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Richard II

by William Shakespeare, Eric Rasmussen & Jonathan Bate

This moving and eloquent historical drama depicts the conflict between a willful and arrogant poet of a king, Richard II, and his politically pragmatic cousin, Bolingbroke. Rich with memorable scenes and speeches,...


The Taming of the Shrew

by William Shakespeare, Jonathan Bate & Eric Rasmussen

A robust and bawdy battle of the sexes, this ever popular comedy captivates audiences with outrageous humor as Katharina, the shrew, engages in a contest of wills–and love–with her bridegroom, Petruchio....


Henry IV, Part 1

by William Shakespeare, Jonathan Bate & Eric Rasmussen

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...


A Midsummer Night's Dream

by William Shakespeare, Jonathan Bate & Eric Rasmussen

Magic, love spells, and an enchanted wood provide the materials for one of Shakespeare’s most delightful comedies. When four young lovers, fleeing the Athenian law and their own mismatched rivalries, take...


As You Like It

by William Shakespeare, Jonathan Bate & Eric Rasmussen

This wisely funny comedy, which contains some of Shakespeare’s loveliest poetry, contrasts a court’s world of envy and rivalry with a forest’s world of compassion and harmony. In the Forest of Arden, the...


The Son of Tarzan

by Edgar Rice Burroughs

In this sequel to The Beasts of Tarzan, the Lord of the Apes' old nemesis (Alexis Paulvitch) lures Tarzan's son, Jack, to Africa, where he plans to kill him. His plan is foiled when Jack escapes with the help...


The Merchant of Venice

by William Shakespeare, Jonathan Bate & Eric Rasmussen

This is one of Shakespeare’s darkest comedies, for the romantic story of a young man, Bassanio, who has squandered his fortune and must borrow money to woo the wealthy lady he loves is set against the more...


Henry V

by William Shakespeare, Jonathan Bate & Eric Rasmussen

A triumphantly patriotic play that also casts a critical eye at war and warriors, this great epic drama depicts a charismatic ruler in a time of national struggle. The young King Henry’s victory over the French...


Twelfth Night

by William Shakespeare, Jonathan Bate & Eric Rasmussen

Set in a topsy-turvy world like a holiday revel, this comedy devises a romantic plot around separated twins, misplaced passions, and mistaken identity. Juxtaposed to it is the satirical story of a self-deluded...


A Midsummer Night's Dream

by William Shakespeare

The course of true love never did run smooth.

Demetrius and Lysander love Hermia. Hermia loves Lysander, but is betrothed to Demetrius—much to her dismay. And no one loves Helena, though her heart belongs to...


The Two Gentlemen of Verona

by William Shakespeare, Jonathan Bate & Eric Rasmussen

“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...


Cymbeline

by William Shakespeare, Jonathan Bate & Eric Rasmussen

“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...


All's Well That Ends Well

by William Shakespeare & Jonathan Bate

“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,...


Titus Andronicus & Timon of Athens

by William Shakespeare, Jonathan Bate & Eric Rasmussen

“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...


The Time Machine: An Invention

by H.G. Wells, W.A. Dwiggins & Ursula K. Le Guin

When the Time Traveller courageously stepped out of his machine for the first time, he found himself in the year 802,700--and everything has changed.  In another, more utopian age, creatures seemed to dwell...


The Well of Loneliness

by Radclyffe Hall

The complete and enhanced edition

This edition contains extra information and archival material that tells the fascinating story behind The Well's controversial publication, trial and ban in 1928.

As a little...


Coriolanus

by William Shakespeare, Jonathan Bate & Eric Rasmussen

“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...


The Comedy of Errors

by William Shakespeare, Jonathan Bate & Eric Rasmussen

Hilarious fun, this early comedy is filled with the merry violence of slapstick and farce. When two sets of twins, separated and apparently lost to each other, all end up in the rowdy, rollicking city of Ephesus,...


Julius Caesar

by William Shakespeare, Jonathan Bate & Eric Rasmussen

In this striking tragedy of political conflict, Shakespeare turns to the ancient Roman world and to the famous assassination of Julius Caesar by his republican opponents. The play is one of tumultuous rivalry,...


The Merry Wives of Windsor

by William Shakespeare, Jonathan Bate & Eric Rasmussen

“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,...