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William Shakespeare - A Compact Documentary Life, Schoenbaum, S.
William Shakespeare - A Compact Documentary Life

So Long as Men Can Breathe - The Untold Story of Shakespeare's Sonnets, Heylin, Clinton
So Long as Men Can Breathe - The Untold Story of Shakespeare's Sonnets

The Tragedy of Antony & Cleopatra, Shakespeare, William
The Tragedy of Antony & Cleopatra

The Sonnets and A Lover's Complaint, Shakespeare, William
The Sonnets and A Lover's Complaint

The Great Shakespeare Jubilee, Deehnan, Christian
The Great Shakespeare Jubilee

Shakespeare: An Illustrated Dictionary, Wells, Stanley
Shakespeare: An Illustrated Dictionary

The Royal Shakespeare Company - The Peter Hall years, Addenbrooke, David
The Royal Shakespeare Company - The Peter Hall years

The Truth Will Out - Unmasking the Real Shakespeare, James, Brenda ;   Rubinstein, William D.
The Truth Will Out - Unmasking the Real Shakespeare

 

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The Royal Shakespeare Company - The Peter Hall years, Addenbrooke, David
1 The Royal Shakespeare Company - The Peter Hall years
Addenbrooke, David. William Kimber, London, 1974. first edition, Hardback, 24cm x 16cm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xviii prelims, 334+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good +. Book has been well read but still clean though with tanning to block edges. Ephemeral fold-out book token featuring wild flowers. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some wear and chipping to edges, spine colour faded. Excellent account of the post-WW2 success of the RSC under the guidance of supremo Peter Hall. Catalogue: Shakespeare. Keywords: Stratford, Shakepseare, theatre, Hall. 15800

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2 Shakespeare's Books - A Dissertation on Shakespeare's Reading and the Immediate Sources of His Works
Anders, H.R.D.. Georg Reimer, Berlin, 1904. first edition, Hardback, 236mm x 155mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xx prelims, 316pp. plus index, Good +/NoWrapper. Spine and boards a little bumped at corners, some darkening around block edges, book otherwise tight and clean. Deep scholarly analysis of the direct literary influences on Shakespeare - from the Bible, mythology, folktale and his fellow writers. Catalogue: Shakespeare. Keywords: Shakespeare, influence, Ovid, Kyd. 9441

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Robert Atkins - An Unfinished Autobiography, Atkins, Robert ;   Rowell, George         (ed)
3 Robert Atkins - An Unfinished Autobiography
Atkins, Robert ; Rowell, George (ed). Society for Theatre Research, London, 1994. first edition, Hardback, 24cm x 16cm dark blue , x prelims, 154+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Book is tight and clean with little or no wear. The memoir of a giant figure in 20th century English theatre, edited posthumously by Atkins with contributions by J.C. Trein and A.C. Sprague. Catalogue: Shakespeare. Keywords: Old Vic, manager, Stratford, beerbohm. 12866

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Cambridge School Shakespeare - King John, Baldwin, Pat ;   Gibson, Rex         (eds)
4 Cambridge School Shakespeare - King John
Baldwin, Pat ; Gibson, Rex (eds). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1994. first thus, Paperback, 226mm x 152mm , 188pp. Black and white illustrations. Near Fine/NoWrapper. Paperback is near fine, surely unread. An edition of Shakespeare's lesser-known history play designed for students with the complete text of the play and facing-page analysis and guidance. Catalogue: Shakespeare. Keywords: Shakespeare, John, Faulconbridge, Cambridge. 7482

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The Soul of the Age - The Life, Mind and World of William Shakespeare, Bate, Jonathan
5 The Soul of the Age - The Life, Mind and World of William Shakespeare
Bate, Jonathan. Penguin, London, 2009. first thus, Paperback, 196mm x 127mm , x prelims, 500pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Paperback has been well read, some creasing, inner front cover has inscriptions, else clean and tight. "A breathtaking tour of the extraordinary, colourful and often violent world that shaped and informed Shakespeare's thinking." Catalogue: Shakespeare. Keywords: Elizabathan, Tudor, theatre, London. 14169

