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Mythos: The Greek Myths RetoldMythos: The Greek Myths Retold
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What a Time to be Alone: The Slumflower's Sunday Times bestselling guide to why you are already enoughWhat a Time to be Alone: The Slumflower's Sunday…
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An Inspector Calls (Heinemann Plays For 14-16+)An Inspector Calls (Heinemann Plays For 14-16+)
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Sugarlump and the Unicorn (Julia Donaldson/Lydia Monks)Sugarlump and the Unicorn (Julia Donaldson/Lydia…
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An Inspector Calls and Other Plays (Penguin Modern Classics)An Inspector Calls and Other Plays (Penguin…
Inspector Calls
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A Streetcar Named Desire (Modern Classics (Penguin))(Play edition)A Streetcar Named Desire (Modern Classics…
Streetcar Named Desire
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Macbeth (Wordsworth Classics)Macbeth (Wordsworth Classics)
Shakespeare's Macbeth is one of the greatest tragic dramas the world has known. Macbeth himself, a brave warrior, is fatally impelled by supernatural forces, by his proud wife, and by his own burgeoning ambition. As he embarks on his murderous course to gain and retain the crown of Scotland, we see the appalling emotional and psychological effects on both Lady Macbeth and himself. The cruel ironies of their destiny are conveyed in poetry of unsurpassed power. In the theatre, this tragedy remains perennially engrossing.This volume is part of the new Wordsworth Classics' Shakespeare Series, in which each text has been freshly edited by Professor Cedric Watts.Macbeth is a classic read and is extremely helpful for those studying at school.This paperback book has 128 pages and measures: 19.8 x 12.9 x 0.6cm.Amazon Review:One of Shakespeare's greatest, but also bloodiest tragedies, was written around 1605 to 1606. Many have seen the story of Macbeth's murder and usurpation of the legitimate Scottish King Duncan as having obvious connection to contemporary issues regarding King James I (James VI of Scotland), and the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. King James was particularly fascinated with witchcraft, so the appearance of the witches chanting "Fair is foul, and foul is fair" at the opening of the play seemed particularly topical, as was Macbeth's betrayal of Banquo, from whom James claimed direct descent. However, the play is clearly far more than a piece of royal entertainment. It is also a fast-moving and dramatically satisfying piece of theatre. Macbeth's existential struggle between loyalty to his King and his "Vaulting ambition" is fascinating to watch, as his is struggle with Lady Macbeth, and her own terrifying refusal of her maternal role. The play shows an intensification of Shakespeare's interest in mothers and their effect upon ruling masculinity, and also contains some of the most memorable speeches in the entire canon, including Macbeth's reflections that ultimately life "is a tale/Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,/Signifying nothing". --Jerry Brotton
from Shakespeare, William, ISBN: 9781853260353
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Essays, Journals & Letters

The Oxford Book of Humorous Prose: From William Caxton to P.G.Wodehouse - A Conducted TourThe Oxford Book of Humorous Prose: From William…
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The Oxford Book of Humorous Prose: From William Caxton to P.G.Wodehouse - A Conducted Tour (The Oxford Books of Prose Series)The Oxford Book of Humorous Prose: From William…
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The Doors of Perception: And Heaven and HellThe Doors of Perception: And Heaven and Hell
Doors of Perception
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Oxford School Shakespeare: MacbethOxford School Shakespeare: Macbeth
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An Inspector Calls and Other Plays (Penguin Modern Classics)An Inspector Calls and Other Plays (Penguin…
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Poetry

Mythos: The Greek Myths RetoldMythos: The Greek Myths Retold
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What a Time to be Alone: The Slumflower's Sunday Times bestselling guide to why you are already enoughWhat a Time to be Alone: The Slumflower's Sunday…
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Shakespeare, William

Macbeth (Wordsworth Classics)Macbeth (Wordsworth Classics)
Shakespeare's Macbeth is one of the greatest tragic dramas the world has known. Macbeth himself, a brave warrior, is fatally impelled by supernatural forces, by his proud wife, and by his own burgeoning ambition. As he embarks on his murderous course to gain and retain the crown of Scotland, we see the appalling emotional and psychological effects on both Lady Macbeth and himself. The cruel ironies of their destiny are conveyed in poetry of unsurpassed power. In the theatre, this tragedy remains perennially engrossing.This volume is part of the new Wordsworth Classics' Shakespeare Series, in which each text has been freshly edited by Professor Cedric Watts.Macbeth is a classic read and is extremely helpful for those studying at school.This paperback book has 128 pages and measures: 19.8 x 12.9 x 0.6cm.Amazon Review:One of Shakespeare's greatest, but also bloodiest tragedies, was written around 1605 to 1606. Many have seen the story of Macbeth's murder and usurpation of the legitimate Scottish King Duncan as having obvious connection to contemporary issues regarding King James I (James VI of Scotland), and the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. King James was particularly fascinated with witchcraft, so the appearance of the witches chanting "Fair is foul, and foul is fair" at the opening of the play seemed particularly topical, as was Macbeth's betrayal of Banquo, from whom James claimed direct descent. However, the play is clearly far more than a piece of royal entertainment. It is also a fast-moving and dramatically satisfying piece of theatre. Macbeth's existential struggle between loyalty to his King and his "Vaulting ambition" is fascinating to watch, as his is struggle with Lady Macbeth, and her own terrifying refusal of her maternal role. The play shows an intensification of Shakespeare's interest in mothers and their effect upon ruling masculinity, and also contains some of the most memorable speeches in the entire canon, including Macbeth's reflections that ultimately life "is a tale/Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,/Signifying nothing". --Jerry Brotton
from Shakespeare, William, ISBN: 9781853260353
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Othello (Wordsworth Classics)Othello (Wordsworth Classics)
This is an intense drama of love, deception, jealousy and destruction. Desdemona's love for Othello, the Moor, transcends racial prejudice; but the envious Iago conspires to devastate their lives. In its vivid rendering of racism, sexism, contested identities, and the savagery lurking within civilisation, Othello is arguably the most topical and accessible tragedy from Shakespeare's major phase as a dramatist.A brilliant book with an interesting plot, perfect for home and school reading.This paperback book measures: 19.8 x 12.9 x 0.9cm.
from Shakespeare, William, ISBN: 9781853260186
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Romeo and Juliet (Wordsworth Classics)Romeo and Juliet (Wordsworth Classics)
Romeo and Juliet
from Shakespeare, William, ISBN: 9781840224337
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