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Henry V

Written by William Shakespeare
Edited by David Bevington and David Scott Kastan


Format: Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: January 1, 1988
Price: $4.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-21295-2 (0-553-21295-8)

An exciting new edition of the complete works of Shakespeare with these features: Illustrated with photographs from New York Shakespeare Festival productions, vivid readable readable introductions for each play by noted scholar David Bevington, a lively personal foreword by Joseph Papp, an insightful essay on the play in performance, modern spelling... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, eBook and a trade paperback.

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Henry VI
Parts One, Two, and Three
Written by William Shakespeare


Format: Paperback, 608 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: January 1, 1988
Price: $6.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-21285-3 (0-553-21285-0)

An exciting new edition of the complete works of Shakespeare with these features: Illustrated with photographs from New York Shakespeare Festival productions, vivid readable readable introductions for each play by noted scholar David Bevington, a lively personal foreword by Joseph Papp, an insightful essay on the play in performance, modern spelling... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, eBook and a trade paperback.

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Julius Caesar

Written by William Shakespeare
Edited by David Bevington and David Scott Kastan


Format: Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: January 1, 1988
Price: $4.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-21296-9 (0-553-21296-6)

In this striking tragedy of political conflict, Shakespeare turns to the ancient Roman world and to the famous assassination of Julius Caesar by his republican opponents. The play is one of tumultuous rivalry, of prophetic warnings--"Beware the ides of March"--and of moving public oratory "Friends, Romans, countrymen!" Ironies abound and most... Read more >
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King John and Henry VIII

Written by William Shakespeare


Format: Paperback, 592 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: January 7, 1988
Price: $5.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-21286-0 (0-553-21286-9)

These two history plays -- one written in the early days of Shakespeare's career and one at the very end -- are alike in the complexity of their political vision. King John probes the nature of good and evil as self-interest and ruthless ambition proceed unchecked while an unpopular ruler wages... Read more >
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King Lear

Written by William Shakespeare
Edited by David Bevington and David Scott Kastan


Format: Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: January 1, 1988
Price: $4.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-21297-6 (0-553-21297-4)

A king foolishly divides his kingdom between his scheming two oldest daughters and estranges himself from the daughter who loves him. So begins this profoundly moving and disturbing tragedy that, perhaps more than any other work in literature, challenges the notion of a coherent and just universe. The king and others... Read more >
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The Late Romances

Written by William Shakespeare


Format: Paperback, 848 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: January 1, 1988
Price: $6.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-21288-4 (0-553-21288-5)

Contains Pericles, Cymbeline, The Winter's Tale and The Tempest.  An exciting new edition of the complete works of Shakespeare with these features: Illustrated with photographs from New York Shakespeare Festival productions, vivid readable readable introductions for each play by noted scholar David Bevington, a lively personal foreword by Joseph Papp, an insightful... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Macbeth

Written by William Shakespeare
Edited by David Bevington and David Scott Kastan


Format: Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: January 1, 1988
Price: $4.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-21298-3 (0-553-21298-2)

No dramatist has ever seen with more frightening clarity into the heart and mind of a murderer than has Shakespeare in this brilliant and bloody tragedy of evil. Taunted into asserting his "masculinity" by his ambitious wife, Macbeth chooses to embrace the Weird Sisters' prophecy and kill his king--and, thus, seals... Read more >
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Measure for Measure, Troilus and Cressida, and All's Well that Ends Well

Written by William Shakespeare


Format: Paperback, 640 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: January 1, 1988
Price: $6.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-21287-7 (0-553-21287-7)

An exciting new edition of the complete works of Shakespeare with these features: Illustrated with photographs from New York Shakespeare Festival productions, vivid readable readable introductions for each play by noted scholar David Bevington, a lively personal foreword by Joseph Papp, an insightful essay on the play in performance, modern... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Merchant of Venice

