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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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Romeo and Juliet
Written by William Shakespeare, Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | August 2009
$8.00/9.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-6921-4 (0-8129-6921-9)

In a society dominated by religion and bound by ties of strict family loyalty, two teenagers are trapped by their secret love. As a dangerous vendetta spills onto the streets, the young lovers are forced to risk all to be together in Shakespeare’s fast-paced tragedy of thwarted love.

Under the editorial supervision... Read more






The Sonnets and Other Poems
Written by William Shakespeare, Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | April 2009
$8.00/10.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-6920-7 (0-8129-6920-0)

Shakespeare became famous as a dazzling poet before most people even knew that he wrote plays. His sonnets are the English language’s most extraordinary anatomy of love in all its dimensions–desire and despair, longing and loss, adoration and disgust. To read them is to confront morality and eternity in the same... Read more






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






The Taming of the Shrew
Written by William Shakespeare, Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | September 2010
$8.00/10.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-6929-0 (0-8129-6929-4)

 
Eminent Shakespearean scholars Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen provide a fresh new edition of this scathing account of manners and matrimony—along with more than a hundred pages of exclusive features, including:
 
• an original Introduction to The Taming of the Shrew
• incisive scene-by-scene synopsis and analysis with vital facts about the work
&bull... Read more






The Tempest
Written by William Shakespeare, Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | August 2008
$8.00/9.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-6910-8 (0-8129-6910-3)

Generally believed to be the last play written solely by Shakespeare, The Tempest centers on a banished noble who uses sorcery to confront his foes. In this play, Shakespeare offers some of his most insightful meditations on themes ranging from vengeance and forgiveness to nature and nurture.

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Titus Andronicus & Timon of Athens
Written by William Shakespeare, Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | September 2011
$10.00/11.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-6935-1 (0-8129-6935-9)

“These words are razors to my wounded heart.”
—Titus Andronicus
 
“We have seen better days.”
—Timon of Athens
 
Eminent Shakespearean scholars Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen provide fresh new editions of the two great tragedies: Titus Adronicus, a graphic story of revenge, and Timon of Athens, a cautionary tale about false friends and unearned loyalty.
 
THIS... Read more






Troilus and Cressida
Written by William Shakespeare, Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | September 2010
$5.95/6.99(Canada) | 978-0-8129-6931-3 (0-8129-6931-6)

Eminent Shakespearean scholars Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen provide a fresh new edition of this classic tragedy of politics and war, honor and love—along with more than a hundred pages of exclusive features, including:
 
• an original Introduction to Troilus and Cressida
• incisive scene-by-scene synopsis and analysis with vital facts about the... Read more






Twelfth Night
Written by William Shakespeare, Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | May 2010
$8.00/10.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-6923-8 (0-8129-6923-5)

A pair of twins are separated by a shipwreck, each believing the other has drowned. A lovesick duke woos a countess deep in mourning for her brother, while her rowdy household plots the downfall of her puritanical steward. Disguise, confusion, and mistaken identity follow in Shakespeare’s great comedy of love in... Read more






The Two Gentlemen of Verona
Written by William Shakespeare, Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | September 2011
$8.00/9.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-6938-2 (0-8129-6938-3)

“They do not love that do not show their love.”
—Two Gentlemen of Verona
 
Eminent Shakespearean scholars Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen provide a fresh new edition of the classic comedy of courtship and delicious rivalry.
 
THIS VOLUME ALSO INCLUDES MORE THAN A HUNDRED PAGES OF EXCLUSIVE FEATURES:
 
• an original Introduction to Two Gentlemen... Read more






William Shakespeare Complete Works
Written by William Shakespeare, Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen
Modern Library | Hardcover | April 2007
$75.00/85.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-64295-4 (0-679-64295-1)

FROM THE WORLD FAMOUS ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY, THE FIRST AUTHORITATIVE, MODERNIZED, AND CORRECTED EDITION OF SHAKESPEARE’S FIRST FOLIO IN THREE CENTURIES.

Skillfully assembled by Shakespeare’s fellow actors in 1623, the First Folio was the original Complete Works. It is arguably the most important literary work in the English language. But starting with... Read more






The Winter's Tale
Written by William Shakespeare, Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | April 2009
$8.00/9.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-6919-1 (0-8129-6919-7)

One of the last plays Shakespeare penned on his own, The Winter’s Tale is a transcendent work of death and rebirth, exploring irrational sexual jealousy, the redemptive world of nature, and the magical power of art.

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





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