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Arms and the Man, The Devil's Disciple, and Caesar and Cleopatra

£10.99

George Bernard Shaw, Lawrence Switzky

9780198800712
Paperback
September 2021

Oxford World's Classics

Arms and the Man, The Devil's Disciple, Caesar and Cleopatra are some of Shaw's most popular and frequently performed works. They demonstrate the development of Shavian comedy and contain early formulations of his idea of the Superman, an extraordinary individual who catalyzes the evolution of mankind.

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Mrs Warren's Profession, Candida, and You Never Can Tell

£10.99

George Bernard Shaw, Sos Eltis

9780198803836
Paperback
September 2021

Oxford World's Classics

Mrs Warren's Profession, Candida, and You Never Can Tell are plays which give a clear sense of the range of Shaw's first forays into playwriting. Together they showcase his early negotiations between his political and social concerns and the constraints and possibilities of the British stage at the fin de siècle.

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Man and Superman, John Bull's Other Island, and Major Barbara

£8.99

George Bernard Shaw, Brad Kent

9780198828853
Paperback
August 2021

Oxford World's Classics

Man and Superman, John Bull's Other Island, and Major Barbara are widely considered to be three of the most important in the canon of modern British theatre.

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The Apple Cart, Too True to Be Good, On the Rocks, and The Millionairess

£10.99

George Bernard Shaw, Matthew Yde

9780198809944
Paperback
July 2021

Oxford World's Classics

The Apple Cart, Too True to Be Good, On the Rocks, and The Millionairess is a collection of four of George Bernard Shaw's most interesting plays. They stretch from 1929 to 1935 and coincide with the Great Depression.

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Major Cultural Essays

£14.99

George Bernard Shaw, David Kornhaber

9780198817727
Paperback
June 2021

Oxford World's Classics

George Bernard Shaw's Major Cultural Essays introduces readers to the wealth and diversity of Shaw's cultural writings from across the breadth of his professional life, beginning around 1890 and ending in 1950.

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Shakespeare and Disability Studies

£16.99

Sonya Freeman Loftis

9780198864547
Paperback
April 2021

Oxford Shakespeare Topics

Examines the interrelations of Shakespeare studies and disability studies, and demonstrates that Shakespeare can be read through disability theory in ways that need not rely on character-based analysis.

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Shakespeare and the Romantics

£16.99

David Fuller

9780199679126
Paperback
February 2021

Oxford Shakespeare Topics

This volume illustrates the meanings the Romantics took from Shakespeare. It studies the critical practices and theories that evolved in England, Germany, and France, as well as the English stage and the relations between performance, criticism, and scholarship.

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Pygmalion, Heartbreak House, and Saint Joan

£10.99

George Bernard Shaw, Brad Kent

9780198793281
Paperback
February 2021

Oxford World's Classics

Pygmalion, Heartbreak House, and Saint Joan are widely considered to be three of the most important in the canon of modern British theatre

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Playlets

£10.99

George Bernard Shaw, James Moran

9780198804987
Paperback
February 2021

Oxford World's Classics

This Oxford World Classic includes sixteen of George Bernard Shaw's shortest theatrical scripts. This collection introduces readers to the playlets virtually unknown outside the world of Shavian scholarship by revealing how they explain Shaw's own life and legacy.

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Shakespeare and East Asia

£16.99

Alexa Alice Joubin

9780198703570
Paperback
January 2021

Oxford Shakespeare Topics

This volume explores post-1950s East Asian interpretations of Shakespeare and it analyses cinematic and dramatic works from Japan, China, Taiwan, Singapore, and Hong Kong.

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George Bernard Shaw: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Christopher Wixson

9780198850090
Paperback
September 2020

Very Short Introductions

Christopher Wixson introduces George Bernard Shaw, the greatest playwright in English after Shakespeare. Taking a chronological approach through his works, he provides an overview of Shaw's sensibility as a writer, and studies the creative evolution of core themes and styles throughout his long career.

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Sophocles: Oedipus the King: A New Verse Translation

£12.99

David Kovacs

9780198854845
Paperback
April 2020

Sophocles' great masterpiece, Oedipus the King, is here translated into highly-polished English verse alongside an introduction and notes to the translation which seek to make his achievements in both plot and language accessible to students at graduate, undergraduate, and secondary school level.

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Robert Browning: Selected Writings

£15.99

Richard Cronin, Dorothy McMillan

9780198797623
Paperback
February 2018

21st-Century Oxford Authors

This volume in the 21st Century Oxford Authors series offers students an authoritative, comprehensive selection of the work of Robert Browning (1812-1889). The edition includes the very first poem he published to works written at the end of his life, and includes an Introduction, Chronology, and full commentary notes.

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The New Oxford Shakespeare: Modern Critical Edition: The Complete Works

£36.99

William Shakespeare, Gary Taylor, John Jowett, Terri Bourus, Gabriel Egan

9780198749721
Paperback
August 2017

A completely new modern-spelling edition of all of Shakespeare's plays and poems, edited afresh from the original texts. With extensive introductions and on-page notes, it gives students and theatre-lovers the very best resources to understand and enjoy Shakespeare's works.

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Shakespeare's Tragedies: A Very Short Introduction

£7.99

Stanley Wells

9780198785293
Paperback
April 2017

Very Short Introductions

Shakespeare's tragedies contain an astonishing variety of suffering, from suicides and murders to dismemberments and grief. Stanley Wells considers how the bard's tragic plays drew on the literary and theatrical conventions of his time. Discussing the individual plays, he also explores why tragedy is regarded as a fit subject for entertainment.

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Modern Drama: A Very Short Introduction

£7.99

Kirsten Shepherd-Barr

9780199658770
Paperback
February 2016

Very Short Introductions

This book tells the story of modern drama through its seminal, groundbreaking plays and performances, and the artistic diversity that these represent. Exploring the new note of artistic hostility between dramatists and their audience, Shepherd-Barr draws on a range of theories and performances to reveal what makes modern drama "modern".

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The Oxford Handbook of Tudor Drama

£30.00

Thomas Betteridge, Greg Walker

9780198715566
Paperback
January 2016

Oxford Handbooks

This is the first comprehensive study of Tudor drama that sees the long 16th century from the accession of Henry Tudor to the death of Elizabeth as a whole, taking in the numinous drama of the 'Mystery Plays' and the early work of Shakespeare. It is an invaluable account of current scholarship and an introduction to the complexity of Tudor drama.

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William Shakespeare: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Stanley Wells

9780198718628
Paperback
April 2015

Very Short Introductions

In this new offering from Stanley Wells comes an exploration of one of the world's greatest dramatists: William Shakespeare. Written with enthusiasm and flair, Wells looks at both the world Shakespeare lived in and all of his major works, to show how and why he continues to be so influential and important to society today.

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Theatre: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Marvin Carlson

9780199669820
Paperback
October 2014

Very Short Introductions

Theatre is one of the longest-standing art forms of modern civilization. Taking a global look at how various forms of theatre - including puppetry, dance, and mime - have been interpreted and enjoyed, this Very Short Introduction explores all aspects of the theatre, including its relationship with religion, literature, and its value worldwide.

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The Poetic Edda

Second Edition

£9.99

Carolyne Larrington

9780199675340
Paperback
September 2014

Oxford World's Classics

A fully revised translation of the great collection of Norse-Icelandic mythological and heroic poetry known as the Poetic Edda, containing the narratives of the creation of the world and the coming of Ragnarok, the Doom of the Gods. Gods, giants, and human heroes populate the poems. This edition includes three new poems.

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