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Cambridge School Shakespeare - King Henry V, Bell, Marilyn ;   dane, Elizabeth ;      Dane John  (ed)
6 Cambridge School Shakespeare - King Henry V
Bell, Marilyn ; dane, Elizabeth ; Dane John (ed). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1993. first thus, Paperback, 226mm x 152mm , 236pp. Black and white illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Papeerback has been well read, sticker on spine, some creasing of covers, also some pencil markings. An edition of Shakespeare's great English history play designed for students with the complete text of the play and facing-page analysis and guidance. Catalogue: Shakespeare. Keywords: Shakespeare, Henry, Agincourt. 7464

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Muse of Fire, Bellinger, Kay
7 Muse of Fire
Bellinger, Kay. Amarna Publishing, Sheffield, 2008. first edition, Paperback, 229mm x 151mm , vii prelims, 407pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Near Fine/NoWrapper. Book is near fine. Readable account of the historical and legendary sources used by Shakespeare for his plays. Catalogue: Shakespeare. Keywords: Shakespeare, sources, Holinshed, Ovid. 6401

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8 Shakespeare in Roumania
Beza, Marcu. J.M. Dent, London, 1931. first edition, Hardback, 8vo green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, vi prelims, 56pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Boards and spine a little grubby around edges, also bumped. Pinpoint foxing to block edge. Shakespeare from a pre-war Romanian perpective, considering Shakespeare's relevance for Romanian history and Shakespearean performance within the country, with attractive photographs of such productions. Catalogue: Shakespeare. Keywords: Shakespeare, Roumania. 3795

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The Rise of the Common Player - A Study of Actor and Society in Shakespeare's England, Bradbrook (Litt.D.), M.C.
9 The Rise of the Common Player - A Study of Actor and Society in Shakespeare's England
Bradbrook (Litt.D.), M.C.. Chatto & Windus, London, 1964. first edition, Hardback, 222mm x 147mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , xiv prelims, 320+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good/Good. Dustwrapper is ex-lib, has been fixed to boards with tape, now darkened causing staining to endpapers. Book has been read over years but still clean and tight. Dustwrapper (now protected and secured) has sticker on spine, some wear from handling.and some faint stains. "A social history of the Elizabethan public theatres and their companies" told through the stories of Laneham, Tarlton, Wilson and Alleyn. Catalogue: Shakespeare. Keywords: masque, Burgbage, Laneham, Alleyn. 14389

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You, My Brother, Burton, Phliip
10 You, My Brother
Burton, Phliip. Talmy Franklin, London, 1973. first edition, Hardback, 240mm x 158mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 561pp. Good/Good. Spine and boards bumped, block edges have been handled, with foxing. Pages otherwise clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some wear and chipping to edges. Imaginative account of Shakespeare's relationship with his younger brother Ned. Catalogue: Shakespeare. Keywords: Shakespeare, Stratford, Brother, ned This book is unusually heavy or large and may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction.. 7575

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Shakespeare and the Natural Condition, Bush, Geoffrey
11 Shakespeare and the Natural Condition
Bush, Geoffrey. University of Harvard Press, Cambridge, MA, 1956. first edition, Hardback, 216mm x 147mm grey and red card boards over cloth spine, gilt titles, first edition, 135pp. Good +/Fair. Previous owner's name. Book signed by ex-owner and Shakespeare scholar R.A. Foakes. Has been read, exterior bumped and worn, some wear to block edges, pages clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) is darkened and worn around edges with some chipping and small loss, also colour fading from light, front flap clipped. A superb scholarly review of Shakespeare's attitude towards nature in his plays, culminating in King Lear and Hamlet. Catalogue: Shakespeare. Keywords: nature, Christianity, comedy, tragedy. 14152

