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Shakespeare's Books - A Dissertation on Shakespeare's Reading and the Immediate Sources of His Works

By: Anders, H.R.D.

Price: £80.00

Publisher: Berlin, Georg Reimer: 1904

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 9441


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 View more info

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Robert Atkins - An Unfinished Autobiography

By: Atkins, Robert ; Rowell, George (ed)

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Society for Theatre Research: 1994

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 12866


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 View more info

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Cambridge School Shakespeare - King John

By: Baldwin, Pat ; Gibson, Rex (eds)

Price: £4.75

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 1994

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 7482


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 View more info

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Cambridge School Shakespeare - King Henry V

By: Bell, Marilyn ; dane, Elizabeth ; Dane John (ed)

Price: £4.75

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 1993

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 7464


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 View more info

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Muse of Fire

By: Bellinger, Kay

Price: £9.50

Publisher: Sheffield, Amarna Publishing: 2008

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 6401


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 View more info

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The Rise of the Common Player - A Study of Actor and Society in Shakespeare's England

By: Bradbrook (Litt.D.), M.C.

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1964

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 14389


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 Elizabeth... View more info

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You, My Brother

By: Burton, Phliip

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Talmy Franklin: 1973

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 7575


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 char... View more info

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Shakespeare and the Natural Condition

By: Bush, Geoffrey

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Cambridge, MA, University of Harvard Press: 1956

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 14152


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 atti... View more info

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Shakespeare's Histories Mirrors of Elizabethan Policy

By: Campbell, Lily B.

Price: £9.00

Publisher: San Marino, CA, The Huntington Library: 1978

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 13437


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 View more info

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The Great Feast of Language in Love's Labour's Lost

By: Carroll, William C.

Price: £65.00

Publisher: Princeton, Princeton University Press: 1976

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 11293


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: honorifi... View more info

The Evolution of Shakespeare's Comedy - A Study in Dramatic Perspective

By: Champion, Larry S.

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press: 1973

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 11224


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: Shak... View more info

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Charles Lamb on Shakespeare

By: Coldwell, Joan (ed)

Price: £6.50

Publisher: New York, Barnes & Noble: 1978

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 14150


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, thea... View more info

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Shakespeare at Stratford - King Richard III

By: Day, Gillian

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Arden Shakespeare: 2002

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 11165


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 View more info

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The Great Shakespeare Jubilee

By: Deelman, Christian

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1964

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 15814


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... View more info

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Lord Oxford and the Shakespeare Group

By: Douglas, Lieutenant-Colonel Montagu W.

Price: £65.00

Publisher: Oxford, Alden Press: 1952

Edition: third edition

Seller ID: 6442


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: ... View more info

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The Rose Theatre

By: Eccles, Christine

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London / New York, Nick Hern / Routledge: 1990

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 11247


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. ... View more info

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Macbeth - High King of Scotland 1040-57 AD

By: Ellis, Peter Berresford

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Frederick Muller: 1980

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 14168


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:... View more info

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Garrick and Stratford

By: England, Martha Winburn

Price: £4.50

Publisher: New York, New York Public Library: 1962

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 15091


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 View more info

Elizabethan-Jacobean Drama - A New Mermaid Background Book

By: Evans, G. Blakemore

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, A & C Black: 1987

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16588


Hardback, 215mm x 140mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, x prelims, 388+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Book is clean and tight with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear, spine colour faded. Excellent scholarly overview of the English theatre in Shakespeare's age and of the social context in which it thrived. Catalogue: Shakespeare. Keywords: theatre, Shakespeare, London, drama View more info

Early Shakespeare

By: Foakes, R.A. et al

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Edward Arnold: 1961

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 14196


Hardback, 222mm x 143mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 232pp. plus index, Good +/Good +. Spine bumped, minmal wear to block edges, foxing on top edge, else clean. Dustwrapper has some wear from handling with some faint stains here and there, spine frayed at ends. Volume 3 in Stratford-upon-Avon Studies series offers ten essays on plays from the first ten years of Shakespeare's career, by scholarly writers including Frank Kermode and Harold Brooks. Catal... View more info

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Shakespeare in the London Theatre 1855-58

By: Fontane, Theodor ; Jackson, Russell (ed)

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Society for Theatre Research: 1999

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 13438


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 View more info

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Performing Shakespeare in the Age of Empire

By: Foulkes, Richard

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 2002

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 9437


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... View more info

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Applause First Folio Editions - The First Part of Henry the Sixt

By: Freeman, Neil (ed)

Price: £9.00

Publisher: New York & London, Applause: 2000

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 7263


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 View more info

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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

By: Freeman, Neil (ed)

Price: £9.00

Publisher: New York & London, Applause: 2000

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 7264


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 View more info

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Applause First Folio Editions - The Third Part of Henry the Sixt, with the Death of the Duke of Yorke

By: Freeman, Neil (ed)

Price: £9.00

Publisher: New York & London, Applause: 2000

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 7265


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 View more info

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Shakespeare Studies - Biographical and Literary

By: Fripp, Edgar I.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, OUP: Humphrey Milford: 1930

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 15851


Hardback, 186mm x 126mm brown cloth boards, black titles, first edition, x prelims, 176+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Book has been read, light wear and some scuffing to exterior, block rdges worn with a little foxing, clean overall. A collection of short scholarly articles which offer much background to the life and work of Shakespeare. Catalogue: Shakespeare. Keywords: Stratford, Alderman, New Place, ... View more info

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Shakespeare's Haunts Near Stratford

By: Fripp, Edgar I.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, OUP: Humphrey Milford: 1929

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 15852


Hardback, 190mm x 126mm brown card boards over cloth spine, black titles, first edition, 160+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Book is a little darkened by age around edges but clean and tight overall. A collection of short scholarly articles which offer much background to the locale in which Shakespeare grew up. Catalogue: Shakespeare. Keywords: Luddington, Clopton, Charlecote, Avon View more info

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Shakespeare - the art of the dramatist

By: Frye, Roland Mushat

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Allen & Unwin: 1982

Edition: second edition

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 6395


Paperback, 214mm x 132mm , xii prelims, 271pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Fair/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Paperback has been read. Some pencil markings. Light creasing to covers and spine. Block edges grubby with some foxing. Small price sticker on rear. Introduction to Shakespeare which addresses strategies for reading the plays as a whole, rather than in turn. Catalogue: Shakespeare. Keywords: Shakespeare, plays, reading View more info

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Cambridge School Shakespeare - The Taming of the Shrew

By: Fynes-Clinton, Michael ; Mills, Perry (eds)

Price: £4.75

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 2004

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 7463


Paperback, 226mm x 152mm , 188pp. Black and white illustrations. Near Fine/NoWrapper. Paperback is near fine condition. An edition of Shakespeare's popular comedy of the sexes designed for students with the complete text of the play and facing-page analysis and guidance. Catalogue: Shakespeare. Keywords: Shakespeare, Shrew, Petruchio, students View more info

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To Play At Will

By: Gateley, K. Edmonds

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Stratford-upon-Avon, Herald Press: 1988

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 1606


Hardback, 8vo red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 299pp. plus index, Very Good/Very Good. The autobiography of the only man ever to have directed, acted in, and designed stage sets for all of Shakespeare's plays. Catalogue: Shakespeare. Keywords: Shakespeare, actor, director, designer View more info