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More editions of Henry VI Part 3 (Folger Shakespeare Library):

  • Henry VIII (Folger Shakespeare Library)
    by William Shakespeare, Dr. Barbara A. Mowat, Paul Werstine
    ISBN 0743273303 (0-7432-7330-3)
    Softcover, WASHINGTON SQUARE PRESS

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    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 Barbara A. Mowat

    The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs.

    For more information, visit www.folger.edu.

  • Shakespeare, William: Julius Caesar
    Julius Caesar
    by William Shakespeare, Paul Werstine
    ISBN 141772157X (1-4177-2157-X)
    San Val

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  • Julius Caesar (Folger Shakespeare Library)
    by William Shakespeare, Paul Werstine
    ISBN 0743484932 (0-7434-8493-2)
    Softcover, Simon & Schuster

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    FOLGER Shakespeare Library 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" Coppelia Kahn The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is home to theworld's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet forShakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open tothe public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performancesand programs. For more information, visit www.folger.edu.

  • King John (New Folger Library Shakespeare)
    by William Shakespeare, Paul Werstine , Dr. Barbara A. Mowat
    ISBN 0671722735 (0-671-72273-5)
    Washington Square Press

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    One of Shakespeare's most unpopular history plays, King John deals with the life and death of King John, who reigned from 1199 to 1216. This is as early as Shakespeare goes in his treatment of English history, concentrating more successfully on the later 14th and 15th centuries in the plays which stretch from Richard II to Henry VI. As a result, King John suffers from being so historically distant in time, as well as offering a rather weak and vacillating king, who lacks the charisma and authority of Richard III or Henry V. The play begins with King John struggling to retain his throne, under attack from rebellious courtiers and Philip, the king of France. As the quarrel escalates into war with France, the plays begins to take on a contemporary Elizabethan flavour--the feared invasion from a foreign (Catholic) nation, and the extent to which such an invasion is based on the questionable paternity of King John (like Queen Elizabeth, John is accused of being a bastard and is excommunicated). The play is saved from its rather colourless political machinations by Philip the Bastard, John's favourite, a dramatic forerunner of dubious but charismatic malcontents like Edmund in King Lear. It is also Philip who is given the most powerful and patriotic lines, when he claims that "This England never did, nor never shall, / Lie at the proud foot of a conqueror". King John's mysterious and anticlimactic death through illness at the end of the play deflates expectations--something that could be said of the play as a whole. --Jerry Brotton

  • King John (Folger Shakespeare Library)
    by William Shakespeare, Paul Werstine
    ISBN 0743484983 (0-7434-8498-3)
    Simon & Schuster

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    FOLGER Shakespeare Library

    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 Deborah T. Curren-Aquino

    The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit www.folger.edu.

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  • King Lear (Folger Shakespeare Library)
    by William Shakespeare, Paul Werstine Ph.D.
    ISBN 0743484959 (0-7434-8495-9)
    Softcover, Simon & Schuster

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    King Lear stands alongside Hamlet as one of the most profound expressions of tragic drama in literature. Written between 1604 and 1605, it represents Shakespeare at the height of his dramatic power. Drawing on ancient British history, Shakespeare constructs a plot that reads like a fable in its clear-sighted but terrifying simplicity. The ageing King Lear calls his daughters, Goneril, Regan and Cordelia to witness that he wishes "to shake all cares and business from our age" and divide his kingdom between his three children. When Cordelia refuses to flatter her father with sycophantic words of love, her banishment leads to chaos and civil war as Lear's disastrous "division of the kingdom" gives free reign to the greed and ambition of his two remaining daughters.

    As Lear sinks into rage and madness he is deserted by everyone except his "bitter" Fool, the loyal Kent and the exiled Cordelia. The play descends into a nighmarish theatre of cruelty and absurdity as Lear realises he has "ta'en / Too little care" of the poverty and corruption of his kingdom, and his loyal but foolish friend Gloucester has his eyes gouged out. Metaphors of monstrosity and perversions of nature structure the dramatic action, and the play's ending remains one of the most harrowing in all of Shakespeare. Many see a profound despair and nihilism in King Lear, and would agree with Kent's conclusion that "All's cheerless, dark and deadly". Other writers have identified a radical but pessimistic critique of contemporary conceptions of kingship and absolutist authority, yet it remains a remarkable tragedy of public misjudgement and intensely private grief and anguish. --Jerry Brotton

  • Love's Labor's Lost
    by William Shakespeare, Paul Werstine Ph.D.
    ISBN 0743484924 (0-7434-8492-4)
    Softcover, Washington Square Pr 2005-06-28

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    Folger Shakespeare Library
    The world's leading center for Shakespeare studies
    " 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 leading Shakespeare scholar, William C. Carroll, providing a modern perspective on the play
    " Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books
    The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs.