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Shakespeare's Histories Mirrors of Elizabethan Policy, Campbell, Lily B.
12 Shakespeare's Histories Mirrors of Elizabethan Policy
Campbell, Lily B.. The Huntington Library, San Marino, CA, 1978. first edition, Paperback, 228mm x 150mm , ix prelims, 346pp. plus index, Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback has been handled, some wear to edges and creasing to spine and top rear corner, bottom edges also grubby from shelf, else clean and tight. An analysis of the political realities of England in the age of Shakespeare, and how they profoundly shaped the bard's historical works. Catalogue: Shakespeare. Keywords: Stuart, Tudor, succession, Roses. 13437

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The Great Feast of Language in Love's Labour's Lost, Carroll, William C.
13 The Great Feast of Language in Love's Labour's Lost
Carroll, William C.. Princeton University Press, Princeton, 1976. first edition, Hardback, 223mm x 140mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xii prelims, 279pp. plus index, Good +++/Good +++. Book is tight and clean with minimal wear. Just a hint of faint foxing to block edges. Dustwrapper (now protected) has light wear only - spine colour a little faded. An excellent - and readable - academic study of the most wordy of all Shakespeare's plays whose reputation has been sullied by its verbosity. Catalogue: Shakespeare. Keywords: honorificabilitudinitatibus, poetry, meaning, words This book may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website in order to ensure that it is fully covered for an appropriate amount of compensation in the event of loss in the post. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction.. 11293

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14 The Evolution of Shakespeare's Comedy - A Study in Dramatic Perspective
Champion, Larry S.. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 1973. first edition, Paperback, 204mm x 135mm , 241pp. plus index, plus advertisments,Good/NoWrapper. Paperback has laminate protective cover and is still clean with a hint of chipping to spine. Ex-lib with a card holder and inscription on front endpaper but no other evidence of regular handling, though block edges a little grubby. A scholarly survey of all of Shakespeare's comedies, classed as comedies of identity, action, transformation and "problem comedies." Catalogue: Shakespeare. Keywords: Shakespeare, Cymbeline, comedy, Midsummer. 11224

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Shakespeare of London, Chute, Marchette
15 Shakespeare of London
Chute, Marchette. Secker & Warburg, London, 1951. first edition, Hardback, 221mm x 140mm pink cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xii prelims, 348pp. plus index, Good/NoWrapper. Book is bumped and faded around edges, prize and retailer stickers to inner front board, clean overall. An ambitious attempt to tell the story of Shakespeare's life as his contemporaries might have seen him, with a Preface by Ralph Richardson. Catalogue: Shakespeare. Keywords: Globe, theatre, Elizabethan, Burbage. 15793

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Shakespeare - Volume 11 Number 1-4 April - December 2015, Clement, Jennifer             et al (ed)
16 Shakespeare - Volume 11 Number 1-4 April - December 2015
Clement, Jennifer et al (ed). Routledge, London, 2015. first edition, Paperback, 247mm x 172mm , 468pp. Black and white illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Just a little bumped at top corner, else clean and tight with little or no wear. Anthology of four editions of a serious academic journal for the student of Shakespeare. Catalogue: Shakespeare. Keywords: criticism, theatre, Webster. 14204

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Charles Lamb on Shakespeare, Coldwell, Joan             (ed)
17 Charles Lamb on Shakespeare
Coldwell, Joan (ed). Barnes & Noble, New York, 1978. first edition, Hardback, 223mm x 145mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 175pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +++/Good +. Book is clean and tight with minimal wear, handful of faint pencil highlights. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear, front flap clipped. An excellent anthology of Lamb's writings on Shakespeare, offering a useful exemplar of Romantic-era criticism of the Bard's work. Catalogue: Shakespeare. Keywords: drama, Romantic, stage, theatre. 14150

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Shakespeare at Stratford - King Richard III, Day, Gillian
18 Shakespeare at Stratford - King Richard III
Day, Gillian. Arden Shakespeare, London, 2002. first edition, Paperback, 197mm x 127mm , xiii prelims, 259pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback has been read but still clean with no creasing. A well-informed and critical history of performance of Richard III in Stratford. Catalogue: Shakespeare. Keywords: Shakespeare, Richard, Bosworth, Stratford. 11165

