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* Here in handy paperback format are all Shakespeare's Histories, Comedies, and Tragedies * Excellent brief introductions * Texts established by the Oxford Shakespeare Complete Works, re-edited afresh from the original editions

Clouds

by Aristophanes

|August 1, 1989

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During the second half of the fifth century BC, oratory was an essential skill for a successful politician. This art of persuasive speaking was one of several subjects which sophists, lesser philosophers (with whom Socrates was often identified), offered at a…

Lysistrata

by Aristophanes

|May 1, 1992

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In addition to its many topical references to social life, religion, and politics in classical Athens, the Lysistrata is one of our best sources for the life of women in antiquity: unlike epic, tragedy, and oratory, Attic comedy draws its characters and plots…

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Plato Baptized places a variety of Spenser?s texts in the history of speaking, writing, reading, and interpreting which stretches from Plato?s mentors, Pythagoras and Socrates, to the present. Expansive and formidable in its complexity of argument, yet constantly…

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We know that women made up a significant part of Renaissance theatre audiences but how might they have read the plays presented there?

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Peter Arnott discusses Greek drama not as an antiquarian study but as a living art form. He removes the plays from the library and places them firmly in the theatre that gave them being. Invoking the practical realities of stagecraft, he illuminates the literary…

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Hippolytos

by Euripides

|November 1, 1994

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Euripides' Hippolytos tells of an honourable youth's tragic death, contrived by his father in the false belief that his son had seduced his new wife. This edition of the play is intended for students and scholars alike. The detailed commentary deals with…

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In the same winning formula as The New Bedside, Bathtub & Armchair Companion to Agatha Christie (more than 300,000 copies sold) and The Bedside, Bathtub & Armchair Companion to Sherlock Holmes (1999), this all-new companion to Shakespeare will present The Bard in…

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François Laroque's new perspective on Shakespeare's relation to popular culture has quickly become a classic of scholarship. Available now in paperback, the book opens new possibilities for Shakespeare studies, revealing the connections between his plays…

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A rich collection of plays by French and francophone women writers in English translation

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"Many good things are provided for our instruction and delight in this handsome volume. Chief among them perhaps, and most keenly wanted in a collection of this sort . . . are sanity and wit."— The Romanic Review "A most interesting literary history of the…