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Product Description: This original and enlightening book casts fresh light on Shakespeare by examining the lives of his relatives, friends, fellow-actors, collaborators and patrons both in their own right and in relation to his life. Well-known figures such as Richard Burbage, Ben Jonson and Thomas Middleton are freshly considered; little-known but relevant lives are brought to the fore, and revisionist views are expressed on such matters as Shakespeare's wealth, his family and personal relationships, and his social status...read more
By Stanley Wells (editor)

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9781107054325 | Cambridge Univ Pr, November 26, 2015, cover price $84.99

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9781107699090 | Cambridge Univ Pr, November 27, 2015, cover price $29.99 | About this edition: This original and enlightening book casts fresh light on Shakespeare by examining the lives of his relatives, friends, fellow-actors, collaborators and patrons both in their own right and in relation to his life.

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Product Description: Twelfth Night, or What You Will is a comedy that was written between 1601 and 1602. The play revolves around a pair of twins, Viola and Sebastian, who are separated in a shipwreck. Viola, who is disguised as a boy, falls in love with Duke Orsino, who is in love with the Countess Olivia...read more

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9781512125702, titled "Twelfth Night: Or, What You Will" | Createspace Independent Pub, May 9, 2015, cover price $6.99 | also contains Twelfth Night or What You Will, Twelfth Night or, What You Will, Twelfth Night: Or, What You Will, Twelfth Night; Or, What You Will
9781502554154, titled "Twelfth Night: Or, What You Will" | Createspace Independent Pub, September 30, 2014, cover price $13.99 | also contains Twelfth Night or What You Will, Twelfth Night or, What You Will, Twelfth Night: Or, What You Will, Twelfth Night; Or, What You Will | About this edition: Twelfth Night; or, What You Will is a comedy by William Shakespeare.
9781502543271 | Createspace Independent Pub, September 29, 2014, cover price $13.99 | also contains Twelfth Night or What You Will, Twelfth Night or, What You Will, Twelfth Night: Or, What You Will, Twelfth Night; Or, What You Will | About this edition: Twelfth Night; or, What You Will is a comedy by William Shakespeare.
9781489511867, titled "Twelfth Night; Or, What You Will" | Createspace Independent Pub, May 20, 2013, cover price $7.99 | also contains Twelfth Night or What You Will, Twelfth Night or, What You Will, Twelfth Night: Or, What You Will, Twelfth Night; Or, What You Will | About this edition: Twelfth Night; or, What You Will
9781482512878, titled "Twelfth Night; Or, What You Will" | Createspace Independent Pub, February 11, 2013, cover price $8.95 | also contains Twelfth Night or What You Will, Twelfth Night or, What You Will, Twelfth Night: Or, What You Will, Twelfth Night; Or, What You Will | About this edition: Twelfth Night; Or, What You Will by William Shakespeare.
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Product Description: In this new offering from Stanley Wells, the pre-eminent Shakespearian scholar, comes a Very Short Introduction to the life and writings of the world's greatest and best-known dramatists: William Shakespeare.Looking at his early life and education, Wells explores Shakespeare's social and intellectual background and the literary traditions on which Shakespeare drew...read more

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9780198718628 | Oxford Univ Pr, September 1, 2015, cover price $11.95 | About this edition: In this new offering from Stanley Wells, the pre-eminent Shakespearian scholar, comes a Very Short Introduction to the life and writings of the world's greatest and best-known dramatists: William Shakespeare.

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Product Description: Great Shakespeare Actors offers a series of essays on great Shakespeare actors from his time to ours, starting by asking whether Shakespeare himself was the first--the answer is No--and continuing with essays on the men and women who have given great stage performances in his plays from Elizabethan times to our own...read more

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9780198703297 | Oxford Univ Pr, June 23, 2015, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Great Shakespeare Actors offers a series of essays on great Shakespeare actors from his time to ours, starting by asking whether Shakespeare himself was the first--the answer is No--and continuing with essays on the men and women who have given great stage performances in his plays from Elizabethan times to our own.

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Product Description: This book, first published in 1964, is devoted to Thomas Nashe. Shakespeare’s plays have many apparent echoes of his matter and style; he was one of the most adventurous and successful of those who tried to explore the possibilities of the language and to embellish it was an eloquence both learned and popular...read more

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9781138887596 | Routledge, February 11, 2015, cover price $170.00 | About this edition: This book, first published in 1964, is devoted to Thomas Nashe.

