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Jonathan Bate

Jonathan Bate is a professor of Shakespeare and Renaissance literature at the University of Warwick. Widely known as a critic, award-winning biographer, and broadcaster, Bate is the author of several books on Shakespeare and principal editor of the Modern Library’s and Royal Shakespeare Company’s highly acclaimed William Shakespeare: Complete Works.

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Soul of the Age
Written by Jonathan Bate
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | October 2010
$18.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7181-1 (0-8129-7181-7)

“One man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages.”

In this illuminating, innovative biography, Jonathan Bate, one of today’s most accomplished Shakespearean scholars, has found a fascinating new way to tell the story of the great dramatist. Using the Bard’s own immortal list of a man’s seven ages in... Read more






All's Well That Ends Well
Written by William Shakespeare, Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | September 2011
$8.00/9.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-6937-5 (0-8129-6937-5)

“A young man married is a man that’s marr’d.”
—All’s Well That Ends Well
 
Eminent Shakespearean scholars Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen provide a fresh new edition of this classic play about gender, desire, and sexual love.
 
THIS VOLUME ALSO INCLUDES MORE THAN A HUNDRED PAGES OF EXCLUSIVE FEATURES:
 
• an original Introduction to All’s... Read more






Antony and Cleopatra
Written by William Shakespeare, Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | April 2009
$5.95/6.99(Canada) | 978-0-8129-6918-4 (0-8129-6918-9)

Written at the pinnacle of Shakespeare’s career and featuring his most soaring poetic idiom, Antony and Cleopatra is both an immortal love story and a political drama played out on a global scale.

Under the editorial supervision of Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen, two of today’s most accomplished Shakespearean scholars, this Modern... Read more






As You Like It
Written by William Shakespeare, Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | May 2010
$8.00/10.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-6922-1 (0-8129-6922-7)

Uncertain of their standing in court and fearing for their lives, Rosalind and Orlando are forced into exile in the Forest of Arden, only to become entangled in a beguiling game of love, lust, and mistaken identity. One of Shakespeare’s great comedies, As You Like It subverts the traditional rules of... Read more






The Comedy of Errors
Written by William Shakespeare, Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | June 2011
$8.00/9.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-6933-7 (0-8129-6933-2)

“I see two husbands, or mine eyes deceive me.”
The Comedy of Errors
 
Eminent Shakespearean scholars Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen provide a fresh new edition of this raucous story of mistaken identity and family—along with more than a hundred pages of exclusive features, including
 
• an original Introduction to The Comedy of Errors
&bull...

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Coriolanus
Written by William Shakespeare, Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | June 2011
$8.00/9.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-6934-4 (0-8129-6934-0)

“O mother, mother! What have you done?”
Coriolanus


Eminent Shakespearean scholars Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen provide a fresh new edition of this gripping political and personal tragedy—along with more than a hundred pages of exclusive features, including
 
• an original Introduction to Coriolanus
• incisive scene-by-scene synopsis and analysis with vital facts about the... Read more






Cymbeline
Written by William Shakespeare, Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | September 2011
$8.00/9.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-6942-9 (0-8129-6942-1)

“Golden lads and girls all must,
As chimney-sweepers, come to dust.”
—Cymbeline
 
Eminent Shakespearean scholars Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen provide a fresh new edition of this classic tragedy in which nothing is as it seems.
 
THIS VOLUME ALSO INCLUDES MORE THAN A HUNDRED PAGES OF EXCLUSIVE FEATURES:
 
• an original Introduction to Cymbeline
• incisive... Read more






Hamlet
Written by William Shakespeare, Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | August 2008
$8.00/9.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-6909-2 (0-8129-6909-X)

A continuation of the major series of individual Shakespeare plays from the world renowned Royal Shakespeare Company, edited by two brilliant, younger generation Shakespearean scholars Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen

Incorporating definitive text and cutting-edge notes from William Shakespeare: Complete Works-the first authoritative, modernized edition of Shakespeare's First Folio in more than... Read more






Henry IV, Part 1
Written by William Shakespeare, Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | August 2009
$8.00/9.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-6924-5 (0-8129-6924-3)

Henry IV sits on a usurped throne, his conscience and his nobles in revolt, while his son Hal is immersed in a self-indulgent life of revelry with the notorious Sir John Falstaff. Shakespeare explores questions of kingship and honor in this masterly mingling of history, comedy, and tragedy.

Under the editorial... Read more






Henry IV, Part 2
Written by William Shakespeare, Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | August 2009
$5.95/6.99(Canada) | 978-0-8129-6925-2 (0-8129-6925-1)

After defeat at the Battle of Shrewsbury the rebels regroup. But Prince Hal’s reluctance to inherit the crown threatens to destroy the ailing Henry IV’s dream of a lasting dynasty. Shakespeare’s portrait of the prodigal son’s journey from youth to maturity embraces the full panorama of society.

Under the editorial supervision... Read more






Henry V
Written by William Shakespeare, Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | May 2010
$8.00/10.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-6926-9 (0-8129-6926-X)

With his family’s claim to the throne uncertain, Henry seeks to secure his position by turning the country’s attention abroad. But when his outnumbered army is trapped at Agincourt, disaster seems inevitable. Shakespeare probes notions of leadership and power in this iconic depiction of England’s charismatic warrior king.

Under the editorial... Read more






Henry VI
Written by William Shakespeare, Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | April 2012
$12.00/14.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-6940-5 (0-8129-6940-5)

“The gaudy, blabbing and remorseful day
Is crept into the bosom of the sea.”
—Henry VI
 
Eminent Shakespearean scholars Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen provide a fresh new edition of the three-part classic history that revolves around the epic, dynastic Wars of the Roses.
 
