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Cat On a Hot Tin Roof
Williams, Tennessee
(Paperback)

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof first heated up Broadway in 1955 with its gothic American story of brothers vying for their dying father's inheritance amid a whirlwind of sexuality, untethered in the person of Maggie the Cat. The play also daringly showcased the burden of sexuality repressed in the agony o...


The Empty Space
Brook, Peter
(Paperback)

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What differentiates Brook's writing from so many other theatrical gurus is its extraordinary clarity. His gentle illumination of the four types of theater is conversational, even chatty, and though passionately felt, it's entirely lacking in the sort of didactic bombast that flaws many similar te...


Iago: The Strategies of Evil
Bloom, Harold
(Hardcover)

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From one of the greatest Shakespeare scholars of our time, Harold Bloom presents Othello’s Iago, perhaps the Bard’s most compelling villain - the fourth in a series of five short books about the great playwright’s most significant personalities.In all of literature, few antagonists have displayed...


Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human
Bloom, Harold
(Paperback)

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Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human is the culmination of a lifetime of reading, writing about, and teaching Shakespeare. Preeminent literary critic Harold Bloom leads us through a comprehensive reading of every one of the dramatist's plays, brilliantly illuminating each work with unrivaled w...


Lear: The Great Image of Authority (Shakespeare's Personalities)
Bloom, Harold
(Hardcover)

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Harold Bloom, regarded by some as the greatest Shakespeare scholar of our time, presents an intimate, wise, deeply compelling portrait of King Lear - the third in his series of five short books about the great playwright’s most significant personalities.


Cleopatra: I Am Fire and Air (Shakespeare's Personalities, Bk. 2)
Bloom, Harold
(Paperback)

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Cleopatra is one of the most famous women in history—and thanks to Shakespeare, one of the most intriguing personalities in literature. She is lover of Marc Antony, defender of Egypt, and, perhaps most enduringly, a champion of life. Cleopatra is supremely vexing, tragic, and complex. She has fas...


Stay, Illusion! - The Hamlet Doctrine
Critchley, Simon
(Paperback)

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The figure of Hamlet haunts our culture like the Ghost haunts him. Arguably, no literary work, not even the Bible, is more familiar to us than Shakespeare's Hamlet. Everyone knows at least six words from the play; often people know many more. Yet the play--Shakespeare's longest--is more than "pas...


Richard III (Modern Library Classics)
Shakespeare, William
(Paperback)

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The dramatic concluding months of The Wars of the Roses provide the setting for Shakespeare’s incomparable saga of power and intrigue. Under the editorial supervision of Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen, two of today’s most accomplished Shakespearean scholars, this Modern Library series incorpora...


Curtain Up - Agatha Christie: A Life in the Theatre
Green, Julius
(Hardcover)

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From the producer of numerous Agatha Christie stage plays comes the first book to examine the world’s bestselling mystery writer’s career and work as a playwright, published to commemorate her 125th birthday.Agatha Christie has long been revered around the world for her mysteries and the indelibl...


Antony and Cleopatra (Penguin Classic)
Shakespeare, William
(Paperback)

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A battle-hardened soldier, Antony is one of the three leaders of the Roman world. But he is also a man in the grip of an all-consuming passion for the tempestuous and alluring queen of Egypt, Cleopatra. And when their life of pleasure together is threatened by encroaching politics, the conflict b...


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