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The Great Shakespeare Jubilee, Deehnan, Christian
19 The Great Shakespeare Jubilee
Deehnan, Christian. Michael Joseph, London, 1964. first edition, Hardback, 222mm x 144mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 325+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +/Good +. Spine bumped but exterior clean, foxing to top block edge and just a little tanning also, else clean with light wear only. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some grubbiness from handling and a little chipping to edges. Excellent account of the 1769 celebration of Shakespeare - organized by legendary actor David Garrick - which did much for the popularity of the bard - and his home town of Stratford-upon-Avon. Catalogue: Shakespeare. Keywords: Stratford, Garrick, 1769. 15814

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Lord Oxford and the Shakespeare Group, Douglas, Lieutenant-Colonel Montagu W.
20 Lord Oxford and the Shakespeare Group
Douglas, Lieutenant-Colonel Montagu W.. Alden Press, Oxford, 1952. third edition, Hardback, 192mm x 129mm blue cloth boards, black titles, third edition, 168pp. plus index, Good +++/Good. "De Vere Society" sticker on inner front board. Spine and boards bumped, block notably clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) has general light wear and discolouring/grubbiness due to age and handling. Summary of the evidence for the proposition that Shakespeare's plays were in fact written by a group of writers led by Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford. Catalogue: Shakespeare. Keywords: Oxford, Shakespeare, de Vere This book may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website in order to ensure that it is fully covered for an appropriate amount of compensation in the event of loss in the post. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction.. 6442

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Bacon is Shakespeare, Durning-Lawrence (Bt.), Sir Edwin
21 Bacon is Shakespeare
Durning-Lawrence (Bt.), Sir Edwin. Gay and Hancock, London, 1910. Hardback, 216mm x 142mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, , xiv prelims, 286pp. Black and white illustrations. Fair/NoWrapper. Book is ex-lib with stickers and stamps, much read over 100+ years and now bumped, scuffed and grubby from handling with spine faded, though pages clean overall. A convoluted and illustrated argument that Francis Bacon was the author of Shakespeare's plays. Catalogue: Shakespeare. Keywords: authorship, text, Stratford. 15791

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The Rose Theatre, Eccles, Christine
22 The Rose Theatre
Eccles, Christine. Nick Hern / Routledge, London / New York, 1990. first edition, Paperback, 215mm x 137mm , xx prelims, 268pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback has been read with just a little grubbiness from handling, else tight and clean with no creasing or curling. Price sticker on rear. Excellent account of the 1989 discovery of the foundations of an Elizabethan London theatre and how it changed modern understanding of the later 16th century stage. Catalogue: Shakespeare. Keywords: Shakespeare, Marlowe, Globe, RESCUE. 11247

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Macbeth - High King of Scotland 1040-57 AD, Ellis, Peter Berresford
23 Macbeth - High King of Scotland 1040-57 AD
Ellis, Peter Berresford. Frederick Muller, London, 1980. first edition, Hardback, 222mm x 140mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xiv prelims, 133+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book is clean and tight with minimal wear. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear. A historical review (and revision) of the real-life Scottish king of the 11th century who became - in the imagination of Shakespeare - one of the most compelling tragic figures in all literature. Catalogue: Shakespeare. Keywords: monarchy, Scotland, saga, Shakespeare. 14168

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Garrick and Stratford, England, Martha Winburn
24 Garrick and Stratford
England, Martha Winburn. New York Public Library, New York, 1962. first edition, Paperback, 254mm x 174mm , 72+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Catalogue-style paperback has been handled over years, some light wear around edges, spine chipped, rear grubby but pages nice and clean. Short but well-informed account of David Garrick's famous Jubilee celebration of Shakespeare which took place in the bard's home town of Stratford in 1769. Catalogue: Shakespeare. Keywords: literary, jubilee, Shakespeare, romantic. 15091