Written by William Shakespeare
Edited by David Bevington and David Scott Kastan


Format: Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: January 1, 1988
Price: $4.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-21299-0 (0-553-21299-0)

The Merchant of Venice is an intriguing drama of love, greed and revenge. At its heart, the play contrasts the characters of the maddened and vengeful Shylock, a Venetian moneylender, with the gracious, level-headed Portia, a wealthy young woman besieged by suitors. At the play's climax, Shylock insists that a binding... Read more >
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Written by William Shakespeare
Edited by David Bevington and David Scott Kastan


Format: Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: January 1, 1988
Price: $4.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-21300-3 (0-553-21300-8)

An exciting new edition of the complete works of Shakespeare with these features: Illustrated with photographs from New York Shakespeare Festival productions, vivid readable readable introductions for each play by noted scholar David Bevington, a lively personal foreword by Joseph Papp, an insightful essay on the play in performance, modern spelling... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, eBook and a trade paperback.

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Much Ado About Nothing

Written by William Shakespeare
Edited by David Bevington and David Scott Kastan


Format: Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: January 1, 1988
Price: $4.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-21301-0 (0-553-21301-6)

Set in a courtly world of masked revels and dances, this play turns on the archetypal story if a lady falsely accused of unfaithfulness, spurned by her bridegroom, and finally vindicated and reunited with him. Villainy, schemes, and deceit threatens to darken the brilliant humor and sparkling wordplay--but the hilarious counterplot... Read more >
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Othello

Written by William Shakespeare and David Scott Kastan
Edited by David Bevington


Format: Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: January 1, 1988
Price: $4.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-21302-7 (0-553-21302-4)

This great tragedy of unsurpassed intensity and emotion is played out against Renaissance splendor. The doomed marriage of Desdemona to the Moor Othello is the focus of a storm of tension, incited by the consumately evil villain Iago, that culminates in one of the most deeply moving scences in theatrical history... Read more >
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Richard II

Written by William Shakespeare


Format: Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: January 1, 1988
Price: $6.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-21303-4 (0-553-21303-2)

An exciting new edition of the complete works of Shakespeare with these features: Illustrated with photographs from New York Shakespeare Festival productions, vivid readable readable introductions for each play by noted scholar David Bevington, a lively personal foreword by Joseph Papp, an insightful essay on the play in performance, modern spelling... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, eBook and a trade paperback.

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Richard III

Written by William Shakespeare


Format: Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: January 1, 1988
Price: $6.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-21304-1 (0-553-21304-0)

An exciting new edition of the complete works of Shakespeare with these features: Illustrated with photographs from New York Shakespeare Festival productions, vivid readable readable introductions for each play by noted scholar David Bevington, a lively personal foreword by Joseph Papp, an insightful essay on the play in performance, modern spelling... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, eBook and a trade paperback.

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Romeo and Juliet

Written by William Shakespeare


Format: Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: January 1, 1988
Price: $4.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-21305-8 (0-553-21305-9)

The magnificent, timeless drama is the world's most famous tale of "star-crossed lovers." The young, unshakable love of Juliet and Romeo defies the feud that divides their families--the Capulets and Montagues--as their desperate need to be together, their secret meetings, and finally their concealed marriage drive them toward tragedy. A masterwork... Read more >

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The Taming of the Shrew

Written by William Shakespeare
Edited by David Bevington and David Scott Kastan


Format: Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: January 1, 1988
Price: $4.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-21306-5 (0-553-21306-7)

In a battle between the sexes, Shakespeare has created a farce filled with practical jokes and sight gags which add fun to the story of how Petruchio tries to win over Katherina. An exciting new edition of the complete works of Shakespeare with these features: Illustrated with photographs from New York... Read more >
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The Tempest

Written by William Shakespeare


Format: Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: January 1, 1988
Price: $4.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-21307-2 (0-553-21307-5)

