Other books byWilliam Shakespeare
The Comedy of Errors
The Comedy of Errors is a brilliant piece of theatrical mechanism, a story of mounting confusion involving two pairs of twins. But it also explores the relations between lovers and between husband and wife, and ends with the warmth and reconciliation of a multiple family reunion. "Whether you love Shakespeare or fear Shakespeare, these shows can speak to you. They are thrillingly fresh collisions of the contemporary and the classical." - The Times
The world’s leading center for Shakespeare studies. Each edition includes: • Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play • Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play • Scene-by-scene plot summaries • A key to famous lines and phrases • An introduction to reading Shakespeare’s language • An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play • Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s vast holdings of rare books Essay by Susan Snyder
Romeo and Juliet
A pair of star-cross'd lovers -Prologue Romeo and Juliet was Shakespeare's first great tragedy, a richly lyrical love story that has long been one of the author's most popular plays for performer and audience alike. Romeo and Juliet is a simple but dramatic cautionary tale about the blindness that both love and hate can engender. As performed by Claire Bloom and Albert Finney, this lively production captures the youthful exuberance and poetic passion that characterize all of Shakespeare's early work and makes Romeo and Juliet in particular the greatest romantic creation in English Literature. This unabridged, full-cast recording is a wonderful way to experience and listen to Shakespeare out-loud.
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Humorous, romantic, and thoroughly enchanting, A Midsummer Nights Dream is one of Shakespeares most delicious confections. Now, with this stunningly illustrated and accessible retelling, his gossamer tale of mixed-up love among humans and fairies will captivate todays young readers. Seamlessly weaving the original plays exquisite words into modern language, Adam McKeown eases children into Shakespeares magical world, while Antonio Javier Caparos magnificent paintings superbly capture the characters and the action. To aid understanding, Renaissance scholar McKeown provides thought-provoking background on Shakespeare and the play, a “Whos Who” of the characters, and fascinating questions for young readers to ponder.