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Product Description: Originally published in 1986. Among the most frequently performed and high admired of Shakespeare’s plays, Twelfth Night is examined here in this collection of writings from well-known essayists and scholars. The chapters present to the modern reader discussions of the play to enhance understanding and study of both the text and performances...read more
By Stanley Wells (editor)

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9781138850170 | Routledge, March 30, 2015, cover price $155.00 | About this edition: Originally published in 1986.

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Product Description: Did Shakespeare write Shakespeare? The authorship question has been much treated in works of fiction, film and television, provoking interest all over the world. Sceptics have proposed many candidates as the author of Shakespeare's works, including Francis Bacon, Christopher Marlowe and Edward De Vere, the seventeenth Earl of Oxford...read more
By Stanley Wells (editor)

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9781107017597 | Cambridge Univ Pr, May 27, 2013, cover price $94.99 | About this edition: Did Shakespeare write Shakespeare?

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9781107603288 | Cambridge Univ Pr, May 27, 2013, cover price $34.99 | About this edition: In reviewing major issues concerning the history of British trade unions in the last two-thirds of the twentieth century, this book discusses many controversial aspects of trade unions.

Here is a lively look at how Shakespeare's treatment of human sexuality in his plays and poems relates to the sexual conventions, sexual mores, and actual sexual behaviors of his day. Pre-eminent Shakespeare critic Stanley Wells draws on historical and anecdotal sources to present an illuminating account of sexual behavior--and its consequences--in Shakespeare's time, particularly in Stratford-upon-Avon and London. Shakespeare's Stratford was a hotbed of small-town gossip; the town's records reveal many cases of slander involving accusations of cuckoldry and whoredom, as well as many prosecutions for fornication, sexual "incontinence," and adultery. Wells thoroughly explores this milieu, demonstrating what we know or can deduce of the sex lives of Shakespeare and members of his family and providing a fascinating account of depictions of sexuality in the poetry of the period. Wells even points to specific recorded events that find their way into lines and subplots in the plays. In the second half of the book, Wells goes on to explore the variety of ways in which Shakespeare treats sexuality in his plays and how he relates sexuality to love. Chapters cover everything from the fun that Shakespeare gets out of sex in his comedies; to the ways he relates sexual desire to both lust and love; to sexual jealousy in four major plays; and to Romeo and Juliet as the play in which Shakespeare focuses most centrally on issues relating to sex, love, and the relationship between them. "Whores and Saints" looks at his portrayals of the extremes of womanhood, and a final chapter, "Just Good Friends," investigates his depiction of same-gender relationships. Whether as a source of comedy, drama, debate, or passion, sex in Shakespeare's plays and poems is always intriguing, and there is no better guide to this subject than Stanley Wells.

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9780199578597, titled "Shakespeare, Sex, & Love" | Oxford Univ Pr, June 1, 2010, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: Here is a lively look at how Shakespeare's treatment of human sexuality in his plays and poems relates to the sexual conventions, sexual mores, and actual sexual behaviors of his day.

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9780199643974 | Oxford Univ Pr, June 1, 2012, cover price $17.95

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Product Description: First published in 1970. This book examines the areas of plays that are dependent upon the art of the theatre and the fluidity of interpretation to which this gives rise. It discusses the printing of plays and the limited attempts that have have been made to convey theatrical experience, taking as a particular example a masque by Ben Jonson...read more

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9780415353083 | Reprint edition (Routledge, July 31, 2005), cover price $265.00 | About this edition: First published in 1970.

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9780415612289 | 1 edition (Routledge, December 13, 2010), cover price $49.95 | About this edition: First published in 1970.

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Product Description: Shakespeare without Boundaries: Essays in Honor of Dieter Mehl offers a wide-ranging collection of essays written by an international team of distinguished scholars who attempt to define, to challenge, and to erode boundaries that currently inhibit understanding of Shakespeare, and to exemplify how approaches that defy traditional bounds of study and criticism may enhance understanding and enjoyment of a dramatist who acknowledged no boundaries in art...read more
By Stanley Wells (editor)

Hardcover:

9781611490268 | Univ of Delaware Pr, November 30, 2010, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: Shakespeare without Boundaries: Essays in Honor of Dieter Mehl offers a wide-ranging collection of essays written by an international team of distinguished scholars who attempt to define, to challenge, and to erode boundaries that currently inhibit understanding of Shakespeare, and to exemplify how approaches that defy traditional bounds of study and criticism may enhance understanding and enjoyment of a dramatist who acknowledged no boundaries in art.

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The story of a recently discovered portrait of a young William Shakespeare traces its origins and history to discuss how it came into being, its possession by the same family for more than four hundred years, the painstaking forensic study that confirmed its age, and the plausibility of its authenticity. 20,000 first printing.