This joyous play, the last comedy of Shakespeare's career, sums up his stagecraft with a display of seemingly effortless skill. Prospero, exiled Duke of Milan, living on an enchanted island, has the opportunity to punish and forgive his enemies when he raises a tempest that drives them ashore--as well as to... Read more >
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Three Early Comedies
Love's Labor's Lost, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Merry Wives of Windsor
Written by William Shakespeare


Format: Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: January 1, 1988
Price: $6.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-21282-2 (0-553-21282-6)

Includes Love's Labor Lost, The Two Gentlemen of Verona and The Merry Wives of Windsor. An exciting new edition of the complete works of Shakespeare with these features: Illustrated with photographs from New York Shakespeare Festival productions, vivid readable readable introductions for each play by noted scholar David Bevington, a lively... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Twelfth Night

Written by William Shakespeare
Edited by David Bevington and David Scott Kastan


Format: Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: January 1, 1988
Price: $4.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-21308-9 (0-553-21308-3)

Set in a topsy-turvy world like a holiday revel, this comedy devises a romantic plot around separated twins, misplaced passions, and mistaken identity. Juxtaposed to it is the satirical story of a self-deluded steward who dreams of becoming "Count Malvolio" only to receive his comeuppance at the hands of the merrymakers... Read more >
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Oberammergau
The Troubling Story of the World's Most Famous Passion Play
Written by James Shapiro


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 12, 2001
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70852-7 (0-375-70852-9)

The Bavarian village of Oberammergau has staged the trial, crucifixion, and resurrection of Christ nearly every decade since 1634. Each production of the Passion Play attracts hundreds of thousands, many drawn by the spiritual benefits it promises. Yet Hitler called it a convincing portrayal of the menace of Jewry, and in... Read more >
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Philoctetes

Written by Sophocles
Translated by Bryan Doerries


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 12, 2014
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-101-87368-7 (1-101-87368-X)

The Trojan War has been raging for nine long years.

Desperate for victory and a return home, the Greeks have been told by a seer that there is only one way to defeat Troy: the great archer Philoctetes and his magical bow must be returned from exile.

The Greek army had... Read more >

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The Theban Plays

Written by Sophocles
Translated by David Grene
Introduction by Charles Segal


Format: Hardcover, 280 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: October 18, 1994
Price: $22.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-43132-9 (0-679-43132-2)

The legends surrounding Oedipus of Thebes and his ill-fated offspring provide the subject matter for Sophocles’ three greatest plays, which together represent Greek drama at the pinnacle of its achievement.
Oedipus the King, the most famous of the three, has been characterized by critics from Aristotle to Coleridge as the perfect exemplar... Read more >

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Plays by and about Women

Edited by Victoria Sullivan


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 12, 1974
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-394-71896-5 (0-394-71896-8)

The theater has always been considered a mirror of its time, and many twentieth-century plays have reflected changing views of women. A large number of these, however, have been by men. Here is a volume of eight plays, all written in this century, in which leading women dramatists present their own... Read more >

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The Complete Plays

Written by John M. Synge


Format: Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 12, 1960
Price: $12.00
ISBN: 978-0-394-70178-3 (0-394-70178-X)

Includes The Playboy of the Western World, Riders to the Sea, In the Shadow of the Glen, The Well of Saints, The Tinker's Wedding, and Deidre of the Sorrows. The complete texts of all the plays by J.M. Synge, produced at the Abbey Theatre, which Synge founded with Lady Gregory and... Read more >
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White Walls
Collected Stories
Written by Tatyana Tolstaya
Contribution by Antonina Bouis
Translated by Jamey Gambrell


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: April 17, 2007
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-197-4 (1-59017-197-7)

The wonderful verve, unflagging verbal invention, and wicked charm that Tatyana Tolstaya brings to the short story have earned her a devoted audience all over the world. Edna O’Brien has called her “an enchantress.” Anita Desai has spoken of her work’s “richness and ardent life.” Stemming from a Russian tradition of... Read more >
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