  • Shakespeare, William: Macbeth (Folger Shakespeare Library)
    Macbeth (Folger Shakespeare Library)
    by William Shakespeare, Paul Werstine
    ISBN 0743466594 (0-7434-6659-4)
    Hardcover, Washington Square Press

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  • Measure for Measure (Folger Shakespeare Library)
    by William Shakespeare, Paul Werstine
    ISBN 0743484908 (0-7434-8490-8)
    Simon & Schuster

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    A dark and difficult play, Measure for Measure has been a popular play since the latter half of the 20th century for its prescient dramatisation of the issues of sexual and political hypocrisy, and the ways in which the state interferes in the private lives of its citizens. Set in Duke Vincentio's Vienna, where poverty, disease and prostitution are rife, Claudio and his fiancée Juliet are arrested for having sex before marriage, and Claudio is sentenced to death. Angelo, the Duke's deputy, who stands in for the Duke whilst he ostensibly goes off on a pilgrimage, enthusiastically endorses the sentence. In fact the Duke remains behind the scenes, watching Angelo as he falls for Claudio's sister Isabella, who comes to beg for her brother's life. Angelo is a wonderful creation, loathsome yet fascinating as he struggles with the double standards of his enforcement of draconian laws whilst lusting after the sister of the man he is prepared to execute, debating "The tempter or the tempted, who sins most?".

    No one is spared Shakespeare's withering look at the mores of early 17th-century life, not even the pimps and madams who try to get by in the midst of the Duke's bizarre and coercive disguises and performances. The deeply ambiguous ending of Measure for Measure confirms it as one of Shakespeare's most ambivalent and arguably despairing plays. --Jerry Brotton

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  • Mermaid Tales from Around the World
    by Mary Pope Osborne, Paul Werstine
    ISBN 0439047811 (0-439-04781-1)
    Softcover, Scholastic

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    The book presents legends and tales that have stirred the imaginations of people. From Andersen's Little Mermaid to Nigerian Fish Husband, these sea spirits all determine their own fate.

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
    by William Shakespeare, Paul Werstine
    ISBN 074346656X (0-7434-6656-X)
    Hardcover, Washington Square Press

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  • Much Ado About Nothing (Folger Shakespeare Library)
    by William Shakespeare, Paul Werstine Ph.D.
    ISBN 0743484940 (0-7434-8494-0)
    Softcover, Simon & Schuster

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    FOLGER Shakespeare Library
    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 Gail Kern Paster
    The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is home to theworld's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet forShakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open tothe public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performancesand programs. For more information, visit www.folger.edu.

  • Pericles, Prince of Tyre
    by William Shakespeare, Paul Werstine ,Barbara A. Mowat
    ISBN 074327329X (0-7432-7329-X)
    Softcover, Washington Square Pr

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    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

  • Shakespeare, William: Romeo and Juliet
    Romeo and Juliet
    by William Shakespeare, Paul Werstine
    ISBN 0743466551 (0-7434-6655-1)
    Hardcover, Washington Square Press

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  • Romeo and Juliet West Side Story (Signet Classic Shakespeare)
    by William Shakespeare, Paul Werstine
    ISBN 0812416562 (0-8124-1656-2)
    Hardcover, Perfection Learning

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    Book summary:

    The tragedy of love thwarted by fate has always intrigued writers.  In the sixteenth century, William Shakespeare took this theme and fashioned one of the world's great plays: Romeo And Juliet.  In our own time, Shakespeare's drama has been used as a basis for the overwhelmingly successful musical play West Side Story.  Though one of these works is set among the nobility of Verona, and the other among immigrant families of New York's West Side, both tell the story of the plight of young star-crossed" lovers.



    As Norris Houghton writes in his introduction: "What we see is that all four young people strive to consummate the happiness at the threshold on which they stand and which they have tasted so briefly.  All four are deprived of the opportunity to do so, the Renaissance couple by the caprice of fate, today's youngsters by the prejudice and hatred engendered around them....



    "Poets and playwrights will continue to write of youthful lovers whom fate drives into and out of each other's lives.  The spectacle will always trouble and move us, even as the two dramas in this volume do today."