Hardcover:

9780743249324 | Free Pr, April 1, 2004, cover price $27.00 | About this edition: The story of a recently discovered portrait of a young William Shakespeare traces its origins and history to discuss how it came into being, its possession by the same family for more than four hundred years, the painstaking forensic study that confirmed its age, and the plausibility of its authenticity.

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9781416567912 | Free Pr, June 25, 2007, cover price $25.95

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Product Description: Written by a team of leading international scholars, this Companion is designed to illuminate Shakespeare's works through discussion of the key topics of Shakespeare studies. Twenty-one essays provide lively and authoritative approaches to recent scholarship and criticism for readers keen to expand their knowledge and appreciation of Shakespeare...read more
By Stanley Wells (editor)

Hardcover:

9780521886321 | 2 edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, April 30, 2010), cover price $110.00 | About this edition: Written by a team of leading international scholars, this Companion is designed to illuminate Shakespeare's works through discussion of the key topics of Shakespeare studies.

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9780521713931 | 2 edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, April 30, 2010), cover price $29.99 | About this edition: Written by a team of leading international scholars, this Companion is designed to illuminate Shakespeare's works through discussion of the key topics of Shakespeare studies.

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Talks about Shakespeare's works, times, life, and afterlives. This work offers a coverage of different aspects of Shakespeare and his writings, including their reinterpretation in the theatre, in criticism, and on film.

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9780198117353 | Oxford Univ Pr, October 1, 2001, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: 'A truly fun, accessible, and contextually rich companion to the vast world and work of Shakespeare.

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9780192806147 | New edition (Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, March 25, 2009), cover price $51.00 | About this edition: Talks about Shakespeare's works, times, life, and afterlives.

Product Description: This five-volume collection contains 32 English and American burlesques of Shakespeare dating from the 19th century. Detailed introductions for each volume give the essential background to the topic, and new foreword provides a concise survey of subsequent scholarship and criticism to date...read more

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9784902454024 | 1 fac edition (Taylor & Francis, February 10, 2007), cover price $1040.00 | About this edition: This five-volume collection contains 32 English and American burlesques of Shakespeare dating from the 19th century.

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Gathers entries about Shakepeare's life and plays, and actors, operas, and organizations associated with his work

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9780192806383 | Reissue edition (Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, December 29, 2005), cover price $22.00 | About this edition: Gathers entries about Shakepeare's life and plays, and actors, operas, and organizations associated with his work
9780192800640 | Oxford Univ Pr, June 1, 1999, cover price $13.95 | About this edition: Gathers entries about Shakepeare's life and plays, and actors, operas, and organizations associated with his work

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Combines scholarship with editorial material. This work includes a foreword, list of contents, general introduction, essay on language, contemporary allusions to Shakespeare, glossary, consolidated bibliography, and an index of first lines of Sonnets.

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9780198129264 | Oxford Univ Pr, November 6, 1986, cover price $49.95
9780317462319 | Oxford Univ Pr, June 1, 1986, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: Drawing on years of research by scholars, this new edition provides original versions, as well as passages that were revised for performance years later, conjectural stage directions and speech prefixes, and an introduction to each work
9780198711902 | Compact edition (Oxford Univ Pr, July 1, 1966), cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Here are all of Shakespeare's plays and poems in a compact edition that fits nearly onto your bookshelf or comfortably in your lap.

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9780199267187 | 2 edition (Oxford Univ Pr, April 21, 2005), cover price $28.65 | also contains William Shakespeare: The Complete Works | About this edition: Presents the works of William Shakespeare, along with an analysis of the nature and authority of the early documents, a list of the canon and chronological order of composition, an essay on Shakespeare's language, and a bibliography.

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Presents the works of William Shakespeare, along with an analysis of the nature and authority of the early documents, a list of the canon and chronological order of composition, an essay on Shakespeare's language, and a bibliography.
By John Jowett (editor), William Montgomery (editor), William Shakespeare, Gary Taylor (editor) and Stanley Wells (editor)

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9780199267170 | 2 edition (Oxford Univ Pr, August 1, 2005), cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Presents the works of William Shakespeare, along with an analysis of the nature and authority of the early documents, a list of the canon and chronological order of composition, an essay on Shakespeare's language, and a bibliography.
9789990078169 | Oxford Univ Pr, July 1, 1966, cover price $0.02 | also contains William Shakespeare: The Complete Works

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9780199267187 | 2 edition (Oxford Univ Pr, April 21, 2005), cover price $28.65 | also contains William Shakespeare: The Complete Works | About this edition: Presents the works of William Shakespeare, along with an analysis of the nature and authority of the early documents, a list of the canon and chronological order of composition, an essay on Shakespeare's language, and a bibliography.

