mother married to his uncle: the late king's brother, Claudius.
Format: CD-Audio - Released: 30/09/2017

The Tragedie of Othello, the Moor of Venice by William Shakespeare The Tragedie of Othello, the Moor of Venice

The Shakespearean Originals series aims to provide readers of modern drama with 16th- and 17th-century playtexts which have been treated as historical documents, and are reproduced as closely to their original printed forms as the conditions of modern publication will...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Coming Soon

The Fictional Lives of Shakespeare by Kevin Gilvary The Fictional Lives of Shakespeare

Modern biographies of William Shakespeare abound; however, close scrutiny of the surviving records clearly show that there is insufficient material for a cradle to grave account of his life, that most of what is written about him cannot be verified...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/12/2017

Shakespeare's Suicides Dead Bodies That Matter by Marlena Tronicke Shakespeare's Suicides Dead Bodies That Matter

Shakespeare's Suicides: Dead Bodies That Matter is the first study in Shakespeare criticism to examine the entirety of Shakespeare's dramatic suicides. It addresses all plays featuring suicides and near-suicides in chronological order from Titus Andronicus to Antony and Cleopatra, thus...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/12/2017

Much Ado About Nothing: Arden Performance Editions by William Shakespeare Much Ado About Nothing: Arden Performance Editions

Arden Performance Editions are ideal for anyone engaging with a Shakespeare play in performance. With clear facing-page notes giving definitions of words, easily accessible information about key textual variants, lineation, metrical ambiguities and pronunciation, each edition has been developed to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/01/2018

Titus Andronicus by Jonathan (Professor of Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature, University of Oxford, UK) Bate Titus Andronicus
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Titus Andronicus is one of Shakespeare's earliest and bloodiest tragedies and was hugely successful in his lifetime. Subsequent generations have struggled with its bold confrontation of violence but in the 20th and 21st centuries the play has chimed with audiences...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/01/2018

Titus Andronicus by Jonathan (Professor of Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature, University of Oxford, UK) Bate Titus Andronicus
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Titus Andronicus is one of Shakespeare's earliest and bloodiest tragedies and was hugely successful in his lifetime. Subsequent generations have struggled with its bold confrontation of violence but in the 20th and 21st centuries the play has chimed with audiences...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/01/2018

The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare, Tom (University of Birmingham) Lockwood The Merchant of Venice
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Features a new introductory section on the latest scholarly trends, performance and adaptation practices.
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/01/2018

The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare, Tom (University of Birmingham) Lockwood The Merchant of Venice
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Features a new introductory section on the latest scholarly trends, performance and adaptation practices.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/01/2018

A Brief Discourse of Rebellion and Rebels , by George North A Newly Uncovered Manuscript Source for Shakespeare's Plays by Dennis McCarthy, June Schlueter A Brief Discourse of Rebellion and Rebels , by George North A Newly Uncovered Manuscript Source for Shakespeare's Plays
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A new source for Shakespeare's plays, only recently uncovered, is investigated here with a full edition and facsimile of the text.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/02/2018

Other books in this genre

William Shakespeare - The Complete Works by Worth Press Limited William Shakespeare - The Complete Works

He was not of an age, but for all time! were the prophetic words of Ben Jonson in his dedicatory poem prefacing the 1623 collection of Shakespeare's comedies, histories and tragedies, which is commonly referred to by modern scholars as...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2017

Hamlet - The First Quarto (Sos) by William Shakespeare Hamlet - The First Quarto (Sos)

The first in a series on Shakespeare's original texts, including facsimile pages, this version of Hamlet is claimed to be, in some ways, the most authentic version of the play that we have. Included are an introduction, notes, and a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/09/2017

Henry V - The Quarto(Sos) by William Shakespeare Henry V - The Quarto(Sos)

One of a series on Shakespeare's original texts, including facsimile pages, this version of Henry V is claimed to be, in some ways, the most authentic version of the play that we have. Included are an introduction, notes, and a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/09/2017

Shakespeare's Alternative Tales by Leah Scragg Shakespeare's Alternative Tales

A knowledge of the history and evolution of the tales on which Shakespeare drew in the composition of his plays is essential for the understanding of his work. In re-telling a particular story, a Renaissance writer was not simply reshaping...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/09/2017

The New Oxford Shakespeare: Modern Critical Edition The Complete Works by William Shakespeare The New Oxford Shakespeare: Modern Critical Edition The Complete Works

A completely new modern-spelling edition of all of Shakespeare's plays and poems, edited afresh from the original texts. With extensive introductions and on-page notes, it gives students and theatre-lovers the very best resources to understand and enjoy Shakespeare's works.
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/08/2017

Shakespeare's Tempest and Capitalism The Storm of History by Prof. Helen C. Scott Shakespeare's Tempest and Capitalism The Storm of History


Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2017

Twelfth Night Or, What You Will by William Shakespeare, Penny (University of Sydney) Gay Twelfth Night Or, What You Will
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The third New Cambridge edition of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, updated by Penny Gay for the contemporary student reader.
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/08/2017

Twelfth Night Or, What You Will by William Shakespeare, Penny (University of Sydney) Gay Twelfth Night Or, What You Will
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The third New Cambridge edition of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, updated by Penny Gay for the contemporary student reader.
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/08/2017

Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, Jeremy (University of Toronto) Lopez Julius Caesar
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This third edition of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, features a new Introduction by Jeremy Lopez.
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/08/2017

Troilus and Cressida by William Shakespeare, Gretchen (Montana State University) Minton Troilus and Cressida
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The second edition of Troilus and Cressida featuring a revised and updated Introduction and new illustrations.
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/08/2017

Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, Jeremy (University of Toronto) Lopez Julius Caesar
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This third edition of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, features a new Introduction by Jeremy Lopez.
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2017

A Midsummer Night's Dream Third Series by William Shakespeare A Midsummer Night's Dream Third Series

The Arden Shakespeare is the established edition of Shakespeare's work. Justly celebrated for its authoritative scholarship and invaluable commentary, Arden editions guide you to a richer understanding and appreciation of Shakespeare's plays. This edition of A Midsummer Night's Dream provides...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/07/2017

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