  • Shakespeare, William: Shakespeare's Sonnet and Poems
    Shakespeare's Sonnet and Poems
    by William Shakespeare, Barbara A. Mowat, Paul Werstine
    ISBN 1417799234 (1-4177-9923-4)
    San Val

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  • Shakespeare's Sonnets & Poems (Folger Shakespeare Library)
    by William Shakespeare, Paul Werstine
    ISBN 0743273281 (0-7432-7328-1)
    Softcover, Simon & Schuster

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    Book summary:

    FOLGER SHAKESPEARE LIBRARY

    THE WORLD'S LEADING CENTER FOR SHAKESPEARE STUDIES

    This edition includes:


    • Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on the page facing each sonnet and poem
    • A brief introduction to each sonnet and poem, providing insight and context
    • Introductions to reading Shakespeare's language in the sonnets and in the poems
    • Essays by leading Shakespeare scholars who provide modern perspectives on the sonnets and on the poems
    • Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books


    Essays by Lynne Magnusson and Catherine Belsey

    The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit www.folger.edu.

  • The Taming of the Shrew (New Folger Library Shakespeare)
    by William Shakespeare, Paul Werstine Ph.D.
    ISBN 0743452976 (0-7434-5297-6)
    Hardcover, Washington Square Press

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    Renowned as Shakespeare's most boisterous comedy, The Taming of the Shrew is the tale of two young men -- the hopeful Lucentio and the worldly Petruchio -- and the two sisters they meet in Padua. Lucentio falls in love with Bianca, the apparently ideal younger daughter of the wealthy Baptista Minola. But before they can marry, Bianca's formidable elder sister, Katherine, must be wed. Petruchio, interested only in the huge dowry, arranges to marry Katherine -- against her will -- and enters into a battle of the sexes that has endured as one of Shakespeare's most enjoyable works.

  • The Tempest (New Folger Library Shakespeare)
    by William Shakespeare, Paul Werstine
    ISBN 074345295X (0-7434-5295-X)
    Hardcover, Washington Square Press

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    In The Tempest, long considered one of Shakespeare's most lyrical plays, Prospero -- a magician on an enchanted island -- punishes his enemies, brings happiness to his daughter, and comes to terms with human use of supernatural power. The Tempest embodies both seemingly timeless romance and the historically specific moment in which Europe begins to explore and conquer the New World. Its complexity of thought, its range of characters -- from the spirit Ariel and the monster Caliban to the beautiful Miranda and her prince Ferdinand -- its poetic beauty, and its exploration of difficult questions that still haunt us today make this play wonderfully compelling.

    THE NEW FOLGER

    LIBRARY SHAKESPEARE

    Designed to make Shakespeare's great plays available to all readers, the New Folger Library edition of Shakespeare's plays provides accurate texts in modern spelling and punctuation, as well as scene-by-scene action summaries, full explanatory notes, many pictures clarifying Shakespeare's language, and notes recording all significant departures from the early printed versions. Each play is prefaced by a brief introduction, by a guide to reading Shakespeare's language, and by accounts of his life and theater. Each play is followed by an annotated list of further readings and by a "Modern Perspective" written by an expert on that particular play.

  • Timon of Athens (Folger Shakespeare Library)
    by William Shakespeare, Paul Werstine
    ISBN 0671479555 (0-671-47955-5)
    Simon & Schuster

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    FOLGER SHAKESPEARE LIBRARY

    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 Coppélia Kahn

    The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit www.folger.edu.

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  • Shakespeare, William: Titus Andronicus (Folger Shakespeare Library)
    Titus Andronicus (Folger Shakespeare Library)
    by William Shakespeare, Barbara A. Mowat, Paul Werstine
    ISBN 1435291786 (1-4352-9178-6)
    Paw Prints 2008-05-29

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  • The Tragedy Of Richard II
    by William Shakespeare, Barbara A. Mowat, Paul Werstine
    ISBN 0743484916 (0-7434-8491-6)
    Softcover, Washington Square Pr 2005-06-28

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    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 an outstanding scholar providing a modern perspective on the play
    " Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books

    Essay by Phyllis Rackin

    The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit www.folger.edu.

  • Troilus and Cressida (Folger Shakespeare Library)
    by William Shakespeare, Paul Werstine
    ISBN 0743273311 (0-7432-7331-1)
    Simon & Schuster

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    FOLGER Shakespeare Library

    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 Jonathan Gil Harris

      The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs.

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  • Twelfth Night (Folger Shakespeare Library)
    by William Shakespeare, Paul Werstine
    ISBN 0743484967 (0-7434-8496-7)
    Softcover, Simon & Schuster

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    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 Catherine Belsey
    The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is home to theworld's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet forShakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open tothe public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performancesand programs. For more information, visit www.folger.edu.

  • The Two Gentlemen Of Verona (Folger Shakespeare Library)
    by William Shakespeare, Dr. Barbara A. Mowat, Paul Werstine
    ISBN 0671039547 (0-671-03954-7)
    Washington Square Press

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    The world's leading center for Shakespeare studies

    Each edition includes:

    " 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 Jeffrey Masten

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