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Product Description: The sonnets are among the most accomplished and fascinating poems in the English language. They are central to an understanding of Shakespeare's work as a poet and poetic dramatist, and while their autobiographical relevance is uncertain, no account of Shakespeare's life can afford to ignore them...read more

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9780199256105 | Oxford Univ Pr, December 9, 2004, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: The sonnets are among the most accomplished and fascinating poems in the English language.

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9780199256112 | Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, December 9, 2004, cover price $30.95 | About this edition: The sonnets are among the most accomplished and fascinating poems in the English language.

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Product Description: One of the best-known and most versatile of Shakespearian scholars considers the extent to which sexual meaning in Shakespeare's writing relies on interpretation by actors, directors and critics. Tracing interpretations of Shakespearian "bawdy" and "innuendo" from the eighteenth-century to the present, Stanley Wells pays special attention to interpretations of A Midsummer Night's Dream, the Sonnets and homosexual relationships in the plays...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780521832847 | Cambridge Univ Pr, May 24, 2004, cover price $79.99 | About this edition: One of the best-known and most versatile of Shakespearian scholars considers the extent to which sexual meaning in Shakespeare's writing relies on interpretation by actors, directors and critics.
9781223119410 | Cambridge Univ Pr, April 1, 2004, cover price $50.00

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9780521540391 | Cambridge Univ Pr, May 1, 2004, cover price $29.99 | About this edition: One of the best-known and most versatile of Shakespearian scholars considers the extent to which sexual meaning in Shakespeare's writing relies on interpretation by actors, directors and critics.

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Product Description: Victorian Shakespeare (Volume 1): Theatre, Drama, Performance ranges widely across the variety of Victorian theatrical spaces and forms in examining the ways in which the production of Shakespeare fundamentally informs the changing nature and status of the Victorian theatre...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Gail Marshall (editor), Adrian Poole (editor) and Stanley Wells (foreword by)

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9781403911162 | Palgrave Macmillan, January 17, 2004, cover price $120.00 | About this edition: Victorian Shakespeare (Volume 1): Theatre, Drama, Performance ranges widely across the variety of Victorian theatrical spaces and forms in examining the ways in which the production of Shakespeare fundamentally informs the changing nature and status of the Victorian theatre.

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Product Description: Shakespeare Survey is a yearbook of Shakespeare studies and production. Since 1948 Survey has published the best international scholarship in English and many of its essays have become classics of Shakespeare criticism. Each volume is devoted to a theme, or play, or group of plays; each also contains a section of reviews of the previous year's textual and critical studies and of major British performances...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Stanley Wells (editor)

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9780521541848 | Cambridge Univ Pr, June 1, 2003, cover price $74.99 | About this edition: Shakespeare Survey is a yearbook of Shakespeare studies and production.
9780521541855 | Cambridge Univ Pr, June 1, 2003, cover price $74.99 | About this edition: Shakespeare Survey is a yearbook of Shakespeare studies and production.

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Offers over 40 essays on Shakespeare and his works, including information about his life, the society, language, and theaters of his time, critical approaches to his works, and annotations for further reading.
By Lena Cowen Orlin (editor) and Stanley Wells (editor)

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9780199245222 | Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, April 3, 2003, cover price $72.95 | About this edition: Offers over 40 essays on Shakespeare and his works, including information about his life, the society, language, and theaters of his time, critical approaches to his works, and annotations for further reading.

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Product Description: Shakespeare Survey is a yearbook of Shakespeare studies and production. Since 1948 Survey has published the best international scholarship in English and many of its essays have become classics of Shakespeare criticism. Each volume is devoted to a theme, or play, or group of plays; each also contains a section of reviews of the previous year's textual and critical studies and of major British performances...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Stanley Wells (editor)

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9780521523769 | Cambridge Univ Pr, March 1, 2003, cover price $74.99 | About this edition: Shakespeare Survey is a yearbook of Shakespeare studies and production.

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Product Description: Shakespeare Survey is a yearbook of Shakespeare studies and production. Since 1948 Survey has published the best international scholarship in English and many of its essays have become classics of Shakespeare criticism. Each volume is devoted to a theme, or play, or group of plays; each also contains a section of reviews of the previous year's textual and critical studies and of major British performances...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Stanley Wells (editor)

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9780521523806 | Cambridge Univ Pr, February 1, 2003, cover price $74.99 | About this edition: Shakespeare Survey is a yearbook of Shakespeare studies and production.

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