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Signifying Nothing - Truth's True Contents in Shakespeare's Text, Evans, Malcolm
25 Signifying Nothing - Truth's True Contents in Shakespeare's Text
Evans, Malcolm. Harvester Press, Brighton, 1986. first edition, Paperback, 8vo white , x prelims, 291pp. plus index, Very Good/NoWrapper. Book has barely been read. Still tight and solid with no curling and no creasing of spine. Top of block perhaps a little scuffed. The author examines the challenge of deconstruction to what might be termed the dominant tradition in Shakespearian criticism while also exploring the linits of deconstruction itself from the perspective of a criticism more directly engaged with ideology and history. Catalogue: Shakespeare. Keywords: Shakespeare, deconstruction, truth. 3630

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Shakespeare in the London Theatre 185558, Fontane, Theodor ;   Jackson, Russell         (ed)
26 Shakespeare in the London Theatre 185558
Fontane, Theodor ; Jackson, Russell (ed). Society for Theatre Research, London, 1999. first edition, Hardback, 224mm x 142mm decorated boards, xxx prelims, 146pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Book is tight and clean with no obvious imperfections. Intriguing collection of reports on mid-19th century London stagings of Shakespeare plays, as reported by an Anglophile Prussian agent, here translated into English and edited by Jackson. Catalogue: Shakespeare. Keywords: Shakespeare, Sadler's, Lyceum, Haymarket. 13438

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Performing Shakespeare in the Age of Empire, Foulkes, Richard
27 Performing Shakespeare in the Age of Empire
Foulkes, Richard. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2002. first edition, Hardback, 235mm x 155mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, x prelims, 235pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Near Fine/Very Good. Book is near fine. Dustwrapper (now protected) is near fine save for a tiny nick near base of spine. An exploration of the socio-political significance of Shakespeare in the Imperial age in Britian and beyond. Catalogue: Shakespeare. Keywords: Empire, Shakepseare, Tercentenary, Macready This book may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website in order to ensure that it is fully covered for an appropriate amount of compensation in the event of loss in the post. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction.. 9437

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Applause First Folio Editions - The First Part of Henry the Sixt, Freeman, Neil             (ed)
28 Applause First Folio Editions - The First Part of Henry the Sixt
Freeman, Neil (ed). Applause, New York & London, 2000. first thus, Paperback, 226mm x 148mm , l prelims, 106pp. plus advertisments,Near Fine/NoWrapper. Paperback is near fine. Actor-friendly edition of Shakespeare's history play, which compares the differences between the first printings and the best modern texts. Catalogue: Shakespeare. Keywords: Shakespeare, folio, applause, Henry. 7263

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Applause First Folio Editions - The Second Part of Henry the Fourth Containing his Death: And the Coronation of Henry the Fift, Freeman, Neil             (ed)
29 Applause First Folio Editions - The Second Part of Henry the Fourth Containing his Death: And the Coronation of Henry the Fift
Freeman, Neil (ed). Applause, New York & London, 2000. first thus, Paperback, 226mm x 148mm , lvi prelims, 138pp. plus advertisments,Very Good/NoWrapper. Book has been read perhaps only once, with little or no wear. Actor-friendly edition of Shakespeare's history play, which compares the differences between the first printings and the best modern texts. Catalogue: Shakespeare. Keywords: Shakespeare, folio, applause, Henry. 7264

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Applause First Folio Editions - The Third Part of Henry the Sixt, with the Death of the Duke of Yorke, Freeman, Neil             (ed)
30 Applause First Folio Editions - The Third Part of Henry the Sixt, with the Death of the Duke of Yorke
Freeman, Neil (ed). Applause, New York & London, 2000. first thus, Paperback, 226mm x 148mm , lii prelims, 112pp. Very Good/NoWrapper. Book has little or no wear. Price sticker residue faint on front. Actor-friendly edition of Shakespeare's history play, which compares the differences between the first printings and the best modern texts. Catalogue: Shakespeare. Keywords: Shakespeare, folio, applause, Henry. 7265

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