THIS VOLUME ALSO INCLUDES MORE... Read more






Julius Caesar
Written by William Shakespeare, Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | June 2011
$8.00/9.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-6936-8 (0-8129-6936-7)

“It must be by his death.”
Julius Caesar

 
Eminent Shakespearean scholars Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen provide a fresh new edition of this masterpiece of political power play and manipulation—along with more than a hundred pages of exclusive features, including:
 
• an original Introduction to Julius Caesar
• incisive scene-by-scene synopsis and analysis with vital...

Read more






King John & Henry VIII
Written by William Shakespeare, Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | April 2012
$10.00/12.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-6939-9 (0-8129-6939-1)

“Mad world, mad kings, mad composition!”
—King John
 
In one volume, eminent Shakespearean scholars Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen provide fresh new editions of two classic histories: Henry VIII and King John.
 
THIS VOLUME ALSO INCLUDES MORE THAN A HUNDRED PAGES OF EXCLUSIVE FEATURES:
 
• original Introductions to... Read more






King Lear
Written by William Shakespeare, Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | April 2009
$8.00/9.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-6911-5 (0-8129-6911-1)

King Lear is Shakespeare’s bleakest and profoundest tragedy, a searing dramatization of humankind at the edge of apocalypse that explores the family and the nature of being with passion, poetry, and dark humor.

Under the editorial supervision of Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen, two of today’s most accomplished Shakespearean scholars, this Modern... Read more






Love's Labour's Lost
Written by William Shakespeare, Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | August 2008
$5.95/6.99(Canada) | 978-0-8129-6914-6 (0-8129-6914-6)

A continuation of the major series of individual Shakespeare plays from the world renowned Royal Shakespeare Company, edited by two brilliant, younger generation Shakespearean scholars Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen

Incorporating definitive text and cutting-edge notes from William Shakespeare: Complete Works-the first authoritative, modernized edition of Shakespeare's First Folio in more than... Read more






Macbeth
Written by William Shakespeare, Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | April 2009
$8.00/10.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-6916-0 (0-8129-6916-2)

One of Shakespeare’s most popular plays, filled with fierce, violent action, Macbeth is a human drama of ambition, desire, and guilt in a world of blood and darkness, with whispers of the supernatural.

Under the editorial supervision of Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen, two of today’s most accomplished Shakespearean scholars, this Modern... Read more






Measure for Measure
Written by William Shakespeare, Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | September 2010
$8.00/9.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-6928-3 (0-8129-6928-6)

Eminent Shakespearean scholars Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen provide a fresh new edition of this powerful play that explores sexual hypocrisy and questions morality at all levels of society. This volume also includes more than a hundred pages of exclusive features, including:
 
• an original Introduction to Measure for Measure
• incisive scene-by-scene... Read more






The Merchant of Venice
Written by William Shakespeare, Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | May 2010
$5.95/6.99(Canada) | 978-0-8129-6927-6 (0-8129-6927-8)

As the citizens of Venice compete for advantageous marriages, wealth, and status, a moneylender is intent on deadly revenge. Mistrust and resentment thrive in Shakespeare’s dark comedy.

Under the editorial supervision of Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen, two of today’s most accomplished Shakespearean scholars, this Modern Library series incorporates definitive texts and... Read more






The Merry Wives of Windsor
Written by William Shakespeare, Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | June 2011
$8.00/9.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-6932-0 (0-8129-6932-4)

“Why, then the world’s mine oyster.”
The Merry Wives of Windsor
 
Eminent Shakespearean scholars Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen provide a fresh new edition of this popular comedy of love, laughter, and merriment—along with more than a hundred pages of exclusive features, including
 
• an original Introduction to The Merry Wives of Windsor
• incisive... Read more






A Midsummer Night's Dream
Written by William Shakespeare, Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | August 2008
$8.00/10.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-6912-2 (0-8129-6912-X)

A continuation of the major series of individual Shakespeare plays from the world renowned Royal Shakespeare Company, edited by two brilliant, younger generation Shakespearean scholars Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen

Incorporating definitive text and cutting-edge notes from William Shakespeare: Complete Works-the first authoritative, modernized edition of Shakespeare's First Folio in more than... Read more






Much Ado About Nothing
Written by William Shakespeare, Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | August 2009
$8.00/9.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-6917-7 (0-8129-6917-0)

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






Othello
Written by William Shakespeare, Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | August 2009
$8.00/10.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-6915-3 (0-8129-6915-4)

Shakespeare shines a fierce spotlight on the jealous heart and on our attitudes toward the outsider. A story of its time and for our time, full of terror and beauty, Othello is urgent, gripping, radical, and beautiful.

Under the editorial supervision of Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen, two of today’s most accomplished... Read more






Pericles
Written by William Shakespeare, Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | April 2012
$8.00/10.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-6943-6 (0-8129-6943-X)

“This world to me is but a ceaseless storm
Whirring me from my friends.”
—Pericles
 
Eminent Shakespearean scholars Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen provide a fresh new edition of this classic tragicomedy of good and evil in many guises.
 
THIS VOLUME ALSO INCLUDES MORE THAN A HUNDRED PAGES OF... Read more






Richard II
Written by William Shakespeare, Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | September 2010
$5.95/6.99(Canada) | 978-0-8129-6930-6 (0-8129-6930-8)

Eminent Shakespearean scholars Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen provide a fresh new edition of Richard II, chronologically the first of the eight plays in Shakespeare’s History Cycle, which marks the beginning of a great schism within the nobility of England that will leave the nation riven by bloody conflict for the... Read more





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